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Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:08 pm 
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Buying the parts is only half of the cost required for a turbo install. Don't even think about a turbo unless you're prepared to throw 10 thousand maybe more at the car. If it was only 5 grand, every man and his dog would have done it hey?

Personally, i would probably do the following:

manual conversion - not just for performance, but for fun - $1000
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3.9 diff gears + cam change if you want to stick with auto - $1000
( ^ im kinda guessing these above prices..)

full exhaust system - to bring that smile to your face when you wind her out - $1000

lowered on 17's - obvious handling benefits +looks great - $1500

decent sound system - cuz if it's too loud, you're too old! - $1500

Cover the different aspects of enjoying your car i reckon before spending the big bucks on anything in particular.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:10 pm 
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if u want insurance don't get a turbo kit.

In Vic you have to get an EPA certificate and an engineers cert for a turbo on a falcon to be legal and RW.

also you should check the new P plate laws as to modifying your car don't know much about them myself but from what i heard you cant do much performance mods, i would gather as much info as i could first before you spend your money.
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Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:39 pm 
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Stockies with RE92s - ~$500
Spool- ~$100
Shiftkit, homemade- ~$20
Cut springs- $free
Tyre shine- ~$50 (lots of)

$670 later, spend the rest on booze and more RE92s.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:02 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Stockies with RE92s - ~$500
Spool- ~$100
Shiftkit, homemade- ~$20
Cut springs- $free
Tyre shine- ~$50 (lots of)

$670 later, spend the rest on booze and more RE92s.


you left out a camera and mobile phone credit to tell everyone how siiiiik it is! :P

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:10 pm 
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how does the manual conversion work?
got 2 questions....

1) Is an EF Fairmont 4 or 5 speed Auto?

2) Can u convert a 4 speed auto into a 5 speed manual?

feed my brain.... rofl

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:32 pm 
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$5G sounds about right for a weeks worth of fuel these days I would say :D This is a good fun topic :D :D
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Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:48 pm 
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FPV GT Alex wrote:
how does the manual conversion work?
got 2 questions....

1) Is an EF Fairmont 4 or 5 speed Auto?

2) Can u convert a 4 speed auto into a 5 speed manual?

feed my brain.... rofl



* rofl. *

*get up*

*rofl even more*


I seriously think you need to pay more attention to the forums if you're serious about getting a fairmont then modding it.

1- i think you'd be hard pressed to find a e series with a 5spd auto. lol.
2 - lol. about every 3rd thread on here has something to do with an auto to manual conversion. lol again.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:55 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
FPV GT Alex wrote:
how does the manual conversion work?
got 2 questions....

1) Is an EF Fairmont 4 or 5 speed Auto?

2) Can u convert a 4 speed auto into a 5 speed manual?

feed my brain.... rofl



* rofl. *

*get up*

*rofl even more*


I seriously think you need to pay more attention to the forums if you're serious about getting a fairmont then modding it.

1- i think you'd be hard pressed to find a e series with a 5spd auto. lol.
2 - lol. about every 3rd thread on here has something to do with an auto to manual conversion. lol again.


Well.... I'MMM FARI{ING SORRY!!! (Rodney Rude voice)

Next time i ask a question i wont ask U

N question 2 was a general question, not e series specific, thanks 4 ya help anyway mate, top bloke

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:04 pm 
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lol.
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lol

its okay if you dont listen to me next time, its your loss.

as for question 2, if you have enough $$ you can have pretty much any engine/box combo you want.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:07 pm 
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k sweet
soz just got a little confused b4 soz if offended u :P

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:35 pm 
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my 5K:
Manual Conversion - $750
Lowered and Rebushed - say $1k
Zorst - $700
Wheels & Tyres (17's, 235/45R17) - sasy $1500
4WD Systems Lokka - $600

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:02 pm 
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cool

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:00 pm 
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They are a 4 speed auto but they change like, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd overdrive then 4th. So sort of a 5 speed.

You can get a 5 speed manual put into them and you will need the manual ECU.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:15 pm 
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yeah thankyou Gezza, now theres a top bloke answer :)

lol yeah cos i knew they were 4speed autos n everyone was saying bout 5 speed manual conversion so i was just like hmmm...
now i understand... cheers

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:23 pm 
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