Bourbon powered V8
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Canberra, Australia.
Just bought 1995 EF Fairmont - need ideas
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 Auto 147.9 rwkw (approx 215 fwkw)
AU2 Wagon HAD Auto
17s, Pacemakers, 3" Intake & Pod filter (The Family Hack)
FPV-XR Club ACT