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Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:32 pm 
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10) I know EL fairmont's like my car have a 3.23 diff so maybe your Futura might have one all it could have the gay 3.08 GLi ratio?

Hmm, with a lower ratio it makes it take off like a slug doesnt it ;)

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:34 pm 
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GeZza200 wrote:
yeah mines a 98 EL futura and has 3.08 diff

Thanks for the input dude, why do they have the GLI diffs?
What do you know about it? Better on fuel etc?
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Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:35 pm 
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my el project wrote:
hey mate with the amp question cheack that u have th power from the battery, remote wire down one side and run the rca and speacker wire down the outher/ the noise is the aultinator, u can get some thing that stops it but just put the power down one side and the outhers down the outherside.... GL :D

Yeah to stop interferrance, its setup like that, it just started after i unwired the speakers, wired up the sub, then put the speakers on again :)

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:19 am 
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GeZza200 wrote:
yeah mines a 98 EL futura and has 3.08 diff

Thanks for the input dude, why do they have the GLI diffs?
What do you know about it? Better on fuel etc?
Matt


Im not to sure why they put such a tall diff ratio in. Id say it would be for fuel economy because the car barely revs at 100k's. I wouldn't say the car takes off like a slug but it takes a few secs to get into where most of your power is.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:49 am 
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Hmm, sits just under 2,000rpm at 110kph..
I've been tuning the air idle knob on the gas mixer - i turned the air knob like 30-40 turns anti-clockwise from where i had it that was getting me 11L to the 100km's highway driving. . . For the worse it turns out :)

Might just back it off and leave it :)
Thanks for everyones contributions :)
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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:24 am 
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GeZza200 wrote:
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GeZza200 wrote:
yeah mines a 98 EL futura and has 3.08 diff

Thanks for the input dude, why do they have the GLI diffs?
What do you know about it? Better on fuel etc?
Matt


Im not to sure why they put such a tall diff ratio in. Id say it would be for fuel economy because the car barely revs at 100k's. I wouldn't say the car takes off like a slug but it takes a few secs to get into where most of your power is.


Hey mate, can i ask if you think the cash spent on your falcon was worth while?
I see youve had a bit of work done, im sure its quicker, does it make it more economical when you drive like a grandma? ;)

And is it much quicker? Is it comparable to an EL XR6 or XR8?
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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:39 am 
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Never Never.....Put anything but Castrol TQ95 in your auto otherwise it will s**t itself, Midas didnt put that in my auto and what happaned fukn rooted.

His EL would prob take a Stock XR6 but not a manual off the mark?? that 3.08 Ouch man piss if off 4.11's !!!!

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:51 am 
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-GAS-MAN- wrote:
GeZza200 wrote:
-GAS-MAN- wrote:
GeZza200 wrote:
yeah mines a 98 EL futura and has 3.08 diff

Thanks for the input dude, why do they have the GLI diffs?
What do you know about it? Better on fuel etc?
Matt


Im not to sure why they put such a tall diff ratio in. Id say it would be for fuel economy because the car barely revs at 100k's. I wouldn't say the car takes off like a slug but it takes a few secs to get into where most of your power is.


Hey mate, can i ask if you think the cash spent on your falcon was worth while?
I see youve had a bit of work done, im sure its quicker, does it make it more economical when you drive like a grandma? ;)

And is it much quicker? Is it comparable to an EL XR6 or XR8?
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Yeah the money was well spent. The fuel economy is heaps better when your just cruising around but when you boot it, it starts to use it alot more. My dad use to have an AUIII XR6 and my brother use to drive it every now an then. I gave a brother a shot in mine and he said it was heaps quicker then the XR6. Probly alot of people think im talking sh!t but i keep up with all the BA XR8's and SS untill about 90 or so then they start to pull away, so the car goes alright. I raced a Gen 3 VX calias last week and he was half a car in front of me at 120kph.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:00 am 
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Man i dont think your fulla s**t!! maybe some of those hybrids had something else.... I had my 4.11's, Pacies, 2500 Stall, EL EFI and a Hybrid EL motor in my old Blue EB fairmont and that thing was f**k nuts man... Off the mark youd spin 1st for as long as u wanted in the dry and hit second and hold spin for a bit... I flogged my fair share of BA, beat a XR6 T up to 90, Beat a BF XR6 Ute up to 100 and kept pulling away and flogged so many v8 holdens v6 arnt even worth the fuel.

Diff gear up your EL! and then you will really feel the power.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:22 am 
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Thats awesome, thanks for the reply.
One n00b question, whats the 2500 stall and how does that effect performance?
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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:39 pm 
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Its when you go to take off. Your car wont take off unless it hits 2500rpm, it gives a massive boost on take off. Sort of like droping the clutch in a manual.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:28 pm 
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Well thats sorta of right.....but not...if you have a 2500 stall you can still take off with light throttle and not be at 2500 my 2500 stall you could still do a low rev take off like 1500 it would move forward well.

 

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