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 Post subject: el xr8 mods
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:56 pm 
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hey ive got an el xr8 170kw model my question is what can i do to get a bit more oomph from what ive read it seems its fairly restricted from the factory in terms of breathing should i start here or is the standard manifold ok im just looking at bolt on mods and im not chasing 1/4 mile times what do you suggest cheers
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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:03 pm 
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How many dollars are you willing to throw at it?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:11 pm 
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under 2 grand would be nice there are superchargers on ebay for 4ooo but bugger that
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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:41 pm 
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For $2k, you would throw it at exhaust, headers and air intake. Probably the best bfyb mods
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Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:12 pm 
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For 2k you sould be able to get AU Explorer intake manifolds with 65mm TB, 70mm MAF, AU GT40p heads and an exhaust if you are lucky.

I know of a set of explorer manifolds and TB coming up for sale soon if interested :P The last set i sent to AUS cost about $130 for post IIRC.

 

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 mods
Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:23 am 
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cheers for the info you guys dont muck around another question can i bolt a bigger throttle body to my stock ho manifold (mine is currently 65mm)and if so what else would i have to do eg: maf ,tune etc? im a carby man myself all this fuel inj and computers stuff just kills me . thanks again
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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 mods
Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:13 am 
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you sure you have a 65mm or is it the stock t/b? you dont need a tune with a throttle body upgrade but there will be no real difference in upgrading untill you piss of the HO manifold and E7 heads. 65mm is plenty, i would leave it. When you change MAF or injectors, then you will need a tune.

How much power you after more like it? cause really 2k on a ho windsor wont get you very far

Your basic H/C/I combo + supporting parts, full exhaust and tune is well over 2k
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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 mods
Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:09 pm 
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i just measured the t/b and it is 65mm how big are the stock ones .you ask how much power im after well im probably dreamin but 250 kw at the flywheel would be nice . is the ho manifold that bad it sounds like if i leave it on im wasting my time with everything else. one more thing for the el lovers i stepped out of a 2004 290kw ba gt-p and i have to say my 14 year old el xr8 is so much better to drive .
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Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Your EL should already have the better Explorer intake manifold. Is it a squarish shape? I think the late EL's might have had GT40P heads also.

I'd be interested to know why your EL is nicer than the GT-P!

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 mods
Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:31 am 
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V8 Ghia Mike wrote:
Your EL should already have the better Explorer intake manifold. Is it a squarish shape? I think the late EL's might have had GT40P heads also.

I'd be interested to know why your EL is nicer than the GT-P!

Mike


Nah, If it's an EL, it'll just have the E7 heads, doesn't matter if it's the last one off the production line.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:39 am 
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pics of intake manifold, throttle body with measuring tape next to it, etc so we can judge what you already had

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:21 pm 
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cbeeze69 wrote:
one more thing for the el lovers i stepped out of a 2004 290kw ba gt-p and i have to say my 14 year old el xr8 is so much better to drive .


I did a similar thing. Sold the 290kw BA XR8 and bought a Sprint. The BA was quite bland really...anyway i would be interested in your comparison of the GTP and EL.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:12 pm 
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The EL throttle's were close to 63mm and the first car Aussie built car to get 40p's was the FBT

For 2k you'll get a lot out of the old HO if you can do the work yourself, a die grinder and some reasearch will get you a long way

I got 170rwkw out of E7's and an explorer ported, good fun

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:53 am 
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Guys im thinking of buying an El xr8 again as a cruiser, i was prob looking at throwin about 5 or 6k under the bonnet. Can u actually get some decent hp out of these motors. I remember from the last time i owned one i got told to basically buy new manifold and heads and go from there. Can the ECU be added onto with a flash tune or not. I wud like to make the motor lumpy and strong but im starting to worry it might be to much hassel and money with the older EL xr8.
Wud i be better buying an au xr8 forking up a bit more up front and spending less on the motor....
Any advice or help wud be appreciated :) cheers Simo
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