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by shortylux
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: good first 4x4
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: good first 4x4

$4K and 4 door I reckon an XJ Cherokee is pretty hard to beat. Assuming you don't mind the fuel bill. Mine owes me about $2500. For $4K you could buy a mint one, or spend $2000-$2500 and have something a little more rough but have money to service/upgrade it. Drive train wise from what I read they a...
by shortylux
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Tyres
Topic: tyre heights (inflated diameter)
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: tyre heights (inflated diameter)

Nice one Skid. Interesting stuff and interested to see more. Treps would be nice to see. Are you sure the Silverstone and Simex 35/11.5-15 measurements are around the right way? Agreed. Had a mates (very near) new 35x11.5 Silverstones and my new 35x11.5 Simex both mounted on my 8.5 rims sitting side...
by shortylux
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: 1uz exhaust size
Replies: 30
Views: 2647

Re: 1uz exhaust size

Even a GTR skyline doesn't need 3 inch exhaust's to make the axle snapping power expected from a twin turbo. Show me a worked GTR thats running a 2.5" exhaust??? exactly the point... you dont need to work a RB26dett to get good power. mine is 320 bhp @6800rpm at the wheels with the factory set...
by shortylux
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: whats the cheapest way to raise a LN85 hilux 4 inchs
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: whats the cheapest way to raise a LN85 hilux 4 inchs

if i just did a 2 inch body lift, what tyres would fit on it then? you have to realize that's a fairly vague question. Are your springs sagged to hell? Can you tolerate a little rubbage at lock and bump? I had 33's on my RN36 with no body lift, not bad springs and 8.5" rims with a big offset (...
by shortylux
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: whats the cheapest way to raise a LN85 hilux 4 inchs
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: whats the cheapest way to raise a LN85 hilux 4 inchs

Why do you need to raise it? Tyre clearance? If so just borrow an angle grinder, a hammer and some vice grips. Spend $20 on grinding discs and paint. Maybe even splash out $25 on some sikaflex and a bunnings caulking gun to use as a "flexable bog" to fill up some of the gaps after you cut ...
by shortylux
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: 1uz exhaust size
Replies: 30
Views: 2647

Re: 1uz exhaust size

I have twin 2.5" on mine with a crossover pipe, when it was on the dyon last time it was pointed out that it was choking at the top end. If i had the room id be going to 3" 3 inch? off four cylinders ...think about that for a second. I can under stand 3 inch on a single turbo six cylinder...
by shortylux
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Am I on the right track - Toyota Hilux Surf KZN130 Mods
Replies: 25
Views: 1971

Re: Am I on the right track - Toyota Hilux Surf KZN130 Mods

On the topic of welding to the chassis, It seems rock sliders are bolted to 10mm plate that is welded to the bassis rails, so I assume rock sliders must be certed also? I ask as If I am going to go to the effort of certing I would prefer all the cert-able items are on it when I do it. You could wel...
by shortylux
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Am I on the right track - Toyota Hilux Surf KZN130 Mods
Replies: 25
Views: 1971

Re: Am I on the right track - Toyota Hilux Surf KZN130 Mods

Yeah on chassis that are high tensile (basically no popular Toyota or Nissan 4wd chassis are from what I can gather) then you are not allowed to weld to them. You can weld to a surf no trouble, but it may require a cert.
by shortylux
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Am I on the right track - Toyota Hilux Surf KZN130 Mods
Replies: 25
Views: 1971

Re: Am I on the right track - Toyota Hilux Surf KZN130 Mods

Ideally bolt two 10 000 pound rated hooks on each end. Hooks are roughly $25 from repco or supercheap etc (from memory). Ideally drill a couple of holes in the chassis and bolt them on using a sandwich plate inside the chssis. If you have to weld something on to bolt these to make sure the welder kn...
by shortylux
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Am I on the right track - Toyota Hilux Surf KZN130 Mods
Replies: 25
Views: 1971

Re: Am I on the right track - Toyota Hilux Surf KZN130 Mods

Yep. Read all of this thinking 15x8 was the only thing to mention, only to find the last two people agree. Reasons are that you will save some coin, will keep your beads seated better/be able to run lower pressures and avoid non-beneficial width. The down side is most tyre company's specify 8.5inch ...
by shortylux
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: 1uz exhaust size
Replies: 30
Views: 2647

Re: 1uz exhaust size

I have heard that with forced induction on a lexus 2.5 can still be limiting. Mine will be 2 of 2.5 into single 3. Couldn't fit anything bigger.
by shortylux
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Tomsoffroad & Customs
Replies: 1269
Views: 139743

Re: Tomsoffroad & Customs

:D All right then. Still a long way from finished. The black pen shows where the final cut will be. The bonnet will be held down with flush fit bonnet pins and the missing bit will be 3mm plate bolted down to the x brace. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/401/qfbo.jpg http://imagizer.imag...
by shortylux
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: upgading suspension
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: upgading suspension

They are pin, but there is a sealed cover on alot of them that has the actuators for the TEMS (or what ever it is) suspension adjustment. You have to get the top of that first, and if you have never seen one before, might be tricky to suss it out by feel.
by shortylux
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Video Clips
Topic: This is off road racing.
Replies: 3
Views: 911

This is off road racing.

