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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:38 pm 
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hey just wanted to know what ppl think is better to go for in the el xr6 or xr8 are the engines any good i want it in manual do they go hard, do they have many problems?

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:50 pm 
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I6 = good performance 'outta the box'. Plenty of cams and head packages arounnd. Expect head gasket to give you worries....

V8 = not much quicker (if at all) than the I6. Great torque tho, driveability to die for. Heads and intake manifolds arent great for performance (more built for low-down pwr). Altho late EL XR8 has 185kw. Reliability in the windsor engine is amazing. Lots of aftermarket goodies available but block has a 500hp safety limit (aftermarket blocks are available tho, lol).

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:10 pm 
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mate i recently bought my el xr6 after owning 14 commodores ..and all i have to say is the xr6 uses less fuel than my old senator wich had headers and exhuast and the xr6 has more power standard !!!

i have nothing but praise for these cars and this is coming from a now x holden fan

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:35 pm 
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XR6: more bang for your buck... svae the money over insurance compared to the 8 and mod it.
XR8's rumble is to die for!!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:50 pm 
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nathen wrote:
i have nothing for praise for these cars and this is coming from a now x holden fan

always nice to hear that!! :D

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:14 pm 
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I own an EF XR6 beofre and I noticed that my later EL XR8 is smoother at high revs than EF XR6.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:19 pm 
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nathen wrote:
mate i recently bought my el xr6 after owning 14 commodores ..and all i have to say is the xr6 uses less fuel than my old senator wich had headers and exhuast and the xr6 has more power standard !!!

i have nothing for praise for these cars and this is coming from a now x holden fan


gotta love it!! ;)
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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:44 pm 
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so more ppl think the xr6 is the better choice and where can i get a performance chip for one of them?

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:20 pm 
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dont know what goes harder but you gotta love the sound of a v8. insurance is a real prick at our age though, got my dad to do it for me under his name.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:49 am 
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so more ppl think the xr6 is the better choice and where can i get a performance chip for one of them?

mate chiptorque do them .or you could try sas in sydney .i would say mock would do them also .the first mod i would do is a set of extracters and air box mods .au xr8 snorkel and a k and n filter .then cam and head work .

take both xr8 and xr6 for a drive to see wich 1 you would prefer .you wont be dissapointed :D
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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:21 pm 
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i just bourght a xr6 and mate it hammers. I wouldn't give it up for anything grouse cars

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:21 pm 
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i just bourght a xr6 and mate it hammers. I wouldn't give it up for anything grouse cars

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:43 pm 
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Admitingly b4 i decided to get my XR6 i was looking at a Deep Sea Blue series 2 EL XR8, 185kw donk and well... I never got to drive it but damn it sometimes i wish id rather had the V8! :roll:

BUT ive had this XR6 for 14 months now and well its grown on me so yeah i dont regret buying it.... PLUS the 6's are cheaper to run and cheaper to insure.

Just drive each of them and decide after that which suits you better.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:18 pm 
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go the XR6
i got one and it eats 8's (it has had a few minor upgrades) :D

 

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