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View Poll Results: LTD(LWB) or XD-XF(normal) chassis?
Long wheel base LTD/Fairlane 5 41.67%
XD-XF Falcon 7 58.33%
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Old 07-04-2004, 10:06   #1 (permalink)
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Turbo Chassis

Ok I know this should be in a different section, but im only interested in TURBO peoples opinions on this, not "just get a V8 mate!"

My Fairlane chassis is sh*t. The body has heaps of dents, abit of rust and teh suspension is gone to hell!

Ive only got a few more parts left before i can finsih the 4.1 turbo and start seeing some decent power. SO the question is:

1. Get a Fairlane/LTD and chuck it all in there with the benefit that they come with LSD standard. Have a sortof LWB luxury cruiser (im lookin at adjustable AGX shocks for adjustable race/cruise ride) with some crazy power or...

2. A XD-XF with Fairlane/LTD front and back (i hate the XD-XF front) and chuck the 4.1 turbo possibly with a supra or any manual box in there. I like to take the corners pretty hard and arent a big fan of teh LWB handlingwise


Ultimately im looking for what will be most in demand and will sell the most for.
Any thoughts...?
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Old 07-04-2004, 23:48   #2 (permalink)
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What ever is out there at the time you look is the best body etc for you...
A Fairlane would be a good cruzzer ...Esp as turbo's make plenty of torque the extra weight won't matter too much...Unless you are into drag racing...
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Re: Turbo Chassis

A Fairlane/LTD would be the go IMO, you get the luxury and the performance. Like yourself the idea of throwing an XF around corners quickly doesn't appeal to me. But buying a newer car will bring more interest then an XF, I have seen so many of them turbo;d and blown it aint funny. Who really wants an XF? They are old, motors are inifecent, interiors aren;t anything to write home about, go the newer LTD, 'Lane IMHO.
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:53   #4 (permalink)
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uuum, i was talkin about the ZL series Fairlanes which are pretty much an XF that has been stretched a bit. While theyre both relatievly crap handling-wise the falcon is better than the fairlane no doubt.

What im askin is, what would people pay more for- a turbo falcon or a turbo fairlane?
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Do for you own satisfaction both ways you loose money if you intend to sell...
Btw it would possibly sell for more without turbo..Unless it went like a cut cat and MINT condition all through, like new...
Remember the cheapest thing about buying a car is buying it in the first place...
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Remember the cheapest thing about buying a car is buying it in the first place...

Best advice I've heard in years.
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Modifying a vehicle is NOT an investment.
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Old 07-07-2004, 06:44   #7 (permalink)
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Generally speaking you are all correct about losing money on modifying cars, but this is a little different.

How much would you be willing to pay for an older model falcon turbo? My estimate was up to $10,000, minimum $5,000. Ive seen em round that mark so I assume i could sell it at that price which is less than what i have put in to it.

And no need to tell me that ill never turbo a falcon on the cheap. ill post a buildup when im done so it can be debated then.
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Asking $10k and getting $10k is two different things..
But by all means do it if you want..
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