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Old 01-25-2009, 10:04 PM
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Default 2004 jaguar xjr....What performance mods have you done?

I'm just curious on what performance mods have any members done to there XJR's and whathp gains did you get.
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I read somewhere that a fresh set of Flint Grey floormats is good for like 6 HP. Not sure if that was measured at the flywheel or rear wheels, though.
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Default RE: 2004 jaguar xjr....What performance mods have you done?

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You ALWAYS measure floormat hp gain at the rear wheels. (regardless of color)
Check your SAE handbook.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:58 AM
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No shades of grey in that answer, thanks for your specificity Chad!
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I got 8HP, those were black mats though... Seat of the pants adjusted for humidity and altitude.

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Whereabouts in Ohio are you located?
I used to live in central Ohio (now residing in Florida).
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Hi Chad,

I'm on the north side of Columbus in Powell, near the zoo. Hope you're enjoying some sunshine!
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where snowed in down here !
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I grew up in Lexington just outside of Mansfield.
Born in Cincy though (at Good Sam).
Not to rub it in BUT MAN ITS NICE OUTSIDE TODAY DOWN HERE!!!!!!!!!!!! (oops) 73 degrees and just a slight breeze.
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That's funny, I ended uphere as a result of meeting a woman at Mid Ohio for a Can Am race in '82.

'Preciate you rubbing the snow in my wounds, but remember...cold air= dense air= MORE HP !!!

There, that brings us full circle so we can't be accused of hijacking the thread, flint grey or otherwise.
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I need some new floormats!! Can you all direct me to any aftermarket producers that customize floormats? Or perhaps JagTech - can you get me a couple for my 02 XKR 100?

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JTO,
Back in the 70s Mid Ohio was owned by a fellow named Les Grebling (Im sure its some corporation now).
The gate ticket sales were handled by the local Kiwanis club of which my dad was a member. We would go along and sell the programs at the gate for a while and then wander around the race for a while (with Dads paddock pass as well). After a while we would head back to the gate for a sandwich and a pop. The food concessions were the local band boosters and the band members manned the many food stations. (I sold food as well )At that time I dont think you could buy beer there but you could bring your own.
After a big race, usually 4 or 5 a summer if we wanted to make some money we would walk into town an sit on the library steps and wait for the track truck to pick us up. They d ride us out to the track and we would pick up litter with a sack and a short broom handle with a nail in the end. As there were beer cans lying all over one of us would spear a full beer that had been left behind and had been lying in the sun all day. We would usually find some change or maybe a buck or two lying on the ground while picking up litter. There was usually someone would make a big find of $20 to $100. After the days work we would line up to get paid out. The pay was a buck an hour. You d get a five two singles and two quarters (big money at the time for an 11 year old). Then we d all get back in the truck and they would drive us back into town. If you lived on the way you would tap the back window and the driver would pull over and slow down so we could hop out.
Those days are some of my best childhood memories and I feel sorry for the kids nowadays who dont get these opportunities to develop a good work ethic and the satisfaction of earning ones own money. And the fun of riding in the back of a pick up truck with the wind in your hair with your buddies and $7.50 in your pocket for a days work.
Thanks for letting me wax nostalgic for a moment there.
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Thanks Chad,

That was a delightful story, well written and evocative of similar fond memories.

Maybe you were the kid who burnt the toast on my BLT. Just in case, no harm done.
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Nah, I was more ofa spit on your hamburger kinda kid.
anyway I was out of Ohio in 75 and up to Detroit until 89 when I moved to Florida.
Did I see a post by you that said you came up from Fl?
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nobody on the boards here make there 2004 jaguars XJR'S go fast with performance upgrades?
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Come on guys......Let's get back to the subject here. Stay on the topic.

I also need new floormats and don't want to pay through the nose for them. Does anyone know where to get the plush lambswool mats for VDP?[sm=sigh.gif]
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Greetings,

No aftermarket source that I know of for woolies, and I'm sure the factory set is a fortune. I have some used ones...never spit on them, but they are used. PM me if you want talk amongst ourselves.
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Jaguarparts.com has them for $385. Don`t know it that is a good deal or not. I bought mine from ebay for $120.
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Sorry about the bad joke re spitting on hamburgers. It was in poor taste.

http://www.thematsite.com/

source for mats

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I thought it was funny, that's why I stole the line. No offense taken here.
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