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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:24 pm 
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How do the manual 5.0L box cars perform? I know they are reasonably sluggish and all but what sorta 1/4 mile would I be looking at for a stock boxcar XR8 and EF/EL XR8?

Im contemplating selling the mont and buying either a boosted boxcar or a 5.0L but I don't want to end up in a V8 that goes like s**t and costs a fortune to modify (I already know that)

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:26 pm 
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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:41 pm 
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I haven't got $10k+ to spend on one!

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:46 pm 
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A manual EL XR8 (series 1) will pull a 15.2 with an exhaust and headers.
Get a series 2 and it should be flat 15 or sub 14.
Stay away from the auto's they kill the power and speed of these things.
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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:53 pm 
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Yeh im definately not buying an auto. I should be able to pickup a cheap 5.0L falcon because my best mates dad owns a used car yard and deals in alot of commo and falc 5.0L's. A few months back he had an awesome fully kitted EL2 XR8 with sunroof and 5spd I could have had for $7500


I might just sit tight and wait for him to get something.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:13 pm 
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Yeah a Series 2 with sunroof and full kit would be a good buy for $7,500.
If you can wait around for something like that, then do it. Especially if you can save some coin in doing so.
Also, even if the 8 is slower than a 6, trust me, you wont care one bit. Once you drive one, you'll know what i mean.
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