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 Post subject: would love some advice on upgrades
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Hi guys.
this is my first post and i also do not know to much about car's sadly enough...

i have a 1997 el Xr6 and i want to put some modifications into the beast.
At the moment i just want to start small then do some serious stuff but whats the best things for me at the moment to increase the power at the moment.
i have an ok budget so can spend a wee bit. but some hints and tips would be appreciated..

Cheers Lex
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 Post subject: Re: would love some advice on upgrades
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Extractors and 2.5" exhaust is a good start.
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 Post subject: Re: would love some advice on upgrades
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:30 pm 
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and then add a cam regrind to that 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: would love some advice on upgrades
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:09 am 
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Extractors and 2.5" exhaust is a good start.


+1 to start off with.

Maybe improve the intake using BA set up or custom stuff. Larger intake snorkel if you don't have the Tickford one.

 

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 Post subject: Re: would love some advice on upgrades
Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:25 pm 
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already got extractors and 2.5 exhaust

Automatic to btw....
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 Post subject: Re: would love some advice on upgrades
Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 8:20 pm 
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I have ported head, wade 977b came with shims, j3 chip to suit cam & other parts which i will give for free if anyone buys. I just took off today for upgraded parts. If your interested please call me at work ask for NICK (02)96373605. Going very cheap.

 

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 Post subject: Re: would love some advice on upgrades
Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 8:32 pm 
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check your inbox. I messaged you as I am from Bendigo as well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: would love some advice on upgrades
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:35 pm 
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i saw this high performance power module on ebay from a place called CELOX performance..
Says +15bhp. and all this other stuff it does.
anyone got this? or heard anything dodgey about them?
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 Post subject: Re: would love some advice on upgrades
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:00 pm 
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Those +15bhp Ebay chips are nothing but rubbish.

 

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 Post subject: Re: would love some advice on upgrades
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:49 pm 
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they would go well with the electric superchargers!

 

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 Post subject: Re: would love some advice on upgrades
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Beaut XG wrote:
Those +15bhp Ebay chips are nothing but rubbish.


+1 don't waste your money

 

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 Post subject: Re: would love some advice on upgrades
Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:57 am 
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Cam cam cam cam cam cam cam, followed by a bored TB & a retune. f**k the rest til your ready to f**k about with little stuff (extractors & the exhaust will be a given as this is generally a start point for most ppl)

 

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 Post subject: Re: would love some advice on upgrades
Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:25 am 
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bored throttle body. What a waste on a standard car. And do the tune very last.

go intake mods first; hi flow filter, upgrade the piping, upgrade the intake snorkel (or buy a growler pack)
Then your exhaust; Extractors (pacemaker work best for off the shelf type), high flow cat, and a mandrel bent 2.5" exhaust. Yours being a XR6 will be 2.5", but not mandrel bent.
then if you're that way inclined, get Adam at ATS to tickle the auto a bit, and maybe even some shorter diff gears.
Then maybe a cam and some valve springs, and a vernier gear.
then a tune. Should make around the 150-160rwkw mark. Would make a spritely daily driver

 

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