Jackeroo, Rodeo, MU, Frontera thread

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jacksons
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hey everyone

Unread post by jacksons » October 31st, 2008, 6:26 pm

hi guys
ive joined the rodeo crew and loving every bit of it
thought might share what my 4x4 looks like
i brought it stock and after a couple of month it has now look like this


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it has:
2" bodylift
2" suspension lift (wound torsion bar, new 2" lifted leaf springs)
33" BFG A.T
2.5" turbo back straight through exhaust
rear protection
arb hilux bullbar
navara ST-X sports bar with rear lights
big spotties unknown brand but super bright
gme tx3220 uhf with 4.5 db ant
dvd player

ive done most of the work by myself and enjoyed every bit of it
wanna do sas but until i win lotto :)
Name : Jackson
4BY:nissan patrol gq dual cab
Location: Perth Marangaroo W.A

TRUPM
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Unread post by TRUPM » November 2nd, 2008, 8:01 am

gday and welcome jackson
that r9 looks tough! by the looks of your alloy steps it has seen its share of low range. a set of steel steps/rock sliders would protect your sills better. good choice of head unit :thumb: how are the 33" BFG's?
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Unread post by jacksons » November 2nd, 2008, 2:05 pm

hahahah yeah my alloy step had a beating ...waiting for my friend to weld me up some rock sliders. the 33 bfg are great, big different from 31's
just need to get a negative offset rim as they are rubbing the chassi abit
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Location: Perth Marangaroo W.A

NiSdEo
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Unread post by NiSdEo » November 6th, 2008, 9:10 pm

heres my deo with my new 35's

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visit my build up thread:
[url]http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=55599[/url]
visit my shed:
[url]http://www.4wdaction.com.au/shed/index.php?id=4026&im=1[/url]

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Unread post by chikoroll » November 6th, 2008, 10:46 pm

all i can say is....

DAMN

andrew
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bendy, bendy??

Unread post by andrew » November 7th, 2008, 8:02 pm

Hi all - haven't been on here for a while or over at australia4wd.com .... the 'deo's still in the garage as I have a Crewman for a work car now (not a Cross6 or Cross8 though).

Question: has anyone heard of anyone bending a TF/R9 dual cab bending the chassis at the rear around the area of the front spring hangers or the bumpstops, evidenced by the gap between the body and the tub becoming V shaped? I've seen posts on the exploroz forums about people doing this and am now a bit concerned....

I'm not sure whether I have bent the chassis or bent the tub......

Might have to get someone to measure between the tub and the chassis at a few points for me for comparison.....

Cheers

Andrew
(andyr on australia4wd)

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Unread post by sudso » November 8th, 2008, 8:04 am

andrew wrote:Question: has anyone heard of anyone bending a TF/R9 dual cab bending the chassis at the rear around the area of the front spring hangers or the bumpstops, evidenced by the gap between the body and the tub becoming V shaped? I've seen posts on the exploroz forums about people doing this and am now a bit concerned....

I'm not sure whether I have bent the chassis or bent the tub......

Might have to get someone to measure between the tub and the chassis at a few points for me for comparison.....

Cheers

Andrew
(andyr on australia4wd)
Most likely the chassis is bent up at the back. Usually happens when the tow bar drops onto a ledge etc too hard and too many times with a lot of weight in the tub. Check for cracks too between the front body mounts for tub and the rear body mounts for the cabin.
The gap on mine is very even and the body mount insulators are even too.
cheers, sudso
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Is she worth fixing?

Unread post by 2007rodeo » November 10th, 2008, 10:39 am

Hi all, I have a 1995 2.8 TD rodeo single cab.
It has seen better days and I am wondering if she is worth fixing up.
The problems.
Needs new suspension all round. ($1100 ish)
Needs air con. fixed. ($700 ish)
Needs new parker light, indicators and tail lights. ($200 ish)
Needs new tyres all round. ($700 ish)
- Has been running Hankook AT's as last 2 sets of tyres. They are good value for money. Got 70,000 and nearly 80,000 K's from them.

