Those power figures look about what would be needed to get a BA up and moving, the heavy suckers that they are. I wouldn't hold my breath though a post like this comes up about once a week. If only ford would listen to what the xr8 & GT buyers want. MORE FLIPPING POWER AND TORQUE
from what it sounds like Ford AUstralia wont have a choice, as Ford US will stop making a 5.4 and only have a 6.2 to replace it :-) They speculate that it will happen by 2006 (which means late 05 in USA)
Power outputs were not mentioned but it seems very likely that we will get this engine sometime in 2006, about the time for many current BA owners to upgrade!
Bah i'll be looking to upgrade at the end of this year and I'm a BA owner!
Falcon Killer (if you believe what Ford Service Departments have to say about me)
AU II XR6 - October 2001 ~ December 2002 - RIP
BA XR6 - December 2002 ~ Soon to disappear if Ford CRC can't fix it....
45,000km service coming up - and i'll be asking for a sizable list of fixes:
* Gearbox (3rd time)
* Steering click (5th time)
* Brake Shudder (2nd time, and has the applied "Fix")
Just because it has a bigger bore with the same stroke, doesnt meant its going to rev harder.... Its still about piston velocity, nothing else. You could have a 10 inch bore in with a similar stroke, it still will not rev any harder. Its about stroke length and piston speed. Not how square it is (though when the stroke length is right, then and only then does it come into play, but if your already pushing stupid piston speeds, there is no room for an increase).
I heard the block was being redeveloped, not just bored out.
I also heard it was going to be brand new, who do you believe?
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