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Old 11-28-2003, 02:44   #1 (permalink)
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Out with the Old.....In with the New-Finally

It finally happened. My son took his AUII XR8 Ute to the dealership and parked it up.

About 1 hour later his new ride came in from the detailers.

Brand new BA XR8 Ute, black also, though this time it came with 5 on the floor instead of the old slush box. The Exhaust was modded prior to delivery.
2 3/4" Difillipo extractors and 2 1/2" twin system and cold air mods. He had the factory do something as well, though he might not want me to tell.
My calc's say it is over 300 FWKW. Got to drive it as soon as we got home. All i can say for now is "IT HAMMERS". And that exhaust note, just brilliant. The ute got a second Bulge if you know what i mean.
I can now fully understand the comments made by others who purchased a simular vehicle (with the bulge).

The poor bugger is going to need surgery to remove that smile of his dial.
Awhile ago it looked like there was going to be a hold up on the delivery, but as you can see by this post, all's well that ends well.
I think he waited around 11 weeks all up.

When he had the AUII, my EF XR8 was able to keep up with him, but now i know he'll do me like a dog's dinner. (Hurry up Mr Lotto, need more money).

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Old 11-28-2003, 03:13   #2 (permalink)
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Good to hear a story with a happy ending.
Hope your boy enjoys a trouble free ride , and safe motoring to him.
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Old 11-28-2003, 03:22   #3 (permalink)
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dragonV8 send your son on a holiday ....
without his ute off coarse...
very good to hear you are all happy....
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Old 11-28-2003, 03:30   #4 (permalink)
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Got the same feeling when i got my ute in Feb, i still find myself taking the long way just to get extra time behind the wheel. The exhaust and cold air mods also make that Boss note so brilliant
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Old 11-28-2003, 04:01   #5 (permalink)
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Got the same feeling when i got my ute in Feb, i still find myself taking the long way just to get extra time behind the wheel. The exhaust and cold air mods also make that Boss note so brilliant
I reckon if i asked him to get me a six-pack, he'd do six trips X 1 can. Hehehe.
I still feel a bit that way in my EF XR8, which we bought new.

How's it go?? "Can't Get Enough Of This"!!!!!

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Old 12-01-2003, 03:36   #6 (permalink)
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Can ya say what the factory did to it?
I was considering sending a carton of beer to the engine building boys with an attached note asking for a nicely put together BOSS.
Ya reckon it's worth while?
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just make sure they down the carton AFTER they build the engine, otherwise it could be an interesting result............
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Sound's good mate,but dont leave us hanging please tell what your son had the factory do,and some piccie's would be nice,if that's not asking to much.
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:23   #9 (permalink)
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c'mon Dragon_v8, spil the beans.....whats been done to it?
C'mon pweety pwease Mr Dragon man.....
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Just got back from the mine-site. Sorry for the delay i replying.

Ok, firstly the nice people at the Ford plant made his engine to pursuit specs. Up to 290KW. Next it went for rego and the dealer sent it away for the complete exhaust change-over. Also some cold air mods. Now, by rights it is in the vicinity of 310-315KW. Drives like a dream, though a bit wet, hehehe.

Took it to the shop today. His fault for parking in front of my car. Just clocked 2000 K's. Sounds absolutely terrific. Beautifull cammy idle and the extractors with twin system create the 2nd bulge.

I'd like to say i'm not in the least a bit jealous, but that would be telling a lie.
There is no comparison between IT and my EF XR8. I guess at least if i want a drive all i have to do is ask or if he is in bed, just take it for a burn.
Prior to getting his AUII XR8 ute, he used to borrow my car all the time, so now it's my turn.

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