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 Post subject: What does a stock 5.4 3Valve do down the quarter?
Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:13 pm 
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Hey all,

I have a BA Fairmont Ghia V8 that i took down the quarter the other day at WAW, my question is this, is 14.9 sec a good time? Has anyone else run their stock one down the qaurter and is willing to share their times for comparison? The only mods ive done are a cold air intake and put in bigger piping from the airbox to the throttle body.

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 Post subject: Re: What does a stock 5.4 3Valve do down the quarter?
Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:05 pm 
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i think that is a fair time for the 3v motor.

I think they have overly long ratios in the diff. I think that a custom tune along with a diff ratio change would bring about a excellent change to that car. Throttle responce, economy and quarter mile too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: What does a stock 5.4 3Valve do down the quarter?
Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:29 am 
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14.9? I'm honestly not sure on how quick a 220kw 5.4 is stock, but that seems slow IMHO, my AU XR8 went 14.7 stock and 14.3 with a mechanical diff centre....

 

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 Post subject: Re: What does a stock 5.4 3Valve do down the quarter?
Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:26 pm 
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Yeah i didnt think the time was that great either. Going to take out the LPG tank and subi then do some more runs and see what happens. :).

 

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 Post subject: Re: What does a stock 5.4 3Valve do down the quarter?
Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:52 pm 
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Stock you would be getting low 15s and might be just touching high 14s. These cars are very restrictive from factory and from memory I don't think fairmonts came with LSD which makes them s**t off the line :/

 

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 Post subject: Re: What does a stock 5.4 3Valve do down the quarter?
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:08 pm 
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I remember the October 2002 Wheels did a 15.2 in a brand spankin BA Fairmont Ghia. I think your time is very good actually. Remember these things run a long diff ratio, no LSD and are heavy.

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14.9? I'm honestly not sure on how quick a 220kw 5.4 is stock, but that seems slow IMHO, my AU XR8 went 14.7 stock and 14.3 with a mechanical diff centre....


While I don't want to doubt you, thats the first time I've heard of a stock AU1 XR8 being that quick. Never really heard of one under 15.3 at best!

 

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 Post subject: Re: What does a stock 5.4 3Valve do down the quarter?
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:35 am 
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Sounds about right. It's a heavier car than the AU.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:23 am 
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im agreed with everyone who said diff gears.
i think 14.9 is a pretty good time.

67RCE wrote:
14.9? I'm honestly not sure on how quick a 220kw 5.4 is stock, but that seems slow IMHO, my AU XR8 went 14.7 stock and 14.3 with a mechanical diff centre....

manual vs auto, what does your car run with a BTR in it?
i would put $100 on it not doing a 14.9.

 

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