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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:52 am 
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No offence to anybody but auto is for boy racers :p


LOL, this coming from a guy who just sold a 1.5L lancer??? Nah - just kidding, welcome aboard. But rest assured my auto falcon is far from sluggish ;)

There was reference to a document detailing recommended mods for you 6 cyl guys. Just in case you havent found it:

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=66

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:10 pm 
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Good to hear you are buying an XR6. I have an EF XR6 5 speed, mostly std. I just got it back from a service and very happy with the performance, more than capable to melt the rear tyres! Probably why i still have 15 inch wheels, cheaper to replace!!
Good luck and i hope you find a nice example.
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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:28 pm 
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I have an EL XR6 falcon, they are pretty quick out of the box. Definelty looking forward to the manual conversion next month although the auto is very nice and is by no means sluggish

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:20 pm 
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Auto stronger than a manual? You sure about that?
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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:23 pm 
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its debatable, but yes the BTR can be built pretty tough

T5's can be built pretty tough too using z spec bits

but its all N/A here. T5 always wins (histall or not)

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:23 pm 
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fairly sure ;)

the T5 isnt exactly known for its strength. but itll still hold up enough for most purposes

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:30 pm 
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Buy my EL Ghia....

$8500 its yours. Same engine as the XR6...if not better as its the hybrid engine. See my gallery for some pics.

email me or PM me if interested. fast1@optusnet.com.au.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:32 pm 
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Yea i give my T5 in my EFXR6 a hard time, but its behind a basically stock motor. The clutch caple snapping was the only problem, easily fixed. The only other option in manuals is the tremec or something. But if it doesnt break, dont replace it hahaha
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:13 pm 
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Yeah I'll prolly burn the box then buy the tremec 5 speed bit more strength.
If the ghias didn't look like an old man car I'd buy it :p.
I've wanted an EL XR6 since I was about 13 so there's not much chance of convicing me otherwise...
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:42 pm 
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mate i have bought 1 after owning 14 commodores...the best thing i done;).my car is a el manual stock and it put out 128 kw on the dyno at crescent motorsports.im currantly looking at a exhuast and cam upgrade .
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:13 pm 
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Neva ceases to suprise me when my Holden mad mates get in my mostly stock XR6 and go 4 a spin, very suprised of what they are capable of.
Not a bad old taxi!!!
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:13 pm 
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nathen wrote:
mate i have bought 1 after owning 14 commodores...the best thing i done;).my car is a el manual stock and it put out 128 kw on the dyno at crescent motorsports.im currantly looking at a exhuast and cam upgrade .


Is that a completely stock el manual thats a alot of rwks, I only ask because I've got a stock el xr6 man myself
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:48 pm 
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yep stock as only mod is au xr8 snorkel and k and n filter .have dyno sheet if you want to see it
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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:21 pm 
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presar wrote:
nathen wrote:
mate i have bought 1 after owning 14 commodores...the best thing i done;).my car is a el manual stock and it put out 128 kw on the dyno at crescent motorsports.im currantly looking at a exhuast and cam upgrade .


Is that a completely stock el manual thats a alot of rwks, I only ask because I've got a stock el xr6 man myself


when will people realise dynos are differnet! they dont all read the same!

perth street machine magazine ran an article where they put a Commodorre ute on 10 dynos or s**t around perth.
they found a 100hp difference!!! so go figure dyno dont mean s**t they only good for tuning!
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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:43 am 
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Auto stronger than a manual? You sure about that?


Yes.

behind the right motor, a well built auto will usualy be quicker/stronger than the same motor with a manual.
90% of the quickest cars at the tracks run autos. Yes i know not alot run the BTR4 speeds though! Mostly C4's, 2 Speed powerglides, Turbo 700's, Jatco (behind the VL Turbos)

By a well built auto i mean a box with transbrake, hi stall, shift kit, kevlar clutches n bands, strengthened internals, the lot! very $$$.

But you think, Pyroay was lookin at somethin like $8000 for a 6 speed manual to have behind his 407rwkw EL xr6 turbo. As far as i can remember that was bout the only manual box that could constantly and reliably handle the power of his car, as it see's alot of street duty plus towing.

 

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