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Old 26-07-2019, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default Best thing to do to a AU2 XR8 Tickford ute (200kw)

I've got a 2001 Falcon Au2 XR8 ute 200kw. It has a few things done to it, pacemaker extractors, 2.5" twin exhaust, K&N filter and not sure what else. This is sin on here but I'm used to a 13b turbo RX2 and I want the XR8 to have more power. It has decent torque down low but doesn't have anywhere near the pull of the RX2.

Would it be better to get a turbo for it or supercharge it? No idea on forced induction on these big engines. I love it to bits but don't know how to make it happy. Which is the cheaper/easier way to go? I want to keep it 'Tickford' so don't really want to drop a huge, different engine into it.

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Old 26-07-2019, 11:52 PM   #2
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Please be nice. I was into rotaries for decades but it's time to have some fun with big engines
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Old 27-07-2019, 12:00 AM   #3
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347 Stroker,aluminium heads, different intake upper.
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Default Re: Best thing to do to a AU2 XR8 Tickford ute (200kw)

Turbo or charge, Raptor charge is best bang for buck
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Please be nice. I was into rotaries for decades but it's time to have some fun with big engines

All good

I used to have a RX7 S2 12A with a rotor flow
still have a headache from the fumes, sitting in maccas drive through

loved the beep, once i hit about 7500 rpm


Blew the rear oil seal
Sold it

Moved to Ford and never looked back !




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