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    Finally: 2001 Jaguar XKR coupe.

    After years of looking, dreaming, and drooling, I finally have one.




    (proof pic incoming)

    The good:
    -Damn it's good-looking
    -Damn it's fast
    -Damn that V8 roars (rear muffler delete)
    -Damn it's comfortable after a long drive home

    The bad:
    -Damn those supercharger bearings shouldn't be growling like that
    -Damn that front end clunks
    -Damn that 2000 RPM drone gets tiresome
    -Damn check engine light
    "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
    -Redliner, ironically




    #2
    Congrats!

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      #3
      Fantastic! The last of properly Jag-looking, sleek Jaguars.

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        #4
        Was this the one in Ohio? Such a handsome car, love it! 👍

        Bikes:Honda VFR 800 Honda 919
        Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport
        Cars:Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Jaguar XJR 4.0
        Broken:Ford Bronco 4.9 4x4

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          #5
          Awesome car.
          Whys the drone there at 2k rpm? Is it cause of the muffler delete?
          Last edited by Sony; April 2nd, 2018, 12:43 PM.

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            #6
            Yup; the rear muffler had resonating tendencies that were lost with the delete.
            "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
            -Redliner, ironically



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              #7
              ?
              "I'm sure Burger King is doing great in Germany, but they're not exactly stopping making schnitzels."

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                #8
                Now that looks mean, fantastic!

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                  #9
                  Perfect replacement for the XJR! Me mad jelly!

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                    #10
                    This is brilliant

                    Current Car List:
                    '04 Citroen Pluriel
                    '77 Zastava 101 (49% share)
                    '16 F20 M140i
                    '90 NA MX-5 1.6
                    Gone:
                    '96 E39 523i... Eggplant Edition
                    '99 VFR 800 FI
                    '01 Golf IV 1.4
                    '88 E34 535

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                      #11
                      Current status: mid-refurbishment.




                      Needs a whole bunch of cooling system hoses, front suspension work, and supercharger rebuild. Should be back on the road soonish.
                      "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
                      -Redliner, ironically



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                        #12
                        Whoa, long time no update. It's running great now, still needs a bit of work to remove one last suspension clunk, and the exhaust is still on the drone-y side of sporty, but I can avoid that with a simple downshift.

                        Latest fix is replacements for faded key fob buttons. Thanks Ford parts bin for making this a cheap fix!
                        "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
                        -Redliner, ironically



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                          #13
                          How much did the supercharger rebuild set you back? You can PM me if you don't want to advertise it, or just tell me to sod off, it is none of my business.
                          "I don't care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating" -Boss Tweed

                          We’ve gone from 'Hope and Change' to 'Hope and Change Your Story.' -Bill Maher

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                            #14
                            Totaled about $110 in parts including new supercharger gear oil, but it was only a partial rebuild. I swapped out the rear needle bearings and the coupler between the pulley and the rotors, but left the snout bearings and the middle rotor pack bearings alone as they didn't sound that bad and I didn't have access to the necessary tools or machine shop.
                            "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
                            -Redliner, ironically



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                              #15
                              Glad to hear the X100 is back in good health! I think the M90 in mine is probably due for a refresh eventually, but no scary noises so far (touches wood).

                              Bikes:Honda VFR 800 Honda 919
                              Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport
                              Cars:Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Jaguar XJR 4.0
                              Broken:Ford Bronco 4.9 4x4

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                                #16
                                For some reason I can’t see the pics but congrats on the V8 powered Barca lounger... a gorgeous one (I presume, since I can’t see the photos) at that.
                                Originally posted by tigger
                                The Lord spoke, "Let there be angry V8s, whistling turbos and big ass cams." And it was good.

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                                  #17
                                  Mirror selfie. Also need to make an exhaust video at some point now that I've replaced the center muffler with an X-pipe; I'm probably going to put the stock rear resonators back on before my next road trip, as it's quite loud right now and still drones at cruising speed.
                                  "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
                                  -Redliner, ironically



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                                    #18
                                    Put on a set of 2005 quad-pipe rear resonators, and now the car is on the quiet side, but when I go WOT they still bellow accordingly. Now prepping the BBS Milans from a Dallas junkyard (thanks to Spectre for checking them out) with a replacement trim ring and wax before they get mounted with new tires.
                                    "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
                                    -Redliner, ironically



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