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Strange occurrances in TF Rodeo

Unread post by 2007rodeo » December 11th, 2008, 10:14 am

Hi all, well my 95 Rodeo is now at 402,000k's and still going strong.
A few strange things have been happening though (oh o)

1. At about 395k she overheated and all the water was gone from the radiator (yes water not coolant). I had had leaking hose problems prior to that but replaced them at around 390k and had been checking the water daily to make sure it had been fixed. So I don't know why it lost several litres all of a sudden, or where it went. I filled her up and regular checking since, over 7,000k's has shown no water has been lost since. I guess I shouldn't question it if it works now.

2. I chucked her in 4wd the other day to get the mower off a tandem trailer on a gravel driveway and forgot to unlock the hubs on the way home. The whole way home it made this terrible noise from the front end that sounded similar to having a matchbox car tied to a string bouncing along under the front axle.
-Any idea what that would be?
It can still be heard when hubs are unlocked but is much much quieter.

Cheers, Will

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Unread post by NiSdEo » January 14th, 2009, 7:09 pm

just a couple of pics again

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and the sliders i made for the DEO

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Unread post by niftienev » January 14th, 2009, 8:45 pm

2007rodeo wrote:Hi all, Has anyone here installed a Safari Snorkel themselves?
I am looking at doing one on my RA7. I was quoted $360 for the snorkel and another $300 for installation.
Should I do it myself?
I have access to a pretty large range of tools on the farm which could make it easier.
Cheers, Will

hi yes i fitted a safari that i got for xmas took bout 4 hours measure twice cut once check template firstuse the rite sealant and do all joins

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My Jacka

Unread post by WEGO4B » February 2nd, 2009, 9:41 pm

Will get a more current one up after the 2" XGS lift is done, the Sahara Bar went on today looks awesum talk about massive improvement over the old alloy bar.....:waycool:
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Unread post by WEGO4B » February 10th, 2009, 7:54 am

Just Bumping The Thread Up gee..... One week since last post.... Damn
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Unread post by WEGO4B » February 23rd, 2009, 9:16 pm

bump bump bump man we are a relaxed bunch us Holden/Isuzu owners
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Unread post by NiSdEo » March 13th, 2009, 11:00 am

here we go fellas... 4-link all done now.. heres some pics for the thread ay

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Unread post by 2007rodeo » March 13th, 2009, 2:46 pm

Scotty:
Your a mad man!

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Unread post by sudso » March 18th, 2009, 11:55 pm

DIFFRNT wrote:
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scotty
Not much flex in the front at all. Whats the go?
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Unread post by NiSdEo » March 19th, 2009, 7:55 pm

sudso wrote:Not much flex in the front at all. Whats the go?

because of no shocks in the rear and the fronts being on 9.... and also need to change spring rates in the front to match the rear better..
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Unread post by nate » March 23rd, 2009, 2:05 pm

go the deo :D

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Unread post by Doowrag » March 23rd, 2009, 6:56 pm

G'day, toying with the idea of a buying a 2001 frontera as a beach & camping rig for my young family. Very comfy and reasonably priced.

Just wondering what others may have done to get a couple inches lift out of them as this may become a problem in the soft sand. Parts seem hard to source in aus so interested to see what people are doing. Also would probably look at slightly bigger and wider tyres for better beach driving. How much lift is needed for 30's or 31's?

Don't want anything crazy, just don't want to be bulldozing the ground everywhere i go.

Also feel free to make any comments, interested in hearing from current or previous owners on them.

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Unread post by WEGO4B » March 23rd, 2009, 7:20 pm

Fronty's are great you should be able to source a lift of 2'' from just about anywhere, throw in a set of half decent 31's and your on your way, my couisin had an 2002 so be the same model and he had a 2'' efs lift if that helps, that thing went everywhere, till he sold out and crossed over to the dark side (he bought a Yuk Ford Explorer) as far as beach driving goes they weigh two fifths of nothing when you compare em to a jackaroo or patrol or a cruiser so that shouldnt be a prob. Have Fun
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Unread post by EVL-080 » March 23rd, 2009, 7:35 pm

Will run 31's standard with ease with the right offset. If I had my time again I'd leave my suspension stock, and just run a body lift and some 32's. ;)
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Unread post by Doowrag » March 24th, 2009, 6:59 am

Thanks guys,

my main concern is bulldozing sand but i think the std tyre is about 28 so if a set of 31's will go on with no scrubbing that should lift it a bit which will help. I'm not sure a body lift will help with crossmember clearance but i guess if it allows 32's it's another option, may up the fuel usage though.

Thanks again
Chris

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