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Best way to get power from an AUII XR8?

Hi guys, I have just bought a liquid silver, Manual AUII XR8. I have owned V8 Commodores my whole life and recently decided on a Falcon. Anyway my question is whats the best way to get power from my XR8? I am modifying it and I want to extract as much as possible from the 5.0L capacity. It is dead standard and I will fit an exhaust first but I have no idea where to go from there. Is the standard intake manifold restrictive? What else would benefit the engine and whats brands should I use. Thanks for any info you can give me, I am still very much in the dark about what is good and bad about these cars.
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Re: Best way to get power from an AUII XR8?

have a good read thru the windsor section,most of your questions should be answered...and if you ever come across pete,aka xr9ute,he is a wealth of info for the windsors...he is also in wa..

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Hi guys, I have just bought a liquid silver, Manual AUII XR8. I have owned V8 Commodores my whole life and recently decided on a Falcon. Anyway my question is whats the best way to get power from my XR8? I am modifying it and I want to extract as much as possible from the 5.0L capacity. It is dead standard and I will fit an exhaust first but I have no idea where to go from there. Is the standard intake manifold restrictive? What else would benefit the engine and whats brands should I use. Thanks for any info you can give me, I am still very much in the dark about what is good and bad about these cars.

Depends on how much you wanna spend. Blower, stroker, turbo, its all in here. Just ask the questions and we'll give you some guidance.
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Depends on how much you wanna spend. Blower, stroker, turbo, its all in here. Just ask the questions and we'll give you some guidance.

Oops, forgot NOS aswell
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You can go exhaust, inlet, heads, cam and then a chip and should be able to get 250fwkw to 270fwkw depending on the motor

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Re: Best way to get power from an AUII XR8?

I'll ask a more important question. What's the build date of your car (or can you confirm whether it's a 200 or 220kW engine)?

A 220 engine has a Tickford symbol engraved in the alloy throttle body and has an engine oil cooler fitted behind the grille.

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