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Your car sits sweet. What are your hub to guard measurements?

I have new sssl rears and measure between 330-335.

 

if I can get the fronts to be close to 340-345 fully settled I’ll be happy as Larry.

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1 hour ago, SIMBAD said:

I have new sssl rears and measure between 330-335.

 

if I can get the fronts to be close to 340-345 fully settled I’ll be happy as Larry. 

install 10mm poly spacers above your spring top rubber?

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2 hours ago, Panda Eyes said:

install 10mm poly spacers above your spring top rubber?

On the rear springs? No I haven’t yet. Depending how the front looks I may slot in a top and or both top and bottom nolathane spring pads for fine tuning the rears. I used them on my GT-P But don’t remember them being 10mm think. Maybe 5mm?

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So definitely the SL will be the go on the front. Hopefully these SL X I have sitting there are the same ride height.

if not they would probably suit the big heavy boss motor in my GT

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Haven’t had time to put the front springs or steering wheel in yet but I did give the big girl a much needed wash after all the rain we had this past week.

 

clean courtesy of duragloss 901 and concours purge reactive wheel cleaner.

 

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its hard to really catch how good it looks after using the duragloss concentrate on a white car. But I swear it gives it a nice canuabra wax glow afterwards.

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Managed to service the prado and made a spacer for the rear wheel carrier. (New slightly bigger tyres 265/70/17 Mickey Thompson atz p3).

Also installed the steering wheel this arvo to the turbo but had to put the tools away early for the front springs because I’ve been called in to work tonight and need to get a little rest before the 12 hour night.

 

All went smoothly. Just had one moment of panic once I finished. And that was a fear of installing upside down. The perforated leather around the top spun me out as I’m used to what my GT-P has (perforated sides grips only). 

 

Anyways some pics to show what I mean:

 

Turbos steering wheel (yeah I know the floor needs a good cleaning) 

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Ba mk2 GT-P steering wheel:

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Finally got a little time to put the front springs in Thursday just gone and has had a little time to settle in. Still on standard front shocks. They were still fine and thought I’d put these kffl-57SL X to see how they sit. Pretty happy with how it is now. Sitting at about 330-335mm at all corners except for the front left towering in at 345mm (same day measurement was 355mm)

Double checked that all had seated well and thought it needed a little settling time but how it is now I’m guessing is meant to be on the drivers side. I did check over the springs initially to see if there was any give away on passenger/driver side specific springs but seen no such markings.

 

all in all it was pretty straight forward and un eventful..

 

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The turbo isn’t the cleanest at the moment and I had just taken these pics tonight. Well get better ones in my days off this weekend.

 

Also today this bad boy arrived in the mail. 

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$160 delivered from Facebook marketplace find. Happy with that as I was quoted $360 delivered for this exact cat from sureflo exhaust a month or so ago.

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I also started pricing up 4” stainless mandrel bends,gaskets, turbo flange, vee band sets and mufflers to build my own exhaust.

I’m up to about $1000. Plus another $600-650 for borla xr1 mufflers plus time and other consumables. 

 

Looking at those numbers the TOG exhausts look like pretty good value for money considering it looks like a direct copy of the Nizpro 4” for $1600 delivered. 

 

Another option im considering is lobster backing a dump pipe as I have a length of 4” stainless pipe that’s about 1700mm in length sitting at my old place in the shed doing nothing. Then maybe reducing to 3.5” to middle muffler and rest of the way to the tip. Might save somewhere around $400 going that way. OR reducing down to twin 2.5” mild steel xforce new for about $500 for their catback and modifying it to suit.

 

otherwise I can sit back longer and stalk the markets for second hand 4” xforce exhaust. I seen there’s one on Facebook for about $780 in stainless but the cat internals had been knocked out. It’s somewhere in qld iirc and unsure if I want to had that kind of money out again to someone I don’t know a rely on them freighting it for me. Which would no doubt be about another $100 on top.

