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 Post subject: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:59 pm 
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Hey guys recently purchased a BA FPV Pursuit Ute and am looking at adding some more power to it just not sure whats out there and whats the best stuff to do for it. Iv done the usual google searches but end up with endless crap that has nothing to do with what im looking for. If anyone has any ideas or has upgraded their BOSS 290 id like to hear from u. Thanks guys
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 Post subject: Re: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:10 pm 
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what budget and what power do you want?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:13 pm 
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well the budget isnt too much of an issue as i want to get as many parts as i can stockpiled then when i get some time away from working get them installed and or worked on. Im after some serious power just dont know if i want to go forced induction yet. I wantr to build up the motor first then probably later add a s/c
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 Post subject: Re: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:21 pm 
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around 300rwkw is the best that can be acheived without a built, High compression, cammed motor.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:45 pm 
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yeah im looking to get more than that so i want to work the motor to eventually handle a s/c. If it was an older v8 id be putting a stroker kit through it but im not sure if there are anything like that for this motor. Basically i want to pull her apart and go back in with stronger performance parts to handle and provide more hp.
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 Post subject: Re: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:58 pm 
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I am no expert here but I thought that the Boss engines took very well to forced induction and can make upwards of 300RWKW without being opened up. Wouldnt that be a good starting point then look at what needs to be done internals wise to up the boost.
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 Post subject: Re: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:04 pm 
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yeah iv heard the same thing, basically can bolt on a s/c with only a few mods and custom tune but i didnt want to just throw on a s/c i wand an extremely strong starting point before i s/c her. If i can get 300rwkw+ before charging her id be in a better place power wise.
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 Post subject: Re: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:08 pm 
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The Boss can handle massive power. An old friend of mine has a BA II GT-P pushing 460 rwkw on a stock bottom end with a Vortech supercharger and 4.11 diff ratios.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:43 pm 
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Bloody hell!!! Thats the sort of numbers id be chasing but where im located i do alot of highway driving so i dont know if the 4.11's will be practical but i do like the sounds of it. Do you know what other mods they have done to the GT-P?
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 Post subject: Re: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:34 pm 
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Unfortunately i only see him on the odd family occasions. He dosent bother to keep in touch since he got married and had a kid. The last mods i know of are having a strenghtened 6 speed manual with short shift and drive train, Flash tune, Intercooler fitted, had cams at one stage but i think he went back to stock ones, 19 inch wheels, lowered. Maybe more done since ive last seen him. The car was featured in Ford magazine a while back.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:38 pm 
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ahh ok fair enuf, iv been told that going a different cam isnt really worth it the standard one are pretty good.
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If i remember correctly the cams were causing the car to run worse and it didnt want to idle very well.
Its been a while :lol: I know he spent a s**t load of money on it thats for sure.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:47 pm 
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yeah my missus has a GT-P with cams and it doesnt always like to idle properly either. I know these things can get very expensive but if done properly well worth it
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 Post subject: Re: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:47 pm 
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If moneys no option then I would
1) di filippo twin 3 inch system with cats and extractors
2) Bluepower CAI
3) Kenne belle or yella terra supercharger
4) Billet underdrives and Billet oil pump gear
5) 4.11 diff gears
6) Flashtune

all that should give you enough power to kill yourslef a couple of times haha. obviously you may need to upgrade transmission, brakes, etc to acommodate the huge increase in power. I wouldn't bother wuith cams, remember you have a quad cam motor which means big money for small gain in relation to a supercharger etc. The bottom end on these motors shouldn't give you too many problems, however someone on here with more experience then me may be able to give you more of an insight.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrades for Boss 290???
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:53 pm 
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cheers mate thats sort of the way im thinking, it already has the big brembo brakes on her so stopping isnt an issue but will definatly have to look at the box and driveline.
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