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  1. Hi Guys Jet did an amazing transformation on my XR6T I enjoyed the drive from Adelaide to Sydney via Melbourne.(8.3-8.5 litres per 100km freeway driving, which is excellent economy) The car performed without any issues and was a pleasure to drive. Last Friday I went out with a few mates. I was fortunate enough to be designated driver and had the pleasure of driving my intoxicated mates home. One of them was a HSV owner who constantly told me how great his car was(which it is) and how much quicker it was than my XR6T(which it ain't. Lol) "Give it a hit, show us what the ex taxi's got. Initially, I did not respond, but, after 15min of my mates verbal abuse, I whacked into 1st, smashed the accelerator pedal, hit , 2nd, 3rd and then slowed down quickly. All, I heard after that was the whistle of the gen 2 and not much else which was music to my ears.lol The power delivery is awesome. I was impressed with the way the boost came on. I was expecting the turbo to be very laggy, however, it's not laggy at all. The transmission tune is brilliant. The gear changes are flawless and crisp. Aaron, put a lot of time and effort into the tune. It is a reflection of his commitment and attitude towards striving a perfect tune for my needs which were easily met. I honestly could not see any other workshop going to the same lengths he did. An example of this is where sourced a set of rear shocks from a colleague to fix a dreaded knock noise. He also answered any questions I had, especially, regarding fuel pumps( I think I rang him 3 times about the walbro). He kept me up to date with any changes and or issues. He knew that I had a lengthy drive back home and wanted to make sure that everything was perfect. He has assisted not only myself but many others on this forum. He is also a top bloke. The next step for me is to get some drag radials and see how the cars goes down the trac. Big numbers are great on a dyno sheet, however, small numbers on a quarter mile slip are best. Lol
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  2. Hi all Thought it was time to post some feedback on my awesome white ute after having Jeturbo beef it up with a new upgraded tail shaft, Circle D converter, flex plate, 4" race intake with battery relocation kit & tune to suit it all. Well I was absolutely stoked with the 1st round of mods which delivered 437rwkw but now with the above 2nd round of upgrades its a total game changer that has taken my ute to a whole new level of performance. So its around the 500rwkw mark now & the power delivery with the beefed up parts is amazing. My ute is just such a nice vehicle to drive. Not bad for a commercial vehicle hey! I believe any performance car with an automatic should have a stall converter & the Circle D doesn't disappoint with the way it helps deliver all that power & yet its so streetable. I spoke highly of Aaron's ability last time & once again he has delivered. Due to Aaron having a working career & only doing this as a hobby, he can only work on so few cars, so I feel privileged he was willing to transform my ute into what it is today. Anyone able to get work done on their XR6T should feel the same & my ute wont be taken to any workshop here in Adelaide. Kudos to you you mate Cheers
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  3. hey Jet- don't you know you need to do all the hard work for guys that can't be bothered doing it for themselves? selfish bastard. or are you more interested in spending your time on your young new family. pr1ck. or your career outside of cars. wanker. or your wife. loser.
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  4. Heeeey finally! A dude called about my graphics card today, asked when he could pick it up and came at the arranged time and paid for it. Of course I had half a dozen cocksuckers trying to give me $300 for it and talking sh*t for the last couple of weeks. Meh all done now and that 1080ti upgrade only ended up costing $550.
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  5. I'm confused at what your concern is.... Gabbo answered your question adequately with regard to your tailshaft question. With regard to those specific halfshafts, they are only as good (in terms of power handling) as standard ones, but are cheaper than from ford, so they're a good replacement option if you don't want to spend thousands on billet ones. This information about these halfshafts is repeated throughout the forum if you'd been active enough during those supposed 13 years of membership, you'd have realised that a cursory search: http://www.fordxr6turbo.com/forum/search/?&q=repco shaft
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  6. Happy Tuesday indeed. If I never sell something on gumtree again it will be too soon. Examples of questions I have been asked; Q: What do you have left? A: I have "a" and "b" left. Q: Ok so when can I pick up "c". A: You can't, I only have "a" and "b" left. or Q: What is the price and how many are for sale? A: The price is in the advert and there are two for sale as per the advert. or Q: Can you meet me half way? A: If you buy a minimum amount I will meet you half way. Q: Ok I will buy that amount. Arrives, only buys half, barely covers my fuel not to mention three hours of driving there and back. or Q: Hi I love it, I'll come get it tomorrow. A: No worries. Q: Can I have more pictures please? A: No worries here have another half a dozen pictures. Q: I love it I love it I'll be there at 5. Nek day 5pm comes and goes and I finally get a message saying they changed their mind. or the best one Q: Hey bro can I give you half of the listed price? A: Only if you add the other half to the first half. Q: But I can get a better version for the same price. A: Go do that then... I would have put this in the what pissed me off today thread but I aint even mad bro.
