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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:41 pm 
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if its ok id LUV it if ppl could write a lil description of each for me 2 read and decide which 1 id go for. only reason im considering au is cos they bout 6 grand cheaper. also ur opinion on each 1. cheers ppl!

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:53 pm 
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i'd honestly go the BA as they have the sequensial shift auto, more kw, and the looks of the BA s**t all over the AU. So for the 6k i'd be putting my money on the BA.. :)
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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:57 pm 
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AU is a reasonable car for the money... but the BA is so much further ahead it's not funny. I drove an AU XR8 the other day and really didn't like it after a BA. You can get a BA XR6 for reasonable amounts these days, and if you can put up with an XT they're *really* cheap - mechanically, the XT is only really missing the XR6's LSD and the suspension is a bit floatier, still a decent handler though.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:58 pm 
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the real question is if you already own a el why go to the au???why not spend the money on your el ???any way back onto the question i would go the ba ..look a heap better than the au
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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:19 pm 
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AU is quicker stock. Lighter.
Better steering feel.
BA looks, like ten times better...
It's a tough one.
Think I'd wait a while, and buy a BA XR6T...
Second hand ones are starting to hit Mid-to-High 20's here in Vic.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:29 pm 
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go the ba! only thing i question is if the extra money for an xr6 is worth it.. unless u get the turbo of course. the standard features on an xt are impressive and an xt is marginaly faster than an xr6. xr6 does have extra features of course but this is fordMODS and most of us here like somthing a little different.
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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:30 pm 
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i got a AUseries1 xr6 for sale :) and in WA

does 14.9 1/4mile and allready modded!

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:18 pm 
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Definitely go the BA over the AU. A much better car and it eats the AU in terms of performance, refinement and interior.
I dont know where you got your performance times from steady ED but a BA is quicker than an AU. Check out this thread, how many stock auto AU xr6's have run that time along the quarter?

http://www.fordxr6turbo.com/forum/index ... =19681&hl=

As for the difference between XT and XR6, mechanically there isnt much in it except for 3.45 diff and suspension tweaks. However cosmetically the XR is a great looker and the better interior and dash certainly make you feel that your driving something that little bit more special.

The xt might be just a tad quicker than an xr6 from takeoff, however rolling response the xr6 wins hands down. My mates xt just doesn't have the same pick up. Whichever BA you get it doesn't matter they are both great cars. Cheers

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:24 pm 
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what time is
i cant load that page....
my auxr6 does 14.9 auto with stock cam and head
aint that hard to make em move

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:39 pm 
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I would stick with the EL and mod it.

You'll get a better car out of it by spending the same amount as the newer car but on your EL.
I am biased to the ELs though.

Spend it on suspension, engine improvements, brakes exhaust etc.

You'll still be in front money wise.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:57 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
what time is
i cant load that page....
my auxr6 does 14.9 auto with stock cam and head
aint that hard to make em move


Hey Frank, it did a 15.1 stock as rock on premium 95ron. Apparently now they are going to see if they can run a 14 with it by using 98 oct and taking out the jack and spare wheel. Should be interesting.
Spend about 3 grand on that thing, edit, extractors, exhaust and intake and it will be ripping low 14s.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:11 pm 
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I'll eat my words then :D
I thought the BA N/A XR6's were slow.
More weight, not that much power advantage.
That's fast for a stocko auto, very fast indeed.
And with Flash tuning available for you BA guys, power is cheap.
Low 14's are embaressing my 8...

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:26 am 
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blackjack_original wrote:
If you want a fast car don't buy a ford.... get somethin' smaller.

But it won't be a fast ford.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:16 am 
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blackjack_original wrote:
Disco Frank wrote:
what time is
i cant load that page....
my auxr6 does 14.9 auto with stock cam and head
aint that hard to make em move


Ahahaha.....
unless you're talking about 14.9 inches... that ain't impressive.

If you want a fast car don't buy a ford.... get somethin' smaller.


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14.9 on the stock factory cam and head ( 187000kms too )with only minor intake mods and a full exhaust, ohh was done on a 27deg day too none of this nite time s**t with rd tyres as well!

so if i bolt on some slicks and run on acold nite a 14.7 should be easy

 

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