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Awesome. You will need your sunnies on when you pop the hood :P

I will keep you posted on my results. It really looks like the right way to go.

I have an excellent tuner that looks after me so it's all good :spoton:

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hi guys just caught up on this thread since my last post. been shopping round for parts. found nothing (sucks being so far south) have decided to hold off on the power upgrades just yet and look more into strengthening the weak bits first.My research shows that the BA has weak valve springs so I thought I should start there. I dont want to go too nutty on the setup just make it gruntier than standard.

I would like to retain most of the stock donk Eg. internals and the turbo.

and upgrade intake ,fuel system, exhuast and of course get that ruddy 4-speed strengtened to cope. I'm guessing that this could take me to near 300rwkw.

dont want thing to break on me hence the strengthening idea

cheers

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I have standard valve springs and run 320rwkw in a ba its all abit of a hit and miss .. you'll end up spending alot of money working with that idea I'm abit tight and I work on the idea if its not broken don't fix it..

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I have standard valve springs and run 320rwkw in a ba its all abit of a hit and miss .. you'll end up spending alot of money working with that idea I'm abit tight and I work on the idea if its not broken don't fix it..

What injectors, actuator, fuel pump and boost are you running?

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Bosch 42lb, herrod intank one and like 15 psi exhaust is holding everything back at the moment its a 3 " one but pretty sh*t..

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320 rwkw sounds like plenty. Nice to drive and eats most competition.

I kinda thought it was just the cat holding the exhaust back. I will be removing mine very soon and just fitting a straight pipe and leaving the two rear mufflers in.

Fitted my battery box today and the auto sparky moves the battery tomorrow. Then the fun begins :)

When I was fitting the battery box I found a big power amp in the boot. Looks like I have premium sound. Wondered why the stereo sounded so good :P

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Yea I think 320rwkw is more than enough to get me into trouble and yea it does defeat most other cars lol... another option for your cat is unbolt it cut a hole in the top get a screw driver in there and gutt it then weld it up and no one will ever know the difference.. becareful though might need to retune after I gained about 1 psi but car is running safe as so wasn't really a worry..

heh I found the same thing when I was doing mine also.. I've got a blown sub though :(

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I would suggest the Xforce 3.5" stainless exhaust system with 4" dump and 5" cat. I paid $1500 from redline for the complete system from Penrose.

If you don't want to spend the money then just gut or remove your cat. If you want to make it a little quieter then lag the front part of the exhaust up to the cat. You can remove other parts of the exhaust if you want more noise but the cat must be changed for performance. I made the costly mistake of constipating my engine.

With the Xforce system you will make more power on less boost.

What power are you after?

Chris

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hmm I'm not really sure. I just want it to be subtle, but different from your everyday xr6.

how difficult would it be to get that flutter sound from the bov/turbo?

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You can remove the BOV and block any holes. Careful not to get any crap in the pipes or let anything get sucked in. There are articles on this site in the BOV section or the exhaust section if it's the cat you want to mod.

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If you dont want to spend ALOT then I would remove factory BOV and replace with an aftermarket one like this : Link I use to own the previous model to this BOV and these are IMO really good. Good thing about this BOV is that you can adjust how tight the spring is and how much you vent out to atmosphere. You can get somewhat of a flutter out of it if you adjust the spring tighter (done by turning the head of the BOV up). I set the spring up on half way so it only fluttered down low, never when revs were up high.

But if you want serious flutter go for this kit..I bought a similar one : Link If your looking at this option talk to Robin @ Torque Performance in Auckland, hes Jesus when it comes to these cars.

I only hear the BOV when I really put my foot up it otherwise I just hear alot of turbo spool and flutter.

But if I was you and Im pretty sure you dont want to spend as much as that process west kit I would:

*Buy aftermarket BOV

*Change filter to K&N or other recommended filter for what your after.

*possibly put a 3" exhaust on it (you dont need a tune for 3")

BUT whatever you do be careful as in most cool mods do need a tune - big intercooler, short air intake, +3.5" exhaust etc etc

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but back to forum topic are there any members in CHCH or close to CHCH here???

Not sure if allowed to advertise another club/forum but The Tickford and FPV Club - South Island chapter would love to have a few more fresh faces. Club isnt as popular down south as up north but I seen a few non-member cars about round CHCH. Luckily the quakes havent moved too many :D xr6t's and N/A falcons are allowed to join too. The Tickford and FPV club page

*Admin - can delete if advertising of this sort is not allowed.

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thanks for the advice, are there any places you know of to get this type of gear in New Zealand? more specifically somewhere close to Invercargill to get it installed etc?

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well a BOV is really easy to install, but you can order straight from Go Fast bits They also come with instructions on how to fit etc. The only "hard" thing I found when installing mine was the lack of room at rear of engine bay. Its a little bit of a squeeze but if you follow instructions its all good.

however if your after a tuner to do the work I am not sure for down south....some people use Harmans in CHCH but if you want it done once and done right take it to Torque Performance in Auckland

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As for the CHCH thing im in that area and not part of that club but do know of it. Whats the general things that the club does that makes it worth being part of?

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cruises and events recently had an over night trip to Tekapo....was an awesome drive there..lots of v8 crackle and turbo spool going through mackenzie country...then a good feed + drinks then went up to do a star gazing tour of the observatory.... Also we are soon to have the new BBQ made from the rear tray of a xr6 ute :D

but mostly its the events and cruises topped off with the atmosphere, everyone gets along with everyone. The annual fee does kinda suck though but Im sure you would be able to come along and see if your into it

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If you were going to use a dealer thou id pick avon over hutchies. Ill definitely look into just on holidays now but will get on to it when back.

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yeah mate all good...plus same here..I havent had the best run with hutchies if only they both lowered their prices :D

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