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    Just sent it to the Perth depot for a while....

    Might have to get the sprint out of the shed, it's still got 25km on it....

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    Awesome ute. I also have a xr6 turbo ute that i use for work. I have fitted all the one tonne suspension gear and load rated wheels. Just wondering on what your results were with the gvm upgrade letter to ford? All okay from ford?

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    Ford didn't want to know about it.
    Got gvm upgrade via local mechanic.

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    I figured the case. So most mechanics and suspension shops should be able to sort it out. Have been carrying 500kg+ constant and over the legal gvm, better sort it out.

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    How is the Ute going now, Hoe, must be just about ready to clock a million KM.
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    Sent it to the perth depot a while ago, not doing anywhere near tbe distances now. The standard fgs are much cheaper to run, mainly because i cant find load rated 17 inch tyres that wear more than 30k. Cant fit 16 inch as they wont go over the turbo brakes.

    Got a couple more low km ex gov fg one tonners, but really hard to get now.

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    Why not just fit the smaller disc brakes on the turbo? You can get 18 inch tyres with good load ratings cheap as well. I run a 245 45 18 with 102 load rating on my fg ute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78xcgxl View Post
    Why not just fit the smaller disc brakes on the turbo? You can get 18 inch tyres with good load ratings cheap as well. I run a 245 45 18 with 102 load rating on my fg ute.
    Load rating is not the problem, it's the softer compounds of the larger tyres.
    As I have employees driving it I can't modify the brakes.

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    Just an update, finally had to change the tailshaft as the centre bearing was noisy @440000km.
    Took it to a specialist reconditioner and cv joints are fine, just needs a new centre bearing.....
    He agrees with me that the problem with the turbo utes spitting out tailshafts is the weak rear springs allowing the tailshaft to rotate which causes the cv joint to lock up as the angle becomes too great.

    He's never seen a turbo with that amount of km on it, let alone with the original tailshaft.....

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    I was just a day ago at melbourne drive shafts getting a tailshaft made up for a build in working on.

    While there i thought id ask about my FG Turbo ute getting a new rear CV fitted to the original shaft.

    Last one was fitted at 95,000, utes now at 270,000, so 4 factory shafts in 95,000 and then right through till now on that last one (mind you its still OK just i can feel it a little)

    He slides under and mentions at the last tailshaft warranty claim i did that they fitted a FGX Turbo shaft in.

    He mentioned they added a extra CV joint just after the center bearing on the FGX utes to take care of the failures however that my biggest savior was that i fitted lowered King springs but with the reverse eyelets which brings the pinion angle down and has 5 leafs to stop the springs from winding up.

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    the weak rear springs allowing the tailshaft to rotate .
    How many kms have you driven this ute?

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    Diff housing to rotate excessively due to weak springs......

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    Yes, I just dropped my tailshaft at the rebuilder and he said mine was one if the rare ones with the extra cv joint and big centre bearing.

    It's an fg 2012.

    He reckons they are no problem in 1000hp builds.
    BTW, a stock non turbo one fits fine, just use the non turbo flange bolts.


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    Nope, even the FGX tailshafts are twisting like alloy Coke cans at well under 1000Hp (Its the torque, not the Hp and hooking up that destroys them)

    Seen some really scary twisted FG tailshafts in a pile at a well know Ford big power builder recently, he tells me the walls are still the same thickness and they just get new ones made up at G J Drivelines in Keysbourgh.

    Looking at some of the twisted failures, the tailshafts were pretty rusted in the tubes from inside, outside they were nice and painted black, typical Ford saving every penny they can.

    A little tip i was given that i didnt know about by the guy doing my tailshaft, spacers are now being fitted to bring the rear of the tranny down a little, its been making quite a difference to some big powered builds by fixing issues with the angles on the tailshaft joints.

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