What sort of variety and brand of four wheel drive...

Submitted: Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 14:34
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...have you girls and guys owned over the years and what did you do to them like your current vehicle? Great memories???

Enjoyed reading the accessory post the other day and thought this would be another interesting area to chat about???

Bit of a dicky post but hope it may be an interesting discussion point.

Cheers and keep safe on the weekend!!!

Chris.
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Reply By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 14:58

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 14:58
Forgot to add my own list:

Toyota Bundera 2.4 TDI with all the bells and whistles sold in 2000.

Suzuki Sierra 1L with 33's, 2.5 exhaust, extractors, locker, 8 inch in total lift etc sold in 2002.

SWB GQ Patrol TD 33's with all the bells sold in 2002.

LWB GQ Patrol TD 33's current vehicle list in member rig, to be traded in August 2004.

Memories: Rolling Bundera twice, breaking 8 CV's, getting Suzi on two wheels several times, trip to Bathurst Bay in Bundera (best trip ever), and reliability of current vehicle...
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 15:21

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 15:21
Hi Chris:

Only had the one - an 80 Series Landcruiser (non turbo), and love it to death. At this stage I can't see myself getting rid of it, despite it having 250,000km on the clock.

Options?

Safari Snorkel, BF Goodrich All terrains, Piranha dual battery management,
custom built steel sidesteps, Steel bullbar, Red Desert Drawer System, Narva Spotlights (cheaper to replace following multiple thefts), Firestone Coil Right Air bags, Swingaway rear wheel carrier, Uniden UHF, Overhead console, TJM Roof rack, 39l Engel Traveller Fridge plus 240v -> 12v gizmo, George Scularo interior lighting, Motorola Sat phone, CD player.

Recovery - Hand winch, 2 chains, shackles, tree huggers, two snatch straps, truck jack (bottle type), 60" high lift jack, roof rack mounts for same, tyrepliers, tyre levers and repair kit, variety of chopping and cutting implements, chain saw, 12v drill rigged to run off car battery.

What's next? Jack mounting for rear towbar to fit standard Toyota jack to act as bead breaker, and possibly a recovery hook for the tow bar.

I have just seen where my money has gone :)

Jack
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 15:23

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 15:23
Meant to add - Magellan GPS and laptop, running Oziexplorer software, plus Kerio power supply for laptop, in car Nicad charger.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 15:25

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 15:25
Hi Jack,

It's funny, you look back don't you and you work it all out, then you either burn the piece of paper or backspace through the document to make sure the bank manager doesn't find out just how many diamonds that deisel burner of yours is!!!

I did that when I was figuring out whether the GQ was worth trading...kinda got a sick feeling for about 5 seconds, then remembered why I work...I work to live, not live to work and you mightas well spend your money on something...

Cheers for your reply Jack!

Chris.
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Reply By: Member - Spook (SA) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 15:25

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 15:25
I'm only 21 so my list isn't that big yet:

- I caught the bug with a Suzuki Sierra stocker.

- Then went to a 91 Hilux Dual Cab 2.8 Turbo Diesel, storage system, canopy etc. which I still have but is for sale due to getting married. :(

Back to a 92 Sierra now: 2" lift, 30x9.5 BFG ATs, is a work in progress.

Question for you Chris M, what sort of locker did you have in your zook and how did you find it??

Memory: Getting the Suzuki airborne in a big way at Robe SA!! Scary at the time!
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 15:29

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 15:29
Sounds good mate, the old suzi's are awesome hey, I missed the little beast for a long time, flogged it to death and it just wanted more!

Did you end up re-jetting your carby so it could keep up with the bigger exhaust etc???

Well, it was kinda shady, but we changed the entire rear and front axles of the zook to newer ones, can't remember which year, but it had a rear airlocker.
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Follow Up By: Member - Spook (SA) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:00

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:00
Yeah have had to play around with the carby a bit, it's still running a bit rich but we'll get it right sooner or later.

Do you think the locker made a big difference to traction? I know I'm not running 33's and an 8" lift but I'm considering putting one in the rear of mine as I'm setting mine up as a cheap "two person tourer".

Cheers
Brad
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:05

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:05
To be honest Spook, not in the rear, you only end up sometimes pushing the car beyond it's limits due to the fact that you are trying to push it over an obstacle and not pull it, most times requires more revs.

