Another newbie jafa

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Another newbie jafa

Postby bang-thud-thump » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:02 pm

Gidday all.

4WD hunting at the moment.
It will be used for hunting on any farm I can access and up tracks as well doing some wheeling for the hell of it.

As an ex mechanic I have a health distrust of anything with wheels so taking some time to find a truck that wont see me dust off my tools too soon/often.

So farm Ive been looking at Surfs (original huh) SWB patrols, Mu/Bighorn 2.8L. Maybe a Terrano.

We have a 2WD Navara and while slow its no worries to own.

What ya think?

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Re: Another newbie jafa

Postby Gnarly Dude » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:11 pm

70 Landcruisers are solid things, narrower and lighter than a patrol and have oversize running gear.

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Re: Another newbie jafa

Postby mudtroll » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:36 pm

Can't go too far wrong with a patrol/safari yes they are heavy but strong with it, all you'll need to do to is a decent set of mud terrains & maybe a small lift depending on tyre size & maybe a turbo

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Re: Another newbie jafa

Postby 89pajero » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:25 pm

Depends how much you want to spend.

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Re: Another newbie jafa

Postby bang-thud-thump » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:09 pm

Famous last words but Im trying to spend less on vehicles - given up bike racing and driving nice cars.

Looked at Vitaras but too small. Patrols are nice but dear.

70 Cruisers are great but pricey.

In weakness I went to a car yard today re a 4WD. Got shown a flash $32k Prado petrol then some Rav 4 type thing.

Ah thanks mate see ya! Ya gotta smile. I said 'off road' - was hoping for a trade in, should have said eh :D

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Re: Another newbie jafa

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Re: Another newbie jafa

Postby DEATH_INC » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:19 am

[quote="bang-thud-thump"given up bike racing [/quote]
Road or MX?
Get a Terrano td27t, cheap as chips and with a couple of small mods pretty damn reliable and reasonably capable off road.

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Re: Another newbie jafa

Postby bang-thud-thump » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:03 pm

Both - motard and buckets.

I want another road bike but nothing fast. I have to stick to it this time - surely the ticket fairy gives up on everyone at some time!

I have looked at Terranos -our Navara is good so far.

What mods do you suggest?

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Re: Another newbie jafa

Postby RJT » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:53 pm

bang-thud-thump wrote:I have looked at Terranos -our Navara is good so far.

What mods do you suggest?


A 2.5" exhaust from the turbo back, 31" mud/all terrain tyres and a snorkel is a good start.
CHANGED TEAMS: 92 Nissan Terrano for fishing and touring, stock for now... slight tweaking (31" mt, snorkel, hooks) to come.

Coming soon... Vitara on silverstones

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Re: Another newbie jafa

Postby DEATH_INC » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:06 am

bang-thud-thump wrote:What mods do you suggest?


Depends how serious you wanna get. I'd start with 31X10.5's, decent shocks and lift 'er up a bit. Idler brace. Then prolly a decent exhaust and an intercooler. Crank the boost too. Get rid of the egr. With this stuff it'll be pretty capable. From there the sky's the limit (or at least your wallet!).

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