NM Pajero on 33's

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Unread post by Snapcatcher » June 1st, 2010, 6:52 pm

Well after having the new HD coils sitting in the garage for a couple months, I had them fitted last week. I finally got the amount of lift that I was chasing. It went up 55mm at the front and 35mm at the rear, giving me a total lift of about 65mm over standard.

I can definitely feel the firmer ride both on and off road, but I can deal with that. Went on a Glasshouse trip on Sunday, and the extra clearance was very noticeable. Heaps better to drive offroad. I'm very happy with the result. Now Ive got my mind set on some new 16x8 inch rims, so I can fit 285/75/16's.
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2005 Nissan Patrol 4.8, Sahara bar, Runva winch, 2' lift on 33' KM2s

Written off - NM Pajero on 33's and some other good bits
Build thread - http://www.4wdaction.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79366

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Unread post by Guss » June 1st, 2010, 6:56 pm

Looks good SC, just keep those pics coming mate.. ;)
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Unread post by Indy Hepburn » June 1st, 2010, 8:16 pm

Your Paj really does go great offroad, will surprise a lot of people I reckon, I certainly was at Glasshouse on the weekend:thumb:


Great to see a Paj showing the big boys how its done:D
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New wheels

Unread post by Snapcatcher » June 17th, 2010, 6:51 pm

I got a new set of 16x8 alloy wheels so I can fit 285/75/16 muddies. I got them a week ago and had planned on leaving them in the garage until I could get the tyres. But the need to purchase a new computer has come up and will put off the muddies for a bit longer, so I decided to just get them fitted to my current tyres.

With the offset they have widened the wheel track by 31mm on each side which Im happy with. The standard wheel track on the paj is a bit thin I reckon, and I looked for an offset to make it a bit wider, without sticking out from the guards too much.

Originally I was looking for a plain looking 5 spoke, but then decided to look for something a little more flashy without being over the top. I found these ones and thought there a bit different for most on the market and the only ones I could settle on, even though I wasnt sure how they would look. Im pretty happy with the end result, and cant wait to get some 33" muddies.
Snapped a few pics late this arvo in fading light.
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Written off - NM Pajero on 33's and some other good bits
Build thread - http://www.4wdaction.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79366

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Unread post by SJC XJ » June 19th, 2010, 7:37 am

ImageNIce Nice looking Pajero mate...
Nice mods and the wheels look awesome...

cheers
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Re: NM Pajero by Snapcatcher - New wheels

Unread post by Guss » September 21st, 2010, 10:46 am

Really like the Wheels Marc..

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Re: NM Pajero by Snapcatcher - New wheels

Unread post by smac » November 10th, 2010, 11:36 pm

good lookin ride you have there mate.
nice rims too!

looks like your side rails are a little bent ;)

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Re: NM Pajero by Snapcatcher - New wheels

Unread post by No Fn Idea » November 12th, 2010, 7:56 pm

Awesome wheels mate
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Re: NM Pajero by Snapcatcher - New wheels

Unread post by Snapcatcher » December 5th, 2011, 9:02 pm

So the Paj is now riding on 33's finally. I been planning this for over 12 months so glad to finally get them on.

I went for 285/75/16 BFG KM2 Muddies. First impression is that I cant believe how quiet they are. Simply amazing. I can also really notice the extra height in the vehicle which is great. Havnt had them offroad yet, but that will change on the weekend.

I had to cut away some of the plastic mudguards to make them fit without scrubbing, and for something different I had the white lettering fitted on the inside.

On the spare I have a Silverstone muddy I picked up cheap on ebay. To make the spare fit without rubbing against the bumper I fitted a spare wheel lifter which fits onto the mount and raises the spare 50mm.

