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  1. JP25

    Mazda BT-50 CV issue

    Thanks. I had considered that route... for the effort, its probably not worth it...
  2. JP25

    Mazda BT-50 CV issue

    Thanks Luke! 2 times was after reversing, and disengaging 4wd all together. Was a bit strange, but they must have been wound up perhaps & not properly disengaged. These were both CVs that broke. The third time was not too aggressively climbing a hill. The car & wheels had actually come to a...
  3. JP25

    Mazda BT-50 CV issue

    Cheers les. I'll have a look!
  4. JP25

    Mazda BT-50 CV issue

    Is anyone else having issues with drive shafts and cvs on the bt50 or ford ranger? I have a 2012 BT and have broken 2 CVs and 1 shaft. The car is lifted by 50mm and is running 285/75/16 tyres. I've heard things about diff drops, stronger cvs etc. anyone done these mods with any success? Cheers.
  5. JP25

    12-18 months around this stunning country. We leave in 3 weeks.

    All the best for the trip! I'm not jealous at all. I did the whole way around back in 2000. Best trip I've ever done. Must sees from Sydney south. Victorian high country. The wanangatta valley particularly. The Balfour track in Tasmania. In fact all of the west coast of tassie. The great...
  6. JP25

    Kumho Mud Terrain KL71?

    Guess you get what you pay for. I'm running federals at the moment which were cheaper but wear quickly. I'm finding it hard to dish out $400 a corner for the big brands.
  7. JP25

    Kumho Mud Terrain KL71?

    Wow. Thanks for the comprehensive report Chris. They will predominantly be a play tyre, but on a daily driver that only does 15k per year. My concern, due to how blocky they look, was the noise factor. I realize they are mud tyres, but there's noisy and then there's really noisy. Given the...
  8. JP25

    Kumho Mud Terrain KL71?

    I'm looking at these for my next tyres. Anyone got anything good or bad to say about them?
  9. JP25

    Kenda Klever KR28 A/T

    Good to hear good things about these tyres. Definite contender for my next boots in a few weeks. Anyone know any good Kenda Dealers in Sydney?
  10. JP25

    PX FORD Ranger 2012 Clunking noise.

    Hi samsla. I've got a 2012 bt50. Same car as yours really. I busted a front cv in my driveway. Was in 4wd and my drive is steep with a tight kink in it. Still very strange though. I push my vehicle hard on very tough tracks, and this happens on the driveway! Go figure. Anyway, Mazda replaced...
  11. JP25

    Need help with tyre selection.

    Can't go past the MTZ. Great performance. Great wear. A bit pricey though compared to some of the others.
  12. JP25

    Mud terrain tyres?

    Half your luck 80lover! At 30k mine were useless in the bush. At 40k they are past illegal. I'm running 265s. I should have got 285s. I think these would have worn better.
  13. JP25

    Bridgestone M/T 674

    I'm in the same boat at the moment. I've owned most of the big brand muddies. My pick are the Mickey Thompson MTZ. Very good performance, great mileage. I currently run Federal Curagia M/T (not sure if spelling is correct) these perform well, but didn't last long. $100 per tyre cheaper...
  14. JP25

    Mud terrain tyres?

    Ok. It's time for new boots for the ute. I've owned most popular brands in mud tyres. BF Goodrich, Mickey Thompson, Copper etc etc, which I was very happy with them all. My current are Federal Curagia MT. I'm not at all happy with them as I only got 45k from them before they were past the wear...
  15. JP25

    Hilux v's BT50

    I drive both regularly. Hands down the BT is the better all round. More power and bag loads more torque. They are a very long vehicle which does affect the ramp over however. They are very capable off-road. That's my 10c worth.
  16. JP25

    What type of tyres should i be looking at getting for my Maverick?

    For my 10c worth. I have owned all the big brands in mud and A/T tyres over the years. I can't go past the Mickey Thompson MTZ. I had nothing but a good experience with them. Quite on the road (for a muddie), they flick out mud easily and are long lasting. I got 82k out of them. (Not too great...
  17. JP25

    Dual Battery System

    Hey darb, an idler adjustment is a great thing to have. Do you know if you can get these for other vehicles than the hilux?
  18. JP25

    lithgo maps

    Have you got an iPad? There are 2 good mapping apps out there. MudMap 2 and Memory Map. Both require a bit of $$$ investment, but are well worth it. I use Memory Map. Both have the ability to log tracks and share them with friends or perhaps post them on 4x4 Earth! They are great for...
  19. JP25

    Pics of your 4wd in Beautiful Places

    Mac man Luke. What size wheels and tyres are you running? Also with what offset? Looks great. I'm looking for my BT but don't want them to scrub etc. I have a 2" lift.
  20. JP25

    Dual Battery System

    Can of worms alright. All depends on how much you want to spend! I run a Redarc BCDC1225 DC charger with a Full River 120ah battery in the tray. This has the solar input too. Get the best battery you can afford. As far as i know, the DC to DC chargers may take a littler longer to charge but...
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