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Old 06-20-2005, 18:45   #1 (permalink)
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BA MkII XR8 - What to do?

I picked up an XR8 earlier in the year and would like to do some performance mods but really don't know where to start.

From what I've been able figure out for myself, I can replace the exhause to free up some lazy kw's and I can also do a "chip mod" and or use a "tuner".

So, what exhaust should I go for? What chip or tuner? And what performance gains can I reasonably expect?

Any advice would be great, and any first hand experiences would be fantastic.

Cheers,

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I picked up an XR8 earlier in the year and would like to do some performance mods but really don't know where to start.

From what I've been able figure out for myself, I can replace the exhause to free up some lazy kw's and I can also do a "chip mod" and or use a "tuner".

So, what exhaust should I go for? What chip or tuner? And what performance gains can I reasonably expect?

Any advice would be great, and any first hand experiences would be fantastic.

Cheers,

David
davo, i got a ba xr8 aswell. i read up on a mob called capa performance, i saw them in the wheels mag. they dyno the ba for optimum performance in which they also take off the automatic govern which restricts the car once you give it a bit so you dont blow the motor ie for people who cold start in the morning and fang all the way to work. apparently they can reduce quarter mile time with a dyno by about a second. thats how restrictive the ba computer is to reduce power. cheers let me know how you go, envixr8
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Re: BA MkII XR8 - What to do?

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I picked up an XR8 earlier in the year and would like to do some performance mods but really don't know where to start.

From what I've been able figure out for myself, I can replace the exhause to free up some lazy kw's and I can also do a "chip mod" and or use a "tuner".

So, what exhaust should I go for? What chip or tuner? And what performance gains can I reasonably expect?

Any advice would be great, and any first hand experiences would be fantastic.

Cheers,

David
David seeing you live in Sydney, slip out to Liverpool exhaust & get them to do there full exhaust, headers, cats, & system. 20+KWs in that, a K&N filter,4 to5 KWs, in that. Then go to Granville to Autotec,get Spiro to do a tune, 15+KWs in that. All up around $4000+or-, for 40+KWs... Then the XR will be very nippy indeed..
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It really depends on how much you want to spend and what you want from your car, Chris from Bluepower racing has fired a customer's car down the strip in 13.o6 sec, top affort for a unopened bolt on powered car.
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Thanks for the feedback. I'll do a little research and let you know how I go.

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It really depends on how much you want to spend and what you want from your car, Chris from Bluepower racing has fired a customer's car down the strip in 13.o6 sec, top affort for a unopened bolt on powered car.
Davo. For the best results Listen to XRQTOR and check out Blue Power. Chris is the owner of the workshop and his first love is the Boss engine. Chris has teamed up with Simon from Extreme ford tuning and together they make a formidable team. One of the best things about Chris's workshop is the people that are employed there. They are some of the mechanic's and or engineers that were involved in the development of the Boss engine for Ford.

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