Have recently become the proud owner of a T3 TS50 having traded up from a AU2 XR8 and have a couple of questions I’m hoping someone can shine some light on
1. Had the factory exhaust replaced, and it sounds magic but the ford dealership salesman (yeh I know what does a salesman know…) advised leaving the cats in place as the only other T series they have changed the exhaust system on wouldn’t idle when cold but was fine when the CATS where reinstalled. My XR ran good as gold without cats and I can’t see why the TS50 would be any different as the sensors are further back up the headers. Anyone had any experience with this issue or am I being feed and tall one….
2. Anyone know the part number for a K&N Air filter for the TS50… or can suggest an alternative (local supplier hasn’t got the T3 listed in the K&N catalogue)
3. Anyone know how may T3 TS50 produced, and how many made it to NZ
I got a silver one, all black interior and one of the 152 auto’s, yes interesting numbers, are these numbers NZ only or total produced?
On the K&N, I’ve used these filters on my last 2 falcons (EL XR6 and AUII XR8) and although in each case I’ve upgraded the exhaust at the same time I would suggest they do make a difference…. you can hear the air flow compared to the standard paper units.
Yes…. I might have those cats taken out (take the suck it and see approach) what’s the worst that can happen, I have to put them back!!! Why did the guy you mentioned ford fanatic use hot dogs over straight pipe? nose/drowning?
Yeah, it was to get rid of the cackle the exhaust made, I guess it's a matter of taste. We've got a 3 inch Coby system on our AUII XR8 that has more of a bark than a rounder note that the guy with the TS was looking for. No droning either way!
I'm not saying the filters don't make a difference - we've got the K&N on our XR - just wondered if it made that bigger difference on the T3. I don't actually know the answer!
Does anybody know how many T2 TE 50 were made and the TS and TL all series two thanks.
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