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Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:21 pm 
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what are the pros and cons of the el xr8? does it differ much from the ef?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:30 pm 
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Series 2 is good.
Explorer upper and lower manifolds, GT extractors, 3.45 diff? (not too sure on that one).
Add in it looks better outside and in and it's a superior package to the EF with it's measly 165kW and paper thin cloth seat trims.
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Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:45 pm 
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I prefer the front EL XR bumper, the rear tail lights of the EF and Interior of the EF.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:58 pm 
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Rather the el, whish i think has more power and looks better.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:48 pm 
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I own a ef xr8 and im quite happy with it.

A mate of mine bought himself a el xr8 ( series 2 ) and the differences are noticable. It feels alot more refined even in the looks department.
Worth the extra money.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:48 am 
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i own a series 2 el.

they are beaudiful.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:30 am 
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Happy wrote:
I prefer the front EL XR bumper, the rear tail lights of the EF and Interior of the EF.


You like the EF interior?! Why?! It's terrible!
I think everyone agrees (apart from downingj the fool) the EL front bar is better, and front bars are about 5 times the price of taillights.
So buy an EL and put EF/fairmont tailights in!

When your talking the XR8 the EL2 is miles ahead.
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Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:44 am 
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I have an EF, and I am very happy with it (although it is far from a standard EF as well).

I haven't ridden in an EL to compare it to.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:16 pm 
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plus kilma has a venom front bar with el-light-surround styling..

as far as the 8s go, EF and EL tickfords arent that far apart coz they both have the same rear trailing arm mod that all EF tickies and then all ELs got. 170kw power too. the differences are entirely cosmetic, untill you involve the late build el xr8s, they got the 3.45 diff, standard 16"s, 185kw thanks to manifold n tb.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:19 pm 
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oh im pretty sure the EF and EL v8 ecus are different.. ie number of pins or something..

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:26 pm 
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Nope. ECUs are the same.

If I can find an EL ECU that is twEECer compatible, and for a decent price, I would snap it up to give my car a decent tune.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:53 am 
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ELs are better for an XR8.
3.45 LSD diffs, 185kw engine (series 2, like mine haha!)
Interior is better but the cluster and the buttons are grey (crappy s**t grey) and the EFs ones are black (much better looking).
ELs also got the bigger rear wing.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:08 pm 
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From memory, you were looking to offload your EL2 XR8 weren't you Timmeh? *free advertising* :P

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:37 pm 
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Yep if the right buyer with the correct amount of cash arrives.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:40 pm 
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ef black buttons look puss, the el's grey ones are so much nicer.

 

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