I've looked them up on the web sites and I reckon I can only get about $5 or $6 grand for it after the improvements.

Does anyone think it's worth the work?

She does drive well though, only 8.2L/100km and is on it's 2nd clutch, 3rd alternator, 2nd steering box, 2nd injector pump, 2nd slave cylinder, 2nd master cylinder, 2nd (nearly 3rd) brake rotors.

Oh yeah, BOSCH batteries are really good. I bought the ute 5.5 yrs ago with 190K on it and chucked a Bosch in it (aussie made) and it's still there after all that time and another 210 k's:confused: .

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Unread post by chikoroll » November 10th, 2008, 7:50 pm

-might as well get a suspension lift
-wind your windows down
-been buying aftermarket alternators i see, strictly genuine or high quality only, they eat through anything else
- how neat do you want these? trailer lights make a nice and cheap alternative
- tyres are something that every vehicle goes through

do you like the vehicle and can you justify the costs of getting it running again?
are you saying it has 400,000km's on it??
scrap metal yard would pay more than anyone buying it if it is that high in the milage

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Unread post by Stiphodon » November 10th, 2008, 8:07 pm

I've just been tossing up the same thought, I have 1996 TD dual cab and have just decided to stick with the devil I know. Mine has done 215K and probably is only worth 10K, although it has snorkel, winch, dual batteries and few other extras. The only things I have done since new is change the clutch master cylinder, new radiator core, fixed a leaky injector, re-tensioned the springs in the back and added an extra leaf, replaced the front uni joint from box to diff (now greasable), CV boot, new OME shocks and a clutch. One of the things I didn't like was the lack of power, I couldnt even keep up with 2.8 luxes. So I put an 2,5" exhaust on ($520), I noticed a bit of a difference, then I went and had the fuel pump adjusted and had it dyno'd ($130) and it went from 50odd hp to 74hp, it goes like a rocket! Next on the list is front diff lock, drop side tray, LR tank and aluminium canopy. I recon stick with yours and just fix it up, it will do another 100-200K

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Unread post by 2007rodeo » November 11th, 2008, 10:02 am

Yeah, it has 400K on it.
The alternator was rebuilt twice and completely replaced with genuine one about a year ago. That was alot of $$$, as you would all know it is an alternator and starter motor in one.
I do like the old battle axe (rodeo) but the misses might shoot me if I rock up one day with a lift kit in my Rodeo and not hers.

Stiphodon- I just saw a long range (130L) fuel fank for your exact model go on ebay for under $100, was a bargain.

I think I'll just keep it and make it so that it is aleast road worthy and run it into the ground.
The guys at Diesel Australia who rebuilt the injector pump for $800 said Rodeo's are great, and I should be able to get to about 700K without the engine giving out.

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Unread post by chikoroll » November 11th, 2008, 9:26 pm

if you like the vehicle, then keep it- you know its history

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The Mudbug!

Unread post by fishboy » November 13th, 2008, 5:03 pm

hey all, just thought id post up a few pics of my little holden frontera. It is a 1997 M7 model and has done 100K. Its a great little bus and is extremely tough considering some of the less than kind treatment it has recieved. I just replaced the alloys and highway tyres with 15X7 black sunraysias and 30 inch BFG muddies (yeehah!):truck: . took it out to play in the puddles the other day after some good rain and the new tyres lapped it up they barely slipped once in some very slippery mud. was absolutely amazed at the difference to the ht's. it went everywhere my mates 80series went and did it easier in most cases:D . anyway heres some pics (unfortunately no muddy ones as the camera died!:( )
Great thread going boys loving the holdens and isuzus!

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Unread post by sudso » November 14th, 2008, 8:24 pm

chikoroll wrote:all i can say is....

DAMN
I wonder how the clutch, box and transfer will put up with the 35's. Be a good test of their strength.
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Unread post by chikoroll » November 14th, 2008, 11:52 pm

yea, that would suck if it turned into an everlasting money pit

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