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  1. 13 points
    Thanks for the kind words Dazza Some simple stuff but interesting all the same for me last week starting with @Roo32 coming in for a service,Jonny Tig 4* race intake and battery relocation kit and aftermarket pipe kit all in black Had Ben in for a service and turbo swop as the old 100,000km factory turbo had developed the "death rumble" so just a changeover with a FG mk2 factory turbo so like for like, took a video for the peps who don't know what that sounds like then I've finalised @pro_xw98's engine build and is ready to install, the pictures just don't do it justice imho new water pump and pulleys,engine mounts new sensors to go in also Alex had the new CRG lowmount HPC coated with the new rear housing and looks schmick
  2. 10 points
    Got some shiny bits for the ute.
  3. 9 points
    Did some yesterday and some this arvo. Pulled out the airbox, intake manifold, surge tank and a few more things. Put better stuff in.
  4. 9 points
  5. 9 points
    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
  6. 9 points
    Got the Ute finished today. Finished up all the wiring. Both the 044 and the walbro intank now have there own relays triggered from the stock pump wiring (inertia/roll-over switch will shut pumps off still). Going to put a cover over the relays eventually by won't really matter once the hardlid goes on. Gave it a much needed wash. Had 1 minor f*ck up. I was wondering why the Ute wasnt idling and 044 was making bulk noise and stuttering. After much confusion I ended up having the feed/return lines back to front on the chassis rails. So swapped em round and hooked it all back up and it ran perfect. Deleted the stock filter so now it just has the earls one in the tray. Used a male and a female 5/16th hardline adaptor. And most importantly took it for a spin! Been atleast a month since its seen boost. The shocks are much nicer now softened up. The swaybar makes a noticeable different, feels much more positive. Tramp rods work mint. No binding noises. No skids yet but gave it a stab in second and it just lit them up with no tramp what so ever. Beer time[emoji482]
  7. 8 points
    WIDTMYC Fri night ~9.30 Decided after a few hefty scotches with family (2yo daughter's bday party) that the sooner my rear guards were given a trim the sooner I could fit the new rims. In the driveway with a work light, masking tape, 5" grinder and brotherly/brotherly-in-law (constructive-ish) criticism...result wasn't so pretty but oh well. Mossies were getting fierce and audience had disappeared inside so host's conscience got the better of me after doing one and I went back to scotch and cake. Sat Finished the other guard, fitted all 4 rims, tightened axle U-bolts & other rear bolts, then exhaust manifold, turbo & dump pipe bolts/nuts. Stuck some masking tape strips in the rear guards - half on the guard return edge and half free inside - then took it for a drive. Felt fine, didn't feel any scraping and marks on the tape shows there seems to be enough clearance now. Sun Washed it for first time this year. Had no tyre shine left but comes up alright for a 9.5yo work hack. Am convinced the usual film of dust & grime protects the paint lol Hope all pics show up for once. Will have to get some in a different light, colour of rims doesn't show up that great in the pics.
  8. 8 points
    Well brought this baby today. Ford Ranger FX4
  9. 8 points
  10. 8 points
    Got the ute back just before Christmas. Sounds great, drives pretty well, but due to the ute having other issues it didn't get a power tune done. Had an accelerator issue causing it to cut power at approx 75% throttle and throw an etc code. Got it sorted now ready for a proper tune towards the end of January. Joe got a decent video of it idling on the dyno before I picked it up. https://www.facebook.com/cmssydney/videos/1772952946056592/ Its not really noticeable in the video but the ute has got a fair bit of shake going on from the cams, certainly turns a few heads at the traffic lights. Took it for a few runs through Mac pass and Jamberoo mountain road whilst I was down south for the break. Its definitely best handling falcon I've been in that for sure, doesn't have an issue with under or over steer with the tyres on it and the heavier coils in it work really well.
  11. 8 points
    Millennium Fairmont is gone. Replacing it is the Paw Patrol (as my eldest son calls it) Zd30 patrol. 05 St-L Has had all the NADS mods done Including a rapid chip tuned by United Fuel Injection. 3" lift with drop boxes, superior engineering panhards and steering links and Fox shocks. It's a 7 seater but had custom rear drawers installed and a pretty banging stereo. Also has a full suite of Gauges to keep an eye on things.
