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 Post subject: performance question
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:12 am 
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Hey guys iv got a 06 bf xr6 with a 2.5" exhaust highflow cats and headers. Im just wondering wat the next step should be coz im looking for a lil more power mainly mid-range. Cheers Luca :)
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 Post subject: Re: performance question
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:57 am 
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have you done any intake mods?
like a highflow panel filter?
bigger snorkel and lower airbox off a typhoon?

 

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 Post subject: Re: performance question
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:09 am 
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Nuh i havnt yet i was looking at the growler kit with the bigmouth snorkle do you know if there any good? But i was just finding it hard to find some decent sites.
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 Post subject: Re: performance question
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:11 am 
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i personally don't like them. i would just get the lower half of the airbox off a Typhoon (has a extra inlet) and the snorkel off a XR8 i believe it is. throw in a K&N panel filter

 

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 Post subject: Re: performance question
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:22 am 
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Ohk cheers mate, ill look into it for sure.
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 Post subject: Re: performance question
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:12 pm 
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I got the growler with the xr6t bigger snorkel, using the big mouth would be better as it can get more but i really like the growler. It looks different plus sounds really good, if you want that stock look then go with the poon mod but if you got the money and want to look a bit different than stock then why not go growler/big mouth combo

Hey just interested as yours is the BF you got the engine light on due to the high flow cat? i got a piece of pipe from my cat that the sensor plugs into, it stopped the light for about 8 months but now it comes and goes. i will be getting a custom tune soon so will get it switched off anyways

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 Post subject: Re: performance question
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:20 pm 
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Yea im sorta after something different that will look sound and give me a bit more. Would you know of any good links mate? And Yea my engine light is on pretty much all the time but iv been told it could just be my oil pressure sencer on its way out..?
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 Post subject: Re: performance question
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:35 pm 
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Nah mate its coz the second o2 sensor that plugs into the cat. its getting readings outside its parameters due to the high flow cat. only way to get rid of it is with a tune (which is expensive but is the best way to bring all ur mods together for max power). If u take it to a decent mech they should be able to plug their computer in and tell you the exact error code- help confirm if its is the cat/2nd o2 sensor and something else or just the sensor. I was only able to find it through ebay but i arranged it through a local carline here in Sydney for $450.

Here is one for $400

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Ford-SS-Growler- ... 2a0f844e73

 

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 Post subject: Re: performance question
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:26 pm 
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it wont do any damage if i wait to get more mods then get a tune? And cheers mate
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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:10 pm 
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nah mate, i been like this for quite some time, i think it just causes the car to run a bit rich

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:27 pm 
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Well that would make sence coz my cars abit of a fuel guzzler haha. Thanks mate
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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:37 pm 
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No worries, so is mine, cant wait for the tune, just waiting till after the next service 1500km to go :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: performance question
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:04 pm 
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phil545 wrote:
nah mate, i been like this for quite some time, i think it just causes the car to run a bit rich


From what I've heard the engine light does nothing towards making the car run too rich or too lean. The only reason the engine light goes off is because the sensor is reading a greater amount of emissions that exceed the legal amount of carbon emissions or something along those lines...
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