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Old 05-06-2004, 05:31   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

A mate's girlfriend kindly took some shots of the new beast at the New Norfolk stage of Targa Tas. 2004 (big thanks Lauren and Curly). Its an AUII XR8, 200kW's, 5spd, 18000kms, hardtop, V8 supercar front spoiler, rear wing, skirts (all done by SSV I think), 18" CSA Gladiator wheels, KUHMO Ecsta tyres, premo sound, leather interior, momo wheel and gear knob etc. Its a credit to the previous one owner, I bought the ute like it is and lurve it! It would be great to hear what you guys think. Most people say: "That wing belongs on a plane" or "When do we take off?"

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I have some photos of the Targa cars, if anyone is interested I can put them up.

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Old 05-06-2004, 05:41   #2 (permalink)
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rear wing is a bit big but as long as u like it thats all that matters! very nice looking ute though... could do with a lowering job to top it off
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very nice mate drop the ride height by another few inches and loose the wing:) otherwise a very sweet ride love black XR utes:)
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Thanks for the comments guys. When I first saw the ute I said that the wing had to go. Looked poxy and way too big. But it grew on me and I wouldnt have it any other way. As for the ride height, I really didnt like the wheels either. But again they grew on me. This meant I didnt have to change wheels, hence ride height remains as I bought it. Would look wild lower but I need to do some towing work and it already scrapes in some steep/straight on driveways. At the moment it sits just nice, not too low, not too high (in the pics its too high tho!). I am trying to work out what shockies it runs. Will get under the ute tomorrow, fronts are red and rears yellow, what brand tho?
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Nice uteman, I'm afraid the wing for me is toooo big. I've got similar wheels on my AU and they get the thumbs up.
Anyway enjoy the AU and check out aufalcon.com theres another nice black yut to check out.
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love the ride but the wing is to much for me
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Thanks for the comments guys. When I first saw the ute I said that the wing had to go. Looked poxy and way too big. But it grew on me and I wouldnt have it any other way. As for the ride height, I really didnt like the wheels either. But again they grew on me. This meant I didnt have to change wheels, hence ride height remains as I bought it. Would look wild lower but I need to do some towing work and it already scrapes in some steep/straight on driveways. At the moment it sits just nice, not too low, not too high (in the pics its too high tho!). I am trying to work out what shockies it runs. Will get under the ute tomorrow, fronts are red and rears yellow, what brand tho?
uteman,can u be my wingman "i feel the need the need for speed!!!" sorry couldn't resist, not sure of the brand of shockies but they are the factory standard issue same as my previous ute au2 xr8 cheers mark
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Old 05-06-2004, 23:13   #8 (permalink)
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Very nice, the rear wing is a little large for my liking though
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Like other's have said loose the rear wing, but that's just my opinion, other wise nice ute.
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Nice mate, I think it sits a little too high though ! So I lowered her a little.
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