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 Post subject: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:45 pm 
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Location: Northside - Brisbane
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Well, considering I recently starting buying parts for the new girl... I thought I would finally start up its own thread.

Went out looking for a V8 Manual Ute and came back with this...
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"09 FG XT 5spd Auto Sedan.
So not even close :/

But oh well, life does go on and although it wasnt what I was orignally looking for... I'm glad I didnt compromise for an older lower quality car. Im happy with the 'blank canvas' that i now have...

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:42 pm 
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Ride: "08 XR6T Ute

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Performance

Future plans for the car are just a dream, but these are the options... Turbo, Supercahrger or stay N/A.

Stage 3 Turbo Kit (200-350+rwkw)
1 X STAGE 4 TURBO MANIFOLD
1 X GARRETT GT40 TURBOCHARGER
1 X 50MM EXTERNAL WASTEGATE
1 X 3 INCH S/STEEL DUMP PIPE ( WITH O2 SENSOR BUNG)
1 X 2 INCH S/STEEL SCREAMER PIPE
1 X GASKET SET ( OIL FEED,OIL DRAIN, TURBO,MANIFOLD,WASTEGATE,DUMP PIPE)
1 X TEFLON S/STEEL OIL FEED LINE
1 X S/STEEL OIL DRAIN
1 X TEFLON S/STEEL OIL DRAIN LINE
2 X ½" BSP- 5/8 HOSE BARB
2 X HOSE CLAMPS
OIL SENDER T & FITTINGS
1 X 50MM BILLET B.O.V
4 X 10M X 1.25 STUDS AND FLANGE NUTS ( FOR TURBO )
1 x FRONT MOUNT INTERCOOLER 600X300X76
4 X 8M X 1.25 HEX BOLTS ( OIL FEED & DRAIN LINE )
Price: 3999.00 + Shipping
(Snort Performance)

OR...

FG Raptor kit (260rwkw)
POD air filter
Raptor V L supercharger
FG Turbo injectors
32mm BOV
2 BAR MAP sensor
Brackets, idlers and new 6PK belt
Silicon and polished alloy pipework
***Silent liquid cooled Supercharger option
Price: 5200.00 + Shipping
(Raptor Superchargers)


Additionally, the car will need the following upgrades to accommodate the either of the forced induction kits…
( :!: signifies I have already purchased/obtained the item)

Induction
Stock FG XR6T Plenum
Source privately or through a wrecker.
Price: $250

Custom Plenum
Looking to graft an e-series plenum (similar to the FG turbo plenums) onto a b series BBM...
Price: approx. $300

FG XR6T Stock Throttle body
Hopefully be attached with the plenum, when I find one.
Price: approx $100

Intercooler piping kit
Will investigate further down the track.
Approx price: $459 + freight
(Ebay)

Growler Induction kit
Bought second hand from a Facebook ‘For Sale’ page, has been cut up a bit to suit previous owners aftermarket intercooler setup on his F6 Ute.
Approx price: $100 :!:
(Private)

Valve train
Valve Springs Street 306800
Price: $396 + Freight
(Atomic Performance Products)

Valve Springs Race 306801
Price: $522.50 + freight
(Atomic Performance Products)

Crow Cam Valve springs high performance
Price: $380 + freight
(Taipan Motorsport)

Crow Cam package
Stage 1-6 + One billet oil cap
Price: $795 + feight
(Taipan Motorsport)

Ignition
Weapon X Ignition Coils
Website quotes a dyno sheet for 616rwkW
Price: $460 + freight
(Taipan Motorsport)

NGK Laser Iridium spark plugs
IFR6T11 4589
Price: $120
(Super cheap Auto)

Fuel System
Stock FG XR6T Injectors
Price: $100 :!:
(Private)

GSS 342 Walbro fuel pump
Price: $185 + $10 freight
(eBay)

Malpassi rising rate fuel regulator
1.7:1 ratio
Price: $275 + Feight
(GCG Turbos)

Exhaust
Catback Exhaust System
3" stock xr6t system including cat.
Price: $350 :!:

Catback Frankenstein Exhaust System
Twin 2 1/4" system (hotdog, delete mid muffler, hotdog, dump style tip)
Price: approx $300
(Custom fabrication by myself)

Tuning
Flash tuner - Ford Flash 2 CAP-XCAL2
Up to 3 additional programs may be added for $100 ea.
Price: $595 + freight
(Capa Performance)

Dyno tuning - FG XR6T/G6ET Base Stage 1
Pre-tune engine inspection, XCALIII Flasher unit, Xtreme custom tune, before and after dyno report, regapped spark plugs, cooler thermostat.
Price: $1695
(Xtreme Ford Tuning)

Suspension/Handling
FG XR6T Stock Rear Springs
Price: $40 :!:
(Private)

FG XR6T Stock Front Springs
Price: $?

