Bourbon powered V8
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Canberra, Australia.
Re: AUIII V8 175kw or 185kw
Even the standard AU V8 had the better heads etc than what came out on the E series (EL2 XR8 aside). Yes, 25kw is a lot for an exhaust, but mine went from 119rwkw to 142 rwkw with exhaust, K&N Panel Filter and 70mm TB (and painted rocker covers, lol) - the bigger TB was worth maybe 1 or 2 rwkw, so that's 20-odd rwkw just from the exhaust, which is about 25 at the flywheel.
AU1 XR8 Auto 147.9 rwkw (approx 215 fwkw)
AU2 Wagon HAD Auto
17s, Pacemakers, 3" Intake & Pod filter (The Family Hack)
FPV-XR Club ACT