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Help & Advice / Torana Front Wheels Rubbing
Hi, Just wondering if anyone can provide some advice. I have an LH Torana running a Borg Warner LSD out of a VS Commodore and 15 x 10 Prostars with 275/50 x 15 under flares, and no, they don't rub anywhere since some minor massaging. Fronts were 15 x 3.5 Prostar front runners (which are illegal on Qld roads), so have just bought 2 new 15 x 7 Pr... more
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Help & Advice / Torana Front Wheels Rubbing
Hi, Just wondering if anyone can provide some advice. I have an LH Torana running a Borg Warner LSD out of a VS Commodore and 15 x 10 Prostars with 275/50 x 15 under flares, and no, they don't rub anywhere since some minor massaging. Fronts were 15 x 3.5 Prostar front runners (which are illegal on Qld roads), so have just bought 2 new 15 x 7 Pr... more
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Help & Advice / Torana Front Wheels Rubbing
Hi, Just wondering if anyone can provide some advice. I have an LH Torana running a Borg Warner LSD out of a VS Commodore and 15 x 10 Prostars with 275/50 x 15 under flares, and no, they don't rub anywhere since some minor massaging. Fronts were 15 x 3.5 Prostar front runners (which are illegal on Qld roads), so have just bought 2 new 15 x 7 Pr... more
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Help & Advice / Vz Ss Gearbox Issues
Ok guys, asking this question on behalf of a female friend. She's been having problems with her VZ SS. Assures me it's never been flogged and serviced by a mechanics regularly. 160k kms on the clock. I can't get to see the car firsthand which makes things tricky. Basically, just asking if anybody could take an educated guess at a pote... more
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Help & Advice / 2005 Mazda Bravo Engine Swap
Hi, I’m new to this site, looking for some help/info on swapping out the 05 bravo standard engine for something new, standard engine is stuffed (2.6l), wanted to put a v6 or v8 or anything really as long as it goes better than standard, can’t really find anything in regards to this topic. Seems to be most info on the net is for earlier models . A... more
Started by Ddl1010
I'm looking at putting a vl 3ltr Commodore engine in to my vk. What modifications would I have to make. And a ruff ball park on cost less engine rebuild more
Started by Anthony141
hey, i've just started receiving spam from bargainsau.com on the email address i use SOLELY for boostcruising. Have you guys had your database hacked? more
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Help & Advice / Datsun 260c (230) With L28
Hi guys, new member here. I live in Brisbane. I own a Datsun 260C (230) and I'm looking to get some work done on the engine. Anyone know a mechanic that genuinely knows their way around a Nissan L28 engine? It has a L28 motor with a factory 4 speed manual, Z car SU's, extractors and 1 and 3/4 inch exhaust. Any idea how much would a port a... more
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General Discussions / Buying My First High Performance Vehicle
Hi all, first time posting. I need help deciding on my first turbo car. Not long got my opens and want to get into the high performance world but just dont know what i want. I am looking for something that is heavily supported and has a massive aftermarket support. Looking for something that I can daily and take it onto the local track or the drag... more
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General Discussions / Car Cruise
Any car cruising on the Gold Coast over Christmas? more
Started by Travisxd
Engine: VN 304 V8 manual Exhaust: twin 2 1/2 with pacemaker extarctors Suspension: superlow front with low rears Wheels: VY SS 18 Modifications: ALOT was originaly a styleside ute and V6 manual so alot has been done on this Stereo Audio / Visual: Estimated Power: 150-200 HP roughly not dynoed yet more
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General Discussions / Make A Old Car As Good As A New One
hi with a ef fairmont that needs some work how would you be able to go more places or plan ahead like you can with new cars when you know your car needs work and you cant really go many places or plan ahead as you never know what will go between now and then, old done up cars can be as good as new ones, how would you deal with it all if you cant af... more
Started by car10002
hello, planning on starting up a project, datsun 180b or 200b sr20det swap. first things first i have never done anything like this before & i do not intend to rego it. has anyone done a engine swap like this, wondering cost's? and if i could get a hold of some photo's or somthing. any help, tips, advice ideas would be appreciated than... more
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Help & Advice / How Strong Is My Rb25det
Hey guys I had planned on doing a big build on my rb25det out of my 33 skyline. So I ripped the engine out and I was going to get forged internals, bore the block 40thou, head porting, new gaskets, n1 oil and water pumps etc etc and go the whole lot. Now Ive been looking at the big picture, and as I am planning on keeping my highflow 33 turbo for p... more
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Help & Advice / Legality Of A Death Cart
Hey all very wise and all knowing internet car forum, just was wondering if anyone was familiar enough with car design standards to be able to know- would it be possible to get a rwc for a death cart? Stupid question me know. Main issue I suppose is your cutting away crumple zones, but Ariel is getting away with it... You would obviously keep head... more
Started by SecondChoice
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Help & Advice / Legality Of A Death Cart
Hey all very wise and all knowing internet car forum, just was wondering if anyone was familiar enough with car design standards to be able to know- would it be possible to get a rwc for a death cart? Stupid question me know. Main issue I suppose is your cutting away crumple zones, but Ariel is getting away with it... You would obviously keep head... more
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Local Chat / High Performance Exemptions
Hi there, I am enquiring about getting an exemption on my Ps I'm under 25 and don't have an option for a car except a spare car which is a Holden Torana 4.2 Litre V8 should I get an moderately powered exemption or a high powered because tonne to kilowatt ratio it's under 125 k/w per tonne so I'm thinking moderate but I want an educ... more