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  7. I put some new wheels on and drove to my second home
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  8. Busy times but two white beauties picked up @Boosted Blu and @fun001 a Jonny Tig Intercooler kit for @Gabbo_32 and a heat exchanger removal, JD TUNING zF transmission cooler kit and full service on Bens silver FG that has my stage 1 package on it I do believe that both Mark and George are super happy with what I've done to their vehicles but would like them to say so piks as always
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  10. All said and done it went very well with the converter kept fairly tight and the Mild Steel twin 2.5* exhaust producing the highest number I've ever tuned one to , big props to Venom exhausts on their product I think The Circle D converter is a weapon and I had it leaving the rollers smacking 20psi and blazing tyres but that config I'll leave for the track as it was brutal and I'm doubtful we will go anywhere near that yet but the ability is fully there in due course but for now a tighter configuration was at play with still remarkable results the gains are always the best part but excuse the terrible photos lately for the graphs
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  11. I had quad tips on my BA when I brought, disgusting things, was one of the first things I wanted to change. I went to a 4inch dump and exhaust with a big single 4" tip, mine was custom and not cheap, most was labour for the dump and screamer pipe. Attached some pics
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  12. What a busy few days again but what an excellent wrap up for George @fun001 and his build with me and the big trip involved all the way from NSW to SA and back again ! The car has made it's way out to the Drag strip to put the finishing touch on the journey that was and nothing more satisfying than punching out what the Dyno sheet shows it can do ! Casting our minds back a few weeks I took the car from stock (240 odd rwkw to a reasonably modified 390rwkw (best of) ) and today George managed to pedal it to a best of 11.25 and a best of 128.78mph with what's considered a lazy 1.99 60ft. Car was set for racing how I suggested George went about it regarding Tyres,fuel levels,Air pressure,burnout method and shift points and all day it went deep into the 11's so consistently representing JD TUNING in the east absolutely stoked with the time and MPH and most of us know that for every 10th in the 60 equates to 2/10th in the deep end so one rock solid 1.75 60ft and there's a 10.99 in her and both very achievable targets. All said and done I believe the car has produced what it should for a genuine result and even though a larger portion of safety aspects were left in the tune due to this unique situation of George being so far away it's gone great heres some pictures from today ...
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  13. Got some new wheels on. Should definitely stick a bit better now.
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  14. made double driveway and side entry gate out of 316 stainless steel thought it was going to look stupid but once fitted I like the effect very much time taken to make and polish would be the most expensive gates I have ever made
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  15. I've been trying to come up with some puns related to the situation,but im afraid I've come up short. 10 days to ship does sound a bit shifty. Sounds like the seller needs to gear up there dispatch department to avoid missed ships?
