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Engine Class: 4 Cylinder Turbo Charged
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General Information Car Directory
Member: MerlinTX5
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Telstar TX5 AV 2.2 Turbo ( More )
Location: Australia
Last Updated: 18th May, 2006
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MerlinTX5's Comments:

Still learning the ropes of mod cars and how expensive the bastards can be! Willing to hear any suggestions to enhancing performance. Looking at engine re-bulid but us girls get ripped off the general mechanic who wants to make an xtra buck. SOME LADY RAN IN2 MY FRIKKIN CAR.

Modification Listing
Exhaust System:

3" cannon


17" Romi chrome mags


Mongoose alarm and immobiliser, Not alot as yet 2 pink neons mounted at the feet and some gay chrome painted gear knob. Vinyl paint on dash looks dodge on the pix but loox sweet in real!

Stereo System:

Self-installed Pioneer head deck, Pioneer 6" bullet spilts mounted into door panels, jay-car 10" sub, Fusion FP504 Amp.


Garrett turbo currently boosts a SMALL 7PSI, weak!

Performance Statistics Top Rankings
Power Output: 127 wheel hp

Performance Comments:

Definatley improved performance after the garrett went in place of the factory turbo.

Photo Album Members Gallery

6inch Splits with Crossover (unfinished wiring)

2Getha At Last!

Stinger Fuse Holder

Needz An Update


Cheap Ass Boost Gauge

Neon Switch

Mounted Pink Neonz

Still Stock And Still Running

"Wicked" The Best Chrome Polish Around

Side Angle R/H

Side Angle L/H

Dash Apart for Speedo Cable

After Prep N Paint

Front View

Final Product


Close Up

What Tha

Some people like 2 Lanes


Readers Comments
Posted by: zorb_rules on August 6, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

You have a garret turbo in you tx5 did it come standard or what..thats pimnping as...what size and type is it..must have a lot of custom work doen in there

Posted by: MR.TRBO on August 8, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

its good to see a female join the tx5 boyz!! nice car would love to see more pics of it and ya garrett turbo setup

Posted by: MerlinTX5 on August 8, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

I have no farkn idea! Garrett, I knew at one stage, Ill ah get back to ya on that. As I said, still learning the ropes. Actually not that much has been done to it, I had the head machined and replaced the gasket for a copperhead gasket, fun that was, I never felt more proud the day the garrett went in, I cried, sad. Got the saw onto the front grill and siliconed some mesh in which I picked up from Hi-way truck accesories for $20, cheap as for a massive size. Then wired some red LED'z although it wasn't the effect I wanted. I took about 3 films of when I installed the stez, had to get some help from a friends boyfriend but he said, Im not doin it for you, Im just tellin' you, man after the work and hours you spend boggin up mdf for pods its definately worth it. Although the remote wire wasn't functioning from the back of the head deck so we hard wired it to something else, works like a dream. Wouldn't recommend the cheap jay car fuse hloders, not very heat resistant and they crack. Im a bit concerned, you tellin' me all the tx5's on here are dudez, oh wait the chick that put her tx5 on photoshop or whateverr, good try, see that a mile away.Give me some confidence, Ive been trying to sell her but no bites, Im thinkong that Im meant to kep the bitch and rip out the guts, (keep the garrett) and put in something new, stronger engine component maybe to run a EMS. Apparently micro-tech is the go.

Posted by: MR.TRBO on August 9, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

seems you pretty much know the basics thats more then i can say for most girls,most wouldn;t even touch their cars.

Posted by: PRVJET on August 9, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

if u still cant figure out why your speedo and etc. arent working it because your speedo drive cable snapped or poppoed out of the gearbox myne did it couple months back nothing to worry bout smile.gif just tell the mechanic or whoever looks at it to chek the sppedo drive cable smile.gif

Posted by: MerlinTX5 on August 10, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Cheers dude, I've checked the cable where the manual tranmission fluid goes looks all good but haven't checkt up behind the dash, should be a Saturday job huh clover.gif

Posted by: xtreme tx5 on August 10, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

hey nice car,the rims look sweet.a cheap way to get heaps of horses get a fuel pump(at least 500hp) and fuel reg(mallory)should cost no more than $400, and a boost controller. but yeah ur car looks real neat one of the cleanest i've seen. can u post some pics of ur interior.

