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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:04 am 
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XRFAN- I am going for the sleeper option. Even stock mags and no tint. And this town isnt big enough for the both of us.

None the less, the XR GT hybrid sounds very cool. Need a 5 speed.


With the transmission altough i would love to get a 5 speed in the XR that would in the end cost a s**t more as my XR came factory with the Auto which would meen i have to change the ECU and lots of other stuff $$$$.



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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:15 am 
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My 5 speed cost $1250 with Manual ECU :)

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:25 am 
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With the transmission altough i would love to get a 5 speed in the XR that would in the end cost a s**t more as my XR came factory with the Auto which would meen i have to change the ECU and lots of other stuff $$$$.



Get the box converted and limp it around to my place, we can fool the ECU with about 20c worth of resistors.

BTW... leave it stock and bolt a vortech onto it :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:40 am 
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put that money into your loan and pay it off ... you'll save s**t loads more in interest!! YEah I know it is boring but it is just the old age coming out!

Get rid of your loan mate!!!

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:20 pm 
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put that money into your loan and pay it off ... you'll save s**t loads more in interest!! YEah I know it is boring but it is just the old age coming out!

Get rid of your loan mate!!!


The interest on my loan will stay the same for the whole length of the contract. Its a fixed rate and it cannot be changed :D

I do and must admit the quicker i pay the car off the better but as i have more than 2 jobs atm i can sort of decide where it all goes :)

One job pays bills blah blah etc. The others i use to spend on my car.

If the whole XR/GT thing doesnt work out and most likely it wont then i will prolly just go for a tuff street look. 8-)

But yeah i would love a 5 speed... first things first thou i need someone to teach me how to drive a manual :roll:

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:23 pm 
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The interest on my loan will stay the same for the whole length of the contract. Its a fixed rate and it cannot be changed :D


Compound interest dude.... the interest is calculated daily on your balance. The lower the balance, the less interest you are charged. Therefore the quicker you pay it off, the less interest you end up paying.

The rate doesnt change, the calculation on balance does.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:33 pm 
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The interest on my loan will stay the same for the whole length of the contract. Its a fixed rate and it cannot be changed :D


Compound interest dude.... the interest is calculated daily on your balance. The lower the balance, the less interest you are charged. Therefore the quicker you pay it off, the less interest you end up paying.

The rate doesnt change, the calculation on balance does.


Yes very true i do remember the lady telling me that b4 i signed the contract, now that you have sort of reminded me :D

Ne way once i have serviced the XR next and made sure that the rear main doesnt leak ne more then i will seriously start thinking about what i plan to do with the beast! :)

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:51 pm 
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Damn it good point.... I would hate to think how much genuine stuff is!!!


You cant get it unless you have a "GT" vin no. Even if you did ford probably wouldnt have the stuff anymore. Like the FBT grille etc.


you can still get EL GT stuff through ford .... if you got BIG dollars ...
$750 for the grill
$2100 for the rear spoiler ... ect

I would kill for a GT grill myself .... still looking :(

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:16 pm 
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Remember the word "dominance" which means in the car world............. forgetting the spoilers, side skirts and pretty stripes and badges. Show off those wheels, ideally 3 piece ROH Chicane or Milano 17 x 8, tint the glass and go to sports low - keep the car as plain as possible, it will attract attention, and you won't look like a try hard.
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Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:48 pm 
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Well i havent made up my mind yet but i still want a ticky body kit some nice mags, dark tinits and that EL GT spoiler!!! :) I personally think that will look sweet, and accompanied by a few decent engine mods, doesnt get ne better than that.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:43 pm 
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who cares its all up to you, dont listen to us, it all depends on the car and yourself, personally id go XR

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:59 am 
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who cares its all up to you, dont listen to us, it all depends on the car and yourself, personally id go XR


XR? what the XR GT look, well i wanted to see what people thought about it, i mean it doesnt hurt to ask. :)

I think its good to hear other peoples opinions :P

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:33 pm 
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id go bigger wheels, tint, lower then work the motor

dont need a big bodykit

i just have my fairmont lowered and with the dogtooth 16"mags and all my mates reckon it looks hot!

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:36 pm 
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Yeah XR looks good enough. Spend the money of the motor and some wheels.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:50 am 
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I still might get the Tickford body kit but at this point the GT body kit looks like it may drain the funds too much if i go that extravagant :roll:

Im still wondering WTF to do the engine thou, i have a couple of ideas but ahhh i work that s**t out when i come to it. :roll:

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