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  18. I wanted to share my experience with everybody after jet has put his hands on my car for the second time. I haven't had a chance to drive it much since I got it back from him because my car is a weekender and the weather's just been sh*te lately but I managed to give it a decent run last night. It's an fg 2 XR6 t manual box stock when I bought it. 1st time I saw Aaron he gave it a full service with a set of injectors in got her up to 290 rwkw I was really happy with that tune it was sitting around 800nm and for a manual made it such a drivable car. 2nd time around we did Plasmaman 800 HP cooler alloy pipes plazmaman turbo side intake. intank fuel pump and now tuned to 319 kW 14.5 psi sitting around 930 NM and wow. Before this second set of mods and tune to have a bit of fun I'd change between 3 to 4000 p.m. now I don't even need to go that high. 2000 to 3000 rpm is where the fun is at with the sound of the turbo spooling up between 2 and 3000 rpm and the flutter on shift sounds are incredible. The torque is instantly there. Last night I ran through the gears changing it 5000 RPM second third then forth and the car is the missile! The rest of my setup is DBA T3 with pmu pads as Aaron suggested and she pulls up beautifully and super smooth. she sits on King's all round with kyb gas shocks, whiteline rear swaybar, 20 inch Simmons and the car performance and handles so well I'm just so happy now and thank you so much for your time, effort and attention to detail Aaron[emoji16] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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  19. My 04' BA ute used to be the pride of chiptorque on the gold coast, and has been around for a long time by 4 different owners. I managed to track down the owners and get an idea of the history. I bought the car making 743rwhp (554rwkw) on E85, and 606rwhp (452rwkw) on pump98, but was in very sad shape. Maintenance had been neglected, needed ball joints, tyres, rackends, oil leak repairs, misfiring badly, sh*t matt black territory rims, 2 layers of tint darker than 5%, etc etc The car was running a Direct Clutch twin plate button, great clutch, but was taking its toll on me around town (car accident injuries).. After replacing the concentric slave, and master cylinder twice I had enough, and converted it to auto. After the conversion, took it out to Willowbank Raceway and promptly melted number 5 piston, which is found out through the previous owners, this is the 3rd time (still ran 11.3 on low boost, on 5 cylinders, backing off just after half track). Time for another rebuild. Going through the older dyno sheets, I found that the AFR's were as lean as 13.6:1 with thanks to 80lb injectors maxed out. ENGINE (*NEWLY PURCHASED) Nizpro crank girdle ARP bolts throughout ARP head studs Billet oil pump gears Hardened backing plate *JE custom forged pistons *JE chromoly rings SCAT rods *Powerbond Race Balancer *Atomic Simplex timing chain *Atomic stage 4.5 cams *Atomic valve springs *Atomic Ti retainers *Paul Gilbert ported and polished race head with oversized valves *Nizpro Plenum *2200cc Bosch Motorsport Injectors *Turbosmart FPR1200 *Plazmaman fuel rail Garrett T04Z, A/R1.15 84mm in / 66.7mm ex Nizpro stainless manifold *Turbosmart 50mm progate 4" defilipo exhaust Nizpro Stage 2 Intercooler kit Turbosmart BOV *Haltech Elite 2500 w/ flex sensor *Innovate wideband AFR meter w/ data log and linked to haltech for auto tune *FG coils DRIVELINE Precise Automatic 1500hp reverse pattern TH400 w/ transbrake Torque Power Bellhousing Converter Shop 3500rpm stall Hardy Spicer tailshaft 2.73 M86 diff that has suprising put up with the abuse (soon to have a TruTrac centre, to make do while I put pennies away for the 9" conversion) TCI outlaw shifter THE REST Koni adjustables all round Low King spring front, Reset leafs rear Territory front rotors 18x11 & 18x8 Work Emotion rims, 275/40 & 245/45 Federal RSR -- 275/40/17 et street on BF XR6 rims -- 275/65/15 et street pro on ProStar 15x10 5.5" BS F6 Typhoon frp front bar Genuine hardlid 35% tint FPV FG rocker cover
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  20. Marulan is great for a first timer because the speeds are low and it's less intimidating. I may be there August 20th too. The G6 will be quick as long as the brakes are good. I recorded this video over 8 years ago now when the car was close to stock. Damn I've been doing this too long in this car. http://www.mdtc.com.au/ The track has since been extended though with a banked turn coming onto straight. Longer version here. My last day there 2 years ago was really frustrating (as you can hear from my reaction) as the car wouldn't shift into 2nd after the main straight resulting in no lap times being set. Motivating me to try again next month!
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  21. Nice diff work Ralph , kudos!! me, not quiet so fancy, not even today, but a couple weeks ago I fired up the mig and slapped together a 4" drain n cat pipe for the taxi. All done for $250 in materias inc the 5" cat over a few beers on a sat arvo.
