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Old 12-20-2002, 08:48   #1 (permalink)
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XTV8, XR6T or XR8??

Just to summarize the previous few exciting months,
Alot of people here bought and drove many Ford models. I'm interested to know the drive impression for those 3 motors in an auto form regards low-mid-high rev range.

The only car I drove was the XR6T manual. It flies like a jet but wasn't very happy with the initial slight turbo lag below 2500. I'm used to V8s with that lovely low rpm torque that get's it off line in a blink.

So how does the 5.4 sohc with 470NM on 3250 rpm feels like?and does it lose breath at the top end? DavoXT bought a new V8 XT, what's your impressions so far?

And the BOSS 260 with 500 NM at 4250rpm, does that mean it lacks grunt down low? Alot of people noticed the lag in LS1 engines with very little torque below 3500 that makes it slow to take off unless revved hard, hope that's not the case with the DOHC 5.4

Your opinions fellas:)
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Old 12-20-2002, 11:52   #2 (permalink)
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saw a dyno graph not long on the XR8 V8, the torque curve was really flat something like 400NM at 1000RPM?

so i guess instant power, no reving.
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Old 12-20-2002, 16:54   #3 (permalink)
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The stepoff in a 5.4 is just huge. If it was a manual you can release the clutch without throttle in first real easy. But for torque, you cant beat a 7.3 turbo diesel F-250 manual. Just unbelievable. Not clutch, 1st gear and turn the key ant start it. The truck just rolls forward into life. Just awesome. Nothing like 730nm at 1400rpm!!!
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Old 12-20-2002, 18:07   #4 (permalink)
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Re: XTV8, XR6T or XR8??

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The only car I drove was the XR6T manual. It flies like a jet but wasn't very happy with the initial slight turbo lag below 2500.
Must have been a dud. Turbo kicks in at 2000rpm. You can feel it and i saw it on the dyno.

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I'm used to V8s with that lovely low rpm torque that get's it off line in a blink. [/B]
hehe you mustn't drive a LS1, because they only come to life with a stack of RPM.
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Old 12-20-2002, 18:19   #5 (permalink)
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I know, I raced few SS ls1 in the streets and this torque at 4400 is just not doing it, specially for people driving auto.

And again, I was looking at the rpm while driving that XR6T, 2000 to 2500 something like that, and then u feel( at I felt!) as if I can't control this car anymore:) Certainly wasn't a dud. It was flying wih two big persons onboard and I forgot the AC on!

Ok, let's put it this way, which car of the above would absoltely fry 235-17" tyres in auto and simply by flooring the accelerator?
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I know, I raced few SS ls1 in the streets and this torque at 4400 is just not doing it, specially for people driving auto.

And again, I was looking at the rpm while driving that XR6T, 2000 to 2500 something like that, and then u feel( at I felt!) as if I can't control this car anymore:) Certainly wasn't a dud. It was flying wih two big persons onboard and I forgot the AC on!

Ok, let's put it this way, which car of the above would absoltely fry 235-17" tyres in auto and simply by flooring the accelerator?
The more torque, the less rubber.
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Old 12-21-2002, 20:23   #7 (permalink)
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umm dude there is no comparison here. The XR8 rules the roost.
You can't beat the low rev torque of a cast iron block with DOHC.
I'd believe the claims of 400mn at 1000rpm.
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this topic has come up a bit across all the popular forums.

Simple solution. whack a turbo on the XR8 then you can have an XR8T that would go like a shower of shit and all your probs would be solved.
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Try finding some real estate under the XR8 bonnet to fit a hairdryer. It aint gonna happen.
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