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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:36 pm

At last Steve's seeing the Light! Just need Ron to get as Cruiser and then we'll have a set ... Laughing

Deisel or petrol Steve? Either way it'll chew more juice that your Disco.

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:22 am

Dual fuel Scol and yeah it will eat the juice but cost a third to fill Very Happy . Would have liked a diesel but too many overpriced heaps out there, 15 g for a 450k+ 80 diesel ummm Nah!. Hopefully its ok. I know the economy will be crap but although I still think the disco was a great vehicle, I'm happier with a basic cruiser, Woohoo it even has manual windows, I'm wrapped!!!!!. I hate electric!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:10 pm

LPG is only half the cost of fuel here ... grrr ... I was thinking of converting but it's jsut not worth it anymore.

I just wish Toyota would bring their 5.7ltr pettrol motors out here. The yanks have the 5.7ltr V8 in their 200 series so why can't we? Evil or Very Mad

Would be interested to know the fuel economy for the LPG once you've had it for a while.

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:50 am

I think the rebate is still on mate but its only 1500 now. Depending on how you want to do it but I got quotes for a 100series in case I got one and it was around 3gish without the wheel carrier. I had my last 80 put on gas and frankly it was shite 300 out of 95l. I hope this ones better. Picked it up tonight so far very happy with it. I'll put some pics up tomorrow as it was too dark to take tonight.
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:15 pm

Those figures you quoted really don't make LPG any cheaper do they? I'm just going to get a LR tank ... but as you said with the Crusier, you need to put a wheel carrier on and they are around the $1200 mark.

I'll get there!

Look forward to your pics.

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:46 am

Yeah mate I reckon sometimes is it worth it. Sorry keep forgetting to take some pics. I am now the proud owner of triple batteries Shocked in the cruiser. Yeah I know what the hell do ya need 3 for, well cause I already had everything so I thought why not. One for accessories, lights on the van etc and the deepcycle for the sole purpose of running the fridge. Will get some pics up shortly.
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:51 am

yep hurry up and get some pics up,Before its time to trade it in for another 4by... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:00 am

Laughing Mate """""literally"""""" the ashtray is missing is that a good thing silent . Hopefully tomorrow I'll get some, Its a bit of a beast lol Cool
Scol I used a full tank up and got 335 k's for 76 litres of gas. I thought that was'nt too bad considering it has 33' tyres and a roofrack. Would get better if I just hoped on the highway I think. Mmmm another Qld trip Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:31 pm

22.7ltrs/ 100k ... given all the bling you have I guess it's ok. You'll prolly be around the 30ltr/100k mark when towing ... Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:27 am

Not too bad I think. My last 80 was getting 280-300 for 95litres of gas with standard tyres so better, I think the manual makes a difference a little. Towing well yeah I hate to think Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:00 am

come on steve where are the pic's?

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:24 am

Sorry Ron I got home too late tonight it was getting dark, I tried to take some but they would'nt come out.Tomorrow Hopefully!
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:14 pm

Steve's frightened of the dark Ron ... didn't you know?

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:03 am

The BOOGEY MAN Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:18 am

Some pics as promised. I hope they come out, I could'nt remember which one to copy. Its filty at the moment
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:29 am

it looks good Steve Very Happy


now to come back up here & take it on Bribie for the big test cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:58 am

Thanks Ron mmmm bribie I shiver when I hear that name Laughing . I'm busting already to get back up there but unfortunately dont/wont have the funds
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:43 pm

Looks like a good rig mate. Hope it serves you well.

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:39 pm

Thanks Scol me too
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:41 pm

Nice looking 80 Steve!!,Hey theres a thought you should change your name to Steve80..lol
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:25 am

Thanks Col Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:31 pm

Is he that old? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:22 am

I feel that old Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:56 pm

Stop feeling and live ... tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:42 am

I keep telling myself that but the wallet says nah cant do that. Yes I do have conversations with myself at times Shocked Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:10 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:07 am

Laughing Me too but its a matter of which one to listen too No
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:06 pm

You too!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:51 am

Laughing "SO MANY VOICES"
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:54 am

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just tell them to go to Bribie that should piss them off Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:29 am

Laughing They started on Bribie Ron along with a twitch affraid Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:39 am

Managed to get my battery system finished it now has fully funtioning tripple batteries, all 3 charging 14.3v at each battery similtaneously. 1 aux cranking under bonnet and my deepcycle in the back running off 2 seperate solonoid systems. The deepcycle for the fridge and the cranking for, well everthing else. I had all the bits in the shed including batteries which was good. I was spewin the DC didnt fit in the holder under the bonnet Mad .
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:11 am

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:40 pm

What size are the coopers? Do you intend to keep them or get another brand when they wear out?

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:20 am

Gday Scol they're 285/75 16's (33's) and at over 400 a tyre they, unfortunately will never be on my vehicle again after they wear out. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:50 pm

I've also heard that Coopers have a habit of stripping at high speed in the heat. Have known a few guiys in W.A. that hve had this done and as a result they changed to BFG's.

I have cheap Maxxi's on mine ... What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:53 am

Yeah I'm not a huge fan of coopers, I have to say though they hold the road (wet sealed) better than the BF's
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:07 pm

I've never had either ... I'm such a tight wad and always kept with Maxxis ... What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:24 am

Laughing Mate I've never paid for them either
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:49 pm

when we were in W.A. those Maxxis where really put through the ropes ... I don't know if I was jsut lucky or if they are a strong tyre but they took us through some rough old places without whinging. And only half the price of Coopers and BFG's. But tehy do saeem to wear down quicker ... my only complaint ... Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:58 pm

I'm still on my first set. They are wearing a bit and they are a bit noisy but I'll stick with them at the moment. They are a fair bit cheeper than the oppositioin
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:38 am

I found silverstone A/Ts very good too
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:40 pm

I put new Maxxis on the Cruiser about 18 months ago ... no complaints but then again I ahven't done a great deal of driving in that time.
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:56 am

Yeah most reckon the maxis are a good tyre, I've never had them.
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:53 pm

You'd reckon I'd learn going on the beach would'nt ya No . This is about the only place in Vic you can go on and its not very long Mad . And yes "Actual Pictures" of me getting out there Laughing Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:39 pm

I didn't realise you could go on a beach in Vic ... thought they were all offlimits.

I see your van sits a tad high too ... my Jayco was level but I have to turn the hitch upside down for the new van. I won't do it as it will gouge the road to pieces so I jsut put up with it sitting a touch high. Doesn't affect the towing capabilities tho'.

Time for that trip I reckon Steve ... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:45 pm

did you build your own bin & drawers Steve, looks good Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Mmmm errrr another new 4by   Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:55 am

Na neither did I scol it must be the only place in Vic ya can. Was down Portland. It does sit a tad high but the only way to fix it is to raise the van and its independent suspension "Nightmare to do" and annexe walls would not reach the ground, It tows great so not too worried.
Al I got it from a swap meet for 100 bucks. It had a massive drawer where the fridge is but I took that out as my fridge would'nt fit on top. Unfortunately I had to modify it to fit the height of the fridge and its a bit crap, not happy with that but works great for storage and my third battery is in behind the fridge along with the mobitronic to run it on 240v. The compressor is built in on the left below the invertor. I still have to finish a few things on it a water tank etc but pretty happy with my purchase. Scol would love a road trip but wont have the $$ for a while No . I just bought a 97 magna for 200 bucks off a mate. It owes me around $1500 with rego and a couple of repairs now. Using it as a spare car.
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