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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 2:18 +0000

Yeah, if i'd discovered the issue before I chopped and painted the bar itself, I could've got my money back, but I am getting some back, so not a total loss if I can't get the brackets.
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby SRD4D on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 2:22 +0000

Depends on how handy you are with a grinder and welder.
I would buy a generic hilux winch bar mount. Mcc etc....and mod it to suit if needed.
Contact mcc direct and go from there.
I have plenty of pics of mounts for these bars if you need them.
Ive got to strengthen my mounts up as they are piss poor for its intended purpose.
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:23 +0000

SRD4D wrote:Depends on how handy you are with a grinder and welder.
I would buy a generic hilux winch bar mount. Mcc etc....and mod it to suit if needed.
Contact mcc direct and go from there.
I have plenty of pics of mounts for these bars if you need them.
Ive got to strengthen my mounts up as they are piss poor for its intended purpose.


Well I know which end of the grinder to hold, so i'm not too bad with that, but I have zero welding skills (will have to rectify that one day), so i'm limited to what can be bought off the shelf...

I've actually been looking at the mounts of all the name brand bars, and I haven't found one remotely close to what I need, although I haven't seen Ironman's mounts.
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 4:46 +0000

Had a day off today, and all the tools I needed were finally here, so I put the snorkel on this arvo.

It's not completely finished, as the fact that it's not made for a V6 became apparent in the final step... Hooking it up to the air filter.

I'm going to fit a CAI, so it's not an issue for me, I just made a temporary join, and will keep it out of the water in the meantime, but if it were going on this engine, retaining the original airbox, you would likely need a custom silicone bend at the end there.

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This shot shows the not quite compatible meeting of snorkel and intake. (the plastic tube on the right has a hiclone style set of fins moulded into the end closest to the snorkel outlet, it's not a straight through tube).

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:52 +0000

Fixed up my snorkel issue, so it functions as a snorkel until I fit a new airbox.

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I also made a start on fitting dual batteries using a road runner offroad tray. Although I'm thinking of fitting rubber washers to its mounts as extra protection for the guard. (No, those relays on the right are not staying, and i'll reposition that computer thingy when I have a battery in there and know how much space I have to play with).

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Re: Taresk's really slow build, Now with extra XTerrain :)

Postby altus45 on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 4:27 +0000

Im in the process of buying a bullbar, and as always its come down to budget, how much did this set back/what is the company or seller on ebay?

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taresk wrote:After much umming and ahhing over bullbar choice, ARB, Buds, Axis, Xrox, in the end it came down to budget.

So I bought a cheap one off ebay, and now i've got to decide if I stick it on as-is, or colour match it, or modify it, or both.

Also gotta decide if I wait till I have a winch before sticking it on, or try and fit one later, hmmm...

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 4:51 +0000

The seller I purchased from no longer deals with bullbars (a good thing, I wouldn't want anyone else to have the hassle I did)

I paid $500 for mine, but the seller was just trying to get rid of them, it was an auction with a buy it now price around $750 I think.

The closest I can find would be this one:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hilux-Bullba ... 2a473ed0cb

Not that it really helps unless you can organise delivery.

But if you keep an eye on ebay, searching for 'Hilux Bullbar' you're bound to find something closer to home.
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby 80scruiser on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 6:56 +0000

I have a rubber joining elbow that may suit the petrol models.
It has a slight bend in it.
Is approx 90mm one end
and 100mm the other.
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It came with one of those $100 snorkel kits off ebay. I didn't need it for the diesel. It is allegedly the fitting for the petrol model.

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 9:45 +0000

That would probably do the job, the snorkel exit is 90mm, and the plastic hiclone thingy that I removed would be close to 100mm on the end near the guard, it would just need a few bits filed down so the silicone tube could get a good seal. That would also leave the duckbill valve water release on the bottom of it, that I no longer have.
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 5:47 +0000

I've been thinking about removing the canopy since I bought the lux, as I find it a hindrance 90% of the time, and I finally got around to it. Got the tonneau from ute covers direct, easy to fit, and the holes for the sports bar were already there, so that was childs play.

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 4:07 +0000

No pics yet, but with my reduced budget I opted to buy an Xrox for the Lux, ordered it through Monster Rides, it arrived yesterday, and I fitted it today.

Only issue I had was that i'm going to need to buy a big drill bit, or a metal file, as my driving light mounting bolts are a fraction too big for the holes in the bar, and the Xrox skid plate doesn't quite line up with the holes in the factory plate (only about 1mm out, but enough to stop the bolt from getting started).

I'll post some pics when I sort out those issues.

I also fitted a set of Depo lights, fitted with PIAA Night Tech globes on low beam and Osram All Season globes on high beam.
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Thu, 04 Jun 2015 2:00 +0000

I pity the next person to take that skid plate off and have to refit it, but it's finally all attached, minus the wiring - I just couldn't be bothered at the moment.

But here's the finished product :)

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Sun, 07 Jun 2015 4:37 +0000

Got the wiring done today, these three shots show my low beam, high beam, then high beam with the LED's, despite the sky, the laneway was dark and i'm very happy with the output.

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 9:59 +0000

Fog lights finally arrived from their world tour, should be able to fit them this afternoon.
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:26 +0000

Haha, Murphy has his eye on me for sure!

Nice sunny day all morning, I take the car round the back, unpack the lights, open the tool box, loosen the bolts, and down comes the rain...

I did have enough time to realise that I'll need longer bolts with spacers though, because my lights go straight forward above the bolts, and the XROX mounting tab is on the lower edge of the tube.

Now I remember why I didn't try to stay in the accessory fitting industry when the Lithgow 4wd shop closed down.
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 12:09 +0000

Fitted!

Slightly obscured by the recovery hooks, but they'll get the job done.

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:15 +0000

Some purely cosmetic upgrades done, new led lights on the rear, in the 2011+ design (which I like better than the 05-11 versions)

I also fitted some COB DRL's to the Xrox, not yet wired up because I'm waiting on a delivery of nutserts so I can mount my relays properly (engine bay wiring is looking a little amateurish at the moment).

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Re: Taresk's really slow build thread

Postby jaydo on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:25 +0000

taresk wrote:As you can see I now have my 33's :D

They're 285/75R16 Pro Comp XTerrains on 16x8 0 offset Gecko steelies (was going to get alloys, but couldn't find a set I liked, so that was moved to the backburner.

You may also notice that when I touched up the paint on my front bumper I got carried away with the spray can and painted my side steps in satin black, I think it looks good.

For my own records, these were fitted at roughly 105,000km on the ODO.

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How much do they hang out with your 33's and a 0 offset? Still trying to decide if I want to upgrade from my 32's haha.
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Re: Taresk's really slow build thread

Postby taresk on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 2:48 +0000

jaydo wrote:

How much do they hang out with your 33's and a 0 offset? Still trying to decide if I want to upgrade from my 32's haha.



Looking along the side, the tread is actually just covered by the flares, only the bulge of the sidewall comes out past them.
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby jaydo on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 9:47 +0000

awesome! cheers mate
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