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Member: turbo_boy
Vehicle: 1989 Ford Telstar TX5 Turbo ( More )
Location: Victoria
Last Updated: 10th August, 2005
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turbo_boy's Comments:

Hello.. Bought this tx5 about christmas 2003, completly stock as a rock. Had only done 124,000kms so i was pretty rapt. Plus i bought it off a old lady so i knew it wasnt rapped too hard so thats pretty legit. Slowly doin it up.. want to get a exhaust system happening soon..dunno if i should get 3incha or just 2n1/5... i doubt i will run too high boost caus im paranoid i will launch a piston out mi bonnet.. and plans for a mass cooler and big pipes to match it.

Modification Listing
Driveline: $1600

5peed Gearbox

Engine Work: $450

TurboSmart Type 2 BOV VeePort, Turbosmart Manual Boost Controller

Exhaust System: $550

2.5inch mandrel bent system, off turbo. 3.5inch tip, $550 no labour included

Exterior: $220

Had Rear spoiler removed, and boot resprayed, debadge

Intake System: $150

Pod filter,Custom Heat sheild, custom cold air intake runing from left opening into front bumper.

Stereo System: $300

Clarion Mp3 Head Unit

Suspension: $350

King Springs Super Lows

Turbo/Intercooler: $800

Turbo Reco

Photo Album Members Gallery

note the handbrakie skids, lol

Painting brake calipers

you should really get a wheel alignment after chuckn in super lows.. ie see the inside of the tyre

turbo out to get rebuilt..

my mates eb, looks orite

These tyres were new before i dropt one burnout.

new rims


All ford day

All ford day

ready for action

Readers Comments
Posted by: EVLTX5 on July 29, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

hey how r ya
nice tx, looks neat
good to see em starting to build up around vic........gotta get a tx5 cruise going !!!!

Posted by: SABBAi on July 29, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Yeah looks tight!!! Nice a clean... Seems that your car is suffering from the same thing mine was when I got it.... The rims point in opposite directions!!!

Posted by: turbo_boy on August 1, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Hey, thanks for your feedback... i was wondering if there is any other sites on the net or forums based on the tx5 turbo...caus i carnt find shiza on the net.
anyposts will be apreciated...

sus this out<< i nearly fell off mi chair when i saw the front mount cooler.

cya devil.gif

Posted by: zorb_rules on August 1, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Hey smile.gif I nearly brought taht green car 2 weeks ago when I was buying mine. test drove it and everything yeah that front mount is bloody huge and the cooler makes a great sound. IT was a nice car mechanically but apperance wise it needed a bit of work. he wanted 7,500 for it I talked him down to 6,800 but decided to get my balck one instead. The car was quick but you know, hadnt really be maintained the best and needed some work. NEwayz yeah intercooler is huge.

Posted by: QIK-TX5 on August 5, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

That intercooler looks NUTS! looks mean! shows how much difference a good paint job can make to the look of a car....mite have to get me one of those biggrin.gif

Posted by: EVLTX5 on August 5, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

hmmm, im a fan of the tx5 cos i have one !! , but i reakon that looks so ugly....bad choice of paint, and it looks like its badly maintained.......
and the intercooler is a bit over the top, plus its a truck intercooler which doesnt work that well compared to half decent one.
haha, look at the shit he wrote, looks so dodgy........ " car serviced every month" !!! hahaha sure mate
"i had offers of 7800" u must be a tossa if u belive any of that.......

Posted by: zorb_rules on August 5, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Yeah he did speak a heap of shit but yeah. As if it'd be serviced every month. He wasnt go get a rwc for it or nothing and the paint job was pretty shit he did it himself. only good thing on it was the bloody cold air intake which looked sweet but other than that it was pretty shitful really I much prefered my black one. What do you guys think should I have got the green one of the blackj one I now have? green was a 1988 mines a 1991 I got mine for 6,000 and it was standard except for the turbo time and some parts of the sound system. Green one I could have got for 6,800 minus rwc. Let me know.

