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by scunick
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: MAXXIS Mudzilla's and 33" on 2.8D
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: MAXXIS Mudzilla's and 33" on 2.8D

Not sure about the availability of 31's, but as long as you change you diff ratios such that you normalize the rolling circumference back to what it was before (i.e your speedo goes back to correct) then the motor should be fine. They are heavier so the motor will be slower to spin up, but other tha...
by scunick
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 22R To turbo or not to turbo, that is the question
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: 22R To turbo or not to turbo, that is the question

To make a turbo modification work reliably you have to effectively start at the bottom end of the motor and move to the fuel tank replacing parts as you go. In this case you would need to change your compression ratio to something more turbo friendly, which in turn reduces power off boost, valves an...
by scunick
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: 4x4 Direct's Uitstekende H4 LED headlight globe kits
Replies: 21
Views: 1990

Re: 4x4 Direct's Uitstekende H4 LED headlight globe kits

When you are done testing pls put me on the list for my IFS, my FJ45 and my Patrol.... Stock headlights have candle power ratings in the single digits... ;-)
Cheers
Nick



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by scunick
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Lexus V8 conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Lexus V8 conversion

Thanks, I called him, but would like to get some other quotes... Is there not someone in Cape Town area that does these conversions that you know of? Jacques We done a number of them. If you want to you can come and drive my IFS with a VVTi 1UZ-fe and we can chat about what you want to do and get o...
by scunick
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Need advice on upgrading sound (bass) quality pls - Vigo d/c
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

Need advice on upgrading sound (bass) quality pls - Vigo d/c

We did a monster install for a client with a double cab IFS... With twin 10" slimline subs. Car is with us at the moment while we replace the clutch. Drop us a line if you want to have a look.
Cheers
Nick
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by scunick
Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: E-locker won't engage
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: E-locker won't engage

Hi Kujan.I think the 4x4 computer might be your problem.First check all the wires, from the computer to the locker, for continuity . A certain supplier left the 4x4 control unit (that controls the diff lock) in the rain during a conversion and it fried the ecu. My symptoms were the same as yours. G...
by scunick
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Lokka for front diff
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Lokka for front diff

Can't go wrong with an ARB locker. Have front and rears in mine and could not be happier. The only possible downside is the pressure lines need to be protected from damage do placement is critical.

Later
Nick


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by scunick
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Lexus getting hot
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Lexus getting hot

Bad news is that these motors don't like getting hot and regularly blow a gasket if they run hot. Good news is it's more economical to put another motor in than to repair an existing one. Overheating can be a couple of things: Check the intake manifold is firmly on and sealed- they run very hot if t...
by scunick
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: LEXUS V8 VVTI
Replies: 83
Views: 7800

Re: LEXUS V8 VVTI

Most/all FPRs that I have seen, had their returns to the tank/surge tank at the bottom and the inlet on the side but I suppose yours could be different - the manual should be very clear on that so check your manual first ? You are correct in saying return at the bottom and inlet on the side, I have...
by scunick
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Boetamac wanna go Lexus
Replies: 12
Views: 1873

Re: Boetamac wanna go Lexus

I have dropped both the dual vvti motor and the earlier dingle vvti 1UZ-FE motors into my Hilux and can say the dual Vvti motor is absolutely the better option, if you get the stock harness and ecu. Without the stock ecu the management of the motor is not easy to get right. The other issue to remove...
by scunick
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WHAT Aftermarket Engine Management System??
Replies: 21
Views: 315

Re: WHAT Aftermarket Engine Management System??

Spitronics are by far the most configurable of the "lower cost" management solutions out there.
Dictator works, but is relatively dumb when it comes to detailed fueling and tends to deliver worse fuel consumption.
Later
Nick


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by scunick
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: V6, V8 OR 3.0D4D which one
Replies: 20
Views: 550

Re: V6, V8 OR 3.0D4D which one

Go Lexus... And mine is manual as well..;-)


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by scunick
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: tapatalk
Replies: 55
Views: 3594

Re: tapatalk

All good now... tested on Galaxy S3 and iPad
by scunick
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: tapatalk
Replies: 55
Views: 3594

Re: tapatalk

I too can only access unread threads. The forum will no load. I have tried on 2 iPads and 2 iPhones...


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by scunick
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 4x4 beach ban to stay
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: 4x4 beach ban to stay

What an unadulterated bucket of snot!!!
This is the same logic that defined scuba diving as consumptive and requiring a permit....

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