In a blue Galaxy
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Geelong, Victoria
At last I (will) own a V8!
Just put the deposit down for a 5/99 AU1 XR8. Galaxy Blue, Auto, Bodykit, 17's and all the electrics minus the sunroof. A delivery date of after Christmas but before new years is expected.
Anyway, I want to discuss mods. Now, of course the first obvious one would be to go headers and exhaust. But even that is cause for a debate. What to get tri y's or pacie's 4 into 1. Then it's exhaust, to touch or not to touch the cats, is that a question? Then from cat back do I go a single 3" lukey or dual 2 1/4?
I dont know what come sotck on the au1 xr8 windsor as theres so many variants over the 11 years it has been used since returning. Some had alloy heads, some didn't. Some had 1.72 roller rockers. Was that from AU2 onawards?
Now onto heads. If I put 1.72roller rockers on, if I change heads later on do i need to change the roller rockers again? Or does it depend if its an aftermarket head (trickflow / AFR) i need to but a GT40 X or something would be ok?
Where to start asking now? Ohh intake... AU1 XR8's had ther 70mm MAF am I correct? Is it worth going to 82mm maf? El2 xr8 onwards had explorer intake yes? what about a phenolic pacer ive heard of it but dont even know what it does!
Last but not least would be a chip. ALso a very debatable topic. What to go for pigyback or replcement. Would also depend on what I want to do down the track. I would love to go full hog down the track with a stroker kit, but I dont know, i doubt it. Can never rule it out though but id like a chip you can keep chaning to suit after each mod. I guess you can say it would just be better to get the chip after all the toher mods. Well to be honest I dont even know where to start, let alone where or when I will finish. I suppose when the money runs out which wont be very long around this time of the year...
Alot of questions I know. But I'd really appreciate some advice form you guys who have been there done that as i dont want to expreince it for myself just want to get the best first shot.
Ohh one last thing, is it worth going 3.7's up the bum. 3.45 standard but for 1/4 mile times isnt 3.7 rally good as you are high in rev range in 3rd instead of just starting 3rd in 3.45?
I'll be at Heathcote in January so i'll be curious to see what times I get. What should I expect for stock as a rock as mentioned above auto 150k on the odo?
Hope to catch up with all you guys from vic at hathcote in the new year!
1999 AU XR8
14.594 @ 94.40mph
152.2RWKW (APS dyno)
Switchable Shift Kit, K&N panel filter, Lukey straight thru mufflers, momo gear and steer,
DBA slotted rotors/Bendix ultimate pads (front), Pioneer MP3 head unit and BA XR carpet mats.
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