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Old 02-27-2002, 16:04   #1 (permalink)
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Question V8 mods.

G'day,

just got my ED XR8 motor into my old 6 cylinder falcon... Drives SWEET! only problem is, not enough power for me. After next weeks blue slip and rego, I want to get stuck into the motor... I WANT MORE POWER!!!!

So, can you guys help me out here... can you tell me what I can do, where to get it done and how much I'm looking at... I want a LOT of power, so dont be shy!

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Old 02-27-2002, 19:15   #2 (permalink)
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Kelli (XR8chic) is probably the most knowledgable people on how to get ED XR8s to boogie. Check out Kell's website http://xr8chic.fordforums.com/ it lists all the mods and even has dyno sheets. Be wary though, more power is an addiction, just ask Aussie Pete, or better still ask his bank manager!
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Old 02-27-2002, 19:22   #3 (permalink)
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yeah... will have a word with her...

Addiction... I bought my car for $9000... and have blown over $28,000 on it... and I've had it for a year... hehehe...
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Old 02-28-2002, 00:25   #4 (permalink)
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$9000... and have blown over $28,000 !!!!

what the hell did you spend you money on? have you got it fully equiped with 4 alpine tv units? and a $20,000 stereo??

how can you spend $28,000?? or do you mean $2,800
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believe me, 28 grand is very easy to part with on a car.
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Old 02-28-2002, 03:06   #6 (permalink)
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mate, before you know whats happening, its all gone... just a few things...

bodykit - $3500
V8 Conversion - $8000
mods to old 6 - $8000
Stereo - $2500 [Sony Xplode, gave away heaps now though to fund the V8]

besides plenty of mistakes that cost heaps... so you see, its not that hard to blow that much money...
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T.W street Inlet,[$1,050] 65/70mm throttle body[$500.00], maf/$500.00
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Over $6600 and NO labour has been included pluss gasgets etc..
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sweet... will talk to my mechanic... and will mention these... anyone got an idea about stroking the engine? What does that involve?

Thanks for all the help!
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Try www.highperformanceworld.com.au

They are agents for Trick Flow inlets/Heads etc
When I was there they had stroker kits.

But remember you need flow first or it won't rev,just pull harder down lower in rev range..Need to find a GOOD machinist..
The good part they are in Parramata...

Site is in construction...Add in middle of street Machine..
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If ya wanna go the stroker ..Make sure the driveline has been upgraded or strengthened.
I have a 347 kitted XR8 with afew probs
1 T5 not coping well at all
2 Diff trying to twist itself into oblivion
Fixes 1- Tremec, 2- 9inch
Man its a frigg'n costly road to go down The Engine work alone will reach the vacinity of $8 - $9500 easy depending on what gear you get.
Play with the 302 in other ways ie heads & stuff before "Committing" yourself.. In some ways I wish I did.. but thats cars for ya
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