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  1. Diff on my FG turbo ute is on the way out and local mechanic recommended that if I want the diff built up to try some out of town mobs rather than the local transmission place. Want to go with a TrueTrac centre, weld the diff tubes and stronger axles might even be a good idea while I'm at it? Ive got 300rwkw, tramp rods and carry an extra half ton load every day. So who are some diff/driveline companies I could contact for a quote that would do an exchange? Send me a built rear end, I'd swap it locally and send my old one back to them. I'm in rural nsw, about 6hrs from Sydney & 5hrs from Melbourne.
  2. So I thought I would post a little log of my F6. I purchased the car in early 2019 trading in my G6ET for this 2009 FG F6 MK1 in Lightning Strike I purchased the car stock besides a Process West Stage 2 intercooler. I knew it needed diff bushes and some of the other usual wear and tear parts on falcons, however I was a little bit too excited about getting my F6 and overlooked a few things. When driving it home I noticed the trans was slipping from 3rd to 4th. So I decided to book it into CMS for a new trans and a PWR heat exchanger as well as a retune to hopefully prevent it happening in the future. The car made 282rwkw basically stock which I was very impressed with for now. I then bought some Michelin Pilot Super Sports all round to hold traction(I didnt have a lot of issues with traction in the first place but with future plans I think this was a good choice) I had noticed the gearbox was slipping when cold and acting up again. However I put it down to it not being topped up with fluid correctly. I put up with this for a little bit to long, being hesitant of where to book the car into. Over the past few years I had heard great things about hoontune, and now Precision Racing so I decided I would save and get my next round of mods from them. So roughly 9 months later I booked it into Precision Racing for a transmission and gearbox service and their stage 2 package which consisted of: - 4" Dump and Cat, twin 2.5" Catback exhaust - Wastegate Mod and upgraded actuator - 1000cc Bosch injectors - Intank walbro 460 Fuel pump - Silver racing spark plugs - 4" Race airbox and battery relocation - GFB Fuel presssure reg - Speedflow Turbo feedline kit BEFORE AFTER The guys at Precision Racing had great customer service and were awesome to deal with. I cant speak highly enough of them. The car feels amazing being my daily driver, I was shocked at the drivability of it. A long term goal for me was to have a 10 second street car so hopefully I will eventually get there. But due to a busy work schedule and my other commitments I think that can wait a little while. As of right now I dont have any big plans for the car, I want to tidy up the bay, get some gauges and possibly a kayhan ICC. For now I think its just a matter of keeping on top of maintenance and finding out what is going to break next. My Brothers BA F6 \ Precision Racings carpark
  3. Thought I'd put up a build thread so hopefully I stay on the right track, keep motivated and do some learning/helping. Car is an 03 BA XR6t 5 spd manual and leather interior Yes I know not the best platform to start with motor and gearbox wise, but bought cheap enough with the intention to at least change to 6 spd. Purchased about a month ago and already has the following mods: Plazmaman Stage 1 Intercooler Process West Crossover Pipe Kit Battery relocation to right hand side with copper-core welding cables used. Plazmaman Sheet metal airbox with 4” K&N filter VENOM twin 2.5" Exhaust VENOM 3.5" Cat Fabricated Tig welded oil catch can with K&N filter Turbo bored out with larger flapper valve Turbosmart wastegate actuator with 10psi spring In tune Motorsport turbo oil filter installed Walbro GSS342 255lph SN95 Mustang Quickshifter with adjustable stops, stainless lever and carbon knob Custom carbon gear lever surround 19” OX Racing OX111 wheels Lowered on King Springs and Munroe dampers Nolathane Polyurethane bush kit Including diff bushes DJR Bobtail spoiler HID headlights Projector headlamp conversion Also came with an SCT xcal 3 flash tuner Body is a bit untidy and needed bigger injectors and tune. Pics from when I got it Few things I already found I needed to fix. Had a few oil leaks. First one I found from the oil return into sump. One of the bolts that holds the flange on was stripped so I put a helicoil (thread insert) in. So I left the oil in until I finished drilling and tapping the hole out, used grease on drill and tap to prevent swarf going into sump, but dropped the oil and flushed afterwards just in case. Replaced sump plug with a new one from Repco, which happens to have a 15mm head on it. WTAF??? Who the feck does that. Damaged thread. Sorry don't have after shots. Noticed PS hose leaking too. So gave everything a good degrease