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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:20 pm 
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ive owned plenty of v8 holden an ford
holden have a good first gear s**t second alright 3rd
ford oh why such a long s**t first gear but other then that i like
i have a dl ltd yeah its no rocket but its a cruiser
going too put 4.11 in it around easter
i put 4.11 in my ed6 an what a rocket that was off the line so im hoping 4.11 will do the trick best bang for ya buck mod you can do
an its fine on the hwy rev at 2500 is fine

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:23 pm 
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I used to have a VR stato 5L with leather. Top car, I only got rid of it because we were offered a much newer car and we sold it. I'd still have it today otherwise.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:26 am 
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Final drive ratio's and weight..
Even a 3.27 conversion livens them up..
3.7 would be better. Without affecting fuel consumption ... They are designed for smooth comfortable cruising..

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:50 am 
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At the end of the day, it all comes back to the purpose of the car. If it just to be a daily, then the 3:27 is fine. But as mine only comes out to play every now and then, a change to 3:45 for the extra poke is a must.
Hell, I'm even gunna be ripping out my LPG install soon as "performance" and "dual fuel" shouldn't be mentioned in the same sentence AFAIC.
Mine currently has 3:27 LSD factory fitted and is a pig off the line! (just ask Banarcus :) ) But I have a 3:45 lined up to go in soon, that with the SL's will separate it from the rest of the "comfortable cruisers" I hope :roll:

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:41 pm 
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nothing wrong with 4.11 in a daily as for fuel consumption use less city driving an bugger all on the hwy an revs are nothing if your driving a v8 anyways

an you might as well not waste your money moving too 3.45 from 3.27 you will not notice anything a waste 3.9 .4.11 is the go

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:14 pm 
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nothing wrong with 4.11 in a daily as for fuel consumption use less city driving an bugger all on the hwy an revs are nothing if your driving a v8 anyways

an you might as well not waste your money moving too 3.45 from 3.27 you will not notice anything a waste 3.9 .4.11 is the go


in my i6 i noticed negligable difference around town going from 3.08 - 4.11's, but on the highway there was 50-100km difference (usually more towards 50km).

 

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Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:12 pm 
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I own a 5L NC and a 3L VL and the VL is so much quicker it isnt funny.

I guess the turbo on the 3L helps..lol
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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:23 pm 
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I own a 5L NC and a 3L VL and the VL is so much quicker it isnt funny.

I guess the turbo on the 3L helps..lol

Stock 5.0L in the NC's are a pig with the combo of the diff and trans, something i'm working on :P
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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:24 pm 
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I own a 5L NC and a 3L VL and the VL is so much quicker it isnt funny.

I guess the turbo on the 3L helps..lol


Yeah, like my BA V8 is a fair bit quicker than my old 6cyl ED wagon or the kids skateboard down the road :)

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:35 pm 
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ewww the VQ statos are just a VN with a buble glass top, plastics and s**t every where, the only thing they got goin for them is that the 5L does perform a little better stock due to there L34 style heads. but what can ya do?


You won't find L34 heads on any factory efi Holden... The L34 is the old LH Torana cylinder head.


And was only on the SL5000 (i think that was the model?) torana's at that.

The VN's had the best late model 308 heads and shorter intake runners which is why it performed better stock.....that and the weight reduction over falcons.


I know that, thats why i said "STYLE" heads, there ports and valves are very similer to the L34 lol.

Oh and yeah, the turbo700 box does have a realy good first gear, looking at the ratio its like almost the same as a T5 first gear. unlike the BTR, got nothing untill its moving, but i dont like standing still runs, prefer the rolling street runs, a true test of street performance.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:07 am 
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Off topic here, but didn't all Holden V8 heads up to the VN(except the VL walky) have siamese ports?

nicskitz, your right about the GM auto and its gearing. My statesman always felt perkier than my wagon when it was auto and felt quicker through the gears under acceleration.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:59 pm 
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um yeh all stock holden V8 heads up to the VL used the siamese ports like the small block chev.

yeah the turbo700 seems to be very nice off the line. My EF needs diff gears bad, as it got nothing off the line with the BTR and 3.23.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:58 am 
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EFI engines have even spaced ports..

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:42 pm 
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My fairlane is bog stock. except for ar filter panel type..

If I boot my car it will spins off the line and pulls hard.. Its no muscle car but its not slow..

It wont whip a Holden V8 or an I6 ford but they wont whip me either..

The 3.27 gears and auto transmission are ok in my view..

I had 3.45 gears in my old fairmont V8 and not much difference..

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:24 am 
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RB26DETT wrote:
I own a 5L NC and a 3L VL and the VL is so much quicker it isnt funny.

I guess the turbo on the 3L helps..lol

Stock 5.0L in the NC's are a pig with the combo of the diff and trans, something i'm working on :P
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