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 Post subject: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:10 am 
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So I can't wether to mod the xr6 or save up and buy a ba xt.

What's motor would make more power?

What will be faster down the quarter in auto?

I'm looking to spend around about 4K on the E motor or save up and buy a stock ba and leave it stock
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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:15 am 
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i have a EF pretty much stock and just bought a BA XT, the DOHC in the BA is brilliant 182kw standard and delivers it alot smoother. you can get alot of power out of both engine's so its really up to personal choice
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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:22 am 
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Honestly id suggest the BA, they are a better car all over... The power is pretty good standard, but a couple of very cheap mods on them goes a long way if you decide to do a couple things down the track... Also you can pick em up so bloody cheap its not funny...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:34 pm 
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Why waste $4K on an old EF? It will still be worth nothing.

$4K will just about get you into a nice BA these days, its a no brainer.
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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:41 pm 
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But but stock BA's look fugly :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:50 pm 
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SLO247 wrote:
Why waste $4K on an old EF? It will still be worth nothing.

$4K will just about get you into a nice BA these days, its a no brainer.


would keep my ef any day over an au

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:12 pm 
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I'm here to give sensible advice, not enter a school yard argument with a kid. Good for you though.

Sorry I hurt your feelings :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:28 pm 
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Ba xts look dogs balls and every man and huis dog has one

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:28 pm 
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ef 94/95 or ba 02/03/04? BA has about 10 years more refinement + safety features than the Eseries.

and the BA will win stock vs stock down the qtr. plus you get the sport shift thingo.

not much of a hard descicion now is it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:38 pm 
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Safety isn't my number one concern asking as its got air bags sweet as, but I'm not looking for bias towards either, i know that the ef and ba with the same power the ef would win due to been lighter

But I don't care about looks I'd rather know what's better proformace wise

I know I wouldn't get my money back on a moded ef, but every ba XT I've looked at is up in the 7-8K mark, If I did buy one id have cash and use the ef as a trade in on it.

So again without been bias, what makes s better car for modding and then bolting a turbo up to it after I get off my Ps

Please don't say get a V8 because I can't stand them
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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:53 pm 
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i went from a el ex-persuit v8 to this ba xt v8.

from Eseries to Bseries they are worlds apart. test drive them each back to back and you will see what i mean.

and as for your saying if they were similar power the ef would win. go get yourself a xd/xe then. they would also win if they had similar power coz they are lighter again.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:53 pm 
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Privately sold BAs are going for around $5k now. I got an 02 AU3 with 180K the other day for $3500 for a friend. Clean too. Just look on gumtree, local paper etc.

A BA xt is hardly unique or exciting, but it will be reliable and nice to drive and own. They are brilliant value now.
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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:00 pm 
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it depends on what your driving style is like aswell..
imo ba looks better, stops better, goes better and handles better, so to the everyday person the ba is the winner.

but for the younger or those with less mechanical sympathy, the e series will take more of a beating, a good one can take a thrashing better, cheaper to repair and has better build quality considering the age difference in the 2..
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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:04 pm 
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Ba xts look dogs balls and every man and huis dog has one

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr6 or a Ba xt
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:06 pm 
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kick_ass_ford wrote:
Ba xts look dogs balls and every man and huis dog has one


yea you said that already! :roll:
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