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 Post subject: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:51 pm 
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hey guys, i recently bought a El XR8, as it ia completley stock and Im still a uni student i cant afford to spend too much but i want to get as much performance and power as i can without spending an arm and leg. i have recently bought a mod chip http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-Mod-Chip-EA-EB-ED-EF-EL-EY-Ute-F-lane-Equiv-/190464676315?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2c589451db, however im notsure where to go from here.

can anyone give me advice on some cheap or easy ways too get the best performance from it, thank you.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:55 pm 
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Ok you see that chip? Throw it on the bin, it just tells the computer your engines cold and gives it more fuel, doesnt give you 20 hp

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:57 pm 
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thanks, with that chip i know it wont make 20hp, however wouldnt it make the slightest diference?

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:04 pm 
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Well its different got a different description to the one I was thinking of but it pretty much had the same title and did similar if not the same thing,

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:10 pm 
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xr8185 wrote:
thanks, with that chip i know it wont make 20hp, however wouldnt it make the slightest diference?


the only difference it will make is it will use s**t loads more fuel for no power gain...
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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:35 pm 
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Chuck the mod chip in the bin & look at some other mods like exhaust & maybe a j3 chip with a tune.

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:55 pm 
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Budget Performance and Windsor's don't really go that well together i'm afraid. I'd probably forget about making more power and try make better use of the power you do have. Example diff gears, highstall if auto etc :) Otherwise do as torana guy said, Exhaust with either tri y's, or EL GT headers, J3, BA XR6T snorkel and K&N panel filter, all of those arn't too badly priced mods :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:23 am 
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First off does it have an explorer or H.O intake manifold?
If it has an explorer keep it. If it has a H.O get either an explorer or an Edelbrock Performer RPM II.
Extractors and a good exhaust work wonders. A single 3" with high flow cats is a good road compromise.
Underdrives , modify a BA XR6T inlet snorkel to fit.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:27 am 
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1997 will be series 1 with the 165 motor and the HO inlet manifold.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:38 am 
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Unless it's Oct97 or later.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:41 am 
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it woould have to be a sprint too i believe. to get the explorer

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:51 am 
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The sprints were only in ED.
Late 97 onwards got the explorer.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:52 am 
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Benny D wrote:
it woould have to be a sprint too i believe. to get the explorer

No, the genuine Sprints had a Cobra intake.
The later series of EL's received the Explorer intake. There were no EL's released with a Cobra intake. Ever.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:55 am 
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Vic wrote:
Benny D wrote:
it woould have to be a sprint too i believe. to get the explorer

No, the genuine Sprints had a Cobra intake.
The later series of EL's received the Explorer intake. There were no EL's released with a Cobra intake. Ever.


really?.. i had a 1998 el ex- cop v8 and it had the HO on it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 EL XR8
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:56 am 
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Benny D wrote:
Vic wrote:
Benny D wrote:
it woould have to be a sprint too i believe. to get the explorer

No, the genuine Sprints had a Cobra intake.
The later series of EL's received the Explorer intake. There were no EL's released with a Cobra intake. Ever.


really?.. i had a 1998 el ex- cop v8 and it had the HO on it.

A HO intake is not an Explorer or Cobra intake.

 

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