SSL Front/SSSL Rear King Springs
Price: $200 :!:
(Supercheap Auto)

Monroe GT Sport Short Stroke Shocks and Struts
Price: $480 :!:
(Ebay)

FG XR6 Stock Front sway bar
Price: $65
(Aussie Wreckers)

FG XR6 Stock Rear sway bar
Price: $65
(Aussie Wreckers)

FG XR6T Front/Rear brake calipers
Price: $100 :!:
(Facebook 'for sale' page)

AU XR 17” Wheels
Investigating powder coating rims black, either matte or satin finish.
Price: $200 :!:
(Private)

CSA Black Vanquish 20” Wheels
Bought from a Facebook ‘For Sale’ page. Needs a fair bit of TLC, hopefully will be able to complete a majority myself. Then will be sandblasted and powder coated black.
Price: $500 :!:
(Private)

If you have any suggestions/ideas/questions, please don’t hesitate to make a post. I am after all just fumbling through this myself, so more than willing to learn, listen or do some further research…

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:!: The GOAL :!:
I re-evaluated my goals, and how realistic they are, so first goal is to get 190rwkw... think thats a good realistic goal to achieve in the short term...

Second goal is to AT LEAST match the power of a stock FG XR6T (270kW), while maintaining good reliability and setting a solid foundation to allow for further modification/improvement.

My other more important, and probably more long term goal is to have a faster car then my cousin... this will be the hard part, he drives a VY SS Ute 5.7L 6Spd manual (235kW@5200rpm, 465Nm@4400rpm). They are just stock figures, but he is also in the process of at least some cam work... so those figures will improve.
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As I just said above, im just fumbling my way through this… one forum/performance website/trip to my mechanic at a time… so im putting up a list of the things I need to expand my understanding in. As I gain an understanding of the issue, I will post up my findings for others to learn from, or more likely critique. Again, any suggestions are welcome… we are all here to learn and help.

:?: Currently researching :?:

:arrow: Valve train – Do I require parts other than upgraded valve springs? Eg. Roller rockers, valves, pushrods, etc.
:arrow: Diff - What are my options for upgrading the diff?
Recently discovered that the Gen III (VT to VZ) SS commodores, ran an M80 diff with LSD centers. So if I can get my hands on said diff, i can just transfer the internals and BAM... M80 LSD :)
:arrow: Transmission - At what level of power will the standard auto 5spd become too unreliable?
:arrow: Air bagged – I know I am going to cop some s**t for this, but I am looking into what it will cost me to set up airbags all round. I want it low, but airbags have the added advantage of when I need to raise it (Police, speed bumps, awkward driveways, etc), I can do it at the flick of a switch.
Links - http://www.airbagit.com http://www.airide.com.au
- Quick research shows that a fully optioned all round air bag system would cost approx $2200 plus fitting (light modifications need to be done to rear k-frame).
- Basic kit $900
http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/Air-Suspension-Inc/Air-Suspension-Kits/Custom-Air-Suspension-Kit/582027/
- ‘e-Level Electronic Leveling System’ by Accuair Suspension would cost approx $1000, enabling me to easily have a fully adjustable setup along with 3 programmable set heights. For an additional $200, a remote (similar to keyless entry remotes) can be added to the system.
:arrow: Air bags effect on handling/ride comfort – how much will I have to sacrifice for the convenience of an air bag system?
- Airbag kit will make the ride a little rougher when full dropped, but at standard height little difference will be felt. Although, due to the need to replace part of the front strut, drivability is severely affected when bags are put in the front.
:arrow: Cheap brake upgrade - Looked this one a bit further already, and have purchased a set of FG XR6T brakes from an F6 ute. Front - 322mm x 28mm. Rear - 328mm x 26mm. 2 pot Front and Rear. Now just need to save up to get the rotors and new pads to suit.
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Other

Secondary to the performance of my car are the other non-mechanic parts.

