Should have been here 10 years ago but hey.
Picked up a local stock Bf T (01/06) about 6 months ago(1 owner and I work with them).
Body and interior pretty good, mechanically not so, clunked, shuddered and handled like a whale as all neglected Ba's , Bf's get. Had 206,000km's on the clock and everything still had the original factory date stickers from the assembly line.
Then the fun started,
New wheel bearings, bushes , tie rods , ball joints etc.
DBA 4000 series slotted/vented rotors & pads F&R.
Lovell springs & B6 Bilstein's.
Auto had done the milkshake 18 months prior (rebuilt by XFT) so a win there with new type cooler and rebuilt tailshaft installed.
So now I had a reasonably well mannered T.
Had a 12.6@111mph tune in it from the docs with the gen1 SCT box.
Never did bother to find out the tune power as the 2000km odd round trip didn't seem worth it but it did go well.
But then MORE!!
Processwest 3.2 package and yep you can fit a full size battery under the headlight just need to cut a bit more!
Venom 4" dump, 5" Cat, 2/5" twin intermediate pipe & muffler with factory pipe & muffler over diff.
Ceramic CHRA GT3582r with 32mm waste gate.
10psi Turbosmart waste gate actuator.
Walbro 340 pump and Sniper bigpod swirl pot.
ID 1050x squirts.
Had to convince Simon to send me a tune (blue line!) to drive to Perth for the tuneup and I can understand a tuners reluctance to do this.
Discretion is the better part of valor, given it's a skinny rod motor (210,000km) 375 is more than enough on 98.
However Simon has given the good news I can have a flex fuel component and tune upgrade which will bring another 50-70kw safety on the stock bottom end.
Might give a scrub and take some better pics one day.