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by Ralfie
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: This weekends achievements
Topic: 5 Trucks Stuck!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1405

Re: 5 Trucks Stuck!!

A couple of them are out now. Not sure if the "Nissan Pajero" made it though!

Also another vehicle stuck up Muriwai Beach past Wilsons Rd with high tide due in an hour.
by Ralfie
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: taieri track message on facebook.
Replies: 19
Views: 1447

Re: taieri track message on facebook.

skid wrote:Found it annoying and upsetting to my OCD that both were mis-spelt quite a few times in the post :-(

My 2c :-D


Liked....!!

Also pretty damn poor when the NZFWDA Public Relations officer can't get it right!!
by Ralfie
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: What are Isuzu D-Max Utes Like?
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re: What are Isuzu D-Max Utes Like?

Isuzu D-Max does not have LSD rear diff. Only open diff but it has a very good traction control system allowing it to perform very well off road. For the money a D-Max is very good value and general very reliable.
by Ralfie
Sun May 22, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mudfest 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Mudfest 2016

details can be found at www.mudfest.co.nz

Seems like run by 4 and Rotary guys. Previous ones have flopped so be interesting to see how this one goes, but if I want to play in mud its cheaper to go to Woodhill.
by Ralfie
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Powered Battery Box
Replies: 12
Views: 873

Re: Powered Battery Box

I think over time you will find it a nuisance and taking up valuable storage space in the rear.

The Defender has space for twin battery's in the current battery location.
by Ralfie
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Auto-Lockers (Yes / No)
Replies: 50
Views: 3063

Re: Auto-Lockers (Yes / No)

The Wrangler doesn't tend to have free wheeling hubs fitted and since you do use it occasionally on the road, then I would say no to auto locker in the front. There is no Torque delivered to front axle in 2wd, auto locker should not be a problem at all. It's used in Wranglers fairly commonly in US....
by Ralfie
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Auto-Lockers (Yes / No)
Replies: 50
Views: 3063

Re: Auto-Lockers (Yes / No)

To Lock or not to Lock... So, with that said, what are peoples take on Auto-Lockers up front, more importantly, up front on a Wrangler. (She is a toy & She gets trailered... most of the time) Cheers The Wrangler doesn't tend to have free wheeling hubs fitted and since you do use it occasionally...
by Ralfie
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 205
Views: 22739

Re: Checkerheads new project.

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by Ralfie
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Do i keep the disco?
Replies: 42
Views: 3207

Re: Do i keep the disco?

Doesn't look as though it has much of a lift in that photo, presuming it was taken after the 2 inch lift. Did you take before and after measurements to confirm the amount of lift? Remove the 'cups' on the axle housing mounts for the rear shocks to stop breaking the rear shock pins. Or alternatively ...
by Ralfie
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Ararimu Safari
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: Ararimu Safari

Doesn't give much detail other than a date ...............
by Ralfie
Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Tech Section/Library
Topic: LD28 Hydrolocked
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: LD28 Hydrolocked

Have you got off road insurance cover? It has been known that insurance cover will pay for engine repairs in similar conditions.

Rather than a Nissan engine, a good 300tdi transplant would be preferable.
by Ralfie
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Snatch strap opinions
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

Re: Snatch strap opinions

Has anyone used oe of the Kinetic snatch straps that are for sale on Trade Me? And have any feedback? There is a big price difference between the two I have linked below. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=999594112 http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=998347177 I might be a...
by Ralfie
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Video Clips
Topic: Myself and some friends
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: Myself and some friends

Definitely not anywhere in NZ.
by Ralfie
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Jeep
Topic: 1997 Cherokee air bag light
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: 1997 Cherokee air bag light

The Cherokee have mechanical air bag and therefore no warning light.
Can't be failed for a wof because of it.
by Ralfie
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Ute conversion for safari
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Ute conversion for safari

See
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=44963

also discussing same thing but on LWB.
by Ralfie
Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Snatch strap opinions
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

Re: Snatch strap opinions

Grabbing a new strop soon and looking at all the straps now available, I was just wondering what peoples thought were on what is available. I have always used The Cookes Snatchmaster and recently bought a Maxitrax one which only lasted one trip before giving out near the loop. Thoughts? fire away. ...
by Ralfie
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Can anyone help with this please?
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Can anyone help with this please?

Looks like an aftermarket rim commonly referred to as 'Modular'
work out the PCD and the size of the centre hole and you might get an idea of what vehicle would suit.
5 stud so possibly old Holden or Ford
by Ralfie
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Jeep
Topic: JK Rubicon journey
Replies: 46
Views: 4467

Re: JK Rubicon journey

TJ wrote:I'm not a fan of K&N filters.


