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Old 09-01-2003, 19:21   #1 (permalink)
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Need help on choice of ute.

Well time has come to get out of my shit box ( xf ute ) and get into a decent ute. I’m just not sure what to get now I have a budget of $25,000 this includes the $3000 worth of supercharger I have sitting at home to fit AU I6 so I would be looking at getting an AU2 xls for about $20,000 so what should I do.

AU2 I6 xls supercharged, CAPA powerdine kit.

I would sell the supercharger to fit one of these in my budget.

AU2 xr6 or

BA I6 xls.

I am in no hurry even if it is another six months.
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Old 09-01-2003, 21:18   #2 (permalink)
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The BA series II comes out in 8 months time (April) so the runout sales would get you a cheap BA series I ute closer to April, if you wait like you said you can for six months.

Sell the supercharger and get a turboed I6 BA series I. By the time you stuff around getting it installed will a 'charger be worth it over a turbo.

What does everyone else think? Forget about the AU?
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Re: Need help on choice of ute.

I dont think a turbo BA will get down to 25 for quite some time 2years+ maybe.
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Re: Need help on choice of ute.

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The BA series II comes out in 8 months time (April) so the runout sales would get you a cheap BA series I ute closer to April, if you wait like you said you can for six months.

Sell the supercharger and get a turboed I6 BA series I. By the time you stuff around getting it installed will a 'charger be worth it over a turbo.

What does everyone else think? Forget about the AU?
I agree! You also have the added benefit of a warranty if you can pick up a secondhand BA XR6T. However, I don't know how much they will have come down by then - my guess is they will still be going for the low 30's.

I personally wouldn't supercharge a brand new car as it voids the warranty (and that's the main reason I'd buy new) - so for me that would make a case to buy an AU XR6 or something like that.

Does anyone have any idea how well the late 90's I6 responds to supercharging? And if there's a big difference between the HP and VCT versions?
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Re: Need help on choice of ute.

c'mon guys a little help please.
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Old 09-02-2003, 18:33   #6 (permalink)
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WINGED how much you wanting for that SuperCharger???? :s6: PM ME
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Old 09-02-2003, 20:08   #7 (permalink)
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Ha Ha a mate has already called shotgun if i decide i want to sell it. I am leaning towards the sc option any way but i would love some more opinions.
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Re: Need help on choice of ute.

Check out the local auction houses and see what stock they are getting, and the prices they are going for. A cheap AU with a supercharger can be just as much fun as a BA turbo... But with sleeper status!
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The auction houses are a joke 01 au xl's going for 19000 i can get an xls for that. There does seem to be alot of cheap wagons and some sedans but.
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What do you guys think about this I might be able to get it for about $18000.

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