  12. 8 points
    Just picked up our brand new MY18 Landcruiser Prado, pretty happy with it indeed Got the Genuine HD tow bar, floor mats and scratch protectors for door grab handles and YY plates and a full tank of diesel ( 170ltr twin tank )
  13. 8 points
    Still havevto make a console for the shifter Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  14. 8 points
    Let the high mount setup begin [emoji41][emoji106] I'm dyslexic and cannot turn off simple functions in tapatalk
  15. 8 points
  16. 8 points
    Bit of assembly for the GC Car Show this Sunday
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  18. 8 points
    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
  19. 8 points
    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.
  20. 8 points
    Thought I would share some photos of the new look. Just added new wheels, brakes and suspension
  21. 8 points
    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
  22. 8 points
    Onwards and upwards with @pro_xw98's build the FG turbo head has had the work already completed and there's some before and after pictures to have a look at the Engine is out and ready to be pulled down now this build is having a bloody big turbo bolted to it so it's had some additional "spot facing" of the head bolt tunnels to have that dialled in square flat surface for the Atomic OS 28mm head bolt washers a keen eye will see what this is in the head normally a cylinder head might already have low "Whitness" marks where a head bolt has impacted the tunnel face but this donor head did require some additional work from the last FG head I had reconditioned on that last build but this is mass production tolerances coming into play with some areas of builds. All parts have been "Cold" tanked not the typical Hot tanking some workshops will do on engine parts Before .... after.... Before.... after....
  23. 8 points
    Just a wee bit of poke....... Fronts will be right once rolled and camber is sorted. The rear rims sit flush with the guard but the pirrellis are pretty wide and I don't want to have the stretched look. I'll probably sort a b series axle to fix that, cant see the guards pumping out that much.
  24. 7 points
    So bit bored decided I could write a thread on the build of my POS I bought this car in 2012 when I was 16 as my first car and its just got out of control since haha. I'll do a list of current specs plus pevious build specs. and probably copy most of the build from other forums.. Current pb is a [email protected] manual Specs 1996 Ef Xr6 Motor -Stock ef bottom end with ~300000km no rod bolts or new ring/bearing I popped one cap off to check bearings then put it back on because the motor had a blocked pickup and took 30secs to build oil pressure in the car I pulled it from haha -AU falcon head ported by me with pep-pro stainless valves seats all re cut by my mate at his machine shop. -Stock Au mls gasket with arp studs holding it down -Surecam custom hydraulic cam used the closest master profile he had to the specs I was looking for..basically about [email protected] 540"lift its pretty angry for a baby cam... -Crow valve springs with stock Au rockers and lifters Intake and fuel system -Tunnel vision intake manifold -Fg fly by wire throttle body -2200cc injectors -Fuel cell in the boot, 100 micron filter>1400hp holley dominator pump>10 micron filter> AN8 feed to and from rail> proflow fuel reg. Exhaust and turbo -Turbo manifold I built at home. steam pipe 6 into 1 collector divided into the t4 flange 40m pipe off each side of the collector merged into a 60mm gate -Turbosmart 60mm power gate (14psi spring) -2.5" screamer vented behind the front tire -Garret gt3788r .89 rear housing -4" dump straight off the turbo into the 4" exhaust with one big muffler before the diff. Engine management -Link G4+ Extreme ecu running sequential ign/inj. -Racepak iq3 dash -6x ls1 coils mounted on a bracket off the intake manifold bolts -Fuel/oil/coolant pressure sensors all fed to the ecu -Fuel/oil/coolant/air temp sensors all fed to the ecu -Ethrolle controled by the G4 with a BA pedal in the car and FG throttle body. -Boost controlled by the G4 with a 4 port solenoid -Launch control/2step with a switch, speed and time control so it doesnt come on when shifting gears. Gearbox and diff -T56 converted from a ba turbo -Direct ceramic solid centre twin plate. (3100lb of clamp now) -Final drive built 3.5" chro moly tailshaft with strange billet yoke, 1350 series unis front and back. -ATM it has 3.45 borgwarner diff with a spool standard 28 spline axles. Getting a 9" built atm with 35spline axles 3.7 gears strange nodular iron carrier with a full spool. that's about it really the whole car is built by me from fab work,engine building to tuning so stuff only gets done when I can be I <3 Bananased doing it.. Will start with this and add some more in another post.
