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Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 11:02 pm 
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What is the best option for increased power without spending thousands?

 

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Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 12:48 am 
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Intake manifold is the cheapest decent power mod.

 

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Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 1:03 am 
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Best mods for the least would be a good set of extractors, a freeflow exhaust and a high-flow air filter with a high flow intake pipe. Can all be done for around the grand mark.
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Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 12:31 pm 
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MoNGooSE wrote:
Best mods for the least would be a good set of extractors, a freeflow exhaust and a high-flow air filter with a high flow intake pipe. Can all be done for around the grand mark.


a grand for an I6... yes, a grand for a 5.0l system NO......... lol


there is no such thing as cheap power buddy
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Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 12:34 pm 
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If its your AU I'd say either a exhaust with decent extractors for around 12-1400 or a flash tuner. AU's have reasonable heads and Intake so its just a matter of freeing up the restrictions elsewhere. A better tune would help too.

 

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Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 12:42 pm 
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Apart from free stuff like bumping your base timing a couple of degrees and adjusting your TPS to 0.98 volts. The Best bang for the buck on 5.0's is underdrive pulleys and the reason is simple; they reduce parisitic losses over the entire rev range not just part of it.
Check out BPT in Wangara for a 3 piece set.

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Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 12:53 pm 
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Sorry, just realised you have an AU? Underdrives are not readily available for these unfortunately. You'll still be able to adjust your TPS but the timing increase will not be so easy because you need to make an adjustable bracket for your crank sensor. Probably better(easier but not so cheap) to get a custom tune where they will adjust both timing and fuel. Otherwise a cold air kit and extractors depending on which AU 5.0 you have?

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Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 1:04 pm 
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Nitros will give you the best power for dollar spent but trash your engine, ide opt for intake and exhaust

 

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Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 2:20 pm 
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1.72 roller rockers , extactors, k&n filter, SS induction kit. Or nitro like 409 said, good fun but not for long.

 

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 Post subject: Re: cheap power
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 3:02 pm 
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XR8KID wrote:
What is the best option for increased power without spending thousands?


Can we have more details of your car mate? Everyones comments could be useless untill we know what car you have.

 

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Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 3:41 pm 
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Southy wrote:
MoNGooSE wrote:
Best mods for the least would be a good set of extractors, a freeflow exhaust and a high-flow air filter with a high flow intake pipe. Can all be done for around the grand mark.


a grand for an I6... yes, a grand for a 5.0l system NO......... lol


there is no such thing as cheap power buddy


Haha... didn't even bother looking at his car... XR8... woops
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 Post subject: Cheers for everyones input
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 11:04 pm 
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It was great reading all the tips. I have an AUII XR8 its got a sports exhaust thats all.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheers for everyones input
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 11:13 pm 
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XR8KID wrote:
It was great reading all the tips. I have an AUII XR8 its got a sports exhaust thats all.


Auto or manual?
200 or 220kw?

How much do you think you wanna spend?

 

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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 12:12 am 
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Extractors are the best bang for buck. Got all the others but extractors still saw the biggest power increase.

 

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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 12:30 am 
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