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G'day from sunny QLD

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Coxy91, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Coxy91

    Coxy91 New Member

    Hi all,

    I have a 2014 D40 that I purcahsed brand new. I am looking to do beach trip around Bribie and some easy tracks around. Everything is stock I have never been off road and I am about to get some A/Ts soon.

    Because I purchased an extra 3 years warranty I am very hesitant to do any mods to the Nav and Nissan turning around and voiding the warranty. What are some good mods that I can do that wont effect the warranty and give Nissan any excuse to void it?

    Cheers,
    Adam
     

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  2. Airstrike

    Airstrike Active Member

    Welcome man!
    not 100% sure about mods, I reckon you can install a bash plate with voiding warranty.
    You don't need much mods yet, get out and do some 4WDing first before you do mods on your car to experience what you need
     
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  3. JaxJeep

    JaxJeep New Member

    Hello from Noosa :)
    Awesome forum, I’ve just joined too
    My other half has a D40
     
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  4. Welcome to the forum. Don't worry too much about drastic mods to get out and enjoy the region. Tyres are a good start as well as a tyre pressure gauge and maybe a cheap 12v compressor. If you want to do Bribie it's handy to drop pressures as the beach entry can get a bit soft and chopped up. I used to drop mine down to 15psi for Bribie to avoid getting stuck. Remember 5 minutes airing down your tyres is always a better use of time than digging yourself out or hoping someone else will pull you out.
     
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  5. 2002GU3

    2002GU3 Well-Known Member

    welcome to earth Adam
     
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  6. Jaye

    Jaye Well-Known Member

    Welcome Adam, good to see some more Queenslanders joining the forum. We are a bit skinny on it up here.
     
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  7. CaptainBanana

    CaptainBanana Active Member

    Safe mods are tyres, compressor but why buy cheap when a good one can be had for $200-300?, recovery gear even a basic kit including rated shackles, rated recovery points, rear recovery pintle hook, treds/maxtrax, shovel and get out there.

    And welcome!
     
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  8. BlueCollie

    BlueCollie Well-Known Member

    I do bribie a fair bit and all I've got is one size bigger AT tyres (245/75 16) which I only ever put down to 20psi and I have had zero issues, even driving high tide.

    As others said- snatch strap, shovel, tyre guage (and permits) and you'll do fine. The servo is not too far from the beach so you can do without the air compressor for a bit.
     
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