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Old 03-19-2004, 03:12   #1 (permalink)
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Who here has destruct-tested an AU motor?

As it says. A little short of money to do it myself, does anybody know what RPM the top and bottom ends are good for?
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Re: Who here has destruct-tested an AU motor?

roflmao! good question.. my friends mum has an AU.. might see if i can take it for a test run!
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Re: Who here has destruct-tested an AU motor?

Well, I've bounced mine off the limiter a few times
Seems to handle that ok!
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Re: Who here has destruct-tested an AU motor?

um well i put mine up to 130kmh in FIRST once.....well into the red line and was she screaming like a bitch!!! i honestly reckon on a good motor you could get it close to 180kmh in first before it all let go!
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Re: Who here has destruct-tested an AU motor?

180 in FIRST??? First redlines at "80". WTF? :/
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Re: Who here has destruct-tested an AU motor?

put the auto shifter in 1st and leave it there.....dont say that it red lines at 80 coz i done it (to 130kmh) and i seen how red red can get...i swear i had piston dents in the inside of my bonnet. lol
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Re: Who here has destruct-tested an AU motor?

I think 180kph in first is a TAD over estimating the car
Your looking at about 11000rpm there! Probably more!
Hell, 130kph in first must have been over 7000rpm!
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put the auto shifter in 1st and leave it there.....dont say that it red lines at 80 coz i done it (to 130kmh) and i seen how red red can get...i swear i had piston dents in the inside of my bonnet. lol
You did this in an AU???
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Re: Who here has destruct-tested an AU motor?

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put the auto shifter in 1st and leave it there.....dont say that it red lines at 80 coz i done it (to 130kmh) and i seen how red red can get...i swear i had piston dents in the inside of my bonnet. lol

to get 180 k's outta first, you might wanna panel beat the firewall out a few more inches to get that little bit extra throttle travel....
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i did yes....dont believe then do it yourself....even if it may be 11000 rpm or whatever at 180kmh i reckon youd get pretty close before the big BANG!!
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