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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:44 pm 
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hey i got a 2002 BA XT falcon and was recently shocked when a stock standard ED falcon managed to pull away from me at the lights. Of cause i got him but there was very little power in the car till at least 3000rpm. At the moment the only mods are a 2 1/2inch sports exhaust from the cat back (which helped a little).

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:06 pm 
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It sounds normal to me. They're not that quick off the line, and the topend is where the BA's head makes all the extra power over the ED.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:57 pm 
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I was told there are torque limiters on the car at low revs.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:10 pm 
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turn off the traction control :p

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:12 pm 
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yeah mine does the same but once you hit 2500 your gone... the tacho and speedo seem to simaltaniously rocket around the dial from then on...

a stall converter can help...
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:24 pm 
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dual vct = s**t bottom end.
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:28 pm 
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Removing the 200-odd kg of extra weight a BA carries over an ED would help as well.
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:28 pm 
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ch0c0 wrote:
turn off the traction control :p


XT's don't have traction control.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:33 pm 
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YTMONT wrote:
dual vct = s**t bottom end.


mmm.. and here I thought the ability to advance the cams at low rpm and retard at high rpm would enhance low end torque as well as top end torque.

If anything I would have thought the 4 valve head would be more of a problem.
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arm79 wrote:
YTMONT wrote:
dual vct = s**t bottom end.


mmm.. and here I thought the ability to advance the cams at low rpm and retard at high rpm would enhance low end torque as well as top end torque.

If anything I would have thought the 4 valve head would be more of a problem.


haha, you win this round.
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:42 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
Removing the 200-odd kg of extra weight a BA carries over an ED would help as well.


lol leave the wife and kids on the side of the road while you go drag racing! lol

and BTW... BA XT's do have TC... which is always on when you turn the car on... which kinda sucks. you should know you own a XT... it is the top rectangle button in the set of 2 buttons between the steering column and the headunit
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:45 pm 
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Mr_Soul wrote:
arm79 wrote:
Removing the 200-odd kg of extra weight a BA carries over an ED would help as well.


lol leave the wife and kids on the side of the road while you go drag racing! lol

and BTW... BA XT's do have TC... which is always on when you turn the car on... which kinda sucks


Nah, they are counted above and beyond the 200kg weight difference.

But I suppose, anything helps. :wink:
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:48 pm 
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Mr_Soul wrote:
arm79 wrote:
Removing the 200-odd kg of extra weight a BA carries over an ED would help as well.


lol leave the wife and kids on the side of the road while you go drag racing! lol

and BTW... BA XT's do have TC... which is always on when you turn the car on... which kinda sucks. you should know you own a XT... it is the top rectangle button in the set of 2 buttons between the steering column and the headunit


Every XT I've ever seen has nothing there, although it might have been optional from the factory now that I think about it. My XR6 has traction control and the buttons you describe but I've never seen it on an XT. Besides, my XT had no problems smoking it up :)

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:49 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
Mr_Soul wrote:
arm79 wrote:
Removing the 200-odd kg of extra weight a BA carries over an ED would help as well.


lol leave the wife and kids on the side of the road while you go drag racing! lol

and BTW... BA XT's do have TC... which is always on when you turn the car on... which kinda sucks


Nah, they are counted above and beyond the 200kg weight difference.

But I suppose, anything helps. :wink:


lol if i have a wife that is 200kg's i'm taking my seatbelt off and flooring it into the nearest pole... :lol: :lol:
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Mr_Soul wrote:
arm79 wrote:
Mr_Soul wrote:
arm79 wrote:
Removing the 200-odd kg of extra weight a BA carries over an ED would help as well.


lol leave the wife and kids on the side of the road while you go drag racing! lol

and BTW... BA XT's do have TC... which is always on when you turn the car on... which kinda sucks


Nah, they are counted above and beyond the 200kg weight difference.

But I suppose, anything helps. :wink:


lol if i have a wife that is 200kg's i'm taking my seatbelt off and flooring it into the nearest pole... :lol: :lol:


I was going to mention something along those lines, but thought it was best not to... :lol:
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