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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:37 am 
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hey there efxr6wagon with them mods u put up there how much roughly would all that cost and do u thin im best off to keep it auto oe def change it to manual?
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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:45 am 
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hey there efxr6wagon with them mods u put up there how much roughly would all that cost and do u thin im best off to keep it auto oe def change it to manual?


I reckon keep it auto for now. Get all the other cheaper stuff done first and if you still like the car and going to keep it for longer, do the manual change over.

Hate to say it...but our generation tend to change and upgrade a lot in a short term to keep up with society...mainly to impress others. Not saying you're one of them, but you might just decide to sell it later on to get an updated Falcon and if you do go that path, you would have saved yourself about $1500 (assuming it's not a DIY).

I was pretty much like that. Was going to keep the car forever the first year I had it, 2 years later I thought about selling it to get a newer Falcon...only to spontaneously buy a house instead. So now I am stuck with this car and I like it every bit more...until something breaks.

 

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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:47 am 
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they just dont want there SS's and clubsports being blown away by a boosted AU. :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:29 am 
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Hey wazza,

Here's my estimates at Aussie costs. You can sometimes get great deals on eBay too.

1) $400-$500 headers and $250-$300 sports cat-back. Many say a hi-flow cat won't do much, but I would do it anyway - do it right the first time. Not sure what it costs
2) $40 BA induction tube/3" to airbox with $50 XR8/6T snorkel and $30 Simota panel filter. Pod-in-box is more ($190 from JMM). $300 SS Inductions Big Mouth or $100 F6 lower snorkel
3) regrind existing cam $120 or buy a second-hand XR6 cam $50-$100
4) $300 skim head for compression and 3-angle valve grind, just found out all AUs have the larger exhaust valves. mild port&polish - was quoted NZ$700, so probably A$500
5) $300 under-drive crank pulley
6) $120 J3 chip and some dyno time (likely $500); or you can get a decent gain with a custom pre-programmed chip from TI Performance for $190
7) $250 send the factory convertor out to be hi-stalled - if you can remove and reinstall the convertor yourself. Otherwise, a lot more. Also, a $115 adjustable electronic shift kit might help - but I found that my AU XR6 didn't need it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:27 pm 
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Spending what I have done on my AU2 I could have had an 11sec XR6T with change. But I never did my AU up for resale value. I couldn't care less about resale as I don't intend on selling it, it will probably be handed down to a family member someday. It did it mainly for the sleeper appearance and having something a bit unique. No one, expects an AU futura to be fast....no one. Seeing the look on peoples faces when you pass them is priceless.

 

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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:43 pm 
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i agree with u GeZza200 id love to blow my mates ss vz ute away ha ha . but yeh ill be doin it up a couple things at a time not all at once
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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:29 pm 
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shav wrote:
Seeing the look on peoples faces when you pass them is priceless.


The copper seeing the look on your face when they pull you over for hoon laws which includes 2k fines and impound fees........ priceless !!!

Its a waste of time doing anything special to a car unless you frequent track days :( ......
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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:07 pm 
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shav wrote:
Seeing the look on peoples faces when you pass them is priceless.


The copper seeing the look on your face when they pull you over for hoon laws which includes 2k fines and impound fees........ priceless !!!

Its a waste of time doing anything special to a car unless you frequent track days :( ......


I always pick my time and place mate. It's not like I do this every day. :roll:

 

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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:29 pm 
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well i finally landed myself a good job with some good coin now i can slowly start making some progress on my au, any suggestions on wat i should concentrate on getting first??
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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:06 am 
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Tints
suspension
exhaust
whatever!
Where are the pics so we know what it looks like!?

 

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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:54 am 
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Neon undercar kit, neon washers, Sony Xplode sub and amp combo, current model GT stripes, chrome spinner hubcaps, 5 inch exhaust tip and some chrome mesh for your bumper and your done.
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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:06 am 
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Dansedgli wrote:
Neon undercar kit, neon washers, Sony Xplode sub and amp combo, current model GT stripes, chrome spinner hubcaps, 5 inch exhaust tip and some chrome mesh for your bumper and your done.


d**k! :lol: :lol:

 

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