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 Post subject: Basic mods, for more power?
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:21 am 
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soon ill have rougly 2000 dollars to spend on my stock ba falcon what do i buy to get that little bit more power, i really want new diff gears so its better off the line, does anyone know what gears they come out with stock, its an xt..?
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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:10 pm 
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dnt bother with the diff gears no point in chageing them go for you power first then worry bout the diff gears. id suggest for more power in getting either the f6 typhoon airbox or go full after market cold air induction, give it a flash tune, extractors, 2.5" sports exhaust, thats pretty much about all you can do for under 2k.
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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:58 pm 
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cheers mate, i guess extractors will be getting ordered asap then, since it came with an exhaust. :wink:
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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:07 pm 
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diff gears are a good idea and you will probably feel the difference more than if you got an exhaust and tune

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:13 pm 
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If you want better launch at the lights, can't go wrong with better diff ratio as well as maybe an LSD while you're at it.

If you want good power figures from the dyno, I say go with exhaust and tune. You can feel the power, but it won't pick up as fast as an upgraded diff.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Basic mods, for more power?
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:38 pm 
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im pretty sure its factory LSD, does anyone know what diff gears an 05 ba xt has? and what i should be changing too, so it launches better but not so i can watch my petrol gauge drop haha? :wink:
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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:50 pm 
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it would be a 3.23 or 3.27 standard, I would put it to 3.91 ratio

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:55 pm 
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It won't be limited slip if its an xt. Definitely get a limited slip and throw some 3.9 gears in.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:03 pm 
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mini spool-3.9 gears? it pulls twinnies though and gets very sideways.
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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:23 pm 
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has it got high performance or lsd written on the tag on the diff housing? if so its lsd, but as mentioned above if its an xt its highly doubted that you have an lsd unless another person put it in the car before you bought it

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:17 pm 
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IhateGMH wrote:
mini spool-3.9 gears? it pulls twinnies though and gets very sideways.


So it's mini spooled already??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Basic mods, for more power?
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:55 pm 
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IhateGMH wrote:
cheers mate, i guess extractors will be getting ordered asap then, since it came with an exhaust. :wink:


high flow cat too, 3" mandrel bent intake pipe too
anything to improve flow will improve performance and economy when we can keep the foot off the floor :mrgreen:
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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:49 pm 
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bry40l wrote:
has it got high performance or lsd written on the tag on the diff housing? if so its lsd, but as mentioned above if its an xt its highly doubted that you have an lsd unless another person put it in the car before you bought it


preety much the whole list of options that the fairmont had could also be ticked on the xt. its just not many if anyone optioned them coz if they were going to they would just get a mont.

my car is a good example.. optiond with v8 and rear electric windows.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:42 pm 
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save your money and put a Raptor on it.
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 Post subject: Re: Basic mods, for more power?
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:01 pm 
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dnt bother with the diff gears no point in chageing them go for you power first then worry bout the diff gears. id suggest for more power in getting either the f6 typhoon airbox or go full after market cold air induction, give it a flash tune, extractors, 2.5" sports exhaust, thats pretty much about all you can do for under 2k.


Locate your balls and punch them...hard.

Assuming the OP has 4 speed, 3.9's will be your best bang for buck mod. I would go an LSD at the same time if you don't have one.

In regards to factory options, I have an AU Falcon S factory optioned with LSD, IRS, Tickford Body Kit (ticky compliance plate) and heavy duty tow kit :lol:

 

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