XR8 XR6 Club of Victoria
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Thanks for the comments guys.
Not sure about the fuel economy. I am a card carrying lead-foot and absolutely chew thru the juice in the XR8.
The ED has a trip computer fitted but I never took notice.
The wife feeds the ED and I will hear back if there is any significant increase.
Oh, and the ED now must be run on PULP, but that's no issue as we had only been feeding it PULP anyway.
Will check the Trip Comp readings in a week to see what the consumption is.
XR_Strider_Guy - Yeah, power figures are difficult, but I put fingers to keyboard here based on subjective experience.
Have had the ED for a lot of years. Got an AU XR6VCT and there was a noticeable, albiet not large, power difference.
When I got the XR8 - wow- massive difference to the VCT.
The ED was no longer fun to drive, my butt loved the XR8.
Serious lack of power in the ED - very sad.
After the Dev4, and hence my A/B testing, the gap has closed considerably and the ED is now fun to drive when I hop into it.
If the cars were lined up pre-Dev4 I would say that the XR8 would definitely have just strormed away ahead of the ED.
Now, the XR8 would probably still pull ahead, but, I really believe that it would not be by a whole lot.
BTW both are autos.
I have not timed the cars pre and post the Dev4 nor have I any dyno readings comparing the cars.
I just know, from seat-of pants experience, that the ED has received a massive power boost, that the difference to the XR8 is no longer huge and is close enough for me to really enjoy driving the ED after being used to the XR8.
The XR family ---->
Muzza: a XR8 AU seriesIII...bog standard :)
TBH: (the better half) drives an ED XR6 wagon (Mock Dev 4 160rwkw, JMM extractors, 4 electric windows, Ghia door panels in XR trim, rear head & arm rests in XR trim, Momo s/wheel with Cruise, EL thermos, EBGT wheels, etc) things to come soon = EECV upgrade.