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General chat about anything and everything, nothing in particular, just a place to kick back Just go to the last page and take part of the conversation. more
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Wanted to Buy / Wtb A Drift Car
Hi all WTB a drift car turn the key and drift ready just want to see what cars out there for sale cheers will travel the distance for the right car from Brisbane Cheers more
Started by jesus package
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Help & Advice / Vr Calais Rear Windscreen
Hi i have a VR calais that had an unfortunate incident with a spruce pine,went through the rear windscreen end result is i need to replace the rear windscreen, i was told that a VN fitted so i got hold of one and it didn't, it was an inch too tall i then was told that a VS would fit but it didnt it was again an inch too tall, my friend measured... more
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Help & Advice / Kia 2000 Sell Or Wreck?
Hi, trying to decide whether to invest $600 on our old Kia Rio 2000 for a RWC then try and sell (. Plus update 6 months rego? ) or is it not worth it? If you sell ' as is' what could we expect? I've seen a few advertised for $1500- $2000. Car runs nicely, manual, duck a bit damaged in spots, low mileage. Otherwise - wreck... more
Started by judyfunder101
Hey guys i recently got a razor blade lodged in my 2002 Celica's tire. i have aftermarket Osaka rims, so i changed it to the spare rim, as far as i know its the stock Celica rim, i haven't had to change it since I've owned the car. once the wheel is on and fitted, there is no physical movement/wobbling. once i have lowered the car back ... more
Started by ben.9497732
So, its been a while... Lives have changed and we all seem to have disappeared... I urge you (if you're an old school boostuser who is lurking) step forward and say hello... Would be nice to see familiar names pop back up again. more
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General Discussions / Tough Auzzie Rides!
alright guys i have created a website/facebook page to get these awesome rides out there, anything from drag ready to budget and everything in between. we try and showcase what you guys have build or bought or slammed, anything if its car, bike, 4x4, drag, budget, skidda, low, anything throw us a email at: or find us o... more
Started by fr3dy
Most people know Lexus is Toyota’s luxury arm, and that BMW owns Mini, but did you know Lamborghini is owned by Audi, which is run by Volkswagen? Or that Holden started off by making saddles? Below is the current status of every major car brand, as well as a snippet of its history and when it was founded. But, we all know that there's a massiv... more
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Help & Advice / Toyota R22 Engine Conversion
Hi everyone! My Uncle has a Jaguar kit car with a Toyota R22 engine and manual gear box. Giving the size of the footwell, having a third pedal is makes the car difficult and uncomfortable to really drive. The idea is to replace the engine with a new engine and automatic transmission without major modifications. It needs to be rear wheel drive ... more
Started by tim_tamvo172
Engine: 2.5lt Twin turbo V6 (6A13TT) Exhaust: custom 3 mild steel from turbos to exhaust tip Suspension: Tein coilovers Wheels: Have starcorp racing impulse in satin black ready to fit 18 x 9 Modifications: KKR 280 twin turbo upgrade Haltech E11v2 K & N air filter with cold air intake and custom stainless pipe PWR 600x210x76 in... more
Started by 6A13TT
Hi guys, I am soon to be embarking on an R32 GTS-t RB25DET conversion which will be done in my driveway with a couple of mates. I have an R33 GTS-25t half cut on the way. My biggest problem is deciding on what engine management to choose and what wiring loom and harness to use. I have heard rumours that you can use the RB20DET wiring loom and har... more
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Help & Advice / Degreasing Under Body Of Car
Hi i have a van that apparently has had an oil leak problem for a while. fixing not the problem. But I don't want to leave an oil slick and kill any water life by doing it at home plus it is a big job. Whole underside of car plus engine bay. Is there anywhere that i can go and degrease it myself or pay to have it done. Cheers. more
Started by Get-N-it-right
When it comes to automatic transmission issues with Nissan Pulsars, it depends on what model / era of vehicle, but I'll cover a few different generations of Nissan Pulsars in this article. The first and most obviously (to a mechanic at least) thing to check is the transmission oil, it could very well be that it's never been changed (or has... more
Started by McLeod
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Help & Advice / 1985 Hilux Problems
EDIT: I have a new problem, the car won't fire when it is hot. It will turn over but won't start. It starts fine when cold. The coil was replaced last weekend with a Bosch GT40r(or something similar) & a universal ballist(spelling) resistor. Any ideas? Will I need a resistor that is more suited to the coil? Or could it be a complete dif... more
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General Discussions / Shitbox Rally 2017
Thought I might create a thread for any tumble weeds that blow by. I did the 2014 and 2015 Rally, missed this year (got married and went on a honeymoon instead) and have now signed up and been accepted for shitbox rally 2017. The route is Adelaide to a Cairns. Via the Oodnadatta track and Plenty Highway. The event is a MASSIVE fundraiser for the... more
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General Discussions / First Cannonball Run (illegal )
Hi. I am new to this site .I saw in an old post that some one was enquiring about the first Cannonball run. This run started at Sunbury and finished at Freemantle Perth. The supposed winner was driving a Holden 2 tonner . However the official winner was a Holden Commodore VK Interceptor driven by John Crowle , Ian Bray and a third unknown driver. ... more
