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I actually don't own a ford at the moment. But am interested in purchasing an EL fairmont Ghia. To my understanding they have the 4.0 witch kicks out about 157kw

I've driven one of them and it didn't have as much pickup and go then i would have expected. If i put a full exhaust system on the car (headers, muffler, 2.5' pipe) and a CAI of some form with a new filter, perhaps a K&N 360 Oval Filter.
How much more power would we be talking? would it be noticable and most of all would the power gain be woth it?

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The I6 EL responds very good to small exhaust and inlet changes.
Throw on some extractors and a 2.5" system.
On the inlet side, don't bother with any fancy (wanky) CAI setup as the standard air box set up flows quite well. All you need to do is fit a decent filter, whether that be a new standard, or K&N or whatever, and then grab a EF XR8 snorkel from Ford, they are around $45 and this will give you as much flow as you need.

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Proper exhaust makes a pretty big difference. Just out of curiosity, I was at Repco the other day and noticed they were selling Aunger aftermarket snorkels for EF's and EL's - These things are massive. Figured it would be way better than the SS Inductions job. Anyone know much about either of these mods? Or do you reckon an XR8 snorkel would do the job?

When it's $40 Vs $200 the aftermarket ones would want to be damn good.
 

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Personally I feel the EF XR8 unit does the job.
My I6 is producing 161kw at the wheels with the EF snorkel.

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XF__UTE said:
Proper exhaust makes a pretty big difference. Just out of curiosity, I was at Repco the other day and noticed they were selling Aunger aftermarket snorkels for EF's and EL's - These things are massive. Figured it would be way better than the SS Inductions job. Anyone know much about either of these mods? Or do you reckon an XR8 snorkel would do the job?

When it's $40 Vs $200 the aftermarket ones would want to be damn good.
Any pics?
Ive never seen them ones.
 

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No pics. I saw a heap of different types in Repco in Geraldton (up there for Xmas). I was looking on Aungers website the other day for more info, but it was playing up... Seriously these things are huge, Repco mostly had them for Holden's but they can get them in for Ford's they want about $350 for one for a GenIII, but it looks like it'd take up half the engine bay, even the ecotec V6 intake ($150 odd) was enormous - these are seriously big intake snorkels.
 

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Mite try have a peak next time im near one
 

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EF XR8 snokel is the same size as a EF/EL ghia snorkel. My mate has the xr8 one and i have an ef2 ghia and we compared... same snorkel...
 

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get the AU T-series snorkel. Works wonders, and is only $27 from Ford Spares... its a tight fit, but it works, and the intake is huge compared to the standard one :D
 

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MightyEFGhia said:
get the AU T-series snorkel. Works wonders, and is only $27 from Ford Spares... its a tight fit, but it works, and the intake is huge compared to the standard one :D
Are you talking snorkel as in: Top of radiator -> airbox.. or airbox -> butterfly?

I've been told many things about the BA intake AIRBOX->Butterfly.

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But there isn't a great deal of room there... My EF XR already is showing some slight rubbing from the bonnet... are they a wider rather than higher piece of equipment?

I would hate to get rid of the Tickford wings on the current snorkel.. What does the T-Series one look like?
 

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On the inlet side, don't bother with any fancy (wanky) CAI setup as the standard air box set up flows quite well. All you need to do is fit a decent filter, whether that be a new standard, or K&N or whatever, and then grab a EF XR8 snorkel from Ford, they are around $45 and this will give you as much flow as you need.

Rick.
I just put in my EF2ghia I6 a total new custom air induction setup. BA GT airbox and BA I6 piping. I just completed fitting a 100mm RAM air induction pipe to feed the box. I'll tell you what, it goes heaps harder than what it did with the standard airbox. Very noticeable difference with the setup, sounds heaps more gruntier and worth every penny IMO. I will post pics up shortly.
 

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MustangNicko -
I've tried similar things on a dyno and it made bugger all difference, usually you just end up with more induction noise.
My engine is far from stock too, making 161rwkw.

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MustangNicko -
I've tried similar things on a dyno and it made bugger all difference, usually you just end up with more induction noise.
My engine is far from stock too, making 161rwkw.

Rick.

LOL I'm using RAM air induction, it forces air into the box when the car is in motion... a car isnt in motion on a dyno is it?
 

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MustangNicko -
Very true, however any kind of 'ram air' system only works at speeds above around 100kph, and it has been proven that for any 'real' hp improvement you will need to be travelling in excess of 160kph.
Above 200kph, the gains can be quite large.

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