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Re: AU2 Xr8 mods advice

I'm with marcus actually get the cam into it too. More power is only one benefit. Only thing better than a Ford AU sitting low and pretty with 18's is one that says I am a V8 when it idles and screams it at redline! To save $$$ put the 2030 in so as to match the 1.6 r/r.

Doesn't 170-180 odd rwkw (if not more) sound better than 160 odd to you.


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Would love to slip the cam in but I can't find a repuatble place that will do it for a resonable price. Plus on top of that the need for a bigger stall is debatable.

And there is no consideration anymore to using anything but the chiptorque chip purely based on the $750 price tag for a custom dyno tuned chip. Just over half of a unichip and about $900 cheaper than redcliff's piggy back.

I'm not against paying for a good job to be done but i am definatley against paying for a job that comes with rude or very little customer service and 200% mark up on all parts
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Don't have to use the BIG name brand labour. Read my Bitching about Herrods. They aren't speed shops really anyway. Widowmaker up here or Ask AUghia. His was cheap and the work was good. His Fairmont ain't all that lighter than our utes and he has a 14.3 to his name with no headwork. I'll talk to the places for you if i need to but i think it's money well spent. That ute is going to be a sweet machine and your not selling it right?

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Definately not for sale anymore.

Your welcome to have a chat to your mates at widowmaker and get a price on the work Tom. I'll take holiday lol work has been sh!t and i sure need one. see how quick they can do the work. EG if its a 6hr job can they do it in that time or do they need 6hrs over 6days
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Try TR Engines at Slacks Creek - $600 (ask to speak with Jeff). I think he has put his hourly rate up since then however shouldn't be too much more. I supplied all the parts (even the radiator fluid). Not the slickest shop around but not too bad either. They run drag cars themselves so at least have half a clue.

Have you tried John White Racing?... I think he's in Wooloongabba.

Tom makes a great suggestion... if you already have 1.6 roller rockers then definately go the 2030 cam. Better again performance wise and the chip will sort out any cranky idle yet still keep it 'soothingly lumpy'.
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It will be a 10 to 12 hour job.
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Got any contact numbers AUGhiaV8

And Slacks creek is where ??? Same for Wooloongabba.
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Widowmaker will want to pull the engine and charge about $940 labour. They strip the thing down to leaving the heads and crank etc alone. They like to make sure they get it right. One thing you should remember, get it done somewhere you can go back to easily when possible (not 4 hours away). Not that I don't want you up for a holiday! If all else fails Chiptorque will surely Know. Slaks creek is Brissy aint it?

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Slacks Creek (or Spingwood) is 20kms or so south of Brisbane. Wooloongabba in pretty much near the centre of Brissy.

T R Engines - 25 Rowland St Slacks Creek 4127 (07) 3208 3688 (click here for map)
John White Racing Engines - 8 Deshon St, Woolloongabba 4102 (07) 3391 7533 (click here for map)

Get hold of a Brisbane yellow Pages and flick to the Motor (Motorsport) and or engine builders sections... you should find some more options there too.

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Good idea Tom... check with ChipTorque to see if they can recommend anyone further south. PM HYPO4T (Matt) - he works there.
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