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    Shock adjustment - Is it even worth it?

    Ok so after spending a week on Fraser Island generously grading the tracks with my new 150 Prado I have decided it’s time to give the suspension a little bit of a tickle to get a little more clearance so I am not the lowest clearance vehicle everywhere I go. It was ok in the Suzuki because the...
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    Kings 120W solar blanket. Any feedback?

    I have looked high and low and these guys are by far the best deal out there for a solar blanket. Has anyone actually got one that can offer any feed back ? Thanks M
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    What’s the difference between a $7 and a $25 head light bulb?

    Can anyone fill me in on the difference between a cheep and expensive headlight bulb ?
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    Online parts suppliers

    Hi everyone. I am replacing my shocks and struts and 7nder advice I am wanting to replace the strut bearing also. I can’t find them in Australia at all and on eBay from the uk they are around $50 each. From rock auto in the us I can get complete strut top replacements for about $75 each. Can...
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    I am looking for a cheep set of drawers up to 1 meter long and 920 wide. I only need them for one trip later in the year so I don’t want to spend more than about $200. After that the back seats go back in and nothing will fit. Thanks M
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    New front struts should I pay a man.

    I am replacing my front struts and they are a coil over design. Should I pull them out and then pay a man to disassemble them and reassemble with the new shocks fitted or should I buy a set of spring compressors and risk having may face removed if I mess up and the spring compressors let go...
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    Cheapest way to run an Iridium sat phone

    Hi people I have picked up a second hand iridium sat phone for a Cape trip later in the year. I am thinking that I will just use it for a daily text message to the family once or twice a day when I’m out of mobile coverage and maybe the odd short call. I may also receive the odd call...
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    Who has a V8 petrol Dicovery 3 or V8 petrol land rover sport. Your opinions ?

    If you do can you give me an honest appraisal on them. Reliabilty, cost of ownership, I would be looking at one with aboit 100k KM on it 06- 07 prbably and anything els you can think of. I have read heaps on AULRO but hard to scratch up owners opinions. Thank Marc
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    Fraser trip canceled sad face

    Have canceled next weeks fraser trip due to the weather. Disappointing but the first trip in 2 years that has been binned due to weather. Decided that the risk of having 4 kids stuck in a tent for 3 days was not worth it.
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    Economy running premium unleaded surprising results.

    Right so I just went for a weekend drive of about 1600 km so on the way out I was burning 15-16 litres per 100 km. This is normal for my fuel guzzling pig. I had the tyre pressures up at 39 Psi and cruise set at 110 to gps. I put up with the rough ride of the high preasures for about 500 km...
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    Rubyvale trip anything to see or watch out for ?

    I am heading out to rubyvale with my boy and another family at the end of next week. Apparently we will do a bit of fossicking can anyone give me any pointers on how to find a fancy rock to take home to my wife or make me rich enough to be able to afford a girlfriend? Marc
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    Double din head unit

    I am looking for a double din head unit that runs android that will take a SIM card. I was thinking of just getting one with Bluetooth but having a SIM card will be great so I could make calls and run mapping when I leave my phone at home. Any advice ? M
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    Can you use a snatch strap as an equaliser strap?

    So on the front of my little Suzuki I have 2 recovery points on my xrox bar. They boys and girls over at the manufacturers outback accessories highly recommend that you use an equiliser strap between the 2 points when snatching the vehicle. And that they should be as long as possible to reduce...
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    Hf antenna mount

    Hi all I am looking for a antenna mount for the rear door of my grand vitara kaymar make one that fits the 150 prado. But I am not that keen on spending that much on something I have to modify. If anyone has something that might work out please give me a yell.
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    Time for new brakes

    Time for new brakes all round on the little Suzuki. This is what I think I will go with any hints or suggestions are welcome. Fronts I have a couple of options I recon I will throw DBA T2 on the front. The only other options are fancy T3 cross drilled or RDA slotted and dimpled or stock. I...
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    Snorkel installation prices

    Quick question about install costs for a snorkel. $330 seems to be the going rate around Brisbane so $770 all told. Is this reasonable ? Can anyone recommend someone on the south side or Ipswich that will do the job properly? Thanks Marc
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    2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara - With extra fruit

    V6 Roof basket with tread mounts fitted Awning Xrox bar Winch Uhf Mickey ATZ p3 x 5 about 7000 km 40 mm dobinsons lift with stiffer fronts for bar and winch Auto cooler for towing and beach work Light bar Small spots on bar . Bag full of recovery gear Pair of treads 88000km Just...
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    Cost effective maintenance products

    Just a quick line about them I bought the oil flush and the oil additive and I think I am impressed. The oil flush - I have a petrol V6 that is 11 years old but only has about 75000km on it and by the log book it had only been dealer serviced 8 times in 11 years so I was a little worried it...
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    ECB Big Tube Bull Bar suit Suzuki Grand Vitara

    Hi everyone. I have just taken this off my grand vitara it's in good condition with no bumps or bends. It has all the mounting brackets and bolts. I took it of to fit an XROX bar. It's an over the bumper design so the only cutting you will need to do is a couple of smalll holes in the grill...
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    Realistic spares for a cape trip ex brisbane.

    Hi I am starting to prep for a cape trip this season and getting a together what I might need. Where I am now is with spares. My vehicle is on the smaller size being a grand vitara so I can't take a comprehensive list. I am willing to accept that if if it comes to it I might have to sit and...