Nissan aint Nissan...bugger, bugger

Submitted: Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 15:40
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I refer back to my post 32673 about fitting MRF rag tyres.

The rims were off my old retired G60 which is now seeing its days out on Warraweena Station in the Flinders.

I noticed that the wheel nuts kept on coming loose on the front wheels. Did a number of test runs on the gravel roads around here and still no improvement. Had discussions with my tyre bloke and we were non plussed. Eventually stripped two wheelnuts on front wheel.

So I removed the front wheels first and found that there was a slight lip behind each stud on the hub preventing the G60 rim from fitting flush on to the hub. There would be at least a 2mm gap when the rim is on. On the rear wheels it wasnt quite so bad as there is no lip but there is a raised section which lets the G60 rim also fit about half a mill away from flush.

Bugger, bugger, bugger!!!! Came home, ripped the splits off, fitted the flares again and fitted the alloys and Cooper STT's again.

Will just have to take my chances out in the scrub and will now be carrying best tubes one can get as spares to fit the 265/75/16's

Bugger again....lol

Yer never too old to learn something!!!!!!

Cheers
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Reply By: Glenn (VIC) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 15:46

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 15:46
Hi Willem,

At least you discovered it before you left. Would have been disasterous were you in the middle of a desert.

Take care and hide the White Lightning....Mrs Al is on her way...hahahaha

Cheers

Glenn
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 16:02

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 16:02
Yes Glenn, I expect her here any time soon.

Unfortunately I am out of White Lightning.............but have ordered some more whioch a friend will hopefully bring back this week from the far away place.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:17

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:17
>>Mrs Al is on her way

and may god have mercy on your soul....

PS.. remember shes on the wagon too lol
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 07:38

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 07:38
Mrs Al fell off the wagon last night.....lol
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:37

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:37
I KNEW SHE COULDNT HOLD OUT FOR MUCH LONGER!
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Follow Up By: Glenn (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:59

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:59
I do believe she was thrown off the wagon a few weeks ago. It seems that camping in the Otways, relaxing with hubby and kids, ensured that the wagon was turned over.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 16:40

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 16:40
I heard the wagon was misplaced, hence she was not off it, technically she was not on it
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 15:49

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 15:49
Bugger, bugger too

Take a plug kit and a bunch of plugs and have a great time! Don't want to waste valuable beer o'clock time fixing punctures!

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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 16:03

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 16:03
Thanks Phil

Yep I have all the goodies plus my tyre man is lending me a fistfull of gaters, just in case.....lol

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Follow Up By: Member - John L G - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 16:20

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 16:20
Phil

I'm not sure that it is politcally correct to use the expletive "Bugger" when applied to a Nissan and not a Tojo.

Makes one wonder what the correct term to use is then?????????????

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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 16:39

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 16:39
Yeah John, good point.

To be squeaky clean you should only use it on the unbreakable Hilux!
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Follow Up By: Member - John L G - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 16:58

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 16:58
Perhaps for Nissans it coul be - "Crikey Bloke" - as most Nissan owners seem to be a little bit old and crusty>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
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Follow Up By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 20:30

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 20:30
if I was to be politically correct , I would drive a nissan not a toyota why- "I've got guts."
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 18:43

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 18:43
John L G

I think the word bugger was invented before Toyota was even thought of....LOL
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 17:03

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 17:03
Hmm I would be ringing round wreckers or something. Given that you should be able to pick up a full set of splits for less than 100 bucks it could well be false economy tackling cross country on $1200pluss worth of radials. Should be fine in desert spinifex but if you hit the wrong type of burnout which can occur for 100s of 000s of hectares you could be kissing your tyres goodbye within minutes and left hoping you can get a call out on the Codan
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Follow Up By: kesh - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 17:25

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 17:25
Agree with Davoe, and if you cant find any why not look at getting new centres machined up and welded in?
Used to do this years ago, particularly on (ahem) well loaded logging trucks!
I would be leaving those "valuables" in the shed at all costs.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 07:47

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 07:47
G'day Davoe and kesh

I have searched this whole area for Nissan splits and came up with zilch. Nissan dealers have none and 15 wreckers in 10 regional towns have none.(Plenty Toyo rims though but they don't fit).There is a bloke here in town with 10 Nissan splits but he wants far too much for them and they are unaffordable. Everything here is miles away. To get stuff machined I need to go to the city which is 250km thataway. Too much hassle.

I will use the Coopers on this trip and before I come over to WA will see what I can do about using the MRF's.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:16

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:16
I know what you mean I guy came up to me coz he knew I was after splits.................. and wanted 80 bucks each for them, As if
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Follow Up By: kesh - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:08

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:08
I bloody hate it when such a small problem seems insurmountable.
Is there any chance you could put a (machined) spacer behind each wheel rim? I know you said doing the wheels would be impossible, but that would be a much smaller job.
I bought 5 splits for L/C few years ago, $150 the lot with 70% rubber on them. Now, finding the old 6 stud pattern is like rocking horse poop.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 18:41

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 18:41
Anything machined is either in the city or in the large country towns. Then you have to get it there and then the question is WHEN can it be done.

Now, its not life threatening. I just have to drive very carefully out in the scrub.

And that can be done.
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 18:16

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 18:16
You need to get a bubble.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 07:48

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 07:48
LOL ....yes!!!!!
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Reply By: Footloose - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 20:19

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 20:19
That's a pity Willem. I have a full set of splits here in 7.50X16 that I'm not using....off a Toyo :)))))
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:13

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:13
They don't fit....sigh!!!! :-)
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:28

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:28
I'm surprised that someone hasn't thrown a set at you yet. Certainly with the LRs and Yotas they appear to be a blight on the roadscape.
The irony is, that if your luck is anything like mine, you'll come home to find that you can't see the house for Nissan split rims :))
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:38

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:38
Why not get some split rims FOR a GQ and change tires?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 18:37

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 18:37
Thats the whole point Mr. Can't find any inexpensive Nissan splits.Not prepared to pay out big dollars for one off driving excursion.

Tires?
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 21:58

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 21:58
Willem,

I've had mates who ran 60series splits on GQ patrols.

Apart from the offset difference that gives you a wider track, I think the only other difference is the centre hole might need to be carved out a touch.

Cheers
Phil
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