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Old 07-28-2002, 18:25   #1 (permalink)
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what mods to do for Ed 6 cylinder to get more horse power

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I've got an ED futura which at the moment everything is standard, I want to give it more horse power basically and spend no more than 1500 bucks, any suggestions of what i should do first.
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Old 07-28-2002, 20:16   #2 (permalink)
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I would buy a K&N panel air filter first. Then get a set of extractors and a sports exhaust fitted. This should easily come in under 1500 bucks. The filter is about $120, the exhaust should be around $1000, although I got mine for $600 (mild steel, press-bent exhaust, stainless steel extractors).

Then I would get the cam done, and that would be it for me.

If you're in Melbourne I've heard nothing but good stuff about Jim Mock Motorsport in Altona.
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5 Speed conversion would be the best bang for buck, should be able to get it done for less than a K
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I doubt that very much Martin (manual conversion under 1k). I've asked (for the XF) and the response was more like "gee mate, that's a big job, you're looking at thousands, like 3-4 grand".

How do you come to this figure, does that involve sourcing all the parts yourself and doing it in the garage with mates, or just dropping it off at a tranny joint and coming back in a week?

If it was that cheap to get it done (without me getting dirty) I would have forked out ages ago.
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yeah nearly everyone I've talked to in the work shops seam to think it will cost a packet to.
Mind you if I can't get a manual it will be my first mod!
But then again I do't mind getting dirty.
I just want my insurance company to hurry the F$%k up so I can get my Telstar back and sell it.
(Car was stolen getting dents fixed and new mags and tires)
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Ahh Crap I didn't even answer your question sorry dude!
With $1500 hmm lets see.....
If you want to keep the Auto than get the valve changed in the box. costs around $150 and makes a hell of a differance in the speed of the gear changes than look for a good stall converter.
It you want to leave the box alone. Than the Air filter is no1 mod. Put a hole near the wheel arch plastic and put the pod filter through there (makes a hell of a differance)
get second hand Xr6 injectors and go the exhaust.
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Phone Mock Motorsport and talk to them about it - I personally reckon that the way to go for that budget is get the std mufflers replaced with straight thru ones (maybe $120), get a K&N filter (about $100), an EA airbox to TB pipe (apparently doesn't have the restriction of the ED one), and then chuck a Dev 3 cam in. With that I reckon you'd be pretty impressed.

Then in time you can do extractors and 2.5 exhaust - leaving the original 2.25 system and exhaust manifold on won't strictly speaking deliver maximum potential of the cam etc. - but you won't be looking at being very much down.

I suggest the Dev 3 cam because you don't have to fork out for valve springs, which are about $220 + fitting.
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Ahh Crap I didn't even answer your question sorry dude!
With $1500 hmm lets see.....
If you want to keep the Auto than get the valve changed in the box. costs around $150 and makes a hell of a differance in the speed of the gear changes than look for a good stall converter.
It you want to leave the box alone. Than the Air filter is no1 mod. Put a hole near the wheel arch plastic and put the pod filter through there (makes a hell of a differance)
get second hand Xr6 injectors and go the exhaust.
I don't think there is any point in getting a higher RPM stall converter unless going for a crazy cam.
XR6 injoectors are the same as stocks, I have recently replaced my XR6's injectors.

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How about a shorter diff ratio. That gives you instant improvement, and you can work out exactly how much by the percentage increase in the ratio. The only thing is you will have high revs on the open road which you may not want if you do a lot of highway driving like I do.
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</quote>XR6 injoectors are the same as stocks, I have recently replaced my XR6's injectors</quote>
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