BA ute handling
Hi boys (and girls) I'm a first timer on the forum. I'll try not to piss too many people off. I've had my BA XR8 ute for about 3 weeks after trading in my AU2 XR8 ute. It was a difficult decision to make 'cause I loved the AU heaps. I did Peter Findlay at Oran Park in it as well as a sprint round at Winton. Awesome at both venues. Mods to it were a full s/steel exhaust & extractors (Walker), Chiptorque powerchip to override the speed limiter, and a K&N filter panel. Paid $39,000 for it 18 months ago which included the above mods, a momo s/wheel and GST. Traded it for $27,000 with 30,000 k's, buggered tyres, & 6 months rego on the new one for $40,500. Std BA XR8 ute with tow bar, mudflaps and XR mats.
So far I am happy with the BA, obviously it looks awesome just sitting still. Performance is difficult to describe - perhaps it's a stealthy power- it definately goes like the clappers, just seems a bit weird with the fly by wire throttle.
Anyway my only issue is one that I am surprised I haven't read about on the forum. It handles like an old Fairlane ! Seems to roll out every time you enter a corner, and rebounds through bumps that badly you lose traction. I feel that I am definately going to have to firm it up and lower it b4 i'll b happy with it. Would be interested to hear any one elses views.
PS I also own a 2000 model HSV Grange which is the first holden I have ever owned. Am absolutely rapped in it. Will be happy to buy a Ford equivalent whenever they wake up and build one.