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Old 03-19-2002, 02:45   #1 (permalink)
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Pistols at dawn...

Well part one of the XR8 vs WRX family battle has finally been concluded.

As some of you may know I have a little bet going with my brother in law about the virtues of his 2001 WRX vs my XR8. We decided that the the only manly :s5 way of settling this bet would to do a head to head on the racetrack and the drag strip. Months of sledging between us, with each certain that the others car would get a caining, all leading up to this past weekend and 7 full on laps on Queensland raceway.

Part 1: The Track

A quick car spec.

His Rex mods: suspension, APS 210kw kit, which is basically a Unichip, intercooler, water spray thingy, different air filter, some plumbing and a 3" mandrel bent system, etc.

My XR8: just some minor mods. :s6:


Anyways off to the track we headed on a stinker of a day. At the track you don't actually race each other, you race the clock with 6 cars on the track spaced out. You get a sighting lap and 7 laps of racing.

I actually left my 18's wheels on the car (normally I use my standard 17" wheels with the Dunlop S9000 tyres) as I was (a) obviously not thinking correctly :crazy2: and (b) wanted to see if it handled any better. They didn't. Whilst they may be ok for street use and good in the wet, on the track they amounted to slippery crap. Although they did slide predictably so could get some great 4 wheel drifts going out of turn 2. :s5

Even with the crappy tyres I mananged a best time of 1:04.81 around the track.

His best was a 1:06.84. :s3

Needless to say the excuses were flying thick n fast. I just left him with the old but true comment, that there's no substitute for cubic inches. To be fair it was his first time driving a AWD car at the track (he had driven a worked I6 EF last time), so he needed to adjust his driving style a bit, which he didn't.


XR8: 1
WRX: 0



Part 2 "The Strip" coming soon. :s2:
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Old 03-19-2002, 02:58   #2 (permalink)
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Good stuff grunter, gotta love giving it to the milk containers!
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Old 03-19-2002, 03:07   #3 (permalink)
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Way to go Grunter. Flying the flag up high, good to see.
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hahaha.. no excuses.. a win is a win!
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Its great isnt., driving your car at full pace around a trak :s6: :s6: :s6:

Tell you what though., if you think you know how to drive., and i thought I did., I was shocked at the ability of Bowe, Seton and Daryl Coon as they drove my old XR around Calder and Winton!

Damm., I just didnt come close., Bowe only Knocked 5 seconds off my time., where as Seton and Coon both chopped 15 seconds off my time at Winton!

Nothing like being a passenger in your car with a decent driver!

Have framed my undies as proof!
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YAY for grunter.....

maybe you should try and sell that story to Autospeed, or Fast Fours and Rotaries or something... (hehehehe)
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Great stuff grunter, I look forward to the next instalment!!!
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Its great isnt., driving your car at full pace around a trak :s6: :s6: :s6:

Tell you what though., if you think you know how to drive., and i thought I did., I was shocked at the ability of Bowe, Seton and Daryl Coon as they drove my old XR around Calder and Winton!

Damm., I just didnt come close., Bowe only Knocked 5 seconds off my time., where as Seton and Coon both chopped 15 seconds off my time at Winton!

Nothing like being a passenger in your car with a decent driver!

Have framed my undies as proof!

I have to agree with you there laminge, when daryl drove my eb around winton last year, he averaged aprrox 15kph quicker around the WHOLE track. Thanks to his teaching and tips I came close to matching that!....And I thought my car was slow
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