Originally Posted by Aussie_Geo
I managed to get me mate from work, who owns a very nice R8 clubbie, to take my girl for a spin.
On a quiet backroad out Guildford way ..... crawling along in second at about 2,500 rpm and he put the boot in........ Two word review of the girls torque?
JESUS CHRIST !!!!
Actually he had a few other things to say about the gearbox being tighter than his but a lot smoother on the change, he could not believe how quiet she was, etc etc but boy....... he is one sad clubbie owner now!
Thanks Simon.... its been a long wait.... and boy did this guy give me shit about the clutch thing earlier this year..... Ahhh Sweet payback it does not get any better than this.
An Xtreme Typhoon is being able to have your cake and eat it
All the guys that work for me have been bagging me for selling my T3 and buying a girls Ute with a six cylinder......They say no matter what it will never sound like the 5.6ltr and they are correct no worries
They reckon it can’t be as fast either! even if it has a hair dryer on it, so since getting the fuel pump fixed on Friday I took a couple of the boyz for a run and every one of them Shat!!!! absolutely gob smacked was one HSV nutter and now every one of them are praising it not bagging it, which like you I copped for over 8 months with the clutch issues.
Like you say... Second gear @ 60~70 kmh and squeeze the peddle and she steps out sideways makes their eyes pop..arms going everywhere looking for something to hang onto hahhahahahahahh
Peter was that you driving over the Bridge over the Tonkin at the Airport yesterday around 6pm?
If so you passed me..I was stoped to turn right onto the Tonkin..The F6 looks good in Velocity..
BTW Peter My gearbox was actually quiet and the shift was excellent, Ben and Simon who have driven it commented on its smoothness compared to their F6 box ..even so I change the oil to Transmax Z which is a full synthetic that replaces the factory Dextron III and its even better now.
I can recommend it 100% and with the extra Torque you now have it probably pay you to use a better oil as that box as its copping @ 200more nm than before.
Like wise the engine oil pressure was always low around ¼ when hot so I switched to Formula R 10~60 and it now sits just over ½ at idle when HOT.. Besides with that much power I think STD multigrade oils will struggle and a full synthetic is the way to go after she is run in of course.
I have also read that the STD brake fluid is not up to scratch when pushed and boils?????????
Recommendations are to dump it and use a high temp brake fluid but I haven’t pushed mine that hard yet but I Thing maybe a complete Blood transfusion from engine to brakes is a must after a good tuning from Extreme.