On 24 June, I will be getting rid of my AU V8 and take delivery of my new (to me) 1995 EF Fairmont with 16" Tickford XR rims.
I am after ideas for (cheap) improvements/upgrades to the car. I only have about $1500 to spend.
As a guide, I already have the following on the list:
Extractors (any particular brand people would recommend, though?) approx $400
High flow cat - approx $200
DBA slotted front rotors and Bendix Advance pads. - approx $350
Colour-coding of bits under bonnet (eg air box lid) and in interior (eg door handles) approx $50
That's a grand gone, which leaves $500 - should I get new shocks with this or should I keep this for a 'rainy day' - is there any reason to keep some 'rainy day' money (eg known probs such as head gasket etc?)
Any advice appreciated - not really interested in 'hard-core' mods such as cams etc, as this one will actually be the family car when the boys arrive in July/August.
AU1 XR8 Auto147.9 rwkw (approx 215 fwkw)
AU2 Wagon HAD Auto
17s, Pacemakers, 3" Intake & Pod filter (The Family Hack)
hmm, i'm thinking if its got 16" tickfords, then its prolly already got lowered suspention?
if not, deffinately do the springs/shocks.
other then that, the other mods are exactly what i'm planning to do to my car. you might as well get the AU XR8 snorkel too, just for the cheapness of the mod :)
1995 EF II Falcon GLi: Heritage Green, 4spd Auto, AUII 17" Rims, Custom BA Front Bar, Lowered, Gas Research LPG, Clear Indicators, JVC MP3 Headunit, Phoenix Gold 6.5" Splits, Coustic 481QE Amp, Clarion 12" sub, Leather Seats, Power Window Conversion, 3.45 LSD, Pacemaker Comp Extractors, 2.5" Exhaust, Mandrel Bent Intake, High Flow Filter, Wade 1004 110 cam.
In Progress: BA XR Side Skirts, BA XR Rear bar, BA Shifter Handle.
spend the money on decent suspension. If it was anything like my EF when I got it I needed to re colourcode the door handles as there was enough body roll to make it scrape the handles every time I turned !
I dunno if I would bother with a high flow cat unless you put a 'sportier' exhaust system on it. I would still go the extractors as the stock manifolds are pretty woeful..
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