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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:14 pm 
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just woundering, why dont ford make factory XR8 Turbos? and in adition is it possible to turbo charge a AUIII XR8?
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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:15 pm 
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I think you will find a supercharger is a better option and more easily available.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:16 pm 
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MooseMan wrote:
I think you will find a supercharger is a better option and more easily available.


Well there are arguments against that, but either way that doesnt answer my question, is there any reason for for not having factory XR8t's
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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:20 pm 
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they most probably dont see a market for it, same reason holden hassnt made VE utes

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:28 pm 
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68stang wrote:
MooseMan wrote:
I think you will find a supercharger is a better option and more easily available.


Well there are arguments against that, but either way that doesnt answer my question, is there any reason for for not having factory XR8t's


would cannabalise xr6t sales

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:56 pm 
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A turbo 5.4 would make too much power / torque...
But a turbo V8 sounds like a good idea....

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:14 am 
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EBXR8380 wrote:
A turbo 5.4 would make too much power / torque...
But a turbo V8 sounds like a good idea....


You can have too much torque?
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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:21 am 
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68stang wrote:
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A turbo 5.4 would make too much power / torque...
But a turbo V8 sounds like a good idea....


You can have too much torque?


there seems to be some unwritten law that car manufactures only bump up their power by 5-15kw each time a new model comes out. Reching the limits of their power output would mean little to play with in future models. It is possible to turbo a BA xr8 like people i've seen have but they usually have the turbo mounted down below everything out of sight to fit it. I'm sure the same could be done for an AU. Installation ease and cost is a likely reason for why a supercharger is preferred over a turbo.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:18 am 
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There's a twin turbo GT around, was on display at Summernats. And plenty of others have turbo'd V8's in E-series and newer. And I know of and ridden in a particular 351 turbo powered ZL fairlane.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:30 pm 
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smiley235 wrote:
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EBXR8380 wrote:
A turbo 5.4 would make too much power / torque...
But a turbo V8 sounds like a good idea....


You can have too much torque?


there seems to be some unwritten law that car manufactures only bump up their power by 5-15kw each time a new model comes out.


That's more of a Holden/HSV thing, FPV haven't really done much in the way of boosting power over their range. Something to do with resale and not making the car owner feel like they've been jipped by the company they bought it off a year ago IIRC

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:35 pm 
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Chceck out turbomustangs.com and head over to the forums section. Theres plenty of people floating about who have turbo'd their fords, but they seem to have a little more underbonnet clearance!

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:52 pm 
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they most probably dont see a market for it, same reason holden hassnt made VE utes


As what you said about VE utes that would look hell ugly

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:14 pm 
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^ they're coming later this year, and wagons next year.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:20 pm 
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^ oh right well i would like to see one the Sedan looks crap its a whole different story when you mod them even more s**t

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:26 pm 
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Falcon96kickass wrote:
willygrice wrote:
they most probably dont see a market for it, same reason holden hassnt made VE utes


As what you said about VE utes that would look hell ugly


Haven't you seen pictures ?? Yes it is one ugly car.
I used to raz my mate with his VX ute telling him the all in one panel made it look like an overgrown Subaru Brumby on steroids. I had to take that back when I saw the pics of the newie it looks more like a Suzuki mighty boy on steroids. It's built on a sedan platform with a shorter than before wheel baseand looks like the cut a sedan into a ute. thank god I own a real ute I'll keep my old ford thanks.
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