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Old 05-01-2003, 08:31   #1 (permalink)
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Any Tricks?

Well after having my XR8 for about 4 or 5 weeks now, I can honestly saw I've played with evrything in the cabin I can think of. I've even inserted some globes in the foot well lights in the front (only available with premium sound, so I'm told).

Well after reading some of the other posts, I noticed one from Fordtech or Techguy, anyway can't remember, but they said that if you hold down the volume button on the premium sound, the screen blanks out.

This got me thinking, what other little nift "party" tricks are there that can be done on the BA's? Maybe something like the diagnostics mode on the EF/EL models? It would be great if some tech guys could give us some inside info Has anyone else found any?

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Old 05-01-2003, 14:27   #2 (permalink)
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if you turn the volume buttom clock wise the sound increases!!!!
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Old 05-01-2003, 15:17   #3 (permalink)
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On the Pursuit, place throttle pedal all the way to floor making sure engine passes 3650 rpm torque point and at the same time you will get smoke screen out the rear. James Bond eat your heart out!
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You can adjust your sitting position by accelerating smoothly to the speed limmit, the dropping back 2 gears and flooring it. Your wallet will often get much thinner.
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Old 05-01-2003, 23:31   #5 (permalink)
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I also found that a nice quick shift into second at almost full throttle will get the attention of almost anyone around me and get that magic Traction Control light to work!
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Old 05-02-2003, 00:23   #6 (permalink)
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A slight push in the centre of the steering wheel will cause the vehicle to emit a horn-like noise
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Frequent usage of heavy throttle applications in a BA XR8can/may result in serious forearm or upper thigh injuries, which usually is caused by the rapid constant punches thrown by the girlfriend/partner in the passenger seat
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Old 05-02-2003, 01:19   #8 (permalink)
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I see you need to train your girlfriend in the art of grabbing the Jusus handles and shuting up. I've never had anyone hit me for driving "spirtedly".

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Old 05-02-2003, 02:37   #9 (permalink)
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If you own an Auto try puting it in Neutral and holding your foot flat to the floor.It shouldnt rev past 3000rpm.If it does I apologise for any damage it may have caused.(I must emphasize however that this feature doesnt work with the trans selector in park or at all on manual vehicles.)I've also been told that it wont go into drive while it is doing this.(never tried that one though)
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