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Old 11-22-2005, 02:54   #1 (permalink)
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More grunt for AUII

My daily driver is an AUII Futura wagon 4.0l that is mainly used to take the rugrats to school and the occaisional trip away. It seems a bit dead down low on initial take off and doesn't seem to get going until about 2500 to 3000 rpm.
Has anyone here tried different cams and/or exhaust systems to improve this?
Was thinking of a Crow cam, extractors and a performance type exhaust system, but thought I'd ask for advice here first.
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Old 01-17-2006, 21:58   #2 (permalink)
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My daily driver is an AUII Futura wagon 4.0l that is mainly used to take the rugrats to school and the occaisional trip away. It seems a bit dead down low on initial take off and doesn't seem to get going until about 2500 to 3000 rpm.
Has anyone here tried different cams and/or exhaust systems to improve this?
Was thinking of a Crow cam, extractors and a performance type exhaust system, but thought I'd ask for advice here first.
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Hadn't thought about that! Cheers.

If the headgasket goes again before 100,000 km (was done at 45,000), I'm gunna spit it and throw a 5.0litre in.
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Hadn't thought about that! Cheers.

If the headgasket goes again before 100,000 km (was done at 45,000), I'm gunna spit it and throw a 5.0litre in.
try a composite head gasket not a standard ford one , big difference !
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Was done under warranty at 45k, so it had Ford stuff used. When you say composite gasket, do you mean like a graphite one? We have been experimenting at work with different types. I reckon I would have done at least 20 EA to EL headgaskets last year.
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Punch the cat con out!!!
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Was done under warranty at 45k, so it had Ford stuff used. When you say composite gasket, do you mean like a graphite one? We have been experimenting at work with different types. I reckon I would have done at least 20 EA to EL headgaskets last year.
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Punch the cat con out!!!
This will do little if anything to improve performance. If you read around the forums a bit you'll notice that the falcon cats are considered to be very good flowing and better than alot of aftermarket ones.

In addition to doing absolutely nothing, you could cop a $20,000 fine for removing an emissions control device.

Please don't promote illegal behavior in these forums- does nothing good for our reputation.
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This will do little if anything to improve performance. If you read around the forums a bit you'll notice that the falcon cats are considered to be very good flowing and better than alot of aftermarket ones.

In addition to doing absolutely nothing, you could cop a $20,000 fine for removing an emissions control device.

Please don't promote illegal behavior in these forums- does nothing good for our reputation.
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Stall converters are great but seriously why would you fit a 3000 stally to a family car very soon im in the process of fitting a 2500 as the standrad is only 1800-1900 fords need a better first gear ratio.
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