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 Post subject: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!
Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:00 am 
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Hey Guys,
Poor Student P plater with a AU Fairmont, bog standard.
Me mate has an EL falcon, an already has a headstart w extractors + exhaust, but theres bugger all between em. :?

Now i know sod all 'bout mods so i was kinda hoping someone would have some ideas about anything i could do on the cheap (ie. <$500 if possible) that could give me a bit of extra grunt...

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!
Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:20 am 
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for under 500 you could get a nice cam installed and maybe find a set of 2nd hand extractors

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!
Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:30 am 
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yeah i think ill have to wait til im bak in perth for that, im way up north til feb an everythin is well expensive up here, freight included. itd cost me another hundred+ just to get extractors here.
Plus every1 works slo-mo here so itd prob b new year before the mechanic got 2 it neways....

Cheers tho.
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 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!
Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:56 am 
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2.5 inch exhaust, around $280 installed.
Spend the rest on a wade cam, if you do the cam yourself you'll have enough cash left for a K&N air filter.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!
Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:39 pm 
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these might help;
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Extractors-suit- ... 414a1f82cf

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-EA-to-AU-FA ... 5ad4a07a25

Or just go to ur local zorst shop an have a chat to them. Cam would be a good option too.
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 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!
Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:24 pm 
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Drill a 90mm hole straight through the bottom of your air box and through the metal underneath (watch out for the ABS lines directly underneath) then fit a piece of 90mm storm water pipe between the two surfaces to draw air from the area in front of the wheel arch and behind the bumper, made a huge improvement along with the EL GT snorkel on my EF.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!
Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:27 pm 
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Get a job. Problem solved.
Mods = money.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!
Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:35 pm 
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needfordspeed wrote:
2.5 inch exhaust, around $280 installed.
Spend the rest on a wade cam, if you do the cam yourself you'll have enough cash left for a K&N air filter.



I personly wouldn't waste the money on a K&N filter for it. by the time the filter becomes a problem the airbox will a be a bigger problem. a paper filter is enough to see the car well into the 14s

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!
Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:14 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
slash391 wrote:
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Get a job. Problem solved.
Mods = money.



I actually do have a job. I realize that the term 'student' may be lost on someone who dropped out of school aged 12, but let me put it this way. On top of my double degree i have bout 20 hours a week spare to work if im lucky. That money pretty much goes into rent an food, so my car kinda takes a back seat, money wise. I rekon i can handle that for the next 5 years until i am earning four times your cleaners wage.

Person + education = more money.

Have a good one.
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Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:01 pm 
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slash391. The mod I suggested will cost you a couple of hours if you have the tools and about $40 for the GT snorkel, probably the cheapest mod I have done that gained the most impovement.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!
Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:18 pm 
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slash391 wrote:
krisisdog wrote:
slash391 wrote:
Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!


Get a job. Problem solved.
Mods = money.



I actually do have a job. I realize that the term 'student' may be lost on someone who dropped out of school aged 12, but let me put it this way. On top of my double degree i have bout 20 hours a week spare to work if im lucky. That money pretty much goes into rent an food, so my car kinda takes a back seat, money wise. I rekon i can handle that for the next 5 years until i am earning four times your cleaners wage.

Person + education = more money.

Have a good one.


Ok right.
Your having a shot at me because I told you need money to actually do modifications that will give you a noticeable improvement?
I'm not sure if you being poor hits a nerve or whatever, but don't come on here with your holier-than-thou attitude.
No wait, I forgot, your 17; therefore king s**t. My bad!
If you must know, I completed year 12 (shock to you, right) and am also still studying, and currently unemployed.
Have a good one. :roll:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:01 pm 
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Damn straight.
Glad to finally get some recognition.
As to holier-than-thou, im an atheist. (look that up if you have to.)
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Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:11 pm 
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Mate I think you need to get off that d**k you've been riding for the past 4 years.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:12 pm 
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How come you can do a double degree but can't manage the search function?

Cheap mods are asked about at least once a week on here despite the threads that have been stickied at the top of this section.
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 Post subject: Re: Bog standard AU fairmont... no cash... HELP!
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:54 am 
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get a set of 3.45s or 3.89s gears put in the bum of your falcon and it will smack the F**k out of any i6 with just a catback. Catbacks are next to useless on factory headers. all it will do is be noticably louder.

 

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