Wanted to change the coolant reservoir/overflow and wanted to check what spring was in the wastegate actuator. Didn't look too hard to do, and after little reading on here and another forum saw some people having a hard time with it and taking turbos and manifolds off. Anyway pulled the coolant reservoir out, removed the dump pipe, cross over pipe, oil feed and coolant supply to turbo and hose to actuator. Check out my sweet light setup! Removed the bolts for the actuator bracket, bottom one is slow only using an open end spanner. Pushed actuator back so I could see the R clipholding the clevis onto the flapper valve arm. Got my seal pick in the end of clip and pulled it out. Yes it snapped. Then squeezed the actuator out of the bay, it's tight but got it. Found it had a 10psi spring, not a 12 like I originally thought. Reinstalling just same as above but in reverse. Make sure you push actuator back as far as you can, open wastegate, and put clevis back on arm. I just used a new E clip. This is where you can check the actuator rod preload. Push the bracket forward towards the turbo and that gap should be the preload of 2mm. Bigger gap in pic as I wasn't holding it up. Bottom bolt on bracket could be tricky. I just gripped the head with long nose pliers, got it sitting in the hole, then put pressure behind the head with the pliers and got it started with the open end spanner. All back together Had to replace the vent hose to catch can as it was so hard and brittle. Have a big roll of the blue air/chemical hose so just used that. Will change to black hose and the catch can at some point. Sorry for the story. Will be updating tomorrow, I mean today/tonight. Thanks for looking... if you got this far lol
  4. This may need to go to the modification & workshop section. sorry. Hi everyone. First post but I've been a long time lurker. I'm a proud owner of a MKI BF XR6 turbo and am planning a few budget mods. I welcome a few hard opinions and ideas from you guys to see if I'm close to the right track and I've got a few questions too. The car is going to be kept fairly sleeper by the looks of it. First a bit about the car. 144,000km, Second owner and was owned by a middle aged couple with kids. The guys wife mainly drove the car and I'd be surprised if it's ever popped a skid. the car has a build date of 29 may (05/06) so there is a chance it has the upgraded bottom end after the 06/06 turbos. It doesn't really make a difference for my situation anyway. I've got new genuine spark plugs and coils and an earls oil line for the turbo. transmission and diff are serviced. Anyway I've priced the total build to about $2700-$3000 and this should hopefully net me around 280-310ish RWKW which is my goal... we'll see. Parts include Exhaust: $180 4inch 100cell Venom catalytic converter - welded in place of the stock. Option to straight pipe middle muffler either from a shop or $250 venom bolt on from ebay. The catalytic converter should be enough on it's own but that cat with straight pipes would be pretty nice. Standard dump. Induction: K&N panel filter, XR8 snorkel $80 from eBay and a second pipe from the bottom of the airbox that I'll make myself. eBay intercooler $150-$180... I know I know they are pretty rubbish and I'll get heat soak pretty quickly but worst case I'll upgrade it later on and I've lost $150 and a touch up tune, not the end of the world. I'm tempted to keep the stock one but it's seen better days. Stage 1 tune offered by a few tuners $2300 and includes 1000cc injectors, spark plug gap, cooler thermostat, custom tune and a few other things) So that's about $2700-$3000. And then maybe: Fuel pump - Walbro 255 for $160 valve springs $850 - although they are upgraded from the BA motor the car has done a few km's I'm thinking of doing this a bit later on. Plazmaman stage 2 intercooler for $1400 with under battery intake All in all these modifications are there to supplement the stage one, I can't justify spending a quoted "$7500" for a stage 2 on a car that is worth around the same amount. I'd rather put that money towards a stock F6. If I can pull something decent from this I've successfully built a quick(er) 6 speed ZF falcon for around 10 grand. I'm in WA for now. Couple of questions So honest opinions... is it total crap? call me what you like but from all the research I've done this should get me close to 280-310rwkw. I know a lot of people will say do it right or not at all but I'd rather pick up the tools, take a challenge and do it on the cheap with a few small compromises. Would I get away with not doing the valve springs at least for now? I've been told a 5 inch cat would be better but I figure without doing more exhaust work there's no point, this should give a decent improvement over stock. I can get a 5 inch bolt on for $650 Are there better inexpensive intercooler options? Any ideas or experience. Thanks for reading.
