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 Post subject: Maximum Strength of the EL drivetrain?
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:26 pm 
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Hi fellas,
I am currently in the process of getting a full snort supercharger system fitted to my EL Fairmont Ghia. The car is dead stock at the moment.
However I will getting a whipple supercharger along with full 3inch exhust system, tickford head with all the goodies such as adjustable rocker gear, solid rockers, better valve springs and maybe a small cam.

I am expecting the car to produce around 250-300rwk. As mentioned above the car is dead stock.

Is the standard EL driveline going to be able to cope with that extra power? Car is not going to be driven hard as it will be a daily. Just a few squirts here and there.

Also the car has a factory LSD with 3.45 gears.

Is there any mods people recommend that will help prolong the life of the driveline?
I was looking into a bigger transmission cooler.
Anything else?

Thanks in advance
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Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:02 pm 
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The diff will handle it no worries. The transmission however will be at it's limit of capacity. At the minimum, I'd keep it well serviced with good quality (prefrably sythentic) fluid, and fit a decent sized Trans cooler. if you want to go further, there's a few other things you can do like fitting a band from an XR6 turbo. Other people will know more than I do in this area. Also, I'd reccomend fitting new unis to the tailshaft and getting it balanced too. The standard tailshaft's plenty strong enough but you just want to make sure it's in good order. Also make sure that you're brakes are up to the job.

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 Post subject: Re: Maximum Strength of the EL drivetrain?
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:19 pm 
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Gab1 wrote:
The diff will handle it no worries. The transmission however will be at it's limit of capacity. At the minimum, I'd keep it well serviced with good quality (prefrably sythentic) fluid, and fit a decent sized Trans cooler. if you want to go further, there's a few other things you can do like fitting a band from an XR6 turbo. Other people will know more than I do in this area. Also, I'd reccomend fitting new unis to the tailshaft and getting it balanced too. The standard tailshaft's plenty strong enough but you just want to make sure it's in good order. Also make sure that you're brakes are up to the job.

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Thanks mate. Sorry I forgot to mentioned I have already got performance pads and slotted and drilled rotors fitted to the car.
I will definately be fitting a decent sized trans cooler. In regards to fitting the xr6 turbo band what sort of cost is involved?
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Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:44 pm 
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You won't make 250-300rwkw. Maybe 200-220. The driveline *should* be ok providing the Auto is good.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Maximum Strength of the EL drivetrain?
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:47 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
You won't make 250-300rwkw. Maybe 200-220. The driveline *should* be ok providing the Auto is good.



Any particular reason why you beleive the car will not make those sort of power figures?
I think I might give the transmission a full service once I chuck the blower on.
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 Post subject: Re: Maximum Strength of the EL drivetrain?
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:55 pm 
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BoostedVT wrote:
67RCE wrote:
You won't make 250-300rwkw. Maybe 200-220. The driveline *should* be ok providing the Auto is good.



Any particular reason why you beleive the car will not make those sort of power figures?
I think I might give the transmission a full service once I chuck the blower on.



Probably because you don't have a sufficient fuel supply and ignition setup.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Maximum Strength of the EL drivetrain?
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:59 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
BoostedVT wrote:
67RCE wrote:
You won't make 250-300rwkw. Maybe 200-220. The driveline *should* be ok providing the Auto is good.



Any particular reason why you beleive the car will not make those sort of power figures?
I think I might give the transmission a full service once I chuck the blower on.



Probably because you don't have a sufficient fuel supply and ignition setup.



Sorry guys my bad. I didnt want actually mention all the nitty gritty in the first post. The car will be getting bigger fuel injectors, pump, piggy back ECU etc.

So in terms of modifications the projected power output will be around 250-300rwk mark. I just wanted to know if the drivetrain was upto the job?
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 Post subject: Re: Maximum Strength of the EL drivetrain?
Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:14 pm 
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Get a shift kit for the auto too, it will help reduce any slippage on gearshifts which generates heat and kills them.
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 Post subject: Re: Maximum Strength of the EL drivetrain?
Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:36 pm 
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Yeah i am looking into one of those adjustable ones. I had one in my vt (non adjustable) it just did my head in! So i wanna be able to turn it on and off!
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