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Why do v8 guys seem so unhappy

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Skrrt, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. lmoengnr

    lmoengnr Well-Known Member

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    It makes for a hotter fire, when you want to burn it to the ground...
     
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    It runs nicer on 98 & seems to have more torque down low ,gets way more out of a tank too.

    It's big block 1.6 auto..when working drive it everyday in Shitney peakhour traffic...if got a day off or rostered week off I'll drive vp ute everywhere & Getz will sit for a week or two untouched lol

    First got it be lucky to get 350-400km per tank on junk fuel...slowly messed around fixing things it now gets 500-550km per tank mostly suburban driving or stop/start peak hour traffic.

    317km ex-pizza delivery car haha
     
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    i'm unhappy, this post is still going
     
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    Yeah, reckon I'd be "really unhappy" if the above was my vehicle. Yeah reckon if it was mine I'd be still wishing I was driving a V6..... :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Quite often people ask me if I am running a V8 in my VC....Just this arvo, a fella asked me "A 308?" My reply was "202".

    Yes it has extractors, a 2 1/2" system and a mild cam, but the extra cubes and cylinders it doesn't....So should I be happy or unhappy?
     
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    In these days of confused opinions, genders, and life choices, I think you should get some counselling to assist your decision making in whatever is the current socially accepted degree of un/happiness.
     
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    BOTH:p
     
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    Perplexed.
     
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    That's the problem....Read the thread, or the forum in general, people are saying they are happy with their V8's, yet I am quite happy with my 6.....In fact, I have 8 cars in total, with 6 being 6cyls, 1 V8 and 1 4 cyl and enjoy my 6cyls more than the 4 cyl and V8.....So my idea of being happy obviously varies from the social side of this forum;)
     
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    True....Happy people don't know the difference in the sound of a 6 to an 8 and 2ndly being cheaper to run the 6 compared to the 8 of the same era
     
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    Maybe those who need a few extra cubic inches are making up for the missing inches in other areas..... :p:p:p
     
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    the old 202's sounded quite nice with a cam
     
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    4 inch straight through with no mufflers is pretty sexy, too.
     
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    It doesn't matter who or whether anyone else likes it.
    It only matters to you ( the owner/user),
    Some people love cleaning and working on them , some love just the fact they own them and can sit and stare at them, some love racing them , some love driving occasionally in a spirated manner, some love cruising , some love showing them off, some love not even owning and just talking with owners about their cars
    Therefore it only matters if it puts a smile on your dial .
     
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    I have two V6 cars put them together and I have a 6.6 litre V12 , yippee
     
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    How cute! I'll raise you with my 18.4 litre V24...
     
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    I'll see your V24 and raise you with 17.6L V28 (not including spare engines).
     
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    but does anyone else have a 700HP VolvoFH with 3150Nm of torque , and a 12 speed auto ,? AKA big Bjorn .
     
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    Close....505hp Detroit with an 18 speed road ranger behind it. :D
     
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    What rig is that in, roadrangers are a good transmission and the sound of a Detroit diesel in unmistakable
     
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