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Old 01-23-2004, 22:52   #1 (permalink)
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We know the BA XR-8 is 260kw. Does anyone know what it is at the rear wheels?
Also if one was going to do some simple mods to get the best bang for buck what would be suggested? I assume exhaust and intake, I looked at the Herrods site but they dont really go into much detail. Can anyone recommend anything/anyone else?
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So would that equate to about 25% drivetrain loss ?

Is tha normal for a manual, can never remember
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My BAXR8 ute was putting out 195kw stock on the dyno. I think this is a pretty standard sort of a figure not forgetting all the variables involved in dyno testing.
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Yeah, trade that heavyweight in for a XR6Turbo!
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IMHO the cold air induction.... for what it cost and what it does to the car and how good the workmanship is... fantastic!!!

Also washing it... always goes better when clean and sparkly....


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Carefull Mark I know where you park your limo during the day, might have to let a tyre or two down ( that will slow ya down ) he he

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What would you guys suggest as way of a cold air intake (who and $)
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Currently I know of 3 options for Cold Air Intakes (CAI) in the market for BA XR8s:

1) SS Induction. It's about $470 to order the kit (excludes air filter). Requires you to do the fitting yourself.

2) Herrod induction kit. It's about $700 and consists of an enhanced wide mouth SS induction kit + BMC air filter. Big plus with this option is that it gets fitted for you!

3) Battens induction kit. It's about $400 and consists of their own intake system and comes with BMC Filter for that price. For that price they also supply a predrilled housing so you get to keep your original box intact. THis is the one I have ordered and will hopefully arrive next week. You need to fit this yourself.

THe SS induction and Herrod enchanced SS induction kit look better cosmetically than the Batten's kit. Aside from this I think they do pretty much the same thing and produce similar gains. I have heard nothing but strong praises from customers of option 2 and 3.
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i have SS induction havn't cut it into a big mouth its very good you well feel the difference...if you dont want to splash the cash all at once you can do the induction and buy the BMC filter later or the other way round.
SS is $500 fitted if you dont want to install, 5% discount for FF members at Herrod's.
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