Posted by: EVLTX5 on August 6, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

i havnt seen the car in person, but from the looks and what he wrote, its a piece of crap, with a front mount, with is a truck core..hahaha
much better off with the black one, good choice......

Posted by: SABBAi on August 6, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

I second that....

Much better to start off fresh, annd then modify it yourself. It means that you don't have someone else f*ck up to deal with. But you may be able to pick up a sweet deal from someone, if it's been done right.

Posted by: fadz84 on August 11, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

OK thats me with the green car your talking about. so which guy wher you turbo_boy? and you EVLTX5 not only your car has the name evil but you seem like an evil C**t too. how is is the car badly maintained? hous the cooler bad for the car? and what makes you think im talking shit. i am not even gonna argue about anything with yous. and by the way turbo_boy iam glad you didnt buy it you didnt seem to know shit about cars when you rocked up anyway. you missed out.[B

Posted by: fadz84 on August 11, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

i just saw the car you bought over my one. maybe you made a good choise maybe you didnt. im not gonna comment. by the way i wanted $7000 not 7,500. congradulations on ur new car. how is it? you think you made the right choice?

Posted by: fadz84 on August 11, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

sorry turbo_boy i wasnt talking about you i was referring to zorb_rules.

Posted by: fadz84 on August 11, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

sorry turbo_boy i wasnt talking about you i was referring to zorb_rules. i got mixed up.

Posted by: turbo_boy on August 11, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

No worries bro, i was tripping out caus i thought ur car was prrty mental....
Orite later sikjaks

post some engine shots if u want !!!!! caus i wanna see the piping etc....

Posted by: EVLTX5 on August 11, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

fadz84, relax would ya, haha,
im not saying your talking shit, who knows, u might have invoices ect to show ur car was serviced every 30 days, who knows, but if u do, you'd be the first guy in aus to be doing it.
Secondly, when did i say the cooler was bad for the car? all im saying is that its a truck core, which as many ppl know, arnt designed for injected engines and dont allow alot of air flow compared to water-air.
cheers lads

Posted by: zorb_rules on August 12, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Hey man yeah i pretty happy with mine I mean urs was a good car for its age and it looked like a bit of cash had been spent on in but I eneded up getting mine a newer and a bit better looking car (due to its age and different interior design) for only 6000 meaning ive got just under 2500 bucks to spend on it in order to get it looking good (that kinda money I wouldnt have had to spend on yours). But yeah its nice Ive had a full service and rwc done by my mechanic (who my family and I have been using for 5years) and mechnics and rwc wise I only had to spend 300bucks on it. SO im pretty happy. but feel free to comment on the one I have I dont mind at all tell me what you think and even better what you know about it and the ownwers use of it (just incase you can point out ne unnoticed problems)

oh and originally I saw ur car advertised for 7,500 thats why I wrote that.
Thanks Dude

Posted by: zorb_rules on August 12, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

ahh and due by badly maintained I just meant like the little things like the power window not workin, the headlight cracked,the alarm lights not workin and the tint peeling just shit like that nothin bad but all stuff that would need replacing. and by talking shit I mean the fact that u apparently had 2 other people coming back the same day I was there too look at and buy the car but obviously u still havent sold it. and even more uve just told me I didnt know shit then u asked me which one was I I mean whats that saying dude *lol* but who cares ya car was nice just not what I was really looking for that all I got no probs with u or ya car. good luck selling it. and honestly dude I dont know shit about cars Im a car detailer and work for ford so apperance wise I know a shit load but mechnically I dont know shit. si I dont have a problem with u sayin that.

Posted by: zorb_rules on August 13, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

hey turbo-boy i was just reading bout ya exhaust man if ya havent got it yet and ya looking at getting one dont go more that 2 1/2 inch if ya goin from the engine back cause when I was gettin mine done we tried a 3 inch system but the problem was everytime it reved hard back flow in the exhaust (i think) caused the comp to shut down and we had to wait 15mins before we could restart the car (this happened 2or3 times).