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VP V6 Manual Gearbox Conversion Hey, i have a S2 VP V6 Auto, and a VN S2 Manual. Going to be putting the manual box in the VP. Now im all good with most of the conversion, but im unsure about the wiring, will i have to change the whole looms over? can i get away with just changing the wiring going to the gearbox? (Under centre console) and plugging... more
Started by W1NT3R
Hi, Sorry if it's a recurring topic (feel free to link me to related forums) but I'm wanting to sell my pops NSW registered Colorado up here in Brisbane as he lives rurally and it's 80km to the nearest town so realistically it seems like the most likely way we will sell. What are my options? What paperwork would I need from both states... more
Started by Crik1987
Does anyone meet up /cruise around hervey bay more
Started by kraft
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Help & Advice / Ae112r Sportivo Corolla
Hey guys, Ride: 2000 ae112r sportivo levin Just wondering if anyone has had any problems with there Corolla sportivo underload on boost it's just it has spark problems or blocked injector?? I have changed fuel filter, spark plugs, leads, dizzy cap, rotor button!!! I'm not sure but any help would be awsum!! Cheers fee... more
Started by N13boostteeser
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General Discussions / Vq Statesman 1991 Series 2
Could anyone help with some info on knowing what's the latest model interior that will fit into a 1991 VQ Statesman series 2. Minor mods are ok but the closer the better??? Thanks heaps more
Started by Kate123
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Help & Advice / Chevy Luv Ute
I was curious regarding how u got a five studd patern on ur ute can u tell me what the bumper is off more
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Help & Advice / N14 Sss Pulsar Wheel Sizes
Hey guys I was wanting to get an idea roughly of what tyres and rim offset everyone runs on their n14 pulsars more
Started by Notoriouzhaj
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Help & Advice / Vt Exhaust Fit On A Vz Sv6?
hey guys. sold my vt the other day and bought a vz sv6. was just wondering whether i can keep my exhaust. i no the vz runs a twin system but was just wondering whether i can get it cut and a y piece welded in and run my exhaust i had on the vt. is the chassis structure the same for both cars. any help would be awesome\ cheers guys more
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Help & Advice / I Need Performance Tips Pls!
Hi guys, I own a 2010 model FG Falcon 6speed Triptronic & am wondering if anyone can give me some tips on what i can buy or do it ( performance wise ) to get the most out of her.I am on my green P's so cant drive a turbo or ide already have a GT35/40 engine in her.. Any tips or suggestions would be awsome thankyou! more
Started by lukestewart93170
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Help & Advice / Vz Alloyanchor To Ls Conversion
I want to start a conversion and just wanted to know if it is fairly straight forward as in mounts, cross member, ecu, box, shafts, diff? what i need for it to talk properly with BCM? more
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Off Topic / Elite Dangerous
Hands up all those people who remember playing the original game Elite back on their Commodore 64 or Commodore Amiga computers..... Well a company called Frontier Developments is making the new game Elite Dangerous, based on the original, funded through a Kickstarter campaign and due for release in the first quarter of 2014 (march 14th eta) http://... more
Started by alpharx7  * 12
Have you noticed that there's increasingly more and more Toyota Hilux's and Ford Rangers on the road than ever before? Australian tradies most favourite instant tax-write off is a Ute, so the big manufacturers have been trying to tap into this market for years. Toyota has done stunningly well with the Hilux, but in recent times you would h... more
Started by McLeod
There's been a lot of talk about zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells over the years, but no manufacturer had actually managed to pull it off. Amongst many other problems, the biggest was production costs and scale - ie, too little demand for an expensive technology means it won't be cheap enough to ever be popular. However, The S... more
Started by McLeod
It's a 1.3L 5 speed Manual. Beautiful Conditon, runs like a dream. Interior is immaculate. I thought why not try make something of it. So I'm looking for ideas on low cost mods that are the kind of thing I can do at home. Friends have suggested pod filter, springs, rims, sound system etc. Looking to invest a bit of money over 6 ... more
Started by shark.bait.huhahaines179
If you're driving your Honda Civic and you accelerate but the car revs but you aren't going any faster, then you're having troubles with your automatic transmission. Here's a good example of what it's all about: Unfortunately, it's a very common problem with Honda's between '99 and '04. In fact, more than half ... more
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General Discussions / Updated Shaved Boot Vy Commodore
so about a month ago I shaved my boot on my Vy commodore what are people's opinions any ideas to make it look a bit better? Thanks. more
Started by adammckenzie
Hi, Just posting for hubby. He purchased a 64 Chev Impala SS with Hydraulics from W.A and being in NSW he needs a blueslip or now called Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Scheme (AUVIS) inspection. We are in Newcastle and can't find anyone who deals with hydraulics. Anyone know anyone nearby, so he doesn't have to travel to Sydn... more
Started by hotgoss84101
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Help & Advice / Vy Ute Diff Cradle
help recently got superpro bushes fitted by selbys tuggerah into diff cradle within a month crossmember bolts came loosecar was all over road scared shit outa me went back and he refitted and realigned a few months later same thing happened only lot worse went around a corner wasn,t fast and clunk ripped out one remainig bolt drivers side inner... more
Started by mudchucka
  • 27th November 2016 - 04:25 PM
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Help & Advice / 4g63t In 1990 Lancer
Trying to find a fwd box to go on 4g63t lancer Not sure what will fit more
Started by Tautz
  • 26th November 2016 - 05:04 PM
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