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I need honest advice!!! (keep or get rid of truck)

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Ok. 07 Nismo. 40k miles. I have taken FREAKING GREAT care of this truck and have loved it. Actually want to keep it forever. I have maintained and treated this thing way better than even the best maintenance program recommends. Better than a child. Better than a woman. My hands have caressed every part of her and cared for all her fluids intimately. No other person has polluted her with their hands in any of her private areas.

So. The truck comes off lease in Oct. I was planning on purchasing it off lease because its a great truck and I have taken GREAT care of her. I even just purchased and installed a PRG advance coilover package for her.

So... I have been reading about the Transmission Failure/Coolant debacle on here and 6k shell outs to stealerships to replace trannies because of this issue. I Tow a 3000 lb popup through burly mountain passes in CO and the trans has been working really hard since I got the truck with the altitude and all... But I have been taking care of it. Extra fluid changes etc. Never had a problem yet.

So..... I am REALLY pissed that this trans/coolant problem seems to be a definite issue in out trucks. I tow alot and dont want to bypass outside the radiator and have the truck overheating all the time.....

And....I am also pissed because I just spent almost 2k on a new suspension system from PRG that really doesnt feel any different than stock. (Not PRG fault, but rather just sold into the idea that after market would be better than OEM). And it wasnt.

So.... Should I just get rid of this thing when its off lease and buy a new truck before all these towing/trans/radiator issues happen. It seems from what I am reading that its not IF but WHEN.


was thinking of getting a pathy or titan. Or maybe moving over into the diesel realm of vehicles.

would much rather keep my fronty with all the money and care i put into her....she has been good to me.

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A couple Mike said, replace the radiator, or bypass the internal tranny cooler and install an external one. Jegs has them for like 50 bucks.

Also, your PRG lifted the truck right? And it rides like stock? That sounds worth the money to me. Usually lifting means a stiffer ride. I vote to keep it if it makes financial sense and just do the tranny cooler upgrade and you'll be set.
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