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 Post subject: Cheap upgrades for EB
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:49 pm 
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hi all
i was wondering what sort of cheap , basic upgrades you would reccomend for my eb given that i am not very mechnically minded but willing to learn.
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 Post subject: Re: Cheap upgrades for EB
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:58 pm 
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do a search mate, theres heaps of threads on this..
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 Post subject: Re: Cheap upgrades for EB
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:03 pm 
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good to start is exhaust, air filter upgrade, lower spring and shocks

documents.php

have a read through....

oh and if your not mechanically minded i highly recommend upgrading your knowledge with a manual
get a MC ellery's workshop manual from supercheap $50....best upgrade you could ever get

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap upgrades for EB
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:11 pm 
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EFNA wrote:
oh and if your not mechanically minded i highly recommend upgrading your knowledge with a manual
get a MC ellery's workshop manual from supercheap $50....best upgrade you could ever get


+1, great manual, ALMOST as good as genuine. :)
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 Post subject: Re: Cheap upgrades for EB
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:29 pm 
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I would start with Extractors (Pacemaker 4499's are recommend) then a good 2.5inch Sports Exhaust, these can be tricky to fit without a hoist. Then either make a custom pod filter setup or get a K&N Filter with a XH Snorkel if you can find one and then if you want more power after that look at a Cam + Headwork !

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap upgrades for EB
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:08 pm 
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Sorry guys forgot to say that i've already upgraded to a two and a half inch sports exhaust system. When i got that fitted i asked for a quote a full performance system which would have included extractors and a high flow catalytic convereter tho a friend of mine said that i a high flow cat was a waste of money. what do u guys think? I checked out a thread for installing an xh snorkel and it seems extremely straight forward so should have no problems with that once i get the part.

I have the Gregory's workshop manual but its fairly vague and har to understand so might keep an eye out for the MC ellerys one.
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 Post subject: Re: Cheap upgrades for EB
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:14 pm 
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standard cat will do the job fine so id keep it unless you have to replace....
what is your goal for this car bud? ie sleeper, cruiser, show, drag, circuit?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap upgrades for EB
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:50 pm 
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just a daily drive with some balls so its ready for some fun on the weekends. only car i have lol
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 Post subject: Re: Cheap upgrades for EB
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:58 pm 
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The Xh Snorkel is good increases throttle response ! The only hard part of it is getting the snorkel !

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap upgrades for EB
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:09 pm 
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well for daily i suggest pod filter mod, xh snorkel, shocks and spring and brake upgrade, that should make it more enjoyable to drive, but trust me it wont stay at simple mods lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap upgrades for EB
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:53 pm 
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nah i'm gonna stay away from the pod filter cos i've heard they dont do much different than a highperformance panel filter anyway and then i wont have to worry about heat shielding it and everything too
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 Post subject: Re: Cheap upgrades for EB
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:09 pm 
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^ Thats a good idea keep it simple ! You can always customize later anyway and sell the K&N Panel if you get one for enough for a pod !

 

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