Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » May 19th, 2014, 2:06 pm

Raslarr engineering have caught my eye and look reasonably priced. I am undecided on which one to go for however.

The tube bar would tie in nicely with my Xrox bar and Bud sliders, carrying on the tube bar theme around all sides. Downside is, they will need to chop the quarters and fabricate up new rear mud flaps. Would also have to fabricate up places to hold the reversing sensors. Good looking bar though.

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The below rear bar is a little more conventional however does have tubing on the corners which should also tie in. Also have provisions for mounting rear sensors. As much as I love the top bar, this one I am leaning towards.

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Last bar, is a little more conventional again with side that go all the way around to the wheel arches. Also provisions for reversing sensors.

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » May 19th, 2014, 2:07 pm

Today, I had a Brown Davis long range tank fitted. :)

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » May 19th, 2014, 5:03 pm

Nice mate. What sort of range does that give you?

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » May 19th, 2014, 5:27 pm

Will find out soon but expecting 1400km, hoping 1500 + if I drive nice. :)

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » May 19th, 2014, 8:44 pm

Awesome - that's heaps. What sort of economy is that getting when fully loaded?

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » May 19th, 2014, 9:39 pm

9 to 10lrts per 100

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » May 20th, 2014, 4:14 pm

Owch. That is incredible! It makes me wonder long term about the cost of owning an older 4WD with a much greater fuel usage. My 80 seems to do around 15 - 17L/100km, but the depreciation rate is much less. Food for thought!

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Nagz » May 21st, 2014, 8:56 pm

I must be in the wrong job.... christ id be single again if i dropped this much dough hahaha
Great Rok mate, i love VW's.We had to sell our GTD golf for our yr of travels last yr.
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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by 1mak » May 30th, 2014, 10:20 pm

Really nice project. I am sooo keen to get an Amarok too. But will take some time to save up money. Meanwhile I'm just watching you building up your Rok. :)

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » August 8th, 2014, 5:15 pm

Last weekend I competed the 4WD Victoria Proficiency course at the Werribee 4x4 Proving Grounds. In a few months, I will complete the Intermediate in the Cobar State forest.

It was noting too challenging, despite being muddy and slippery. Picked up a few small technical tips that may help in the future. I recommend doing this course particularly in prep for the other courses which I cannot wait for.

Rok Climb - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBTgUkLq4Co

River Crossing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvLXys6cmuY

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » August 8th, 2014, 5:17 pm

Some pics taken by some of the other Amarok Club members on the course

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » August 8th, 2014, 7:11 pm

Nice photos mate. That's a few Amarok's!

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Indy Hepburn » August 8th, 2014, 9:08 pm

Wow Awesome Amarok..Love the Xrox bar and under-body protection plates! :thumb:

It looks very capalble off road..But I wounder..wouldn't your old XJ jeep have killed the VW in the rough stuff :D

Love the interior by the way!!..how much for the re trim?
if in doubt more right foot!

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » August 9th, 2014, 5:51 pm

Fridge barrier from MSA 4x4 installed.

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado_ALIVE » August 9th, 2014, 6:04 pm

Cheers Indy. The old Jeep had better entry, departure, ramp over angles but the Rok has very good traction control, rear locker, and hill descent assist which makes her a bit more capable. Also a better touring vehicle being a dual cab.

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