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s were m, start tube and ing wit suspens a io wing pro dding flat shee h round Foden a n were created t to get th file. Bra nd by kes are spots on e Alcon six back ed feature a taper James 389mm ge o Detailin rotors a without that crushes a n the ll around g is all b t th squashin usin . paint, bla g the pa e centre ck anod ess, with black int braided ised fittin 09: Here lin g w and hea e, zinc-plated b s, black diffuser e see how the t-wrapp ellmouth sh ed exha w s ust of the sh raps into the un eet-metal d e 08: Ant four-link et-metal back s erside of s eye vie ea w p sway ba exhaust ick-up points a ts, the r, which of the heavy du nd o features ty rose-join through utlets exiting sid the ad te the sills eways tube low d connectors to justable er contr the aero o anodise MAIN: S d alumin l arms. Numero us eth, Alis ium was ha, Adam all ve hers in th ry a e is finally glad the monu nd Jensen m over... u ntil the n ental build ext one!

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Owen Web b, H and patien oK for his advice ce; Showwhee Chris Morris, ls for the aw es rims; Bren t, Lincoln an ome d Aiden, iCandy Cust om Respra ys (0487 3 260); Mich 47 ael Rocket Ind and Chris Palazzo, ustries; Jam es Foden, Foden Des igns Adam Laird (0414 874 571), (0412 253 274) who did an amaz in Craig Rose; g job on the, trim; Steve Malco McGrath; M lm; Chris ar Collis; Anth k Rimon; Rodney ony Carmod y; and of cou rse Alisha an Aeroflow d Seth


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Springs & s airbags (f hocks: Shockwave Type: 393 ), a Cleveland Steering: ir cylinders (r) Induction To :Q Mods: Ca rana rack Intake: R uad 48 IDA Webers ntilevered edline pushrods (f&r), Hilu Heads: E x sp delb Brakes: A indles & hubs (f) Crank: SC rock Performer RP lco M AT 6-piston c n 389mm discs an Rods: S C d alli AT I-beam adjustmen pers (f&r), w/bias Cam: Com t p cams hyd Master c Rockers: raulic ylinder a Ye nd pedal Wilwood Ignition: lla Terra box: MSD Pro B illet, 6AL Cooling: Alloy PWR roLLIn radia Oil: Moroso G StoCK baffled su tor Wheels: mp Intr 22x10 (r) o Vista II 5 20x8.5 trAnSm (f), ISSIon Tyres: 24 Gearbox: 5 /35 (f), Tremec si 285 /35 (r x-speed Clutch: M ) al Diff: Nine Wood single plate -inch LSD . 4.1:1s, 28-spline axles

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