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IHI is the manufacturer, I believe that turbotune place on south road does them, but I wouldnt know how much $$$
 

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if you need to replace the turbo go to Athol Park Ford Wreckers... the have a few F2t with the tubo on it... and the FEt has a VJ8 not a VJ5... i just took mine off and put the VF11 on it from the F2t... did everyone see what i did to my VJ8??? or should i get the pic off my phone and share it to the world???

another thing... IHI Turbo manufacture all there car turbo's to be interchangeable without modifying orginal dump pipe etc etc... so that means... when i got the dosh, im fitting on a very nice '06 WRX STI VF22 tubs :D *GLEE* yeah i was hell cheering when i found out that subs use IHI turbos aswell... i was all like "w00ties *GLEE*".... but i need get myself a TMIC first though, those that were on the cruise and looked under my babies skirt (talking bout my car here) can understand why... mainly coz i CBF'd in taking the turbo off again to adjust the damn compression snail... but meh...

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ok sweet, anyone know who makes this turbo? and any good places in SA to get it rebuilt?
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it was gonna cost me a $1000 (no typo) to get mine rebuilt, that was new seals, turbines, bearings etc etc, so it's just cheaper to go buy a second hand one for $350... if you go for the second hand one look for:

Cracked Turbines on the compression side and the Exhaust side, hairline fractures make big bang...

Bent turbine fins make a loud whistle, increase turbo lag (due to added drag on the turbo) and cause boost flutter (when at full boost it will flutter around where it should be boosting at)

and check shaft play on all axis as this can cause turbine failure (This is what happened to my original one, can post pics)

Ther ya go... btw i checked all the turbo's at athol park (of course i got the best) but the others are in very good condition also... mine had only done like 20'000 kms, the others have done around 50 - 60'000kms...
 

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yeah thats not too bad, i got quoted 800 to rebuild mine by adelaide turbos but yeah might look into athol park ford
 

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Ive decided to leave the ride hight alone and just live with it, not a fan of cutting or resetting the springs, any how they may drop 10mm anyway im told.
That's what I found. My springs did settle and it did take a while to do it. See where things sit in a month - and take photos so you know it's not an illusion!

Corey's an interesting fellow to talk to, isn't he? :cool: I have a lot of time for his work - he's set a lot of people I know on the right track, regardless of whether they actually buy from the MWTC or not, and I think that's the hallmark of someone who loves their job.
 

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Well Im off this weekend to my Aunties Holiday House at The Pines on the yorke peninsula (near corny point) leaving tommorow night, coming back sunday sometime. Should be good as it will be HOT.
 

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pffffttt hot... wuse! yeah i need my sus done REALLY badly, im thinking king ultra lows (i do alot of hill driving so i need min. BR.) im not going gas shockies as they are too soft and the ride hieght varies alot, (tamara's car is up and down like paris hilton), so im going for some good ol' can't go wrong fluids... a bigger sway bar on the back to lose a bit of understeer, unfortunately a strut-to-strut brace wouldn't be possible due to my ICE updates in the near future: 3x 12" subs in custom box, 6" splits in original mounting spots (rear) with a set of 3-way 6" in the p.t., 4" splits in the orig mounting spots (front) with 6" splits in the front doors.... why so many speakers? to keep up with the 3 subs :D
 

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yeh my mx6 has a rear strut brace and i also wanna do my suspension, thinking king lows, kyb shockies, rear swaybar, and a front strut brace should do me nicely
 

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I meant it will be hot over at the yorke peninsula, because it seems everytime I go it is cold, even in the height of summer. Im no wuss lol.
 

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i suppose, if your up virginia way...

and wobbly, if you are gonna get a front strut brace, get an adjustable one, they souldn't cost too much extra. Front strut braces have a nasty way of making the front too taut on FWD cars and increase understeer, in my personal opinion, dont get one instead get a thicker anti-roll bar, like 3 or 4mm thicker...

does anyone know a place that tunes your camber, toe and basically all weel allignments to what is best suited for you (as the driver) as the place i got my TX3 tuned for the Hills closed down *cry* and they did an awesome job at an awesome price :(
 

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Bob Jane down near the Port on Port Road do camber, caster, toe in/out.

Seemed to do an OK job on my cousins car, ive never had any experience with them though. All he did was give them the specs and they set it up. Did rear wheel camber and toe in/out too.

HOWEVER the car already had a fully adjustable front and rear end fitted so all they had to do was loosen a few nuts and turn a few bits of threaded rod. I doubt they would go into the realms of camber bolts and actually fitting the adjustable front ends since its just too difficult and not worth their time.
 

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nah im not going to Bob jane to get my alignment done... Gf got hers done when sh got her wheels... i swear i could have done it better blind folded and getting a BJ at the same time....
 

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Ok... like i Promised, for those who couldn't quite see the pics on the phone at the cruise meet point... here are the pics of gf's car and my broken tubs.. also a couple added others: *All Picture sizes are 640x480 and are about 20 - 100kb

TX3 Front:
http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=barneyfrontux5.jpg

TX3 Back:
http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=barneybackve5.jpg

TX3 Interior:
http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=barneyinsidefv1.jpg
Dont worry her seats are getting done next year...

My Broken Turbo:
http://img242.imageshack.us/my.php?image=brokentubspg4.jpg

*BONUS PIC* My old Escort... tis unrestored and rust free:
http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=brumub1.jpg
yes i miss her :(

*BONUS PIC* tee hee hee:
http://img242.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spideryx8.jpg
for a good size comparison, look at the bricks and the earwig :p this thing is freaking huge!
 

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Shes got a nice car bro...hey has anyone else got pics of the cruise....if anyone has got a pic of my mx6 can u please post it...cheers!!!!
 

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HEY ADELAIDE! has anyone got a boost gauge they want to get sell!!! just let me know it does'nt matter what brand it is...cheers!!!
 

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go to Kliens Automotive... pretty much all ya turbo needs... cheap too :p he's on stanbel road in salisbury
 
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