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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 6:24 pm 
Stock as a Rock

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i am now the proud owner of an ED XR8. this is my first v8 and i am already impressed by the motor.

now just a few quik questions:

how many kws did the ed xr8 c*m out wid?

if i wos to spend 3 grand on modifications to the engine, wot should i do in ur opinion?




Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 6:28 pm 
Getting Side Ways
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ED XR8 had 165KW and 388Nm,

get extractors, a sports exhaust all the usual stuff to start with, it all kinda spirals out of controll after that



Because i can.

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:35 pm 
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Is it manual? You have a few choices:

1) Manual Conversion
2) Usual exhaust, pulleys etc
3) Save a tad more and get a 2nd hand S/C



There are 10 types of people in this world.
Those who know binary and those who don't.

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:41 pm 
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Get an AU top end with the 65mm tb, Explorer intake, gt40p heads, and grab an AU MAF sensor.
Also get rid if the crappy headders, for some try-y extractors.
I have seen plenty of AU 5.0 motors for $2200, so you could do a swap, and have cash left for exhaus work, not to mention labour saving costs, and then you could sell your old motor too.
Much better than a S/C at this point in time IMO.



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306ci, Pro-m 80 MAF & #42inj, Kirban AFPR, Walbro 255LPH intank & inline, BBK 70mm, Ported Edelbrock #60399, Ported Explorer, Crane 2031 & YT1.72, MSD 6AL, paciemaker tri-y, 2.5" cats into single 3". H/D stall. 3.45 lsd, Powerdyne XB1A.

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:01 pm 
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Power: 270 rwkw

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I agree. AU top end is great bang for buck. Before the heads go on, open them up a little, find a good cam.. some of the GT40P equipped engines had roller rockers already also.

I'll have some costings and power output from my 'OEM' buildup, though the figures will be skewed a bit due to the displacement changing, but yeh.. can prove that the AU OEM gear can flow enough for a 355 :D



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