Challenger question

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Challenger question

Postby sublimenz » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:07 pm

Looking for a new 4x4 to replace my old terrano.
Are the Challengers any good for basic offroading club runs and abit of hunting so nothing extreme.
This is what im looking at
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-ca ... 962141.htm

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Re: Challenger question

Postby coxsy » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:35 pm

it appears to be my friends old truck followed my twin lock safari around a fair few tracks , a great buy
89 safari, pto winch, 33x15 simexs. sliders,75mm lift . turbo

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Re: Challenger question

Postby J_Dub » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:36 pm

For that price you can not go wrong.
Ide be all over that if I had the cash, that's cheap for the money spent. You pay $6k for a tidy standard challenger.

That would be extremely capable.
You can not go wrong.

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Re: Challenger question

Postby sublimenz » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:43 pm

Ok I bowed to the pressure :lol:
Im now the proud owner of a mitzi challenger off on a roady to Auckland next week to pick her up 8)

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Re: Challenger question

Postby J_Dub » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:11 pm

Nice work, it has so many extras, I believe that was too cheap.

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Re: Challenger question

Postby sublimenz » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:20 pm

So did I the owner is even chucking in all the factory gear as well plus a set of muddys :D
After missing out on one I wanted earlier by indecision I wasnt going to do it again

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Re: Challenger question

Postby BlakeNZ » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:14 am

Dude, THAT is a great buy. for the price of the two diff locks and the front bar, you got a whole truck!

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Re: Challenger question

Postby sublimenz » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:26 pm

Thats what I thought. wont have it till next week sometime though. ( im impatient at the best of times. )
Will do a tyre change before I head back home and will do some offroading on the way home :lol:

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Re: Challenger question

Postby coxsy » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:26 pm

the sliders built by me ,front hooks also,the spare tyre rack too a hi lift will fit on it , plus spade :D
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Re: Challenger question

Postby sublimenz » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:38 pm

coxsy wrote:the sliders built by me ,front hooks also,the spare tyre rack too a hi lift will fit on it , plus spade :D



So if it breaks I can blame you then :lol:
Im excited and cant wait to get it but looks like it will be the end of next week :(

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Re: Challenger question

Postby coxsy » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:45 pm

oh my welds were done in the workshop high powered nothing I welded has ever broken, on the down side the front aline ment does go out abit it you hit bumps to much ,
I know that truck ,well been underneath it a lot :lol:
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Re: Challenger question

Postby sublimenz » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:17 pm

coxsy wrote:oh my welds were done in the workshop high powered nothing I welded has ever broken, on the down side the front aline ment does go out abit it you hit bumps to much ,
I know that truck ,well been underneath it a lot :lol:


I hope I dont have to spend to much time under it thats the main reason I sold the terrano.
Well if I need some info about it I will have to ask you nicely :D

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Re: Challenger question

Postby coxsy » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:08 am

here it is on a club trip,
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89 safari, pto winch, 33x15 simexs. sliders,75mm lift . turbo

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Re: Challenger question

Postby lax2wlg » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:16 pm

coxsy wrote: on the down side the front aline ment does go out abit it you hit bumps to much ,


Thats bloody torsion bars for ya :lol:
Especially when they have a couple of hundred thousand KMs on them.

I've found that the only way to knock the (modified) Nissan IFS out of alignment is if the t-bars sag when it takes a big hit.

Hence I am trying to design a coil spring conversion using an air-shock for fine tuning the ride height, and with camber adjustment built into the upper control arm. Need to submit the plans to an engineer (a real engineer) to see if there are any fatal flaws with the design.

But the bottom line is - you'll be spending more time under any vehicle that is used off road.
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Re: Challenger question

Postby sublimenz » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:36 pm

coxsy wrote:here it is on a club trip,
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Good picture. I was wondering where all the jacks etc were going to fit :D

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Re: Challenger question

Postby sublimenz » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:33 pm

Oh before I forget. Will my 15x8 terrano wheels fit on this ?
Just gives me 2 sets of off road tires :D

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Re: Challenger question

Postby fh2014 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:51 pm

My 15x8 terrano wheels 15x8 -9 offset 32x11.5s went straight on to a 94 pajero (same thing dif body). Just get the correct wheel nuts

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Re: Challenger question

Postby sublimenz » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:17 am

fh2014 wrote:My 15x8 terrano wheels 15x8 -9 offset 32x11.5s went straight on to a 94 pajero (same thing dif body). Just get the correct wheel nuts


Brilliant thanks.
I shall get them sorted this week 8)

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