235 Monaro & XR8 Dyno results
Thought I'd start a new forum on this output discussion regarding my manual BA XR8 ute and a good friend's manual CSV Monaro. My ute is fitted with Unichip, SS intake, full stainless extractors and exhaust. Monaro is straight out of dealer with no mods (which means it is sold as having a 235KW engine) and about 6000 k's on it. My ute has 11,000. I got 201 KW at rear wheels, which I believe makes it around 300 @ the flywheel. Straight after me the Monaro does 180 at the wheels, giving it approx 270 at the flywheel. I feel that if I had no mods the Monaro would have eaten me.
My point is that maybe Holden is playing games with power output claims, because it would make them look pretty good if a "235" Gen 3 knocks off a Boss 260. Iwas also wondering about a previous thread where someone was going to sell their Pursuit because a supposedly lesser Gen 3 had whipped them - is or was this a similar situation to above. Take 4 example a 285 HSV - do they actually put out 320 or 330.
And just to clarify the out put of my ute - I have seen some reports of 230 rwkw from the same combo as mine and I think it must come down to the dyno itself because I am stoked with the power increase over standard and am completely happy with the cost/performance ratio.
And one last thing, being able to hear my ute doing battle from the outside was the most fun I have had standing up 4 a long long time. No Gen 3 comes close 2 it for sheer audio bliss.