T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Mate it's gotta be a V8??? Maybe Not....
Yes i'm sitting here at the strider skunk works, and a thought came up that i'd like to share and discuss, and please as hard as it is for us to keep on the right track here lol, i'd like a contructive reply, as i think it will be a good discussion.
For the guys and gals who don't currently own a V8, what are your real thoughts on a bent 8 Falcon. Do you think it's a must have before you leave this world (be all end all) or you don't see what all the fuss is about.
With the XR6-T being so popular and rapidly becoming the cult car of the Aussie muscle sedan, i often wonder if it will make the V8 battle defunct. I can only speak of experience after driving 6 pack Falcons and comparing it with a 4 cylinder. Sure a Japanese turbo 4 (Nissan Silvia, FJ20 powered Skylines etc) are alot quicker but the feeling and balance of the Inline 6 feels much much better to drive despite the lack of pace compared. It seems no 4 cylinder will ever be as smooth as an I6, yes thats including a boxer 4 as well. So the otherside of the token is will a V8 have that feel good feeling over a forced 6 taking 1/4 mile drag times aside.
Lastly for the guys that own a V8, would you go to a 6 cylinder (forced or atmo) or are you hooked and will not touch a car without 8 pots under the bonnet.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)