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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:10 pm 
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. At least I can beat an auto futura v8 for both performance and "luxury" lol.


So you should for the extra $3k you paid for it in 1995 :)

And hey... ive got power front windows!

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:21 pm 
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. At least I can beat an auto futura v8 for both performance and "luxury" lol.


So you should for the extra $3k you paid for it in 1995 :)

And hey... ive got power front windows!


Really? Was that an option?
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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:24 pm 
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Base futura spec dude... one of the few differences between futura and GLi i think. a**hole in the back have to wrench their own windows tho :)

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:24 pm 
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soulfire wrote:
. At least I can beat an auto futura v8 for both performance and "luxury" lol.


So you should for the extra $3k you paid for it in 1995 :)

And hey... ive got power front windows!


Really? Was that an option?


Wasn't an option on Futura. It was standard equipment. Don't
forget mate, that an XR6 is based on the Futura :)
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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:35 pm 
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extra 7kw?

170 minus 165 = 7? cool.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... 176#351176
^ this chap has a ef futura v8 too..

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:52 pm 
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I got best of both worlds!... V8 power, and Luxury...

To be honest, i think Power Front windows is the only difference between a GLi and a Futura... anyone elce know any differences? Maybe Driver Airbag?... a GLi has that though doesnt it?..

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:54 pm 
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I got best of both worlds!... V8 power, and Luxury...

To be honest, i think Power Front windows is the only difference between a GLi and a Futura... anyone elce know any differences? Maybe Driver Airbag?... a GLi has that though doesnt it?..


Err.... i think ABS optional on GLi but std futura?? Variable wipers on futura? Clock std on futura... cruise standard on both isnt it?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:02 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
orloxsis wrote:
I got best of both worlds!... V8 power, and Luxury...

To be honest, i think Power Front windows is the only difference between a GLi and a Futura... anyone elce know any differences? Maybe Driver Airbag?... a GLi has that though doesnt it?..


Err.... i think ABS optional on GLi but std futura?? Variable wipers on futura? Clock std on futura... cruise standard on both isnt it?


Yeah Futura and XR got:

* Clock (YAY!!!)
* ABS
* Extra guages
* Electric front windows

I'm pretty sure the variable wipers were an across the board thing...

Cruise is optional on both.

But yeah, the only diff that people give a s**t about is the power fronts :)
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variable wipers were futura up on ef\el's

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:09 pm 
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^ on that note - futura has GLi spec instruments... XR has the (ever reliable) oil pressure and voltage, yeah?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:12 pm 
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What extra gauges, one thing i noticed when i first got into my Fairmont, is there are Oil pressure gauges, and Battery Charge... my Futura didnt have those.

Mine did have cruise control.. that is standard on Futura's isnt it?...

The only reason i bought the Futura, is because it was V8...

 

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What extra gauges, one thing i noticed when i first got into my Fairmont, is there are Oil pressure gauges, and Battery Charge... my Futura didnt have those.

Mine did have cruise control.. that is standard on Futura's isnt it?...

The only reason i bought the Futura, is because it was V8...


Whose is that fully ethnic Lancer with the Fazza steering wheel? Please tell me it aint yours? :lol:
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Hah, that was my old car... it was bought as a present to me... i never much liked it... it was pretty quick though... and handled like it was on rails.

It ran 15.4 -15.6

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:33 pm 
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Hah, that was my old car... it was bought as a present to me... i never much liked it... it was pretty quick though... and handled like it was on rails.

It ran 15.4 -15.6


15.5? I'm impressed.

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Hah, that was my old car... it was bought as a present to me... i never much liked it... it was pretty quick though... and handled like it was on rails.

It ran 15.4 -15.6


15.5? I'm impressed.

Turbo?


The car only weighed 950kgs.... It was worked, Flat-Top Racing pistons... stage 2 cam... Larger injectors, aftermarket ECU, Extractors 2.25" exhaust... and a bunch of little s**t... had about 105 - 110kw at the fly.. so probably around 85 -95kw at the wheels.

 

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