How make my navara a stronge vehical

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I was just wondering if anyone new how i could make me navara a nice strong 4wd even thouhg it is already. i thought of doing a 2 inch lift and a snorkel is there anythng else? and what gadgets are good for 4wdn?
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Reply By: Wherehegon - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 16:49

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 16:49
If it stronge alredy thn wi bofa, sel u truk n get yuself an unbrekable toyoota hilux, thy reely good fing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 19:48

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 19:48
Nah one way to make it Strong, put some Steroids in the fuel tank.
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Reply By: Rob! - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 16:53

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 16:53
navara09

I am going to take a stab in the dark here and say that you haven't done much 4wd-ing. My suggestion would be to leave your vehicle as is. Over time you will learn what it can and cannot do and make the necessary changes then.

If by "stronge" you "tough looking"; well that's only for people who have "issues" and want to appear like something that they are not. A fine example would be the guy who had a surfboard screwed to his yellow Volvo.

So, leave it as is and you will become a better driver for it.

R
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Follow Up By: Navara09 - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 16:59

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 16:59
Iv done heaps of 4wdn i just want to get into more of the extreme stuff
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Follow Up By: Rob! - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:09

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:09
If you did heaps of real 4wd-ing you wouldn't be asking the question. The standard navara should be able to get you to most places without major problems. Just go with someone else, get a snatch strap, good recovery points and you're away. That should be more than enough. If on the other hand, you want to tear up the bush and as a result get the 4wd community locked out of it, then I can't help you.

R.
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Follow Up By: Tonyfish#58 - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:37

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:37
Rob - We try to help people with the questions asked - I did years of 4 x 4ing without the add on's. Its logical to ask if they are worth it.

Of course we all need the lectures from time to time :-)

Extreme lifts should be banned to all but competition tracks.

Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Tonyfish#58 - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:03

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:03
THEN ALL YOU NEED IS LIFT. LOKKAS AND TYRES and you will be home and hosed.

If as stated you have already done a lot of 4 x 4ing - then you may know this already.

Clearance and traction is all you need for a vehicle - the driver is the other 90%

Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: Navara09 - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:08

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:08
Yeah i was thinking that but others tell you that it is not needed and itn starts to confuse and i just dont want to waste money if it is not needed or whatever. so what is your opinion on a snorkel? are they worth it because people say you get better fuel efficency.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:20

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:20
Another urban myth Other than putting cleaner ?????? air into the air cleaner there is nothing there that will give you better fuel economy.


A lighter right foot is what does that
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Follow Up By: Tonyfish#58 - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:25

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:25
Yes to fit or not fit extras - They are not really needed as I drove for years without then - On many of those occasions I wish I had them.

Lift - Needed if you do lots of sand work, rocky roads and muddy tracks. Trick is not to go too high to make the road impassable for most other 4 x 4's - too many these days are doing silly lifts that should only be used for competition and not on everyday tracks.

Tyres - Tyres to suit what work you are doing is well proven and needs no explanation

Lokkas - As for point 1 - when you have them it makes it so much easier to drive and on the car - to me I will always have them now. As suggested you need to get the experience without them to start. Without them you will learn to drive a 4 x 4 the way it should be. After that all the add on's help you to do it better and safer.

Snorkel - Never had one of these for years and have seen many a bad fitted one cause motor damage. Now I have one I can say they are good - I do not believe they will add any power to your vehicle, much like a hiclone. If fitted properly they will keep the water and dust out and as such are worth putting on.

In summery - Extras are not really needed for general 4 x 4ing. If you go more extreme you still do not need most of them but you have to take your car to and sometimes beyond the limit to get through. Get your experience driving without them for a while and then fit them as required to make it easier safer to drive and also a lot easier on the car.

Have Fun @ Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 19:04

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 19:04
You misspelled "strAnge".

And it already is. Leave it alone.

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Reply By: WYSIWYG (Bundaberg Qld) - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 19:28

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 19:28
Why hold back? with a few dollars you too could have a 4wd like this LOL

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Reply By: Muntoo - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 20:42

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 20:42
Put a Mazda badge on it and it'll go anywhere.

As for the extreme 4wding, i think you brought the wrong vehicle to be getting into anything extreme. The dual cab utes arent built tough enough or with proper 4wding in mind. For extreme you need a Cruiser or Patrol really.
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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 21:44

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 21:44
Spot on reply Muntoo, cruiser or patrol with live axles front and rear for extreme stuff, anything with IFS just wont cut it for extreme stuff. Regards Steve
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 21:34

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 21:34
Hmmmmmmmm, how long before school holidays are over?
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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 21:40

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 21:40
My thoughts exactly, hence my first stupid reply. Regards Steve
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Reply By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 21:45

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 21:45
Hey Navara09, my old girls is stock as and it got me up tp qld and back again on the front shaft. She's stock in height and got thru middle road on moreton island, after a tour bus churned it up and then my sister in her jacked up cruiser. plus i went up a metre of coffee rock with a straight up front edge and a metre of seawater. All without lift. liek someone else said, it's the machine and driver, you get to know what you machine can and cannot do.

My sister did landcrusier park in a stock pathfinder and extreme track with no lift kit and standard tyres. did better then most of the lifted and tweaked stuff around.

Check my profile and see my new old girl, the fawn ute.
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Reply By: Injected - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 at 09:43

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 at 09:43
Navara09

IS it a D40?? If so as a minimum you will need underbody protection. They have a reputatation for punching radiators up into fan blades and wrecking sumps. TJM and Brown Davis sell underbody protection plates. 2 inch lift is a good thing as factory suspension is built to a price. Snorkel is OK if going near the H2O (water).
Cheers.
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Reply By: Spitster - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 at 16:00

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 at 16:00
Hey Navara09, the other thing to watch on the D40's is the ABS Sensors. They are mounted on the left and right of the rear axles. If you are unlucky to knock them out with stone, rocks flicked up from your front wheel, it not only knocks out your ABS, it also prevents you from engaging the electronic 4WD. It happened to us in around Innamninka on those Gibber roads. Had a set of protection plates made up when we got home.
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