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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:20 am 
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Hi all,

I'm just new on site here and have looked around for links to both exhausts and chips for the BF XR8.

:?:

Anyone have some ideas on exhaust systems that make the BF XR8 sound like a V8!!!!

Also any advice on chips regarding pricing and options etc. would be appreciated.

:shock:

As I said I have looked around the site and cannot se a link to any supplier.

Thanks guys... :idea:

Bernie Knight

For those interested here's the Cobra.....
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The inside of the trunk...

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The interior...

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And one last photo of the engine bay... it has been tidied up since the photo..
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Well OK we all know what a BF XR8 looks like so I will not place any photos on site here. But llok forward to any advice you may be able to give me regarding the exhaust upgrade dBA increase in noise and the chip.

Thanks again

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:35 am 
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:idea: ... :idea: ... :idea: ... :idea: ...HELP!!!!...

Anyone got any ideas for the exhaust upgrade or chip...

:?

Or can someone direct me to the right forum topic or section...

:roll:

Thanks

Bernie

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:38 am 
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Bernie Knight wrote:
:idea: ... :idea: ... :idea: ... :idea: ...HELP!!!!... Need some advice on the XR8 BF upgrades

Anyone got any ideas for the exhaust upgrade or chip...

:?

Or can someone direct me to the right forum topic or section...

:roll:

Thanks

Bernie

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:42 am 
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hey mate, welcome to the site, good to see more b-series owners joining to stop the e-series boys bullying us (joke). Now those cobras had a nice note about them indeed. Check out this link, your BF is (engine wise) the same as the BA boss 260.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... 60+exhaust

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:44 am 
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Also, capa do tuning for xr8's with a capa flash tuner box. They cost about a $1000 with 3 generic tunes, or if you want a specialised custom tune, another $500 from a capa tuner.

http://www.capa.com.au/ford_power_parts.htm

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:35 pm 
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:idea:

Thanks smiley235 for your help there.

I did surf around, but missed those two links or forums so thanks again.

:P

The exhaust option of the two 'Lukey' turbos thru the two big bore barrels or 'Hot dogs' sounds the way to goooo!!

It sounds like a vacumm cleaner at the moment... :oops:

:wink: ../you young guys are leading me astray.. :D

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:44 pm 
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I have this ute sitting around in my shop if anyone wants to buy it.

:D

It's a V8 with TE50? exhaust system, Tickford wheels etc. Done genuine 135,000k. Mainly country and towing the Cobra to tracks etc.

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Think it owes me about $14,000 on the books, so will sell it for that.

It's a good ute but my son has his eye on it to use whilst he rebuilds his car. I'd rather sell it before!!!

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:16 pm 
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np mate, i'm suprised there hasn't been more replies but possibly cause you posted it late at night, as soon as people start coming home from work/school, you should get some better info.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:12 pm 
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smiley235

Thanks again the links have given me a good idea of what to use for the exhaust. It's great when someone has tried it and found that it works.

:?

I'm going to do a little more research on the chip as I'm not sure if I'm going to throw the economy out.

The old ute has travelled mostly on highways and this ute will also spend it's life on highways.

:?

So guess I need to make sure I don't rip the guts out of the economy for the sake of a few extra HP.

Mmm can use the Cobra for that...

:idea:

Yes will keep an eye out here as others offer some suggestions, particularly on the chip and any advantages.

Cheers

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:02 pm 
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Exhaust wise Di Fillipo are apparently the way to go for a BA/BF, if not pacemaker, genie are also reputable.

I bloke i work with cut the rear mufflers on his BA xr8 and it sounds burbly (is that a word?) and it was loud but it sounded a bit drony and kinda off beat.

Any way on a Friday arvo as the whole workshop was knocking off he pulled into the yard from site with a copper following. He got defected for his outrageously loud exhaust while pretty much the whole workshop was having a beer and havin a yarn. Then 30 odd co workers payin him out after the coppers left kinda made his day...

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:04 pm 
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Nice cobra!! Nos thats the go!!!

 

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