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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:13 pm 
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I've noticed the BA is a bit slow off the line but good at high revs probably cause of its vvt. what would you guys recomend to increase its responsiveness off the line with out using a stall converter? would an exhaust/extractor/air intake combo make a noticable dif? I wouldn't have any idea as i've never modded a car b4 (engine wise anyways). Also, i've noticed when you put it into sports shift, it is still automatic unless u click it first. Becasue it is in sport auto, would it be changing the gears automatically just as good as if you were driving it in manual mode?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:10 pm 
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my BA xr6 is abit more responsive from standing start since i put a BMC filter and AU xr8 air intake. I cant detect any difference at take off between auto and manual modes until you hit about 2500-3000 rpm then the manual is heaps more "spirited"

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:21 pm 
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Diff!
They are sluggish off the line cause of the long a** ratio in the XT's.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA needs a boost.
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:28 pm 
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I've noticed the BA is a bit slow off the line but good at high revs probably cause of its vvt. what would you guys recomend to increase its responsiveness off the line with out using a stall converter? would an exhaust/extractor/air intake combo make a noticable dif? I wouldn't have any idea as i've never modded a car b4 (engine wise anyways). Also, i've noticed when you put it into sports shift, it is still automatic unless u click it first. Becasue it is in sport auto, would it be changing the gears automatically just as good as if you were driving it in manual mode?
you could get a tween BA/BF turbo intake snorkel for $170 from ebay or you could make your own. extractor/ free flow exhaust system is a must & a good air filter.
new leads/spark plugs & a Good grounding kit should do the trick without breaking the bank.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:17 pm 
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Get the Fairlane Ghia, they got the 3.45
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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:40 pm 
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bowsaw wrote:
Get the Fairlane Ghia, they got the 3.45


...or an XR, they also have a 3.45
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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:23 am 
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mines pretty s**t until i hit 3000, then were moving! revs are going up and suddenly at 6000rpm ur making POWER!!! this is fantastic! THEN it gear shifts! :( the fun suddenly goes away!!! ford designed the motors wrong again! fukheads! they shouldve had longer strokes/crank/rods, smaller pistons and wider cam angles for more bottom end torque, i mean, thats what u want on the street, TORQUE! instead u gotta rev the lil barra to get some horses.

those donks need a 3.7 diff ratio BADLY!!! im looking for one, but i can seem to find one for under 1000!!! i allready spent too much on the bloody car! another 1000 on a diff is pushing it.

p.s. my barra beat a VS 5.0 on tuesday night :D

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:31 am 
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Dude, the 4.0L has a huge stroke. It's not the motor, it's the gearing. They make a lot more torque then their competitors.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:14 am 
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Dude, the 4.0L has a huge stroke. It's not the motor, it's the gearing. They make a lot more torque then their competitors.


Indeed.. 182kw with 380nm is a lot better then the 190kw and 340nm of a SV6 motor, for instance.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:34 pm 
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Agreed. It's not the engines fault (they are, in my opinion, the BEST Australian motor ever produced) it's the gearing.

Still, even with the standard Ford factory gearing, I wouldn't bag the 4.0 litre for not having enough touque....
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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:00 pm 
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so whats better to use, the 3.45 or the 3.7 and what is the stock dif on the xt. Also, Anyone know places in melbourne where you can get one of these put in for a reasonable price?

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:33 am 
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Just a note, when you shift into PEFormance mode, it automatically shifts into 3rd... and then performs like the auto, but I think it changes gear at a higher RPM then in ADJ mode. Its like the Power / Econ switch...

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:33 am 
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I thought the power/econ switch just made firmer gear shifts.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:09 pm 
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3.7's would be sweet!!! but dont complain once you start driving your car on the freeway!!! itll be like driving in 3rd at 100km/h.

would the el/au falcons have same diffs as the BA? or is it a totally different design?

im after a 3.7 diff, anyone here knows where i can get one (not over 1 gran???)

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:27 pm 
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MYLO_XR6 wrote:
mines pretty s**t until i hit 3000, then were moving! revs are going up and suddenly at 6000rpm ur making POWER!!! this is fantastic! THEN it gear shifts! :( the fun suddenly goes away!!! ford designed the motors wrong again! fukheads! they shouldve had longer strokes/crank/rods, smaller pistons and wider cam angles for more bottom end torque, i mean, thats what u want on the street, TORQUE! instead u gotta rev the lil barra to get some horses.

those donks need a 3.7 diff ratio BADLY!!! im looking for one, but i can seem to find one for under 1000!!! i allready spent too much on the bloody car! another 1000 on a diff is pushing it.

p.s. my barra beat a VS 5.0 on tuesday night :D



longer stroke???? WTF it's too long already.

they have heaps of torque. the reason they get away with such tall gearing in the firs place

 

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