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  22. Haha sorry to resurrect this thread, but I found it a few months back and I really wanted to get the iPod interface working with my Android phone - with the song metadata (artist,song name etc). The original developer stopped supporting this app and it didn't work with the FG Mk1. Another guy picked it up and started updating it for other cars, at this thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/app-podemu-connect-android-to-30pin-t3234840 It still didnt work out of the box, but luckily the source code is available online, After about 5 hours fiddling with the cable and another 15 or so hours looking at the source code, I've managed to compile a version that works! So to confirm, this is an android phone (Nexus 5) connected to the iPod port of the FG Mk1 (G6E Premium Sound).
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  23. Ordered a short shifter kit from core shifters. Will probably get here before my ute runs cos manual conversion ecu dramas.
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  24. Simple update, but ran speaker cable through the roof for my surround speakers in the living room. Got sick of having bulk cables running down the side of the room. Wasn't fully sure what the best/neatest solution was going to be, but think what we ended up doing worked a treat! Put a wall plate with binding posts near the amp, ran the cables through the roof and punched them out through a cupboard in the kitchen, through conduit, through the wall and out underneath the breakfast bar on the other side. Ran a length of quarter round conduit underneath the breakfast bar and now no more unsightly cables [emoji16]
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  25. I took the F6 back out to Barbagallo yesterday for the Infinite Time Attack event. Pretty good event, mostly jap cars but some of them were bloody rapid. F6 was faster than most though! Lots of traffic so it was difficult to get clean hotlaps. This was my first time on track since getting some work done to the car (2 tunes, venom cat, 1000cc injectors, jonny tig IC, oil pump gears, IMS diff hat). I was running the track tune which is a smooth 335kw at the hubs at 6krpm. It felt bloody good, great power, not wild out of corners and it felt like it would rev way past 6k, but unfortunately I was feeling pretty unwell, and with well worn NT01s and brake fluid that hasn't been changed in 2.5 years I wasn't pushing it hard. Still managed a 1.08.7 long track and 58.7 short track, which was good enough for 10th and 8th outright in each layout. Big problem was the bloody thing overheated in less than 3 laps and ambient temp was only 19! I've had the car overheat before on track but that was on a 42C day, so understandable. This was really disappointing. The undertray has been removed, I think because the radiator needs to be moved back to fit this IC, so that's gonna be part of the problem as I'm thinking that would create positive air pressure behind the radiator. But that can't be the only thing. I think I've screwed my chances for a larger radiator with this IC... gonna have to figure something out as track days temperatures don't get much milder than this... video of my best lap on each layout. I thought the short track was awesome fun, got to use 2nd gear and skip the frustrating basin.
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  26. Yesterday, but anyway Car suddenly started sliding out around a corner, can see it wiggle a bit before I caught it here on dashcam. The unrelated rumble before turning is the dodgy road surface on the right hand side, rumbling after corner is the tyre! ... Pulled over after the bend, gingerly... Swapped out to the stylishly mismatched spare on the side of the road. Very lucky a tyre shop was literally 1km away. Seems I had a nice hole in the tyre I didn't know about! Flat, overheating tyre = no integrity = unexpected drift competition. Annoyed I didn't feel it...but glad the Advan rim was unaffected! Cleaned it and looked for damage, all good. High profile 245/45/17 FTW. Tiny bit of rash but I've copped worse from the narrow roads I'm having to park on at work now.
