Chris Luu’s ET

09/09/02: The Brisbane AutoSalon was held over the weekend, whereby Chris entered the car in the 4 Cylinder FWD category. The dyno provided by Mick at Subzero performance appeared to be giving consistently lower Kw readings than most expected which saw Chris only making 129kw@wheels. With that said, it was enough to take out the class and give Chris his first trophy. Here are a few pics while the car was on display:

01/09/02 : Well he has finally done it! The quest for 12’s is over as last night Chris stomped down a 12.67 @ 112 MPH. This is still with the same setup as when he ran the 13.2 however this time with slicks allowed him to finally achieve a decent 60ft time of 1.95. The car also still ran the ‘locker’ diff and yes boost IS STILL on only 20psi.

In car footage of Chris’ ET running a 13.53 at 110mph at Willowbank – Video requires Div/x 5.0.1

By now most of you on the E15ET Yahoo! Group should know about Chris’ ET. It now resides at the number 3 position on the top 10 ladder for the fastest e15et powered vehicles in Australia. For those of you that do not know about it this is probably the fastest e15et that still runs the standard bottom end – no forgies here! It’s current PB is a 13.92 @ 105.81 mph (no slicks) however with a best mph of 107 there is definitely room for improvement. Chris has been a little reluctant to run slicks at the moment as we all know how much these gearboxes don’t like slicks and a few revs off the line!

The key to this ET’s 208HP @ Wheels  comes from a combination of custom inlet and exhaust manifolds, T25 Turbo with T3 internals, big intercooler and a decent fuel system courtesy of the autronic engine management with upgraded fuel delivery.

Whilst Chris owns and drives the ET, most of the mechanical work on this car has been carried out by Ben and the guys at Exotic Exhaust in Brisbane (07 32796355). These guys were responsible for the majority of the bolt-ons like the custom inlet manifold and tuned length exhaust manifold. Not to mention the mandrel bent 3 inch exhaust,  intercooler piping, and that sweet big dump pipe!

We’ll be bringing you more info on Chris’s ET in the future as I am sure he will be improving on his current time when he finds some traction off the line!

Name: Chris Luu (Ben’s Email)
Model: ET
Location —
Year: 1985
Colour: Ford Narooma Blue
Period of ownership: 2 Years.
Engine mods:Rebuilt motor with polished head
Stainless inlet manifold with straight bellmouthed runners
Vl throttle body
Stainless equal length exhaust manifold
RB20-ET T25 with T3 internals
Stainless dump pipe with separated wastegate pipe
3” exhaust with ceramic packed muffler
Autronic computer with Bosch 036 80hp injectors
Coil-pack distributor-less  ignition with Commodore coil packs
700x300x75 truck intercooler with stainless plumbing
Malpassi rising rate fuel pressure regulator
EA Falcon fuel pump in stock cradle
Repositioned uni-filter with cold air shield
20psi max boost
Interior Mods: Autometer sport comp oil pressure and boost gauge
Exterior mods:kings springs with hammered
Monroe shocks
Urethane bushes in front suspension
N12RRC gearbox with custom drive-shafts
Prairie brakes with dba slotted rotors and Bendix Metal King Pads
Wheels:Silvia wheels polished with Yokohama A539 tyres 195/50/15
Performance:13.920@105.81  – Position 3 on the Top 10 Ladder   
208HP @ Wheels
Future Plans:Adjustable height struts with Koni inserts
17 wheels and sticky-er tyres
Tidying up the interior
Reed 270 degree cam and more headwork
Slight increase in turbo size??
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