  25. 7 points
    Thought I'd share my new ride. Finally managed to pick her up after a long time looking. A huge thanks to the fordxr6turbo.com forums some great information on what to look out for! 2012 - Build 504 - Manual
  26. 7 points
    Seems OT based on last page of posts but picked up my new rims this arvo... Work Emotion Kiwami 19x9.5 +25 F, 19x10.5 +22 R
  27. 7 points
    The wife and I snuk off for a week holiday kiddy free ( cheers nanny ) loving it up the top in the penthouse with a good view and an amazing restaurant here
  28. 7 points
    Go for a drive with my mum - will make ms camo seem a lot smoother She (fair fark) will stop at a cross road on a 100km/h stretch to make sure no-one is going to come through the stop sign. Does 90 in a 60 zone, and 50 in a 70 zone We got her a Golf because it's smaller - she still sideswipes poles, pillars and parked cars. Through the hills - fark me - those curved roads become straight (just end up with a lot of short, quick corners) There is zero comprehension between where we are, what's coming and what's up ahead. Peninsula Panels send her xmas cards :S
  29. 7 points
  30. 7 points
    Wow its finally in and started first time this afternoon. Been a while between posts but here is some happy snaps along the way.
  31. 7 points
    Well Its arrived and is a work of art, And the antisurge ports look significantly bigger than my current turbo. Boost control is something I am worried about, But we will see once we put it on the dyno
  32. 7 points
    I have had a busy last few weeks, slowly replacing/upgrading the front and rear bushes to complete Whiteline Also installed the IMS different hat that I had sitting on a the garage shelf for 6 months Full rotor replacement to the DBA T3's and Project MU 400 pads Brake fluid full flush and upgrade to braided lines Currently have the front end pulled apart to change the bushes over the next couple days, put it together and book in for a full wheel alignment and I'll be quite happy not to work on the car again or spend money haha At least half of the bushes were completely torn or half there guts fallen out so I know this major upgrade will definitely be worth it I have only had a slight increase of NVH, a very light hum from the diff at 80kph, even saying that it is so small I'm sure I'll forget it's there in a couple weeks Few pics for the fans, random order and not a whole lot shown, I forgot to take more pictures when I was doing the rear cradle I'm dyslexic and cannot turn off simple functions in tapatalk
  33. 7 points
    So small update, .7 Comp Cover is on, New IC Piping that doesn't leak and a non warped manifold Retuned on Eflex Fairly happy with that result Now makes 100 more kw than 98 Can't wait to take it back to the track
  34. 7 points
    Just arrived. Have got the later version on it's way too
  35. 7 points
    So I met Aaron about 2 years ago when did the brakes on my car. I was having issues even back then with car stalling and running like dog sh*t. Aaron offered to fix her up and was confident he could sort out the old girl. I was hesitant as I preferred SCT and ability to change tunes. (Even though I always ran on hi boost). I was taking the car to one bigger name tuners at the time and thought I'd just get them to sort it out. After about 5-6 visits I got over it and cbf anymore so just put up with running like sh*t. I ended buying a kluger and car sat in shed. So fast forward a year I thought I <3 Bananas it I'll give Aaron a crack at as he was confident he would sort her out. I've had the car now for a few days. Car so well behaved now. No idle issues and no stalling. Drives like a stock car until you put your footdown. Absolute beast when boost comes on pulls like train. We do have one issue which Aaron will sort out for me soon.(not Aarons fault). I wish I had but the bullet earlier got Arron to fix it. Car had 354kw at one stage from previous tuner at 18psi. We now make 355kw with 15.5. I can tell you this the 355kw it makes now is sh*t loads faster and smoother. So I think previous tuner must had a happy Dyno. All in all Aaron is champ and explains everything. Work is nothing but top notch and personalised service is nothing what the big shops can offer. Now we need a tailshaft and fix the little issue happy days! Few pics after the outside detail.
