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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:28 +0000

Caleebra wrote:That awning looks really sturdy!
Nice buy!


Yeah, it's rock solid.
Has a support leg and guy ropes for when the wind starts to pick up. It's a one person job, and it literally packs up and down in 30 seconds. Best thing with a wife and small kids. Pull over, get the awning out, everyone is under cover and happy.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby Caleebra on Wed, 24 Jun 2020 6:53 +0000

Im keen to buy a Alucab shadow awning, but its really pricey here in Norway, about 3000 AUD....
So leaning on buying a ARB 2,5m x 2,5m which much cheaper, but not as strong....
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Wed, 24 Jun 2020 8:00 +0000

Caleebra wrote:Im keen to buy a Alucab shadow awning, but its really pricey here in Norway, about 3000 AUD....
So leaning on buying a ARB 2,5m x 2,5m which much cheaper, but not as strong....


They're about half that here!

Have you tried these guys? https://www.xp-edition.eu/Swing-Awn-25-Olive-LH_1

Seriously, I can't recommend the free standings awning enough!
The older style with legs will only ever be used if you're setting up camp, and even then they're a pain in the @$$.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby Caleebra on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 3:06 +0000

Wow, thats much cheaper!

The one you linked there look really nice! But they dont ship to Norway.... doh :(
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Wed, 11 Nov 2020 4:14 +0000

Went and got the ute remapped today. What a difference! I can actually accelerate up hills now :D :D Peak torque went from 254nm to 422nm (at the wheels with 35's).
Seems to have a lot more down low now, interested to see how that goes off road.

These went in as well to keep an eye on things with the new tune.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby hiluxxury on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 4:58 +0000

422nm at the wheels on 35s is pretty good. Just a tune or turbo as well?
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby NZMarkb on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 5:15 +0000

Don't mean to be negative Nigel but
That's getting very close to hand grenade territory :? :?
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 12:14 +0000

Just a tune. There is also every chance that's not at the whees by the way. I am mildly retarded on that front :D

Not going to bother with +30% injectors and upgrade turbos etc. I drive like a Nana anyway, just wanted to be able to drive up hills on the freeway without dropping to low range :D :D
For the money involved in turbo, injectors, fmic etc I'd rather go down the route of dual transfer cases :twisted: Already hit up Max about what he did to his N70....might take a tax return or 2 to fund it.

Nah, nothing negative about that, bring on the help mate :D
Haven't had it on a long drive yet, or had any load on it. EDS shows my coolant temp is running the same as before (maybe 1-2° lower) and haven't got EGT's over 250. I seriously do Nana it, told the guys what I wanted from the tune, with reliability being the most important. Got recommended a shop that seems to have a good rep and backs their work.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby Gipsy on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 1:04 +0000

Mate it's bound to be at the wheels unless they took the engine out and as they did a chassis dyno it's definitely at the wheels! ;) When people say "rear wheel torque" that's a given ;) The figures often given in the glossy brochures is almost always at the flywheel because it's a much bigger figure. That's because they tested the average engine on a brake dyno at the factory for all engines produced, but not specifically your individual engine. Hope this helps ;)
Btw, that's probably a bit of exaggeration from the mechanic giving you a calculated figure, deducting the drivetrain loss.
Egt sounds pretty good after a tune, wait until you load it up and drive uphill, they will rise sharply under load.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 1:52 +0000

Gipsy wrote:Mate it's bound to be at the wheels unless they took the engine out and as they did a chassis dyno it's definitely at the wheels! ;) When people say "rear wheel torque" that's a given ;) The figures often given in the glossy brochures is almost always at the flywheel because it's a much bigger figure. That's because they tested the average engine on a brake dyno at the factory for all engines produced, but not specifically your individual engine. Hope this helps ;)
Btw, that's probably a bit of exaggeration from the mechanic giving you a calculated figure, deducting the drivetrain loss.
Egt sounds pretty good after a tune, wait until you load it up and drive uphill, they will rise sharply under load.


That's what I thought, but wasn't sure. :)

It's way nicer to drive.

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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby Gipsy on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 2:05 +0000

:lol: :lol: :lol: there's a few people here who didn't get the message but the mods normally sort them out. :? yep the tune would make it much nicer to drive. The temps are probably lower because the engine isn't working as hard for a given throttle position. When you load it up the egt rises because there's more fuel going in. ;)

About the tune, whether you have a manual or automatic you need to monitor the gears as you load up. Don't try to lug the engine at low revs, keep an eye on egt as soon as you load on the throttle they rise quickly. When they do, change down and see how the temps go down but you maintain the speed. That's the tune doing its thing. Don't be tempted to avoid the gear changes, that's when they tend to detonate... High load at low revs! ;)
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 11:33 +0000

Been having dramas getting the 35's to balance properly. They were fine until the last time I rotated them, they needed a balance. 2 attempts later and they were still out. Wobble was better but still definitely there over 80kmph, and annoying the living sh!t out of me.

Had been reading about balance beads, which apparently are common in the US and trucks, and decided to give them a crack. $20/wheel and problem solved! Tyres should now self balance regardless of wear, lugs coming off etc. Happy days.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby hiluxxury on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 11:58 +0000

I've always wondered about this. Every now and then my tyres slip on the rims (8 or so psi) which throws the balance out - which is a pita.

How many grams did you put in each wheel?
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 5:27 +0000

You buy them in bags for your tyre size, bigger tyre=more beads in the bag. Chuck the bag in, mount the tyre and the bag bursts once the tyre is inflated and rolling.
Can't believe they work as well as they do to be honest. Ride is smother at low speeds too....apparently the shake started at slower speeds that I realised :lol:
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby hiluxxury on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 5:30 +0000

I'm going to have to give it a go.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby taresk on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 3:37 +0000

I've been running them for my last three sets of tyres, I got sick of knocking weights off and having to rebalance them. They really do work well.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby hiluxxury on Mon, 08 Feb 2021 5:54 +0000

In all tyre sizes or just larger sizes?
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Wed, 10 Feb 2021 7:28 +0000

They're pretty common in motorbike tyres in the states as well from what I've read on forums (when I started looking in to them).
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby taresk on Tue, 16 Feb 2021 3:16 +0000

hiluxxury wrote:In all tyre sizes or just larger sizes?

all sizes, they just adjust the amount to suit.
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