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 Post subject: Modding an AUIII Forte?
Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:03 pm 
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My little brother has just got an AU III Forte for $2600
It's stock as a rock, besides the bogan-spec wheels on it.

Apart from the mods stated in this thread; ford-4l-and-6-cylinder-f1/3-9l-4-0l-inline-6-modification-guide-t66.html
What other cheap and effective mods can be done to an AU? Both exterior and interior wise; other than new wheels, lowered springs/shocks, leather seats, clear indicators and fully sik side graffix, bro.

I've never worked on one, or am very familiar with the A-series range, as I have always had an E-series car.

Advice, as always, will be greatly appreciated.

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Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:02 pm 
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the same as an ef el cos theyre prety much the same engine mate
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Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:55 pm 
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the same as an ef el cos theyre prety much the same engine mate
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Interior/Exterior stuff though?
Im pretty confident on the engine related stuff.
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 Post subject: Re: Modding an AUIII Forte?
Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:45 am 
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interiror, woodgrain shifter chrome door handles, LTD fairmont ghia seats leather ot velour
LED cluster!!! That last ones important lol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Modding an AUIII Forte?
Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:54 am 
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REW93N wrote:
My little brother has just got an AU III Forte for $2600
It's stock as a rock, besides the bogan-spec wheels on it.
Apart from the mods stated in this thread; ford-4l-and-6-cylinder-f1/3-9l-4-0l-inline-6-modification-guide-t66.html
What other cheap and effective mods can be done to an AU? Both exterior and interior wise; other than new wheels, lowered springs/shocks, leather seats, clear indicators and fully sik side graffix, bro.
I've never worked on one, or am very familiar with the A-series range, as I have always had an E-series car.
Advice, as always, will be greatly appreciated.
Cheers,
REW93N (and his little brother.)

Matey, best advice I can give is to make sure the suspension is in good condition and of course, put BA brakes on it. It is the best mod in my opinion. It's ok to make em go fast but making them stop is far more important.
You can also fit the rear BA brakes to the AU, all you need is the braking system off a BA wagon or ute, including the Brake backing plates and shoes.

Doing the brakes will also fix one other issue, DIRTY and OLD brake fluid as you will have to bleed the system. So many people never bother to do this job.
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Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:14 pm 
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Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:23 pm 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
REW93N wrote:
My little brother has just got an AU III Forte for $2600
It's stock as a rock, besides the bogan-spec wheels on it.
Apart from the mods stated in this thread; ford-4l-and-6-cylinder-f1/3-9l-4-0l-inline-6-modification-guide-t66.html
What other cheap and effective mods can be done to an AU? Both exterior and interior wise; other than new wheels, lowered springs/shocks, leather seats, clear indicators and fully sik side graffix, bro.
I've never worked on one, or am very familiar with the A-series range, as I have always had an E-series car.
Advice, as always, will be greatly appreciated.
Cheers,
REW93N (and his little brother.)

Matey, best advice I can give is to make sure the suspension is in good condition and of course, put BA brakes on it. It is the best mod in my opinion. It's ok to make em go fast but making them stop is far more important.
You can also fit the rear BA brakes to the AU, all you need is the braking system off a BA wagon or ute, including the Brake backing plates and shoes.

Doing the brakes will also fix one other issue, DIRTY and OLD brake fluid as you will have to bleed the system. So many people never bother to do this job.



like...oops not on fb lol

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:41 am 
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I_Love_My_Fords wrote:

That's nice aye,
I don't mind that at all.
I want to find the chrome bonnet mould for him,
and some clear side repeaters (Might nick them off your car)
First on the agenda though is a 2.5" exhaust. Just need to find out if it's IRS or Live Axel

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:57 am 
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Futuraclassic wrote:


thats exactly what i want to get for mine

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:24 pm 
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Futuraclassic wrote:


thats exactly what i want to get for mine


i know the gys that own carsrus, top blokes! they started of small and are now a huge business with a great rep!

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:50 pm 
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Good shiit,
I'll pass it all onto my bro.
Or get him to comment on this thread.
He made an account a few days back.

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I dunno know, sometimes you can get away without the chrome strip..

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Big brake upgrades are a must,

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Au's with kits do look bloody good though

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Have a look at GlennBA's old AU 3 Forte....

 

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I dunno know, sometimes you can get away without the chrome strip..

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Big brake upgrades are a must,

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Au's with kits do look bloody good though

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Haha, yeah... even better with a 5.6L stroker kit.

 

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