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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-30-02, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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Turbo Conversion on XF

Would I be able to get a turbo conversion done on an XF carby with just over $1000?? Or what would be the better way to spend that money to achieve more power?

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$1000 will not be enough to turbo your XF. There are kits avilable for carby models that use water/methonol for cooling. I think these used to cost around $5000 to $6000.

For $1000 try fitting extractors and a 2.25" or 2.5'' system and perhapps change diff ratio to 3.23.
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Probably about $2000 for a full kit 2nd hand.

If your car is auto I wouldn't be changing the diff but if a T5 definitely go to a 3.23 - that's what I have in mine and the ratios/gearing are perfect.

Extractors and a free flow exhaust will only increase power by about 10% absolute max wheres a turbo will give you at least 50% increase - you work out which is best value for the dollar.

BTW if you are inclined to turbo then the extractors will be no use down the track, so you might as well save your money and put it towards the turbo manifold you will need.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-05-02, 12:16 AM
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I'd love to do that to my XF, but $2000-$3000 didn't sit right with me, cos I didn't have the money

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-06-02, 02:51 AM
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if not the turbo i heard that a toyota underbonet blower fits nice under the bonnet and all you have to do is get custom plates from the inlet manifold to the blower and then another for the carby you should check this option cause this may be a cheaper option for power
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be warned about the toyota superchargers that are available as they come from pissy little 2 litre engines, you can get a gain from them but its not worth it, save the bickies and go big time as I've already looked into this for my eb xr6
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No but $950 will get you a complete 5.8 F-series EFI engine from me. This'll get you into the low 14's(maybe even high 13's) with no mods at all and use less fuel than the turbo six.
Of course you can always add a turbo to it later...it has a turbo friendly 8.8:1 compression ratio.

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I like your idea Pete. I like it alot!!!
How much extra would i be looking at to install it, or would you do it for a few cartons?? hehehe

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-08-02, 03:52 AM
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same pete the cheque would be in the mail if i had your add
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-08-02, 07:32 AM
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Well just email me and you can come around with the necessary folding stuff.
Yes I would do it for a few cartons of money.

Seriously though it would be cheaper than doing the turbo six. I can even modify your original EEC harness to work on the V8.

Now hurry up or I'll stick it in my EB.

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