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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:11 pm 
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Hi all,

My apologies for the novel. :lol:

I'm really keen on spending some $$$ to get my EFII XR6 to the 400+rwkw mark. This will be EF/AU hybrid engine setup with GT35/40 turbo.

Ive spoken to Mark from ITS about doing a transmission swap from my auto to a manual which he can do for $1250 - my issue there though is i'v read threads saying the stock Ef manual T5 i think will only stand up to 250rwkw....so i called mal wood automotive whom are know for their top work on the APS BA turbo falcons and they said for thatpower i would have to spend about $6500. Out of that would be round $1900 just for the clutch (billet steel, twin plate setup)

Just after advice on what peoples thoughts were - whether their a cheaper options that will last..etc.

NOTE : the 400rwkw isnt going to be running all the time as this is my everyday vehicle - this power woul be for the odd car shows, fordmods dyno days, 1 or 2 track days a year etc

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:39 pm 
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I am by no means an expert. Manuals are easier to fix and the T5 is'nt a bad manual although it may struggle with 400 kw.
Automatics however will cope far better for high kw applications and I would have imagined this to be closer to your needs?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:47 pm 
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The only thing that really puts me off my auto is mates have the exact same falcons as mine but theirs are manuals and u feel the power of the car well acceleration anyway sooo much more in theirs than u do in mine....as far as money i would rather spend abit to have my strengthened ec just whether this will last thats all

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:53 pm 
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i dont mean to cut ya down here mate... but i think u should think of how much u want to spend first and then figure out what KW u can get with the $$$$$..... rather than KW first then $$$..... for a 400rwkw car u will be spending around 20 G's i would imagine if u did it properly.... i.e. rebuilding diff, box, engine, + numerous $$ for tuning, also would need aorund 3 grand on brakes with that kind of power..... if u didnt do all these kinda things u would find urself forking out money down the track

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:59 pm 
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i dont mean to cut ya down here mate... but i think u should think of how much u want to spend first and then figure out what KW u can get with the $$$$$..... rather than KW first then $$$..... for a 400rwkw car u will be spending around 20 G's i would imagine if u did it properly.... i.e. rebuilding diff, box, engine, + numerous $$ for tuning, also would need aorund 3 grand on brakes with that kind of power..... if u didnt do all these kinda things u would find urself forking out money down the track


Absolutely right .... thats also why i'm getting so many opinions on various aspects of what im wanting to but together b4 i start.

Yes with the engine, transmission, turbo setup, wheels, brakes ...dah dah dah...it will be costing around $30K

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:44 pm 
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hah! way to shoot azza down. this lad's got money and he's gonna spend it good. :twisted:

 

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hah! way to shoot azza down. this lad's got money and he's gonna spend it good. :twisted:


:P nah azza has the right idea ahah

Yeah the money is pretty much there just wanna make sure i get the right gear without overspending but dont want components to die either well not at least a few thousand kms :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:06 pm 
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just make sure u give us a burnout in the bunnings parking lot when it's all done.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:16 pm 
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lol :twisted: :P

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:13 am 
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People may say you feel the power more etc in manual cars. This is only true for slowish cars that do 13's and 14's and over. With 400RWKW, an auto will be faster and cheaper, prabably around 3.5-4K for a auto built for drag racing. A manual that you won't have to baby will cost an absolute fortune unless you want to put up with a clunky 4 speed top loader, and clutches for this sort of power cost s**t and you will be burning them out a lot. Your car will be a hole shot hero with the auto, just the thing for winning every traffic light battle with worked commodores and skylines.

 

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maybe u could invest in an auto with sequential sports shift like the ba's have. now that'd be fun!

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:31 am 
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auto is the way to go chaper and will be faster to than a manual unless u could get a dog box and change like a v8 driver.
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ring up lilydale automatics.

Apparantly they can build you a BA turbo spec trans for $2500, you will keep your overdrive and the power will be fine.


Trust with the torque of a turbo you will foget all about the difference a manual makes on a normally stock falcon.

None of my manual falcon mates can keep up with me and I only have 186rwkw.
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ring up lilydale automatics.

Apparantly they can build you a BA turbo spec trans for $2500, you will keep your overdrive and the power will be fine.


Trust with the torque of a turbo you will foget all about the difference a manual makes on a normally stock falcon.

None of my manual falcon mates can keep up with me and I only have 186rwkw.


Sorry im in canberra do u happen to have a contact number for them.....the lilydale auto mob

cheers sounds good...yeah i love the auto....especially for launches :P

 

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