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Old 02-16-2005, 04:22   #1 (permalink)
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Guys,

I'm a mechanican nummy so please forgive me if this is a stupid post .... but

I have a company car which gets replaced every 2 years, currently an XR6 NA but looking to upgrade to XR6T next car. I read (with jealous disbelief) the sort of power figures some people have through their mods. My problem is that I don't think my employer/fleet manager would think too kindly of my service guy reporting non standard mods being done to my car.

What could I get done to my XR6 and/or future XR6T that would give me a performance boost without being discoverable by dealer servicing / end of lease return? Simple component replacement (ie remove modded bit, replace original) before and after servicing would be fine. And what costs would be associated with this?

I just know someone out there has a 7000rwkw upgrade package that reverts back to stock within 2 minutes for sub $2000. (Didn't I tell you I was a nummy ......)

PS If anyone from a after market mods company reads this, this of the potential re insurance etc, go to work, and get back to me soon.
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Hi Mate,

Prolly the best and most cost effective mod you could do for your XR6T is to buy a Flash or Stealth engine program edit. It can be changed to run performance programs as well as revert back to the stock standard program anytime you wanna get it serviced.

Check these links out-

www.herrodmotorsport.com.au

www.capa.com.au

Im ordering one for mine this week!
You wont believe the difference between the NA and the Turbo!

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Re: Mods on the quiet ????

That is all you need to know... Just the edit can take you from ~190rwkw standard to 250rwkw
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THanks guys - that looks like exactly the thing I/m after.
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Hi Mate,

Prolly the best and most cost effective mod you could do for your XR6T is to buy a Flash or Stealth engine program edit. It can be changed to run performance programs as well as revert back to the stock standard program anytime you wanna get it serviced.

Check these links out-

www.herrodmotorsport.com.au

www.capa.com.au

Im ordering one for mine this week!
You wont believe the difference between the NA and the Turbo!

Good luck!
Dannopower,

Can you please let me know your thoughts when you get yours. Particularly what it adds down low. It looks pretty good on the dyno charts but interested to know how its registers on the gutfeel ometer.
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Re: Mods on the quiet ????

what are you going to do if you crash the car and it gets towed? you wont have time then to change back the mods. at the end of the day your employer could send you a very big bill.
dont forget that it ISNT your property either so you could legally be charged with numerous other offenses as well if this did happen.
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dont forget that it ISNT your property either so you could legally be charged with numerous other offenses as well if this did happen.
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What offences would they be?

And legally charged... as opposed to illegally charged?
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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!
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Has anyone done the Herrod Stealth on F6 yet? If not what edit programs have you guys used and for what results?

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Hi Dave

What offences would they be?
Breech of contract etc. Civil offence like the sort you would commit by for example using a Hertz rentacar in demolition derby.

If you are not the owner of a vehicle and this applies to leased vehicles as well as rental or work vehicles and you do something to or with it that contravenes any clause of the contract (and there WILL be one somewhere) then you are legally, both criminally and civilly, responsible.
N.B. this does not apply normally to vehicles on HP or chattel mortgage as YOU are the deemed to be the owner.


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And legally charged... as opposed to illegally charged?
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