Wouldn’t say that it is a passion, but I don’t mind a few upgrades. Old car I had I threw a budget Clarion/Kenwood/Pioneer setup in it. Sounded alright with the 2x 12" subs running off just a 300w @ 4 ohm mono amp, but the subs drowned out the speakers a bit. Took the piss a bit with this car as I neon’d the shit out of it. Glowed like a Christmas tree hahaha!
Got a new car now (250ci with I6 VCT (Tickford) engine), and looking for some minor upgrades to its air flow. 2.5" catback exhaust already on it, may be adding extractors at some stage but I am on the fence with it. Definitely will be upgrading the stock air intake to a newer model of the vehicle. The air intake is pretty restrictive from that model and I am looking for some extra bottom end response. Not that the car is slow or anything … 230 hp straight from factory … but the fuel economy is pretty questionable with the enhanced engine through the city. While on the highway its almost economical as an engine half its size.
Brakes are very good and really wouldn’t need an upgrade unless I add a forced induction system installed … just need to replace the rotors and it will be up to scratch. Factory audio system will suffice for now. It is a 5"x7" setup with splits on the front stage. Surprisingly good running off the pioneer head unit.
Also … may at some stage drop it an inch. I say maybe as it already sits low.
Overall I’m just looking for a better performing, better sounding version of the car. Nothing that will drop jaws but something that will turn a few heads.[/quote]
250ci with I6 VCT (Tickford) engine <- What is this?
Have you considered a grounding kit? That gives you a 5 hp bump for minimal cost…
I put in a AEM cold air kit, and grounded it, but that’s about it. I just don’t like the sound of a cat back on a 4 banger, which is what I have. Besides for my car it’s minimal gain in HP…
The nice thing about AEM is they have dry flow filters. That way you don’t get that oily shit all over your mass airflow sensor. [/quote]
That could possibly be a ford barra engine. Tickford are the performance tuned variations.
Australian ford I6s don’t run mass airflow sensors, all MAP. But your point still stands
I have built a barra turbo from the ground up. All forged internals.
It is going in a 97 falcon coupled to a T56 six speed manual.
Definitely not a pretty thing but should go like hell.
I will be starting it for the first time in two years in just a few weeks fingers crossed[/quote]
That’s pretty cool dude. How much boost you gonna run? How much HP are you looking to get out of it? Hell what’s the displacement on that bitch?
Think a 5.0 Ford racing V8 fit in that falcon?