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Old 06-24-2003, 23:39   #1 (permalink)
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Best model to build on

I am planning to build myself a car to play with.
I am thinking EF, EL or AU.
The questions i have, and please don't treat this as a flame-fest, are:-

Is there any advantage/disadvantage in using a live axle EF or EL over an AU with or without IRS.

The finished car will be a whatever fitted with a stroked 302 windsor, supercharger and maybe no2. I am looking for a 11-12 second toy for under $30k.
There alre lots of AU1s for 10k and the EFs & ELs are even cheaper so the goodies are faily affordable.
Any help or prev experience would be useful.
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....I am looking for a 11-12 second toy for under $30k.....
If going quick over the 1/4 is more important than going around corners then I'd pick the live axle - it's lighter and keeps the tyres square to the road. If cornering prowess and ride quality are more important then go IRS.
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No this is a 1.4 mile only toy. I have a go round corners one already.
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Re: Best model to build on

I would go ef-el, less ADR's etc to worry about compling too if you are going heavy mods and keeping it on the road, more wrecker parts avaliable as well, for quick cheap repairs.

AU would look more modern however, so maybe turn a few more heads with quick passes.

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Re: Best model to build on

Actually decide to go with EF2. Lots of cheap V8s available and they are light to start with.
The basic plot at the moment is just stroked, chip, a bit of head work and a cheap no2.
Hopefully about 300kw
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yep that combo with the nos should pull the 300kw but maybe your should think about a tweecer unit instead of the chip (talk to xr9ute on the forums)
there was a guy at the ford vs holden show with 250kw with the stock computer and some nos.
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I remember reading on here a while ago that the AU rear end was limited to around 300KW and that is where the extra weight of the BA came from so if you want supercharger and maybe NOS it may be wise to go for an EL or EF.
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why not just get one of those superchargers from aps or whoever was doing them that make the gtp into a 12 second beast, then youll have the best of all worlds.. a car that go's hard on the straights , corners, and cost's less than having two cars also..
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