LIBRILZ wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:46 pm
EdBwoy wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:59 pm
It did happen, and the car ran and drove. That is as much as was shared publicly.
I will leave it up to the OP to share whatever updates he wants to.
Ah, that's great to hear. I wonder how this platform feels with the VK56VD. I'd be interested in what all was done or had to be done, just as far as using the 7-speed auto. Five gears isn't enough!
Ya I have long wished I could swap to a 7 speed transmission. Now though I am trying to find someone to swap in the new 9 speed trans. It is a Mercedes/Daimler 9G-Tronic that Nissan got a license for, built and sold as Jatco but it is a 9G-Tronic. Nissan put it on the newer Titan and now the Frontier. The Titan uses this VK56 engine this thread is about, so the new 9 speed is a direct mount to it. Who knows, maybe the OP will do an upgrade to the 9 speed at some point and show us pics
On the new Frontier, the engine is larger bore and stroke than our VQ35DE's, but otherwise a very similar block to ours. Which means the bell housing on the model designed for the Frontier should bolt on to our cars as well. Then the electronics would just have to be figured out.