great read madder,
I have yet to get my rotties on the back, but we are planning a trip to the beach soon.
Do you have the m/cycle kit on the back to tie the dogs to? This was half the reason I got the kit.
The mercury silver is a fantastic colour, dosent show the dirt much and looks awesome in sunlight and at night.
Well at least myself, Aussie Pete and you would agree!
I have done 2500 k's now and still no problems, averaging 14.0 l/100 (5.4 3 valve), with an average speed overall of 60km.
Power is getting stronger all the time and I have just dropped in a k&n filter. I am currently experimenting with the exhaust from cats back. ( B4 you all scream Herrods at me, I can't afford it- yet) The XLS v8 ute is so quiet standard that you would swear it is a six.
So far we have removed the two standard mufflers and put a vortex cherry bomb in the middle and a round straight through muffler behind the axle with a chrome oval end cap.
result; still to quiet although you can now here it, so..
Cut off round second muffler altogether and tried a run home with just tail pipe cut off under tray just past the rear axle.
Result; much better but a little droney which I hope is because of the location of the outlet, she is in the shop now getting a piece of pipe bent and attached and the end cap re-attached. If this works then I will live with this set-up until I can get a herrods full system.
Just got the call shes ready, back in a minute...........
, it is now even more droney and when you wind her up over 3000 revs the note goes flat like a six.
Ok does anyone know how the single mild steel cats back herrods compares to the twin stainless steel system, I understand there is a difference in note. I have driven a ute with the single 3 inch and it sounded awesome. Anyone?