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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Re: AU Fairmont Performance Upgrades Question
My opinion, the fairmont is a nice car and a relative bargain compared to the Ghia. Typically a Ghia will sell for around $3-4k more. Once you have the fairmont as a base you can get the ghia bits (chrome handles, stripes etc) when you save the cash.
In terms of performance the AU fairmont has already a slight advantage over the forte, futura in that it uses the 3.23 diff, making slightly quicker of the line. Best mods to do with Inline 6 is to get a cat back exhaust, K&N filter and upgraded snorkel as Aussie Falcon mentioned that should give it abit more power and much better response. That should be a good start for mods on the car, after that if you still want more theres an array of stuff that can be done to further increase power.
The good thing too is that most insurance companys are ok with cat back exhausts.
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