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  1. WMMFG.... I feel like I’ve come further in the last 18 months in my career than in the last ten years. I officially have not one, but our organisations two largest building projects to manage as well as the others I am running with.... but today I got some cool news... I have been asked to consult as a permanent panel member for a newly formed committee within the organisation which is now responsible for the long term strategy for community major infrastructure needs. A position which I was specifically requested to take on due to my expertise and to which I am the only one in the committee not in an executive or senior leadership position. It’s a pretty big deal for my type of role within my sector and an opportunity which isn’t often forwarded, so feeling very lucky but also proud I’ve been recognised as being valuable in that position. 🥰
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  2. Do ya reckon my thing is in Wingfield yet?
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  3. Just a small bit of meat to throw on the bbq tonight for tomorrow's GF.
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  4. There isn't a one size fits all approach to this but if you wanna set it and forget it make it very light. If you wanna run your boost level at the max the spring will make, you want more preload. If you're running your boost level closer to the spring pressure you want less preload. If you have a free flowing exhaust you want less preload. With a factory exhaust you can have more preload. With a larger wastegate you can have more preload, with a smaller hole you'll want less. With a manual car you will usually want more preload, with an auto usually less. With a larger turbine wheel you can run more preload, with a larger compressor side you might want less. Ported housing can have more, non ported might still be sh*t even with the lightest possible preload. None of this is mutually exclusive, there are exceptions to all of these, some of them mixed will be the opposite, there will be many more scenarios to consider and there is more than one way to skin a cat. Tl;Dr Set it so the flap is only just closed and then wind the rod about 1/4 to 1/2 a turn more.
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  5. Just closed door, but new front bar, rear bar, rear spoiler, rubbers, lights, plastic guards, undertray (all OEM Ford stuff). Approx $7k
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  6. Stock diff will be fine. I didnt realise how much aftermarket diffs now cost - save the money for wedding and house.
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  7. No power gain cos the tune will still only run the boost and timing it's programmed for.
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  8. Got referred to as a "man mountain" this afternoon. Either I'm fat as fuark or the weights are working
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  9. Have done this a few times the alloy is so soft your original bolt will thread itself in there so just start it off square and bobs and vageen are ya aunty
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  10. Quick update on this bad boy. Still in with panel beaters. It's taking longer than expected, but I'm not too concerned. Good news is that when everything came off, there was no crash damaged uncovered, and everything looks factory underneath. I got a bunch of new OEM parts to fit, so it should come out looking brand new. I'll post pics when it's done.
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  11. The missus has Wednesdays off, yay for a 4 day working week! Just for s&g I told her this morning she's gonna be my slave today. She made me coffee, dinner and has been bringing me beers for a couple of hours.
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  12. Well I don't disagree with anything you've said, although I reckon it's about 40c worth there 🤣 I definitely wouldn't base my whole training regime around myo reps and certainly wouldn't be incorporating them into the big lifts like squats and deadlifts etc but I reckon it's not a bad tool to have in the training toolbox anyway. Just my 4c worth. And ain't nobody got no time for 15 - 20 rep sets in the rack! I'm with you there!
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  13. Very happy Wednesday! Basically a Friday today. No work tomorrow, took Friday off, and Monday is a P/H. Mint 👌 Also, work is currently filming their promotional video, so I'm doing basically FA all day. To top it off, its pay day!
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  14. 1: I remember reading a while back on the PCMTEC forum that if you go from BF to FG you have to send the TCM module away to get the OS updated to FG. Apparently only a handful of people can provide that type of service. It's not something the Ford dealer would do. 2: You can put your TCM from your FG box onto the BF box to avoid sending out the BF TCM for an OS update. But as you've got a milkshaked valve body amongst other things, you would need to send that out to be pulled apart and rebuilt. So there is an extra cost on top of buying the BF box either way you go. I'd keep looking for an FG box if I were you. I'll can tell you which box to look for so you don't get into limp mode when you install it. Post back a picture of your teartag, located on the A pillar drivers door. E.g.
