Naths 2014 SR

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Naths 2014 SR

Postby suchawally on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:13 +0000

Hi all just thought i'd post up my rig and what i've done since i bought it. Its a 2014 SR D4D 5sp Auto.

I live and work in Canberra and try my best to get away as often as possible. Most popular trip is probably Snowy Mountains day trips but my favourite would have to be the Moreton, Bribie and Glasshouse trip i did in December 2017.

The Lux has been great so far, definitely the best vehicle ive owned. Sitting at around 80,000km on the clock as of now.

Bit of a mods list for anyone curious.

Barwork:
TJM Fleet steel bullbar
Phat Bars angled rock sliders
ARB rear step/towbar

Suspension:
KYB Scorched 4 front struts
King Springs 2in raised KTFR-101HD
EFS 2inch lifted leaves rear

Wheels & Tyres:
GU Patrol steel wheels 16x8 +10 Offset
Mickey Thompson ATZ P3 285/75/16

Racks etc:
OCAM Tradesman flat rack
Yakima wind deflector
Kings Awning
Custom fabricated rooftop tent racks
Smittybilt rooftop tent

Lighting:
Alll auxiliary lights run off Jaycar wireless control module
LED interior light
Kings 9in LED spotlights
CLSA LED headlight conversion
LED Autolamps bullbar combination lights
2x 6in LED worklamps on rack
LED strip in front of tub
LED strip on tent rack
6in LED light bar as reverse light

Electrical:
Waeco Dometic CFX40
Reverse Camera
UHF
Fitted speakers to rear doors as were not fitted from factory
Uniden Dash camera
Century 100ah AGM aux battery
Kings solar reg and blanket
ARK Powerpack battery box

Engine:
No engine mods other than Safari snorkel (so far)

The day i bought it

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How it sits today

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Interested to go through other peoples builds and find more stuff to do to it :D


If you have and questions don't hesitate to ask!
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Re: Naths 2014 SR

Postby suchawally on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:14 +0000

First major mods were the TJM bullbar and a set of mud tyres. These were King wheels and Federal Couragia MTs (i think). Noisiest tyres ive owned to date!

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Re: Naths 2014 SR

Postby suchawally on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:14 +0000

My previous setup in action on Moreton Island. Loved the swag and awning/awning tent setup but i dont think i'd go back after having the rooftop tent.

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Re: Naths 2014 SR

Postby suchawally on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:15 +0000

How it looks with the tent set up. This was at Mystery Bay.

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Re: Naths 2014 SR

Postby suchawally on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 8:29 +0000

Ditched the Patrol Wheels and 33s for some FJ Cruiser wheels with 32s (almost). These are a good offset (+15) for 33s in the future and look a bit nicer too. Always wanted a set and luckily stumbled across a full set of 5 with tyres :D

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Re: Naths 2014 SR

Postby suchawally on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 8:38 +0000

I have also been playing around with ideas for a new tent mount and canopy. I've seen a few recently that i really liked and decided to do some mock ups. Now i just need to learn how to weld and stitch! :lol:

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Re: Naths 2014 SR

Postby suchawally on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 8:41 +0000

Headed out to the hills sunday to test the new wheels/tyres. Lots of fun and performed surprisingly well for road tyres.


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Re: Naths 2014 SR

Postby Caleebra on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 4:40 +0000

Hold on mate! you're @air.down on insta!!!
Sweet seeing you here! :D
Awesome build up brother! :o
- Arne from Norway here, glad to chat with you -

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Re: Naths 2014 SR

Postby suchawally on Tue, 04 Sep 2018 6:43 +0000

Caleebra wrote:Hold on mate! you're @air.down on insta!!!
Sweet seeing you here! :D
Awesome build up brother! :o


It is I! Haha. Good to see you're on here mate lots of great info :)
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Re: Naths 2014 SR

Postby suchawally on Tue, 27 Nov 2018 9:01 +0000

Decided to go back to some 33s for the FJ wheels. Ended up going with Hankook Dynapro MT as they had some good reviews and were a great price. Took it out for a test in the Snowy Mountains over the weekend and was really happy with how they performed. Crazy amounts of sloppy mud on a section of track about 10km long made for a perfect testing ground :P

A few other things ive done recently is remove the ARB rear step bar and switch back to the standard towbar. After getting hung up 3 times in the bush it was time to ditch the land anchor :D It looked good and served some purpose for us but overall there were more cons than pros.

I also removed the headboard from the tub to allow the tent to sit a little further forward. It has made the front side of the tent more accessible for setting up and packing away, plus it looks much cleaner.

While modifying the tub and moving the tent i had a friend come in and make a steel canopy frame to eventually be covered in canvas. I was hoping to have it done for our christmas holiday but that wont be happening due to some ridiculous quotes for the canvas work :shock: :shock: :shock: I will chase it up further in the new year but for now the current setup is still great and even more so now with some tiny tweaks.

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