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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:58 pm 
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Its good only having 2 power windows. There's two less electric window regs to f**k up!
Stupid Ford power windows.


So true...I wish I can just get one from a toyota or something and wack them in...at least they'll be a bit more reliable.

1+ vote for EL...sexier then EF.

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Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:59 am 
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Interesting. I thought it was just my model. Must've been the weight saving factor. Haha

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:31 pm 
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another vote here for the elxr8. el looks heaps better than ef allround. as said before if you are going to change heads and intake dont be to fussed about finding a series2.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:39 pm 
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Looks like I'm a minority group.

Depending on what colour your after !

I think the EL looks better if you are after a bright colour such as red or white, but EF if you are after a dark coloured one.

What ever, you would have to put in EF tail lights (look alot tricker than EL).

EL white gauges & tickford wings tacho is definately choice.

Dont like the EL's gay looking bonnet vents, EF's definately look tougher.

I actually prefer the EF's seat material over the EL.

Everyone has different tastes though.

I would make a choice over an extra 15kw either, as both outputs are pretty sad by todays standards, and need their whole topend & cam replaced to make any decent power.

Could alway mix and match parts to your own tastes, but that would really destroy a good original would'nt it.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:53 am 
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EL XR8 wrote:
Its good only having 2 power windows. There's two less electric window regs to f**k up!
Stupid Ford power windows.
yeah.. but its usualy only the front pair power windows that screw up!!!!!

another hand up here for EL XR.. especialy a late model one with the 185kw engine... :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:37 am 
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89fordfairlane wrote:
ok well i'm buying a new car, not too worried about price, but really like the late 90's Xr8's, question is whether to get series II EF or an EL, am going to get manual also for sure.

Help me out with some reasons of why i should get one or the other. thanks


are you buying a different car or a new car? New cars arnt 10 years old.

Get a VT2 LS1, quicker than EF or EL XR8, just a few thousand dollars more. Factor in the mods you will eventually spend and your there.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:25 pm 
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ls1??? can you really be bothard refilling your oil daily??? those things leak more then eb2 v8 drools while stairing at Anthony Callea. get your self a series 2 el xr8 manual

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:43 pm 
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EB2 V8 wrote:
are you buying a different car or a new car? New cars arnt 10 years old.


C'mon mate, grow the f**k up, your 36 years old, surely you've got something else to comment on apart from the fact he said new car!!!

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:32 pm 
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EB2 V8 wrote:
89fordfairlane wrote:
ok well i'm buying a new car, not too worried about price, but really like the late 90's Xr8's, question is whether to get series II EF or an EL, am going to get manual also for sure.

Help me out with some reasons of why i should get one or the other. thanks


are you buying a different car or a new car? New cars arnt 10 years old.

Get a VT2 LS1, quicker than EF or EL XR8, just a few thousand dollars more. Factor in the mods you will eventually spend and your there.


Have a look at the question mate. He asked specifically about EF or EL XR8s cos he likes them. He didn't ask what other kinds of cars we think he should get. I started a thread about LS1s for anyone on this forum who wants to chat freely about them and leave all these other threads relating to Fords about Fords! I hope you enjoy it.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/ls1-disc ... 57136.html

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:26 pm 
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i currently own an ef xr8, and it basically comes down to this interms of outside looks if the car is white get an EF if its a dark color get an EL, white EL xr's look like poop.
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Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:05 am 
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I was just driving in front of a white EL this morning and it was pretty hot!

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:30 pm 
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Scaffy wrote:
I was just driving in front of a white EL this morning and it was pretty hot!


Yeah i agree totally, white EL XR's look damn fine mate. Especially when the paint has been well maintained.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:46 pm 
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What would a manual el xr8 with 145,000kms in immaculate condition go for out of curiosity?

I am just trying to sort out a price before putting mine up for sale :)

Pictures can be emailed if requested, as I am unsure of how to uplaod photos to this site! :roll:
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Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:35 pm 
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Anton wrote:
i currently own an ef xr8, and it basically comes down to this interms of outside looks if the car is white get an EF if its a dark color get an EL, white EL xr's look like poop.


Completely opposite to that. The white and red el's look mean. The bright colours highlight the extra cut in the nose and taper into the headlights.
Where as the the light colours on the EF's look pretty plain jane.

Where as in the dark colours the EL is the uglier twin.

 

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:05 pm 
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CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THERE IS A UNIQUE ENGINE NUMBER ON THE EL XR8 185KW COMPARED WITH THE 170KW AS I MIGHT BE BUYING A 185KW?
ALSO DO THE XR8 COME STANDARD WITH REAR BOOT SPOILER?

CAN ANYONE HELP ME THESE QUESTIONS.

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