Different XR8 models - letter from Tickford
Everyone I ask seems to give me a different answer as to the components that Tickford upgraded on the EL series II XR8 as well as AUI and AUII XR8 and T-series vehicles. So I decided to get it straight from the horse's mouth. Maybe others might find it interesting:
Thanks for your correspondence.
The revisions to the EL II XR8 included Explorer upper and lower intake
manifolds, extractors and sports exhaust resulting in 185kw.
The manifolds were carried over into all AU 5.0L V8 engines, bringing them
to 175kw. To this the XR8 added extractors and exhaust to obtain 185kw.
The AU I TE50 and AUII XR8 200kw engines add to this a new camshaft, roller
rockers, larger air intake, and modified computer.
The T-Series 220kw engine adds to this a different camshaft, aluminium
Motorsport heads, 70mm throttle body, ported upper and lower manifolds,
higher fuel pressure (via regulator) and an oil cooler.
We don't retail any parts, but most or all of these parts should be
available through any Ford Dealer Parts department. For genuine Ford
Motorsport components, you may want to contact SVO on (07) 3891 2887.
Customer Technical Assistance
Tickford Vehicle Engineering
Phone: (03) 9300 7100