XR8 XR6 Club of Victoria
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Warming up a 250
Agree - go EFI if possible (EECIV out of XF not the Bosch version that was in the XE)
The bits should be cheap to get and will deliver a good result.
Extractors - get HM Headers, they make a set for the EFI setup. that would suit the carb version as well (carb version extractors no good for EFI due to clearances).
Suggest you have them JetHotted or wrap in extractor bandage due to heat generated.
Go 2.5" all the way to the back - most exhaust places came do this but choose good quality components.
Headwork and cam - go to Jim Mock - he has heaps of experience with these motors (ask to drive the 250 ute).
Otherwise, get a EL motor (in preference to EB/ED/EF) and stick that in - result would be close to hotting up the 250 - but a little more fiddly and more hassle with insurance.
The XR family ---->
Muzza: a XR8 AU seriesIII...bog standard :)
TBH: (the better half) drives an ED XR6 wagon (Mock Dev 4 160rwkw, JMM extractors, 4 electric windows, Ghia door panels in XR trim, rear head & arm rests in XR trim, Momo s/wheel with Cruise, EL thermos, EBGT wheels, etc) things to come soon = EECV upgrade.