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 Post subject: AU falcon XR series
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:17 pm 
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i have an AU futura Wagon with xr extras..
does anyone know if it is common for the rear door actuator to f**k up or have i got a painful car

i would also like to know if fitting a v8 air intake to the six is worth the effort
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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:28 pm 
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alot of guys on here are running AU XR8 intake snorkels and think they are just as good as the SS inductions product.. No idea about the rear door mate.
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 Post subject: au intake
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:30 pm 
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ty dude
that couple ith a 21/2 inch single muffler system should give me about 15 to 20 kw shouldnt it
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 Post subject: Re: au intake
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:36 pm 
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bud and lynn wrote:
ty dude
that couple ith a 21/2 inch single muffler system should give me about 15 to 20 kw shouldnt it


don't be expecting any real rwkw gains from an intake like that - it helps the engine breathe easier - doesn't add mega rwks's - *maybe* 1-2 at most, if at all. as for the exhaust - the only real way to find out what gain you'll get is to dyno before & after! there are no guarantees on what any particular exhaust will give you - chuck extractors on at the same time - you'll get a better result with that.

the actuators on AU's were pretty good AFAIK - so you might just have one dodgy one - i *think* they are about $100 or so to replace, so worth doing - i couldn't see you having any real problems like the EF's...

 

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 Post subject: au
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:41 pm 
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what can i do to make easy gains with the au ......i know i need to make the intake and output bigger but what about chip wise
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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:45 pm 
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chips only after you've done a heap of other stuff - look at a new cam (stg 2 you can run up to with stock computer - talk to wade cams they give FM members discounts) as well as extractors etc - also mandrel intake, K&N filter, etc - the basic stuff, then you should start looking at the more expensive s**t...

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:37 pm 
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the rear door acctuators are very common for failing we sell a s**t load of them. heaps more than the EF ones. 10 au ones to 1 ef one.

also while your looking at your mods try a shift kit and a diff ratio change.

i have a 3.45:1 lsd that would go nicely under the back of it. :lol:
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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:10 pm 
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From a full exhaust and intake mods, you could be looking to about a 20kw gain at the fly. Otherwise you'll be looking at about 115rwkw.

Get a AUII XR8 snorkal, for $30, you cant go wrong. Get a K&N or BMC Flat Panel filter ($150). Then look at a wade cam, or a JMM kit.

http://www.jimmockmotorsport.com/

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:43 am 
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hmm the door actuators seam pretty common mine went about a month after i got the car.

xr8 dismantler: what do ya charge per rear door actuator for the AUs?

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:05 am 
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i got quoted $87 for labour and around $100 for the actuator per door

that is from a dealer tho

can anyone tell me how far i can advance the timing on a 4.0 litre intech motor
am doing a couple of thousand k's this week 8-) and wouldnt mind saving on fuel :D
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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:21 am 
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who 87 labout and 100 a side, i got mine from my mate a ford 70 a side there not hard to do either think it took us about 15 mins in total

 

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 Post subject: actuator
Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:41 am 
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The price is about right for a dealer
i cant do it myself coz i gots a crook back :cry:
does anyone know if there is an XR rear bumper kit for a wagon in the AU....would like to finish the car off and that with a set of Gmax wheels would look real good i think
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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:03 pm 
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Bomber wrote:
hmm the door actuators seam pretty common mine went about a month after i got the car.

xr8 dismantler: what do ya charge per rear door actuator for the AUs?


$45 each side for FM members only so make sure you tell me (Darren) or mooch where you are from
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Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:11 am 
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also while your looking at your mods try a shift kit and a diff ratio change.

i have a 3.45:1 lsd that would go nicely under the back of it. :lol:


I think a lot of people over look changing their diff ratios to a shorter/lower geared one for an increase in performance. While it won't make any difference to your RWKW, it makes a huge difference to 0 to 100km/h times, and should knock off a bit over the 1/4 too.

 

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