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 Post subject: Shaker for your XR8 or GT?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 6:59 pm 
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http://www.shaker.com.au/

That site will show you pictures of the shaker that you can get for any xr8 or GT. Its a costly mod at $1900, but hey if you have the cash to buy a GT, then another 2k would be bugger all!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:44 pm 
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$1900 for that... hmmmm... i dont think i will be throwing my money their way!

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Quite impressive though... is it usefull?

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dunno the first thing about it, but it looks like a forced cold air induction setup, so i guess it would be useful? but as far as bang for your buck... i dont know...

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IMO it looks okay if you like that sort of thing, but apart from getting a bit more air into the air box, it wouldn't be a cost effective mod to do! So people will but! Any of you remember the Mustang Corbra R with the shaker a while back! Same deal! Bloody expensive!


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Love the look - but with indirect mounting and all that extra underbonnet ducting, has the potential to end up warming the air flow more than the standard relativley snorkel. Would be interesting to see any power claim figures...

One would imagine it would be possible to direct mount a shaker to the top of the intake manifold by way of a relocated throttle body taking fresh air directly (i.e. not via a super-long pipe network) via a large panel filter, all mounted via a custom plenum cover replacing the original with it's side mounted throttle body. Unfortunately, it would not pass noise emissions due to the induction roar that it would produce - but hey - who cares! The look would be worth it...the price may not.


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Love the look - but with indirect mounting and all that extra underbonnet ducting, has the potential to end up warming the air flow more than the standard relativley snorkel. Would be interesting to see any power claim figures...

One would imagine it would be possible to direct mount a shaker to the top of the intake manifold by way of a relocated throttle body taking fresh air directly (i.e. not via a super-long pipe network) via a large panel filter, all mounted via a custom plenum cover replacing the original with it's side mounted throttle body. Unfortunately, it would not pass noise emissions due to the induction roar that it would produce - but hey - who cares! The look would be worth it...the price may not.


Considering Most Carbie replacement EFI steps Have The Throttle Body on top of the mainifold (where the carbie would exsit) it suprising it hasn't been done fo EFI cars???

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I'd like to see some artwork on the bulge, but I guess Dick has done it already


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25 posts now Duggy!
When do I get off my Ls?


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It's 50 hours in NSW, so you might have to wait a little longer. :lol:

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Considering Most Carbie replacement EFI steps Have The Throttle Body on top of the mainifold (where the carbie would exsit) it suprising it hasn't been done fo EFI cars???


All to do with emissions - and in this case induction noise (the sucking sound made by an engine as it gulps in air) - this is enough to put most over the EPA regs for new car manufacturers.

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I'm of the thought that shakers (as well as the GTHO badge) should be left on the old XW's and XY's - the REAL GT's.

Still, each to their own.

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Aust, up until now I would have agreed with you completely, but seeing the shaker on Bryan's EL XR8 got me very interested.

And it looks very good on the BA 8's...

In terms of badging... bringing back an old badge did the Monaro wonders, but what did it do to the name?

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Now that's one that I can answer. Bringing back the 'Monaro' name did wonders in regard to the legend surrounding it - giving back interest like you've never seen. The Monaro nameplate has always played second fiddle to the GT and GTHO and in many ways still does - but by a far smaller gap than ever was before.

And by that I refer to the resale prices of older GTs - which in recent decades always commanded a top dollar ($25-35 for a good XY GT and $55K+ for a average XY GTHO) while you'd be struggling to get $15K for a mint low mileage Bathurst GTS Monaro 350 or 327.

That has changed incredibly with genuine Bathurst Monaros now changing hands for $30K+ - ever since the introduction of the new car. You've got to remember - while you and I consider the Commodore a bit of a lemon, most of the younger generation think of it as a legend in it's own right (haw haw haw....) and the association hasn't hurt the name one little bit...


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