Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

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Tornado ALIVE
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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » December 29th, 2014, 1:10 pm

Amarok Club of Vic, Walhalla run. It was great to drop into some quite steep declines and inclines.

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Trig Track. Steep drop into the valley before a shallow, rocky river crossing then a steep incline with 12 switchbacks which required up to 5 point turns to get around unless you were a show pony like Our trip leader and decide to reverse up half of them :D


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River crossing at the base of Trig Track. Looked like a nice place to camp where a few people took advantage of it. Would be great to camp there and watch people climb up there.

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Dropping down an already steep decline, down to another shallow river crossing

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » December 29th, 2014, 1:39 pm

Climbing Spud Spur. Not long after this photo, the car in front of me sent a football size rock rolling down the hill towards me. The photo does not do the track justice. Quite steep and looses shaley rocks. 1st gear low range.

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Lookout at Thompson Dam
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O'Tools looked like a nice campsite and it looks like you can come in on a non challenging track (Donnellys). May have to pay this campsite an overnight visit one day.
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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Toyholden » December 29th, 2014, 2:22 pm

looks like nice country down there :)
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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » February 12th, 2015, 8:09 pm

New bling for the Rok. Spools up the turbos a little quicker and gives her a little more torque.... Pulls well. :D
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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » March 22nd, 2015, 6:45 pm

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Aaron Schubert
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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » March 23rd, 2015, 8:07 pm

Good to see you are keeping this thing dirty!

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » March 27th, 2015, 8:39 pm

Cheers Aaron. Looks like things are about to slow down for a little as I have a second little one due soon.

I have just had an ECU tuned on my car (Chrispmods) and I am pretty happy with the result. Manual MY12 with a stage 1 tune. She lost a bit of get up and go when I fitted bigger wheels, extra weight and windage (bar and roof racks). Now she has found some go again...... and then some :D. Pulls well down low, coming in about 200rpm earlier @ about 1400 and showing quiet noticeable gains thought to 3000rpm. However the biggest improvement is after 3000rpm where the torque use to start tapering off. Now she just keeps pulling harder and harder with no sign of slowing down all the way to 4500rpm where I stop. Very happy with the result.

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » March 27th, 2015, 10:04 pm

Nice as; can't complain about that. I wonder if your economy will get better too?

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » July 3rd, 2015, 9:54 pm

Expensive, but the Kaymar bar is a real quality unit. I'm impressed :D

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by swain-7 » July 30th, 2015, 4:36 pm

Hey mate just a quick question,
when you fit the xbox bar did you have to cut some mounts sticking out the side of the bar or was it done for you?
looking at getting one on my amarok but have been told by opposite lock they can't cut the bit of bar that sticks out about half way down the bar.
cheers and nice looking vehicle

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » August 12th, 2015, 6:41 pm

Maxtrax holder
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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by gqjay » August 13th, 2015, 3:59 pm

Really like this touring rig.

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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » August 21st, 2015, 3:29 pm

Just picked up this fella from the 4x4 show. Will plug it into the Anderson plug in the back of my Rok to charge the two batteries in the back.
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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » August 29th, 2015, 8:02 pm

A little trimming behind the dash......... Then in goes the dual battery gauge. They will monitor the two batteries I have in the tub.
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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » February 7th, 2016, 9:27 am

BRC diff and transfer case extended breathers finally fitted. Ready for some river crossings in the High Country now.

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