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Smoked by a Typhoon

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Jarp, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. Jarp

    Jarp Surely You Jest

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    Well today just confirmed to me the need for a blower as I was just completely smoked by what smelt an E85 tuned Typhoon. Wow....it was letting go of the rears at well over 100km/h....awesome!!
     
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    You might need more than a blower to beat one of them in a straight line.
     
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    Jarp Surely You Jest

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    Yeah can imagine....wife and kids may have to sit on floor 'cos the seats may need to go.
     
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    With the right blower you'll take care of most turbo Falcons on the road while having a much more manageable rig. I had a current shape XR6T with a f*ckoff GTX turbo, great for beating people on the highway but a pretty compromised car everywhere else. Off boost it's just a low comp six, on boost it's an axe murderer. The transition between those two states, good luck managing it if you're on a road with corners. Prefer the throttle response of the V8, you know what you're getting and you can squeeze a really satisfying drive out of it. The high powered turbo sixes though, harder to get into a rhythm and enjoy them, you're constantly fighting the car, the snappy IRS in the Falcons makes it more difficult because once she goes, it's a difficult fish to catch again. Wish Ford did a competition mode on them with relaxed traction control, because with TC on you're wasting your time, with TC off altogether there's a genuine chance you'll bin it if you're not careful, power delivery is like being sucker punched. They're basically nothing nothing nothing EVERYTHING. Wicked cars, just can't drive them half asleep.
     
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    A mate at work has a 2010 FG F6 manual and wants to race my series 2 with W375 package, im a bit nervouse cos i owned a stock FG XR6 Turbo so i know how they go.
    So heres a question. Who thinks a w375 series would go against a stock F6
     
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    If the F6 has had any work done to it i'd say you'll be running second in a 2 horse race.

    (on a track ofcourse ;) )
     
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    The F6 is bone stock, no tune no exhaust...Those six cylinder engine are something else.
     
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    I think you will find out how Jarp felt today (unless he drops a gear change).

    The Turbo falcons are something else. Straight line only, and will never sound as good.
     
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    strgas GRA = REAL HP

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    just what we need on the road another high powered car with low end driver
     
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    SnowDoggyDogg 2ltr? = Only milk & juice

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    You'll get it handed to you if he hooks it up off the line. It's a big if though as they're a tricky car to get right sometimes. I ditched mine for that reason although I'm missing the turbo rush - there's nothing quite like it.

     
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    Ive owned an F6310 they are an animal Std, Stock for stock my Redline will get demolished, but you'll stay with him easily round the twisty's. Not sure how you'd go in a W375 pack though, F6 for the win there too me predicts.
     
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    Agreed.

    I still have my G6E turbo, and the wife drives it now. I drive it once a week, or fortnight, and agree I miss the torque and boost coming on!
     
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    As to who will win what it comes down to who's done what to their car. A mate of a mate with an XR6T that's pulled low 12's had a ride in mine and **** himself with how ferocious the power was. Though i'm sure there's XR6T's out there that would leave mine for dead.

    To be honest I'd be surprised if a W375 doesn't beat an XR6T and even an F6 (both being stock) down the 1/4 mile
     
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    Jarp Surely You Jest

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    Pretty sure the one I played with was not stock as was definitely running E85. I miss that sweet smell of the E85.
     

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