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by drive it ...
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Anyone know of any events coming up?
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Anyone know of any events coming up?

Track setting for Chch WC round. Few clubman courses still need proof driving before the event. You'd be just the guy for the job (and we need a few more hands on saws for clearing gorse).
by drive it ...
Wed May 23, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Trail Reviews, Reports and Information
Topic: Westport Tracks
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Westport Tracks

Go to Seddonville, head up the road towards Charming creek and just take any side tracks. More than enough to fill a weekend in there. Should be fairly obvious as westport challenge wasn't that long ago so the good tracks will still look used.
by drive it ...
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Any of these new Yoko G003 muds in the south island?
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Any of these new Yoko G003 muds in the south island?

Look like they are intended to be an aggressive looking street tyre I think. The side lugs get thicker towards the outsides. So more rubber on the outer edge will improve cornering and reduce wear on the edges. But that means the gaps have reverse taper so will lock the mud in to the tread instead o...
by drive it ...
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: what chassis can go under a ln106?
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: what chassis can go under a ln106?

Hi K. I've no idea about hilux. Just being nosy, You keeping the cruiser for a club truck not for comp? Cheers, S.
by drive it ...
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: 4wd Safety
Topic: Your 4x4 is a WEAPON
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Your 4x4 is a WEAPON

Been watching old Hilux TV ad's - Bugger!
by drive it ...
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3087

Re: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread

Hi Tim
Videos worked fine for me off the posted links just now.

Mainland winch challenge is going back to 33's for clubman next year. Truck will sit more stable and your gearing will be better on 33 than 35.
by drive it ...
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Tire Pressures.....
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: Tire Pressures.....

Pressure will vary for every tyre and vehicle weight combo. Compare cold pressure then hot pressure after a decent run, should be 4 psi different (I think it was 4 - check with uncle google). More than 4 difference your tire is too soft so sidewalls flexing and heating up increasing pressure. Less t...
by drive it ...
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: sheffield on again
Replies: 34
Views: 3170

Re: sheffield on again

New date 24 September.
by drive it ...
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3087

Re: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread

Hi T, Good to see Lando is chipping away making progress. Couple of years time I might head down a similar track with a disco. Hope to see you out at Shefield, did another CV in the saf but should be able to get my act together between now and then. Thought you might have been out at Cust for a nosy...
by drive it ...
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: X5 Project.
Replies: 95
Views: 5396

Re: X5 Project.

Love the something different factor. Wrap and 33 MT's look totally cool.
by drive it ...
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: KZJ78 Air box
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: KZJ78 Air box

All the ones I've seen had just taken them off and sealed the holes like you planned.
by drive it ...
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: West Coast 4WD
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: West Coast 4WD

Hi Andy, we were there easter last year. Was a pretty big pile, wouldnt have shifted quickly id of thought. if you exited towards east did you go out German gully? We chainsawed and winched out logs through couple of smaller piles before we got stopped. Worthwhile drive even if you do get turned rou...
by drive it ...
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: West Coast 4WD
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: West Coast 4WD

Liverpool Bills - drop in at Dunganville and follow your nose upstream. Bit lumpy for first 1/2 k or so then gravel gets smoother. G2/3 till wherever you meet a pile of flood logs, then whatever grade you push on. Open creek bed, not a scratchy trip. Only a little creek but watch the deep corners. W...
by drive it ...
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: West Coast 4WD
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: West Coast 4WD

Hi Montgomeries has had plenty of use now since the last year washouts, shouldnt have any dramas there. Mt Fredrick I havnt been for cpl years but I know of a group up there just after this xmas and I gather all was good. Its pretty much all rock so shouldnt change in a hurry. No Name was same as al...
by drive it ...
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Why no Maxxis Tyres?
Replies: 29
Views: 2144

Re: Why no Maxxis Tyres?

Hi T. The Jungle Treckers I ran on the prado were an OK compromise I thought. Not as mud chucking as the SS or ext treckers but lot better than MT's. I used to drive over to coast on them and didnt wear too bad or drive too bad on the seal. Quite stiff tyre for a prado ( or disco) tho, had to get do...
by drive it ...
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: 2017 Mainland Winch Challenge
Replies: 28
Views: 1423

Re: 2017 Mainland Challenge Rules?

