Originally Posted by fullthrottle
Took the BA XT V8 manual for a spin today. And spin it did. This car was equipped with LSD but even "light" throttle made it loose the ass end. Scarey really... wonder what it'd be like in the wet.
I am somewhat dissapointed with the weight. I'm not looking to break 1/4 mile records but it really is a shame that it weighs 100kgs more than it should. I currently drive a soarer v8 which itself is a barge ass at 1.6 tonnes.
My question is.... what gives the BOSS 260 an extra 40kw over the BARRA 220? Is it just turning and exhaust?
Are there any workshops in melbourne that specialise in the BARRA or BOSS 5.4L modifications? I can find tonnes for the holdens but the fords are rather difficult to dig up.
Here's what I believe to be an objective response. I am a past EFII / ELI XR8, 205kW Subaru GTB, and now Boss 260 owner.
"what it'd be like in the wet."
Shocking! Disable "traction control" if you wish to demo or test your human sensory reactions!
"dissapointed with the weight"
Yep, the BA's a "pig", but a "big" pig; but overall power / weight / price it is not beaten by any current competitor. ie. Ricers will not endure, HSV zealots can shut up, although ZR1 and exotic Euro purists are listened to!
"what gives the BOSS 260 an extra 40kw"
An Ocker designed straight runner manifold and "bulge necessity"
"or BOSS 5.4L modification"
Why? Do you want power or speed? Or... do you want traction / adhesion?