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If you build it yourself is mild steel an option? It's a fair bit cheaper than S/S. Much price difference with v-band v's flanges? Also heard v-bands aren't really necessary for the whole system.  

 

Xforce sounds like a good option. Have you looked at venom?

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Price wise I think venom and xforce were close to the same. Same as using flanges once you factor in the gasket as well there’s maybe a few dollars difference. And will probably only need 3 maybe 4 sets. I only considered using v band because I haven’t used them before and look easy enough to do plus not having to worry about gaskets is kind of appealing also.

 

I could do in mild steel. But I like stainless lol

 

if I think of it this way, 4” stainless exhaust systems are mostly 2k plus. Manta do a twin 3” for like $3300.

 

I think the best way to go probably is jump onto a good second hand system when the right one pops up

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3 minutes ago, SIMBAD said:

I think the best way to go probably is jump onto a good second hand system when the right one pops up

 

You're probably right there. 

 

I paid $1500 for a new turbo back venom system. They have made over 500rwkw on the b series and are very quiet too. 

 

If you have a decent welder and other tools then make one but you can't go past cheap and easy sometimes.

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Farken hell that is cheap! $1150!!!

 

9 hours ago, Puffwagon said:

You're probably right there. 

 

I paid $1500 for a new turbo back venom system. They have made over 500rwkw on the b series and are very quiet too. 

 

If you have a decent welder and other tools then make one but you can't go past cheap and easy sometimes.

 I like this quiet buisiness

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Where did you get the venom sytem?

I see they have a ebay store and their full system is $2290. Or their twin 2.5” “catback” is $995 delivered

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To make the most power on the least boost you want the BIGGEST of all mods, especially exhaust and intercooler.

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Managed to get onto a cat back exhaust.

its a 3.5” xforce job I picked up for $420.

was slightly modified ba/f to suit a Barra swapped ed falcon. This time I purchased from a reputable wrecker from Brisbane. “DANS FPV PARTS WRECKER” and the exhaust was actually on his modified ed that was running over 380rwkw. He has now changed to a custom 4” and GTX3584rs.

Anyways it might bolt straight up without too much drama. We’ll see. Then work out the dump pipe section later.

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Now some better pics of my turbo after a duragloss wash and chamois dry.

really liking the way it sits now especially with the silver argents. 

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Also on the way in the mail is nolathane diff bushes and the new front shocks to suit the lowered front springs.

 

list of things to come are injector dynamics  1000, Valve springs and head studs? or “atomic ready to boost kit”, oil pump gears and plate or whole new oil pump. Timing chain kit, bigger in tank fuel pump, Intercooler kit (JT, plaz, PW), xcal4 and tune. Probably zf oil cooler as well.

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Well pretty much have the exhaust sorted now. Jumped onto a dump pipe in Melbourne. $350 delivered for a 4” nizpro. 

Just need some gaskets and flanges for my ballistic cat.

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Shes a bit of a mongrel breed of a exhaust but I’m sure it will work just fine. 

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Worth while? Or too small?

aparently brand new only removed from the box for photos. Comes with piping to suit.

 

Process west stage 1 kit

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Picked up some 4 pot front brembos with fairly new pads and discs this arvo. The fellow was trying to sell a whole vixen red GT-P that had been stacked but I woke up this morning with a message from the bloke saying he’s decided to part it out now and to make an offer on the front brakes I originally messaged him about a couple days ago. So like usual you offer low and make your way up but he was happy with my initial offer of $500 for callipers only sight unseen. He brought the disc brakes as well to our meeting spot and accepted a extra $50 for me to take them. They appear to be RDA drilled and slotted and don’t even have a lip at all on them yet. I would have much preferred DBA but beggars can’t be choosers. Caught on the wrong end of the pay month I intend on picking up the rear set up as well next weekend. 

 

Anyways, I will clean and inspect these bad boys tomorrow!

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