Budget mods - $50 or less

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Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby Rocket55 on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 9:59 +0000

We all like/want to lash out on the big ticket items that will enhance our beloved 4WD, but generally can't afford them all, so what can we do in between the big hits to keep the build trickling along or for those wanting to get started in an inexpensive way.

Here's a couple.

Folding back seat
Adjust rear load proportioning valve
Constant power windows

I can think of many many more, but what have you guys got in mind 8-)
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby BIGFOOTJR on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:10 +0000

Second job, break up with the missus, drop the kids off to foster care, sell the house, become a male escort, etc..

Plenty of options before considering the budget option.....
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby ScubaDooba on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:31 +0000

Ive done the power window and rear seat mods, but what about little things like the following that people have posted mods for -

Seatbelt beeper off
Key in ignition beeper off
Video in on OEM head unit

Then other little "luxury" items I have done
Glovebox light
Front footwell lights
Added USB charging in place of cigarette lighter
USB and power socket for rear seat passengers (dual cab)

etc

There's always something to keep you in the hilux and out of the lounge room !
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby Alby on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:36 +0000

ciggy burn on front seat
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby mattwhite on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:03 +0000

BIGFOOTJR wrote:Second job, break up with the missus, drop the kids off to foster care, sell the house, become a male escort, etc..

Plenty of options before considering the budget option.....


Having a good day mate? :lol:
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby Kris on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:30 +0000

Rear Quarter chop - half a dozen 1mm 4" grinder blades, some tape, spray primer and white paint and a few beers.
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby BIGFOOTJR on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:31 +0000

mattwhite wrote:
BIGFOOTJR wrote:Second job, break up with the missus, drop the kids off to foster care, sell the house, become a male escort, etc..

Plenty of options before considering the budget option.....


Having a good day mate? :lol:


Yep, being a male escort does have its negatives........ I just go to my special place
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby tonyrb on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:52 +0000

diff drop kit..

2 x 150mm bolts $12.75
2 bits of 50mm round by 1 inch thick solid steel pipe from the local steel shop $5
drill to holes in the centre fit them up.

all up $17.75 for my diff drop kit, once i make a skid plate cut around the diff drop kit ill make a couple little covers to go over them. mean....
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby 4sullima on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 1:04 +0000

Stock exhaust muffler removal.....$50 clams if you shop around
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby 10 luxxxx on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 1:50 +0000

Led lights under the door card $12 for the lights and a bit of cable.
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby mitch_893 on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 2:56 +0000

Centre console and glovebox lights. About $20 for the lights, wiring , led globes.
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby oggy on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 5:35 +0000

Yoda lego mini figure key chain. Priceless ;)

Roof console $10 to make $100 to have upholstered by a pro :? Still budget compared to a "bought" one ;)
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby Rocket55 on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 5:38 +0000

oggy wrote:Yoda lego mini figure key chain. Priceless ;)


Is it the limited edition one, if not pffft :lol:
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby oggy on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 5:41 +0000

When you can pull yoda out of your pocket and say to a hot babe "Hmm, your breasts in my hands you will put" He is worth his weight in gold 8-)
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby Rocket55 on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 5:45 +0000

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby Richolux150 on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 5:47 +0000

Buy half a tank of juice for $50 and drive around backwards until she fills up on her own........you ll also take heaps of Ks of your odometer and ya hair will grow back....wont it..... :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby bern5 on Wed, 26 Feb 2014 5:20 +0000

Thats a cracker alby. Dont forget the rum stain
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby andy666 on Wed, 26 Feb 2014 7:16 +0000

For those with a tray back and genuine tow bar. Flip the tow bar over, so the tow hitch is on top, to improve departure angle.
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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby andy666 on Wed, 26 Feb 2014 7:23 +0000

2nd lighter socket with constant 12V power and on/off switch.

Cost: $25 (approx)
Time: 2hrs

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Re: Budget mods - $50 or less

Postby andy666 on Wed, 26 Feb 2014 7:30 +0000

Budget sound deadening. Using stop leak bitumen flashing from bunnings. For $50 you could get enough to do 2 doors.
I've had this in my ute for a few weeks now and there is zero smell and it makes a huge difference to road noise.
Cost: $50
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