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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:10 am 
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Lookin good but I still can't understand why everyone colour codes the red stripes I reckon they set them apart from the rest.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:54 am 
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fairlane6970 wrote:
Lookin good but I still can't understand why everyone colour codes the red stripes I reckon they set them apart from the rest.


Red stripes are only on XRs too AFAIK (?)

It's your car, an it dose make it look neater, but the stripes make it "pop" I reckon

I didn't read properly and thought you were yet to redo them..

Thats my vote anyway :lol:..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:35 pm 
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Yeah I like the red strips don't get me wrong at all,
But the red had turned pink.
My brother owns a panel/ painting shop so I was like paint these bits for me, and it looks pretty good so ill leve it for the time being.. :)

Looking to get rid of the spoiler, you Reakon I should?!?


Anyway,
I'm gonna get tyres for the 'EL GT' (copy) rims in the next week or two,
Then afterwards I am 100% going to focus on performance mods, I promise!!! ;)

Loving the feed back so far..
Thanks guys
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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:11 pm 
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Yeah bro, not paying you out or anything, ultimately it is your car, thats just 2 opinions..

EL GT rims... YUM!!

they are gonna make it pop nicely :twisted:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:51 pm 
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yeah i cant wait to throw the gt rims on..

fitted the tickford snorkel, not sre if there are any gains from it but it looks good. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:58 pm 
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modded the bonnet vents a little bit to get some air flow, i added some of the black mesh 's**t' from autobahn and i reckon it looks 100 times better than the original crap.
(looks better in person)

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:13 pm 
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Been off work for a bit of time now so mods to the xr8 have slow,

just a quick pick of;
*2 x 2.5" cats
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*not sure on which exhaust tip to go with,
twin 2 1/4 or Single 3'' (both are 'Blue Diamond' and rolled outlets and on the angel)

would love to hear your opinions..

im getting my el gt rims put on any day now,
will post pics soon :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:32 pm 
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I'd go with the twin tip. Cooler look I reckon...

But if it was mine I'd look into getting a real twin tip setup ;-) twin 2-1/4 system custom made.. :twisted: . That is if you haven't already forked out for an aftermarket exhaust already... (I'm on an iPhone so I can't be bothered trying to look back to see if you mentioned this already sorry..)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:02 pm 
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Yeah I don't mind the twin tip either,
I'm looking at getting my exhaust done and the rear pipe outlet will be 3".

Can't afford custom 2 1/4 twin, I'm to poor.
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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:13 pm 
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Its worth saving for bro, and extra 3 weeks to be able to afford it is well worth it.. have a looks in Micks Garage thread, its big but on there there is a pic of his fairlane with a twin system, that wasnt too rediculous in price either.. and its blow in your pants HORNY!

once u see this you'll want it..

Im gonna get a similar setup done.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:57 am 
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Okay finally got my exhaust done,
Kept the EL2 extractors, put 2 x 2.5" (200 cell) cats,
2.5" Y pipe into 1 massive muffler, the 3" all the way out the back.

My god it sounds so f**king good, there is no droning at all, I was a bit nervous about droning actually but Stewart at Mr Muffler- Bayswater did an awesome job. Felt a noticeable difference in power aswell :)

My next question is, should I get a tune for the xr8?
Friend of mine says it may cause dramas, any tuning places to suggest in south- eastern suburbs of melbourne.

EL gt rims being fitted in afew weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:44 pm 
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I don't think a tune is essential/required, maybe just advance the timing a little?

Tunes are more needed when you do cams.

Sounds like what I might get for my V8 LTD.

Any photos?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:40 am 
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I'll post some pics in the next few days "Lowlane7"

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:20 pm 
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long time no post!!
i had a few dramas with my interior lights had a pinched wire along the side of the car were i ran the speaker cables. (woops)

anyway just go the gt wheels put on a few weeks ago, i dont mind them.

ill put up a picture of the exhaust setup when i get time.

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:39 pm 
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That looks awesome..

I have a set of BA rims lined up for my fairlane. Just need to get the 35mm spacers to fit them.

 

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