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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:40 am 
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Why oh why can I never find any factory performance specs on any fords?

I'm looking to buy an EF/EL XR6 or 8 and want to know what the factory performance specs were.

The amount of info on XR "Fan Sites" is woeful and a real dissapointment.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good site with good performance specs?
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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:49 am 
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howzit man
this site might help you
http://eafalcon.com/eseries/specifications/index2.htm
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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:52 am 
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Yeah. I checked that site. No info on the power of the XR6 engine (I assumed it would have been beefed up over the standard I6) and no 0-100, and the like, specs.
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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:45 pm 
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xr6 motor in the EF/EL has a different cam, larger exhaust valves on the head and larger cat back exhaust. 157kw standard, xr6 164kw?, fairmont ghia 161kw? STuff all difference really between cars. The ED XR6 had the biggest difference between it's base model. ED XR6 163KW compared with 148Kw standard.

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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 1:15 pm 
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Thanks for that.

Now, is it better to go with the XR6 and a new exhaust, or a stock XR8 for about the same price?

I'm looking at manuals only aswell. No autos.
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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 2:11 pm 
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XR8 no questions asked. Way more n/a performance potential.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:45 pm 
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redbook.com.au has the power output for the falcons listed, just choose the car and go to the specs

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:27 pm 
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I have a book that gives some specs for the EF.

XR6
Engine: 4.0 HO MPEFI (164kw/366nm)
Diff ratio: 3.45:1
5 speed manual
0-100kph: 8.1
0-400m: 15.6

XR8
Engine: 5.0 V8 MPEFI (170kw/398nm)
Diff ratio: 3.23:1
5 speed manual
0-100kph: 8.1
0-400m: 15.9

GLi
Engine: 4.0 MPEFI (157kw/357nm)
Diff ratio: 3.08:1
4 speed auto
0-100kph: 8.7
0-400m: 16.2

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:25 pm 
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Epitome wrote:
I have a book that gives some specs for the EF.

XR6
Engine: 4.0 HO MPEFI (164kw/366nm)
Diff ratio: 3.45:1
5 speed manual
0-100kph: 8.1
0-400m: 15.6

XR8
Engine: 5.0 V8 MPEFI (170kw/398nm)
Diff ratio: 3.23:1
5 speed manual
0-100kph: 8.1
0-400m: 15.9



sucks to own an xr8
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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:33 pm 
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not if you stick a 3.45 LSD under its bum

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:35 pm 
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change the diff ratio on the xr8 and will pull a better time

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:45 pm 
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Going from 3.23:1 to 3.45:1 isn't much of a difference and will probably make SFA difference in your ET - maybe 0.1s. I've just done that exact ratio change and really there's no noticable change in acceleration. If you went from a 3.08 though you'd notice it.

Unclewoja, as the specs show the XR6 is quicker stock but whack on a grands worth of wade regrind cam and exhaust/intake and you'll be running low 15s to high 14s and destroying even the AUIII 220kw XR8s (I ran a 14.8 in my manual EF futura with an auto wade stage 2 cam and extractors and intake)

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:22 am 
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Yeah. I'm probably looking at an EL cause they're a little lighter and have more power. Then I might think about megasquirting it and we'll really see it fly
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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:51 am 
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Going from 3.23:1 to 3.45:1 isn't much of a difference and will probably make SFA difference in your ET - maybe 0.1s. I've just done that exact ratio change and really there's no noticable change in acceleration. If you went from a 3.08 though you'd notice it.


i went from 3.08 to 3.45 and gained .7 seconds from my car...
i certainly think that from 3.23 to 3.45 would be more then .1!

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:58 pm 
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0.7 from the diff change is pretty decent!
ok, based on what you found maybe 0.3 seconds then given the change in ratio change from 3.08 to 3.45 is 12% and from 3.23 is only 4.8%
It'd depend on gear shifts too. I found when I went I shifted from 3rd to 4th right at the traps, with a 3.45 you'll have to allow the change from 3rd to 4th. I've got a totally different engine now so I can't compare anyway.

 

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