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  1. Rackers03

    Ozroo Tub Rack tall enough for awning?

    G'day everyone, Finally got a set of wheels in a 2014 Colroado LTZ storm and am tossing up ideas for a camping set up. A canopy would be good but they cost a shit ton new and I've seen that Ozroo tub racks are sometimes less than half the price. I'm 185cm and the ute is only 178cm tall (stock...
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    First Car Help :)

    So, I know I'm going to get flamed for starting a new thread on this very common topic but I can't seem to find the exact and specific info I need. I'm looking to buy my first 4WD, leaning towards a GU patrol, and needed a little help regarding which model and what to look out for. I'm 22 and...
  3. Rackers03

    auto box in a petrol 80 series?

    Just wondering what people's opinions are, I would like a cruiser as a first rig, preferably turbo diesel and manual, but with my budget (under $10k in South Australia), I can't seem to find any. Do see quite a few petty ones, but not many are manuals, mostly autos. Just wondering what peoples...
  4. Rackers03

    2nd gen 4runner and ln106 parts interchangeable?

    Hi all, I'm getting a 2nd gen 4Runner off a mate for a first rig, and am searching around for add-ons to put on it so I can take it offroad. Struggling to find things like bullbars and snorkels specifically for the 2nd gen 4Runner is Australia so I was wondering if add-ons for the Ln106 Hilux...
  5. Rackers03

    Can you mount a winch on a non-winch bullbar?

    Hi all, Just wondering if you can do this or not? I'm looking at a few cars and they come with bullbars, but doesn't say they are winch bars (and can't see mounts). Just wanted to see what people think and what I have to do. Thanks, Hugh
  6. Rackers03

    What would be a good first 4WD for less than $6k?

    Hi all, Since I get my P's later on this year, it's coming up to buying my own set of wheels. I've got roughly $6k all up and was wondering what everyones thoughts were. I probably can't have something little. (Sierra or Jimny) considering I'm only 16 and stand at 185cm and weigh in at 113kg...
  7. Rackers03

    Thoughts on a V6 2nd Gen 4Runner

    Hi all, Been looking to get a 4runner, wanting a diesel but can't really find any good in my price range ($6000) so looking at the v6's now. Found a mint (perfect interior, no rust, no dents) '92 model with the 3.0 V6 (making roughly 140hp) and a five-speed manual, but it has just over 350,000...
  8. Rackers03

    thoughts on the 3 litre diesel GU Patrol

    Hi there, I've been looking around and seen quite a few 3.0 turbo diesel Gu patrol's in my price range (up to $6,000) and they look in decent shape. One I have found is a '01 with the five-speed manual and a few mods on it (decent 4wd tires, roof-rack, awning, high-lift jack) and 300k on the...
  9. Rackers03

    Thoughts on a 1993 single cab Hilux

    G'day all, I've been looking around for cars for a while, and found a decent one. This one is a 1993 Hilux with the 2.8 non-turbo diesel (yes, I know they're slow and I won't turbo it) and 5-speed manual. It's got 318,000K's and i know these things are bulletproof so the K's don't matter too...
  10. Rackers03

    2005 Nissan Pathfinder

    Hi all, Found a decent looking Pathfinder with the 6-speed manual, 2.5 turbo diesel making around 128KW, decent tyres, 270K on the clock and for $7,250. Just wondering what they are like offroad, or if they can even be modified to go off the blacktop. And if so does anyone one know what would be...
  11. Rackers03

    Thoughts on 75 Series Ute

    Hi there, Found a good lookin 75 series landcruiser with the 2H non-turbo diesel engine. Only 260,000 on the clock, heavy duty towbar, long range fuel tank, 2 x light bars, great canopy with lights, awning, new filters, new alternato, drawer with fridge slide, 12V outlet in the canopy, UHF...
  12. Rackers03

    2000 Hilux 3.0L 5L engine reliability/lifetime

    Hi all, Found a 2000 dual cab hilux I'm looking to buy. It's got a TJM bullbar, 9000 pound Warn Winch, lightbar, 31 inch muddies, long range fuel tank, UHF, side steps and snorkel. It's got the 3 litre (5L) engine and I know it's no powerhouse but it's perfect for me. All looks good it's just...