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I would like to see my 04 XLR have a little more punch off the line. Is it feasable to change the rear end gears to accomplish this? I can live with less top end if I can get more low end.
 

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I would like to see my 04 XLR have a little more punch off the line. Is it feasable to change the rear end gears to accomplish this? I can live with less top end if I can get more low end.
 
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Corvette gears

I looked into this about a year and a half ago with my 04, but was deterred by members that thought the warranty would be compromised. Corvette would have gears for this unit that would do the trick.
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gdfc said:
I would like to see my 04 XLR have a little more punch off the line. Is it feasable to change the rear end gears to accomplish this? I can live with less top end if I can get more low end.
 

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Before you go messing with gear change you might want to install the Corsa exhaust system in your 04.
I did mine and it made a world of difference in the low end "punch", plus it sounds so cool.
 

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2 things....

Eyedoc's right, hold down the TC disabling button for about 8 seconds while stopped, this will remove both levels of traction control, and I think it sets the tranny to "aggressive" mode or you can 'manushift' wich I find slow to respond when she's floored, compared to the auto.

2nd, I got my a-- kicked by a Subie WRX STi in every gear up to 85--on a twisty part of the Saw Mill River Parkway in Westchester, NY, and I didn't have enough tire to even follow him faster than 85-90, she was tire-squealing like a pig--pressure was perfect.

At the light when I caught up (same exit) he graciously offered that I'd probably overtake him at high speeds--but the XLR doesn't have the tires to handle those speeds on twisties--it wasn't my best ride in my XLR "luxury roadster touring car"!

I would also appreciate different gearing, but on a lease/warranty car? I can't mess with it!

Hurts to have the ponies/weight advantage, and get your butt kicked anyway:yesnod

WRX claimed to have done no work to his ride.

As Aviator said at the time, "sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you".

Next ride will have to be the XLR V or the GT-40--at least I won't get beat up by Subies! But then I lose my drop-top (with the GT-40) by then, the new Lotus Esprit should be out (I only buy American, but I would consider British....darn it isn't going to be an easy decision in Feb 08' (but it will be fun shopping):D !

--Bob (Dadonator)
 

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same problem I'm having with the V, not enough rubber on the ground for all that power. I didn't want to go wider than the 255 stock, but I had 275 on my XLR and I can really feel the difference.


Like Phil said.... "do you have any idea what you look like peeling out like a common 'Stang Banger in your six figure car?"........it's not good:nodno
 
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Bob,
No trouble with Subie's here. I wasted one just yesterday. He kept egging me on at every light, so I finally pulled the shifter over into the gate and left it right there in the aggressive mode. Loud and a lot of tire squeeling, but by 60 or 70 I'm sure he could see the V badge on the trunk. He didn't come up to the line at the next light
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Eyedoc's right, hold down the TC disabling button for about 8 seconds while stopped, this will remove both levels of traction control, and I think it sets the tranny to "aggressive" mode or you can 'manushift' wich I find slow to respond when she's floored, compared to the auto.

2nd, I got my a-- kicked by a Subie WRX STi in every gear up to 85--on a twisty part of the Saw Mill River Parkway in Westchester, NY, and I didn't have enough tire to even follow him faster than 85-90, she was tire-squealing like a pig--pressure was perfect.

At the light when I caught up (same exit) he graciously offered that I'd probably overtake him at high speeds--but the XLR doesn't have the tires to handle those speeds on twisties--it wasn't my best ride in my XLR "luxury roadster touring car"!

I would also appreciate different gearing, but on a lease/warranty car? I can't mess with it!

Hurts to have the ponies/weight advantage, and get your butt kicked anyway:yesnod

WRX claimed to have done no work to his ride.

As Aviator said at the time, "sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you".

Next ride will have to be the XLR V or the GT-40--at least I won't get beat up by Subies! But then I lose my drop-top (with the GT-40) by then, the new Lotus Esprit should be out (I only buy American, but I would consider British....darn it isn't going to be an easy decision in Feb 08' (but it will be fun shopping):D !

--Bob (Dadonator)
 
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