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 Post subject: Re: BourneY's Boss 260
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:19 pm 
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from a boss XR8, to 166kw of XR5 turbo fury

why?
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 Post subject: Re: BourneY's Boss 260
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:32 pm 
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Ride: '07 LT XR5

Power: 133 rwkw

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

the 8 is fun, no doubt and whilst i will miss her like mad, thing is i'll never be trully "happy" with her.

I bought the car with the sole purpose to have fun and modify her which i have done.

However, i'm constantly thinking "i want a bit more here, more there".

I honestly don't think i'd ever stop spending money on it, so i'm hanging up the keys now while i still get a good trade in for it (honestly, unbelieveable really. discounting the mods im actually ahead of what i paid for it).

I am also missing manual like mad so that was a consideration.

I'm after a smaller car, better on fuel and also a car that i can just be happy with "as is" and not have the massive erge to modify it, all of which the xr5 covers.

Sure i'll do basic things like intake etc, but that's to be expected.

I went out and test drove one and absolutely love it. The lightness, the gearbox, it's "little dog with big heart" attitude.

I will miss the 8's soundtrack though :(

 

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 Post subject: Re: BourneY's Boss 260
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:36 pm 
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http://www.carsales.com.au/reviews/2007 ... f-gti-3406

bit of a comparo.... have you test drove the renault?
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 Post subject: Re: BourneY's Boss 260
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:16 pm 
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Ride: BFII Turbo

Power: 253 rwkw

Location: Waurn Ponds
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ahh the joys of being able to afford getting rid of a 245rwkw xr8 for an xr5t... lucky bugger:P

pity the 8 is going, sounds like it was a good horse.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BourneY's Boss 260
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:32 pm 
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Ride: '07 LT XR5

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and here she is :)

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It's so good to be able to get in and out of my driveway at last! lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: BourneY's Boss 260
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:09 pm 
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nice buy mate,
enjoying the turbo and manual?

 

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 Post subject: Re: BourneY's Boss 260
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:04 pm 
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Ride: '07 LT XR5

Power: 133 rwkw

Location: sydney
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king oath, so glad to be back in a manual ay..

Turbo is a bit of fun

 

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 Post subject: Re: BourneY's Boss 260
Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:28 pm 
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Ride: 2005 BF XR8

Location: Melbourne
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Nice looking car matey,

I purchased my 2005 Bf xr8 back in Nov 2009
Vixen red, 260 boss, 6 speed auto, 69,000 klms
for $19,000
But had a few issues
rear diff bushes stuffed, so when you acellerated the rear shuttered
front ball joints were stuffed, front struts, rear shocks down on drivers side
starter motor stuck when you turned the key
the owner was initially asking $21,000 but got it for 19,000 cash
it came with a roadworthy certificate which should never have passed with its issues
but i suppose with the price dropped initially i thought i was getting a good deal as overall the car was clean and straight, i am not a real mechanic and didnt have anyone who i could bring along to inspect the car, so its my fault i got caught out (bodgy roadworthy)
I have had direct injection gas fitted, tinted windows, new ball joints, struts, rear shocks, new starter motor, stainless steel extractors, cats, exhaust fitted, custom no plates) FPR MW
upgraded stereo, some minor detailing in the engine bay, and boss decals on bonnet

The car owes me $30k, and its due for its first gas tune, also i need to look at new plugs and leads
i am going to make my own cold air intake too, having a 2.73 diff dont help with take off, bit sluggish, i have just run out of money now to finish it , i am not a big fan of the xr8 rims so i intend to change the colour set up with them and do the inner lips in charcoal and a slight darker shade for the centre similar to the bfxr8 series 2.

This website is great as we can all share our experiences.

i wish you all the best with your falcon and theres nothing like a ford v8

cheers Russel
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