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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2009, 08:37:58 AM »
I just found out the Maninngtree one is like a motorsport kind of place and not sure they have a Rolling Road but there is one local on an Industrial Estate called Frost Motors, they do RR's but they are only 2WD rollers, only nearest 4WD is Chelmsford way.

Besides Courtney should be a fun treck. Just need prices.


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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2009, 14:37:56 PM »
I'd be up for it depending on what day it is  ;D

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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2009, 17:22:54 PM »
In a non sarcastic tone, why would anyone who hasn't got a modified engine want to go on a rolling road day?

Be sure to post up all your v6 graphs so we can see how much money and work you have put in to make an extra 5bhp ;D

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2009, 17:27:07 PM »
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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2009, 17:37:51 PM »
I just want to see how many of my horsies have escaped  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2009, 17:39:34 PM »
Good answers but still pointless.

1) This reason will only result in disappointment.

2) Benchmarking the inevitable fail.

How many XE owners on here have a car pushing out more BHP than a stock LET? How much money would be needed to achieve the same BHP of a stock LET?

How many modified v6's on here are pushing out more than a stock LET?

A dose of reality is good for you sometimes :)

I just want to see how many of my horsies have escaped  ;D

What will that achieve other than pissing you off?

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2009, 17:47:28 PM »
[email protected], I just want to clarify your perspective on tuning, is a calibra with a non calibra engine still a calibra? If the answer to that is "yes", is a car only defined by its shell? If the answer to that is "no", does this mean you are a fan of calibra engines being put into other cars?

I think you know what i'm getting at.

Nobody on here seems to seriously tune their XE's unless they convert them to turbos and most v6 owners pull the engine out and go straight for the omega v6 engines!!

Just surprised at the lack of tuning that actually goes on with CC.Com yet I'm always seeing "rolling road day" and "supercharging" threads ???

I think this recession and drop in calibra prices is going to see the rise of the chav calibra owner who put stickers all over the shell and just bolt sh*t onto the bodywork instead of engine tuning :-\

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« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2009, 19:08:26 PM »
Iv'e put a lot of money in to mine iv'e dont the cams the head and a few more things to the car and the last time .I put her on i got 170 and that was before the cams so i want to see what she got now ask vic she was next to me then behind me

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2009, 19:12:37 PM »
Iv'e put a lot of money in to mine iv'e dont the cams the head and a few more things to the car and the last time .I put her on i got 170 and that was before the cams so i want to see what she got now ask vic she was next to me then behind me

Now that's why you should definately be going to a rolling road, you are a rare member on here with an XE not producing 150bhp or less!

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« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2009, 19:37:23 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2009, 19:47:30 PM »
If i have a drop in power i will be pissed

Excuse the pun but its a good learning "curve" if you have lost power. Alot of people buy engine mods that state "gain up to 5bhp" and automatically add that 5bhp to their factory bhp. The trick is to get the right mods and to have it RR'd after any significant mods such as a full sports exhaust fitted or a chip etc. I'm not saying that's what you have done as you're obviously not one of those people.

What mods have you currently done mate?

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2009, 20:07:14 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2009, 20:19:41 PM »
What I was basically getting at [email protected] was that it seems on alot of other forums including calibra forums, there are alot of tuning threads but it seems to be cosmetic orientated on this site. That's not a bad thing at all but I just noticed that alot of people overhype the 3.0 or 3.2 engine conversions and how superior the XE is to the XEV but there is a severe shortage of XE's with more than 150bhp or 2.5 v6's above 167bhp. Your reasons for not tuning your v6 are sensible IMO but this doesn't indicate your views on tuning with regards to what you personally believe is a "tuned" calibra. Is it people tuning an original calibra engine or are you more for the removal of calibra engines and replacing with other GM engines for the sake of gaining performance? If I was to ever tune a calibra, i'd use the calibra engine range to maintain the calibras originality whereas alot of members just prefer the aesthetics of the calibra but admit that the engines are inferior to other options that are available such as omega engines :)

Going by your ideal version of a calibra being a...

3.2L V6 4x4 cabriolet

(which I didn't know before now), I can now see that you are more for power gains regardless of where the engine originated at the cost of losing the "originality" of the factory built calibra :)

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« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2009, 20:30:23 PM »
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« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2009, 20:37:40 PM »
IF the Calibra was a real 'classic' (i.e. either a 'supercar', or something really revolutionary, like the Citroen Light 15 Traction Avant, or DS, or the Morris Minor or Mini), then keeping it as 'standard' as possible would be the best way of maintaining its value.  I don't see the Calibra as being in that category, so I am less of a purist about it.  However, in about another 15-20 years, good examples of original Calibras will be much rarer and may be worth something (not a lot, but relatively more than they are now).  However, sensitively 'tuned' Calibras, that keep to the basic precepts of the original car, may also hold their value, especially if the mods have been well done.

Generally a tuned, or even modified engine, does less, IMHO, to destroy the 'essence' of the original car than significant bodywork modifications.

That's the answer I was looking for mate and I pretty much agree with you :)

I wasn't taking the piss, just never had this discussion with you before considering you are a clever chap ;)