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by shortylux
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: hilux inner guard trimming
Replies: 19
Views: 1226

Re: hilux inner guard trimming

I have no photos but on my RN36 I cut the flat section out of the floor just in front of the body mount. Then cut a few slits in to the firewall (the bit that would be behind the accelerator pedal) pushed it back and welded it back together, adding some panel steel where needed. It's not uncommon to...
by shortylux
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: Vh41 coils and igniters, removal and fit newer coils
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Re: Vh41 coils and igniters, removal and fit newer coils

Any joy confirming measurements and weather they can be made to fit?
by shortylux
Fri May 23, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Amada extreme 3" travel external bump stops
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Re: Amada extreme 3" travel external bump stops

Don't know your numbers Big, but alot of the guys in the North Is found that 4" was too long. A lot are running the FOA 4" x 2.5" but are running them shorted to 2.5" or 3" of travel. Problem was the bumps being used to much and as such were over heating I think. Ie they wer...
by shortylux
Mon May 19, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Need a new navy for MWC
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: Need a new navy for MWC

Could be keen. Will Pm you.

Arron.
by shortylux
Sat May 17, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Its not a project.... honest lol
Replies: 223
Views: 21295

Re: Its not a project.... honest lol

Nice work Reece!

You have my vote if you want to enter the Best ever "not a project" competition.
by shortylux
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Tyres
Topic: For Tukino
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: For Tukino

Did it in my winch truck on 35" Simex (only 4wd I had) and went in with tow Subaru's. Wished I had taken my Corolla.
Actually I had a hell of a good time on the way out pretending to be BJ Baldwin.
by shortylux
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Defender 8274 winch mount
Replies: 10
Views: 1435

Re: Defender 8274 winch mount

Be that exceptional Land Rover enthusiast.
by shortylux
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Thanks alot Bridgestone Firestone the Strand Auckland
Replies: 23
Views: 2304

Re: Thanks alot Bridgestone Firestone the Strand Auckland

My Jeep has different tyres front and rear. I have been disappointed with the front end traction on the Jeep on wet roads. Back end holds on ok (not amazing but ok), but seems to easy to make the front sledge. I assumed it was "a Jeep thing". After reading this thread I went out side to se...
by shortylux
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: LN106 diff questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: LN106 diff questions

V6 diff will bolt straight in. The V6 third housings are considered to be stronger, but you don't really hear of people breaking diff housings anyway. If you were were it std then the v6 diff internals are stronger than your ln diff. How ever a locker changes every thing (strengthwise). What kind of...
by shortylux
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: wanted: argon bottle for mig
Replies: 20
Views: 1702

Re: wanted: argon bottle for mig

Put the .6 in bro. Makes a big difference. I am forever chasing holes with the .8 but can actually get a bead going with the .6 (that's with normal argo shield). Also I think the theory goes that you should be able to use less heat and get less warping with th .6.
by shortylux
Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: wanted: argon bottle for mig
Replies: 20
Views: 1702

Re: wanted: argon bottle for mig

They do an "argoshield light"as well Heath. I have not used it but apparently has less CO2 and therefore less penetration than the normal argoshield mix. Stops you from blowing through as easy. I assume you are running a lighter wire for your panel work?
by shortylux
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: 40 series landcruiser parts
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: 40 series landcruiser parts

Pto drives?
by shortylux
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Video Clips
Topic: This is off road racing.
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: This is off road racing.

That's puckeringly fast.

Here's another angle of RG (and others) getting loose at the Mint.

by shortylux
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Product Reviews / 4wd Service
Topic: Recommended garage in Chch.
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: Recommended garage in Chch.

Haha, yep I hear ya. Thanks.
by shortylux
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Tomsoffroad & Customs
Replies: 1269
Views: 138614

Re: Tomsoffroad & Customs

I wondered several times if using prado knuckles and ln106 steering arms would've been easier. Then by setting up the tie rod and drag link like on a 60 series cruiser the tie rod would then be in front of the diff. Food for thought. At least that is an easy(ish) thing to change in the future if it...
by shortylux
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Product Reviews / 4wd Service
Topic: Recommended garage in Chch.
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Recommended garage in Chch.

