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 Post subject: BA XT V8 vs AUIII XR8 = same power
Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 5:47 pm 
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Ford have leaped ahead here. Imagine buying a brand new series 3 AU XR8 at 220kw, and the when the base XT V8 comes out you have the same power as an XR8 of the previous model. Thats damn nice.

I priced it up on Fords website and it'll be just over $40k for an XT V8. You have to get 17" rims and control blade IRS for if you go the V8.
May as well whack on LSD too for $490.

BA has made a great leap but was it too far for the AU XR8 owners out there?

I'm gonna be saving my pennies for a XT V8.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 5:50 pm 
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What's the power-to-weight for each ute?

I think the power increases have been reasonable, considering both the "standard" I6 is quite different to the AU engine and the boss, well.... that's a huge change from a pushrod windsor.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 8:06 pm 
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i don't think au3 xr drivers would complain, they will most likely update to a v8 ba falcon.
most would know that ford was lacking in terms of power when comparing to holden.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:54 pm 
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You have to get 17" rims and control blade IRS for if you go the V8.


Control blade IRS is standard on ALL BA sedans and Territories
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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:58 pm 
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xpression wrote:
Control blade IRS is standard on ALL BA sedans and Territories


Then it must be the heavy duty blade IRS then. Its whatever was not standard on a 6 cyl XT.

 

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