Don't forget the VCT XR6 has to haul around an extra 80 odd kg's for the IRS, VCT donk in a HP would be capablle of removing doors :s5TheBow said:Interesting,
But I guess it just goes to show how misleading hp/kw figures can be. You would expect the VCT 6 to blow the doors of the standard 6 but the reality would probably be somewhat different.
Don't forget the VCT XR6 has to haul around an extra 80 odd kg's for the IRS, VCT donk in a HP would be capablle of removing doors :s5
This is a disgraceXyphoid said:What I just realised also, Is that the AU3 XR6HP DOES NOT HAVE LSD !!!!!
Im a little [email protected]#$ed off about this as its a $350 option !!!!
They should have made the car $350 more expensive, and made it standard.
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I can imagine a Series 3 XR6HP in the wet..... Not pretty......
Mate, I know what you meant, I was trying to explain that no matter what you do to your engine. If you cannot get as much of the power your engine makes to the ground you lose out.TheBow said:
The reason I ask is that I am going a set of 17's + lowered spinngs,shocks if I need it and a sports exhaust for the forte.
IS it possible to fit an LSD cheaply to a forte???
I would be interested to find out if one fitted the standard VCT exhaust to the HP, whether the HP would match the VCT on kilowatts. I have a sneaking suspicion it would. If you fit an aftermarket exhaust on a HP, you'll get a lot more than 172kw at the flywheel. More like 180 kw. Rob Herrod has said that for aftermarket mods, the HP engine is a better platform to start with (I'm not sure why though). But your point about gear ratios is a valid one. Each set of gear ratios is set to make the most out of each engine setup, hence XR8, VCT and HP run slightly different ratios, with the two XR6's running different (but similar) ratios as you have demonstrated.Nipper said:
I agree that the HP with a decent exhaust set up can match the KW's of the VCT but remember that you must measure apples with apples, put a non factory decent exhaust set up on a VCT and see what you then have. Remember the VCT carries dual exhausts (extra weight there as well).
Do you mean an AUIII XR6HP without LSD?Nipper said:The big thing between the HP and VCT is getting the power to the ground. The VCT is able to put all its power down through two wheels and tyres via LSD (Standard) HP not so. The HP has the same problem as the forte (Unless you have a really tight diff) it sends its power down through a live rear end. You end up with one wheel driving the whole car.
HP Dude, LSD was also a Factory Option in the AU2 as well. $350 optional extra. It did not come standard. I have the XR Specifications Brochure here from when I purchased my VCT which states so. If you have a HP with LSD then it is fitted with the optional LSD.HP Dude said:
Do you mean an AUIII XR6HP without LSD?
I've never experienced one wheel driving my HP from a hard start (cos of the LSD). I smoke em both up!!!
With AUI it was standard. But I'm not impressed they made it an option for the later models. Should be standard on all XR's IMO.Nipper said:
HP Dude, LSD was also a Factory Option in the AU2 as well. $350 optional extra. It did not come standard. I have the XR Specifications Brochure here from when I purchased my VCT which states so. If you have a HP with LSD then it is fitted with the optional LSD.