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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:48 pm 
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i went to go have a look at a 5.0 lt fairlane. I took the car for a test dirve but when i went to put my foot down the car took age's to take off is that because is a big car or is there something wrong with it
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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:02 pm 
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What are you comparing it to. I consider my fairmont slow compared to the 351 XT ute I use to have.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:05 pm 
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ive got a el and it takes off faster then the fairlane and its a V8
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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:53 pm 
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Is that el a v8 sounds like a 6 with a cannon (joking mate don't listen to those other cont's each to their own. Don't be afraid to be different). My fairmont v8 goes like a GLI 6 because it is heavier and the fairlane is heavier again.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:28 pm 
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If you are talking stock E series V8 Fairlane they are pretty slow, when they are healthy they are a little quicker off the mark then a I6 Fairlane of the same model but not much in it, after that they are pretty close, sometimes the I6 is faster overall.

The big difference is low down torque, a 5.0L and a 4.0L around for a while and not like a d***head, the 5.0L is much nicer, it is not until you flog the 5.0L that you find out they are not to quick in standard form.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:42 am 
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I have a stocko fairlane 5lt, 215k on the clock, I find it's a pig to about 3krpm then it sings right thru to 4800-4900rpm...
The weight and diff ratio aren't the best..

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:32 am 
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yeah the fairlane aint the quickest grandpa car out there.
although mine, is fairly toey of the line, and has good smooth power right through.

gotta love the 5L's love the sound of them.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:50 pm 
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the good thing is, not much is needed to get the party going... whack on some GT40p heads, explorer intake, ECU, exhaust, extractors and you have 200kw or more. Mine chews BA G220s, older gen 3 statos etc and thats probably because the tare weight of my car is 1675kgs compared to the 1890 or so that the BA Fairlane has.

But yes in stock terms, the NL 165kw fairlane isn't much chop. If it was 300kg less that would be a different story, but sometimes fancy features cost performance thats why the Dodge viper initially didn't have aircon and power windows ;)

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:11 am 
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Bump.
I'd like this gone before the rego runs out/the end of the year sometime.

 

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