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  15. Hahah 🤣🤣🤣 thanks Puff 🥰 fanks keiffffiiiieeee ❤️
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  16. BuT yOuR nOt A rEaL bUiLdEr Nah good job, you've worked your ass off and made some hectic career gainzzz, despite the hurdles that were thrown your way.
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  17. Congrats Dani! Huge responsibility for you, it seems.
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  18. I do kettle-bell windmills, not hip thrusts just smashed out a big workout so I'm happy
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  19. Yerp I was right, it sucked. Got it done though so should be a bit easier from here out. Also added roughly 25 to 30% weight for the same rep ranges so that's pretty good. Haha no more mid program 1rms for a while though Oi I know there's more than just me lifting weights, keef doing hip thrusts and bob the freaking builder doing laps of the block with her dog. Who else is making some gainzzz?
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  20. It's more painful than exciting for now. When I'm strong and look like I lift, it'll all be worth it.
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  21. With almost full lock and slow turn - feels like you hit the curb whn there is no curb! Doesnt happen very often though. I changed the diff when pulling apart for the twin bush hat, the stock diff is tuff if looked after. Damn, price has skyrocketed. I guess all parts are expensive now...
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  22. wow, that was 2012... hard to believe that's 10 years ago haha ... congrats campaigners
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  23. As I posted recently, I'm almost done building the new powerplant for my mk11 BA turbo. I know how a junkie must feel when they know they are close to a fix!! It's taken me almost 2 years to come to this stage of the build (COVID, and other unplanned delays from weekly income) But I recently had a push via living circumstances and having to relocate. Which left me with little choice but to at least seal the bottom end for transport etc, so I took 3 weeks from work to tend to first my youngest daughter requiring surgery (yesterday, which was a great success. Thanks for your comments in advance.) Then my eldest daughter giving birth to my first grandchild either tomorrow or Friday, and then finding time to finish the build while relocating in the spare time I find!!! What are your thoughts on my colour scheme for the new powerplant?
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  24. This is an obscure post considering the context of this forum... but it’s a win for me so why not... Went to David Jones on a Friday evening and shopped in the fancy parts where people basically lick ya bum and everything is chained to the racks by alarmed collars. I have an event coming up and I wanted a dress and it’s been nearly a decade since I could walk into a designer store or sections and find anything that fits me let alone looks good. Well, everything I tried on I loved, which is so rare, because it fit!!! J@ was lovely at helping me decide and I got two of the dresses and then I made him buy some fashionable clothes (first time he’s worn linen) ... he loved that *yes that’s sarcasm*🤣 Walking into a designer store (which are always sized smaller than standard) and finding something off the shelf that fits (and not even in the large size) was a huge accomplishment for me.... and I have gone down a shoe size as well 🤔. All in all, 2 dresses accounted for well over half of the $2.5k bill, but I decided that it was a treat for the 45kgs I’m now down 🥰
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  25. Good practical experience. thanks for the advice. Definitely looking towards PCMTec so will consider antilag. thanks for contributing. I'll ask the tuner about g series turbskies but if they require a manifold and other mods too, it may get a bit too spendy. I know what you mean about keeping the sprint stock or close to stock. I've owned the thing since new and have agonised over if I should mod it or not. One thing that I keep coming back to is that I don't plan to sell it in the future so any potential reduced resale value isn't really a factor. In that case why not make it exactly as I want it? its just too tempting to have one of the best platforms for mods ever made in this country and to keep it stock. Having said that, we all know plans are made to be changed... and that's why I'm really only looking at mods that are reversible and I'll keep all the stock parts.
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  26. lack of traction, too quick to come on boost and jealous ba owners are the only issues ive had.
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  27. I had the growler intake & was good for what it was. sounded unreal with a serious flutter especially once we started putting some serious boost through it all. looks neat & only changed when I got the aps kit. if I had my time again though I would buy a kit with cooler & crossover kit to save myself dollars down the track even though it is a little more to outlay initially. could of saved my self over a grand if I had of done it all the first time.
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