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Old 03-21-2005, 01:32   #1 (permalink)
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Ef-el V8

Hey guys/gals,

Anyone know if there is a difference btn the v8 setup in an EF-EL XR8 vs the likes of an EF-EL Fairmont?

I notice that the power and torque outputs are listed as different and am wondering if it is just due to more aggressive exhaust on the XR8?

I could be missing something really obvious as I have only just started looking at this.

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:46   #2 (permalink)
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No dude your spot on in your assessment. The XR8s have always had a slightly more agressive exhaust as they're supposed to be a sports car. The Fairmonts run a more restrictive (read less power) and hence quieter exhaust.
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:50   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ef-el V8

Other than that they are the same!!
Oh lower diff ratio makes XR's more responsive...
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Old 03-21-2005, 02:02   #4 (permalink)
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Note that EL XR8s manufactured from Oct 97 onwards had an extra 15kW. Following is a cut and paste from FPV's web site on the changes.

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"A significant EL XR8 upgrade followed in October 1997 with little fanfare. An extractor exhaust system similar to the EL GT's, a larger throttle body, revised Explorer inlet manifolds and tweaking of the latest EEC V system lifted power output up to 185 kW with a small torque increase."
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