This is my car, yes its a Ford I know what your all thinking, but although im a Ford man I also have a real soft spot for Holdens, and am considering upgrading to a manual VY SS or something similar early next year. Hence me introducing my self now.
Anyway about the car, its a 2002 AUIII XR6 5 speed with factory optioned rebel kit.
When i got it about 4 months ago it was completely stock apart from ugly chromies, since then ive done the following:
exhaust - custom 2.5" catback consisting of some sort of high flow muffler, rear resonator, twin stainless tips, and a high flow cat. (very deep gurgly sound, esspecially with the slightly lumpy cam of the ticky motor, i often get asked if its a V8, oh and plenty of backfire on deceleration )
staggered 19" silver speedy cheetahs - 245/35/19 khumo KU19s on front and 265/30/19 cheap shitty 'hero' things on the back
JVC bluetooth and ipod head unit with some factory looking radio pocket, alpine amp, eclipse sub
smoothed out & painted air box lid, XR6T snorkle, dodge home made lower snorkle, K&N high flow panel filter
and then just some small things like:
EL fan belt cover
tinted tail lights
fairmont carpet boot lid liner
white LED interior light
Next on the list is super lows, 3" intake pipe, extractors
picsss (sorry i tend to go a bit mental with pics)
When i first got it:
very nice mate, one clean looking beast
Nice rims, I love that stato though
None of us are as cruel as All of us. - Anonymous
Well it looks good and tough, but its still a dirty au
oi. i was in crankahhs car today lol. love your au its probably the best one ive seen.
Nice one mate, nothin wrong with the old blue oval. Although yes the AU was the ugliest motherf'kin Falcon ever produced! Ah well.
thanks guys, was kinda hoping there would be a little more un-biased positive feed back, but yeah you get that.
Anyway got my tax back so bought superlows yesterday and put them in today, and also bought some extractors which im hoping to get installed soon.
appologies for it being filthy, ive kinda given up on washing it for now cos everytime it rains the next day haha.
wish it came down a little more in the front though
Good looking AU mate but christ they have an ugly/plain dash haha. And the front should settle a little more? Springs take up to a month of driving to settle i say, so try take some bumpy roads to haha.
My VY Berlina Build Thread - Mainly Stereo
yeah guess i wasnt in the best mood so was only really taking notice off the negatives :/ haha oh well anyway cheers guys, i get a lot of comments like dont usually like aus but this ones nice, etc. When i first put the springs in it didnt look like the front dropped at all, but after 2 days it looks like its dropped around 1 -2 cm maybe? hopefully it drops more!
Nice one mate! not exactly my taste but its in good nick and atleast its rear wheel drive
Who cares about the badge?
nice au looks great i had a white el xr6 on white 19'' bf cobra rims and superlows till i got sick of all the wiring and other probs i had with mine and went back to my early commodores..
yeah thanks guys, just a pic of it clean, and in its home away from the rain haha
Well its been a while since updates, but i painted my brakes, got extractors fitted, and got a 3" intake pipe made & heat rapped. Also bought a billet type short shifter, just waiting for postage.
looks great. ive always had a soft spot for the au's. you got plans for it? or just a nice daily?
Whats the clutch pedal like,is it heavy?Very common for the firewall to crack around where the clutch cable goes through.
Are we there yet?
Clean ride man, The AU body has realy grown on me the last couple of years its just that dash!!! they are SO f---KING horrendous.
Either way respect on the 5 speed.
keep up the good work.
[QUOTE=-wish it came down a little more in the front though [/QUOTE]
It still might mate .. i have a NF fairlane and it took around 10 - 12 weeks to fully settle 100%, But looking really nice bud, Good Work!!
the air intake looks alot better then the ugly plastic stock one engine bay is looking good
Last edited by bogan_vk; 01-03-2011 at 06:57 PM.
Woah haven't been on here for a while haha, but thanks for the comments guys. The clutch feels alright, yes it is factory manual, don't think the fire walls cracked.
Not a lot has happened since the last update, lost my license for 8 months, decided im keeping it and hopefully will do something special with it while i have no license. But anyway i installed a billet short shifter, and i think that's about it, other then cleaning it up a #### load for All Ford Day tomorrow.
Some more pics, including some with my mates drifteks on (off a skyline, offset WIN!! looking at getting a set for a second set of rims. These are 17x9.5, with 255 tyres, im looking at the same but stretching 235s)