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Old 06-16-2003, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
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Was at the Ford vs Holden show on the weekend. Lotsa nice cars, both holden and Ford's but the reason for the post is that on the Morpowa stand or next to it (there was no one around to talk to about it) was a black XR8 sedan with a CAPA blower kit on it. Dunno wether it was Morpowa's or CAPA's but it had dyno readout's for 310 rwkw, an it was being advertised, fitted and tuned for $8550. (i think thats right). Putting this into consideration, not far away was a Monaro Gen 3 with a Starr performace blower kit (positive displacment type) that was $19,500 fitted. (that price was relayed from someone else so i'm trusting that it's right) It produduced more power but it would want to for that price. I could only imagine what figure's the XR8 would pull with that sort of outlay!
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Old 06-16-2003, 07:10   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, this kit has been brought up a couple of times before. It just shows the potential of the new boss.
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I think flavze brought it up because of it's relatively low cost. I mean how often is there a 'kit', or even the ability to mod you car to the tune of about 315RWKW from such a small budget. Also the kit for the Monaro seems to be alot more expensive (taken at face-value) and although it was noted to produce more power - probley to the tune of 50-100KW - it seems a damn site more cost vs. gain.

Is this just because of the sheer popularity of the monaro and therefore it's been marked-up, or is it because of the difficult fitting or other mechanical/installation woes (which is unlikely, considering it's going on an LS1) or is it just because there is high demand for the kit?
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I think its because the Monaro kit has a whole new inlet manifold, intercooler and a screw type blower, its a lot more comprehensive kit to fit, whereas the CAPA system just bolts onto the side and blows through the original gear (basically). Without getting into advantages/disadvantages of positive displacement vs Vortech/powerdyne, these are pretty different kits.
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My only concern will the bottom end of the 260 motor handle a blower over 30 to 50 thousand ks?
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My only concern will the bottom end of the 260 motor handle a blower over 30 to 50 thousand ks?
Why would you be concerned about this?

You have repeatedly stated that you are NOT going to modify the XR8.

Or, are you?
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Old 06-17-2003, 03:30   #7 (permalink)
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Or is he talking about a Standard XR8?
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I dont think he know's what a standard XR8 is,,,,.
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You have to realise that to get the blown XR8 figure up to where the Monaro blower kit output is it will probably end up costing a similar amount even if it is only another 50 - 100rwkw over the XR8 blower kit.

Once you start making alot of horsepower it starts costing alot more as far as $ per kw is concerned.
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A great factual post this, especially the informed comment from 'Spinksy', who has obviously never seen either kit, but is quite adamant that there is a 50rwkw - 100rwkw difference between them. Well Spinksy, you are wrong.

One of the features of the show was a direct shootout between the Vortech XR8 and the Starr Autorotor Monaro. Run on the same dyno, within 15 minutes of each other, the XR8 made a best figure of 346rwkw, and the Monaro 349rwkw.

Make of that what you will. However, this is fact, not teenage rambling
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