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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:48 am 
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hey im new to ford mods, just bought a car its an ef falcon and its my first car. Im just wondering what i should do to it for $2000, first of all ill need to get new brake rotors so i should have about $1500. Any suggestions would be helpful yet it be exterior interior and engine work. i just want to make it a cool first car
heres what she first looked liked
since then the red stripe has been removed and iv put new hub caps on there for the time being.

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 Post subject: Re: first car
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:49 am 
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actually ill have about $2000-$2500 after the brakes are done
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 Post subject: Re: first car
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:52 pm 
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Start with the basics dude, just get a nice set of wheels, exhaust, tint and get it lowered. Then you will be able to have a clearer idea of where to go next with the car.

Wheels - 17" or 18" - $1200 give or take
Lowered DIY - $800ish
Exhaust 2.5" catback - $300ish
Tint - $300ish i think from memory
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Total $2600

From there think about getting a Ghia leather interior $400, cam $400, extractors $500, maybe xr6 front end $700.. that kind of stuff.

That should give you a fair guide of basic things to do to your falcon after all that you will have a fairly quick comfortable cruiser.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:55 pm 
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NAfairlane... wrote:
Start with the basics dude, just get a nice set of wheels, exhaust, tint and get it lowered. Then you will be able to have a clearer idea of where to go next with the car.

Wheels - 17" or 18" - $1200 give or take
Lowered DIY - $800ish
Exhaust 2.5" catback - $300ish
Tint - $300ish i think from memory
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Total $2600

From there think about getting a Ghia leather interior $400, cam $400, extractors $500, maybe xr6 front end $700.. that kind of stuff.

That should give you a fair guide of basic things to do to your falcon after all that you will have a fairly quick comfortable cruiser.

yeah found a set of wheels which are $1100 with tyres so im going to get them
but is the catback exhaust the best because quite a few people recommend them
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 Post subject: Re: first car
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:05 pm 
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catback isnt a brand, its a style. Means you get a new exhaust from the cat converter to the end. (cat converter is straight after the manifold, under the car). Redback is what most people run but theyre all the same, 2.5inch is the going size for a six pot.
As for lowering, $800?!, those grinding discs must be made out of solid gold.

 

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 Post subject: Re: first car
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:08 pm 
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Welcome to the forum, my advice is to take a look at what some of the other guys on here have done in 'The Garage' and have a look at some of the tech docs under the Resources tab. And don't be afraid to ask questions.

 

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 Post subject: Re: first car
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:12 pm 
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Yeah cat back just means from the catalytic converter backwards of the exhaust is replaced, i have a 2.5" Redback exhaust with Pacemaker 4480 extractors on my EF and it sounds nice and goes hard.

The catback exhaust by itself was around 260 fitted and the extractors should be around 500-600ish depending on what brand and type u get.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:14 pm 
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As for lowering, $800?!, those grinding discs must be made out of solid gold.


lol. i can see where this is goin.
wasnt there a massive thred on here a few months ago about cutting springs being safe or som crap.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:15 pm 
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Benny D wrote:
93_eb_fairmont wrote:
As for lowering, $800?!, those grinding discs must be made out of solid gold.


lol. i can see where this is goin.
wasnt there a massive thred on here a few months ago about cutting springs being safe or som crap.

Yeah and it was probably me who made it get blocked.
Im not gonna say no more

 

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 Post subject: Re: first car
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:17 pm 
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93_eb_fairmont wrote:
catback isnt a brand, its a style. Means you get a new exhaust from the cat converter to the end. (cat converter is straight after the manifold, under the car). Redback is what most people run but theyre all the same, 2.5inch is the going size for a six pot.
As for lowering, $800?!, those grinding discs must be made out of solid gold.


You can lower a car DIY for $800 .. also seen plenty of secondhand lowered spring and shock kits for less then $300.

 

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AU xr8: BA xr wheels, 2.5" custom exh, leather and woodgrain next.
Chevy Camaro: LHD, Black, all original.

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:19 pm 
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And i wasnt talking about cutting the springs at all by the way :roll:

 

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Ef Ghia: -- GONE -- Pacie 4480's, 2.5" Redback, custom grille, FTR's.
AU xr8: BA xr wheels, 2.5" custom exh, leather and woodgrain next.
Chevy Camaro: LHD, Black, all original.

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:22 pm 
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so how much would it cost to lower my car?
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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:41 pm 
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NAfairlane... wrote:
And i wasnt talking about cutting the springs at all by the way :roll:

Yeah, I was. :twisted:

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:44 pm 
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scottus wrote:
so how much would it cost to lower my car?

Well, theres 2 ways to do it.
The way that costs lots of money (buying springs/shocks) About $500
Or theres the way that suits the car (cheap, but nothing wrong with it) Free - About 3 hours

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:47 pm 
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i lowered my car for 200 bucks that was for a set of king spring ultra lows i only used the rears as my xr6 front supension is low enough---thats 200 for front and rear springs :lol:
just look on ebay just make sure itll suit your car
if your unsure just post it up an ask most of the guys will be more then happy to help
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