As for a tourer, it all depends on what you want to do. They are great in the sand and if your tyres are aired down, you'll go anywhere. Not much storage area however. You sure it's cheaper to flog off the hilux???
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 20:45

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 20:45
Spook how much are you asking for the hilux and how many km?

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Spook (SA) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 09:11

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 09:11
Hey Andrew sorry for the late reply

I originally had 17K on it but I have dropped it back to 16K but still open to offers it's gotta sell.(keep in mind this owes me about 25,000)

187,000 kms

The turbo and storage system where only installed by 4wdsystems in January.

Check the for sale section for a pic and more info.

Thanks
Brad
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Reply By: Andrew - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:13

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:13
1992-1999 GQ Ti 4.2 diesel
Suspension, bullbar, radios, barrier, etc.
Just a touring vehicle
230,000kms without any problems at all (not even a clutch)

1999- GU ST 4.2turbodiesel
Susp, dual batts, bullbar, snork, etc
Still just a touring vehicle
77,000kms no probs
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:15

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:15
Andrew,

Good trucks hey!

Mate, does the 99 GU run 16 inch wheels? Are they 16 x 7's? Looking into trying to get a 16 x 8 rim with a 32 MT/R on it...

Thanks,

Chris.
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:16

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:16
Forgot to add:-

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Follow Up By: Andrew - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:19

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:19
GUs run 16x8 rims, either steel or alloy.

I have 285/75/16s (33") on the steel rims, 305/7016s (33") on ROH alloys and 315/75/16 (35") on ROH steel rims for mine with a 2" OME lift.
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:33

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:33
Just noticed on your sig line that you are getting a DX.
DX have 16x6 rims unless you get the wide wheel pack which has 16x8s
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:55

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:55
Yeah, gettin wide wheel pack. Can you fit 33's on your 16x 8's? Is that legal in your state?
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:57

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:57
Your right there spook!!!

Keep us posted as to your decision on the locker and what you go for!

Cheers.
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Reply By: Member - Spook (SA) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:15

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:15
Actually the Hilux is proving harder to sell than i first expected. I will prob have to drop the price a bit.

I don't need to spend much more $$$ on the suzuki just a lot more time, I have removed the rear seat which gives a reasonable amount of space, I've got a storage shelf planned that will also help in that department.

Spose you've got some big plans for your nissan when it arrives, eh?
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:23

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:23
Mate, no cars are selling at the moment, got a few friends with fourby's and are trying to sell at top dollar with no luck.

And I did the same thing when I got married, flogged of the nice truck and fanged around in the suzi for a year till the finances agreed with a change. Just didn't get to do much tripping...

As for the GU, yeah, pretty big plans. Heading to cape next year for a trip for 5 weeks in or around August. Keeping ERPS, Lightforce 240's, UHF, Sony AMP, Hands free kit and ARB compressor from the GQ and transferring. Nissan are fitting the alloy bullbar, towbar, lights, cargo barrier, headlight covers, bonnet protector, sand grabber mats, and lamby seat covers when it comes in. Have purchased side steps, and am trying to get details re: size of stock rims on pootrol so I can purchase legal size blade rims and 32x11.5 MT/R's. Also have snorkel and suspension lined up, 3inch Dobinson kit. Have in-car nav to be installed, then I'll send it to my mate for the dual battery kit to be fitted. Lastly a front locker, tint, drawer system and air bags to stop sag when towing the camper...

P.S - Don't show my missus this message, she thinks dreams are free, but I know they aren't!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Spook (SA) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:33

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:33
Wow that is going to be a real rig when you're finished (it's not like any 4by is actually ever "Finished" tho).

LOL! I promise I won't tell.

Brad
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Reply By: Member - glenno (QLD) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 19:14

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 19:14
suzuki lj80v 798cc hardtop (3000klms on the clock)
ford falcon xb gs 351ci
ford ltd 351ci
suzuki sierra 998cc soft top with half doors
toyota corona
ford falcon xd
ford falcon fairmont EF
toyota troopcarrier 1998
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 09:04

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 09:04
A Ford, Suzuki, and Toyota man!

Thanks for the post mate, really interesting to read about this sort of stuff.

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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 09:28

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 09:28
1996 80 Series - got it right first time
Accessories listed when you click on pic. Basically everything one would need/desire other than V8 diesel.

What's next ? Probably a power injection but I can't see that happening for a while just yet as she's only done 207K to date.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 09:05

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 09:05
Nice lookin' truck mate!

You happy with the MR/R's? Is the 285 a 32 or 33 on the 16 x 8 rim?
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