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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 9:43 pm 
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i know the winsor is not the most powerful engine with only a bit more power than your i6 but is it worth going an 8 for that little bit more kit and how are they on fuel?
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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 9:52 pm 
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yeah, they're no quicker than the 6.
Well in XR form anyway.
Fuel is pretty good on them, if you can afford to run a 6, you can afford to run and 8. I get anywhere from 350-800km a tank.
Only problem is, they cost a bit more to modify than the 6's but they sound so much damn better.

By the way, what car are you looking at getting?
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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 9:54 pm 
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my eb is no rocket ship but ive had it for 5 odd years and its been awsome cheap to run and ultra reliable cant say ive regretted buying it for a second even when i got my xr i was looking for an el but the au come up and i fell in love with it,but ive still got the trusty old eb aswell and i cant see me selling it for a while yet
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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 10:08 pm 
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I've had 3 i6's and one 8 which is the one i've got now, and I wont go back to the 6. Although it chews a little more fuel, you cant beat the sound (with an exhaust) and the different feel of an 8.
They are a bit more expensive to modify, but you can probably achieve greater gains with the 8 when you stroke/blow/turbo etc.

 

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 10:14 pm 
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not to mention u will more than likely go through a few head gaskets with the 6,go the 8 effortless go and they sound alot better than the 6

 

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 10:20 pm 
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i think you got your answer mate
how ever, look out for vic road laws...
with power to weight and litre to tonne ratio

 

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 10:22 pm 
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Go the 8! I wish I could of! :(

 

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 10:45 pm 
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I drive Falcon 6's most of the time but I love my V8. They aren't any quicker stock but IMO they feel so much better. Although they are more expensive to mod the results are far better and you can now find a lot of cheaper parts (AU heads, manifolds etc) or order the parts from the US.
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Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 6:12 pm 
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get an el 2 xr8 .. the best e-series windsor made.. almost an au engine... they are your best bet .. they are quicker in stock trim than xr6's... bout the only e-series that was.. and with a few simple mods remain quicker than xr6's..

 

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Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 6:44 pm 
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i think you got your answer mate
how ever, look out for vic road laws...
with power to weight and litre to tonne ratio


doesn't matter with e series V8's :wink: they are too underpowered!!!!

 

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Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 8:45 pm 
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ive got an ef xr6 and im looking at getting a ef fairmont ghia
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Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 10:28 pm 
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I just love the torque and note of the 8, in manual.

Completely diff driving experience.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:55 am 
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If your asking about fuel economy dont even bother with a V8.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:56 am 
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go the V8, they sound better, feel better, after mods you can get more power out of them then a 6, but fuel econ i only get about 320km's out of a tank, little more if i take it easy and run the tank lower

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:22 am 
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I have always like the post 11/1997 El XR8's as they sound TOUGH AS! So I reckon get one.
But in regards to fuel consumption it is a fair enough estimate that you will be looking at using the equivalent of 1/3rd more fuel than what a 4Litre/6 uses in the 5Litre/V8.

 

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