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by Harm JR.
Fri Jun 23, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 33's swap for bigger
Replies: 0
Views: 2387

33's swap for bigger

Good day all

I've got 7 x Kumho Road Venture MT's in 33x12.5R15 that I'm looking to trade for 35's or 37's in an R15.

Two are quite used, and 4 are almost new. One is brand new and hasn't been fitted. Will post up some pics shortly

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by Harm JR.
Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: KZN SFA Owners
Replies: 0
Views: 3320

KZN SFA Owners

Calling all SFA owners in the durban and KZN area! Few of us are trying to build a local community. Yes we've just started and only have a few members but the only way to grow a community is to reach out and spread the word. It's just a whatsapp group for now but hopefully with time, it can become a...
by Harm JR.
Mon May 16, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 1uz spitronics cold start
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

Re: 1uz spitronics cold start

G'day, I have a 1uz hilux surf running spitronics. I'm hoping that given spitronics is from SA that I might be able to get some expert advice. Bit of back ground information: I did the conversion maybe 5 years ago. Originally I ran the stock 1uz ecu, then after issues with that i turned to spitroni...
by Harm JR.
Fri May 28, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Overhead console
Replies: 4
Views: 2801

Re: Overhead console

Looks good! How did you attach it to the roof?

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by Harm JR.
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: home made roof rack
Replies: 27
Views: 9769

Re: home made roof rack

niclemaitre wrote:You should be able to get new seal rubber in the same profile from ProAuto Rubber.
Thanks. Will give them a visit

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by Harm JR.
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: home made roof rack
Replies: 27
Views: 9769

Re: home made roof rack

Is the water pooling in the footwells? Yeah. And the seat got wet and there was droplets on the window and along the door. This is the first time I've had it happen and coincidentally it's after I fitted my roof rack. I think the brackets are causing water to flow over the gutters and my worn door ...
by Harm JR.
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: home made roof rack
Replies: 27
Views: 9769

Re: home made roof rack

No, my cab leaked from under the vent panel below the windscreen and from the rust holes in the A pillars at the seam between the pillar and the roof on both sides. The welds there are always a weak point on the older Hiluxes I think it's just my worn out door seals because there isn't any major ru...
by Harm JR.
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

Update on my diff nightmare. Had it rebuilt last year by Jaco Groenveld from Living SFA in jhb. The issue was a 10mm or so ish spacer fitted by some genius between the crown wheel and carrier. The oil was more steel chunks and shavings than oil and the noise was deafening. Thankfully the nightmare h...
by Harm JR.
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: home made roof rack
Replies: 27
Views: 9769

Re: home made roof rack

https://cad.onshape.com/documents/b7a324c42398b2680752b91f/w/4634e06120d3d050c40e68f7/e/67ba372bc962fe4985c9aa20 There's the CAD for mine The two bend radii are a bit arbitrary and came from a hand drawing I imported, 45 and 45 would work fine too They are also way overkill strengthwise but then ag...
by Harm JR.
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: WANTED - Hilux 1997 canopy
Replies: 1
Views: 1905

Re: WANTED - Hilux 1997 canopy

Hey Mate I've got a steel canopy that came with my bakkie when I bought it that I'm looking to get rid of. I'll be honest, ot isn't fantastic but it works and I thought it looked cool. I prefer having an open bin tho and it doesn't work with a roll bar. It's got a frame that fits into the bin and al...
by Harm JR.
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: home made roof rack
Replies: 27
Views: 9769

Re: home made roof rack

Ek wil een op my SFA bou , waar het jy die brackets gekry? Bump. Need to know the same. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk I have a set that I had made out of 5mm Stainless that I no longer need. I have 4 with rail clamps and 2 others that I never got around to finishing. Make me an offer?[/quote...
by Harm JR.
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: home made roof rack
Replies: 27
Views: 9769

Re: home made roof rack

here are pics of my home made roof rack: specs: 3mm steel 30x30 square tubing for outside frame, 20X50 tubing for platform, front runner mounts. i had the corners bent for a place close to zwartkops raceway, cant remember the name. the whole roof rack weighs quite a bit (about 35kg) but it is reall...
by Harm JR.
Mon May 04, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

Sjo, I have not been on here for a while myself. Seems as though you were busy Harm JR. From what you describe it seems like the axle and ratio in there is still the same, or very close to, the original ratio for most of the SFA's. When the original diffs are still good and not fiddled with they sh...
by Harm JR.
Mon May 04, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 13502

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

I thought it was just me noticing how awfully quiet the forum has gotten. Good to see everyone awake again, even tho I am finding this thread a bit late. Being an apprenticing knifemaker with my father and our workshop being built into the house, we've got work as usual thankfully but we are hindere...
by Harm JR.
Fri May 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

I've been looking into leaf wrap or axle wrap. Could that be a contributing factor to a diff messing up the crown wheel and pinion?

