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Old 03-11-2004, 15:50   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking of upgrading my EA falcon S to an EB XR8 Sprint. Is there anything i should know about EB XR8's before i buy one?
anyone's input would be appreciated.
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Old 03-11-2004, 16:14   #2 (permalink)
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afaik it will be a XR8, not a sprint - sprints were a limited ED run.

Mostly its general stuff, check for rust (generally), accident damage, and signs that things have been maintained well.
Check coolant is good, and check hoses for deteriation. Unless replaced, a lot of the hoses could be nearing the end of their life. While not immensely expensive to replace, it still hurts a bit, but the most painful is they usually leave you somewhere annoying on the side of the road Not that I'm bitter or anything :) hehe
Its all fairly normal stuff, check everything works (a/c, lights, heater, radio etc etc).

It will be a fun car, but NOT fuel efficient. If stock, many I6's will be quicker. It will also be more expensive to upgrade performance on than I6's will be as well... Generally they are more fun (imo), but more expensive to boot.
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XA Coupe has a very good example of an ED Sprint for sale.

Nothing really to know about them.
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Yes I do have an ED sprint for sale. ED XR8 Sprint white manual ( Melb ) A couple of things about the Sprint ( NOT the std xr8 ) It uses LESS fuel than the EF fairmont I have ( 4.0 auto ) and goes a shyteload faster.
It's very close to standard and no standard E series 6 pack will beat it.
In my opinion the Sprint should have been the standard XR8 and the Sprint somethng even better.
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Jeff im glad you said Standard E series 6pack.
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Once things get modified it doesn't matter .. rreckon your ED will take out the XA ?? Niether of them are stock ...hehehehehehe
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It would be an interesting run Jeff.
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Shane you can sweep the track for Jeff.
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yeah, the XR6 slug street sweeper, I can do that!
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