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Old 06-12-2003, 03:47   #1 (permalink)
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confused xr8 eng into ba fairmont ghia

howdy,

looking at a new car in the next year or so, wondering if the new ba's are going to come with the boss eng option?

went onto the ford site and no luck.

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at this point its safe to assume that the Boss motors wil stay with the XR8 etc..
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Old 06-12-2003, 04:04   #3 (permalink)
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youd need a bonnet bulge on the fairmont ghia to fit the engine, that would look a bit weird..... maybe they put a better exhaust or something on it just to make it a bit more special then the other 3 valve v8's
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yeah i know but some things you just need.....well want or dream of.

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Old 06-12-2003, 04:57   #5 (permalink)
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yeah i know but some things you just need.....well want or dream of.

ben
Yeah, I'm having dreams of a FPV 290 in a AU1 XR8. Can anyone tell me if it's possible, what's involved? would it fit easily? I know the bonnet is going to need major surgery, but what else?
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Old 06-12-2003, 05:18   #6 (permalink)
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Just buy an XR8, option it with leather, premium sound, reverse parking sensors, side airbags, electric pedals and wahla, you have a BA XR8 GHIA.
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youd need a bonnet bulge on the fairmont ghia to fit the engine, that would look a bit weird..... maybe they put a better exhaust or something on it just to make it a bit more special then the other 3 valve v8's
Not if the intake is swapped out with something a little less imposing...

Anyway i reckon just S/C the 220 V8 = Ultimate sleeper
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Old 06-12-2003, 16:52   #8 (permalink)
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sleeper, you got it in one.

i love taking down turbo 4 bangers in my car, they always think oh yeah heavy fairmont lux car with crap n/a 6 in it.

hehehehe

then they don't even look at you at the next set of lights, mainly because i am pissing my self over there crappy rice decals all over the car


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Old 06-15-2003, 07:00   #9 (permalink)
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hey man dont bag out all turbo 4's
i got a turbo tx3...goes pretty good it front wheel drive..all go and no show...all stock on the outside,even the wheels lol.im not a big fan of stickers and wings...i have choppped a few cars,but hardly race against ppl at lights and that...but i love the new falcons....especially the xr8...in a few months i most probly will b trading my car on a xr8 ute....i luv em :)
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