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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:48 am 
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how much does the xr8 ute weigh?? thinking of getting one and wondering what kind of weight i will be pulling

also, any way to get better traction in the utes?

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:54 am 
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XR8 kerb mass - 1835kg
GVM - 2370kg

Are you looking at a new one? if you are let me know and i'll see what i can do for you.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:55 am 
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concorde wrote:
XR8 kerb mass - 1835kg
GVM - 2370kg


damn thats a lot, thought it'd be lighter than a sedan!?

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:59 am 
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not really, only 100kg heavier than a sedan, bare in mind that a ute doesn't have the full length roof for ragidity so they have to put in larger chassis rails underneath so it doesn't fold in half.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:47 pm 
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If you are looking at getting a BA XR8 ute dont worry about traction problems all you need are a set of half decent tyres . the only time you have traction problems is when you want to :D But you can expect a large tyre bill if you drive hard i have done 50 000 Ks and gone through 3 sets of rear tyres and 1 front set . If you do get one Happy Holden Hunting :twisted:
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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:51 pm 
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If you are looking at getting a BA XR8 ute dont worry about traction problems all you need are a set of half decent tyres . the only time you have traction problems is when you want to :D But you can expect a large tyre bill if you drive hard i have done 50 000 Ks and gone through 3 sets of rear tyres and 1 front set . If you do get one Happy Holden Hunting :twisted:


i do drive hard i must say... especially around corner and on brakes...

i can get a SCHMICK xr8 ute, black, hard cover, 17's...30k on the clock for 34 thou... no accidents (auto though)

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:43 pm 
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IIRC a m8 of mine with a showroom stock BA XR8 ute ran 14.6 down the 1/4

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:41 am 
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Absolutely nothing wrong with an auto'

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:57 pm 
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I tend to disagree with the traction issues about the BA XR8... good tyres aint really gonna help traction, just help drain your bank account. I got $400 Pirellis on the back, sticky as a cat to carpet and they only done me 9,000k's and i dont flog the crap out of it. Theyre just so light on the back end, you hit a tram track or inspection plate in the road while your accellarating (not even hard) and you can feel it break traction.....

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:49 pm 
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The key to traction is weight distribution and the compound of the tyre. Obviously weight distribution is harder to achieve so the biggest improvements come when changing tyre compounds. On a ute however, a tyre can only do so much as there isn't much weight in the back there...

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:59 am 
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I have had the original set of tyres Dunlop SP 3000s not much grip, Toyo
Proxes T1-S ok but not cheap then a set of Dunlop SP 9000s not as good as the Toyos all these were around $400 a tyre I then put on a set of Federal 595s and im very impresed only $150 a tyre and a s**t load of grip i have done 9000 Ks on them and they are lasting very well unlike the Dunlops.
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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:21 pm 
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Lux Pack now available on the Utes!

YEAH BABY!
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Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:10 am 
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Lux Pack now available on the Utes!

YEAH BABY!


What utes would they be?

 

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