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 Post subject: $800 mods what should i do
Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:45 am 
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Hey all i have about $800 dollars to spend on a ED 5spd manny, im curious as to how i should spend my money on it to get a noticeable power increase. thanks

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:48 am 
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3.73 LSD :twisted:

you will need about $1200 roughly for a rebuilt LSD, good used gears, and new bearings & fitment etc.
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 Post subject: Re: $800 mods what should i do
Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:19 pm 
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have you got a set of extractors or sports exhaust on it yet??

if not you could get that done for around $800. will give a slight improvement in performance and also a nice sound....

or you could spend a feww hundred on a mild cam??
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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:44 pm 
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Extractors and 2.5" zorst.

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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:32 pm 
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$800 buy a Au motor around $200 extractors around $150-200 and a cam, $800 spent well
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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:48 pm 
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You'll get a second hand set of extractors and exhaust for ~$400 or even less.
Cam is $150 for a regrind after you send yours back to Wade, go for a 1673. Shims a few bucks from the wreckers, or if you can get a 2nd hand one they go for about $100-120 with shims.

I'd go for superlow springs next, ~$250. 4wd spec soft springs + more power is not a good combo, car will roll around and feel like its tank slapping everywhere.

 

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 Post subject: Re: $800 mods what should i do
Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:57 pm 
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Extractors, cat and exhaust are the easiest and probably the best thing to do but the AU engine conversion is also good if u do all the labour which will save u enough.

Id buy the extractors and exhaust from this dude as he is cheap and decent stuff

http://www.dkne.com.au/ford-falcon-6cyl ... p-235.html

http://www.dkne.com.au/ford-eaef-6cyl-sedan-p-378.html

http://www.dkne.com.au/hiflow-stainless ... p-423.html

U can probably find cat abit cheaper if u look around but value for money u carnt go wrong with this dude

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/2-5-MAGNAFLOW-ME ... 563455266a

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/MAGNAFLOW-BULLET ... 2c5317097a

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:52 pm 
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I recon bbm conversion and then zorst and extractors.. bbms have gotta be one of the cheapest best performing mods for boxcars with log manifolds IMO

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:14 pm 
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yes i agree go the BBM setup (with AU injectors) and a catback with a good set of S/H paccey's

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:59 pm 
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High flow cat = waste of money at this stage.
Second hand exhaust and extractors ftw when on a budget.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:02 pm 
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Exhaust and cam would give you the biggest gains on paper.
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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:08 pm 
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+1 for regrind and exhaust.
with the 5spd it will be a good lil combo

certainly no point getting an AU engine or anything like that

 

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 Post subject: Re: $800 mods what should i do
Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:12 pm 
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my 2cents would be a used 3.45:1 diff from a xr6 and it wont increase hp but a decent set of swaybars would be a great investment.there no use having a million horsepower if you cant get it around a corner
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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:45 pm 
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Okay I'll tell you what I've paid for my setup so far:
Pacemaker 4480s - $130
Lukey catback exhaust with a new tip $150
Wade 1673 cam + shims, $110
BA XR6T snorkel - $36. I think its the XH snorkel you need as its larger than stock.
$0 for a random/custom 3" intake pipe. For a non BBM motor an EA rubber intake pipe is the go.
So about halfway of your budget.


$250 for a 3.45LSD from an EF XR6. You can get one from an ED XR6 for the same/less
$200 for a new J3 chip and burner package
$200 68mm throttlebody
$200 new king spring superlows
Thats the basics of my car, as you can see $800 went a long way. Theres other things like shaved head, shocks, vernier gear, clutch etc, but you get the idea.

Be smart with your money, just buy things as they come along, which is pretty often on the forums and ebay.

 

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 Post subject: Re: $800 mods what should i do
Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:22 pm 
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thatrandykid wrote:
I recon bbm conversion and then zorst and extractors.. bbms have gotta be one of the cheapest best performing mods for boxcars with log manifolds IMO



ALL of the fastest 6cyl falcons run the log manifold. except JMM but his BBM has had $800 worth of extrude honing.

 

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