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 Post subject: upgrading a AU III V8 Fairmont.
Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:58 pm 
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i want to upgrade my fully factory 2002 Fairmont V8. i want ideas from lowering to wheels. from a pair of headers to a full engine rebuild... any ideas will be taken into consideration. just keep in mind it will still be used for a family car.l... most of the time at least ;P oh and money... not an issue.
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 Post subject: Re: upgrading a AU III V8 Fairmont.
Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:30 am 
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Use the search function dude.

YOur question seems pretty vague. Once you do the basics such as CAI & Exhaust they start to become abit expensive opening them up and doing cams, heads etc. If it was just a family cruiser I'd keep it pretty sedate but will still look cool and rumble along nicely.

1) external transmission cooler & Bypass radiator 2) Pacemaker headers with dual 2.25" exhaust with 1 muffler each side 3) XR Height springs with shortened shocks 4) XR6 Turbo Snorkel 5) shift kit if you wish 6) 17 or 18" wheels

 

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 Post subject: Re: upgrading a AU III V8 Fairmont.
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:35 am 
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do you know if lovell lowering springs are any good?
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 Post subject: Re: upgrading a AU III V8 Fairmont.
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:02 pm 
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V8 FTW wrote:
do you know if lovell lowering springs are any good?


they are a great spring
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 Post subject: Re: upgrading a AU III V8 Fairmont.
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:17 pm 
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Dobinson are another good spring for feel and compliance, anything king springs etc will be harsh and bottom out.
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 Post subject: Re: upgrading a AU III V8 Fairmont.
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:21 pm 
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Try a crate motor from the US. With exchange rates being good now is the time to buy.

Mine arrives next week :)
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