New family member, 76 series wagon, Still Kicking

monkeybucket
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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon, Still Kicking

Unread post by monkeybucket » December 3rd, 2015, 9:08 pm

Ahh... missed ya... was up near the Icecream truck with the nutty lil hooded ankle biter...we were camped out near HRT and the Driven 4x4 team in the pit area. Was a good weekend hope to catch a few more. Once this damn home reno is done with I may be able to save for a Mud donkey of my own. :truck: :truck:

Seems everyone loves a bit of drama... ;) I'm sure I we wont disappoint... :D
Cheers
Chris.

Off road when I'm good...in the shed when I'm naughty.

South West All Terrain ... www.swat4x4.com

monkeybucket
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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon, Still Kicking

Unread post by monkeybucket » December 14th, 2015, 11:15 pm

Got out with a few work mates this weekend...Decided to do one of my favorite Mundaring State forest tracks in reverse...Well worth it... :truck: :truck:

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This fella is on his 2nd real 4wd trail ever in his first 4wd...A Hilux build up and is absolutely loving it...another happy lad. :cool:

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Cheers
Chris.

Off road when I'm good...in the shed when I'm naughty.

South West All Terrain ... www.swat4x4.com

monkeybucket
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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon, Still Kicking

Unread post by monkeybucket » April 3rd, 2016, 1:15 pm

Gday all, been busy trying to keep the world at bay...
Managed to fit some time in for myself here and there...
Went down to a flex comp/fund raiser for a bit of fun and to check out the dynamics of my trolley like suspension... :lol:
Three attempts at the ramp
1. full pressure and sway bar in place : RTI 374.311
2. remove sway bar :RTI 456.082
3. Removed sway bar and tire pressure reduced to 12psi : RTI 471.192

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In conclusion I found removing the sway bar gave me a fair bit more flex but letting your tires down can also assist a fair bit as well...

I managed to get out with a few of the locals again...heading a night run into Mundaring state forest.

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And over the long weekend my old man and I installed the Diff upgrade 90mm width extension and a38 Ti axles ...real happy with the build...goodbye spacers and annoying maintenance efforts... :) No more rear end vibrations or snake motion in the ruts.

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Also got out with the SWAT crew again...great mates...keen as 4wd geeks like myself.

Out to Yagerup...
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Down to broke inlet to explore the "Fishermans Track"...

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Cheers n have a great weekend...
Chris
Cheers
Chris.

Off road when I'm good...in the shed when I'm naughty.

South West All Terrain ... www.swat4x4.com

monkeybucket
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Posts: 1949
Joined: April 23rd, 2012, 10:45 am
Location: WA

Re: New family member, 76 series wagon, Still Kicking

Unread post by monkeybucket » April 5th, 2016, 9:05 pm

Here is a Film put together while out with the SWAT 4x4 crew by JB Bunno earlier this year... A trip out to the Warren river. Enjoy

https://youtu.be/Q55RExw_4a0
Cheers
Chris.

Off road when I'm good...in the shed when I'm naughty.

South West All Terrain ... www.swat4x4.com

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