Posted by: zorb_rules on August 13, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

hey guys I had a bit of fun 2day out with my old man on this nice neat lil bit of road Of i know we took his 2 cars out (BA XR6 turbo and ba fairlane g220) and my tx5. the xr6 absolutly raped me off the line beat me by a bloody mile, Fairlane I was pretty even with its top end speed was heaps quicker but I got a heaps better start off the line so I beat it even though it caught up hardcore.

Posted by: turbo_boy on September 23, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

hey guys... just as i was getting my service, i asked my mechanic why is my tx5 wasting so much oil.. i had only done around 4 thou k's and it was very low.. he ill have a look at ya turbo.. well he had a look and all the seals and shit are fukt.

sooooooo.. i gotta fork out a around 600 - 700 to get the bitch new seals and balanced..

im thinking of getting it high flowd as well...

any of u guys had any similar troubles. ???

seeya devil.gif

Posted by: zorb_rules on September 24, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Dude I had a full on turbo blow a short while back seals, and all shaft was bent it was totally stuffed. I got my fixed up had it hi flowed and also got somethim done to do with reshaping the turbines not sure how it works exactly but all up including labour cost be round 1300. She's goes a heap harder now but is still blowing smoke Ive taken it to 3 mechanics and a turbo place and their all stumped smile.gif best idea they can come up with is oil in the muffler *lol*

Posted by: turbo_boy on December 5, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Hey guys..

i was just wondering how much ur temprture gauge usuallu sits on..

mien usually just sits on a tad on half way, or bang smack on half way.

okay thanks

Posted by: zorb_rules on December 5, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

mien sits on half too but if im out in the open it goes nuts and fluctuates hugely

Posted by: QIK-TX5 on December 5, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

lol i had the exact same problem with my tyres, except mine were twice as bad. i took my tx in 2 get new tyres and he said "theyre down to the steel belt. a few more k's and they would have blown" hehe they were like slicks, literally

Posted by: turbo_boy on December 12, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

just blew my gearbox, anyone know a good place i could pick up a cheap second hand one..

Posted by: zorb_rules on December 13, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

i would suggest any wreckers but if you've got the cash and time i'd suggest looking for and mx-6 turbo box there a heap stronger and will save you cash in the long run..

Posted by: turbo_boy on December 14, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

i heard mx6 boxes are identical...

anyway i found the cheapest i could find, tx5 box $1600, its done 90 thou on it

Posted by: zorb_rules on December 14, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

well I was told the setup was identitical but the box was made to eb alot stronger I found this out when researching how much it would cost to have my converted from auto to man.

Posted by: turbo_boy on December 31, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Box is in, new thermostat, radiator flush - runs cold as now laugh.gif

Posted by: SABBAi on January 11, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Love the rims. We really need to organise a TX5 cruise!!!

Posted by: zorb_rules on January 11, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Hye hgope all you tx6 and mx-6 boys read this..theres a cruise for mx-6 and tx5 owners this SAT 15th JAn. here's the details... it's been organised by our loving friends at *lol*

Posted by: turbo_boy on January 12, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

i would go but im working. wacko.gif

Posted by: dope on January 13, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Where'd you get those wheels? how much? they look pretty dope, i'm hoping to get some like that in gold.

Posted by: QIK-TX5 on February 20, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

saw ur car at all ford day 2day - what was with the v-bottle holding the hood popped lol

Posted by: turbo_boy on February 21, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

haha, i didnt have enough time to clean the engine bay properly, so just chuckt that bottle there to have it open just a little bit. huh.gif

Posted by: SABBAi on February 27, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

those pics @ the ffd, look tough. What spring do you have in it? looks pretty low.

Posted by: QIK-TX5 on February 27, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

hehe i jus figured out who u r dude, u work at bell post. i rememba ur car when it was a stockie, used 2 see it all the time at the shoppin centre. i rememba u parked next 2 mine outside pizza hut 1 day and were checkn out my n/a.

