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 Post subject: Bog standard AU fairmont... help... pt2
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:25 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
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Age: 26

Posts: 16

Joined: 4th Nov 2009

Ride: AU Fairmont

Location: Broome
WA, Australia

'Allo again guys,

Seein as sum fools decided to start sledgin each other/me on my first thread, i thought id start a new one for anyone who might like to actually help.

Basically, i drive a bog standard AU fairmont (yeah, i know the wood is fake), and im lookin to give it a bit more in the grunt department. (well, who wouldnt, right?)

The problem is this; im part way thru a double degree and things are startin 2 get pretty tight, dollars wise.

Iv got no problem savin up for a while to b able 2 afford parts etc, but im not the most mechanically minded one out, so i dont really know whats worthwhile.

Any ideas on the cheapest/best/most effective mods would be much apreciated.

P.s. Keep your smart a** answers to yourselves, i would actually like to keep this thread unlocked.
 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... help... pt2
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:45 pm 

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Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

as said before you should read the stickies in this forum or do a search..

here have a look at this link..


this might give you some ideas..
 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... help... pt2
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:38 pm 
Tyre Shredder
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Ride: BF XT Falcon

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

i recently just got my exhaust done, i got a Redback Catback exhaust system with a straight through pipe (no rear hotdog muffler), probably the closest sound you will get to a v8 from a 6 in my opinion. Gives a small increase in power, i found not exactly a heap of a power increase but it seems to rev a little bit smoother through the mid-high rev range. and it only cost me $300. Exhausts are usually the first thing most young people upgrade (me included) :P
 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... help... pt2
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:02 pm 
Stock as a Rock

Age: 25

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Joined: 1st Jul 2009

Ride: XH falcon ute

Location: mudgee
NSW, Australia

exhaust, extractors you could get these cheap second hand.
cia you can make one for $20.
cam the au equivalent of 1673 with the xr head will be a good increase and if you get the cam as a regrind it will be cheep and a head from the wreckers should not be two much.
if its auto then change it to manual or get some diff gears.
get lsd or lokka so you can have some more fun.
get the ecu flashed tuned.
but if you read the things that troyman had said to then i would not need to be posting this. :P
 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... help... pt2
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways

Age: 26

Posts: 1109

Joined: 4th Sep 2009

Ride: 92 EB s

Location: DORRIGO
NSW, Australia

First thing I did was also an exhaust.
I got fords 2.5" sports exhaust. Its not loudas f**k. Sounds like a stock fpv I reckon. And does give more power.
Then I puton a pod filter with cold air. Gave a tad more power. Plus sounds even better.

But the most power I've gotten was by replacing my accelerator cable. Mine was rooted. Dunno about yours. But have a look at it. Cos if its not opening fully there's really no point to do any other performance mods.
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