Cruise Control and Security on the Elgrand

#1
Hi all,
Im Getting my Elgrand tomorrow :blush: but I have realised I never asked if it has cruise control (forgot), do any come with it? Also what sort of Alarm/ immobiliser are on these beasties?? Cheers!!
 

MrRob_in

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#2
Only e51 cars with the optional VDC/Cruise build option get it. I don’t think e50 got cruise at all.

Again NATS is standard (ECU Imobiliser) but an alarm was an option too.

Obviously both have aftermarket versions too if you want to add them.
 
#3
Only e51 cars with the optional VDC/Cruise build option get it. I don’t think e50 got cruise at all.

Again NATS is standard (ECU Imobiliser) but an alarm was an option too.

Obviously both have aftermarket versions too if you want to add them.
Thanks for the info, I must remember to ask these questions instead of concentrating on captain seats and curtains LOL
 

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#4
Alarms are more common than Cruise which is very rare and any knowledgeable dealer would have been shouting about it and stability control (VDC) In their advertising and marketing ;)

S1 cars have a lens under the Nissan badge on front grill while all cars with it get steering wheel buttons on right hand side mirroring the audio/phone ones.
 

Brendan1969

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#6
Mine will soon have CC fitted. Booked her in for Tuesday morning 9am next week with an audio electrics specialist in Swindon. He also owns an ultra rare Jap import Toyota saloon thingy beast and he informs me he has worked on several E51 Elgrands. Once he looked at my OEM CC kit he laughed and said EASY PEEZY. Looking forward to finally having it fitted and working now as we have a planned long trip to Manchester soon then over to Nottingham and on to Lincoln so I should get a good MPG reading coupled to my already carried out mods.

This guy also knows some pretty hot Jap auto tuners too in his circles who maybe able to unlease some more power out of my ecu. Every little helps. LOL
 

Richard Fox

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#7
Mine will soon have CC fitted. Booked her in for Tuesday morning 9am next week with an audio electrics specialist in Swindon. He also owns an ultra rare Jap import Toyota saloon thingy beast and he informs me he has worked on several E51 Elgrands. Once he looked at my OEM CC kit he laughed and said EASY PEEZY. Looking forward to finally having it fitted and working now as we have a planned long trip to Manchester soon then over to Nottingham and on to Lincoln so I should get a good MPG reading coupled to my already carried out mods.

This guy also knows some pretty hot Jap auto tuners too in his circles who maybe able to unlease some more power out of my ecu. Every little helps. LOL
@Brendan1969 unlease or unleash! lol :p
 

Neil Walker

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#9
Mine will soon have CC fitted. Booked her in for Tuesday morning 9am next week with an audio electrics specialist in Swindon. He also owns an ultra rare Jap import Toyota saloon thingy beast and he informs me he has worked on several E51 Elgrands. Once he looked at my OEM CC kit he laughed and said EASY PEEZY. Looking forward to finally having it fitted and working now as we have a planned long trip to Manchester soon then over to Nottingham and on to Lincoln so I should get a good MPG reading coupled to my already carried out mods.

This guy also knows some pretty hot Jap auto tuners too in his circles who maybe able to unlease some more power out of my ecu. Every little helps. LOL
I got CC retro fitted on my E51 - great decision. Makes driving even more pleasurable on the motorway, as well as saving 15-20% in fuel consumption!!
 

alboy

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I got CC retro fitted on my E51 - great decision. Makes driving even more pleasurable on the motorway, as well as saving 15-20% in fuel consumption!!
Whilst I do not regret having cruise control fitted, (see my previous post) I have found it makes little or no difference to my fuel consumption, this has remained about the same over the last three years 2 1/4 without c/c & 3/4 with.
 

George322

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#12
I agree alboy. You can save a bit on motorway travel but if there are hills, bends, etc then you can use less juice by driving to the conditions. eg If you are in Cruise mode and there's a dip followed by a steep rise you will use more juice than if you turned cruise off and used the momentum of the car to get down and up again. Same on bends - it's better to ease off the gas well before the bend instead of having to brake.
 

Brendan1969

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#13
Who is fitting the CC Please?
I have a guy in Swindon highly recommended to me yesterday doing the job on Tuesday morning next week. He is a real car nut like me, has his own amazing unit, a Lotus Esprit Turbo V8 in there as his toy and a pool table for me to play on while he fits it or lay on his big sofa watching Jeremy Kyle and drinking coffee. LOL.

He fits audio mostly but has worked on several Elgrands he tells me and he also owns a really nice looking Jap import car and has connections everywhere in the tuning world so it may also lead to mine being rolling road re-mapped too. LOL

Don't worry guys and girls I will report back all my findings and results once its all done and fitted so other can benefit too.
 

Brendan1969

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I agree alboy. You can save a bit on motorway travel but if there are hills, bends, etc then you can use less juice by driving to the conditions. eg If you are in Cruise mode and there's a dip followed by a steep rise you will use more juice than if you turned cruise off and used the momentum of the car to get down and up again. Same on bends - it's better to ease off the gas well before the bend instead of having to brake.
CC is only really advantageous on long straight roads such as motorways and alike. Using it on any other road, hill, bend etc is just asking for trouble and also dangerous too.
 

Richard Fox

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#15
I have a guy in Swindon highly recommended to me yesterday doing the job on Tuesday morning next week. He is a real car nut like me, has his own amazing unit, a Lotus Esprit Turbo V8 in there as his toy and a pool table for me to play on while he fits it or lay on his big sofa watching Jeremy Kyle and drinking coffee. LOL.

He fits audio mostly but has worked on several Elgrands he tells me and he also owns a really nice looking Jap import car and has connections everywhere in the tuning world so it may also lead to mine being rolling road re-mapped too. LOL

Don't worry guys and girls I will report back all my findings and results once its all done and fitted so other can benefit too.
@Brendan1969 :D:D:D:D:D
 

Neil Walker

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I agree alboy. You can save a bit on motorway travel but if there are hills, bends, etc then you can use less juice by driving to the conditions. eg If you are in Cruise mode and there's a dip followed by a steep rise you will use more juice than if you turned cruise off and used the momentum of the car to get down and up again. Same on bends - it's better to ease off the gas well before the bend instead of having to brake.
all depends on the road and conditions as well as speed
 

MrRob_in

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#18
CC is only really advantageous on long straight roads such as motorways and alike. Using it on any other road, hill, bend etc is just asking for trouble and also dangerous too.
Not the oe system, that’s where distance control works best. Takes some nerve to trust it but it even applies brake if you get too close to car in front.
 

Brendan1969

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#19
Not the oe system, that’s where distance control works best. Takes some nerve to trust it but it even applies brake if you get too close to car in front.
Indeed YES Rob on the OE factory system. I had it on my new model 300c SRT and it was bloody awesome as well as very very clever. The car pretty much drove itself and yes it did take a while for me to TRUST it before I stopped my right foot twitching to go for the pedal.:p:p:p:cold_sweat::cold_sweat::cold_sweat::cold_sweat::cold_sweat::cold_sweat::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:. My new OEM system for mine DOES NOT have the adaptive side of it. Just a normal mode system which is good enough for me. Those Japs are very clever and they have had stuff on their cars over there for years where as we are only just starting to get it over here these past few years. Just shows how far the rest of the world is behind the Japs.