Show us your BT-50's

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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by mydmax » November 23rd, 2013, 1:44 pm

Sight unseen but, is it possible the lift is there already if the Bumpstop clearance is very small?

The clearance between the arm and stop is a proportionate amount ie leverage system and a small amount of clearance closer to the pivot still means a reasonable amount of travel left.
The bars can be adjusted, called (wound up) but really only repositioned by adjustment, but you must retain 1/3 or all possible up/down movement as the amount the wheels can drop from the free standing position.

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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by rushy60 » November 23rd, 2013, 5:49 pm

cheers mydmax i hadnt thought of that! makes sense now, i see that the 2inch lift is a popular choice for these utes , im guessing with that applied to the car it will still alow 1/3 of down travel?

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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by mydmax » November 23rd, 2013, 6:19 pm

I think some blokes creep into the 1/3 left bit, and they probably have shorter CV life as a result.
The CV boots don't like kissing ie open at the bottom of the convolute/rib, but closed at the top.

I don't know what is possible with a BT50 in the way of adding freewheel hubs but it is worth investigating, as they stop the shaft rotation until you lock the hubs and make it all turn again.
Can't say I have seen anyone doing it, more common on Dmax.Rodeo,Colorado.
I have done it to mine. Just stops all that front stuff whizzing around for no reason, it only runs all the time so you can select 4wdHigh when moving. Not essential in my book.

I have a mate with a similar truck , his is std pJ ranger, If I get a chance I might be able to measure a few things.
Someone else who has played with them more than me will be able to help as well.

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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by Chopper75 » April 2nd, 2014, 9:55 pm

Fitted a set of 2nd hand 265/75 16" Maxxis Big-n-horny's on black sunny's to me BT yesterday. Removed mud flaps but still slightly touching. Will be getting the heatgun out!. What yas think?
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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by Siab » June 13th, 2014, 7:50 pm

looking good chopper, hey what size is the awning? have you got a full side shot so i can see how far it sticks out the front and back??
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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by Chopper75 » July 4th, 2014, 7:58 pm

Hey mate. Its a 2 meter length awning. Comes out from car 2.5 meters. I love having it!!
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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by bt50driver » July 5th, 2014, 10:06 pm

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New switches :D

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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by Siab » July 14th, 2014, 7:17 pm

Thanks Heaps for that Chopper75, Looks really good and i have listed it to future mods on my ute
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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by marabino87 » October 25th, 2014, 9:01 am

hi guys, this is the only website where I found good information about my truck, im going to try to post a photo. greetings from venezuela, sorry for my english.

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Only 5k miles so it doesnt has to much mods.

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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by Nickj2411 » November 17th, 2015, 12:42 pm

Well, I can show you mine, now that I almost have it where I want it. Our previous (still have it) an R50 Pathfinder with 50mm lift, front Lokka and other required goodies. We have had this since 2006 and done 2 Central Australia trips with the camper, among many other trips.
We bought the 2008 BT TDI auto in May this year after taking it and a 2010 Dmax for a drive. It came with a Kenwood head unit, Safari snorkel, std alloys with Bridgestone AT and 15" steelies with 31" Bighorns attached. So, after owning the Pathfinder, I knew what I needed from the next car. Turbo Diesel, auto, bullbar and winch, front Lokka, snorkel, lift, MT and AT tyres. The first mod was getting an Eaton (Harrop) front eLocker fitter. After having one in the Pathy, couldn't do without one. Next in lilne, some donated goods from the Pathy; TJM compressor (behind the rear seat) and the deep cycle battery. The battery was fitted much later thanks to a Pirahna cradle and 900CCA / 75AH battery mounted on the LHS under the bonnet. And an LED light on the sports bar pointing backwards. Next was the bullbar. I actually bought an ARB deluxe secondhand before I picked up the car because the price was right. So I also got a Runva 9500 winch, ARB fog lamps and some Narva driving lights to go on the bar. Fitting the bar was fun and I did it with the help of a friend. Lastly, some new torsion bars. A friend picked them up for me and I fitted them at O'Toole's Flat last week as we were up there for the week for the 4x4earth Vic gathering. There wasn't much room to play under the car up th ere so I finished them off last night at home. Here's the finished product:
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Mods to come:
Hopefully sort out the auto (maybe a Wholesale Automatics manual torque convertor lockup)
Some better underbody bash plates
Better head unit
ECU reflash
Front recovery points

See you at the BT/Ranger meetup next week!

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2008 Mazda BT50 SDX auto. ARB winch bar, ARB canopy, Bighorns.

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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by Mybt50 » November 28th, 2015, 9:10 am

Mate that's looking like a nice truck.
Any pics of the compressor behind the seat? Is it mounted or just stored there?
Too many mods, and many more to come so here's a link to my shed.
http://www.4wdaction.com.au/shed/2008-mazda-bt50-sdx

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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by Nickj2411 » December 9th, 2015, 4:54 pm

MyBT50
Sorry for the delay, kept forgetting to take a pic.
Here you go. It's not screwed down but stays put. I have a connector on it so I can take it out and use with battery leads if I have to.

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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by ChappyGuy » December 28th, 2015, 4:22 pm

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From Standard until now, Owned it about 4 months
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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by Nickj2411 » January 4th, 2016, 8:18 pm

Looks good Chappy guy

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Re: Show us your BT-50's

Unread post by ChappyGuy » April 3rd, 2016, 6:25 pm

I'd upload a photo of my cv angle but unfortunately I can't get the photo below 1mb in size, but it's actually not to bad
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