Posted by: turbo_boy on February 27, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

haha yep, i was rapt over ur tinited lights and sports steering wheel lol

Posted by: QIK-TX5 on February 28, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

rofl, the rear of yours looks heaps tuff cos you debadged it. good 2 see you replaced the stock pipes lol, that dumpy looks heaps betta than that pissy lil one they came with. i saw that red n/a tx5 at A.F.D. it lookd nice, then i saw the stock exhaust and i was like blink.gif

Posted by: turbo_boy on March 1, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

haha yeah, my mate rekons that dood with the red telstar rekons its some insane machine... he carry's on about it in fordforums or somehing, but it does look prrty good thou

Posted by: QIK-TX5 on March 1, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

insane machine lol, when i had a chat 2 him at a.f.d he said it was stock as a rock besides the rims n the headunit and 6x9's n the super low's. mine'd flog his

gonna get rid o mine tho, lookin for an 88 AT2 TBO wit low km's on it, tho the kms isnt a huge issue as i'll get the motor fully rebuilt if i get this full time job im goin 4.

my mates are like 'dont buy that shitbox, get a commodore!' and im like 'why would i get a commodore, it's gonna be so much more fun seein the look on ur faces when i flog your commodore's with my 4cyl' icon4.gif

Posted by: Texy_5 on March 8, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

you used to go to north, unless im thinking of someone else, i see you around geelong a fair bit, those rims really suit your car, my car is mostly stock atm but im saving for lowering and the exhaust.

Posted by: turbo_boy on March 8, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

yeah thats me, thanks mate icon4.gif

Posted by: Texy_5 on March 15, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

do you have wheel rubbing probs with the super lows especially with poeple in the back or have you adjusted the camber of the wheels or something hey the roads are nice and wet atm shifty.gif i love fwd in the wet biggrin.gif

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

Now that i got these rims it does rub sometimes at the back wen i take corners fast, but thats the only time. ahhh wet weather.. its actaully not normal driving a tx5 turbo in the wet. still spinning in 4th and im like "farrrrrrrrk" devil.gif

Posted by: QIK-TX5 on March 21, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

dude, jus a couple of quick questions on painting ur break calipers. what sort of paint did you have to use? im guessing you had to take the calipers right off? basically, how did you do it cos im gonna do mine on wednesday. cheers

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

hey man, i just got the stuff from supercheap auto, theres propa stuff called brake calliper paint, its heat resistant and woteva, i painted my rocka cover with it aswell. it was around 10bux i think. i didnt take the calipers off, i just sprayed it straight it on.. i uesd heaps of rags/cardboard and tape so i wouldnt spray on other shit. It prolli best to get some sort of surface preparation i rekon caus u gotta do a few coats before it really sticks onto the metal. okay goodluck

Posted by: QIK-TX5 on March 23, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

cheers man, i did them 2day. looks heaps betta now

Posted by: xtreme tx5 on March 25, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

hey man im gonna start a profile soon. i was wonderin if there was much tx5s at the all ford day coz we dont see much of them in qld done up. yours looks sweet bro nice rims.

Posted by: turbo_boy on March 26, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

hey, nah there was just my car there and this red tx5 but non turbo, few tx3 turbo's but thats about it, prtty rare cars.
okay cya

Posted by: turbo_boy on March 26, 2005 [ Car Profile ] < for anyone looking for a turbo kit

Posted by: Texy_5 on April 4, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

tx5's pretty common stock but the modded ones are few and far between which makes them a perfect recipie for a sleeper biggrin.gif

Posted by: QIK-TX5 on April 11, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

lol nice work with the skid dude, lotsa smoke smile.gif

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

Been working on my this r33 for the last couple weeks, few "backyard modifications", seeing as the owner has lost his licence.... and will be looking for it for months to come, i have been given the crown of designated driver, trust me boys its hard goin back to tx5 after driving one of these things wacko.gif

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

*note typo at start of previous post, "my" is sadly not the case.. sad.gif

Posted by: qiktelstar on August 24, 2005

Thanx mate much appreciato i got a 88 model that i wanna get worked off its boobies but still have it lookin stock except 4 i wanna use some AU XR6 rims as with low profile mags i may get out of it without havin 2 lower it and it will go up and down drive ways and not mess with A B S also

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