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  27. So my G6E just clocked 100,000kms and I got fed up with the drivers seat bolster being all crushed and mangled when sitting on it. The leather in that area was worn, still in ok condition but the foam underneath was just weak. Passenger side was immaculate so I thought...Time to swap! The backrest of the seat is not swappable due to the side airbag being on the respective side. However the bottom seat foam and leather are identical pieces left to right. Sorry for not taking photos of the process. Was my intention to do so but I got carried away. Start of by removing both seats. - Remove all the plastic trim to expose the 4 seat bolts - Using a T50 torx bit unbolt both seats - Carefully tilt the seat back and unplug the various electrical connectors - Now lift the seats out of the car into an area where you can easily work on them Now we need to get the bottom foam piece swapped - Finish removing the remainder of plastic trim from the seats - There are 2 bolts on each side holding the backrest to the bottom of the seat - Undo these and lay the seat base next to the backrest. - There are a few wires running between these two pieces for the airbag. I just left them connected - Next starting at the back of the seat unclip the leather from the seat base. - It's held on with long plastic sleeves that hook over the metal edge of the seat base - Once its all unhooked....CAREFULLY....lift the leather away from the seat base - There are strong velcro strips in each recess of the seat foam that keep the leather taught - Make sure you dont pull the velcro off with the leather! - Now that the leather is removed you should be able to see the foam. It just lifts off the seat base - The passenger side will have a sensor glued to the foam (passenger occupancy sensor) which is part of the airbag system - Carefully remove this (I used a knife and slowly cut it away) and glue it to the other foam piece with upholestry glue At this point I went to town cleaning the leather, the seat rails and the interior of the car underneath the seats. - Now just reassemble everything and your done! Took me about 4 hours Few snaps During the mess Passenger side finished. You can see the worn leather and compressed foam Drivers side looking brand new!
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  28. finally sorting out the home network, work in progress - no where near finished. I'm teaching my apprentice how to cable so hes doing all the work. before I just had surface mount outlets and wall plates with no rack or enclosure. I gotta say, the tp link POE switch has been perfectly reliable in the roof, I hope the camera NVR is happy up there too. The plan is to have it so someone could rip out all the infrastructure down below, turn the power off and still have cameras recording/uploading to internet. Also it'll be cool still having wi-fi when the power goes out. I'll upload a pic when it's done, it's gonna look like cable porn so hopefully I don't get banned for posting it.
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  30. You old fart My mind still thinks I'm 17 where most of what I do is illegal and frowned upon
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  31. Here some decent pics, in regards to above we are going to wait till engine is built then worry about that water line think it's going to need some modification, along with that big ugly A/C line.
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  32. All done and dusted on @darrellk's upgrade gone from what was injectors and a venom bolt in cat section coupled up to a X-Force 3.5* cat back system to now having a Plazmaman 800HP kit,4* race intake and battery relocation kit,new 0.7mm plugs, new Exide 630CCA battery,DBA T3's All round and PmU400 pads all round, full flush of oils and new filters and onto the Dyno for what is a very clear gain across the RPM range for what is only the slightest boost bump from previous finished up on 319rwkw rolling new 20* Simmonds that was previously a 18* factory ford rim and we all know that big wheels can and do subtract KW's from the ol number production but as always I'm never trying to tune for a figure but for a great tune , the flashy number is always secondary unless that's the sole purpose of what the bloke wants then I'm not usually interested as it's typically at a cost to the tune... keeping Boost to a total of 14.5psi seeing the gain across the board is very appealing and the car proved to prefer the boost delivered in this way as I did throw a few different methods at it before coming back to this all in closed loop finished up with a full detail including the engine bay as usual Also done a video quickly ( via Go Pro mount ) for what a 4* race intake sounds like with light Throttle application
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  33. So this was the count on the odo around the time I finally did this to the stock LSD so I took it to Driveshaft Balancing Services in Malaga who did this for me I'd actually managed to break off three teeth that were happily sitting in the bottom of the diff housing Thankfully the original crown and pinion were still fine So Driveshaft Balancing Services got me back on the road after only a single day (cheers Blake and Wayne) and it's driving great again, there's actually less clunks now since the old diff was pretty flogged out. Early downshifting from 3rd to 2nd (with a bit of a rev match allowed by the ZF) was flawlessly smooth, a real pleasure after having it clunk. That could also be the worn out uni joint they replaced at the same time though. The diff is quiet when cruising along at all speeds too which is great, no whining. I wouldn't know it was aftermarket. It can clunk going to drive/reverse when parked up but that's small fry. Performance wise I'm yet to give it any real sh*t but I'm sure the Eaton "Detroit Trutrac" should be up to the task. Interesting fact, this model with the helical gears need both wheels in contact with the ground to work, otherwise the wheel in the air gets all the torque. Only an issue if you are racing around corners enough to lift the outside wheel though, which I've never done. A big advantage and part of my decision was also the idea that I cannot wear it out unlike the factory clutch based LSD. I don't know much about diffs and as I found out when looking at options the Truetrac is just solid helical gears. Diff oil changes are now just recommended to be 80w90 mineral based - no LSD friction modifier additive any more either (that is actually detrimental to this LSD's performance). Diagram and video of the unit in question for those that aren't familiar:
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  34. I had a GTX 1080 Gigabyte G1 in the shopping cart at MSY, Had registered an account, gone through and checked to make sure all was correct. I was just seconds away from clicking the buy button and something stopped me Started mucking around with my (I thought cacti) GTX 690 cut a long story short - - - one of the DVI connectors on the end of the card is faulty she's up and running again been gaming all afternoon and it's rock solid with max temps at 40°C
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  36. morning all Tax time so ill have all cars back again!
