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  1. Thought I would share some photos of the new look. Just added new wheels, brakes and suspension
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  2. Thought I would make a thread of what I have done to my FGX so far I took a different path to alot of other people some people like it others hate it. Enjoy MOD LIST Jonny tig 1800 cooler Process west Surge with a single walbo 460 pump Plazmaman intake and battery relocation Value Springs Head studs Oil Pump Gears Cams done by Pakenham Engines Highflow turbo X-Force quad system Turbo smart external gate Tuned BY GM-F 432.3rwkw did make more we back it off to keep the Auto happy Dyno run vid Cam Vid
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  3. Took my boys to a local trade expo today #1 Son's sitting in a John Deere side by side ATV thingo. Salesman asks him if he likes it...Stu asks the sales guy if it has a turbo. The sales guys say "no" Stu... "it needs more horsepower, it needs a turbo" He's 4yrs old. #prouddad
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  4. Had an awesome day at NSW Time Attack over the weekend at Wakefield. Condition were perfect. Goal was a 1.09 on street rubber (200 Treadwear RS3) and ended up with a high 1.08 which was totally unexpected. So much fun sliding the car progressively on a predictable, forgiving tyre. Had 275 on the back (285 front) and need 295 all round to be quicker next year! Will be fitting some 18 X 10.5 +15 rims all round later this year. (Flared at the back) Pics soon.
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  5. Shout out for Matt at Race Brakes, top bloke. I was going to be in the area for work, so I made a call, parts were in stock and got a killer price for a set of DBA T3 rotors and Project Mu NS400 pads for the front of the ute. Picked up an hour later, happy days. Mention you're on the forums and he'll look after you, if you go anywhere else for brakes you're stupid.
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  6. It was a long night with Clint, but we made some good power. Its definitely exciting when it comes on boost, I've never been in anything like it.
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  7. Checked in with Atomic and his M12's are H-13 Tool steel with Rolled threads and definitely support 120+ftlb with 28mm OS washers Don't really know what H-13 is but all I need to know is im happy as always to use his products anywayzzzz been crazy busy on Marks ute stepping it up with round 2 of mods ill let the pictures do the talking 1350 uni in preparation for HD 1000HP shaft 4* Race intake and battery relocation kit here's my little secret to get the starter motor top bolt in if anyone has a sook that it's not a bloody "Snap On" inspection camera or some crap can pre suck a nut , cheers
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  8. Figured I'd be different form other workshops ....
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  9. So nearly finished with George's @fun001 Build and it's been a reasonable size job at that as a few things along the way have come up other than just the mods, but hey we can't just have fun all the time can we anywhoo to refresh the memory this was a stock FG XR6T Mk2 ZF that's been turned into a mildly modified weapon parts list is as follows Garrett Gen2 3582 new full turbo Jonny Tig 1800hp cooler kit Jonny Tig 4* race intake Jonny Tig battery relocation kit Jonny Tig T/B elbow ID1000's walbro intank 255 Venom 4* Dump Venom Hi flow metal cat PWR transcooler kit with exchanger removal Major service on engine Major Full flush on ZF Diff oil replaced HD 1000HP Hardy Spicer tailshaft New front Hub assembly's New H7 headlight globes Whiteline Diff bushes and probably more bitz n pieces along the way ! All said and done it's come up brilliant (IMHO) and very suited for the street on 98 fuel, Due to George living in Sydney I had to take a more "conservative" approach and also leave more adders/subtractors within the tune to accommodate for different environments and conditions Also he's not exactly around the corner at over 2000kms away so it has to account for all areas so I've completed a few hundred kms of checks and tests to make sure beyond a doubt it's all sorted for him to pick up and make the treck home Now to the fun stuff ... Did a best of 390rwkw but settled in on 388/387 repeatable RWKW on 17.6PSI on closed loop boost control and a touch richer AFR target than normal with the stock cat back exhaust in place ! the part I'm super impressed with is the gap that the small 76 turbo has over the Gen2 82 is the smallest I've seen so far and it makes the bigger turbo seem all that more appealing to those guys looking to go up a size turbo but not want that typical big lag gap that comes with it. There's all sorts of reason why or how this gap is smaller than others but to pin point it exactly I think will take a bit more R&D as it could be the stock cat back helping or it could be the fact it's on 98 fuel not E85 helping with greater EGT's but it's impressive I think anyway especially at start speed the G2 is at 3.2PSI and the 76 was at 5.5psi ( reference last photo ) heres some pictures
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  10. Super happy with the whole process. Very professional.
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  12. Got the guards rolled and pumped a bit, wheels fit now.