Also on a recent trip I broke one of the upper (dummy) tail lights, so I have replaced them with LED units. They are fully functioning with tail, brake, indicator and reverse lights, but I havnt wired them up yet. For those unaware the factory lights in the upper position only have a functioning reverse light.
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Re: NM Pajero by Snapcatcher - Now on 33's

Unread post by Snapcatcher » December 11th, 2011, 6:46 pm

Had my first offroad trip with the new tyres yesterday. Was very wet to give them a good test, and I am very impressed. They are my first set of muddies so can only compare to AT's, but these tyres are unreal. Also the extra clearance from the bigger tyres is very welcome.
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Written off - NM Pajero on 33's and some other good bits
Build thread - http://www.4wdaction.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79366

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Re: NM Pajero by Snapcatcher - Now on 33's

Unread post by Petes 80 » December 12th, 2011, 6:31 am

Hey Marc,

That track looks pretty good mate, will have to let me know where that one is :)

The tyres definately look better than the AT's and they will perform heaps better off road as well.
I found the same thing when I went fron the Duellers's to the bighorns and I haven't looked back since.

Will catch up soon

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Re: NM Pajero by Snapcatcher - Now on 33's

Unread post by EFIwindsor » December 12th, 2011, 3:16 pm

Looks great - very different to when I went on the glasshouse trip with you many many moons ago.
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Re: NM Pajero by Snapcatcher - Now on 33's

Unread post by rwnslux » December 13th, 2011, 1:17 pm

makes the car look heaps tuffer mate!!

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Re: NM Pajero by Snapcatcher - Now on 33's

Unread post by Snapcatcher » December 30th, 2011, 9:10 pm

I had a cargo barrier go in this week. With an upcoming camping trip to Kinkuna I was looking for more storage space and was looking at roof racks, bu then something else got in the way and I cant afford them before the trip.

I had the actual barrier in the garage for two years since buying it off ebay, but never got the fitting mounts installed. Getting the fitting kit in was lots cheaper than the roof racks so got it done this week.

Whilst not an actual vehicle mod, I also just got a battey to go into my Ark Powerpack, which has also been sitting in the garage since last xmas. I dont have my own fridge yet so havent looked into a proper duel batter set up, but am borrowing my old man's frige for the camping trip so needed something to power it.
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2005 Nissan Patrol 4.8, Sahara bar, Runva winch, 2' lift on 33' KM2s

Written off - NM Pajero on 33's and some other good bits
Build thread - http://www.4wdaction.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79366

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Re: NM Pajero by Snapcatcher - Now on 33's

Unread post by Snapcatcher » September 11th, 2012, 10:20 pm

Got a snorkel installed recently. After nearly drowning the Paj a few months ago its a welcome addition. The thing that always pushed the snorkel further down the 'to do' list was the price. Quotes for a fitted Safari snorkel are 700 +.

I ended up getting a chinese import one via ebay. These have been around for a while now and Ive seen plenty of others fit them and report they are decent quality.

If anyone is looking at these on ebay you'll find that most dont come with fitting instructions, and the one mob that provides fitting instructions charge an extra 50 bucks or so more then the other sellers. Be aware that you can easily get a copy of the Instructions online, and PM me for a link if needed.

I had planned on fitting it myself, but was running low on time before a Fraser trip, and was also pretty nervous about it, so paid someone to fit it for me. At the end of the day I have a snorkel for less than half the price I was getting quoted for a fitted Safari.
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Also fitted some new LED interior lights, which replace the existing festoon globes. Saw a bloke on the forum mention these recently. Cheap as chips on ebay. You can get small ones to that fit straight into smaller lights, or for larger lights you can get (such as rear cargo area) you buy the biggest board you can fit it, and it comes with attachments that fit into the existing bulb holder. If that makes any sense.

This is the one I have fitted in the cargo area. Less than 5 bucks delivered. I have a smaller one in the front as there wasnt as much space in the light fitting.
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2005 Nissan Patrol 4.8, Sahara bar, Runva winch, 2' lift on 33' KM2s

Written off - NM Pajero on 33's and some other good bits
Build thread - http://www.4wdaction.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79366

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