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Old 05-24-2004, 01:45   #1 (permalink)
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Why the XR6T over the XR8?

why did you guys n gals buy the XR6 Turbo over the XR8?

I personally want the 6 because ive owned i6T before and they are so smooth to drive. Power is delivered smoothly and right when you need it, especially when the boost is wound up!

So let us all know you you chose the 6... i love the look of the Bulge and the sound of the 8, but the bulge could always be put on a 6 and nothing beats the sound of a spooling turbo
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Re: Why the XR6T over the XR8?

nothing beats the sound of a spooling turbo [/QUOTE]

Except the exhaust note of a V8.
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^^^^^What he said^^^^^
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Re: Why the XR6T over the XR8?

haha was waiting for that!!!! i guess i left myself open, but seriously, why did the xr6t owners choose the 6 over the 8?
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Re: Why the XR6T over the XR8?

Why pay $5000 extra for a car that uses more petrol and is no faster?

I thought I'd miss the sound of a V8, but that strong turbo surge and the subtle blow off valve flutter, is more than adequate compensation.
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Re: Why the XR6T over the XR8?

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Why pay $5000 extra for a car that uses more petrol and is no faster?

I thought I'd miss the sound of a V8, but that strong turbo surge and the subtle blow off valve flutter, is more than adequate compensation.

^^^^^^^WHAT HE SAID^^^^^^^^
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Re: Why the XR6T over the XR8?

I wanted a quick car and the $5K I saved on buying an XR6T instead of the XR8 I put toward the APS Stage 2 kit.

Therefore, for the same cost as an XR8 and say a complete aftermarket exhaust system, I have an XR6T that runs mid 12's over the quarter, handles better and probably uses less fuel than the XR8.

It's all about the numbers.

I do miss the sound of the V8, but oh how I love the sound of that turbo spooling up!

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Re: Why the XR6T over the XR8?

I got the XR6T over the XR8 because of price. If Ford didnt make the XR6T, and only had XR6 and XR8 like before, i wouldn't have bought a new Falcon.
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Re: Why the XR6T over the XR8?

I've never been a V8 person, though I do love the sound of the Ford 8.

But then, it's a lot of money to pay for an exhaust note. The XR6T is quicker and more of a rush to drive, that was my reason.
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Re: Why the XR6T over the XR8?

Seriously save up ypur pennies and get an F6..
There is no comparison
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