In a blue Galaxy
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Mods for a T3
I'm seeing more and more series 3 T-series going for mid-high 30's. I found a black Auto T3 TS50 auto on carsales.com for 36k, only 65,000km and brembos too! I don't know whether to mod my XR8 over time or just pay it off, save the mods money for my current car for a T3 in a few years.
Anyway, to the point of the thread, which was mods. I'm thinking a the first mod would be an exhaust. Liverpool exhaust sounds good as the T3 guys in sydney have had great results. Also I was thinking since the T3 allready has the stroker and heaps of balls down low, you could fit the TFS kit to it and really make it boogey up top. TFS kit whcih would be a stage 1 cam (maybe their stage 2 depending on how serious you wanted to get), the twisted wedge heads, and the trackheat intake.
If you had auto a shift kit and high stall with some different diff gears to match the cam. If manuals your thing, I was thinking that a T56 would bea good option to convert. Some guy off here put a T56 in his T3 and had only good things to say. Some 3.9's in the bum and some sensible ratios in the gearbox, you could make it so you'd be at peak power in 4th gear on the quarter.
So lets see where we're at:-
6 speed man or high stall/shift kit 4 speed auto
3.9 final drive
I think that's the ingredients for one hell of an all round packaged T3. Would be good for mid 12's on the quarter at least I would be guessing. Would be well over 300kw at the flywheel. What do you all reckon?
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,
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