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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA
Posted: Sun May 09, 2010 4:04 pm 
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I dunno about the black intake manifold but the polished rocker cover looks good!

Is this the same engine as the mx6 v6 from 93-97 ish? If so, there are turbo manifold & dump pipe kits available on Ebay US. No idea on quality or anything else about them, but they are interesting.....

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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA
Posted: Sun May 09, 2010 7:14 pm 
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I dunno about the black intake manifold but the polished rocker cover looks good!

Is this the same engine as the mx6 v6 from 93-97 ish? If so, there are turbo manifold & dump pipe kits available on Ebay US. No idea on quality or anything else about them, but they are interesting.....

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i was going to polish the manifold but was gonna take for ever so i decided to paint it black.
i beleive its the same engine.
yea ive seen the the manifolds aswell but as mentioned earlier i need an after market ECU to be able to turbo it as the stock ecu wont read boost.

 

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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA
Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:08 am 
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I thought there was a turbo version in the US?

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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA
Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:07 pm 
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Wow, the engine bay looks awesome now Brad.

How'd you get a flat tyre if you haven't been driving it? :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA
Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 7:40 pm 
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Wow, the engine bay looks awesome now Brad.

How'd you get a flat tyre if you haven't been driving it? :P


thats the spare wheel out the boot :P lot of good that woulda done if i actually got a flat tyre...damn car yards :lol:

ive finished painting 1 wheel and started on the second shouldnt be long now and they'll be finished and ill throw some pics up....pick up new bits this week or next for the car.

front pads and rotors (fronts cant be machined, rears were fine)
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fuel filter
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shifter bushes
and some oil

better be good after that :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA
Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 6:37 pm 
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well my exhaust finally stuffed up broke off near the resinator (between front and back doors) it drones really bad specially between 2,000rpm and 3,000rpm i took it to get a quote on a new exhaust today well ok i tried about 10 minutes of driving i felt like my ear drums were gonna burst so i turned around and went home :P drove it home in 3rd gear so it wasnt so bloody dronie :oops:

 

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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA
Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 9:36 pm 
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What did they sting you for the exhaust quote? Shop around a bit, you will be surprised at what some places want to charge!

My g/f's tx5 turbo drones a bit between 2,000 & 3,000 rpm, but below or above that it sounds fine. It has the factory dump pipe, factory cat & then a 3" system from the cat back, and a cannon muffler with a big outlet, probably 4 or 5 inch, it was on the car when it was bought.

Aside the drone issues that could probably be sorted with a hotdog, the note isn't that bad for a turbo 4 banger.

If i had to do the exhaust again on it, i wouldn't put a cannon on it without a hotdog before it, or maybe a small straight thru muffler, to help reduce the drone.

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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA
Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 9:41 pm 
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What did they sting you for the exhaust quote? Shop around a bit, you will be surprised at what some places want to charge!

My g/f's tx5 turbo drones a bit between 2,000 & 3,000 rpm, but below or above that it sounds fine. It has the factory dump pipe, factory cat & then a 3" system from the cat back, and a cannon muffler with a big outlet, probably 4 or 5 inch, it was on the car when it was bought.

Aside the drone issues that could probably be sorted with a hotdog, the note isn't that bad for a turbo 4 banger.

If i had to do the exhaust again on it, i wouldn't put a cannon on it without a hotdog before it, or maybe a small straight thru muffler, to help reduce the drone.

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didnt end up going im going tomorrow this place has done some work for me in the past and are pretty good on price....what size exhaust do you recon would be suitable for the TX5? 2.5L V6

 

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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA
Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:00 pm 
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Any current mods to the engine? Future planned mods?

Need to take those into consideration in picking the exhaust. If you want to turbo it later on, a 3" system might be the way to go(less to replace later down the track), if not probably only a 2.5" system. What is the size of the factory pipe, is it 2 inch? 2 and 1/4 maybe? I think the factory tx5 turbo's were around 2 & 1/4 for a 2.2lt.

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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA
Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:07 pm 
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Any current mods to the engine? Future planned mods?

Need to take those into consideration in picking the exhaust. If you want to turbo it later on, a 3" system might be the way to go(less to replace later down the track), if not probably only a 2.5" system. What is the size of the factory pipe, is it 2 inch? 2 and 1/4 maybe? I think the factory tx5 turbo's were around 2 & 1/4 for a 2.2lt.

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yea probably 2 - 2 1/4 im unsure what ill end up doing to it performance wise at this stage....turbo would be nice but gotta have the money for a after market computer plus install cost of it.

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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA
Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 9:19 pm 
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car goes into moonah mufflers tuesday to get the exhaust done its getting a 2.5 inch cat back with 1 resinator and a high flow sports muffler for $320 fitted.

 

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Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 6:29 pm 
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cars dirty in the pics but this is how it looks black wheels and i removed the mud flaps

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as the pics shows it needs some major lowering :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA......now rolling on black rims
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 1:35 pm 
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Looks good with the rims & the exhaust sounds like a pretty good deal to me! At 2.5" you could still turbo it and unless chasing huge power it will do for a good while, while giving you improvements to power & sound right now. :cool:

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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA......now rolling on black rims
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 1:43 pm 
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Looks good with the rims & the exhaust sounds like a pretty good deal to me! At 2.5" you could still turbo it and unless chasing huge power it will do for a good while, while giving you improvements to power & sound right now. :cool:

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thanks mate yea i like the rims and exhaust will hopefully make it sound alot better....i have had a few cars done there and they look after me on price and ive never had any problems with the work that has been done.

 

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 Post subject: Re: TX5 GHIA......now rolling on black rims
Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 10:25 pm 
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got the exhaust fitted today sounds nice.....when i picked the car up i noticed they put a chrome tip on it free of charge :D

 

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