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Here is my second XR8............love it

Shame you cant hear it on here!!!!
 

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had it about six months now........traded in my EL2 XR8 with body and sunroof.

Au has 50K's on it

She is my baby and get lots of TLC!!!
 

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Nice one XLR8. And I still fancy those original 17" wheels:cool:

Take good care of her mate, if she ever needs anything, make sure you give it to her ;)
 

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Same colour as mine good choice. I have seen those plates on another car somewhere

What mods have you done and what are you planning on doing.
Auto or manual?

And what are your thoughts comparing the AU to EL
 

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Thanks for your comments...

HSE2,
I had plates on my EL, dont think anyone else has had them!!
Au is an Auto, current mods are exhaust and future mods at the moment include lowering, brakes (standard are crap!!) and series 2 bits (like yours!!!!!)

Not sure if i am going to put driving lights into new nose, they were on the car when i got it...

I think the Au is great, i think it handles better and puts power down heaps better. I am disapointed in the specs though e.g no engine cover, no height adjustable seat belts and no door lock button.....all of which my EL Had
Just installed alarm which locks doors when you start engine.
Does yours have selt belt height adjustment??? do you know if i can upgrade mine???

here is another pic of driving lights
 

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I am disapointed in the specs though e.g no engine cover
Why would you want an engine cover? All it does is trap heat thus reducing performance, and the extra weight ;)
 

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Yeah i know what you are saying and agree (not much weight though)
I just like the look of the series 2 cover


HSE2
Just remembered another mod, replaced factory air intake scoop with T-Series
 

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That latest pic looks great. The engine cover hasn't caused any increase in heat that I have seen. Oil use is the same and it is keeping the rubbish out of the top of the motor. I haven't seen an engine suck up so much road rubbish as this one.

I am thinking about the same air intake for mine although the thread strife started has my interest. I intend to email them when I get this PC sorted
 

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will do.....

Decided Bigger brake upgrade can wait, ordered DBA Sport Rotors
drilled and grooved along with Green stuff Roadsport kelvar pads yesterday........cant wait to feel the difference.

HSE2
still wouldnt mind seeing closer pic of your setup
 

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Looks great, must give you awesome stopping power!!

remember fun is not in a straight line.....:eek:
 

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Hey....

Have I seen that XR8 before???? looks exactly the same as the one a mate of mine has down the road... LOL Can't wait to check out your new stoppers...
 

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Got new stoppers fitted today
finnaly went for
DBA Gold drilled and grooved rotors with Bendix New Performax pads

At the moment they are very scary :evil: but should be good once bedded in, which acording to Bendix should be 500k's

Must say, they look great though and hopefully less dust!! Neighbours think im crazy washing car everyday!!!!
 
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