Posted by: MerlinTX5 on August 10, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Sure, next week my bitch is down from TVL (my friend) she has a digi cam so I'll get sum photos of the stez and inside, neat as, I know and apparently chicks don't keep thier car clean! As for the others Garrett T15. Hairdryer.

Posted by: MerlinTX5 on August 10, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

What you recommend for a boost controller? Autobarn cheap shit or turbosmart seem to be pretty popular and efficient. Do you know anything about capacitors for the stez? i'm looking at more equipment in the next couple of months.

Posted by: MerlinTX5 on August 10, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

I see you live on Southside Brizzy, funny we haven't passed eachother yet!

Posted by: zorb_rules on August 10, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

No need for a capacitor as far as Im concerned smile.gif and Im runnign 3 amps to 15 inch subs and 2 sets of speakers..soon to be 3 smile.gif.... as far at boost contoller I'd suggest turbosmart although many people say the sp[ike with the tx5's Ive never had a problem either them or GFB

Posted by: MerlinTX5 on August 10, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Thats all you had to say zorb! Thanks for that. Apparently you guys down South were doin a TX5 cruise, I was gunna say to old mate coz he lives up here, thatd be a good idea w00t.gif I'd be honoured to be the only chik at a cruise. Besides thier Gf's. Some wank told me The kicker Amps shit on Fusion, whats ur view?

Posted by: xtreme tx5 on August 11, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

u live in southside too ay, go the turbosmart its been good for me and gfb products all cheap shit dont waste ur money. we should do a cruz down here my m8s got a tx5, u near underwood? oh yeah no headache but i do get a lot of ppl lookin in.

Posted by: MerlinTX5 on August 12, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Over the West side dude, but my Ma is on Southside and Im usually over that way, so it'd be sweet to see other tx5's. I had some dudes down Sydney hassle me to sell it but I said no. Then I moved to Townsville and theres like crap there, Im tellin you, CRAP. Theres like one place up there that modify cars and the other place are dodgy.

Posted by: xtreme tx5 on October 10, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

ur sterio comin along nicely u done any perfrmance stuff yet? check out the dash i got 4 sale next time ur ova soufside u should come have a a shit load of spares too.

Posted by: MerlinTX5 on October 10, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Yeah, not too bad eh. Still alot of work. Still haven't taken her to the Dyno after the turbo was in but I'll get around to it.
Performance wise, I don't really know too many people with nice cars. My friend just put a hell of alot of money into her CRX so I'm way behind now LOL. Where on the Southside you live?

Posted by: MR.TRBO on October 10, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

love those neons , they look tuff as under the dash , did u make ya door pods ya self or ?

Posted by: MerlinTX5 on October 11, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Thanx. I have to mount the one on the drivers side but thats minor.
I did the pods myself, the only thing I didn't do was the holes in the door with the jig saw, gotta a mate to do it just in case I farked it! Yes, quite proud of my first job, even made a photo album, step by step. Sad I know but for a chick it's pretty sweet.

Posted by: xtreme tx5 on October 11, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

i live in yeronga but work at underwood, where do u stay?

Posted by: MerlinTX5 on October 12, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Live on the West Side but work at Acacia Ridge. What spares you got?

Posted by: xtreme tx5 on October 12, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

back bar, rear drivers side door,washer motor, tail lights n brand new hadlights. oh and the dash.u know ne1 wants their dash done ne car. ive done a r33, hilux, commodore if u do let me know $300.

Posted by: zorb_rules on October 13, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

hey extreme how mcuh would ya wnat for those headlights?? Also do you have a spare tb boot lying around?? and an oil return hose from the turbo??

Posted by: xtreme tx5 on October 13, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

zorb i'd take 60 each. they still in the wrapping. i'll get a pic up soon.

Posted by: zorb_rules on October 13, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

I really need a drivers side one if ay willing to seperate ill rpobs take one off you depending on shipping also waht other shit you got lying around Im also in the market for spares

Posted by: MerlinTX5 on October 17, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

My Cousin has a VX, what model commodore parts you got?
Can you get your hands on a sand blaster?

Posted by: Cass69 on March 25, 2006 [ Car Profile ]

Hey hepsta guess where tha hell i am bloody gladstone R U on2talk

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