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Old 11-28-2004, 02:20   #1 (permalink)
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Ok...so far got mums EL Gli WAGON to keep lineball with VR sedans. Everything done is invisible- 98 Octane petrol, indexed and regapped spark plugs, new filter. I was wondering if there is anything else invisible that i could do without opening up engine bits. Also..does the XR8 snorkel make that much of a difference? As its obviously a "performance mod" and if i crash it, insurance ppl may not be pleased...but how displeased would you expect them to be? I dunno if they could even tell the difference to the standard but i dun wanna take any risks.
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Old 11-28-2004, 03:06   #2 (permalink)
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a dev kit from jmm maybe if u got da money
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Old 11-28-2004, 04:47   #3 (permalink)
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dudes and dolls- its my mums car...i think that says enough about what i can do to it.
Also....i'm a poor poor uni student....
About the only non obvious thing i can do to it is the XR8 snorkel. I've already made myself a piece that leaves the airbox and bypasses those restricty bits further down the way (AFTER the air box)...but a design fault cause it to crack...but it did work in my mates car- he "placed and order" for one...but its not like i can do that to my mums car is it....i need subtle stuff.
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next time she takes it in to get serviced, i reckon you should give the mechanic a bit of cash and a cam and get him to put one of them in - your mum wont even notice it, cus being a mum it will be lucky to go over 2500rpm...right about where ull start to feel the power
thats gonna achieve WAY more than a snorkel and a hell of a lot more subtle...in fact, ABSOLUTELY undectable by an insurance compnay (not that they will really stress over a different air intake)
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yeh a xr8 snorkel wouldnt be that obvious at all, insurance definitly wouldnt pick it out. just get the one without the tickford wing on it. i think that might be the EL xr8 or EL GT one? dunno
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I say throw a mild cam in it, as stated it will cost about $150, give a better increase than any intake snorkel could provide and will not be noticeable from the outside
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hmmmm...my mum does give the car the odd thrash...and when pushed, she will race other ppl...but i'm not too sure about a cam...what if it causes problems like we've all seen in this forum? How could that be explained to her?
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Get the EL XR8 snorkel. It looks exactly the same as the standard one, only a little bigger and there's no Tickford wings in sight. If the car is really healthy you should be beating VR sedans, not just keeping up with them.
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u could get a cheap second hand ef/el xr6 cam, u then shouldnt have any problems with it idling rough. etc.
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Really? even with VR's being the fastest of that series (some even faster than VT's?)
I do have alot o extra crap in the back...mum insists on it being there...at least i'm set if i get stranded :)
..also remember its a wagon. Mates sedan is marginally quicker and prolly would have beaten the VR/VS whateva
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