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Old 03-22-2005, 05:24   #1 (permalink)
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I thought I would start a thread concerning articles we the public would like you to do. I think it would be interesting to see how cars compare with and without modifications. For example take a standard XR6T and make it compete with an "edited" XR6T of the same model and transmission. You could do this article indicating the cost of the modifiactions and by directly comparing against the standard car , in the same conditions, make it easier for people to decide on wheter modding the car is really helpful in the "real world".

I would suggest a limit on mods to say $5000. You would have to put a limit on it as the sky is the limit otherwise. what do you say "Captain"? Cheers.
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Old 03-22-2005, 06:52   #2 (permalink)
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i assume u mean engine mods? not physical looks, cause that 5 grand could go to modded leather seats :) just a thought
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the tuner editions of these magazines I would have thought would cater for what you are after- in fact I find them very good, exactly what you are saying.

besides, there are issues raised by doing that in a mainstream mag like motor with manufactures etc- specialist tuning mags for you I reckon.....
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Old 03-23-2005, 03:19   #4 (permalink)
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I think motor looks more at just new models from the factory

not modifications, buy street machine or zoom for stuff like modifications.

Don't think motor will change there ways after all these years of doing what they do

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I think motor looks more at just new models from the factory

not modifications, buy street machine or zoom for stuff like modifications.

Don't think motor will change there ways after all these years of doing what they do

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Motor tested a prototype APS phase 1 XR6 Turbo Falcon a year or two ago, as well as a supercharged Commodore, not so long ago, so they aren't just testing standard factory fare.

I'd like to see a comparison, or even the same car, before and after.
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:04   #6 (permalink)
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Motor tested a prototype APS phase 1 XR6 Turbo Falcon a year or two ago, as well as a supercharged Commodore, not so long ago, so they aren't just testing standard factory fare.

I'd like to see a comparison, or even the same car, before and after.
Exactly the essence of what I mean. Either two identical cars and one with the modest "mods" or a before and after comparo. What do you think? Cheers.
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I'd like to see a direct comparison between an XR6T and a Typhoon. I still find it hard to believe that the Typhoon is SLOWER than an XR6T. It just doesnt add up to me.....
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I'd like to see a direct comparison between an XR6T and a Typhoon. I still find it hard to believe that the Typhoon is SLOWER than an XR6T. It just doesnt add up to me.....
I know, I feel the same but logically speaking the '240'kw XR6T averages 190-195 rwkw (which is more like 260kw). Examples of stock F6 I've seen average 200 rwkw (which is more like 265-270kw). Add the extra weight all the extra FPV goodies and there you go. Despite this if the average XR6T manual can do very low 14's the F6 shouldn't be that far off if not the same.

As I've stated before, what your paying for with the F6 is a much nicer and stronger package with much greater potenial .ie stronger engine, clutch (!), bigger breaks, wheels, interior features etc etc.
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I know, I feel the same but logically speaking the '240'kw XR6T averages 190-195 rwkw (which is more like 260kw). Examples of stock F6 I've seen average 200 rwkw (which is more like 265-270kw). Add the extra weight all the extra FPV goodies and there you go. Despite this if the average XR6T manual can do very low 14's the F6 shouldn't be that far off if not the same.

As I've stated before, what your paying for with the F6 is a much nicer and stronger package with much greater potenial .ie stronger engine, clutch (!), bigger breaks, wheels, interior features etc etc.
It would help if the F6's tune didn't have an marketing boost cut in the upper rev range.
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I know, I feel the same but logically speaking the '240'kw XR6T averages 190-195 rwkw (which is more like 260kw). Examples of stock F6 I've seen average 200 rwkw (which is more like 265-270kw). Add the extra weight all the extra FPV goodies and there you go. Despite this if the average XR6T manual can do very low 14's the F6 shouldn't be that far off if not the same.

As I've stated before, what your paying for with the F6 is a much nicer and stronger package with much greater potenial .ie stronger engine, clutch (!), bigger breaks, wheels, interior features etc etc.
Too right CDAA, as soon as FPV sort out the clutch (and I'd give a month or two after that just to be sure!) its off to either Peter at APS or Simon in Perth to make my F6 really sing. The main reason I held out for the Typhoon was the stronger internals and the fact that I get some nicer fruit (bigger brakes, larger wheels, larger intercooler, better sound system etc.) as well is a bonus - at a cost of course.

Got another phone call today from FPV...... they reckon they should finish testing of the clutch fix in about another two weeks ...... but then they have to order the replacements.... and who knows how long thats going to take

oh well still will not trade her for a GT unless I really have to.
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