  36. 7 points
    So turns out I can tune a 44 MAGNUM Dirty Harry spec when the need arises hahaha wifey @Frederick took me out for my birthday today and after knocking a few balls down at the driving range it was time to put x4 Hand guns through their paces at the city shooting range. Had a blast (pun) working the 9mm semi automatic Glock, 45mm semi automatic Glock, 357 Magnum and 44 Magnum Good times I tell ya
  37. 7 points
    Awesome day at Winton! New pb of 1min35.4. Off to Marulan this Sunday too. Car not overheating now with thermofan override and the one piece tailshaft made the throttle response feel instantaneous.
  38. 7 points
    Brother in law breaking in the new pizza oven, pizza and pork roast going in. then some Jonny Walker blue label
  39. 7 points
    should we send one to arronm for metallurgy analysis?
  40. 7 points
    First time in a long time that I've had a chance to give it a wash. The car gets a lot of looks since this IC went in, not necessarily what I was after but it's definitely cool as hell. For anyone considering the same IC/piping kit, the standard intake won't fit at all and the Herrod intake hits the top radiator mount (as it gets shifted back to fit the IC) and will need to be modified slightly to fit correctly. Still loving this power, I've switched tunes a few times but the 335kw track tune is definitely my favorite. Has the best throttle response and torque delivery. IMS diff had is going well too, I used OE side bushes so there is no increase in NVH.
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    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.
  43. 7 points
    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
  44. 7 points
    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.
  45. 7 points
    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
  46. 7 points
    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.
  47. 7 points
    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.
  48. 7 points
    Huge thanks to Luke, Jet and those that have helped to get a turbo sorted. Turns out, the future 'toilet roll holder' that I've been using for mock-up, is getting a rebirth as the turbine hadn't munched the housing. ProCharge Turbochargers in Vic have got the nod. All the 66mm lovers will be disappointed but it's going to be GTX3582R spec. They're Garrett agents so it's getting a genuine .07 anti-surge cover; billet wheel of course, ceramic bearings and basically the gen2 spec cage etc shoved into the donor CHRA. Price is very competitive with no China spec. I didn't want to push the BF2 phoon donk too hard and Ben Smith (Gold XW barra ute) has run 10.40's at 142mph with a GTX3582R and near identical combo as I'll be running with about 400rwkw on tap. Plenty quick enough for me in the old bus. Not running this one but check it out. 69mm wheel - custom turbine. 1000hp in a 35 frame.
  49. 7 points
    It's arrived, yep the next major build but this is a front to back overhaul so prepare for some very interesting updates on this one hey @pro_xw98 lol You will all probably remember this car as it was the one that's been in a few times over the years and each time it's being stepped up and this time Alex is going a massive leap up ! last time it had the Precision 6870 and cranked out 460 odd RWKW and smacked 1500NM off the rollers and just tore up the rears in top gear everywhere. Now it's on like Donkey Kong with a full strip down of the Engine,C4 Trans and full new Rear end ...specifics start here Engine out and stripped ( previously built ) Everything checked and measured anything in serviceable condition will be re used and anything not gets the bin A Full ( My spec ) FG head is going on with FG cams etc etc OS Atomic Head stud washers ARP 2000's All of his Atomic accessories will be cleaned and checked and back in with the same for the rotating bottom end assembly Whats new is the CRG lowmount Manifold , will be 1000*+ Ceramic coated with Turbo rear housing Precision 7675 turbo with a .96 rear full Vband arrangement Fully Rebuilt C4 ( packed with the best bits ) with a new AK 2800 custom converter Harrop TruTrack, IMS Diff hat, New Diff gears 3.06 New Twin feed rail, Ngauge,Herrod Voltage booster and an array of accessories to go with it all.Keen as to kick it off and things are all ready on track so here's some pictures
  50. 7 points
    Before joining this forum vs after being a member for 3 months
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