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on the way home from work this week lined up against an MY03 WRX. the guy was blipping the throttle at the lights, which went from two lanes into one. typical baseball cap on backwards WRX driver.

on the green it was really even, until I reached the rev limiter in 1st. Once in second the ute pulled away easily, with a big squeal of the tyres from 1st to second. the guy in the WRX looked pretty dissappointed!!!

have noticed that at 10 months old and with 16000km the boss is really loosened up and putting out good power.
 

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Yups sounds about right with the loosening up. My eight loosened up well by around 18,000km. Congrats on a good take off by the way. You should easily reel in a stock rex on the go but from stand still is thier strenth.
 

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ive done 5000kms and to me it still feels a little luggish for take offs. In gear acceleration is not too bad (brilliant on cold nights).

Superbird...what sort of figures are your utes pulling on the dyno at those kms?
 

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on the way home from work this week lined up against an MY03 WRX. the guy was blipping the throttle at the lights, which went from two lanes into one. typical baseball cap on backwards WRX driver.

on the green it was really even, until I reached the rev limiter in 1st. Once in second the ute pulled away easily, with a big squeal of the tyres from 1st to second. the guy in the WRX looked pretty dissappointed!!!

have noticed that at 10 months old and with 16000km the boss is really loosened up and putting out good power.
I love the squeal going into second.... what a great thing it is to have a BA XR8 Ute... no traction control!
 

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Yeah i lined up me girl friends ol man in his 03 STi the other night, i had shitloads of wheel spin (a lil heavy on the revs!) and he jumped out to maybe 1-2 car lenghts on me. I started to pull him in by the end of second gear an blew him into the weeds in third. Me bastard mate in his VY SS ute was right on me bumper though!
Henceforth the ol bugger is off to S&J Automotive to get some work done on the subie, that an he also wanted to go out an have a run against me in his Blown Gen3 VT SS sedan. I declined an just smiled at his obvious annoyance at getting beaten in his new car! :)
 

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I ran 2 VT gen 3's with a vortec's (one had an intercooler on board) at the same time (they were hunting mates). I had [email protected] with mine when the blower was on and the front headlight out but when i ran them the light was in! so i'm guessing 15kw less. They had a claimed [email protected] and up around 300 [email protected] iNTERCOOLED. Off the line they only had me by about 1.5 and 3(ish) car lenths up at 1.6tonn if you follow. ON the go they had less (i'm in da ute here). So i might not be too scared to have a play with the Blown VT. Chances are you'll get beaten but i don't think buy all that much. Plenty to be happy about when keeping some pace with a heavy hitting blown gen III.
 

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Of course if he dusts you into the background like so much hyundai excel then he has shown you the path to follow with the blower and all! HEhehe!
 

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Of course if he dusts you into the background like so much hyundai excel then he has shown you the path to follow with the blower and all! HEhehe!
To right, him an the herrod XR8 at the holden v ford show on the weekend. The XR8 was makin 492 rwhp with no cooler!!
I think his last dyno readout was 280rwkw's in his VT, but he was talking to Martin from LS1edit.com.au at the show an he reckons he should be able to get over 300rwkw's with a mafless tune. So he's pretty keen on getting this done know, plus he's gettin some new 18x9's for the rear an he's gonna be puttin on 265 tyres to get some more traction.

All i gotta do is sell me ED an then i'll have enuff cash for me huffer! One lil problem is the g/f just keeps on sayin NO as soon as i start talkin bout it!
 

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He hehe, this is a problem we all face! I'm lucky enough to have a georgeous and very understanding girl who has offered that when it comes time for a new car for her. i can sell hers and use the money for my blower. Conditions apply as always but I consider myself a luck boy.
The other thing is that there's only so much power you will get to the ground in a efficient manner, look at some other ways to get the launch right find a musclemustangsfastfords magazine and look at all the suspention upgrades the have for the stangs and lightnings. Just imagine how well you could cain that rex if you had a good launch.
A blower on your beast and you'll have 300rwkw and plenty of extra kw to make your statement heard!
 

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She's beautiful!
 

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I've only got 6500km on my ute and I don't think I'd be brave enough to line up a WRX yet - I traded one in to get this and I still feel a bit slow. Mind you I had full exhaust, 17psi and air filter with the intake restrictor removed - that thing was a weapon! I'm waiting to get the exhaust and possibly the blower tha CAPA sell for 460kw ($6K approx?) 0-100 in around 4.5sec sounds a bit more like it! Be careful though racing STi's - I know a guy who does 0-100 in 3.7 sec!
For all you XR6T owners - check out the new kits from APS. Thet just ran one at the airstrip - terminal speed 307km/h!! They have an XR6T ute doing 11's!!
 

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Hey S.Rabbit welcome to the forums, i think you'll find the CAPA kit the sell is around 8 grand fitted and that will give somewhere around 400kw's. To get 460kw's from a kit that CAPA sell ya have to put on an intercooler an they are up over 10 grand.
I dunno what they do different but Herrod's seem to get more power out off the cars they do with the same gear as CAPA.
Maybe they are just running more boost or somethin, or just in the tuning but here in Adelaide at the Holden V Ford show they had a Blown XR8 running 490hp at the wheels without an intercooler.
Aparently they had changed the cats on it and i thought i saw a uni-chip sticker on it when they where working under the bonnet. What the kit/tune they where running was worth i dunno.
 

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hahaha -oops -sorry! that's what I meant. Man, a terminal speed of 307 - he'd be doing 7's!!
hey thanks flavze! I saw on the CAPA site that they have a s/c kit worth 525kw - that's insanity! about $16k I think - which on the XR8 ute still brings you in at about STi prices - I know which I would prefer!
 

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Yeah but an STi is gonna grip the road a lil bit better, which at times can be quite beneficial!!! :fraz: :fraz: (see oops! thread to understand this post!)
 

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sorry mate - I couldn't read it again - too hard to take!
have you seen this months Motor Mag? best time they could get out of the XR8 ute 0-100 was 7.02sec.(6.4 I think for XR6T) Their best time for an MY03 STi is 5.3sec so I don't think you're GF's old man is driving it hard enough - he should have smoked you. Same with the guy you raced Superbird -stock MY03 WRX should do 0-100 in 5.9sec - both do the 1/4 in mid to high 13's whereas Motor did 14.94 in the XR8 (14.4something in the XR6T)
 
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