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Postby fg6e » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:21 pm

TazzI wrote:
johno1au wrote:Comic Relief!


Im rather impressed.

Both Jeff and fg6e have done absolutely brilliant work to get it all up and running in their car. Pretty game and intuitive to perform their own wiring and testing in their own vehicles to get a working setup. Then going to extra mile and working out which modules need to be fitted to get different features running.

They are literally the pioneers for the sync2 upgrade into MK1 FGs. To get a working setup (99%), without any need or indepth understanding of the actual communication line, is top work in my eyes.

Anything less than that is simple ignorance. Since.. no-one even thought is was possible!


Thanks Tazzl mate for your support . Mate i have found your e-mail address i'll be sending you an e-mail soon
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Postby joshadams145 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:52 pm

Hey guys,

I have a sync 2 conversion from a fix xr6 for sale. $1200 for the lot!
The following is included in the sale.:
Fgx icc and top cover
Fgx him
Fgx bem
Fgx dash board and loom
Fgx dash cluster
Fgx pcm. (Manual trans)
I can also supply the Fgx main loom if needed but it has been cut at the firewall :/

All located in kadina sa
I also have Ford ids handy if needs be.

I brought the Fgx wrecked for a manual conversion for my mk1 that already has a mkii icc and I could not be stuffed converting to sync ii lol
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Postby TazzI » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:18 pm

Just bought a MK1 FG. :D

Im hoping to try do this all in a logical order.. so mess with the current MK1 colour unit... then MK2 touchscreen.. and finally sync2, since sync2 is going to require a bit of cutting at the back from what I understand.

Thinking Im going to make an extension harness so I can power the Sync2 outside of the car off of the OBD2 port just for testing purposes until its time for its final placement in the car.

Slightly off topic of ICCs..
I actually picked up a FPV GS.. and honestly, am loving it. The throttle response is extremely sensitive and braking is firm and strong. In comparison to the VE SS Ute, which has 'lag' with throttle response which does annoy me a bit!

Also amazed at the difference in fuel economy. Im assuming its tuned based? But the old BA XR8 was doing about 15+L/100kms which seemed to be what most people got reading up on forums, alot of people claiming 18-20L/100kms which is incredibly high.
After dealing with so many cars, Iv noticed all the stock BA XR8s also smelt a bit fuely at the exhaust, so seems to be a common kinda thing for them.
I was expecting the same deal with the FGs, but so far the FPV is doing around 11-12L/100kms.

If anyone has more input on the difference between the BA and FG 5.4L V8s, Id be interested to hear!
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Postby Robertau » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:28 pm

TazzI wrote:Just bought a MK1 FG. :D

Im hoping to try do this all in a logical order.. so mess with the current MK1 colour unit... then MK2 touchscreen.. and finally sync2, since sync2 is going to require a bit of cutting at the back from what I understand.

Thinking Im going to make an extension harness so I can power the Sync2 outside of the car off of the OBD2 port just for testing purposes until its time for its final placement in the car.

Slightly off topic of ICCs..
I actually picked up a FPV GSC.. and honestly, am loving it. The throttle response is extremely sensitive and braking is firm and strong. In comparison to the VE SS Ute, which has 'lag' with throttle response which does annoy me a bit!

Also amazed at the difference in fuel economy. Im assuming its tuned based? But the old BA XR8 was doing about 15+L/100kms which seemed to be what most people got reading up on forums, alot of people claiming 18-20L/100kms which is incredibly high.
After dealing with so many cars, Iv noticed all the stock BA XR8s also smelt a bit fuely at the exhaust, so seems to be a common kinda thing for them.
I was expecting the same deal with the FGs, but so far the FPV is doing around 11-12L/100kms.

If anyone has more input on the difference between the BA and FG 5.4L V8s, Id be interested to hear!


Fords have always liked a rich tune. i was under the impression that they went away from the 5.4 in the fg's and went back to the coyote 5.0L could be wrong there tho.

Whats the FPV GSC
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Postby TazzI » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:36 pm

Robertau wrote:Fords have always liked a rich tune. i was under the impression that they went away from the 5.4 in the fg's and went back to the coyote 5.0L could be wrong there tho.

Whats the FPV GS

The 5.4L were used up to.. 2010.. I think!

The 5.0L supercharged V8s were used from after that.

Honestly.. I know next to nothing about the GS. All I know is its embroided into the seats :lol:

Trying to find more information out about them.
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Postby Dicko101 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:52 am

Hey guys, I've been following this thread for a while, just checking in now and then. I did read back a few pages but it's hard to grasp where things are at, are we getting close to an fg2/fgx icc into an fg1? It looks like some of you are almost there, I'm itching to buy a kit to convert mine when it's working.
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