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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 5:31 pm 
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Okay weve gone a bit off topic here lol! :roll: But ne way Sprint Auto Parts down my way (victor harbor) are alot cheaper than Repco, i cant say if its the same in the city but its definately alot cheaper here. :)

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 7:28 pm 
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Okay weve gone a bit off topic here lol! :roll: But ne way Sprint Auto Parts down my way (victor harbor) are alot cheaper than Repco, i cant say if its the same in the city but its definately alot cheaper here. :)


There is a difference in the prices at Auto stores, from what I've found you can't say ones cheaper as some are cheaper in some areas but not in others.B
ut there's also a huge difference in what they stock, here we have Bursons, Sparco, Autobarn, Supercheap auto and Repco.
Supercheaps great for dirt cheap no-name-brand audio gear and seat covers.
Autobarn for audio and ricer products.
Bursons and Sparco, and more into replacement parts, similar to Repco but with a smaller range and that.
Then you've got Repco which has the most stores and the biggest range, they basically do everything. The main reason why Repcos retail prices arn't that competitive is because most of there sales and revenue comes from the trade customers (which the other stores don't have). During the week probably 70% of sales is made up of tradies, each store has at least one delivery driver constantly dropping stuff off to the workshops and that. The stores also don't stock alot of the not so common stuff anymore and quickly get it in overnight on orders.

The biggest lesson I've learnt working at Repco is don't be affraid to haggle or ask for discount. Basically if you just hint that your a tradie, or ask for a discount, most of the employees'll give you trade price of better, it doesn't bother them at all. There's a certain limit to how low we can knock the price down, provided you don't go past it, no one cares or will say a thing.

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 7:45 pm 
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could any one in sydney throw me in the right direction for a cam upgrade ..el xr6 manual
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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 8:42 pm 
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could any one in sydney throw me in the right direction for a cam upgrade ..el xr6 manual


Yeah, go back and read above and look for the key word of Wade - you seem to have missed half of this thread buddy!

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 10:03 pm 
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just how much quicker will it make to a 5spd ef?
are we talking a full second off 1/4 mile times or something like .2 or .3?
anyone got any timeslips before and after?

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 11:55 pm 
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just how much quicker will it make to a 5spd ef?
are we talking a full second off 1/4 mile times or something like .2 or .3?
anyone got any timeslips before and after?


There's someone on ehre reckons there car was slower down the quater wiht the wade in it.

 

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 12:59 am 
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just how much quicker will it make to a 5spd ef?
are we talking a full second off 1/4 mile times or something like .2 or .3?
anyone got any timeslips before and after?


you need exhaust and extractors to make hte most of it.
but it will make about .2 of a differenece. not much.

but the note during idle is worth the moeny.
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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 2:21 am 
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If you want grunt from a cam then you'll need to get a radical cam as opposed to a mild one.

 

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 2:44 am 
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sounds interestin guys... :twisted: mite go a cam (if i can find a good cheap one fitted)
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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 7:18 pm 
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eed-250 wrote:
smoke_rubber wrote:
just how much quicker will it make to a 5spd ef?
are we talking a full second off 1/4 mile times or something like .2 or .3?
anyone got any timeslips before and after?


you need exhaust and extractors to make hte most of it.
but it will make about .2 of a differenece. not much.

but the note during idle is worth the moeny.
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yeah i've got extractors/exhaust, cold air, k&n, intake plumbing.
i was gonna fit one a while back.

 

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 7:26 pm 
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mite go a cam (if i can find a good cheap one fitted)


Just something to always remember:

The following three words can never go together, you can have two of them but you will never have the thrid:

GOOD - CHEAP - FAST

ie. It can be fast and cheap, but it wont be good
or It can be good and fast, but it wont be cheap.

 

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 7:36 pm 
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IMO, cams provide more when used in conjunction with other mods. First, let that engine breathe!
Open up the intake and exhaust as they're usually quite restrictive in stock form. From there you can work the head - you can shave it, port it, open up the valves if you'd like... and then installing a cam will provide more noticeable grunt.

 

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