I have a series 2 ea falcon s pack (4sp auto & mpi). Today i participated in a drag with a friend 90 model dihatsu charade 5sp man. I was terribly slow of the mark and was nearly raped. I really need to increase the performance in my car mainly from the word go. I can't spin the wheels and takes me along time to reach 50km though once I have reach 50 i can beat the charade. I was going to sell and buy a 4L eb manual but since I cant find one im gonna have to do something to my ea. I have a few questions
1. How much to have it changed to a 5sp Manual (live in brisbane anyone know any prices?)
2. How much are a set of extractors and will i get much more performance ?
Thats about the only 2 things I can think of to do to my car. Im in desperate need of help. I don't want to blow alot of money on the car but I want it to perform decently so please give me ALL your advice. thanks :) .. also... Should I be spending money on my car I should I save to buy a ef-el xr6 ?
Ive heard that a manual conversion can cost anywhere from $800 - $1500, but from what i hear its worth it. It'd be my first major mod if i had the cash.
Extractors are good, but you need a good cat back exhaust system for them to achieve their full potential. You can get a good set of pacemaker extractors for about $400 I'm pretty sure. And a decent cat back exhaust (not including a high flow cat) should cost you about $300 - $500.
Another option you could go for which will be relatively cheap is changing the diff ratio. I know these are very good for helping you get off the line in a legal (yer right ) drag race. Try something like a 3.27 or 3.08 depending on what you already have in there. You can pick up a good condition diff for about $200 and its not that hard to install them yourself.
I think that you should put money into this car and keep it for a few years, have some fun in it. Then upgrade to something more refined, like the ef/l xr6's.
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hey when ur racing hwo do u start off do u just slam down the accelerator and hope 4 d best ive lost so many times to lil barinas and charades coz i just slammed it down but now in my ed i give it half way its spins abit and takes off in front of the lil shitboxes they got no chance but then again i recently got extaractors and exhaust and havent raced since so i dont know if ill get a better take off i thinbk they just help over all driving and power in the long run coz my normal takeoffs are the same i think well try different styles of racing and see what happens ive got an auto aswell but im not changin coz its a crusin car not really racing style ist upto u
Originally posted by ss-gt takes me along time to reach 50km
Hey mate, i have an Auto (4spd) 4litre ED, mines the same, but once it reaches about 60 it's a rocket.
If I was you, this is what I would do:
Convert to 5 Speed manual.
Get a 3.45 diff centre (out of say an ebxr6)
Get extractors & exhaust. (a kit inc extractors, 2.5" zorst & high flow cat should only cost you around $850)
ebxr8240 im not sure what you mean. Speaking about the diff arn't you ? How much are these to buy cause i just might do it :) Im thinking of maybe going to a manual is it hard to do ? My dad knows a decent amount about cars but can you do it on your own without a mechanic ? Also can i fit a 4L eb head instead of my 3.9L ea head ? If so are they expensive ? Actually is it even worht having a 4L head much performance increase ?
I'd put 3.7:1 diff gears in the bum, a 2500rpm hi-stall, shift kit, extractors and cam.....that would really get you moving.....
I'd do them in this order though:
extractors & exhaust
hi-stall & shift kit
that's my 2.2c (gst inc.)
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