Ford TX3 owner's unite
Posted 17 November 2004 - 07:37 AM
I finally got my TX3 Sampan after 4 years of oogling at it...
1990 Diamond Black with a leaking sunroof :)
Body is very good for a 14 year old car but suspension is SHITE...
The brakes are still in good shape but I plan to get that changed in the
near future, my ultimate goal is to set it up as an AUTOCROSS car...
Came with a descent CD player but the plastic centre console holding the
player in place is broken in 3 places and now I have a variable holder
for the CD player which causes it to skip and that is bloody
irritating... Anybody got a spare one ???
Currently spending my life savings getting it back to it's prime
condition and no expense spared with parts, everything is brand new and
original either from FORD or MAZDA...
When I got the car I didn't notice that the gearbox mounting was missing
and that itself cost me RM 195 to replace and the 3 tapered washers are
freaking hard to get... I'm still looking around for them and hopefully I
find them soon cause it bugs me everytime I drive the car :(
When my mechanic opened up the timing belt casing, the bloody thing fell
apart and that cost me another RM 385 to replace, brand new for all 3
pieces mind you...
Had to replace the battery tray and that was another RM 100...
A/C compressor is another problem, I suspect the bearing is the culprit
and that's gonna cost me an arm, but I might just change the whole
compressor just to be safe...
I'm missing the door mouldings and the fuel gauge is not functioning
properly... So anyone who's got them or know's where to get them please
tell me... THANKS IN ADVANCE YAH !!!
So guys, there you have it... The story so far on my car...
Future plans are Hi-Lo Suspensions, 15" wheels, a new muffler and better
Anybody out there using Hi-Lo suspension ??? Any recommendations ???
I'm thinking of either HWL/Top Perfect or Hot Bits... Any comments from
these users ???
Posted 17 November 2004 - 01:22 PM
if ur car still 1.8NA..i have a a/c compressor (bought brand new) with
me...if u want i can pass to you...probably some of the things u want look
for i may able to help u to sought...
just sms me or call me 0193559953
Posted 17 November 2004 - 01:35 PM
Am using Titans for my Ford Laser, as is my cousin for his TX3 (smilar to
yours...might want to check them out since you are considering Hot Bits
(almost the same price, I think)
Anyways, congrats on getting your Ford TX3..it's still a head turner after
14 years, IMHO anyway.
Posted 20 November 2004 - 02:06 AM
yeah RedTX3 has lots of parts.
see you in the next street shootout?
Posted 22 November 2004 - 10:26 AM
Anyways it was nice meeting you all the other day...
Really was an eye opener to me... Now I know that I am still a long way
from having a perfect TX3...
Hope to see you all at the next gathering...
Asian Motorsports Festival 2004
December 10th to 12th
Posted 30 November 2004 - 02:49 PM
im driving myself a tx-3 sampan too...about the suspension, im using the
HWL...n it's just like less than 10 cam from the ground...hurmm, it's
kindda bumpy la...i think u should go for hot bitz...but i think it's
gonna cost u a lil bit more comparing to HWL...hey, just go for 16" or
17"...15" is kindda small...
Posted 30 November 2004 - 03:50 PM
how much cost u for the HWL ??? khorne go for 15" for certain reason.. 16"
or 17" look nice but the rubber cost alot leh..
BTW where u stay..we are organising TT, wanna join us ar
Posted 01 December 2004 - 12:01 AM
the HWL will cost u like rm2100...hey, if im using a 17"...will the
rubber cost me that much comparing to 15"?...cause i was thinkin to get
bigger alloy...im from kajang...hurmm, can i ask
somethin`...what`s a TT???...hikhik...
Posted 01 December 2004 - 10:04 AM
You say that the HWL's are bumpy...
What kinda spring rates are you running and where didja get them from ???
Anyways I just gotmyself a set of 15" rims with Bridgestone Potenza
Anyways TT stands for Teh Tarik... The last meeting we had 3 TX3's turned
up along with a B8T Laser and 2 Focus'es...
Upgrading to 17" rims will certainly look good but your car will be even
bumpier cause of the lower profile tyres... NOT very recommended since
youre already complaining about the ride in it's current set up...
Best would be either 15" or 16"... Tyres for 16" start at RM210 and go
all the way to RM550 depending on brand and size and 17" just add about
RM30 to RM50 more per tyre... overall 15" would be just nice but
remember, it is important to run a good set of tyres cause it's the only
thing connecting your car to the road...
Posted 01 December 2004 - 11:32 AM
Can I just check with you how much did you get the Potenza G3 for, as my
Kumho`s are on their last legs after running for more than 30k km. I think
we are using the same spec rims - 15".