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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:08 pm 
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will they fit an 88 AT? How much you want for them?


well the way we cana find out is if i'm near reaper at any time we can test it on my car as i have a 91 AT....lol...that if reaper's ok with that...bye the way car look's good and i know you have seen my car as i have had it at the newy show last year...
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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:14 pm 
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mmm i reckon a Telstar with BA XR8's would look nice :twisted:

 

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:18 pm 
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Thanks for the offer. What I will do first is test my lane stockies on it as they are the pre au offset, the same as tx5 reapers if he say's they also fit an EF. If they don't fit, which I expect they won't, then they will probably be an AU & up offset, which is what ferroo7 has mentioned. I also have my apprentices BA work car ATM, so I can try them as well. I will know either way by night fall tomorrow.
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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:20 pm 
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mmm i reckon a Telstar with BA XR8's would look nice :twisted:

:lol: I was just looking at a set on ebay. I agree!

 

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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:13 am 
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no definately post au as they are the same as the camry and larger mazda and the 5 spoke nissan
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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:16 am 
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the wheels i had on mine were off a later skyline the earlier will fit but different offset if i knew how to post up a pic i would show you
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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 6:43 am 
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Looking good mick, good to see the telstar go to a good home.

I had a tear in my eye when she left :lol: had it for a few years.

Have you taken it for a drive again? is she still slipping?

 

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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:06 pm 
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castlegreyskull wrote:
Looking good mick, good to see the telstar go to a good home.

I had a tear in my eye when she left :lol: had it for a few years.

Have you taken it for a drive again? is she still slipping?


at least it has gone to a good home, and you'll still see it with mod's that will be done to it....haveing it go to a fordmod member.... :D
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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 3:22 pm 
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castlegreyskull wrote:
Looking good mick, good to see the telstar go to a good home.

I had a tear in my eye when she left :lol: had it for a few years.

Have you taken it for a drive again? is she still slipping?

I did take it for another good run around the industrial estate and Macquarie Hills after I gave it a wash, and still no sign of slipping :? I'm gunna do the little bit of rust in the rear tailgate on the weekend and give the whole car a good once over, but other than that I think she's ready for the inspection. I'll let ya know how it goes. :D

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:28 am 
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Progress! :) Rust in the tailgate now fixed, repainted the Telstar TX5 badge on the tailgate chrome again, removed the bloody pinstriping (I hate pinstriping) gave the paint a polish (came up a treat), detailed the interior (bloody smokers :P . Did you spill a can of coke all over the dash ben? :lol:) Tomorrow I will be trying the factory mags from the Lane, to see if they fit, If not I will be looking for a cheap set of Post AU factory mags to tart it up a bit.
Anyone know of mechanics in the Newcastle area that do the blue slips?

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:49 am 
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well you have a nice start.
i see ray and donna have been giving you some heads up.
when lowering these things.. dont go stupid with them as they lose there drivablity. i reckonmend pedders lows with a set of shocks to suit them.. brings the car down nicely with out being too bloody low.

i have suspension issues with mine as its too low.. custom ktm sprongs 3 or 3.5' drop all round (looks cool but its silly low)

as for rims... you have to get the offest right otherwise your up s**t creek.
ba rims fit no probs.. pre ba is pushing it.. with rim and tyre hanging out of the gaurd.
anything that 17x8 or 18x8 you will need about a +35 offset i think it is.

performance.. the n/a is good but no where as good as the turbo. the n/a the most you can really do is the exhaust extractors pod some hard pipping and abit of timing advance and it should be about as quick as a stock turbo tx5.

jump on tx5club.co.nr and have a search around.
see some nice examples of what can be done to them.
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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:23 pm 
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h3ff44 wrote:
well you have a nice start.
i see ray and donna have been giving you some heads up.
when lowering these things.. dont go stupid with them as they lose there drivablity. i reckonmend pedders lows with a set of shocks to suit them.. brings the car down nicely with out being too bloody low.

i have suspension issues with mine as its too low.. custom ktm sprongs 3 or 3.5' drop all round (looks cool but its silly low)

as for rims... you have to get the offest right otherwise your up s**t creek.
ba rims fit no probs.. pre ba is pushing it.. with rim and tyre hanging out of the gaurd.
anything that 17x8 or 18x8 you will need about a +35 offset i think it is.

performance.. the n/a is good but no where as good as the turbo. the n/a the most you can really do is the exhaust extractors pod some hard pipping and abit of timing advance and it should be about as quick as a stock turbo tx5.

jump on tx5club.co.nr and have a search around.
see some nice examples of what can be done to them.

Thanks for the advice and words of encouragement matey! At this stage there won't be a great deal done to the TX other than getting it ready for rego and then a few mods here and there to tidy it up for the missus. It will be her daily driver, i.e. mums taxi, work car etc. She works at a shopping centre so it is very likely that it will cop the odd car park ding here and there, which is why I s**t myself everytime she drives the Lane to work :(
Thanks for the advice on the wheels. I did try to fit the NC factory mags on the weekend and it turned it into a wide load look :P I'll have to keep my eye out for a cheap set of factory BA mags for it. Probably wouldn't go any bigger than 16's atm. Anybody looking to offload a set give me a holler!
I will get onto the TX5 site tonight and check it out. I did go googling for a tx5 site a while back and didn't come up with anything too exciting.

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Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:22 pm 
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theres a bloke on there at the moment by the name of "madman" he's selling a set of ba xr6 rims with no tyres for $400 i think.
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not the best pic but heres a pic of my little beast... this is how low it sits.. with a set of 16' bbs rims. s**t pic of it (phone pic).. looks crap but its alot better in person
and the bunning garden edge front lip (i reckonmend it)

also notice next to it. there is a 626 wagon with the falcon rims on it. i think there 17x8 with a 30-40 offset and sits perfectly in the gaurds..
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Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:59 pm 
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Well, The Telstar's ready for the big test. Booked in for a Blue Slip on Wednesday at TRG Automotive, Cardiff. If any of you newie boys know of any other mechanics in Cardiff area that do Bluey's let me know.
The reason I ask is I just called into a local dismantler to pick up a set of new headlights for the TX5 and asked if TRG were hard on Bluey Slips and the f**k just laughed and said "good luck mate". Now how you suppose to take that :evil: He did say that they use to be good mates, but he left it at that so it might just be bad blood :?
Will find out next week. Wish me luck.
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Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:02 pm 
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Put the new headlights in todau that I picked up at the wreckers yesterday. Once less thing that could get me a fail :P
The old ones looked like this :?
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The new ones in
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These ones have chrome :lol:
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And the finished job with the eyes :)
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Tomorrow will be checking the bloody noisy tappet :evil:

 

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