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 Post subject: EL XR6 take 2! Simmons FR19's F: 19x8.5in R: 19x10 4in dish
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:46 pm 
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Hey guys I’m Fez and this is my EL XR6 that I brought as my first car. First of all I’m 17 and will be getting my P’s in February and this build won’t consist of s**t P plate mods like blue parking lights and painted interior trims.

I brought the car 100% stock with low km’s and an immaculate interior! Not one tear/burn or stain. Every hose in the engine bay is brand new and genuine from Ford, it came with a brand new radiator, thermo fans and injectors. I picked up the car for $3200 from the auctions with 2 weeks rego. Little did I know that I was being shafted $400 in auction fee’s.

After bringing the car home I did the following:
- oil + filter.
- new tyres, stockies, center caps, chrome nuts and chrome trims.
- rear brake pads and front discs.
- water pump + gasket.
- overflow bottle.
- radiator flush.
- distributor.
- EF rear lights.

In the next few weeks the lifters were ticking off their heads which was funny since it was a tickford head. I ended up replacing all the lifters and the rocker cover gasket in my VET class at school. Soon after that I fitted a 2.5in redback cat back exhaust with straight secondary tail pipe. Not having my license and selling my dad’s EF he needed a car so his been driving this but now it sits at home after purchasing a new car.

mods to come before 2012:
- full respray in the same color, high gloss black plastics and painted door/bumper molds (sick of having to heat them up with the heat gun and polishing) debadged all around in the process but minus the grill and it will get despoilered and tickford kitted :)
- red and white walls
- lowered on SSL all around
- twin straight cut exhaust tip

mods to come from start of 2012 till I get my p’s (February):
- twin JL audio w0v3 12in subs and a JL monoblock (sitting in my room), JL audio splits (front and rear) + Philips DVD player
- 5% tint
- illuminated inner/outer door handles

straight after my P's:
- 19in silver argents
- monroe GT shocks (contemplating)
- slotted/drilled rotors

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:50 pm 
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Looks straight as mate,
really loving the look of the steelies.

Dunno about the 5% tint, and being a P Plater, you'll get defected SO quick

 

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:41 am 
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Hey mate,
That's a clean looking XR6, and the steelies actually look quite good too.
How many kms are on it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:51 am 
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Hey guys I’m Fez and this is my EL XR6 that I brought as my first car. First of all I’m 17 and will be getting my P’s in February and this build won’t consist of s**t P plate mods like blue parking lights and painted interior trims.

i thought ah ok so hes going to work the s**t outta the motor, interesting, so anything your going to do to the motor power wise or leaving it stock and just cleaning it up here and there? by the way i consider the subs rice boy p plater crap, only if you have more than 1 sub though. by the way shes in top nick, should look into a manual conversion, much more fun mate

 

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:28 pm 
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thanks mate, the stockies were a much better option then the stock wheels that came with it.

I want to the exterior first before any major engine mod's and have a clean daily car. I work for BMW so if I can get a company car the XR will come off the road and converted to manual and turbo but that's still a long way away.

The car will go in for the respray sometime this week when the panel beaters are but but in the mean time the badges and spoiler will come off.

Opinions on 2 autometer gauges on the bonnet or molded into the wiper grill?

 

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:48 pm 
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why dont you put the gauges in the ash tray/stereo surround area, under the stereo where that pocket is to sit stuff? neat and inside the car, i hate the ones outside the car, seems lazy to me lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:24 pm 
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It was just a suggestion and asking for opinions not saying I will be doing it, no need to get worked up about it but I do appreciate the honesty. As far goes I'm not going to spend my apprentice wage on gauges when I could put the money towards extractors and a high flow cat instead.

 

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:07 pm 
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Like the look of your EL XR with the interceptor rims....Looks very neat and tidy.

 

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:22 pm 
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Thanks man, they have chrome trims and nuts on it too atm. It'll sit on these till I save for the silver agents :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:32 pm 
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Saw this last night. Read it that there's not gonna be any stupid p-plater mods. Thought this kid might be ok.

Next day i re-read and gauges on the bonnet or inside the car? That's one biggest and tacky mods for any NA car. Justified only if car is highly worked or inducted.

May as well have LEDs and a cannon.

hmmmm gauges only justfied if car is highly worked or inducted, what a load of utter crap.....

highly quality water temp, oil pressure and pyro gauges can help a driver detect any nasty problems.

factory gauges in the cluster have never been really acurate.....

 

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:54 pm 
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hmmmm gauges only justfied if car is highly worked or inducted, what a load of utter crap.....

highly quality water temp, oil pressure and pyro gauges can help a driver detect any nasty problems.

factory gauges in the cluster have never been really acurate.....


well said mate!

 

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:57 pm 
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uniacidz wrote:
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uniacidz wrote:
Saw this last night. Read it that there's not gonna be any stupid p-plater mods. Thought this kid might be ok.

Next day i re-read and gauges on the bonnet or inside the car? That's one biggest and tacky mods for any NA car. Justified only if car is highly worked or inducted.

May as well have LEDs and a cannon.

hmmmm gauges only justfied if car is highly worked or inducted, what a load of utter crap.....

highly quality water temp, oil pressure and pyro gauges can help a driver detect any nasty problems.

factory gauges in the cluster have never been really acurate.....


Is an opinion. f**k me, take a f**k chill pill dude. seriously

im on your side, the standard gauges work good enough to know whats going on, for a standard car, if you were going to boost it or if it was an all out n/a or boosted track car than it would make sense,

 

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:12 pm 
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chill pill taken LOL

I'm a pedantic a**hole and love knowing whats going on inside my engine, i had water temp, oil pressure and puro gauge in my rs impreza and it allowed me to monitor my engine really well and helped diagnose possible engine issues normally associated with ej subaru engines, well worth the $800 or so all up for gauges, gauge holder, welding in exhaust port and wire, much much cheaper then going through the hassle of changine a boxer engine 473,xxx kays aon my subaru when sold and still running factory installed head gaskets, still running nice and strong:twisted: .....

 

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:47 pm 
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Agreed. Having your car festooned with gauges is just a wankfest.. course its his ride if he wants to pretend he's getting around in an F-18 on afterburners so be it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: my first car - EL XR6 respray and kitted soon
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:19 pm 
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anyways f**k the gauges, drained it.

I'm having trouble deciding if i should tell the panel beaters to spray the bumper/door molds white or keep them red. Does anyone have any pictures of white on white EF/EL's? or fairmont ghia ones?

 

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