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Show and Shine for your PX Rangers & B32p BT50's

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Re: Show and Shine PX Ranger & B32p BT50

AMW83, Has it made any difference to fuel consumption or acceleration.

I have a Wildtrak and looking to put a set of decent AT/LT tyres on the std steel 16 X 7 wheels (X 6 - 2 spares). Not sure if I go 265 70 R16 or 265 75 R16.

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Unread postby adriang » August 14th, 2012, 3:14 pm


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Re: Show and Shine PX Ranger & B32p BT50

Guys Id be interested in your feedback on the new Ranger XLT and Wildtrak's after the initial few weeks and months.
Am looking at dumping the old GU and getting one of these due to the size difference over the other dual cab utes on the market.
Any negatives so far?
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Unread postby GUtripper » August 14th, 2012, 4:41 pm


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Only negative I could say is the slow uptake by the accessory manufacturers to have bolt on's ready, particularly for the Freestyle/Supercab, they seem to crank out dual cab accessories quicker.

The car itself is awsome, it is the 3rd BT50 I've owned, 2 of the earlier model and this new model, they are like chalk and cheese, the new one is a better size, awsome power, unbelievable fuel ecconomy, very good on the highway and seems very able offroad, I'd have to say it is a real winner :thumb:

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I have a PX Wildtrak that now has just under 7,000kms on the odo. It's a brilliant vehicle, I just love driving it and even the wife and kids don't complain about it as they did with the old PJ Ranger. The performance and economy are brilliant and you will be impressed with it's lugging capability, it genuininely loves to tow. Problems? None!

The only negatives are they are in demand so you may have to wait and there's not a lot of bargaining being done.

Unread postby Aquahead2001 » August 15th, 2012, 8:54 am


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Hey Mate,

As I went Micky Thompson ATZ 4 Ribs the economy did drop a little (not much though, maybe 20km a tank) but can't be 100% sure on that till I go through a few more tanks. Acceleration I didn't really notice any change to be honest..., I get a slight bit of tyre noise on the highway but it doesn't bother me... actually I like it... :P ... but thats only if you have the Radio off anyway (which I don't) otherwise you don't hear it.

I admit the standard tyres they come with are great for on road, but are pathetic everywhere else.... only change them if your going offroad... or do what my mate did and just buy a 2nd set of Steelies..... then have 2 sets of tyres, street and offroads.

And I would go 75's for sure so you also the the speedo fix. All BT50/PX's speedo's are wrong from factory but the 75's will correct it perfectly.

Unread postby AMW83 » August 17th, 2012, 1:18 pm


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GUtripper, Mate i love this truck, granted its only got 1500 on the dail now but my brother in law has a BT50 with 15000 on it already and he loves it still too.

I'm even a holden boy at heart (when it comes to performance cars) and I was edgy buying a Ford but now I am so glad I did... its fantastic and blows my 4.2L GQ Patrol out of the water... I havn't spoken to a single person that has one yet that doesn't love it!

Unread postby AMW83 » August 17th, 2012, 1:21 pm


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If it only dropped 20km a tank it would mean your fuel economy actually increased. If you increase your tyre size by 6% for example it means you will travel 6% further than your speedo was reading before you changed the tyres. ie if you were getting 800kms before you should only get approx 752 kms after the change if fuel economy were to remain on par.

Unread postby jackal77 » August 17th, 2012, 7:20 pm


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Just back from ARB today :thumb:

Can't believe the ride difference with the OME :truck:
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Unread postby Wastednights » August 17th, 2012, 7:43 pm


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So Wastednights, how exactly has the ride quality changed ?

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Unread postby BarKer » August 17th, 2012, 8:45 pm


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Certainly smoother, and a lot less body roll..... Bumps that would jolt are now smooth :thumb:

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good to hear..

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Demo I picked up yesterday. Mods so far, 265/75/16 Cooper ST Maxx and Mazda dual battery.

Next a trip to the Melbourne 4WD show. :twisted:

Unread postby jasjul » August 18th, 2012, 10:20 am


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Picked my XT up on Thursday. Snorkel, CSA mags, tub liner and tint. The rest will be coming from the ARB factory in a few months time.


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Unread postby chappo555 » August 18th, 2012, 11:01 am


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Re: Show and Shine PX Ranger & B32p BT50

Trial fitted my new wheels today:
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Checking clearances under flex:
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Size difference between 265/65R17 and 285/70R17 (quite a large one at that!)
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Think im going to need some flares to keep the law happy

Plenty of clearance all around, closest is 10mm to the mud flap under full lock and compression.

After a 2" lift should be miles of room.

Unread postby macmanluke » August 18th, 2012, 4:59 pm


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Re: Show and Shine PX Ranger & B32p BT50

looks tough and great clearance/lift gain but i would be a little concerned on the lack of braking, would love to here how it goes when you get them on. was thinking of going 285/75/16 on the original steelies as a weekend play mudder.

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