Any advice is appreciated

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by Harm JR.
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

You need to first determine precisely what diff you have in the back, as your description is not clear enough. Read the first bit of the following link and then let us know - NB the Gearmax diff, if fitted with a diff-lock, will not have a bald black rear cover surrounded by bolts as pictured, it w...
by Harm JR.
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

Marius , I followed the thread on your build. Must say , beautiful. [emoji106] Phillip, i couldn't agree more, the Lexus actually does better than some toyota motors on fuel. I bought mine with the conversion done as is. Was not looking for a V8 at all, but this one came up, was in my price range, ...
by Harm JR.
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Additional Lighting
Replies: 3
Views: 2510

Re: Additional Lighting

You should check on the rules of the national traffic ordinances IRO lighting on motor vehicles that are to be operated on a public road ....what's legal and what's not. For instance, you may not exceed 6 forward facing lamps and these must be equally spaced off the each side of the centre line of ...
by Harm JR.
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Additional Lighting
Replies: 3
Views: 2510

Additional Lighting

Good day Folks Wasn't sure where to post this. Hope this is alright. I'm looking to add some additional lighting to the front and or sides of my SFA and I'm on a budget. Can I get some suggestions of what you guys use or what you would suggest and also, if possible, maybe someone has something they'...
by Harm JR.
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: RE: Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

Marius , I followed the thread on your build. Must say , beautiful. [emoji106] Phillip, i couldn't agree more, the Lexus actually does better than some toyota motors on fuel. I bought mine with the conversion done as is. Was not looking for a V8 at all, but this one came up, was in my price range, ...
by Harm JR.
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: RE: Lexus V8 Conversions

LeCruLux-Phillip wrote:
Knuppel wrote:Phillip, R70k including the purchase of the vehicle.

Wow! Very very nice indeed. I thought it would have been around that excluding purchase of vehicle. Well done!!!
I guess it's clear i don't know anything about rebuilding vehicles [emoji17]
by Harm JR.
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: RE: Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

Knuppel wrote:Phillip, R70k including the purchase of the vehicle.
Woaaah. That's not half as much as I'd expected. You sure you mean included? [emoji44][emoji23]
by Harm JR.
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

I get you. That look pretty sweet [emoji108]
by Harm JR.
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: RE: Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

LeCruLux-Phillip wrote:Body still needs toe go for paint job though


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I'd love to see how it turns out.
What colour are you thinking?
by Harm JR.
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

What i forgot to ask was if the owners of lexus v8's could post some pictures
Let's see em guys!
by Harm JR.
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

mcw wrote:Hi

2.4 petrol with EFI i manage to get 6.7 km/l taking it easy ,so a v8 sounds like a bargain

Martin
I agree
by Harm JR.
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

Morning, The SFA's are mamba, if you can get one in good nick, grab it. Don't worry too much about the auto, they are generally a bit heavier on fuel, but tend to be less of an headache when it comes to handling the power of the motor etc. Go have a look on Google and YouTube and the like on the di...
by Harm JR.
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

Howzit Abdullah, I have a 1UZ non VVti, 8km/l on the open road. 6.5km/l in town and about. I run spitronics management, full original 4x4 drivetrain- manual 5 speed gearbox.(G52) diff ratios 4.743:1 I am currently busy with some diff ratio fettling. Want to bring it down just a tad bit so as to bri...
by Harm JR.
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 36
Views: 18669

Lexus V8 Conversions

Howzit going guys
Quite hard to find a good thread on the Lexus V8 Conversions, and i know there are plenty, so I thought I'd start one.
Just curious on the consumption you guys are getting and some comments on their power etc from the owners.
Thanks guys
Look forward to hearing from you all
by Harm JR.
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexius v8's
Replies: 24
Views: 5041

Re: Lexius v8's

if done properly it is just like any other vehicle with a stock motor!! if the conversion gets butchered then you will have problems!! and have read here of many members that are very happy, and have seen in front of me butchered conversions!! self have not done my conversion yet!! :evil: :evil: ho...
by Harm JR.
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Lexus V8
Replies: 35
Views: 20287

Re: Lexus V8

howsit guys i got a few stupid question that i dont know the answers to. maybe you'll could help. 1:Do you change the speedometer in the hilux when u convert to a lexus v8 because wouldnt the v8 give you more speed???? 2: what model (year) engines are you'll using?? 3: i would like to know what cons...
by Harm JR.
Fri May 04, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA Built-up.....and a few mods
Replies: 21
Views: 3979

Re: SFA Built-up.....and a few mods

Update PLEASE!!!!
by Harm JR.
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Your HILUX Pic - Only 1, no text!
Replies: 507
Views: 358440

Re: Your HILUX Pic - Only 1, no text!

Johannes van die See wrote:Image

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hey man
what tires have you got on that beautiful hilux.
by Harm JR.
Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: rock crawling toyotas
Replies: 44
Views: 11936

Re: rock crawling toyotas

does anybody know why i cant post a new topic???
by Harm JR.
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: rock crawling toyotas
Replies: 44
Views: 11936

Re: rock crawling toyotas

Mud Dog wrote:22RE .... 2.4 petrol fuel injection. ;-)
does it do alotta good for crawling????
by Harm JR.
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: rock crawling toyotas
Replies: 44
Views: 11936

Re: rock crawling toyotas

rock solid wrote:inside the shop

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from the loft

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what engine is in this one???

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