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    Quote Originally Posted by EBFoxbat
    I seem to recall (though I have no idea where I got this info) that passing on the right (ie on comming traffic on your left like in the US) comes from the days where drawing a sword and hacking at someone was harder to do if they were to your left, thus it was a common thing to do.
    I thought it was for safety; but in the opposite way. If you are passing someone who is on your left, they could attack you and you have no defence (except a manky left hand, or a sword which would be hard to draw and then attack). If you keep them on your right, you can easily draw your sword and protect yourself. Hence the romans, then british would drive on the left. I think the other countries changed sides out of rebellion...


    But yeah, nice car, nice install. I wouldnt have gone on about how easy it is to remove though; sometimes dodgy people use the net too

    And Perkz, "too rich for their own good"? I think the Maybach is for people who are too rich for their own good. A $50k (US$35k??) XR6T is a value for money sports car, which has a bonus of being very practical IMO.

    But i was discussing this on another forum; In australia, being able to afford a $50k car puts you in the 'well off' category. We are a very middle class country - Not many families are totally debt free, and combined with relatively high car prices (compared to other countries) and a society not willing to spend money on such a depreciating asset; means that our car fleet is amongst the oldest in the world...

    All the more reason to give Props to stimps for putting a computer in such a nice car

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    As far as I know, the AU xr8's are NOT compatible with CAN, only ISO
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    nice and it is on the right tats sick
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    I was at a mates party the other night and he was bragging about how quick his XR6 turbo was. They are a nice looking car and I have been interested to see how well they go. Anyway he threw me the keys to take it for a spin and I must say that I was expecting it to be much qicker. It was very smooth and nice to drive but compared to my R32 GTR(pretty close to standard with 260kW at engine) it felt like I was driving in mud. Maybe it's justy because it is so smooth compared to my neck snapping bone shaker? Do you find that it is a bit sluggish on takeoff(it was an auto). Maybe they boogie once they are moving??? 390kW would be a differnt story though. Not bagging your car or anything, very nice install.

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    sluggish too!

    Yup, thats exactly what I thought when I test drove mine. But you get that when your used to driving this....


    But I still bought the XR6T because I was thru with tinkering with cars, to the point where it was just costing me too much in time, money, and backache!~! So I sold my old VL twin turbo beast. It was neck snapping and grunty, the XR was smooth as silk, refined, and nice looking. I wanted something I could just drive and not bloody have to fix all the time.
    Ford XR6T blueprint 4.0 L twin cam turbo.
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    Was it an RB25 or RB26(looks like RB25)? Is it an RB25 head on 3L block? What sort of power was it putting out and did you do any quarter mile runs(my Uncle is building similar VL). As a matter of interest how much did you get for it when you sold it.

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    RB25, with two rb25 turbos, ran 18psi, thru a big front mount, about 380hp@wheels did a 12.8. Sold it for 11k.
    Ford XR6T blueprint 4.0 L twin cam turbo.
    Xenarc 7" touchscreen M10000 Audigy 2 NX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodgy
    "BA Falcon is the first Ute in the world to use the new 5.4-litre 3-valve engine from Ford's Windsor plant in Canada." Props to Canada for a nice v8

    couldn't find where the 6 is made...
    Man, I thought it was common knowledge. The inline 6 cylinder falcon is made in Geelong, Victoria. All casting, development and design is done locally. It's a cast iron block for rigidity and durability (a lot of taxis use Falcon 6 cylinders and they have over 400,000km on them without a sweat). The head is an all alloy unit and has been since the early 80's.

    With the BA falcon the advance went from SOHC (with optional VCT - Variable Cam Timinig) to DOHC with twin VCT (inlet and exhaust cams chained together). The cams are chained together to allow for 'simpler' calculations becuase at the time of release EEC VII couldn't process the A/F tables fast enough for independant control of the cams.

    Also a first for the BA Falcon the XR6 (naturally aspirated varient) has the same power/torque as the base model Falcon XT. This is 182kW & 380Nm, also all XR variants (XR6, XR6 Turbo and XR8) come out of the 'standard' Ford production line. The XR6 Turbo has a GT40 turbocharger running about 6psi intercooled boost with the same inline 6 cylinder (8.5:1 comp pistons, versus 9.5:1 in the naturally aspirated engine) for 240kW and a limited 450Nm.

    The XR8 is a Windsor, Canada built modular V8 5.4litre (330ci) quad cam, 4 valve per cylinder cast iron block with alloy heads (Similar to cobra r '03 heads). These run 260kW and 500Nm of torque.

    Next on the rank is the new FPV (Ford Performance Vehicles) Typhoon F6. This is a high performance variant of the XR6T with a low restriction intake, 50% larger intercooler, twin plate AP Racing clutch (which is having issues) and Tremec T56 transmission. It hasn't had the boost run up much, just to 7.5psi but with the low restriction intake power is boosted to 270kW and a massive 550Nm of torque (the most of any locally produced car). Problem with this engine/engine management is that the torque electronically drops off at 4300rpm (rpm limiter of 6000rpm) thus effecting total power output. With a Unichip or SCT Edit, fixing this holding torque flat, power jumps to 330kW at peak. A real tune makes 350kW at the real wheels for a stage 1 APS kit.

    Top of the line (marketing wise) is the FPV GT and FPV GT-P (GT-P is the luxury kit). It has a 290kW 520Nm 5.4 balanced and blueprinted V8 similar to the XR8. The pistons have a raised compression ratio of 10.5:1 and has the same 4 valve and quad cam engine. All pistons are of matched weight and crank is balanced. It also shares the same T56 transmission as the F6. These typically put out about 220rear wheel kW, but with a good collection of mod's like underdrive pulleys, air intakes, exhausts and SCT or Unichip tune, they can regularlly do 270rwkW.

    Here ends out lesson on the current range of Ford Australia performance vehicles.

    http://www.ford.com.au/falcon/
    http://www.fpv.com.au/

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    good read, how do u know this ****? what do u do for a living?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic
    good read, how do u know this ****? what do u do for a living?
    I'm a bit of a Ford nut I drive a BA XR6 manual myself

    I browse http://www.fordforums.com.au/ regularly. Also part of the FPV and XR club of Victoria http://www.fpvxrclub.com/. My partner works at Ford Australia

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