Yep, agree I was probably generalising a bit. Simple roll bar is probably a good compromise. Your event sounds just the ticket, entry level events to keep interest from new faces are important. Especially as you say - courses that aren't truck wreckers. No event has to be but in the heat of the mome...
by drive it ...
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: 2017 Mainland Winch Challenge
Replies: 28
Views: 1423

Re: 2017 Mainland Challenge Rules?

Are cages necessary in Clubman B? I thought they weren't but 2014 rules say they are.... did it change or am I wrong? Discussion ongoing I think, debating if Clubman should be non cage so beginners can have a crack, but then the courses need to be set very safe so no chance of rolls but its not rea...
by drive it ...
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Helmet Comms
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Helmet Comms

Thanks Monsta. That same model (maker logo shows in one of the TM photos) was one of the ones I had listed so your recommendation is taken. Half the TM price on Ali, just got to hope it turns up now. Cheers.
by drive it ...
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Helmet Comms
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Helmet Comms

Me and my boy are just having a bit of a go at some winch comp events. And quickly worked out that using a handheld is a bloody pain when you're trying to sort out ropes and anchors. Dont really want to drop 500 on a comms set as I'm sure I'll need that $ for fixing the truck. Anyone bought cheepy h...
by drive it ...
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: Toyota free wheeling hub needed
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Toyota free wheeling hub needed

Hi K. Might still have the original hubs off mine somewhere, yell out if you want me to have a dig in the shed.
by drive it ...
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Soft Shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Soft Shocks

Got new pair of 4" lift springs from KJ78 and used pr ranchos 9000's. I found these too soft in the LWB (bottoming out when carrying full load of camping gear or 4 people with tramping packs up the Clyde, etc). Might be better in the SWB? Springs are new 'cause I thought the ones in it might ha...
by drive it ...
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Lake Kaniere and Nelson Creek camping
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Lake Kaniere and Nelson Creek camping

Both nice spots but never been there in Jan so can't comment on the Christmas crowds. Lake Mahanipua doc campground (spelling??) is nice spot 5min sth of Hoki, turn in opposite the pub. Or Goldsborough doc site, bit more basic but you can gold pan in the creek and few old gold workings tracks, tailr...
by drive it ...
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Broken Transfer Box on Mt Greenland
Replies: 15
Views: 1233

Re: Broken Transfer Box on Mt Greenland

Gorse is a bit better since sinda went through a month or so back and did some pruning and dug some water cut outs. Big thumbs up to them.
Still "west coast scratchy" track though.
by drive it ...
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Landcruiser KZJ71 handbrake adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Landcruiser KZJ71 handbrake adjustment

Most prado owners are forever adjusting handrake, they attract mud and go out of adjustment and grind out the shoes in no time. You can drill a hole through the disk shield and back of drum so you can flick the adjustor around without pulling everything off if they start dragging mid trip.
by drive it ...
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: 4wd Safety
Topic: How does snach blocks / pullyes work
Replies: 23
Views: 2673

Re: How does snach blocks / pullyes work

Pulling straight line - you wind in 1m of rope and the truck moves forward 1m
Go through a block and back to truck - wind in 1m and truck only moves forward 0.5m as the 1m wound in takes o.5m off each side of the doubled rope. That is where the 1/2 the speed / double the force comes from.
by drive it ...
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Cheap Safari for sale .... only $29800
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: Cheap Safari for sale .... only $29800

IF the k's are true its a new truck. Price it against a 20,000km patrol at a nissan dealer and its not so silly.
by drive it ...
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: 80 Series Lockers
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Re: 80 Series Lockers

If it comes down to your unit is stuffed, there are "apparently" common actuator motors in a few toyota applications, diff lockers, transfer boxes, from 70's, 80's some surfs, just in different housings. I ended up with a late model 79 series actuator motor put into my 78 prado housing for...
by drive it ...
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration
Replies: 351
Views: 45723

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

Bug....r me. I thought the first one was going to drive you to despair getting it complete and now you're on to another one :shock:
by drive it ...
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Diffs 80 or Saf?
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Diffs 80 or Saf?

Its Rick's bad influence that's behind this, he's been telling me to swap diffs instead of fix it for years.
by drive it ...
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Diffs 80 or Saf?
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Diffs 80 or Saf?

So I'm on 3rd set of radius arm bushes in 5 yrs, lost count of brakes n bearings n seals maintained. E locker hasn't been most trouble free unit in the world either. Getting a bit over everything beneath my chassis. But I pretty much rate everything else about my prado as perfect for my needs. An ax...

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