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Member: TXXX-5
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Telstar TX5 AT2 ( More )
Location: AUS
Last Updated: 28th March, 2005
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Modification Listing
Engine Work:

Did a full rebuild on the engine, including new rings, seals, bearings etc. I was gonna get a nice cam for it at the time, but didnt end up getting one. Still wanna do that!!

Exhaust System:

Just a nice rear muffler to replace the factory one. I plan on getting a full 2 1/2 inch system plus some extractors.


I have plans for a respray. Probably go with Velocity Red, which is the metallic red on the new mazda's. I dont really wana change the factory colour completely.


Tacho lights now light up blue thanks to some LED wedge globes ;) Also changed the steering wheel to a much smaller Autotechnica one, wouldn't mind a MOMO one day. Turned the factory shifter into a short-shifter, much much better!

Rolling Stock:

18-inch ANZ wheels, with 225's on the rear and 235's on the front. Couldnt fit the 235's on the rear! and the 225's fit within mm's. Don't really like the wheels much myself, but they suit the car and I picked them up fairly cheap.


Compressed Super-Low King Springs. Looks neat as, but the ride is bumpy as, suspension is VERY solid now.

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rear guard

Photoshop image of my car with RX8 wheels ;o)

front side

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rear wheel
Readers Comments
Posted by: QIK-TX5 on March 15, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Holy Sh*t that's low! thats wot im planning on doin when i get my new shockers. ride looks sweet as, those rims do suit

Posted by: SABBAi on March 16, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Looks good. Definantly a cruiser, and not a race car hey!! The rims do suit it.

Posted by: cwiz on March 16, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

fuck da rims are aqesome. Ey how mch boost r u running?

Posted by: TXXX-5 on March 16, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Yeh not as much as i'd like performance wise, but she goes pretty well after the rebuild, especially on those cold nights wink.gif I really wana save for my next car, but i keep spending money on this one, so who knows maybe it'll be turbo one day biggrin.gif Just wana get it lookin clean & neat 4 now cool.gif
Not a turbo unfortunately, so no boooost :'(

Posted by: Davor-TX5 on March 20, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

hey there, nice car man, thats low as... and it sounds good too, u went past me at Avalon air show today ( im pretty sure it was u ) seen u too late.

Posted by: TXXX-5 on March 20, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Yeh that was me lol!! Do you have a black 90/91 turbo? I saw one in the carpark.

Posted by: Davor-TX5 on March 20, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

nah, silver/brownish, non turbo 1989 stock

Posted by: bfry on March 21, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

yeah nice car. i have a ford telstar tx5 (1985). ive also done mine up and want to save for another car but keep spending it on this. Can i have your email to email you the picks of my car

Posted by: GMHSS-8 on March 21, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Thats a nice car you got there....saw it on saturday couldnt belive how good the rims look... all you need is to turbo the beast and put a massive Front mount and that thing will be one of the best TX5s going around wink.gif ...BUT the only thing that i dont like about it at the moment is that you still got the MUD FLAPS on you have to drop'em...anyway till next time take care

Posted by: TXXX-5 on March 21, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

haha u wouldnt believe wat i did 2day, took the mudflaps off lol. I liked it 4 a while cos they pretty much touched the ground cool.gif
I wish i had a turbo and front mount!! huuge front mount wink.gif
Ile pay u 2 convince my old man lol, might happen one day. Guna respray it Velocity Red maybe at the end of the year. The guy who had it b4 left it in his garage for 12 months, so its been a bit of work neatening it up. Think the respray will set it off nicely biggrin.gif
Thanks for the comments guys

Posted by: GMHSS-8 on March 24, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

HAHAHA nice work looks alot better now ..... I like the stockies you got on it smile.gif LOL

Posted by: TXXX-5 on March 25, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Where abouts do you live?? Where have you seen me? I had stockies on it while my old man took the 18's into work to balance them. Haha had stockies on the back for a couple days :S Looked like a bit of a noobie.. stockies on the back of a fwd lol. I'm guna give those 18in wheels back, turns out they are pretty fucked sad.gif I'll prob put the turbo 15's on for now, and save up for some other 18's. Try and find some similar looking ones hopefully, cos I reckon they suited.

Posted by: TX5_turbo15 on June 20, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Hey Guys, gearbox troubles have me stunned and i was wondering if there is a difference between tx5 2.2L AT gearboxes and Tx5 turbo (1990 2.2L) gearboxes? or if any one could tell me what else is compatible would be great, thanx for reading

Posted by: TXXX-5 on June 21, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Hey, the turbo gearboxes have a bigger input shaft so i dont think you could use a NA gearbox on the turbo motor or vise versa. I was going to buy an auto turbo tx5 and convert it to manual but didnt for that reason. I imagine it would be hard to find a good manual turbo box.

Posted by: TRBOMX on June 21, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

word of advice...even if it is compatible, dont get the N/A tx5 box! way too will break it in a matter of days. lol, ask texy_5 how weak it is, he knows from experience, as do i

Posted by: TXXX-5 on June 21, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Yeh definitely, I managed to bust my box about 12 months ago. I blew the diff through the gearbox housing lol wacko.gif That was an NA engine and NA box. I was giving it hell with burnouts, sure learnt my lesson $660 later!
But yeh i'd agree not to try an NA box with turbo motor, wont last long at all.

Posted by: TX5_turbo15 on June 21, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

thanx guys, yeah found out today that too, but also getting new one for $900 :-O shocking hey, the bearing on the gearbox went putting the synchros and shaft out of place and causes it to jump out of gear sometimes (only in 5th)... anyways, that new one is being put in on friday :-D sweet as, cheers guys

Posted by: xtreme tx5 on August 3, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

hey bro i got a turbo set up 4 sale check my pics out almost everything u need to convert.

Posted by: Texy_5 on December 31, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

im on my fifth box now i kept my last box cos the gears felt very strong so im planning to see if i can fit the turbo diff assembaly in the Na housing

Posted by: woodz on February 20, 2006 [ Car Profile ]

hey mate add me on msn for a chat about tx5s if u wanna

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