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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:46 pm 
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brendan thomas wrote:
as for the gears i have been looking at them, i dont know my car really hasnt got a soft spot before 3 grand. maybe is the way i drive it, my mums force 8, 6 speed auto you can feel the cams come in at 3 but with mine ya cant.


The FPV BOSSes get bigger cams than the 260's did. So they do have a more pronounce on/off area.

Either way, a set of shorter diff gears will really wake it up, only down side is increased fuel consumption and tyre wear (but if you're worried about that, why'd you buy a V8).

 

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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:46 pm 
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brendan thomas wrote:
as for the gears i have been looking at them, i dont know my car really hasnt got a soft spot before 3 grand. maybe is the way i drive it, my mums force 8, 6 speed auto you can feel the cams come in at 3 but with mine ya cant.


The FPV BOSSes get bigger cams than the 260's did. So they do have a more pronounce on/off area.

Either way, a set of shorter diff gears will really wake it up, only down side is increased fuel consumption and tyre wear (but if you're worried about that, why'd you buy a V8).

 

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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:58 pm 
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The FPV BOSSes get bigger cams than the 260's did. So they do have a more pronounce on/off area.

Either way, a set of shorter diff gears will really wake it up, only down side is increased fuel consumption and tyre wear (but if you're worried about that, why'd you buy a V8).[/quote]


i didnt know the pfv had bigger cam so that now makews sence. haha thanks

and as for gears... yeah i want to get them at the moment just wanting to wait a little, got something to pay for then going to do the gears. i burn a set of tyres every 2 months either way so whats a month and a half :P
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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:23 pm 
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Did the 290s get a different compression too?

 

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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:35 pm 
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Yep, lots of other small changes too.

 

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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 9:12 am 
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make sence, they do run alot differant.. i was told by someone that the fpv motors aint as good as the xr motors in a sence of working them, something like the xr motors where built in australia and the fpv where from america or somewhere else cant remember does anyone know if this is true
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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 5:05 pm 
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brendan thomas wrote:
make sence, they do run alot differant.. i was told by someone that the fpv motors aint as good as the xr motors in a sence of working them, something like the xr motors where built in australia and the fpv where from america or somewhere else cant remember does anyone know if this is true


Nope that someone is pulling your leg. They(290 engines) have different rods/pistons for 10.5 :1 comp and different cams. the heads are the same and the crank and block and intake are the same.
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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 7:00 pm 
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brendan thomas wrote:
make sence, they do run alot differant.. i was told by someone that the fpv motors aint as good as the xr motors in a sence of working them, something like the xr motors where built in australia and the fpv where from america or somewhere else cant remember does anyone know if this is true


Nope that someone is pulling your leg. They(290 engines) have different rods/pistons for 10.5 :1 comp and different cams. the heads are the same and the crank and block and intake are the same.


cheers mate didnt know that thanks
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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:22 pm 
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And they're both built by FPV here in Oz.

 

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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:22 pm 
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And they're both built by FPV here in Oz.

 

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