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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:35 pm 
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Hi Guys

Just though id bring this up even though it is very embaressing. I have an Au fairmont series 1. Had a drag at the lights with a mazda 626. Was very surprised to find that my car just barely kept with him.

I did have the car on power and it still F***ing didnt make a difference. Pretty disappointed with the car.

Any ideas how and where to start the mods. Currently has a 2.5 inch after the cat and dats da only mod.

I woulda killed myself if i lost to a holden.

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:37 pm 
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LSD :D
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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:42 pm 
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you know what a turbo is?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:02 am 
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You can't ask that sorta question without giving us a number.

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:04 am 
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chunkz wrote:
LSD :D
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yer, id say cam, extractors, higher diff ratio,. however LSD isnt nec, it only helps when u got traction issues, chip prolly wont do much either unless you got a few mods under your belt.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:12 am 
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if its the newer style 626 say 98 model then those things beleive it or not have some balls behind em especially if theyre manual. pretty sure theyre a 3.0 6

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:39 am 
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626's are v6's if im not mistaken...
and they are alot like the honda legena which is a 2.7L v6, and those things fly.
also, i know that some 626's that are slightly older (earlier 90's) came stock with turbo. maybe you raced a turbo 626?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:06 pm 
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The last 626 to come out with a V6 was the 92-95 626/Telstar (the last telstar).

They had a 2.5 V6 which was good for 125kw and with a 5sp box pulled 0-100 in 8.6sec (wheels figures). They were a great car and felt quicker than they were. The motor in em was really smooth and the whole package felt really well put together. They liked a rev to make power tho.

If it was one of these that you were racing then I am not surprised that you only just kept up with it. It would be about the same pace as a basically original AU 4.0l.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:06 pm 
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Get rid of your AU and get an EF with some mods -at least it will go hard AND look good :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:27 pm 
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Get rid of your AU and get an EF with some mods -at least it will go hard AND look good :wink:
Just wont turn a corner.. or stop.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:31 pm 
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no need to stop or turn in a drag....

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:18 pm 
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Casper wrote:
XR~ADZ wrote:
Get rid of your AU and get an EF with some mods -at least it will go hard AND look good :wink:
Just wont turn a corner.. or stop.


i will take on any AU on that challenge!

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:41 pm 
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It's hard to get more speed off the line.

A standard AU actually drops off power in high Revs, so Power probably wouldn't help much.

Have you tried (don't do this too many times in a row) giving it some Revs (say 1.5-2K or whatever feels OK) with your foot on the Brake and then releasing the brake when you plant the accelerator. Doing this loads up the torque converter. Can get you a quicker takeoff. Can do bad things to your brakes if you do it too many times though:)

Harder suspension can stop it from bogging down off the line, but probably not an issue in a stock car.

I think a CAM and Diff change would be the best bang for buck to start with.

Good luck.
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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:34 pm 
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Stalling up doesn't do harm to the brakes, unless you actually break traction in the rear, and turn from stalling to standstilling...
It's not a good idea to sit there stalling it up for 10 minutes though, I guess the torque converter would start to heat up a bit.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:49 pm 
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XR~ADZ wrote:
Get rid of your AU and get an EF with some mods -at least it will go hard AND look good :wink:

BAHAHAHHA! its funny cause its true!
r u reading this glenn :P

 

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