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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-03-03, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys I'm from QLD and am looking at adding a turbo to my XF when i rebuild it. Up here it is hard to find any info on this conversion as knowone realy does them. What i want to know is ideas on combos and mods to my engine. Any info on any of the running fear would be appreciated. Also any ideas on what box to run. Its got to be manual and i currently have a borg warner 4speed.

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Talk to Mike Vine Turbochargers
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Im askin the same as a project ute. XF ute turbo 250. Check this site out.http://www.fullboost.com.au/cars/fea...jason_pg1.html

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EBXR recommended a good guy, there are a few250 turbos in australia that have Mike Vine Turbo kits on them.
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I know where Mike Vine is as i leave only a few minutes away but i havn't heard much about him or any conversions he has made. Anyone got any info on any success he has had. I want to be sure that its not the first conversion on a 250
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I was real keen on doing this a while ago...they do a complete work over of your whole car for roughly 10k....that's turbo'd, strengthened internals, diff etc. I never went any further with it because i am a poor uni student and i came to my senses.
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Re: turbo XF

If your going to the extremes of a full rebuild, i would recommend putting in a 200ci crank. The prob with the 250 is that they are an under square engine. ie the stroke is greater than the bore, which is the reason they have so much torque. It also means that when you turbo charge the engine, the usable power band is very small. You could end u pwith a car that comes on boost at about 2500rpm, but hits peak power at 4200rpm, is is the case with a lot of turbo falcon 6's. With the 200 crank, you get an almost square engine, a larger range in your power band, and much better drivability.
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Do latter model cranks fit ?? Forced induction makes them rev. It's the internals strength thats the limiting factor. Agree shorter stroke is better...

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