RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DVD

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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by tas80 » May 1st, 2013, 11:31 am

80gus wrote:very impressive work there bud.
Thanks Mate!
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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by tas80 » May 1st, 2013, 11:31 am

I handed the keys to the Patrol over to Pro Fab on Monday and left them to tidy up a few items. The ute had a cheap 3" exhaust on it when I bought it, none of the mounts lined up and it contacted the chassis in places, this was first on the job list. Secondly I wasn't happy with the intake plumbing between my airbox and turbo, I'd modified the factory intake and wasn't 100% confident in its watertight integrity.

Left it here Monday morning with huge expectations about the quality of their work, picked it up a couple of hours ago and they haven't disappointed me :D

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Originally had planned on dumping the exhaust just over the chassis but as was pointed put to me it then tends to soot up around the tail lights and rear of the tray so went right to the edge. The idea's grown on me, can also see from the passenger mirror when it starts blowing a bit of soot on the hills.

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Couldn't possibly have tucked it in any tighter to the body.

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Take a look at those welds! Every bit as good as my snorkel.

Airbox to turbo pipework also turned out beautifully. plenty of clearance between exhaust manifold and the new pipework (One of my silicon bends was just touching the heat shield before)

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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by Mungrel » May 1st, 2013, 12:26 pm

Now that is tidy work.
If it can't be fixed with duct tape or a hammer, It must be electrical
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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by 94 TURBO HILUX » May 1st, 2013, 6:52 pm

That's awsome work aye. Stainless exhausts are a bit of a prick to keep looking like new. I rip mine off a every once in a while and spray it with hydrocloridic acid and gernie it off. Gets the mud stains off easier than a scotch bright pad.

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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by DAHNTA » May 2nd, 2013, 1:55 pm

tas80, Hey mate
Been looking at cross country inter-coolers and turbos for my 105 series dual cal was this the larger cooler they had?? Do you know much about their turbos as well?
Did it also come with that template and scoop or was that something you come up with
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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by tas80 » May 2nd, 2013, 2:26 pm

Bit of a flashback here for Dahnta, not sure if you saw this earlier in my thread but I actually fitted a Cross Country Cooler to my old extra cab 105. Great piece of kit, I can't recommend it highly enough.
tas80 wrote:New intercooler for the ute arrived today :D definitely looks like it has been worth the wait!! just need to hack a hole in the bonnet and bolt it all up now.

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mmm, nice, why doesn't my tig welding look like that :?

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Got one more trick up my sleeve as far as the intercoooler setup goes, so will do a bit of experimenting once its all fitted and see what happens.
tas80 wrote:Given that I decided not to fit the intercooler up till after a trip on Monday I went out today to chase up a few parts, got a flange gasket for the engine crossover pipe and a couple of pneumatic fittings for the boost gauge, also had some paint mixed for the scoop.

Got home and sat the cooler in the engine bay to make sure everything looked like fitting, before long this happened! clearly patience is not my strong point

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No going back now

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Intercooler fitted.

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Scoop painted ready for fitting once it dries.
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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by LRSX » May 2nd, 2013, 6:53 pm

Looks great, impressive manifold and IC!!!

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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by DAHNTA » May 2nd, 2013, 9:50 pm

Thanks for that mate must of missed that page was a tuff looking truck,
Spoke to cross country today and got prices on a turbo kit and also an intercooler kit from them,
They now have the bigger top mounts for the cruiser like youve got on the patrol now :-)
Was there anything else that you would recomend to do or change once doing the turbo and intercooler besides exhaust? Cruiser has only 110,000kms

Where did you get that old bonnet protector on the cruiser by the way

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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by tas80 » May 2nd, 2013, 10:14 pm

Hey Mate

I'd say boost gauge and pyro are an absolute must, definitely worth thinking about giving your injectors a freshen up even with the low k's on them.

The bonnet protector came from EBay, plenty of options on there at the moment either in clear or tinted. http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_trks ... &_from=R40
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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by DAHNTA » May 3rd, 2013, 7:37 am

Yeah was defently thinking of doing them as well i just wait until tax time then i can have some fun, what was fuel economy loke on the old cruiser finding mine to be really thirsty,
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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by DAHNTA » May 3rd, 2013, 8:31 am

Also was that scoop purchased from cross country of elsewhere
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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by tas80 » May 5th, 2013, 5:17 pm

Fuel economy was never too bad, mine was an auto so used too use a little extra, was running close on 20psi boost and making good power, would see about 14l/100km

The scoop on the 100 series was supplied by Cross Country, it is a GU patrol scoop. Scoop on the Patrol was also supplied by Cross Country and is actually built by Fairline fibreglass who make Kevlar replacement panels for Patrols.
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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by jenno90 » May 23rd, 2013, 2:44 pm

Was just wondering before the new suspension what tire size were you running.
Great build up mate, got same idea planned just not started yet

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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by tas80 » May 24th, 2013, 9:47 pm

With Superior radius arm spacers fitted I was able to run with my road wheels which are just under a 34 or my 35's without scrubbing. I actually did a couple of trips with the 35's and hugely sagged factory suspension.
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Re: RIP Uted 100, Hello GU Ute! 100 Series on Issue 166 DV

Unread post by tas80 » May 26th, 2013, 1:38 pm

Update time!

I wanted somewhere to stow my winch hook offroad, can be pretty inconvenient when it's hooked to your chassis rail and you have to start digging to retrieve it.

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Machined up a couple of stainless end caps and a suitable piece of poly material at work.

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Pulled out the tig to add the top hook, welds aren't the prettiest but practice makes perfect.

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Mounted to the winch bar.

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Just clips into place so it's not there all the time.

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Bolted on a set of Pedes, what a difference they make!
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