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 Post subject: ED Sprint
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:33 pm 
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Can anyone give any info on how to tell if my EDXR8 is a sprint or not,im not after the visual clues as they are able to be added.Compliance is 8/93.When i did a revs check it shows(Variant/series S XR8ED),now EDs didnt come out with an S,only XR8 and sprint.Also apparently weight was slightly different apparently.

So does the fact that it shows S variant mean that this car is a sprint?
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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:48 pm 
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https://www.etis.ford.com/vehicleRegSelector.do

 

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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:08 pm 
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https://www.etis.ford.com/vehicleRegSelector.do

Vehicle Line: Falcon
Body Style: 4 Door Saloon
Version: XR
Engine: 5.0 SEFI V8 (High Power)
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Transmission (T5)
Drive: RHD RWD
Emission: Australian Design Requirements
Air Conditioning: Manual Air Conditioning
Territory: (+)"AUS"
Paint: Cobalt Blue
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Broad Meadows (Australia)
6.0 X 15" Alloy Wheels
Rear Axle Limited Slip Differential
4 Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System
For Unleaded Fuel

It didnt tell me anything i didnt already know.Not sure what to make of it.
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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:20 pm 
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1993-1994 Australian ED XR8 Sprint – After the 200kW 25th Anniversary EB GT of 1993, Ford decided to use the same engine (albeit detuned to 195kW) for a limited run XR8. The standard XR8 generated 165kW and was trounced by the lighter and nimbler XR6, but the Sprint clawed back some V8 kudos. The car was actually 70kg lighter than the GT, at 1579kg. As a result it Sprint-ed from 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds, on the way to a 230km/h terminal velocity.

Other goodies included a tasty Momo four-spoke tiller, 16-inch ROH rims, suspension revisions including 5mm lower springs, and new anti-roll bars for better high-speed stability.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:15 pm 
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The Series S may be a bit of a miss-lead.

The EB Came out with the S in XR6 and XR8, and I think that shortly after the "S" was dropped.

Your car is likely a standard XR8. Especially if you are missing things like the upgraded intake manifold
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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:33 pm 
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Nigel wrote:
The Series S may be a bit of a miss-lead.

The EB Came out with the S in XR6 and XR8, and I think that shortly after the "S" was dropped.

Your car is likely a standard XR8. Especially if you are missing things like the upgraded intake manifold



are you sure :?:

the EB i just wrecked [rust etc] only had "S" on the back nothing else other than "ABS" & no i havn't checked out the VIN
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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:38 pm 
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Nope, Im not 100% sure.

There was an "S" in most models before the EB, and Im sure the EB started with the "S"

From Wikipedia : - the Series 2 is also similar. Note the XR8 is the "S XR8". The ED Dropped the "S"

(EB Series 1)The model range of the first series on sale from August 1991 comprised the following variants:

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Fairmont
Fairmont Ghia
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S XR8
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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:20 pm 
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without looking for the vin tags ... it was a series2 going by the door speakers & also had retractable centre rear seatbelt
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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:56 pm 
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Yeah, but its an ED. The S was the base model for "Sports", which had the XR6 and XR8 model in the EB.

The S was dropped at the ED, and the XR8 and XR6 badges carried themselves
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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:56 am 
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Thats why i asked the question because when i checked it showed variant/series S EDXR8 and the s series was dropped for the ed.The car is modified so no manifold to check.
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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:05 am 
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The Tag isnt related directly to the Badge. The S is the model it was certified under for ADR. (with suspension engine and exhaust differences from the normal model). The Marketing Name was different
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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:38 pm 
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Pretty sure its just an xr8.
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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:49 pm 
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SPALDING wrote:
im not after the visual clues as they are able to be added.

If http://www.autospeed.com/cms/article.ht ... int&A=0656 is correct, alloy GT40 heads would be a bit pricey to add, just for sake of a lookalike.
Easy to spot over the usual cast iron units.
The ECU would possibly have a different catch code to the std XR8 one too.

Some good pics in this thread post575001.html

 

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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:25 am 
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SPALDING wrote:
SWC wrote:
https://www.etis.ford.com/vehicleRegSelector.do

Vehicle Line: Falcon
Body Style: 4 Door Saloon
Version: XR
Engine: 5.0 SEFI V8 (High Power)
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Transmission (T5)
Drive: RHD RWD
Emission: Australian Design Requirements
Air Conditioning: Manual Air Conditioning
Territory: (+)"AUS"
Paint: Cobalt Blue
Click to collapse
Minor Features
Broad Meadows (Australia)
6.0 X 15" Alloy Wheels
Rear Axle Limited Slip Differential
4 Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System
For Unleaded Fuel

It didnt tell me anything i didnt already know.Not sure what to make of it.


Wheel size on yours is 6.0 x 15. Sprints had 16" Wheels.

Makes yours a normal XR8

Also as can be seen in the pics in the post listed at the bottom of Snaps post, Sprints also had a special boot garnish badge as well as the SPRINT badge above the Tickford badge on the front guard in place of the XR8 Badges.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ED Sprint
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:24 pm 
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Sprints an GT's had Iron GT40 heads.
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