Neither am I. They are OK on track cars but definitely not suitable on a 4WD that goes off road.
Don't filter enough of the really fine dust, clog up easily with dust and dirt and are a pain to clean, which also means they don't get cleaned regularly enough.
by Ralfie
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Towing Capacity
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: Towing Capacity

Hi guys and gals Can any one tell me my braked and unbraked towing capacity? I understand that this will depend on the tow ball and bar setup but I want to know the standard capacity for the vehicle. 1992 Granroad Y60 Nissan Safari LWB. I know this vehicle has been used towing upwards of 3 tonnes i...
by Ralfie
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Tyre sizes
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Tyre sizes

nivaman wrote:How tall are 700/16 S.A.T tyres, have looked online but can't find anything conclusive, cheers.


30-31 inch give or take depending on brand/type.

750x16 are more like 31.5 to 32 inches depending on brand.
by Ralfie
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: WTB a SWB 2000+ WELLSIDE DEFENDER.
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: WTB a SWB 2000+ WELLSIDE DEFENDER.

BadCo wrote:Keep in mind, its not impossible to convert a wagon to truck cab.


True. Just have to watch which model as from around 2001 they did away with the bulkhead behind front seat on wagons.
by Ralfie
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: WTB a SWB 2000+ WELLSIDE DEFENDER.
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: WTB a SWB 2000+ WELLSIDE DEFENDER.

The Defender 90 is a popular vehicle and anything for sale doesn't usually hang around for long. Hence they seem to command a premium price over similar 110's. And a truck cab 90 is a rare vehicle indeed. Lee European had one up for sale recently. Worth checking if still available. Had a few upgrade...
by Ralfie
Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: learn me Disco style's
Replies: 51
Views: 3891

Re: learn me Disco style's

I wonder if that 2.8 was developed during Fords ownership, as they trademarked the brand 'power stroke' for their range of 6.7 and 7.3l V8 diesel units in the F250 and up Superduty line of trucks. The power stroke name only came about once sold to International Engines, which at time were producing...
by Ralfie
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: learn me Disco style's
Replies: 51
Views: 3891

Re: learn me Disco style's

200 TDI Name pom the last of the pommy development ( inhouse) and has it linage all the way back to the 2 & 1/4, i like it better than the 300 tdi, but parts are getting harder and a bit more pricey. but mated to the shitty LT77 is usually the killer for me 300 TDI Name "Brazilian" so...
by Ralfie
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: learn me Disco style's
Replies: 51
Views: 3891

Re: learn me Disco style's

200 TDI Name pom the last of the pommy development ( inhouse) and has it linage all the way back to the 2 & 1/4, i like it better than the 300 tdi, but parts are getting harder and a bit more pricey. but mated to the shitty LT77 is usually the killer for me 300 TDI Name "Brazilian" so...
by Ralfie
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: Expedition 4x4 - what's best?
Replies: 22
Views: 1860

Re: Expedition 4x4 - what's best?

Thank you for everyones comments. I have located a couple of GU Safaris on trademe with the High Roof. As mentioned earlier, they tend to be around $10k for a tidy one otherwise anything less appears to be a we bit of a gamble. Was hoping to spend around $6k. A GU Nissan for $6,000-10,000 that woul...
by Ralfie
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: WOF
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: WOF

well the brake lines are not sheathed, so. i am not a fan of lift, not needed with what i do, having said that a 85 110 is lower than a puma ( and heaver) i had already red the " non std shock mounts. so the twin shocks will have to go, that's a given std shocks will fix the dislocation will d...
by Ralfie
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: WOF
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: WOF

Only issue I see is the front dislocation cones . Springs have to be retained or held by mounts at full droop on the hoist . They might also pull you up on any aftermarket steering components . and possibly require new brake hoses , pads and rotors . I would go with factory rims and tyre size ie 23...
by Ralfie
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: axle swaps
Replies: 74
Views: 5022

Re: axle swaps

NJV6 wrote:
Don't worry about Lax's comments, he just likes to stir and most people take no notice.

Glen


Well said. Can't get any closer to the truth than that ...............
by Ralfie
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: Expedition 4x4 - what's best?
Replies: 22
Views: 1860

Re: Expedition 4x4 - what's best?

I have been looking at purchasing a Landrover Discovery Series 1 or posible a LWB Pajero. But, after discusing with my other half we are equally quite keen to convert the rear into a sleeping setup. Which 4x4 's provide the best setup for this? We were hoping to build a rear tray with some lower sl...

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