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Old 01-06-2003, 21:45   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down BA Wagon - V8? Turbo 6?

Whats the deal?

Can you get a BA Wagon in any model with a V8 or turbo 6?

Going by the ford homepage, you can't. The I6 in std or lpg.

Isn't the wagon based on the ute (or the other way round)? It comes with any engine combo.

As my family is expanding, the need for a wagon is on the cards and I want something with a bit of traffic light mumbo...

I will have to see if I can get an AUIII V8 wagon....

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I'd go for an LPG (Futura?) wagon and fit an aftermarket turbo kit or supercharger kit for around $8,000. It'll have plenty mumbo and be economical to boot.
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Old topic. If you want a wagon from Ford it comes with plain vanilla I6 only. No excitement allowed!
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Re: BA Wagon - V8? Turbo 6?

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Isn't the wagon based on the ute (or the other way round)? It comes with any engine combo.

Nope, since the AU's cab-chassis ute the wagon has become a bit of an orphan. It shares the rear leaf spring arrangement of the ute but it's wheelbase is that of the LWB sedans (Fairlanes). The Ute wheelbase is longer again and it has it's own unique rear subframe.

That doesn't mean Ford couldn't build it with the V8 or T6 if they choose to they just don't.

If you can hold out I reckon the Raptor(E265) vehicle will provide you with what you are after.
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The old EF XR6 wagon's, that was a nice wagon, pity it got killed off.
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Re: BA Wagon - V8? Turbo 6?

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As my family is expanding, the need for a wagon is on the cards and I want something with a bit of traffic light mumbo...
Why not one of these?



6 spd wagon, LS1 with cam/heads and nice big Harrops.

Wheels are Kahn RSRs.

Plenty of traffic light mumbo.
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Brendan:
If I 'HAD' to buy a wagon you could count on it. Ford are no hopers in the wagon game these days.
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Nice wheels Brendan ... but there seems something wrong with the shape of that Ford - what model is it?
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Nice wheels Brendan ... but there seems something wrong with the shape of that Ford - what model is it?
Unfortunately not mine, but yes, very nice.

It's a VX Exec wagon, they didn't make a 6 spd Berlina the spoilsports, with a VX SS front end.

Although, checking the Holden website, there only appears to be a V8 auto option for Berlina wagons now, no V8 for Exec wagons.
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Add an Herrod exhaust to the BA wagon I6 to get over 200kW, add 18", lowered, black duco, tint.......looks and probably goes better than an AU V8 wagon IMO.

As for the Commodore Option, Its painfull to admit it, but a Gen 3, 6 speed VT11 exec sounds like alot of fun....ewwuu, I feel dirty just saying it, lol.
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