In a blue Galaxy
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Final Drive Ratios
I can not understand why the XR8 has a 3.23 final drive while the XR6T and FPV's have 3.46. Does anyone know why? To me I can't think of any logical reason why. I think that the XR's should have 3.46 and FPV's should have 3.73. HSV's have 3.73, maybe that's why they have such a tall overdrive on 6th gear for better economy on highway? If the XR8 had the same final drive as an XR6T it might atleast help give it a little more off the line.
1999 AU XR8
14.594 @ 94.40mph
152.2RWKW (APS dyno)
Switchable Shift Kit, K&N panel filter, Lukey straight thru mufflers, momo gear and steer,
DBA slotted rotors/Bendix ultimate pads (front), Pioneer MP3 head unit and BA XR carpet mats.
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