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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby Critter350 on Tue, 20 Jul 2021 7:46 +0000

Good thing you’re well practiced at waiting! It’s a bugger but good to hear you’re getting good use from the girl.


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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby nicebike on Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:35 +0000

An anti wrap bar won't stop the actual axle shaft twisting under load, and then rapidly untwisting when the load is removed, or sufficient torque is accumulated in the screwed up shaft to make the tyre lose traction. This twist/untwist/load/unload happens in what can be a very rapid cycle, and axles won't tolerate it

Common issue in big heavy low geared real trucks with tall tyres.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Wed, 21 Jul 2021 6:46 +0000

Critter350 wrote:Good thing you’re well practiced at waiting! It’s a bugger but good to hear you’re getting good use from the girl.


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:lol: :lol: yeah..... :cry:
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Mon, 26 Jul 2021 7:40 +0000

Critter350 wrote:Good thing you’re well practiced at waiting! It’s a bugger but good to hear you’re getting good use from the girl.


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Anti wrap bar is sitting waiting for me to come and get it. But it's well outside the 10k radius we're allowed to travel at the moment, so the waiting continues :lol: :lol:
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Mon, 09 Aug 2021 3:51 +0000

Ute got some lockdown love over the weekend and finally replaced the eBay spec driving lights with something decent. Went the supernovas, cause they looked to have more spread than the stedis and they were on sale just before the end of financial year. Pretty happy with them, light output is ridiculous and a good mix of spread and spot.


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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Mon, 16 Aug 2021 12:11 +0000

FINALLY got my engine bay under control.
I was originally going to be doing with this with my mechanic mate, who very graciously invites me into the shop on weekends to do some jobs together (EGR clean, exhaust install, replace bearings, some wiring work etc) so I can pretend I know what I'm talking about.

But we never got around to the engine bay and then covid. So dropped it off last week.

He installed a relay hub to clean up the wiring, a solenoid to link the batteries via in cab switch, moved the fuel filter and installed the new catch can. I'd previously installed the HPD can, but read the test review on them and they only do about 50% of the job compared to the Flashlube and provent ones. Couldn't mount it in the spot the bracket puts it because of the hydro booster so it got moved slightly.

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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby wombat81 on Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:36 +0000

Nice build mate. I enjoyed the read. Do you still have the Ocam towing mirrors and if so, are you still happy with them? I'm looking to go the same way. $800 for clearview seems to much. Thanks.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Mon, 27 Sep 2021 9:56 +0000

wombat81 wrote:Nice build mate. I enjoyed the read. Do you still have the Ocam towing mirrors and if so, are you still happy with them? I'm looking to go the same way. $800 for clearview seems to much. Thanks.


Cheers mate. Yep, still got the mirrors. I love 'em, given them a hiding off road and had a truck clip one, Ocam carry spare parts and are super helpful to deal with.
They do the exact same job as the Clearview and they are a better looking design. $800 is way too much when they both just copied the GM tow mirrors anyway, Clearviews are direct copies from 1999 (even though they state designed in Australia :lol: ), the Ocams copied the later model from around 2007.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Sat, 09 Oct 2021 9:36 +0000

Finally upgraded the head unit. Nothing was wrong with it, but for the price of a Hema I got a 10" Android unit that can run multiple map apps, spotify, CarPlay, youtube, google etc...Pulled the old one out when the new android one arrived, and found the jokers that installed it had cut the factory harness....

Rewiring the head unit is beyond me, if you're in Sydney I cannot recommend Bendas Installations highly enough! They really took their time to make sure it was all working perfectly and only charged me $150.

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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby Critter350 on Sat, 09 Oct 2021 10:49 +0000

What brand is that? I had Joying, now Atoto. Maybe too late now but make sure to get 4gb ram. I’m loving Agama at the moment too, some people prefer carwebguru


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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Sat, 09 Oct 2021 8:25 +0000

It's a Joying, 6gb RAM and 128gb internal storage.

Brand new to Android so it's a bit of a learning curve at the moment, had a look at the Agama launcher but didn't love it.
Really impressed with what you get for the price with the android units though.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Sat, 16 Oct 2021 6:22 +0000

Just caught up on your build, nice looking Lux! I emailed supernova about shipping to USA.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Tue, 19 Oct 2021 8:35 +0000

AmeriKUN26 wrote:Just caught up on your build, nice looking Lux! I emailed supernova about shipping to USA.

Cheers mate!
I thought you'd be spoiled for choice for decent driving lights without having to ship from here?
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Tue, 19 Oct 2021 9:12 +0000

In the 8" size range from a good company with a good warranty there are surprisingly few choices under the 1k price point. I'm always looking, but the ones I have work fine for now.
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