turbo charging el xr6 - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-05-2003, 02:10   #1 (permalink)
Ford Veteran
 
gmanEA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 685
turbo charging el xr6

Im considering buying an EL XR6
It's likely I would be after turbocharging it or something like that.

What would I need to get into flat to low 12's and how much would I be up for ?
gmanEA is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-05-2003, 06:03   #2 (permalink)
formerly sikEA
 
old_mate's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sydney
Age: 30
Posts: 2,142
Re: turbo charging el xr6

I'd be aiming for around 230 odd rwkw. There is many, many ways to get there, but I'd plan on getting a decent turbo, intercooler and bottom end mods (lower compression, balance, shot peened rods, new pistons, etc) head work wouldnt really be too drastic, turbo spec cam (although on a budget a XR6 one may suffice) then all the nitty gritty, like ECU's. fuel pumps, all the wonderful bits and pieces

Its been done before though, a few times.
__________________
EL Fairmont
XY Fairmont


...mmm clevo...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundeep
And Yagz, come back in six months faggot
old_mate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2003, 18:18   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 529
Re: turbo charging el xr6

You doing the work or a mechanic, and how streetable do you want the car?
not ford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2003, 18:44   #4 (permalink)
Ford Veteran
 
gmanEA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 685
Re: turbo charging el xr6

I wouldn't be doing the work, I'd have a mechanic. I would want the car to be ok for everyday street driving
gmanEA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2003, 01:40   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
SVO XR6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Perth, WA
Age: 30
Posts: 586
Re: turbo charging el xr6

Have you got $8000 plus a xr6? That is a minimum expence. I looked into it for my el xr and it takes alot of time/money. And after all of that not a very nice car to drive everyday. The best way to get 13-high13's, buy a big blok or a blown 5L. It will work out better in the long run and alot cheaper.
__________________
Hold your breath, count to 10, fall apart, start again
SVO XR6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2003, 01:55   #6 (permalink)
Ford Veteran
 
gmanEA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 685
Re: turbo charging el xr6

Isn't the car normal to drive if its driven in an economical fasion , that is below 2000 or so revs ?
gmanEA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2003, 02:42   #7 (permalink)
Village Idiot
 
EFJase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Perth, WA
Age: 30
Posts: 2,526
Re: turbo charging el xr6

U can set it up so the turbo wont hit fool spool until over 2k rpm. Thats what im wanting to do.

But if u have the power there u are likely to use it:)
__________________
TPC Mod/henchman
previous rides;
1st car EA Fairmont Ghia, extractors, exhaust
2nd EF GLi, 'custom' interior, extractors, exhuast
3rd EA Fairmont 5spd, low'd, extractors, exhuast, head
work, 3.45LSD, EL dash, interior+ El ECU
4th EB2 Fairmont, EL dash and interior, BBM, LSD etc etc
5th EB Fairmont Ghia 5L. All leather, lowered, exhaust etc
EFJase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2003, 19:51   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
SVO XR6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Perth, WA
Age: 30
Posts: 586
Re: turbo charging el xr6

The power would be wiked! But, It would be a **** to drive normally when its built for high revs and a good thrashing. Imagin peak hour traffic, every time you get out of lag your kidneys will end up in the back seat!
__________________
Hold your breath, count to 10, fall apart, start again
SVO XR6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2003, 22:27   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: perth
Posts: 274
Re: turbo charging el xr6

You will need 2 turbos-preferably ball bearing, try use 200sx/silvia turbus, they are pretty well mached to the engine. Also a good intercooler try stock supra or GTR. New exhaust and computer re-mapping. Just for parts and re-mapping it is getting close to 3-4k.

This should get you close to that 220-230rwkw(with bb turbos) should spool up by 1500rpm too. You can only run 6-7psi boost though.

If you want more some serious engine mods are required - thanks to the head gasket and other weak bits. 1st o-ring block and put thicker head gasket in, head porting, new turbo cam and new pistons and rods. which is going to be dam expensive. Not to mention whichever gearbox (auto or manual) will need to be replaced too.
turboute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2003, 22:30   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: perth
Posts: 274
Re: turbo charging el xr6

Shit forgot you need injectors which can flow 50% as much fuel straight up for the basic installation- most of the shit i said is from that workhorse wakeup article (tt 4.0l xr6 ute)
turboute is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Full list of cars for Gran Turismo 4 FPRXR-6 The Pub 106 12-17-2003 22:46
XR6 Turbo Scores 10th Place On Targa Tasmania Debut RPO83 Ford Racing Across the Globe 11 06-25-2003 06:12
Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Charges into Top 10 in Targa Tasmania RPO83 Ford Racing Across the Globe 19 05-20-2003 04:22
FPV XR6 turbo? turbo4wd F6 Typhoon | XR6 Turbo 6 09-07-2002 17:05

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:34.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.