Finally Purchased a Jackaroo

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:27
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Hi,
After allot of searching and allot of advice from you guys here I have finally purchased at 2000 Monterey V6 Auto with 63,000 on the clock. Ended up paying $24,250 for it on the road so I am pretty happy with it all. I am picking it up on friday. I do still need some advice on side steps though, I have been looking at steps and I am thinking about getting some kingsly steps (have been quoted $495 fitted) Does this seem reasonable? Any other suggestions or recomendations on steps would be appreciated. Also I am toying with the idea of replacing he standard clock with the one from the wide track model with the Temp indicator and other bits and pieces. Has anyone else done this? I take it that it would just use a basice thermocouple as the sensor. Any Ideas or suggestions would be appreciated
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Reply By: Peter Guy - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:38

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:38
Years ago I put TJM side steps on my Jackeroo and thought they were very good.Have a look at ARB too.
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Reply By: Savvas - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:45

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:45
Timbo

You should be happy, it's the same one I have.

I have Formula Offroad side steps, but I wouldn't get them again because they are lower than other types and eat up a bit of clearance. A friend has the Integra side steps on his Equipe but they seem to get bent quite easily.

If I was to change my steps, I'd like to get the Series 3 Step/Side protectors from ECB. Click here and scroll down to have a look.

Cheers,
Savvas
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:47

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:47
PS ... I also looked at the widetrack "trip computer", but gave up as it is a bit complex and required some tapping in to the ECU to get all the functions happening.

It's do-able, but just wasn't worthwhile at the time.
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Follow Up By: Andrew from TrekTable - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:18

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:18
Savvas,

Did you get the link to my cheap & cheerful digital Volt & Amp Meter?

You can find it at Volt & Amp Meter

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 09:01

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 09:01
Yep, got it ... Thanks Andrew!
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Reply By: Member - Nobby - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 12:41

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 12:41
I have the steps from Goannawhere in SA(Ph 08 8369 0033). They cost $375 and do Door/Door. I am 110kg's and they hold me OK.
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Reply By: Leroy - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 13:34

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 13:34
If you are going to buy sidesteps I'd go for something in steel that bolts onto the chasis instead of the body and usually is dressed up with some alloy chequer(sp?) plate. But be sure there is enough clearance between the body and the step.
The aftermarket bolt on the sill alloy steps seem to all hang a little low for my liking and in a Jack you need all the clearance you can get.

LEroy
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Reply By: Member - Mozza (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 13:43

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 13:43
timbo.. why do you want/need sidesteps???
i'd be saving the money and using it on a fridge? or other camping gear?? snorkel? UHF radio?
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Follow Up By: Member - Nobby - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 14:13

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 14:13
Mozza.. this bloke has got PLENTY of $$.He'll have all that gear next week.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mozza (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 14:27

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 14:27
cool. them he can get me a set for the Frontera when he gets his then!
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 19:55

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 19:55
I agree. Side steps are de rigeur for picking kids up from school but a big hindrance when using the vehicle for its intended purpose. If my car had'm I'd cut'm off (if they hadn't been ripped off already).
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Reply By: timbo73 - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:25

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:25
Nah, had money until I bought the car. 2 real reasons for side steps... wife is expecting baby (due in end of may) and pregnant women have dificulty getting in and out of cas at the best of time. The other reason is a medical condition where both our backsides are too close to the ground....
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Follow Up By: Andrew from TrekTable - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:12

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:12
Let me know when the medicos find a cure for that condition!

Andrew
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Reply By: Savvas - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 09:00

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 09:00
timbo,

You might be interested in another mod that allows you to lock up 4H on the Monterey's TOD system ... 4H conversion for a TOD Monterey.

Cheers,
Savvas
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 12:48

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 12:48
That is a great mod for the tod, easy enough to do as well, But i would save dough on a rodeo switch and use the narva flat rocker with led indicator part # - 63020BL (amber led) 63021BL (red) 63022BL (green)

Fits perfectly in the jackaroo switch blank holes, i use them for the spots / reverse etc.

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Follow Up By: Savvas - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 15:55

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 15:55
Brad,

I picked up the genuine Jackaroo "shift-on-the-fly" 4WD switch at All 4WD Spares for $40. I still haven't done this mod, but when it's done the "4WD" switch will look very neat and OE next to the "4WD Auto" switch.

Good tip on the Narva switches ... did you put them in the dashboard or centre console blanks?
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 18:56

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 18:56
i've got them in the dash spots, but i'm certain the cutout under the flat blanks on the centre console is the same size.

only cost about $8 each from memory.

good price on the genuine switch. new from holden the OE driving light switch is about $110. (hence why i found the narva's)

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Reply By: timbo73 - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 09:30

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 09:30
I have had a look at that it does look quite interesting. Have you done it to your Mont? I was going to see if it not having a locked 4H is going to get me hung up or is the system fast enough to realise that it has lost traction without it causing problems?
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 12:32

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 12:32
It's actually quite a quick system. The only time I would have liked the 4H is in very soft sand.

In all other conditions, the TOD copes very well and quick just as it is.
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Reply By: timbo73 - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 15:14

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 15:14
I might give the TOD a bit of a try on the weekend and see how it goes on some bush tracks up in centeral vic.
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