2001 XL7. Bar, Snorkel and All-terrain advice ?

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2001 XL7. Bar, Snorkel and All-terrain advice ?

Unread post by Magnat » January 27th, 2013, 9:13 pm

I am looking at getting a tarmac based XL7.. I am having it inspected by a 4x4 specialist but...

I want to know what options do I have for a

1. front bar.. Not a Winch bar but somewhere for a set of driving lights and UHF aerial with some roo protection..

2. Snorkel and who can fit them in the Campbelltown/Wollongong/Nowra area

3. It has the standard 16 inch Rims... What All-terrain tyre options do I have that wont const more then $150-$200 a corner ? as it has Highway tyres fitted now but I would like tyres with a bit more bite...

4. Is it worth finding out about Extractors for it ??? I mean with 4 heavy people in it... it had enough poke but could always do with more..

Any links / Help would be greatly appreciated..

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Re: 2001 XL7. Bar, Snorkel and All-terrain advice ?

Unread post by Magnat » January 29th, 2013, 4:21 pm

Its OK.. I will work it all out when I pick it up on Friday!

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Re: 2001 XL7. Bar, Snorkel and All-terrain advice ?

Unread post by murcod » January 31st, 2013, 6:49 pm

I've fitted Yoko Geolandar A/T-S to our 2004 model in the stock 235/60R16 size. They'd probably fit your requirements and give a decent quiet ride.

Do a search on Google for "Outdoor Auto" and you'll find some front bar and snorkel options. (If you just want a nudge bar there are a lot more options.)

You can get extractors for the 2.5l V6 (ie. normal GV, so they should fit the 2.7l), but I think they're not suitable for models equipped with three catalytic converters?

Enjoy it, they're a decent vehicle!

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Re: 2001 XL7. Bar, Snorkel and All-terrain advice ?

Unread post by Magnat » January 31st, 2013, 7:26 pm

Thanks Murcod... the Vehicle came with 215 70 R16's This has put the speedo 2kph out.


Found out it has a crack in the rear frame on the back door but unfortunately I didnt pick that up till after I brought it home...
(Where the spare tyre hangs)
Mechanically it is great... It sits on the Highway nicely.. although a little cross breezy.

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Re: 2001 XL7. Bar, Snorkel and All-terrain advice ?

Unread post by murcod » February 1st, 2013, 11:57 am

Magnat wrote:Thanks Murcod... the Vehicle came with 215 70 R16's This has put the speedo 2kph out.


Found out it has a crack in the rear frame on the back door but unfortunately I didnt pick that up till after I brought it home...
(Where the spare tyre hangs)
Mechanically it is great... It sits on the Highway nicely.. although a little cross breezy.
It might be from reversing into something? I recall ours had the carrier pushed in a bit (enough to crack the paint work).
Regarding the highway driving I can thoroughly recommend upgrading the factory shocks- if they haven't already been done? The factory fitted rear shocks are next to useless; I replaced ours at 49000km (when we bought it ) with Konis. It made a huge improvement to the ride and handling.

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