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Old 05-19-2002, 05:47   #1 (permalink)
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The Striders first road kill in the XR6

Ok for you guys who already have Xr6's and Xr8's this might not be so significant, but being a new XR6 it amazed me just how good the XR6 HP is.

Driving home after the club run on the great western hwy tonight doing 80km/h a VT Commo S overtakes me, i decided to go after him as it's a relatively fair match. Highway opens up to two lanes i pass him back and other traffic doing 110km/h. Then i pull into the left lane again. Not long after he passes me back at good speed then i knew the race is on. He passed me as the highway got to 1 lane. So i was right at the back of him and was waiting right behind him until the lane opened to 2 lanes again.

Anyways i shifted to 4th and when the lane opened up we were both on the overtaking lane overtaking cars. It was up hill and he gave it everything i was right at his clacker. As we passed all the cars he moved to the right lane and we both booted it. The XR was simply too strong against the VT kicked him liek 4-5 car lengths, considering i was behind him i was amazed how easily the XR6 beat it.
I've had a similar kind of battle in my EF and although i did win but it wasn't by this kind of margin.


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Thats the way gaz! Show em whos king! . I expect to see quite a few more stories like this please!! :s5 :s6:
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Old 05-19-2002, 06:02   #3 (permalink)
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Love hearing good Falcon Stories. I hear there may be a few positions opening up in the Ford racing camps - maybe you should apply!!!
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Old 05-19-2002, 06:04   #4 (permalink)
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What was I saying about in-gear acceleration????

Good stuff Gary!!!
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Old 05-19-2002, 06:17   #5 (permalink)
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Old 05-19-2002, 06:46   #6 (permalink)
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Gary is that you? X EF Falcon Guy??? Good on you buddy. You're really enjoying your new baby.

Though take care not to get busted. I only race my car from redlight till 80-110 the maximum. I never speed while driving no matter what car's next to me.

So far for me, absolutely destroyed a WRX with a huge muffler, the older shape M5 beamer, few ricer kids.

Got beaten badly by a new STI(boy was it fast?).
And my bro XR8 just loves to beat me:)
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Gaz, don't want to spoil the party but I am assuming it was a NA S pack? and a VT, so thats what? 147kw, no wonder you kicked his butt. Go hunting for 165kw VN-VT commies or EB to AU Xr's then you can really boast a kill :s6:
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More importantly Gaz, how was the cruise to Singleton. Did you enjoy just letting her lope along or what? I'm assuming you did the Putty Road.

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Yeap will start another thread for it called XR6/EF Strider Comparo.

BOF,
Yes i realise that, but like i said it's my first road kill, now i gotta verse the Supercharged and 308 Commo's. Let the rivelry begin i say.
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308 commies, ehehe, 308 hasnt existed since the end of 1988, when the VL left town. and that 308 is only rated at around 135kw, if that. you'll hammer most 308's.

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