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 Post subject: Re: Phil's BF SR "GT" Build Thread - Lots of Pics!
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:32 am 
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I don't sorry mate, what system you getting?


Redback extractors with 2.5" hi-flow cat. Looks like I'm waiting until Monday for installation because of this damn heat pipe leaking coolant everywhere... ):

 

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 Post subject: Re: Phil's BF SR "GT" Build Thread - Lots of Pics!
Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:56 pm 
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hey man did you notice much of a increase with the under drivers, im really looking into em, but first i wanna buy a growler

 

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 Post subject: Re: Phil's BF SR "GT" Build Thread - Lots of Pics!
Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:14 am 
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Yeah i did mate, car seems to rev up easier plus it cruises at lower rpm on the freeway, all in all well worth it :-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Phil's BF SR "GT" Build Thread - Lots of Pics!
Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:49 am 
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how can it cruise at a lower RPM, it should be a set speed based on your gearing

 

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 Post subject: Re: Phil's BF SR "GT" Build Thread - Lots of Pics!
Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:05 pm 
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Duno mate but it sits about 150rpm less at 110km/h than it did before. Perhaps because at the higher speed its using less power to drive the accessories so doesnt need to rev as much to produce the power??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Phil's BF SR "GT" Build Thread - Lots of Pics!
Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:08 pm 
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doesn't quite work like that, unless your torque converter is having issues.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Phil's BF SR "GT" Build Thread - Lots of Pics!
Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:12 pm 
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not sure mate, all seems ok (how would you know if the converter is mucking around?) but it definitely cruises at less revs than before when the standard balancer was on :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Phil's BF SR "GT" Build Thread - Lots of Pics!
Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:24 pm 
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The only reason your rev counter might be reading lower is if there is an electrical problem brought on by the underdrives. There shouldn't be, but who knows.

The RPM at speed is dictated by A) what gear you are in, B) final drive ratio and C) whether the TC is locked up or not.

In this instance none of that has changed. In fact, RPM at speed will only ever go up, not down dependent on TC lock up etc.

It's definitely not "cruising at lower revs....."

God only knows why you would bother putting underdrives on a street car anyway, but there you go, each to thier own. That's just my opinion.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Phil's BF SR "GT" Build Thread - Lots of Pics!
Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:30 pm 
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Thanks for your input mate, i was looking for bang for buck mods and read good feedback on the kit so hence I went with it. Hasnt affected any of the accessories plus given me more power so win win in my eyes.

Anyways I will be getting a transmission service this Saturday, thought he was about due seeming as though i just cracked 100k and I am pretty sure the tranny hasnt been touched since. day one when i got it

Pics and feedback etc up Sunday :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Phil's BF SR "GT" Build Thread - Lots of Pics!
Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:26 pm 
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phil545 wrote:
Thanks for your input mate, i was looking for bang for buck mods and read good feedback on the kit so hence I went with it. Hasnt affected any of the accessories plus given me more power so win win in my eyes.


You know what, fair enough and good on you dude....

I honestly think I am getting tooooo old. I just re-read my post slagging your underdrives, gave myself a slap upside the back of the head and started thinking.
When I was 18-19 (15 odd years ago), I had a KA laser with about 8k worth of stereo in it. Car was a total bucket.... Who does that??

Heaven forbid I ever actually turn into one of those old f@rt where car's are 'just a way of getting from A to B'!!!

Time to buy a new project I think!!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Phil's BF SR "GT" Build Thread - Lots of Pics!
Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:09 pm 
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hahaha no worries mate, my first car was an 89 laser, tricked it out as well, had GT stripes and all didnt do too much on the stereo, just new head deck and speakers, ill see if i can find a pic somewhere

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Found some pics ahhh the joys of being 17 what on earth was i thinking!!!

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Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:30 pm 
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Just a little update today! I decided it was about time for a transmission service because I am pretty sure it hasnt been touched since day one when I got it and it just ticked over 100,000km. I went down to see Joe at Crescent Motorsport in Liverpool, top bloke! Really friendly and a wealth of information.
I stood around and watched as he went to work and snapped a few photo’s at the same time. The colour of the old oil was disgusting, so brown!! The shifts are much smoother now and the reverse actually engages a bit quicker after being driven around. Anyway pics below

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Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:09 pm 
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A nice New filter and some RED oil is always good and a great bloke to take it to. :)
Ford Recommends a 100,000 klm change of Auto oil? silly. I have changed mine 2 times in 30,000 klms because I couldn't trust whoever owned it before.
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 Post subject: Re: Phil's BF SR "GT" Build Thread - Lots of Pics!
Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:19 pm 
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Lol i dont think ford recommend to change the oil at all? (you would be able to tell me more or not :-p) Pretty sure it hasnt been done at all since i bought the car new, anyways some nice red oil is in it now, bout 4 and a bit litres today :-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Phil's BF SR "GT" Build Thread - Lots of Pics!
Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:53 pm 
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So bit of an update today thanks to spur of the moment, I had taken the day off work because I went to soundwave yesterday and thought I would have been too f**k for work. I took off to Windsor Exhaust about 10am to get some quotes of exhaust tips etc, it worked out well as they are only open mon – fri. Upon chatting to Russel I had the 2 options, either run the pipe properly or put in a fake exhaust tip on the left side. I initially opted for the fakie as I liked the loudness and tone my current exhaust made, but upon discussing and really thinking about it i decided to go the whole hog and get it done properly. The price difference was only a couple of hundred bucks so I thought, do it right! Do it once! Anyways i was lucky enough that he could fit me in that afternoon at 1:30pm as it was a 3 hour job!! All up only cost me $480 which i thought was pretty damn good as he had to make the pipe from scratch so a full custom job 

Anyways as soon as he fired it up I was so happy, it’s so much louder than my old exhaust and even gurgles at times. I opted for the split pipe to be run 2.5 inch not the usual 2.25inch so my entire system remains 2.5 inch. Driving around in the wet on the way home is none short of scary, it definitely seems to have freed up the power a bit more, as the rear is now just 2 straight through small resonators it is f**k loud!

Anyways as always I documented the progress with lots of photos below

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