Probably a re-post. I make no apology though. You want to watch it again anyway.

by shortylux
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: dirt comp mag in Chch?
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: dirt comp mag in Chch?

Cheers.

You guys aren't real optimistic about security round here. Good thing I have an XJ, no one wants them.

Lol, just realized who I was replying to.
by shortylux
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: dirt comp mag in Chch?
Replies: 6
Views: 466

dirt comp mag in Chch?

So where can I purchase the Dirtcomp mag in Chch? It's usually hard to find, yet alone when I don't know the city and every second street has road works. Ideally somewhere near New Brighton or The Uni?

Cheers.
by shortylux
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Double fans
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: Double fans

I have heard a figure that anything above approx 30kph then the fan does nothing. Also you might find that your mechanical fan moves much more air than the electric, such that the electric is a restriction or has no effect. You would have to try it to know for sure though.
by shortylux
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 205
Views: 22724

Re: Checkerheads new project.

So. Lots of stuff going on with my move to Christchurch and sorting out uni. The main thing was to get the truck transportable, and then to sort transporting it and then put as much of it together as possible. I didn't know if it was going to Tauranga (my parents) for storage or to Chch with me. Eit...
by shortylux
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: FREE Safari Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: FREE Safari Parts

Keen on all the same stuff as Filty. Haha. But he's closer so I guess it's all his. I will know who to grovel to when I need an axle or d shaft.
by shortylux
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Illegal Alien
Replies: 46
Views: 4411

Re: Illegal Alien

Choice!

I assume you sold the 40 in the end? Where did it go?

What about a set of louvers over your rad similar to what half tracks had?
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by shortylux
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 4x4 Challenges 2014 Rules
Replies: 26
Views: 2293

Re: 4x4 Challenges 2014 Rules

I guess the idea would be that they are locked out. Like with a padlock. I have seen a road going truck that had the wheel brake levers/handles removed and a steel box folds and locks over the master cylinders whilst on the road. This was to satisfy the cert man I expect. Lke you say, they need to b...
by shortylux
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Air conditioning re-gassing???
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Air conditioning re-gassing???

No licence required to buy the gas in Nz YET. It's coming though. Not sure on the top up canisters. Probably becuase it reinforces the idea that topping up a leaking system is ok (which is basically the same as knowingly releasing it to atmosphere) which is just not a real environmentally friendly l...
by shortylux
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: prado 90 lift kit
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: prado 90 lift kit

No idea about your specific truck, but call http://www.4wdbits.co.nz/ on 09 963 2923. I find them incredibly good to deal with.
by shortylux
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Are Lift Kits really worth it???
Replies: 11
Views: 1601

Re: Are Lift Kits really worth it???

If the only reason to change is the criticism, then don't change. If however you are getting hung up on stuff and your mates are having to drag you everywhere, that's not so cool. As said above, body lifts are good if you are happy with your suspension but want bigger rubber and need space (an angle...
by shortylux
Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 4x4 Challenges 2014 Rules
Replies: 26
Views: 2293

Re: 4x4 Challenges 2014 Rules

I'd fall into the Outlaw class as I was hoping to be in the Open class.. but alas I cannot as per rule 19.1.. my chassis is not the original to the body.. if Im reading this correctly Na Big. You are all good. Both your body and chassis are from the same OEM (Toyota) so you are good as for Challeng...
by shortylux
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 4x4 Challenges 2014 Rules
Replies: 26
Views: 2293

Re: 4x4 Challenges 2014 Rules

I am a member of 4x4 challenges. I joined in about September or October as I wanted to be sure that I would have a chance to vote or at least be heard. So two years and various forum discussions and the only significant change is to allow something that was already happening? I shouldn't say that, m...
by shortylux
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 4x4 Challenges 2014 Rules
Replies: 26
Views: 2293

Re: 4x4 Challenges 2014 Rules

So two years and various forum discussions and the only significant change is to allow something that was already happening? I won't lie, I'm disappointed. A while before Christmas there was talk of an email survey being sent to competitors re rule changes. I thought this was a good idea. Then nothi...
by shortylux
Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: 1jz hilux getting hot!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 3334

Re: 1jz hilux getting hot!!!

Cool solution. Any pics?

I have no info for you re over driving other than I have made mine about 13% smaller. My truck won't be running for a year though so no idea if it works. Don't go to fast as you dont want to cause any cavitation.
by shortylux
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: cert in Chch.
Replies: 6
Views: 667

cert in Chch.

Have searched and read up. Just looking for some more up to date info. Any recommendations for a cert man in Chch? Will be a scratch built so needs to be able to sign off on that level of mods. Won't be needing cert for atleast a year but would like to have the certifier on board nowish. Have been t...
by shortylux
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: GQ chassis rails size (height)?
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: GQ chassis rails size (height)?

Can ring me on saturday if you still need the measurement then.

027 278 2556.
Arron.

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