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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-11-03, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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Xf More Power!!!!

looks like im stuck with my xf... i odnt have heaps of money, and i wanna make it go faster...

ill start off with a tune, then what? the air flow meter, and intake system untill the throttle body is really restrictive, when the lpg backfires, and blows it all up, i gotta run petrol with nothing before the throttle body and its got TONNES of power, although when it changes gears it kinda dies... what can i do to that system to get more air into the car?

also exhaust, how big is too big?

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First things first pick a fuel and work with that. Dual fuel systems are the worst possible setup. Neither one can ever be tuned to make maximum power.

I'm guessing its and auto with a standard ratio diff, both of these can be changed to help with the power delivery after it changes gear.

A 2500 rpm stall converter is cheap and easy and helps get the car into its power range off the line and every time it changes gear. A 3.45:1 geared diff does similar work but won't help a lot if your engine makes no low down torque.

A cam change is probably the first step and will cost a lot less than you might think, depending on how wild you go. Fill in a couple of cam reccomendation sheets some of the manufactures provide and see what they have to say. In all honesty a bigger MAF and injectors won't do bugger all unless there is a bigger cam to allow the extra fuel and air into the cylinders, in fact they will probably make it run worse.

Exhaust, well extractors are first on the list, a 2 1/2" system is as big as any non turbo 6 should need, really high performance engines might need a 3" but i'm yet to see a NA straight 6 make more power with a 3" system over a 2 1/2.

My personal preference would be to scrap petrol and go straight LPG, have the dizzy recurved for LPG and whack in a bigger cam ground to run striaght LPG, take the head off while your swapping the cam and have it shaved down to bump compression to around 10.5:1 (i cannot remember how much needs to be removed but a good machine shop will).

Slap in a 2500rpm stallie (around $300), a stage II shift kit and try getting the diff changed to a 3.23:1 or a 3.45:1 ratio. This plus a decent exhaust would have you kicking some serious ass around town while only costing you 35 cents per liter, what more could you ask for?

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