So Lets Build a Real Reliable 4wd...LOL.

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 19:33
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Ok, Every time a manufacture releases a new vehicle it only takes a few months, and its got more faults than Ned Kelly,! according to all us criticising Dudes that are so knowledgable on whats needed to keep us all quiet and happy with our 4bys! ,Lets design something!!!!,

I''ll kick it off, I would think Isuzu Engine, Landrover defender 130 Chassis,...............And that Amarok Cab and interior ?

And NO! Toyo and all the rest don't make one!.

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Reply By: gbc - Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 19:37

Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 19:37
130 rover, toyota 6 turbo, auto box, 36" tyres = happy me
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Reply By: fisherPete - Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 19:43

Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 19:43
For ultimate reliabity, the old truck type diesels where hard to beat, ignoring any other criteria except reliabity, I reckon a NA GQ 4.2 diesel would be hard to go past, heaps around now with 500000ks and very little work down to them, shame the bodies where not as good.I also had a 2.8 diesel rocky that in 200000, only repair was upgraded shocks. Mine you I would hate to go back to it now.
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Reply By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 20:05

Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 20:05
You could be on the right track Axle - but which Isuzu engine - any problems with the latest one out yet? (thinking 3.0 or 3.2 litre diesel)

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Follow Up By: Axle - Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 20:55

Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 20:55
Dunno Phill ...All I know and from up to date experience in earthmoving, Isuzu have not had many issues in over sixty years of the making of their engines big and small, its been other out side systems designed for them that has failed.


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Reply By: Thinkin - Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 20:27

Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 20:27
No push button 4WD in out or high low. (electrics).
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Follow Up By: Axle - Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 20:58

Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 20:58
Good Thinking!!....LOL .>



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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 21:19

Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 21:19
Axle
I need one with a decent size gear knob

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Follow Up By: Axle - Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 21:32

Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 21:32
Keep Looking Mate!,




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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 22:23

Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 22:23
Axle
Have you noticed that the three speed knob is the same size as a four, five and six speed knob . I have gone up market and fitted an Eton knob , just the rite size .



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Follow Up By: Axle - Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 23:29

Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 23:29
Man! Muz, that must make it a real Mean machine..Not?
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, Aug 04, 2013 at 07:51

Sunday, Aug 04, 2013 at 07:51
Axle
I found that I had to reach for the gear lever before and now the lever is just the rite length, and the knob is a better shape for my hand. I wasn't after a mean machine . If i was, i would have fitted a scull gear knob and a Harley sticker to the back window.

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Follow Up By: Member - Noel K (NT) - Sunday, Aug 04, 2013 at 09:11

Sunday, Aug 04, 2013 at 09:11
Haaar!....Your a bloody knob Muz.
Oops.... I'll probably get knoberated now.

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Reply By: Mudguard - Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 21:54

Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 21:54
manual release rear sway bar ( When "I" want it on or off) , diff locks frt & bk, no leather,(Recaro seats?),live axle coil sprung, no IFS, less plastic trim=less plastic push in clips, less electric/computer gimmicks (its a 4WD not a LIMO so learn how to DRIVE one ) auto lock hubs are ok, realistic tyre/rim sizing,

I'll think of some more in a while, why a 130 chassis?
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Follow Up By: Axle - Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 22:45

Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 22:45
A 130 chassis is a fully boxed welded unit that's been in units for a long time,...And not many have failed in 50yrs.


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Reply By: SDG - Sunday, Aug 04, 2013 at 16:02

Sunday, Aug 04, 2013 at 16:02
There is currently an aftermarket, scratch/damage proof paint.
Be nice to have that as standard.
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Reply By: Fred G NSW - Sunday, Aug 04, 2013 at 17:16

Sunday, Aug 04, 2013 at 17:16
These blokes built their own and included all the important accessories as far as I can see.



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