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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: 1482

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: 430

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
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: AutoMC
Topic: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Looks the part, had the pleasure of using a Patrol as part of our tour business on the Wild Coast for a couple of years. My only grumble was the fuel consumption (petrol), but nothing stopped it!!! Yep... The fuel consumption on the petrol is nothing short of eye watering... ;-) Sent from my iPhone...
by scunick
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: AutoMC
Topic: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

I like - bar the mags. Must be the best overlander you can buy in SA today! You are really limited on wheels that fit the bore and offset requirements of the patrol. I was looking for something completely different in the Dick Cepek catalogue, but these were the only ones that were correctly specce...
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: 1758

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 10:43 pm
Forum: AutoMC
Topic: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Lyk heel goed Wie het daai voor bumper gebou?(maniac 4x4?) Nope... The front bumper frame was manufacturer by some local fabricators according to our specs, and we (AutoMC) did all the final fab and finishing. It ended up similar to the Maniac4x4 one, but was loosely based on an ARB Sahara bar with...
by scunick
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Lexus V8 conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 596

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
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: AutoMC
Topic: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

My custom shop recently went about doing some work on my Patrol. This car is now complete and the list of work is rather extensive to say the least. New 33" Tyres and Dick Capek Wheels 3" EFS suspension lift Custom Drop Boxes Adjustable Panhards Extended Drop Links Chrome Delete from exterior of Car...
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: 1160

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
AutoMC
by scunick
Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: E-locker won't engage
Replies: 5
Views: 314

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: 424

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: 459

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: 6861

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
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: AutoMC
Topic: Introduction to AutoMC
Replies: 7
Views: 1600

Re: Introduction to AutoMC

The vehicle is indeed the one that Cobus did the bumper work on, and has your light bars. I will post a complete writeup later this week that has all the info on the ladder bar, including availability and application. We worked it really hard this weekend and it has finally provided a solution to ax...
by scunick
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: AutoMC
Topic: Introduction to AutoMC
Replies: 7
Views: 1600

Re: Introduction to AutoMC

Hi guys, We use Facebook as the businesses blog and record the progress we make on builds where the clients are happy for us to disclose such information. We have prepared a few select case studies of particularly challenging projects that we are planning on publishing on our website when we have fi...
by scunick
Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: AutoMC
Topic: Introduction to AutoMC
Replies: 7
Views: 1600

Introduction to AutoMC

http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu280/scunick/Auto%20MC/AutoMC_logo.jpg I take great pleasure in introducing AutoMC to the Hilux4x4 community. AutoMC started very humbly as a few automotive enthusiasts that were tired of redoing every project they had attempted to get done. We started by creatin...
by scunick
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Boetamac wanna go Lexus
Replies: 12
Views: 1702

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: 243

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: 519

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: 3157

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: 3157

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: 372

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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