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Old 08-03-2003, 02:50   #1 (permalink)
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what should i do to get more power and better sound?

just bought a white 1989 EA Falcon Spack and it's in exelent condition, i've already put a Sony Xplod head unit and 6 X 9's rear speakers on lay-by. but what i'm asking is what should i get to make the car sound a little more eh... "MEAN" and give it more power, people have said to me get extractors and don't get extractors, get a full length sports exhust and don't, i know for a fact that if you make a 6 cylinder exhust flow to much it makes them sound like there screaming (and not in a good way ether).


and i know that ea's wern't the best ford made but it's a huge step up from my old 87 sigma.

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Re: what should i do to get more power and better sound?

Out of interest, are you on south coast NSW, or did you buy the car there?
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Re: what should i do to get more power and better sound?

for power @ sound, extractors and a 2.5" exhaust.
no point doing half, you're only going to do the rest later anyway!
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Re: what should i do to get more power and better sound?

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for power @ sound, extractors and a 2.5" exhaust.
no point doing half, you're only going to do the rest later anyway!
Agreed. Get a price on a set from pacemaker and a 2.5" pipe behind it. Later on you can change the catalytic converter to a hi-flow item, but for now this will make a difference to both exhaust note and power.
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Ahh, a good old sigi hey, you can't bet the stigma of a sigma....

Good up grade dude
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Old 08-03-2003, 20:19   #6 (permalink)
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If its an MPI engine, get rid of the air box and put in a pod filter.. they sound fantastic.
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If its an MPI engine, get rid of the air box and put in a pod filter.. they sound fantastic.
Damn, Simon beat me to it! I was going to suggest this exact mod. I did it to mine and it sounds great when you stick the boot into it. No extractors or exhaust on mine either. Good way to spend $50-100

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Re: what should i do to get more power and better sound?

Who told u not to get extractors and exhaust? I wouldnt be askin them any advice anymore
As the others have already said get Extractors (theres manyn opinions on brands but pacemaker and redback seem popular) and a 2 1/2 exhaust system.
The Cold air intake is also a good idea, its cheeper (can be done for about $100 - $150 maybe less compared to $400 - $700+) but it will have less effect than the exhaust in both power and sound!
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LOL.. sorry Ash
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Re: what should i do to get more power and better sound?

In addition to enhancing the sound of the engine, thermos fans to silence that godawful clutch fan racket is another good idea. One I hope to do myself some day.
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