Audio
12” Pioneer Subwoofer
TS-W306C 1000W max. 400W nom. 4ohm QTY 3 (so far lol)
Price: $100 :!:

Mono block Amplifier
Cant get to where the amp is kept at the moment to get the details
Price: $FREE :!:

Interior
G6E interior trims
I want the silver trim replaced with the ‘carbon fibre’ black trim from the G6E
Price: $?

Re-trim spears
Bought red carbon fiber vinyl to wrap the spears in.
Price: $9.99 :!:

Full leather Interior
Seats ($495 from Proseat) and door cards ($400 from ebay - JoshyD) - need to investigate Proseats prices on door cards in making 'reborn' leather
Price: $900

G6E ICC
GPS, colour screen (capable of displaying reverse camera and DVD images/movies), 6 CD Stacker, full premium sound options, blue illumination,
Price: $1350

G6E Cluster
Price: $?

Replace interior lights with LED’s
Price: $?

Replace all illumination with RED LED’s
Price: $?

Exterior
FG G6E Stock chrome trim around door windows
Price: $?

FG FPV Front bar
Unpainted w/ front bar spotlights
Price: $500 + freight
(eBay – Fibre Sports Automotive)

FG MKii XR Front bar
Preferred for larger ‘mouth’
Price: $??

FG FPV Side skirts
Unpainted
Price: $250 + freight
(eBay – Fibre Sports Automotive)

FG FPV Rear Bar
Price: $?

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Location: Dalby
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TURN IT INTO A MAD SLEEPER!! :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:18 pm 
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Hmm.. Will I NEED a new cam to run the turbo, if yes can I use a stock xr6t cam?

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:21 pm 
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Depends. Larger cams will make the power come on very aggressively, and provide more power for the same boost level.

I reckon cams are a great idea, especially if you're wanting to keep boost levels down (due to NA having higher comp ratio etc). Gives you ample power in a lower rev range, so you hit boost a lot quicker. I say go for it. Be sure to heat wrap all the manifold and get a blanket for the turbo. You will have massive heat soak if not, and will in the end fry hoses and wiring, and also you will lose a lot of power.

Have fun bro :D I want to see how it goes :twisted:

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:22 pm 
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Also, we all still meeting up Friday week @ that maccas?

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:11 pm 
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Rightio, time to hunt down a right off engine for some parts. Cam, plenum, valve springs, etc... Though could be pricey. O well... See what I can find... :/

Yeah it's still on... Don't know how many we'll get, but s**t happens... Might just be you and I lol oh well, hopefully go for a drive after... See what happens.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:53 pm 
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Haha you can check out my fully sick Cruze >.< I do hope more come, I want to see some rides lol

Might have to organize a drags night at Willowbank so we can all get some 1/4 Times.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:24 pm 
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I hope the same, cause mine ain't that interesting to look at. Same as they come at the dealership but with some wear and tear lol
Won't be any modification until after this meet... Still collecting parts.

Sounds like good idea. Would like to get a stock time to see what improvements my modifications make...

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:11 pm 
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I haven't got a stock time yet lol but I'm just gonna go off the generic mid 15's for a BA with 4sp Auto. I should be doing mid to low 14's easily once I get the car back on the 25th ish. If I recall, there's a test n tune on the 27th. Might head out then and give her a few squirts down the straight.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:13 pm 
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Scrap that lol it's on the 31st (wednesday). The 20th Oct and 10th of November are both Saturday test n tunes.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:34 pm 
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10th of nov might be a good option, what's the deal for those nights? Is it as many goes as you can fit in for the entry fee. Or is it pay per run?

Maybe by then I'll have a slight bit of modifying... Lol

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:45 pm 
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It's $45 at the gate to race. $20 to spectate.

You basically do as many runs as you can in the time frame. Some people get lucky and bust out like 10 runs, sometimes you might only get 2-3. All depends on how many people turn up on the night.

I would love to see a few guys there. Could turn it into a cruise event. All meet up prior, and all drive down as a group. Have a few runs, and go our own ways from there.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:20 pm 
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Well I might even see if I can bring the old mans (my old) xr6 au ute... Reasonably stock, but it's manual... So still good fun :)

 

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