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Rolling Road day
« on: May 31, 2009, 20:10:52 PM »
Would the last day of august be ok for day rolling road day can you guys let me know so i can book it

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 20:30:35 PM »
Where is it going to be held?  ???

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2009, 20:33:42 PM »
31st August right? Just checked that's a Monday.
That's fine with me as I don't work, I guess a few will have to book it off work (i.e. Heather, and those who work weekdays).

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2009, 20:37:28 PM »
Have to get back to ya on that one m8. would luv to go! just getting time off work!
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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2009, 20:39:32 PM »
31st August right? Just checked that's a Monday.
That's fine with me as I don't work, I guess a few will have to book it off work (i.e. Heather, and those who work weekdays).

Is that the date you meant Dave ?? A Monday seems an odd day to do it ??
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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009, 20:44:15 PM »
Yeah does seem a little odd the day, but it varies as everyone either works weekends or works weekdays (hence why some people couldn't come today). Perhaps a Friday evening when people often leave off work early would be a good idea?

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2009, 20:47:57 PM »
is it only a 2wd roller, as would be good to go 4WD but can do either, will have to check about work but should be ok, need to hurry up and get my phase 2 sorted out!
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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2009, 20:59:50 PM »
Oh right, I know a place nearby that has a 4WD roller in Manningtree Essex. Think it's called Abbots Racing, have any of you guys heard of that?

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2009, 21:13:19 PM »
Nope not heard of it!
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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2009, 21:26:10 PM »
I'm sure it begins with an A- I'll have to find out. We may go their prior to the one in August, perhaps get some rough reading of what the car is pushing out as mainly standard now. Don't want to go to an RR, I don't think we should risk it as the gaskets need doing on the SE2 and a proper service first.

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2009, 22:19:38 PM »
Its not the date i just want to know if anybody would like to go iwas thinking a sat or sunday will have to ask mark at cournatys what day we can have but i got to get numbers

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2009, 23:51:03 PM »
Sounds cool mr ;D

Want to see if ive improved the bhp after the works ive done ;)
Let us know the cost ect as last time i checked with courtneys it was a bit expensive  8)
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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2009, 00:14:20 AM »
Ditto I can ask them about re mapping my standard ecu to a 3.2
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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2009, 00:38:52 AM »
31st August right? Just checked that's a Monday.
That's fine with me as I don't work, I guess a few will have to book it off work (i.e. Heather, and those who work weekdays).

Isn't that the Bank Holiday Monday?

If so, are you sure that the RR place will be open.  If it is, it might be a good day because those who normally work Monday to Friday may be able to make it.

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2009, 01:05:45 AM »
If it is a bank holiday an there open i'm there m8( or manningtree vix!!??)  8)
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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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Re: Rolling Road day
« 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
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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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Re: Rolling Road day
« 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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Re: Rolling Road day
« 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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Re: Rolling Road day
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Re: Rolling Road day
« 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
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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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Re: Rolling Road day
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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 ;)


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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2009, 22:12:26 PM »
What ive done to my car so far is schrick cams irmsher power cap and a larger throttle body courtnay clutch an a group n chip a DB9 induction kit .Iv'e got to put on my four in to one stainless steel manifold thats 2.5 inc .Its been decated  aswell

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« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2009, 22:31:27 PM »
I no what ya mean Shifty about RR being a possible disappointment! Think everyone should expect a bit less than what they work out on paper! Every car looses most of its ' horses' within the first 35'000 miles! an no cally is that low on miles!!! But RR gets the thumb up from me,I have a 4x4 turbo. Chipped, uprated intercooler wiv in car boost switch. and (according to last owner) is 270bhp wood like to know for sure. went to meet wiv calibraboy. his did a very good job of keeping up!!! (till the car in front of me moved over!! lol)  NA his is QUICK. (at getting to national speed limit) ;) :)
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« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2009, 22:42:34 PM »
That was fun don't think the guy in the ST liked it when we went passed :D :D

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« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2009, 23:11:03 PM »
Feel sorry for anyone around town that day,espcilay when we headed out towards the orwell. Imagain looking in ya rear view mirror, The first thing ya see is vix's yellow cally closely followed by calibra boy wiv 3 turbo 4x4's (2 LE's) all gunning it up behind ya spread across both lanes. GREAT if ya a cally owner!! ;D ;D
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« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2009, 00:28:53 AM »
Would of been a good laugh if we had some idiot give it to one of us on sunday :D
There would of been a wave of calis all over them like a squadron of spitfires on attack mode 8)
Could of done the police interceptor move on them and boxed them in :D