  5. Hey guys! So I've had this car for about 2 or 3 months now.. I forget already, my brain just isn't in it today! Anyway, I have intentions to build it up more, but all in time. I have a house build to ensure I have money for! So far this is what I've got: 19" FG Dark Argent wheels (Wanted TSW Bathurst, but budgets kicked in) 2.5" dual Venom exhaust in Stainless Steel Toyo Proxes T1S tyres with raised letters painted (Bored&Broke 10kw increase type thing) Future: Looking at a Process West package + dump pipe + tune (saving up - want to do it all in one hit) Lower springs and shocks (or maybe coil overs) Stereo goodies, get more hectic doof for more rwkw's. Clean up the front bar - covered in stone chips, plus there is some cosmetic damage on the front insert which annoys me. Was there when I got it, didn't bother me at first =/ Here are some pics:
  6. Hey Guys, If your like me, Your Blue blooded through and through. It's been my dream since the day I knew what a car was to own my version of Ford glory, and it all happened for me in May of this year. I've just bought a BF FPV MkII Tornado, and although somebody elses eyes gleamed as it rolled of the showroom floor (I'll get there one day), she's mine now and I have no intention of trading her in anytime soon! But If you'r like me and you also feel the same way about your baby, you wanna know more about the origions and exclusivity of your pride and joy, so I thought a good way would be by posting the Build No, Make, Model and length of time owned in a bid to find out more! My car: Build No. 180 2006 BF MkII F6 Tornado, has Ego Paint Job, Premium Sound and the Brembo Package. (Would also love to know if anyone knows anything about the build no's - exclusivity to models, special model #'s etc etc) I know the car started out life being driven around Sydney, then was sent to Adelaide, and had at least one owner before I got my hands on it! Now I know someone out there didn't just order an BF F6 ute with a brembo package for a work horse - they wanted to have some fun! They probably loved it just as much as me, and well if there is one place I know where ford lovers hang out, this is definately one of them! So if you were once the proud owner of Build No. 180, I'd love to hear from you! Or if you would like to find out more about your own beast... post away! Cheers!
  7. Hey Guys, If your like me, Your Blue blooded through and through. It's been my dream since the day I knew what a car was to own my version of Ford glory, and it all happened for me in May of this year. I've just bought a BF FPV MkII Tornado, and although somebody elses eyes gleamed as it rolled of the showroom floor (I'll get there one day), she's mine now and I have no intention of trading her in anytime soon! But If you'r like me and you also feel the same way about your baby, you wanna know more about the origions and exclusivity of your pride and joy, so I thought a good way would be by posting the Build No, Make, Model and length of time owned in a bid to find out more! My car: Build No. 180 2006 BF MkII F6 Tornado, has Ego Paint Job, Premium Sound and the Brembo Package. (Would also love to know if anyone knows anything about the build no's - exclusivity to models, special model #'s etc etc) I know the car started out life being driven around Sydney, then was sent to Adelaide, and had at least one owner before I got my hands on it! Now I know someone out there didn't just order an BF F6 ute with a brembo package for a work horse - they wanted to have some fun! They probably loved it just as much as me, and well if there is one place I know where ford lovers hang out, this is definately one of them! So if you were once the proud owner of Build No. 180, I'd love to hear from you! Or if you would like to find out more about your own beast... post away! Cheers!
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