Got beaten by 255 Grange - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
┬╗ Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

The Pub For General Discussion

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-07-2001, 05:44   #1 (permalink)
Ford Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Aus
Posts: 1,054
eek Got beaten by 255 Grange

Just had two runs with a Grange 255i in my XR6 and as i expected i lost.

First run i got away off the line still infront at the end of first gear {auto} hit second stayed infront till about 3500rpm-4000rpm then there was no stopping the LS1. It pulled past and looked as though it was at the end of its second when it was about two lengths infront and the further we went the further it pulled probly 6-10 lengths to 180.

Second run was virtually the same but no high speed stuff as i had to turn off. I watched closer this time and could see his nose on my tail in first and it appeared to stay there even towards the end of our gears but when he hits the next gear the 255 just started pulling non stop till he went past me just like the first run and that was it i had to turn off anyway.

He also has a passenger in the car. Spose i was'nt disgraced for the first 2 gears given myns a N/A 6 But boy i better save even harder for a new 8 i think.
DR XR is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-07-2001, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
JEM
Future XR Owner
 
JEM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Melbourne
Age: 37
Posts: 2,245
Yeah mate, there's no denying those big pigs are quick.

Sounds like your 6 did well though.
JEM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2001, 21:43   #3 (permalink)
T5 Expert Operator
 
XR_Strider_GuY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Age: 34
Posts: 6,542
Mate all i'm sayin is the guy in the 255 Grange can starting counting his days. Just wait till we compare apples on apples engine, boy i can wait. :D :D :D

Sounds like your XR6 done pretty well considering your like 1.7L under in capacity. You'll be able to wave good bye to a number of 308 boys.
__________________
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5

AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6

(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)
XR_Strider_GuY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2001, 21:48   #4 (permalink)
Evil Holden Overlord
 
Hobbes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Sydney
Posts: 920
Just make sure your not lining up strife's Grunge
Hobbes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2001, 22:24   #5 (permalink)
Australian Falcon Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Perth, WA
Age: 32
Posts: 663
hehe 6 = 8 for sure!

its like with a taller diff ratio and a 5 speed in there, you'dve lunched that grunge dude with a bit of throttle to spare lol

Cant wait for the twin cam XR6.. that'd simply own the streets.. Damn, even the 5.4 boys will be counting their days. Please ford, dont nobble this car!
discokin6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2001, 01:14   #6 (permalink)
BSR
 
XLR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 2,279
Quote:
Originally posted by Hobbes
Just make sure your not lining up strife's Grunge

True......very true.....heard it is a Beast
__________________
BSR DJ

12/03 FPV GT 725
XLR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2001, 02:32   #7 (permalink)
Forever Ford Follower
 
XLR8_2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 558
Whats the Kw on his beast?? Would it give laminge a run for his money - or is it a case of "no chance"??
XLR8_2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2001, 02:45   #8 (permalink)
BSR
 
XLR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 2,279
Quote:
Originally posted by XLR8_2001
Whats the Kw on his beast?? Would it give laminge a run for his money - or is it a case of "no chance"??

Not sure on Kw's, but i think it would be close:eek:

My money is still on minge......
__________________
BSR DJ

12/03 FPV GT 725
XLR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2001, 03:15   #9 (permalink)
T5 Expert Operator
 
XR_Strider_GuY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Age: 34
Posts: 6,542
Laminges machine is faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast. :D
__________________
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5

AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6

(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)
XR_Strider_GuY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2001, 05:12   #10 (permalink)
CEO - The BSR Group
 
Mr Sparkle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The sound of 1 cylinder bank´┐
Posts: 4,400
Well I feel qualified enough to comment on this one, as I have obviously been spending a bit of time around Laminge's beast in the last few days (and even driven it, although rather gingerly.. YEEEEEHA!!!!) and living about 1km from Strife and witnessing Grungy in full flight against a few other LS1's..

I'd say it would be damn close, Gaz's beast is f'ing fast, but so is Strifey's!! I think cubic inches would swing the pendulum in Strifey's favour as the race continued, but until both you lads get together we'll never know (hint hint!)
__________________
Now powered by PCOTY WINNING SR20DET - 32% engine weight, 37% capacity, 50% cylinder count
Clicky clicky here for previous ride! I still miss her!
Mr Sparkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beaten by a VC, What the? Falcon_Spac Track Kill Stories 24 08-26-2002 23:14
Will Ferrari & Schu be beaten in the near future? XAHardtop Ford Racing Across the Globe 6 09-13-2001 11:28

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:56.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.