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« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2009, 14:06:28 PM »
Would of been a good laugh if we had some idiot give it to one of us on sunday :D
There would of been a wave of calis all over them like a squadron of spitfires on attack mode 8)
Could of done the police interceptor move on them and boxed them in :D


Yeah boxing them in would have been funny

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« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2009, 17:51:38 PM »
in my experiance the vauxhalls i've had rolling roaded havn't lost much bhp at all, infact my standard mk3 astra gsi c20xe made 156bhp more the stock figures , and the calibra LE made 194bhp when that was stock so not bad at all! rolling road days get a big thumbs up from me too, just a good day out with as load of laughs, who cares what engines got what bhp!
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« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2009, 18:05:17 PM »
who cares what engines got what bhp!

Erm.....anyone who puts their car on a rolling road i'd assume?

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« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2009, 18:15:24 PM »
well thats not to reason i go, yeah its nice to know what you've got, but i go to have a laugh with my mates!
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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2009, 18:23:14 PM »
How about a pub? An event? a club?

Just being a wind up mate, do what you want ;)

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« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2009, 19:57:48 PM »
Im off to courtnays wednesday to see what day we can have if they can't do it i know ATP will they have a four wheel drive one

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2009, 11:31:32 AM »
I just got back from Courtnays and they only have space in october ,tehy aslo said that the car's would run better at that time of year so those of you who want to come let me know .Cause we need at least 15 car's so put your name down thanks
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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2009, 14:49:51 PM »
Any price and how many runs do you get?

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2009, 14:56:26 PM »
The problem that people have always had getting RR sessions organised in the past is the problem of getting that many members to commit to turning up on the day (and paying in advance, so that the organiser isn't out of pocket if anyone doesn't turn up).  Considering how difficult it can be to get 15 people to turn up to Regional events, like the recent East Anglian meet, or the Yorkshire meets etc., it could be difficult to get 15 members to sign-up for a RR session.  Don't let me put you off - if you can get 15 members committed good luck to you.

You might need to set up a session provisionally and then advertise it on .com, .net, migweb, VBOC etc. & see if you can get enough people interested.  15 members at 30mins each would take over 8 hrs (allowing for changeover times) - a full day.  If sessions are a bit shorter, it might take less time, but not everyone will want to hang around for the whole day.

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2009, 19:34:43 PM »
It's not just for the east the hole club can come . Think it would be good for those who are going to mod ther car to see what she's got then go from there .I will be posting it on the vauxhall drivers club site aswell

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« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2009, 19:45:46 PM »

I must say I tried doing one with courtenay but had issues with having to pay deposit and numbers etc so the list got started months in advance but I ended up cancelling it!

You never no though with plenty of advertisment it might kick off but also bearing inmind there was a big rolling road thing not that long ago so numbers may be low if they have attended that already.
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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #46 on: June 03, 2009, 19:49:36 PM »
When was that?

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« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2009, 20:04:11 PM »
I did a list long Ago now but the rolling road thing was not that long ago. Was a total vauxhall thing I think someone will know what PM on about chip for instance!
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« Reply #48 on: June 03, 2009, 23:10:07 PM »
When was that?

There was one member who tried to get a RR session organised last September/October and another one who was planning one for earlier this year (February?).

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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2009, 23:20:15 PM »
Sorry I just noticed how poor my sentancing is! Was suffering with my eyes from hayfever, only starting affecting me from last year and now with the warm weather its back lollipop

The PM is meant to be I'm. I tried to organise a very long time ago now but there was a major rolling event carried out over loads of vx sites that loads attended from all over because it was carried out professionally!

There that's better then the above post I put! Have dosed up on hayfever tablets which has now stopped my itchy nose and sore eyes!
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« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2009, 23:22:34 PM »
Bloody phone!! Lollipop is obviously lol but my predictive text gives me pre destined words sorry peeps
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« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2009, 23:32:01 PM »
I loved lollipop.....that could be your new username/nickname Dave, what do you reckon??
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« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2009, 12:57:25 PM »
I loved lollipop.....that could be your new username/nickname Dave, what do you reckon??
yeah lets  call him that

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« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2009, 22:38:46 PM »
Arr don't be nasty lol
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Re: Rolling Road day
« Reply #54 on: June 05, 2009, 16:28:17 PM »
That could be a good chat up line .Hi my name is lollipop what's yours