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 Post subject: THE BLACK TAXI
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:12 pm 
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Ride: AU VCT,68 LANE,84 COURIER,

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This is the continuing build of THE BLACK TAXI a 1998 xr6 vct manual,mods so far are ported head,3 inch system,cold air intake,pod filter,TSI computer,walbro pump, and thats about all for the power side of it it was dynoed at a lame 196 hp at the wheels (highest reading of three dynos) when it was tuned after the cylinder head was ported and re fitted.Its got the stock ticky t5 and is on its third clutch since i have owned it,also the stock 3:45 irs rear.I fitted a black leather vct fairlane interior and a custom black suede hood lining, it has a pioneer head unit two four channel pioneer amps bridged to two sets of pioneer splits,one boston 12 inch sub is powered by a 300 watt rms mtx mono block.It has 20 by 8.5 inch rims with federal tyres and it has custom super super super low suspension,the paint is stock black and is ratty but cleans up good enough. The cars best 400m time was 15 flat with 20 s on and a stuffed clutch plate but managed a 95 mph. With a new clutch it went slower and struggled to do 92 mph,it then had a stuffed pressure plate and now has both. the next mod will be the clutch with a new set up, and the car is in bits now in the shop waitng for me to put it together with the new clutch.
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the rims
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the crazy new and over the top cold air intake, i fitted the ba intake and 3 inch stainless tube with a k and n filter
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and lots of alloy plate and acl heat shield ! so mods on the hit list are mod fuel rail and get adj reg (underway)fit clutch(underway) rebuild front suspension,fit ported hybrid head and adj gears and big sure cam
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not the carb or manifold though,and maybe fit these if they help
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 Post subject: Re: THE BLACK TAXI
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:44 pm 
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Damn nice look "taxi" you have there, looks mint.
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Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:59 pm 
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Thanks mate

 

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 Post subject: Re: THE BLACK TAXI
Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 1:16 am 
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Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

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wish taxi's actualy looked like your's!!.. lol rims realy do smack you in the eye balls against the black paint.. -nice dish...

 

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 Post subject: Re: THE BLACK TAXI
Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:19 pm 
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Yeah the truth is the rims grew on me i was ready to swap to some sportier 18s but the 20s are on the limit of being not to gangster.I have the clutch kit ready now and i also have a new balancer i forgot to say that while trying to kill the old NPC clutch i spun the balancer off and the belt flew off and smacked the fan belt cover thats what started the new mods, i also have the new cat ready.and a belt and a balancer.
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hope this works a bit better at the drags
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custom cat stealth mode dont tell but the cat shell came from a v6 toiletdore.

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 Post subject: Re: THE BLACK TAXI
Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:34 pm 
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The pod before it was covered,i put it as close to the high beam light as i could and sealed as much as possible so it only sucks from the whole were the headlight used to be this mod and the ba snorkle and 3 inch intake have been the best performance mods so far, better then the head port,
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with the ride height i tried to be sensible but it didnt work this is how it ended up
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if i keep going with more mods i wanna make it look more like this.
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no handles or badges!

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 Post subject: Re: THE BLACK TAXI
Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 1:25 am 
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looks smooth especialy with no door handles... 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: THE BLACK TAXI
Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 7:23 pm 
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Yeah and without those terrible side strips how big are those things.

 

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Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:52 am 
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well got the ceramic button clutch in today feels pretty good, while it was apart found a few things that needed attention so it took a little longer than usual,also did the balancer and fitted a new belt. The car is very smooth now and the clutch is a credit to the guys who built it thanks to NPC in brissy for my second NPC clutch (hopefully last in this car) It turns out the clutch fork had come loose by pulling the bolt out of the bell housing,so that is why the clutch felt over adjusted and was totally destroyed.Any way all sorted now and i will drop it down to NPC and get them to check the adjustment,the clutch is very good i thought it would be heavy and have a bit more shudder but so far i am very impressed,so the next mods are....... in order of importance
*finish the exhaust 3 inch cat and a better tail pipe
*mod fuel rail and fit pressure reg
*rebuild front brakes and suspension bushes
*put the other motor in
*finish interior
*finish boot install
*get decent sub box
*maybe cv shafts
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car goes up !
TEST and TUNE on wednesday MMMMMM 14 would be good :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: THE BLACK TAXI
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:48 pm 
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Ride: AU111 XR6 VCT Supercharged

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Autofast2, the AU looks good. Hopefully will start to get a bit quicker.

Are you using a workshop in Bris?

 

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 Post subject: Re: THE BLACK TAXI
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:48 pm 
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Yeah hope to work on getting low 14 s with the new engine then supercharge it or maybe turbo but want to really tune it up first,yeah thats my job some times when we get a chance we work on our own cars :D

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:37 am 
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Well i stacked it into a gutter and it kinda got a few new mods under way,the damage was one rim a tow link adjuster and a tyre. So i got 4 new federals,a new rim,a new toe link,and the front rear bars and boot lid resprayed,also debadged and the red stripe changed to chrome,today i also fitted an adjustable fuel reg and i have almost finished the boot trim,i will post some pics soon.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:48 am 
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Just looking at my mods list,i have done the brakes and front suspension,i used those nolathane fully adjustable uppers the ones with the bolts instead of shims,and super pro lowers,new rotors,new wheel bearings,new ceramic pads,rebuilt callipers,and i did the reg today,i am on my third sub box (dont go there) and almost done the boot.So new list would be
*finish boot
*fit 3 inch cat
*finish interior
*put motor in
*fit lower LH rear ball joint (bush) not cv like i thought
WATCH THIS SPACE I AM GOING TO FINISH THIS THING

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:50 am 
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OH yeah i smashed a T5 in that time aswell broke 3 rd got a second hand one !!!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: THE BLACK TAXI
Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:18 pm 
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Only slow into the gutter but killed the rim. I will post some pics it tore the centre out.No new clutch its the strongest part of the car :D.

 

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