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  37. what exactly are you using the radiator for?
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  38. Fruck me how's this thread going hey feels like I'm on trial for not answering a question... unlucky there hey buddy Normally I would reply to everything with factual information and a few witty rebuttals but I honestly give zero frucks these days and doubtful anyone really wants to hear about it on a car forum, Soooo onwards with what I've always done and always will with my HOBBY and that's doing what I like to do .. Casting our minds back to here for the details @darrellk has decided it's time for that stage 2 upgrade which will include a plazmaman 800hp kit in black with polished intercooler 4* race intake and battery relocation kit , service,walbro intank pump,retune and full set of DBA T3's and Pmu NS400 pads and if I can squeeze it out a set of painted brake calipers to tidy everything up looking to break well into the 300 love this brake package on the turbo falcon !
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  39. Those anti-vax chicks put out, and hate latex Problem is there's no hair to grab while you're dogging them and they yell at you afterwards.
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  40. Picked up the car this afternoon, dyno tune after the mods came in at 337.4 rwkw and torque was 713nm. The guys doing the work were really impressed with the Process West intercooler and kit, everything fitted perfectly - the best kit they've come across. Exhaust has made a huge difference to how it sounds, even at idle it sounds awesome and looks great too. Very happy!!
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  42. WMMFGT: Cardinal George Pell charged Awesome news Anyone want to put some odds on him "being too ill" to fly back to face the charges?
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  43. Just cured my 6 year old's hiccups by scaring the sh!t out of him. Now I just have to stop him crying...
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  44. That last one is very true. "I can get a good deal on XYZ over at some other place" I always reply "That sounds like a good deal, you should do that" ...and move on with life!
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  45. Hey Guys, so ran the car at Willowbank on Saturdays race ya mates aka test and tune. was a great night meet some awesome people maybe even someone from on here with the white XR6 Turbo? was super happy with how the car performed. Its 2009 with 145K on the clock. best ET was a 13.04 with a 2.036 60FT @ 106.3MPH. Best MPH of the night was a 107.8. I am certain there was a 12.99 in it just couldn't quite get it there and then it started to heat soak, as at the end of the night the runs were very back to back as most cars left early. Now time for the mods and try to crack the 11s I'm glad the first mods I have brought are brakes as it was pretty sketchy stopping from 175kph and lots of shuddering.
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  46. As per previous weight loss post, I started out at 106.6kg on 23/5 and this morning I'm 98.0kg. Gitten there gitten there. Also bought a go kart yesterday for $150 and after a little tinkering it seems I'm onto a winner.
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  48. Finally doing something with the car after so long. Want to do coilovers, sway bars and brembos but bought a turbo side intake and battery relocation instead haha. Keen for some horny spool next week
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  49. Update, the engine machinist found 4 bent intake valves. 1 really bad and the others were only slight bends. Not sure which ones they lined up to but glad I got them to do a complete service and not just machining the head surface! Also Got the 12mm arp head studs, new gmb water pump and just going the ford oem head gasket for now! Still looking at timing chain and guides.
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