Fordmods Logo

BA XR8 air filter options 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 9 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: BA XR8 air filter options
Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:04 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 19

Joined: 28th Nov 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia

Location: Auckland
New Zealand

Hi

I have finally got my first XR8 and am lovin it!! BA XR8 and it is my new love, the wife and kids haven`t seen me all weekend.

www.bseries.com.au/kiwiskidkid

I have ordered a CAI kit from the Fern Gully lads and expect it to make it over the ditch in a couple of days. In the meantime I have been searching the forums to see what the options are for the air filter. Almost everyone has gone for the BMC filter. Ford have quoted me $195 so I am thinking of picking one up tomorrow when I get my XR mats.

I am looking for you feedback on how good the BMC is, how much they generally cost, are there any other options beside the factory one. And any kiwis who read this and have one, where you got it from.

Thanks to all who reply
KSK

 

_________________

Kiwi Skid Kid - XR8 BOSS 260
If you see me switch off the traction control you better hold on tight!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:37 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 1093

Joined: 29th Nov 2004

Gallery: 15 images

Ride: BA Ford Fairlane V8

Location: Lower Hunter Valley
NSW, Australia

Get more grunt and a much better sound with a pod setup. These boss engines breath hard.

 

_________________

Interested in a fair go for the Hunter-New England area of NSW?

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:22 am 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 274

Joined: 29th Nov 2004

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: 03 Fairmont Ghia

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

A few people have gone with a blue power or a G&D Airbox with a pod filter and stainless 3" tube, said to get about 20rwkw's.

And the BMC is sposed to be pretty good, they reckon about 13rwkw's.

When I get the cash im going to try the G&D airbox idea, think its about $650 with the tubing.

 

_________________

2003 BA Fairmont Ghia V8 www.bseries.com.au/acey xr8 catback
Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:42 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 19

Joined: 28th Nov 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia

Location: Auckland
New Zealand

Just picked up and installed the BMC - WOW, either my factory one was rooted or these things are worth their weight in gold. I can say I have a very noticeable difference in power plus much more responsive on the throttle. Can not wait till the CAI arrives.

Just as a side note, these guys got back to me a little to late to confirm they had a filter for the XR8... wonder if anyone has heard of them or used them before?

http://www.greenfilter.co.nz/

Cheers

 

_________________

Kiwi Skid Kid - XR8 BOSS 260
If you see me switch off the traction control you better hold on tight!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:25 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 41

Posts: 3519

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: BA XR8, XD Fairmont Ghia

Location: Ferntree Gully
VIC, Australia

kiwi skid kid wrote:
Just picked up and installed the BMC - WOW, either my factory one was rooted or these things are worth their weight in gold. I can say I have a very noticeable difference in power plus much more responsive on the throttle. Can not wait till the CAI arrives.

Just as a side note, these guys got back to me a little to late to confirm they had a filter for the XR8... wonder if anyone has heard of them or used them before?

http://www.greenfilter.co.nz/

Cheers


you intake left in todays post, should only take a couple of days to arrive.

best bang for you buck for under $100 !!!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:32 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 38

Posts: 107

Joined: 25th Sep 2007

Power: 284 rwkw

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

xr8 dismantler wrote:
kiwi skid kid wrote:
Just picked up and installed the BMC - WOW, either my factory one was rooted or these things are worth their weight in gold. I can say I have a very noticeable difference in power plus much more responsive on the throttle. Can not wait till the CAI arrives.

Just as a side note, these guys got back to me a little to late to confirm they had a filter for the XR8... wonder if anyone has heard of them or used them before?

http://www.greenfilter.co.nz/

Cheers


you intake left in todays post, should only take a couple of days to arrive.

best bang for you buck for under $100 !!!


whats the best filter/CAI setup for an xr6 turbo?

 

_________________

XR6 Turbo, 20 inch wheels, citric acid, 300rwkw

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:42 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 19

Joined: 28th Nov 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia

Location: Auckland
New Zealand

[/quote]

you intake left in todays post, should only take a couple of days to arrive.

best bang for you buck for under $100 !!![/quote]

Cheers dude :D I will update my pics once I have it in along with the new badges on. Thanks again for your helpful service in getting them across to me at the best price.

 

_________________

Kiwi Skid Kid - XR8 BOSS 260
If you see me switch off the traction control you better hold on tight!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:55 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 41

Posts: 3519

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: BA XR8, XD Fairmont Ghia

Location: Ferntree Gully
VIC, Australia

XR6T citric wrote:
xr8 dismantler wrote:
kiwi skid kid wrote:
Just picked up and installed the BMC - WOW, either my factory one was rooted or these things are worth their weight in gold. I can say I have a very noticeable difference in power plus much more responsive on the throttle. Can not wait till the CAI arrives.

Just as a side note, these guys got back to me a little to late to confirm they had a filter for the XR8... wonder if anyone has heard of them or used them before?

http://www.greenfilter.co.nz/

Cheers


you intake left in todays post, should only take a couple of days to arrive.

best bang for you buck for under $100 !!!


whats the best filter/CAI setup for an xr6 turbo?


on a XR6 turbo I would use the typhoon intake (behind headlamp)
and a BMC or K&N filter. Best bang for your buck.

simply cut a hole into your airbox for the intake or we can supply a lower aircleaner box with the intake
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:31 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 1298

Joined: 4th Apr 2006

Ride: BA 3v ute

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

MilleniumFalcon i highly recommend the Blue Power cai with 3" induction pipe from Aussie Car Enhancements. That is the best value for money with the boss/3v, after putting it on a second intake and bmc filter doesnt even come close to what it offers and will leave you with a big grin while driving :)

 

_________________

www.bseries.com.au/punktured

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 9 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:59 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names