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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby NielsC on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 6:25 +0000

packeteer wrote:gawd, I've spent a fortune in the last 3 months :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

during my 90k service they found rear pinion had collapsed, so rather than just fix / replace the 3.7's I regeared to 4.1.

after I got back from 1KD Performance, and with all the city driving I've been doing, I decided it was time to upgrade from the Yukon Grizzly to something better suited.
now as I'd had the autolocker in there for a bit, I really didnt want to go back to open diffs. So I settled on the Detroit TruTrac.

I've been very happy with the onroad feel, and impressed with the way it works offroad, but did notice the lack of locked traction offroad. So, I thought I'd add an elocker up front. there was a bit of stuff around with wrong parts being delivered, but mostly sorted now (the shop has been working overtime to sort it!)

And just to finish it all off, I've just ordered a fmic (intercooler) from 1KD :twisted: :twisted:


How does your truetrac respond to lifted wheels ? Are you able to lock it up a bit by play with the handbrake?
I think the truetrac is a great unit but not to sure what happens with one rear wheel of the ground , wich happens alot in our lux's
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby packeteer on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 8:45 +0000

Rocket55 wrote:Nice graph there Packa, I'm sure the 4.1's are helping there too. It should pull pretty hard now!


top tune + sprint booster = new tyres :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby packeteer on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 9:42 +0000

NielsC wrote:How does your truetrac respond to lifted wheels ? Are you able to lock it up a bit by play with the handbrake?
I think the truetrac is a great unit but not to sure what happens with one rear wheel of the ground , wich happens alot in our lux's


I cant say I have specifically tested that scenario, but on my recent Vic High Country trip, I had no issues.

I certainly noticed the difference from the Grizzly, but even so, at no time did I have to use right foot to get over obstacles (and for most of the trip I totally forgot the "handbrake yank" trick).
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby packeteer on Mon, 18 May 2015 10:21 +0000

in my last visit to the shop I had a pillar pod and gauges installed

pics to come
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby packeteer on Mon, 18 May 2015 10:23 +0000

and I made an impulse buy on an intercooler from 1KD Performance. so I'm in the middle of installing that now

one that's all done, I need to sort out some new tyres before hitting up the High Country again in early June!
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby nicebike on Tue, 19 May 2015 12:34 +0000

packeteer wrote:
top tune + sprint booster = new tyres :twisted: :twisted:


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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby packeteer on Tue, 26 May 2015 9:34 +0000

so, the intercooler installed is finished. came up all right if I do say so myself

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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby cuzo4x4 on Tue, 26 May 2015 9:54 +0000

looks the goods
If I have anything Good to Say it will be Above.
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby packeteer on Tue, 26 May 2015 9:57 +0000

yeah, love the sound. and temps are fairly constant now
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby jakelux on Tue, 26 May 2015 4:17 +0000

Nice!!
Is that Ally pipe or stainless?
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby packeteer on Tue, 26 May 2015 4:35 +0000

it's alloy pipe. pretty sure stainless would push the cost much higher
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby cuzo4x4 on Tue, 26 May 2015 4:59 +0000

unless you know someone hahahaha
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby nicebike on Wed, 27 May 2015 5:34 +0000

Do you notice turbo lag with the extra length of pipe ??
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby packeteer on Wed, 27 May 2015 9:11 +0000

Na, not really. I thought there was a little the first day I drove

but haven't noticed since
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby GeeBung on Thu, 28 May 2015 5:10 +0000

Do you need to remove the pipe to open the air box lid?
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby packeteer on Thu, 28 May 2015 6:21 +0000

no mate. it is tight tho
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby packeteer on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 1:58 +0000

so, I had my 100k service last week (June 3rd 2015!)
had the ball joints replaced on my Ultimate UCA's (only about 40k old)

and bought new tyres, Nitto Trail Grappler in 295/70/17!! :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby Rocket55 on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 2:22 +0000

Keen to hear what you think of the Nittos. Haven't read a bad report yet. Pretty sure these will be going on mine when the current tyres wear out.
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby packeteer on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 2:26 +0000

Rocket55 wrote:Keen to hear what you think of the Nittos. Haven't read a bad report yet. Pretty sure these will be going on mine when the current tyres wear out.


really quiet on the highway, really grippy in all conditions, cheaper than my previous tyres (Cooper ST Maxx).

now I just have to put some miles on them
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Re: Zed's shed!!

Postby packeteer on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 4:17 +0000

so after an easy drive up behind Lithgow / Zig Zag, I noticed a small issue...
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thankfully it didn't happen on the highway, but it was an expensive ride home.
on the plus side, Ultimate have really gone the extra mile to get it sorted out!
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