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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:58 pm 
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As the proud owner of a EL-XR6 (5yrs)... there is no way Im getting rid of it, Ive had some modifications done to it at Jim Mock Motorsports, at a little under $4000, and Im more than reasonably happy with the outcome of 144 rwkws 8-) , modifications done to the car all up are as follows, Pacemakers and reasonable exhaust, Streetfighter cam and head, upgraded the air intake, 255x45x17 rear, 235x45x17 fronts, suspension modifications, and now Im looking to installing a high-stall convertor, and maybe chiptorque installation also :D , now..... Im on a budget like most of you out there, and I'd like to bring up the rwkws to at least around the 230 mark, any ideas out there that would be of use, would be greatly appreciated, Im trying to stay away from turbos and superchargers if I can...

 

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:18 pm 
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Congratulations on joining the forum! So far, i dont believe anyone has significantly beaten the 200kw boundary with a naturally aspirated i6 ford motor. Your best bet would be to go for some forced air of some snort, with either a supercharger, or a home grown turbocharger kit. Snort also make up kits for turbocharging the 6, with some good feedback from forum members.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:25 pm 
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230?!
Your only option is forced induction, but you'd still be looking at least 10k for that sort of power.
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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:11 pm 
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Thanx for that guys, yea, I was afraid of that... havin to go turbo... damn now to try and convince the lil lady to open those purse strings, thinkin... might check out Snort, and take it from there.....

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:23 pm 
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Prepare to spend alot man
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Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:30 pm 
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Also note that your head and cam from JMM will be of no use to you if you go down the forced induction route.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:34 pm 
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Be interesting to see how that head/cam combo handle some boost... turbo cars with big cams are becoming the go for jap motors
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Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:00 pm 
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Cheapest and most fun option is the good old N20.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:14 pm 
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Still thinkin about the idea, but the more I think of natural aspiration for the 6, I know I'll be spending big bucks for little return, and if Im gonna be spending big bucks on a turbo, then, Ive been toying with the idea of a AU111 5.0l 220kw mtr, I can pick one up done 32,000 ks for $1,700, but no pwr pmp, alt, or air, $600 for an auto tranny, has anyone done this conversion, if so, is there a posting anywhere in here on one..?.. plus I heard that for little cost and effort the 220kw mtr can be brought up to 260kw, I'd like to hear from someone whos done the conversion, to find out what the real cost is on something like this, thanx for your input guys, greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:22 pm 
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With the head and cam youve got you should probably go with nitrous. A lot less hassle than a turbo and you will be able to retain your head and cam, extractors ect. downside is that you cant use it on the road and you have to keep re-filling the bottle
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Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:01 pm 
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Yea....thought about Nitro but, I'd like something with more street grunt I can use anytime I want it, without going to the refilling expense every so often, so Nitros out for me....

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:31 am 
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You can buy alot of nitrous for what you are looking at paying for any other option. :twisted:

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:51 am 
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plus you have to factor in the extra cost you will be paying for fuel running a supercharger. I belive turbo's will be more econimic if you take advantage of the extra torque and it doesnt deliver power too high. That would mean going for a lower diff ratio though, offsetting the advantage to an extent
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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:07 pm 
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The $$$ of fuel and $$$ of Ethonal ?? Have yo thought about high compression engine deicated to run 100% or close to it ??? Tuned right should make morepower than normal unleaded.. You need to richen mixture up though compared to petrol as fuel???

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:26 pm 
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Welcome mate.

What sort of cam do you have with that combo?
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