Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: South Australia
Re: Xr 6 Or Xr8
Welcome to the forum Gavo.
As estimated figures only, for around $5k in mods the XR6T can achieve around 280-300 Rear wheel kW's (not engine kW's) with an edit, injector kit, exhaust and some professional tuning by Simon at Xtreme. 12 second passes would be comfortably easy in auto form and the car would still make a very happy daily driver. Keep in mind however that the auto may need strengthening at after a while. Personally I would be happy with just the edit, exhaust & tune for around 260rwkW with a much happier life for the standard auto in longer term. You'll still way over the 300kw mark your VX SS currently has. The new 6 speed manual option however would be up for bigger horsepower, but the clutch will need to be replaced for a stronger unit.
As for the XR8, it's my favourite in both looks, sound and appeal, but will be slower for the same money. Again the edit is a must, a CAI and exhaust should be covered for your $5k which should result in between 240 & 260rwkW's, again way over what your VX currently has. In manual form very low 13's are the norm, but I'm unsure of what the auto will do. I would imagine the auto would be faster is set up correctly.
The XR8 will feel a lot more stable and a much nicer thing to drive than the VXSS, but will feel more nose heavy when punting hard through the corners. This is where you’ll love the XR6T, it’s quite a amazingly well balanced car and extremely chuckable.
Hope that helps!
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Last edited by CDAA; 04-04-05 at 06:09 AM.