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Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 10:26 pm 
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Can any one help me get more out of my BA XT's Barra 24 valve V8. I know I MUST get extractors and exhaust done, but is there anything else I can do, for example do I need to have my computer reprogramed or replaced? What have you guys done with your Barra V8's?

 

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Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 11:05 pm 
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Just posting cause I'm interested to see what mods are available for the 3 valver and what sort of power gains people are getting out of them.
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Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 11:08 pm 
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im not at home now but in my pfm magazine, there is an add for australias fastest xt 8, 13 seconds i believe naturally aspirated, check them out, ill post who they are when i get home.

 

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Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 11:24 pm 
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Beyond breathing mods, an edit and new cams - same as the 260kw version, really. Much past that and you're probably looking at forced induction.

 

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 1:26 am 
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Yep, go to this site, everything that you need to know that will turn your 5.4L XT into a Falcon GT eater:

http://www.aussiecar.com/

 

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:41 am 
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I was going to suggest ACE as well.
See them out at Heathcote all the time doing "R&D" :D
Guy is a nice bloke too, has a very sweet ute.

 

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:00 pm 
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Contact BPT, They've done a recal for their 3V BA ute which went from 160odd rwkw to 191kw without any mods at all. Expect 220odd with extractors and exhaust. Of course the BA's only had a six cylinder style exhaust on the 3V. The BF has a better exhaust for 230kw and the same torque as the Boss 260 but 1000rpm lower down the rev range.

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:30 pm 
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XR9UTE wrote:
Contact BPT, They've done a recal for their 3V BA ute which went from 160odd rwkw to 191kw without any mods at all. Expect 220odd with extractors and exhaust. Of course the BA's only had a six cylinder style exhaust on the 3V. The BF has a better exhaust for 230kw and the same torque as the Boss 260 but 1000rpm lower down the rev range.

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160 - 190kw without any mods??? Surely it's been flashed at the very least?
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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:33 pm 
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recal = flash

 

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:39 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
recal = flash


Doh! My bad...
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