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Old 05-23-2003, 19:18   #1 (permalink)
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Guys need abit of info:
Going to trade in the au2 xr8 ute next week on a xr6t or xr8 ute.
Now i carry about 400-500kilo around plus a trailer(600kilo) 2-3 times a week.
Which is going to be better?
I see the xr6t has better low down grunt then the xr8 and alot of people are saying go for the auto over the manual??
I was leaning for the 8 because basically thats all ive ever owned,but now im not sure what to get???
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Old 05-23-2003, 19:28   #2 (permalink)
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To be honest i would be going for an XLS V8 if your going to be carrying that much in the arse end. 500 kilos is pushing it a bit for either of the XR's.
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Old 05-23-2003, 19:45   #3 (permalink)
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I put load carriers under current ute and its handels it very well
havent had a problem with the rear in 2years :)
xls bugger that might aswell go for a nissian or toyota then :(
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Old 05-23-2003, 19:50   #4 (permalink)
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You can carry more with the 6T becuae of the lighter weight of the car but tow more with the XR8 but AUIIIXR6VCT is probably right about the XLS V8 which has the best grunt and a set of springs that is not set up for 500kgs max. Apparently the SOHC V8 has the best low down torque of all the engines and with 220kw it is not going to be too slow by any means.
Probably not what you wanted to hear is it. The other thing is I am not sure if the 6T would produce the power where you want it (2000rpm+), is perhaps just a little too high if you are traveling with a trailor.
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Old 05-23-2003, 20:05   #5 (permalink)
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no i dont want to hear that
well the xr8 got more power up high where i wont really need it especially towing a trailer,where as the xr6t has got the power low down which would be better...is that right????
now im really getting confused on what to do :(
i know i aint gonna hop into a xls :)
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XR8 has more low-down power and tourque. The grunt in the turbo doesn't show until over 2000rpm, can't remember the exact number.
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Old 05-23-2003, 20:48   #7 (permalink)
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mate, alot of us are/were in the same boat.

my car is now ready to be shipped to the dealer on the 29th! whoo hoo about time..

i got the XR8 ute over the turbo because really, it might go hard but its still a SIX CYLINDER no matter what!

its only about $1000-1,200 difference between the two.

you sound like a chippy.. yes?

if so, you will have all your competition driving XR8's and SS utes and you'll be the odd one out with a 6!

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go the 8 mate!

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Old 05-23-2003, 21:02   #8 (permalink)
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ahh i hate decisions
probably will go the 8 as thats all ive grown up with,but ill do alot of reading over the weekend and stuff on both.
thanks alot for help all was very interesting :)
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manual or auto.....i am starting to get to that lazy age in life too :(
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Old 05-23-2003, 21:46   #9 (permalink)
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Mate, l own a XR6T and would go for the XR8 anyday. It may be lineball for performance but the 8 has more down low, no turbo lag and that instant throttle response you dont get from the turbo until approaching 3000rpm. All important if you are going to be lugging loads in the tray, or a trailer.

l love the XR6T but not enough to keep it; The GT is on order.
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Old 05-23-2003, 21:58   #10 (permalink)
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ok thanks for info.
yours manual or auto?
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