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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Inc. View Post
    Hi Perko, ute looks tidy and tasteful.

    With the herrod cams, why did you choose to go with them over the other brands out there, say Crow, for example?

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    G'day Gab. The reason I went with the Herrod cams is for two reasons. I wanted better torque and midrange from my Boss motor. I wasn't interested in outright power. Some of the cams that I have seen generate more power but at higher revs. I am not interested in spinning at 6500 rpm all day and not interested in lining up for a "who's got the most power" game that some blokes love. A useable motor with good all round characteristics is what I am chasing. The ute is driven mostly on weekends and I also have some fun on the track. So the the package must be nice to drive around town and the highway but also have some stonk on the track. I think these cams are perfect for this with my current set up.

    The second reason is that I wanted that old school V8 idle without the need for 3 inch exhausts and big lumpy cams. The Herrod cams sound awesome and I have driven in a GT that had them installed. Very impressed with the sound and improved torque and midrange.

    If there was a third I would say that Rob Herrod does great work, so I would back his products day in day out. He has helped me with advice even though I am in Toowoomba. My way of sticking with a business that offers great service and back up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnout View Post
    Ute looks fantastic, Glen.
    Cheers buddy. How your beast coming along?
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    Fair enough mate. Good luck with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Inc. View Post
    Fair enough mate. Good luck with it.
    Thanks mate. If it's OK I will ask you for some advice for track days soon. After some improvements without going overboard.
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    No worries mate, happy to help and in a public way too. The more people out there on the track, the better. I'll always be around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XR6menace View Post
    Keep me in the loop Glenn more than happy to come out and play with ya mate
    That's a given Daz. Looking at getting down to Qld Raceway more this year and a few other track days. Will let you know when the ute goes into Elite. If you are about town that week I will let Paul know that you can take it for a spin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Inc. View Post
    No worries mate, happy to help and in a public way too. The more people out there on the track, the better. I'll always be around.
    Much appreciated. Will be in touch.
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    The ute looks fantastic mate. I like the mods you have done, it's made it a bloody nice car.

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    Thanks for all the comments guys. Like all good things sometimes they come to an end. I have decided to sell the ute. It will be returned to standard and then sold. Some of the parts I will keep and some I will sell on Ebay. I love this ute but the need to take more than one passenger has meant that it is time to say goodbye. It's been a good ride but I am looking forward to the new beast.
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    I think we're also looking forward to your new beast. It's just that we don't know what it is.
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