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 Post subject: BA XR6 n/a best bang for buck?
Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:44 pm 
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hey all, so newbie on the fordmods, and also new to owning a ford for that matter, i recently picked up a 2004 BA xr6 sedan, its got 85000kms on the clock and is stock as a rock, want to get straight in to more power and was wondering where i should start, what will give me more bang?? - cheers brenn.
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Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:51 pm 
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Exhaust, extractors, SCT + Dyno tune. good place to start.

 

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Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:51 pm 
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Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:52 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
Exhaust, extractors, SCT + Dyno tune. good place to start.

I think we are soulmates, considering my comment was near identical to yours.

 

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Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:10 pm 
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wow thanks for being quick with the replies, should i look out for any particular brands? also the ss growler cold air intake system, is it worth it, can get one for next to nothing
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:48 am 
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best bang for your buck will be diff gears.
comlimented by exhaust n CAI and tune to bring it all together.

 

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 2:17 pm 
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Just to throw a spanner in the works, becuase you havnt invested any $$ in the car apart from the initial purchase price you could possibly sell it and buy an AU2 or AU3 XR6 VCT. Power to weight is alot better, and general consensus is they are more reliable than the BA1/2 models.

BA XR6 - 1664kg ...... 182kw

AU2/3 XR6 VCT - 1490kg ...... 172kw

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 3:39 pm 
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You will find the AU2-3 XR6 VCT's are around 1600kg, the IRS bumped the weight up quite a bit. So much that the normal XR6 HP was quicker then the VCT.

 

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 5:43 pm 
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 7:47 pm 
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Deff wrote:
Best 5 things...

Exhaust
CAI
Underdrive Kit
Diff Ratio
Flashtune


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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Benny D wrote:
best bang for your buck will be diff gears.
comlimented by exhaust n CAI and tune to bring it all together.


agreed.

you can do all the n/a mods under the sun, but a falcon with 4 speed auto & standard diff ratio still wont go anywhere
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Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:47 am 
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Best bang for buck would be diff gears on the 4 speed auto, you won't notice much from an exhaust and CAI besides sound untill a tune where you'd notice everything. Another thing they's good for the autos is underdrive pulleys. I'm gettimg some fitted in 2 weeks then diff gears a month or so after that because there is no where in my town that can do them so going on a holiday to get them done lol

 

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