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Old 01-25-2002, 06:43   #1 (permalink)
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VCT v V8

Hi all, This may be a stupid idea but I was toying with the idea of pulling the VCT motor out of my XR6 and dropping a 5ltr in. I was considering trading on an XR8 but I would loose to much on the trade. Has anyone done this or does anyone have suggestions of fors and againsts. Once again I haven't done any research it is just a thought (albeit a silly one)

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Old 01-25-2002, 06:59   #2 (permalink)
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Force induce your VCT, there was a guy on here with an AU Fairmont Ghia on here with 200RWKW (around 275Kw at the engine) that was blown, not sure where he's gone though?? Havnt seen him in ages...

You could even go as far as turboing it, which would probably still be cheaper than putting in a V8.


Oh, if you decide to replace you VCT 6, im interested in buying it!
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Old 01-25-2002, 16:35   #3 (permalink)
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Keep the VCT mate, unless you are specifically dropping in an 8 to "go to town" with. The conversion cost will be high, as you'll have to change a fair bit of stuff, so you'd be better off putting that money into something like a blower and/or porting etc.

If you only had a mild 8 in mind, then I wouldn't bother. (Can't believe I just said that!) :s6: :s6:

Whatever you decide, keep us informed! :s3
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Old 01-25-2002, 22:05   #4 (permalink)
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Hey

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Martin
[B]Force induce your VCT, there was a guy on here with an AU Fairmont Ghia on here with 200RWKW (around 275Kw at the engine) that was blown, not sure where he's gone though?? Havnt seen him in ages...
Hey boys l'm right here with ya's dont count me out now!
And its 223rwkw!
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Zeus, good to see you back mate, long time no see.

Yeah much more viable option force induction the Inline 6. Just for abit of inspiration an Auto Xr6 single turboed in the latest zoom made 250kw's at the rear wheels. :s6: :s6:
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Old 01-26-2002, 01:59   #6 (permalink)
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Zeus, good to see you back mate, long time no see.

Yeah much more viable option force induction the Inline 6. Just for abit of inspiration an Auto Xr6 single turboed in the latest zoom made 250kw's at the rear wheels. :s6: :s6:
Hmm very nice..:s3
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I agree unless you trade up to a 8 just work the 6 teh conversion wouldn't be worth the hassle & cost
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By the time you convert everything over and find an insurance company that would touch it. It would be cheaper to just trade it in.
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go here, CAPA, i have just fitted one of their kits to my au2 xr6 ute (i pray i get it back next week:crazy1:). so far so good. i just had some trouble with the chip because ford changed the map sensor between au1 and 2. they had to change the code a little and the only bloke who could do it was on holidays till this week.:fmad:

i'll post an "out of the box" rwkw figure as soon as i get it back (after i drive it around non stop for about a week!!).:s3 :s3:
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Blow it !!

I priced around the wreckers in geelong and melbourne because I toyed with the same idea.
I was very quickly convinced not to go down the V8 conversion path.
Average price for the total conversion (parts only) was roughly $9000.
For that price I was going to end up with a stock V8, auto, tailshaft, diff, computer and wiring, etc....

Not worth the hassle for very small increase in power.
I say go with the blower (**drops another $1 in the savings jar**)
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