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 Post subject: au3 ford fairmont:)
Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:45 am 
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gday guys, my names bryce and heres a few pics of my pride and joy, hope yous like it:)

Model: series 3 au fairmont
Colour: mercury silver
Engine Type: 4.0 6 Cylinder
Engine Mods: xr6t cai, custom 3inch pipe with a k&n filter.
Power: hoping at the moment for around 135rwkw, but aiming to one day make round 170-180rwkw
Exhaust: pacemaker 4499's, highflow cat, lukey catback exhaust
Gearbox: 4 speed auto (soon to have a cooler)
Diff: Stock.
Brakes: stock, with race pads
Suspension: king super lows front, king ultra low rear, tickford shocks
Wheels/Tyres: 17" csa's, toyo tires
audio: alpine s splits, jvc 6 by 9's, pioneer headunit,
Build Period: constant
Cost: 8000
Future Mods: series 2-3 fairmont kit almost on the car, and then id like to flash tunner, wade cam, port and polished head, black leather interior, then when i hit 21, im gonna turbo it!!
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 Post subject: Re: au3 ford fairmont:)
Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:56 pm 
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Ride: series 3 au fairmont

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any thoughts or ideas??
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Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:12 pm 
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nice m8 :)

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:23 pm 
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fordmustang wrote:
any thoughts or ideas??


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 Post subject: Re: au3 ford fairmont:)
Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:31 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
fordmustang wrote:
any thoughts or ideas??


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Yep sounds like a great idea :D

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 Post subject: Re: au3 ford fairmont:)
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:27 am 
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on the right path, but im more going towards 3.7's, i reckon we should organsise a all au cruise day??
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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:29 am 
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ive ran 3.73's behind the auto, and it stll felt like stock gearing

but with 4.11's it felt alot zippier around town, the change was great
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 Post subject: Re: au3 ford fairmont:)
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:04 am 
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fordmustang wrote:
on the right path, but im more going towards 3.7's, i reckon we should organsise a all au cruise day??



that would be kool ... but we live long way's apart !

 

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 Post subject: Re: au3 ford fairmont:)
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:01 pm 
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yeah, but im thinking 3.7's still and then really considering a manual conversion!!
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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:47 pm 
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Converting to manual is like $2000 and really not worth it, that money gets you the start of a turbo kit. (manifold, turbo and intercooler)
edit: I thought manual falcons would be cool, until I drove manual falcons. HUGE let down.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:53 pm 
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manual falcons go twice as hard as the auto equivalant, but they are all clunky to drive and nowhere near as smooth

i had my EF converted to manual, and went back to auto 12 months later
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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:53 pm 
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Looks great.
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 Post subject: Re: au3 ford fairmont:)
Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:29 am 
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thanks slo247, and yeah i havnt driven a manual to know if id like it, got mates with them that say they are awesome, but then again the old btr is pretty smooth... gonna be a hard deccesion, also the money would make more sence to put towards turboeing later down the track:)!!
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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:18 am 
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Manual conversion was worth it when you had old auto's like top loaders or C4's. The modern 4, 5 and six speed trannys are so good that who wants to be changing gears in city peak hour traffic.

 

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 Post subject: Re: au3 ford fairmont:)
Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:25 pm 
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yeah i dont do alot of peak our driving, and want the manual just for the extra fun. but for the money it really would be pointless:(
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