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 Post subject: XH V8 ute Performance mods
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:25 pm 
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Gday,
Im not sure if there is another post for this subject couldnt find one I have an auto xh V8 ute and wanting to know what the best bang for buck mods would be for it its got extractors and a 3" exhaust on it currently saving up for a manual conversion. Whats the best bang for buck stuff to get its a budget build. Im wanting to keep it streetable but be able to go to the track and do burnouts and be a 12 or 13 second car.
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 Post subject: Re: XH V8 ute
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:17 pm 
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Is it an 'S' V8 or an XR8 ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: XH V8 ute
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:20 pm 
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I wish it was an xr8 thats my dream xh but nah its just a s v8 longreach
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 Post subject: Re: XH V8 ute
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:04 pm 
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The standard heads and intake and throttle body are very restrictive on that motor. If you can find at least the au xr8 series intake and a set of gt40 heads and maybe a bigger throttle body it will help the motor breath better. Otherwise you will probably looking at cam and roller rockers etc. will make it a nice motor, they already have roller hydraulic lifters in. But that will cost you a pretty penny to get all that stuff, and if you can't install your self the cost of getting it done. Or just get a stroker kit.. Ha ha
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 Post subject: Re: XH V8 ute
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:11 pm 
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Yea i actually recently found someone on gumtree selling all of the above gt40p heads,roller rockers,cam,explorer intake manifold so as soon as i can afford all of the above that s**t is mine
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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:30 am 
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If you want to run 12's or 13's then don't use factory heads, intake etc. It won't get you there.
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 Post subject: Re: XH V8 ute Performance mods
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:22 am 
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What happened to the other thread!?
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 Post subject: Re: XH V8 ute Performance mods
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:23 am 
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this was made before i made the other one
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 Post subject: Re: XH V8 ute Performance mods
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:25 am 
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seems to have been deleted :/ anyways im picking up my au xr8 motor in a couple days any ideas for cheap mods i should do to the engine before i put in car?
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 Post subject: Re: XH V8 ute Performance mods
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:21 pm 
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Yes but why was it deleted?
Depends if you want to disturb the engine really? You could match port the lower to the heads and the upper to lower. See the sticky at top of page to see what things you can do.
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 Post subject: Re: XH V8 ute Performance mods
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:55 pm 
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Yea i just noticed that my car has genie extractors on it will those bolt up to the au engine?
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 Post subject: Re: XH V8 ute Performance mods
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:57 pm 
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Oh and will au front suspension lowered coil springs fit into the au?
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 Post subject: Re: XH V8 ute Performance mods
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:51 am 
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All Windsor headers will bolt up but the genies will not clear the spark plugs on AU heads or they may clear but you can't get the plugs in or out. AU suspension does not fit earlier models.
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 Post subject: Re: XH V8 ute Performance mods
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:17 pm 
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okay no worries i noticed last night when i was looking under it for the first time it seems to be missing two VERY important things they are the cats whats a good brand of cats to put on it? keeping in mind its got a 3" exhaust and sounds mint i want it to stay sounding mean as
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 Post subject: Re: XH V8 ute Performance mods
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:21 pm 
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I won't tell if you don't. Leave em off. Or just put the heat shields off a stock set over the pipes so it looks like you have em.
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