Got a mate who wants a car looked over before buying. Any recommendations for a reliable honest garage for compression test and general look over?

It's a Caldina.

Cheers.
by shortylux
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Tyres
Topic: So what are these tyres?
Replies: 13
Views: 1384

Re: So what are these tyres?

Cut TSL's?
by shortylux
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Westport Winter 2014
Replies: 130
Views: 10749

Re: Westport Winter 2014

If anyone has a spare seat I'm keen as.
by shortylux
Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: 1uz surf cooling issues
Replies: 18
Views: 2640

Re: 1uz surf cooling issues

The above is all good advice in my experience. 1- Will making the radiator 15% smaller height-wise cause more issues? If you are cutting the radiator support panel why not select a shorter but wider radiator, such that you don't lose any surface area. Ideally gain some. Also you may be able to find ...
by shortylux
Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: certification 4" body lift 2" suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: certification 4" body lift 2" suspension

Generally speaking 2" is the max certable body lift but I believe that depends on how you have done it. Where you go depends on where you are. You are looking for a "low volume vehecle" certifier. I think there is a list of them somewhere on the NZTA website, but if you us where you a...
by shortylux
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: wots ur 5 cents
Replies: 39
Views: 2783

Re: wots ur 5 cents

From what I can understand from your other thread you are doing these modifications to a 2WD ute, correct me if I'm wrong. If so my 5c is that this is a ridiculously stupid idea and a complete waste of money and time. Not if it also get coil overs and bypasses, a cage, another 150kw, engine moved b...
by shortylux
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Land cruiser 70 drive shaft advice
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Land cruiser 70 drive shaft advice

Yeah I wondered if that might be the case.
I had a hilux one that I gained about 15-20mm of slip by only cutting the male spline.
by shortylux
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Reefton Winter 2013
Replies: 340
Views: 25153

Re: Reefton Winter 2013

I'm keen to occupy a spare seat and be spade/winch man.
by shortylux
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Land cruiser 70 drive shaft advice
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Land cruiser 70 drive shaft advice

I'd be looking for more than 5mm. Think of the bushes compressing when you run in to a verticle steep. (Assuming it's coil sprung?)

Can you just cut the spline a little shorter to gain some clearance?
by shortylux
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: wots ur 5 cents
Replies: 39
Views: 2783

Re: wots ur 5 cents

catalystracing wrote:Kevlar conveyor belt with chrome tek screws 8)


:lol: Awesome!
by shortylux
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Best seats for a 4wd?
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Best seats for a 4wd?

When I put race seats in my truck I was amazed at how comfortable they were. My truck was not a daily driver but even on the longer weekend trips they were still pretty damn good. I expected the minimal padding to be a real comprimise but I was wrong. Check out seatwarehouse.co.nz. They have heaps t...
by shortylux
Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: VZN 130 Surf, wrecking or complete. For parts.
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: VZN 130 Surf, wrecking or complete. For parts.

Could be keen on the brake pedal assemble. Well really just the plastic bushes and steel sleeve that it all pivots on.

I guess just give me a shout if that's still there before you scrap it.

Slim chance I'm keen on the two good 31's as well.

Cheers.
by shortylux
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: 4WD's Forsale / Wanted
Topic: $7500 for a pretty pimped disco 1. Who's keen?
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

Re: $7500 for a pretty pimped disco 1. Who's keen?

Most of us sell these things for half of what we think it should be. Good luck with your sale.
by shortylux
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Video Clips
Topic: Stuck Unimog
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Re: Stuck Unimog

:?
by shortylux
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Tyres
Topic: tyre heights (inflated diameter)
Replies: 9
Views: 1065

Re: tyre heights (inflated diameter)

Mehrts wrote:but what pressures were your simexes and your mates silverstones sitting at?


Yep, good point.
I can't 100% guarantee they were exactly the same. We had just pumped them both up for tarmac travel and cant imagine we had much variation in pressure.

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