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 Post subject: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:07 pm 
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a couple of my mates reckon its a waste of money and bad idea to do up my au , as i was thinking of chucking a turbo in it and changing it to manual , just need a few ideas wat ppl think
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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:09 pm 
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they in to japers and/or holdens?
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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:13 pm 
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If it's a six, these cars are an easy way to get some decent performance for not too much money, if you own the car obviously the "special" looks of AU's suit you too, so where is the problem?

 

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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:55 pm 
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yeh they are holden lovers idoits i know lol. well not to much of a problem im not the biggest fan of the au front but i jst dnt see many gettin around that are done up.
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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:55 pm 
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Thats because they look like a***.
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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:09 pm 
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Absolute a**.
Feel like wasting money?
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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:09 pm 
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should have brought a BA

 

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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:11 pm 
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Well it's got a set of wheels on it if its the blue in in your gallery, lowered nicely a good tint exhuast etc.. should be a nice unit

 

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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:16 pm 
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put a te50 kit on it, lower it, nice sounding exhaust
should look better and sound nice

tell your mates that their just jealous cause you own a real car.
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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:12 am 
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Cars are always a waste of money.

If you want to do it, go nuts.

Do you need your "mates" and an internet forum to decide for you?
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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:18 am 
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no dont put a Tseries kit on it.. be like me puttin a GT kit on my xt.. totally lame.
just make it look nice and neat and power it up under the bonnet with a snail and the sorts.
if you dont mind the look of a AU and can live with it then you will be gettin better power to weight in a AU as opposed to a BA. a couple hundred kilos.

 

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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:29 pm 
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Whatever you do, you won't get your money back when you sell it. So, if you're gonna do it up, you're doing it only for your own driving pleasure.

A lot of people bag the AU, and it may be a face only a mother could love (esp Series 1), but it's grown on me. You can make it look a bit meaner if you have an AU2/3 bonnet and grill, with the grill painted body colour. Or you can swap for an AU2/3 XR6/8 front end (if you don't mind the "eyelashes").

For go, you're not gonna beat boost - but it costs. If you want to get some more go on a smaller budget:
1) headers and sports cat-back (Pacemaker/JMM and Lukey/Redback get good reviews), maybe hi-flow cat
2) BA induction tube/3" to airbox with XR8/6T snorkel and Simota/K&N/etc panel filter or pod-in-box (can go SS Inductions Big Mouth or F6 lower snorkel if you want still more cold air)
3) Get a new cam (eg Wade) or regrind existing one
4) If the head is coming off, skim it for compression, go larger XR6 exhaust valves, 3-angle valve grind, maybe mild port&polish
5) under-drive crank pulley
6) J3 chip and some dyno time
7) If you are dropping the trans, send the factory convertor out to be hi-stalled (2500rpm is probably a good balance, 3000rpm will wake the auto up big time).

 

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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:51 pm 
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so u can put the xr6 or xr8 fronts on the au? yeh i hated it at first but one of my mates did a au up it looked phat as but he didnt do engine wrk jst looks so it looked phat but went like s**t ... and i prob will end up doing it up and converting it to manual and everything im pretty keen :P ust gotta put my mind to it ha ha
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 Post subject: Re: have not started doin my au u up yet but having decions
Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:26 pm 
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Just noticed your gallery pic. You've got the makings of something good there. Just lowering it would make it look pretty sweet - lows or superlows, depending on the slopes you've got to negotiate.

I know the front ends can be swapped, as there was a dealership selling "new" AU XR6 wagons. They swapped the fronts themselves, but I don't know what's involved. Otherwise, a body colour (like the SR) or satin black grill might do the trick.

 

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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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