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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-01-03, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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improving 0-50 acceleration

Ok last night i got beaten to 50kph at 2 lights by a Barina SRI, I got in front after he had to change gear. How can I get better acceleration off the line in a BA XT 6cyl auto? I have a herrods catback exhaust, today I fitted a xr6t snorkel.

Will fitting the full exhaust and a k&n panel filter make a significant difference?

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1. one foot on the brake, other on the accelorator.
2. Load up revs.
3. On green light release brake!! Instant high rev takeoff.

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Shed some kilos :s6:

Only kidding...what Casper said sounds about right.

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why would you even bother running a barina??????????
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Get a manual. :) heheh

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Re: improving 0-50 acceleration

In any falcon auto, 1st and 2nd gear is quite tall ratio wise. Best option if it can be done is to get a shorter diff ratio either a 3.45:1 or a 3.73:1. However i have heard there are a few problems in the BA in converting diff ratios.

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I would'nt be to concerned, once you get over 50 kph it would be differant story.
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Yeah who wants to race under 50kph....a diesel truck can take off in 4th gear quicker than some cars, but thats pointless on a race track now isnt it
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Diff ratio.

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Re: improving 0-50 acceleration

Tell that to the Barina driver who is probably telling all his mate's how he draged of a falcon,
A small car with light weight has an advantage in that area, againt's our Falcon.

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