Weapon of HSV Destruction
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canberra ACT
Re: Mods on the quiet ????
Rhubard- I'll be sure to let you know how it goes. Look forward to it!
Davway- If you wanna live life wondering about all the 'what ifs', thats all well and good, anyone can wrap themselves in cotton wool and do nothing. What your saying is a legitimate point, but there is so many variables.
What we are talking about is a computer system program. Just software. It is not something that is visible, bolted on or illegal. In the case of a crash, lets say worse case scenario, Rhubarb is being a dickhead in his edited XR6T and has a smash.
Firstly, he gets booked anyway, whether his car has been edited or not.
Secondly, there is NO VISIBLE difference what so ever with his now damaged car, the engine head bolts are still virgins, never been cracked. Nothing under the bonnet is any different to the day he got it, except now its a bit bent up! There is no reason to suspect any form of modification.
Thirdly, lets say after all the digging around they plug a standard tuning tool into the now damaged car, all the tuning tool will show is an error signal, which could be caused in a standard vehicle as a result of the crash.
The XR6T computer does not store a time and date of the last time the system was upgraded, in fact simply disconnecting the battery can affect the system program. So even if there was an investigation and it went this far, to prove that the car has been edited is extremely difficult.
Like i said, this is an extreme worse case scenario. I really think this is by far the most advanced, efficient and best value for money modification that car tuning has seen for a long time. The XR6 turbo has such an awesome amount of potential locked away inside, the days of getting your hands dirty with backyard bolt-on mods are definately on their way out.
Mate, i love my ute and wouldnt do anything to her if i thought it was detrimental to the life of the vehicle. But i have done a lot of research about these things and cant wait to unleash the fire thats in her belly!
Mandarin MK1 XR6T Ute, XTREME tuned Auto with PWR Trans Cooler, Team XTREME tuned edit, Dual CAI and K+N filter, 968's, Walbro Fuel Pump, Centre Muffler Removed and 4 inch Custom Cat.
Go You Good Thing!!