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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:24 pm 
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Can anyone tell me the mods required to take the STD 5.0L to XR8 (185kw) or GT (200kw) spec
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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:39 pm 
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For the EL XR8, they had an Explorer intake and the extractors fitted to the EL GT.
The EL GT had a GT40 intake + phenolic spacer, GT40 heads, 1.7 roller rockers, 24# inj and MAF plus its unique extractors.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:27 pm 
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as far as i know it was the cobra(same as ed sprint i think) manifold on the el2 xr8?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:41 pm 
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-clampy- wrote:
as far as i know it was the cobra(same as ed sprint i think) manifold on the el2 xr8?

Nope, EL2 XR8 was definately explorer.

Question for someone more learned then myself.
What are the differences between the Cobra and GT40 Manifolds?
Is it the same lower, just a different upper?
And does the GT40 flow better?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:06 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Question for someone more learned then myself.
What are the differences between the Cobra and GT40 Manifolds?
Is it the same lower, just a different upper?
And does the GT40 flow better?

Reasonably sure that the lower intake is the same on all but the uppers flow differently.
Between the Cobra and the GT40, the Cobra upper flows a bee's d**k more than the GT40 upper.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:11 pm 
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Vic wrote:
Steady ED wrote:
Question for someone more learned then myself.
What are the differences between the Cobra and GT40 Manifolds?
Is it the same lower, just a different upper?
And does the GT40 flow better?

Reasonably sure that the lower intake is the same on all but the uppers flow differently.
Between the Cobra and the GT40, the Cobra upper flows a bee's d**k more than the GT40 upper.

Cheers Vic.
It's all academic anyway.
It flows enough for me ;)

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:15 pm 
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Mate, anything flows better than the HO manifold.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:33 pm 
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He he, that's for sure.
I'm working on my 'Straw' manifold as a HO upgrade... :P

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:44 am 
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ah k.. yeh see i gots a el2 xr8 but it came with a gt40, so i duno.

yeh the advantage of the gt40 is its a bit lighter than the cast cobra/explorer manifolds..

 

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