Started by Thomasphotographer
Engine:Monster carbon fibre airbox, Plazmaman intercooler piping kit, ralliart thermo stat Exhaust: 3 inch TBE straight thru system no mufflers Suspension: Drummond motorsport 50mm coilovers, whiteline swaybars front and rear and a whiteline roll centre adjuster kit Wheels: Volk rays engineering TE37's 17x8.5 +30 Brakes: Performance Friction 2 ... more
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Ride / 1999 Subaru
Hey guys, this is my GT Forester project car. In no rush to finish it so really taking my time with it. Pulled it off the road originally to rebuild the motor but now I want to either build this one or do a EJ207 swap. Other future mods also include front mount intercooler, rotated turbo setup, BC BR coilovers as the Teins don't go low enough a... more
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  • 23rd November 2017 - 10:09 AM
Just looking for recommendations for performance mechanics in gold coast to work on an xr6t.. Mafless stage 2/3 tune Upgrade the exhaust all the way through, side pipes, add a bov, and turbo actuator, Valve springs, port and polish more
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Help & Advice / Vz V6 Motor Swap 10hbb - 10hba
Hey guys, recently I've swapped out my motor in my 2005 vz v6 crewman, 6 speed manual. When I ordered the motor I made it very clear to the supplier that I needed a 10HBB motor as that's what was in there already. New motor rocked up and it was a 10HBA motor. I rang and explained they had sent the wrong motor but they were pretty certain it... more
Started by Robbo124
Get your passport to travel Drivers License and insurance at European Travel Agency in Harrison For 34 years, this Harrison storefront has been a passport into more exotic European and Caribbean gateways. European Travel Agency handles both travel and insurance, but the posters of sprawling beaches and vibrant European capitals are a tempting distr... more
Started by lamahvince21366
hi was wondering how youd get a ef fairmont with 311,000km as reliable as a newer car (au or ba ford or hyundai terracan/santa fe) reliable enough to plan ahead or take people at no warning. asking because it currently needs some repairs and cant afford all repairs at once and can only afford bit at time and just put up with it. the aircon doesnt w... more
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  • 1st November 2017 - 09:47 PM
s2krazie's thread seems to have disappeared off the internets, so im making a new one. Think of it like an iPad 2 but not at all like an ipad, just in the sense its only marginally different to its predecessor. Today i put a new battery in, out with the old and in with the new: Might be able to restore the old one, though i think its pret... more
Started by Geoff  * 123» 66
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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  • 26th October 2017 - 08:44 PM
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Help & Advice / Ve R8 Trans Refil
I brought a ve r8 ls2 and the trans sump got clipped which drained the fluid. I fixed the sump but bolted back on now time to refill and realising there isn't an easy way to fill these with out dropping the trans . Can I pump it through the trans cooler (if this even has one) haven't looked yet or does anyone know any easier ways any help... more
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Help & Advice / Rb25 Neo Coilpacks
So as it seems i need new coilpacks for my 25 neo. Changing them is no problem but to actually reach them.. different story. Twin plenum, TB and several hoses need to be taken off correct? Does the Y pipe and TB have to be taken off as new gaskets will be needed? Thanks in advance! more
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  • 18th October 2017 - 04:47 PM
Engine: Stock Nissan A12 Exhaust: New muffler and chrome tip Suspension: Stock Wheels: 13 Cheviot Hotwires Modifications: K&N filter Stereo Audio / Visual: Pioneer head unit and kenwood 6 in doors Estimated Power: About 10 Hp at the wheels if I'm lucky Here is how she currently stands, interior just finished, now just hav... more
Started by Mad Datto
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
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General Discussions / Where ?
Hi, haven’t had a car for many years, so I’m unsure on where they meet up or cruise on a Sunday. If they do anymore ? Ta. more
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  • 8th October 2017 - 12:14 PM
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Help & Advice / Rb30 Wont Start
hi all, i have an rb30 mtr/auto in a cf bedford camper. not installed by me. van was running the other day and just stopped. tried to restsrt but no go. then i noticed my fuel pump was not working. removed fuel pump. stuffed. put brand new pump in yesterday,. pump works but engine wont fire. have given it a sniff of startyabastard mtr fires. it see... more
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Ride / 1995 Mazda
Hey guys, this is my budget built mazda 121. Started out as a cheap daily to keep me out of trouble while I rebuilt my Subaru and then this happened. Enjoy Engine: 1.3L of pure mentalness Exhaust: Cut off at the back doors Suspension: choppies in the rear Wheels: 15x8 +0 with 185/55 Maximus M1 tyres. Modifications: Sick bunnings garden edging lip... more
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  • 26th September 2017 - 12:08 PM
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Help & Advice / Mustard Vz Clubsport?
Hi all, Could someone tell me the colour name and paint code of the car in the picture. Need your help pleeeease! The spray booth is waiting. Thanks steve more
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  • 21st September 2017 - 09:36 AM
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97 S2 R33 SKYLINE - 40TH ANNIVERSAY EDITION Engine: S2 RB25DET MANUAL R34 TURBO REMAPPED ECU BOSCH 040 FUEL PUMP TOMEI 2WAY LSD EXCEEDY HD CLUTCH NISMO SHORT THROW SHIFTER ADJUSTABLE MALIPASSI FPR D1 SPEC OIL CATCH CAN DRIFT BOV FMIC POD FILTER JUN STRUT BRACE Exhaust: 3.5INCH TRUST EXHAUST Suspension: KYB AJUSTABLE COILOVERS HICAS LOCK OUT BAR W... more
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