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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 3:57 pm 
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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 3:59 pm 
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It's a AU1 XR8
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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:11 pm 
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yes they did, and as we all know the winning ba super cars still run the windsor 5L motor or whatever cubes they make them.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:10 pm 
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i thought the v8 supercars ran a 5000cc (304?!?) SVO block

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 10:22 pm 
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Im a ford supporter but I like holden too. Well I dont like the bad service from holden, or the lies, or the problems with the piston slapping LS1's , other than these main points I think they fairly equal. Have you seen that latest add from holden scaring drivers into sticking with holden servicing ? F**k me go the scare tactics.

It's a bloody shame I didn't get to test drive an AU3 XR8 but they are out of my price range. Instead I bought a gen3 6 speed manual with a few mods to it. I just wonder if my loan will get approved, I don't think it will and if that's the case i will still be driving my reliable cheap to run AU forte dual fueler. But if I do get the SS hope you guys still pull over to help me when it breaks down !!
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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 10:26 pm 
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at least you're honest about the problems they have, and yeah seeing as you already have the unfortunate case of driving the holden, we will pull over to help, we feel for people like yourself, lol :wink:
there is a website about the piston slap - www.pistonslap.com
it's dedicated to GM, lol.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 6:36 pm 
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what kinda quarter time did the series one do? my mate just bought one

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 6:47 pm 
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185kw - 15.0sec
the ss at the time, series one did 15.5, i don't know if that's the optioned up 195kw

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 9:52 pm 
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Dont worry, xshore, if your SS Commodore breaks down, give me a call and I'll come and give you a tow to the nearest Ford dealership for a trade-in (jokes) LOL

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:35 pm 
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Also your comparing a 302 windsor to a 350 chev a bit of cubes there!!!
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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:04 pm 
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xshore wrote:
I did add that comment about the 6 speed manual SS and it does seem like a direct comparison, but without comparing I will say that I Was very dissapointed with the XR8. It really felt that my au I6 falcon had almost as much power. I wouldn't mind hearing from someone if they have driven both the xr8 AU series 1 and 3 and how they compared.
ive got a series 1 au xr8 manual and i love it its not the fastest but ill run any i6 au as for the vt vx they may go a little better but for how long? also what are you after a whole package or just a fast car if you just want speed spend $20,000 on a old style capri with a clevo in it you wont get passed very often then,but truly as a package the au is a good thing i just wished i got a live axel instead of irs but hey its your money buy a vt if thats what you want i test drove a few and would have only got a 5.0 not a 5.7 oil burner but then i sobered up and relised i can only own fords
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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:43 pm 
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if only i could test drive a v8! Especially ford. I would be addicted i wouldnt get out of the car!

yeh i heard the AU S1 had a few problems and hence why it has been let down in performance. but wat can ya do . i still love em! just have the spirit!

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:27 pm 
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what kinda quarter time did the series one do? my mate just bought one

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We just went to whip a*** wednesday at motoplex, Perth and pretty much they were running 15's, there where also 2 SS crapadores running about the same as well.
Next week we plan to take the TE down there and see what sort of time that will do probally somewhere in the 14's.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:27 pm 
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evil6 wrote:
what kinda quarter time did the series one do? my mate just bought one

e6


We just went to whip a*** wednesday at motoplex, Perth and pretty much they were running 15's, there where also 2 SS crapadores running about the same as well.
Next week we plan to take the TE down there and see what sort of time that will do probally somewhere in the 14's.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:27 pm 
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evil6 wrote:
what kinda quarter time did the series one do? my mate just bought one

e6


We just went to whip a*** wednesday at motoplex, Perth and pretty much they were running 15's, there where also 2 SS crapadores running about the same as well.
Next week we plan to take the TE down there and see what sort of time that will do probally somewhere in the 14's.

 

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