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Old 02-15-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
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XR8 v XR6T v SS

ok guys I apologise coz this has prolly been asked many times before. but I am almost off my police plates and found a pic of my old xr6 lying around (it looked so horny). So I am currently stuck as to whether I should get an XR8, XR6T or VY SS. which would i be looking at making more power out of for around $10k and is it worth going for the new 6spd versions or getting a second hand 5spd.
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Old 02-15-2005, 17:53   #2 (permalink)
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Re: XR8 v XR6T v SS

The best advice you can get is to drive all 3.

But generally - XR6T will feel the quickest. Very linear, tonnes or torque everywhere - race like. The XR8 is macho, brute force that sounds way better than an SS. Still ample get-up.
Haven't driven a VY SS but I hate the interior for starters so would never consider one - very cheap feel compared to the Fords. Plus there is ZERO storage in the cabin and no tub liner.

Personally I'd go the auto in turbo form or manual for the big donk v8.
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the turbo will give u best performance for money and is the better handled out of the three. personally i test drove a vy ss and i hated every second of the drive that wasnt in a straight line. i felt uncomfortable at a decent speed through coners and and it liked to under steer. plus i didnt like the "I drive a comodore" mentality that alot seem to be poping up with
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Old 02-15-2005, 19:00   #4 (permalink)
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personally i hate the sound of the gen3 it's so hollow but i know how easy it is to get 300kw outta one. the only interior i'm getting is gonna be leather anyway but the dash setup in the SS looks cheap i will agree. so i guess it come down to how much power can i push outta the XR6T and the boss
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about 10 grand should almost get u a phase 3 aps kit with damn near 400kw i believe. (dont qoute me on exact figures). thats on the xr6 turbo.
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has anybody twin turbo'd the xr8 engine yet
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has anybody twin turbo'd the xr8 engine yet
The driveline wouldn't take it anyway so why bother
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massive torque and power... and i wanna be individual so having one of the only twin turbo boss260'z rolling around pushing 400rwkw sounds good and u cant beat the sound of the V8 growl with the blowoff valve
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Aint driven a XR6T but i have an XR8 an it feels big an heavy puntin around corners, my mates SS feels much lighter an nimble in my opinion. The XR8 really feels the weight over the front end, which may be easy fixed with new springs as mine is all stock.
The SS still has the advantage when coming to mods, but the Fords are catching up.
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