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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-04, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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How many k's before the strip?

Hi all,
my XR8 has 2300 k's on it and i was just wondering how many k's should be done before it ever see's a drag strip?

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Re: How many k's before the strip?

I suppose mine saw over 10,000 but that was due to circumstance not a deliberate action. Take it once you feel comfortable that the car is loose enough. I would probably wait until after the 3000 service ( and get the oil changed then too ) and then go for it.
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My Au2 XR8 had 500 odd ks on it before it saw the Skid Pan at Deca

4 hours of thrashing, figure 8s set it up nicely for the 35,000ks of life
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Re: How many k's before the strip?

As 'Laminge' said, 500k's is plenty for any engine.
Very long run-in distances are simply not needed, and in many cases will cause more harm than good.

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Hi all,
my XR8 has 2300 k's on it and i was just wondering how many k's should be done before it ever see's a drag strip?

Cheers
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Your about 2200 k's too late.

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My Au2 XR8 had 500 odd ks on it before it saw the Skid Pan at Deca...
I'll back that up as I had around 500klms on my AUII XR8 when I took it out to Queensland Raceway and it's been smooth sailing since.

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Your about 2200 k's too late.
Dont worry, it hasnt been babied:)

Thanks for the replies all.

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Dont worry, it hasnt been babied:)

Thanks for the replies all.

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Wait after your 1st service after you dump the oil then i would race it.I took my GT out when it had around the 4000 mark.
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Re: How many k's before the strip?

Very good question ozzy as i was wondering the same thing myself. We may not get the times we want at such low kms but its not going to hurt giving it a go..is it??
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Re: How many k's before the strip?

Whatever the distance is between your house and the strip.

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