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  13. Got me hardlid n spoiler back from the painters today. Looks much better and will keep the surge on pump out of the weather
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  15. Thanks scotty Now Trent has asked why I use Atomic parts before and there's many reasons and any which way you look at it from customer service to tech support, Australia company to quality and fitment it's all peaches but the one reason I really like Atomic is the fact all his parts are built and designed for the XR6T, not one product used across many platforms but the fact it's a dedicated line solely for what we're modifying and this I believe is another area to shine against a competitor. So I had been going over a build in progress and a set of ARP2000 head studs were in the mix and I have no problem with ARP and used their products many times with zero issues but this time something was not sitting well with me and the ol Gut feeling made me re check a torque setting on the Head studs. These ARP2000's are sold as a XR6T kit and have a rating of 100ft/lb with moly lube in place and a "hand tight" stud seat Going over my torque settings on the final pass from 90ftlb to 100 two of the studs became "springy" and very noticeable that the solid tension they had at 90 was all but not there anymore and felt under hand with the brand new calibrated Kincrome Torque wrench (102ftlb actual at 100rated with 22* ambient temp) wrong. Also remember this head had been spot faced on the stud towers to be true and flat with 28mm os washers in place ( everything perfect) where this engine build is going this just wasn't acceptable as I believe we're going to push the combo to it's finer limits one day anyway. Did a bit of ringing around and found this wasn't a one off situation and this is where I and the customer decided we needed a better product, The M12 configuration can withstand large working ranges dependant on material size and there's obviously the option to go 14mm HS but requires a fair bit of additional machine work for not much FT/lb gain over an expensive M12 ( FYI M12's can be anywhere from $500 a set to $1600 and from 65ft/lb to 130ftlb ) This brought me back to Trusty Atomic performance M12 Head stud kit what's actually happened to the stud isn't visually there as I didn't want to snap the stud to find out but I'm sure it would need some form of Xray or twist test to prove either way what had happened but for us it's just not good enough especially trying to lean on that 100ftlb rating going by visual alone I believe I know why I've never had an issue with these Atomic studs before and so far all reports and in line with my findings and here's some pictures that speak volumes ( to me ) and the Atomic product is "Tool steel" grade ( exact I do not know ) whereas the ARP2000's are an Alloy steel of CHG testing done by Atomic show cylinder head crush will happen at around 150ftlb with OS washers and the stud is still not showing signs of early stretch/failure and Brad assures me there's no worries running these up to 120ftlb with OS washers Shaft Thread Shaft Thread First up no I'm not a metal expert of any degree but "apparently" there is a forum member who is so let's see if he can actually contribute something technical for all of us to understand... hey @arronm why dont you explain why one of these products could be superior to the other if we disregard size alone ?
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  16. Yeah we are taking about the same thing from two different angles, I'm talking about using a boost controler to maximise boost response without causing a spike. Your talking about tweaking the mechanical system to prevent it from spiking and sacrificing some boost response in the process. But you are correct if the hardware cannot be setup to mechanically prevent a spike no boost controller would help. In essence if using andyform of adjustable boost control you'd setup the mech side so it doesn't spike then use the controller to fill in the curve up to the max it'll allow before it spikes for better responses and boost up top. Given your turbo has been modded you may be able to build a nice curve with only tweaking preload. Btw I tune turbo falcons with hpt and have a lot of experience with turbo conversions into non turbo fors chassis, non ford chassis and na to turbo conversions. And I also have a history of fixing turbo conversions that some of the big name shops couldn't get right. We should talk.
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  17. Hello all, I just picked up a 2009 G6E Turbo for a great deal. 145k on the clock and is in great condition mechanically, paint needs some TLC and interior is in really good condition. Just put 4 new tyres (cheapos for now) on her and all new super pro diff bushings, needed one tyre and bushing for RWC so got all done while it was there. Apart from that seems stock. I knew the barra motors were a beast but I was really surprised how quick it was. Has been a while since I had a turbo car used to own a 220fwkw GT starlet heavily set up for the track, but that was nearly 6 years ago as I got into motorcycles, so I am looking forward to modifying this new beast as a express daily/motorcycle mover. Current future mods plans in order of purchase unless someone changes my mind. tow ball (need to transport motorcycles hence ute in photo which I will be selling) Whiteline front and rear sway bars Stage 1 upgrade with Real Dyno here in Bris and their Trans cooler upgraded to stop the ZF milkshake Shockworks coilovers (seem to be the best option for the money and Aussie built is nice) maybe some wheels I would like a set of work meisters S1 Just wanted to say Hi and post some pics, looks like a great friendly forum. would love to hear some feedback on the mods or other ideas. Plan on doing some test and tune nights and maybe some happy laps etc. Goal would be 300+rwkw and 11s
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  19. Beef, bacon, egg and mushroom lasagne.... essentially breakfast lasagne [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
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  22. Cheat sheet of mods getting done? Will take offers from the forum to slip Mick a slab to top out at 298
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  23. Got an update today - turbo nearly done. They've slotted in a 64mm wheel which they reckon will be great all-rounder for my application and good for 450-500rwkw if I want to wind up the wick. Perfect. I'll dial the converter at around that 2850rpm mark which I reckon will have it nearly on song
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  24. Forgot to post what I got done over the weekend: Rear wheal bearing replaced, thanks heaps to bamk2f6tornado for very accurate instructions for the procedure. Cold side & core from 2nd hand snail attached to the old modified hot side & wastegate & remounted with new studs. Air system for horn & bagged trailer all finished & works posh as! [emoji108] Switches to control it all from the cabin. It's a bit hard to show the horns cause they're crammed right up under the tray, so these are the best pics I can get. & finished up the weekend with a fully hectic clean & Polish. Sent from my fancy pansy touchy screeny phoney using a Tapatalka appliacationa
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  26. Mod updates. Ordered a one piece aluminum tailshaft. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVa2rupBnYI Stock one did 345,000kms and still ok but shagged centre bearing etc
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  27. Busy times guys but here's some updates of a few things on the go one amazing Circle D converter for Marks ute a set of ID1000's and walbro 460 to go with a Full Jonny Tig intercooler kit for @Gabbo_32 The one many have been waiting on for pictures and that's the Jonny Tig 1800HP kit with black pipes but polished cooler ( this is including the race intake and battery relocation kit) Those sexy welds Preparation for a full flange to yoke 1000hp Hardie Spicer tailshaft with 1350 flanges and unis for @fun001's build out with the old and looking very average at that New G2 already fitted and the rest is yet to come on this build as it's blown out to a new set of diff bushes and front hubs already with the rest of the mods but that's the way cars go sometimes
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  29. Finally finished the last of the oil cooler ducting, Hopefully no more overheating on the race track.
