OK, as most of you know, I recently bought myself an EB XR8. The car has 170,000 on the clock, which isn't that much and I know it will easily do that amount again, however I want some decent power and I want to start fresh.
I'm most probably going to need to get some sort of aftermarket engine management sooner or later, so the mods won't really be limited. I don't really want to go forced induction, although I tend to be easily convinced of new ideas, so...
At the moment I'm thinking, complete rebuild, strengthened bottom end, high compression pistons (forged maybe, but probably not necessary?), a decent set of heads, with larger valves, port grinding and polishing, intake manifolds, TB, larger injectors, all the other works and jerks....the usual really.
Anyway, has anyone had a rebuild on their 5L? How much did it cost and what mods did you have done? Anyone have the 347ci stroker kit? What's that worth?
I'm fairly competent in the garage, and I have rebuilt several datto 4 bangers and just finished rebuilding my '81 Lancer Turbo (which is for sale if anyone wants it - 1 of 8 in Australia), although if your experiences prove to be relatively cheap, then I'd prefer to get it done by a proffessional.
1992 EB XR8 - 5 spd manual
- Genie extractors, 2.5" exhaust, single Mercury muffler
- 18x8.5" Lenso Psycho rims, 235/40 Toyo Z series
- GT scoop and wing
- Kenwood mp3 player, Kenwood splits and 6x9s
- Momo woodgrain steering wheel & gearknob