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Old 09-10-2003, 16:11   #1 (permalink)
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Who has fitted cold air induction to their xr8?

SS Inductions are about to relase their cold air system for the BA xr8.
Has anyone fitted another brand or the xr6/220 version to their xr8?

Conversly, has anyone made there own version?

I know another member made his own by keeping the original inlet (feeding from behind the headlight) and also plumbed in a 220 snorkle to add extra flow.
I have made various cold air intakes for my previous commodores, but want to retain some degree of factory look but achieve the desired result of forced cold air induction.
Any thoughts people?
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Old 09-10-2003, 20:23   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Who has fitted cold air induction to their xr8?

I would like some sort of prove that mods like hi-flow filters and cold air intakes actually work better than the standard ones before I'd spend money on them.
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Re: Who has fitted cold air induction to their xr8?

I spoke to my FPV dealer about this... HE tells me that the standard set-up is more or less 'optimal'...(the same setup as that on the T3's) and any attempt to make it better just isn't worth the dollars (given that there may well be no improvement, if not make it worse?)
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Re: Who has fitted cold air induction to their xr8?

Is the FPV setup the same as the xr8?
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Is the FPV setup the same as the xr8?
They are the same. I have cold air induction fitted to my GT, fitted it about 230 minutes ago. I will get some pics up for ou. Cost about $200 and took about 15 mins gives about 8KW, and it looks factory, kind of like the TS50 scoop induction.
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I reckon CAI is better on the older XR8's i.e. E-series for the fact that the earlier models were poorly designed for that kind of setup! The later models are way more refined in that area and dont need as much tweaking to require the kind of air induction the earlier cars require.

I have made my own CAI from 4" flexi tube(my car is pre ABS so theres no ABS box to worry about) going underneath the airbox thru the inner guard and facing forward attached by cable ties. I gsiliconed the flexi tube to the airbox also. Dodgy I know but it works, its discreet and nobody can tell unless you either open the airbox or look in the wheel arch.

It cost me $50 for a metre of flexi tube and a few bucks for a packet of cable ties. Plus 20mins of my time!
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Re: Who has fitted cold air induction to their xr8?

Would love to see the pics. And if there is a noticable increase in performance I think I'd definitely get it done...
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Aunger have cold air induction systems for Ford cars. www.aunger.com.au
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Its actually very similar setup to XR8XTC's car.

I dont have pics (got to get digi cam) but when I do I'll post them up. It's quite simple and effective but I dont have before and after figures of the power increase. I can tell you that I had noticable better throttle response!
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I would like some sort of prove that mods like hi-flow filters and cold air intakes actually work better than the standard ones before I'd spend money on them.
In general terms, higher flowing and cold air intakes must be better - various articles over the years have attempted to show this with varying degrees of success.

Too many AU owners are running around with EF airbox lids and trumpets for there not to be some proof in the practice.

The issue though is how bad a base you start from. Late model Falcons tend to have fairly good intake tracts to start with, and the Mustang style intake on the Boss260 is very good straight from the factory.

I suppose it comes down to how much money you want to spend to gain a few kilowatts - or what you feel is a fair $ per kilowatt ratio.
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