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  30. I've already got a full custom high-mount and v banded housing so it will be getting a turbo to suit that. It arrived in Vic today actually - they called to confirm. I said again that I'm not set on the configuration and will be guided by them so once they've pulled it apart, we'll talk again. At this stage I think I'll be running the original turbine. I'm not sure if we'll go a big enough wheel to justify the upgrade. I don't believe it touched the housing so should be fine to reuse. My thinking at this stage is a 63mm wheel in maybe a 6+6. Mainly because, they traditionally aren't a high pressure wheel (for peak efficiency) and tend to come on earlier than an equivalent sized 11 blade. Think Precision 6235 v GTX 3582R. I think they sound hornier too Anyhoo, that's just me spit ballin. At the end of the day they'll build what works.
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  31. Wanted to post a pic of the roast chicken I did. Fell apart as I lifted it out the oven dish it was so tender. The breasts fell out of the frame. So here's a half assed pic lol
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  33. 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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  34. Great work on the house @.Stripes. looks awesome. Been busy myself last week. Front yard complete. New lawn and gardens. The only down side is the cats, already sh*tting in the garden and on the lawn. Tips to get rid of them? Got a guy in to clean up the front because it still had heaps of building waste that was left behind. The grass I got is called Palmetto grass. After. I've got it taped off ATM so no one can drive on it and better not when I take it down. I'm a grass nazi. Not the best photo. The gardens. Plants are Kangaroo Paws
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  35. Best Q&A in that blog: Will this fit in my Honda? Of course. Paging @.Stripes.
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  37. Gotta say it, you sound like a bit of a dick yourself mate.
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  38. My favourite car ATM. Runs a stock n/a exhaust manifold with a J pipe from the flange to make it high mount and a 66mm China turbo and their own intake manifold that they had cast, full slappa built junk motor and best of all an EL standard auto and convertor [emoji41][emoji41] 1.44 60ft off the footbrake in a fg!!
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  39. New lid back from the powder coaters all perdy.
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  40. Went to Electric Town (Akihabara) in Tokyo yesterday which is basically geek Mecca Store after store of electronic goodies All things computer Prices seemed to be very similar to Australia Some things were more expensive Spent all day there [emoji3]
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  41. And finally a race seat goes in! One piece Alloy tailshaft next. http://imgur.com/a/42Mec
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  42. So this happened... just mounting it up and then will have to fabricate a new dump, intake, etc and away we go!
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  43. New street rears 285 35 18 Hankook RS3 Fronts are temporary 265 35 18 A050. http://imgur.com/a/1ZJsT
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  44. I use baby oil to rub one out reading this thread.... oh wait....
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  45. I use olive oil because im greek and its nutritious... oh wait. I'm dyslexic and cannot turn off simple functions in tapatalk
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  46. Pls keep these words out of jets thread Cheers
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  47. Picked up the keys this arvo for mine and the misso's first home! Not a new build but an existing house. Move in day tomorrow [emoji106]
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  48. Saw thread title and opened expecting to see JET had turbo'd his Clubby...I am disappoint.
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  49. Twice someone has been logged in as me in the last few days and they have checked my notifications and possibly more both times. The most recent time was within the last 12 hours. It's just common courtesy not to fark with someone's account. Log out or do what ever to get your account on the page again but don't check pm's, notifications or use another members account in any way shape or form.
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  50. Don't stress, mate. These guys just love to fling a bit of as that's what makes this forum really enjoyable to the regulars. We all make mistakes, that's for sure. You admitted to your mistake publicly. happens. Would love to see the progress pics
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