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by Copie
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger delivery wait times
Replies: 46
Views: 2598

Re: Ranger delivery wait times

The bulk of the delays currently are due to the world wide semi conductor shortages present. Can’t exactly make vehicles when they cannot make the electronics to run them


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by Copie
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Roof Rack/Platform's
Replies: 18
Views: 1852

Re: Roof Rack/Platform's

As others said, don’t let them use rivets or rivnuts to install it, do it properly with graded stainless steel bolts. Your list is still a lot of weight, easily will be close to 50kg


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by Copie
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: iPad mini
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: iPad mini

Can’t go past ram mounts. Not cheap but they are one of the best mounts on the market


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by Copie
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Manual DPF Burnoff
Replies: 6
Views: 3080

Re: Manual DPF Burnoff

Just have it deleted via tune. They cause nothing but problems


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by Copie
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: gvm-gcm upgrade
Replies: 53
Views: 46896

Re: gvm-gcm upgrade

fred369 wrote:Think there may be a difference in rules relating to Heavy Vehicles, in a lot of areas.
No.

Not for changing gvm/gcm


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by Copie
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: gvm-gcm upgrade
Replies: 53
Views: 46896

Re: gvm-gcm upgrade

The reason someone gets a GVM or GCM upgrade or both is to "be legal". So I would strongly suggest before anyone spends their hard earned, check with your state transport authority if they accept upgrades. My understanding is NSW, Tas and WA will not accept a GCM upgrade. Having a little plate fixe...
by Copie
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: gvm-gcm upgrade
Replies: 53
Views: 46896

Re: gvm-gcm upgrade

gvm/gcm upgrades are great until some one gets hurt. Then the lawyers get involved. Some one wont be happy. I would leave some stuff home or buy a bigger ute. Just my opinion. Cheers, Butch. start planing for the 2020 Annual Ranger Meet Now. You obviously don’t know what you are talking about. Lega...
by Copie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: gvm-gcm upgrade
Replies: 53
Views: 46896

Re: gvm-gcm upgrade

No you can’t tow anything beyond 3.5t even with an engineering cert, as a 50mm ball is only rated to 3.5t as is the tow bar itself


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by Copie
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: long range fuel tanks
Replies: 140
Views: 182455

Re: long range fuel tanks

The tanks aren’t designed to be sealed that’s what the breather is for. Sounds like he overfilled it hence it coming out of the breather


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by Copie
Wed May 01, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Compressed air or venturi diesel pump
Replies: 15
Views: 5158

Re: Compressed air or venturi diesel pump

Terry 62 wrote:If using a compressor, be careful of condensation contamination
Unless you keep the cans pressurised constantly it’s not an issue, you will get more moisture build up just from the natural changes in air temp


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by Copie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: TJM Outback bar Price
Replies: 9
Views: 3545

Re: TJM Outback bar Price

Price looks about right but get the alloy version not the steel one Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Why alloy when , generally ; one decent roo hit and that material is scrap metal ? If you never go bush then , it makes sense only if the tough look is all you wanted. One roo strike on the steel ...
by Copie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: TJM Outback bar Price
Replies: 9
Views: 3545

Re: TJM Outback bar Price

Price looks about right but get the alloy version not the steel one


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by Copie
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Extra fuel tank in the tub
Replies: 4
Views: 2901

Re: Extra fuel tank in the tub

Apart from weight there isn’t any drawbacks so long as it’s solid in construction and the fill neck is setup correct.


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by Copie
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ford bash plate on 2017 Ranger
Replies: 3
Views: 2477

Re: Ford bash plate on 2017 Ranger

Hello all, How effective is the factory bash plate on 2017 Ranger? Bottom of the radiator seems very vulnerable. I'm doing the Simpson this year so is an aftermarket bashplate justified? Cheers Paul Even with a lift the front end hangs down quite a bit and will bottom out, especially if you tear as...
by Copie
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Front recovery points
Replies: 72
Views: 87831

Re: Front recovery points

Yep 2400 is nowhere near enough, it’s to be 8000-12000kg allowing for overhead


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by Copie
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 29248

Re: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement

No, as of this morning the Walkers Creek Crossing, KAA, K1 and Warburton tracks are dry and will be open on the 13th unless they have heavy local rain. In any case we have alternative plans, totally necessary with our very unseasonal weather of late. They had rain at Cameron’s last night and are ex...
by Copie
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 29248

Re: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement

You spent 128 grand on a ranger + fitout? Wow they saw you coming. Could of had a NPS 300 or Canter for that money, with 37 inch singles, coil conversion and a full camper built cheaper. Not only would it be similar on fuel but far more reliable, can carry twice the weight of a ranger, has a solid ...
by Copie
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: bullbar for new wildtrak
Replies: 34
Views: 38210

bullbar for new wildtrak

Reputable installer is a must Check those reviews Best ones rectify problems quick, easy and effectively My personal opinion is for the summit bar from arb but it depends Weight vs protection is your main argument Stock = no protection Summit bar with side protection = maximum protection Eh ARB bar...
by Copie
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 29248

Re: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement

A staggered core radiator is best if needed.. tranny cooler with fan a good start. PS. Keep spending.. Heh it’s what is in my 909. Works well with proper aluminium bonnet shrouding and the updated Horton fan clutch pack. Keeps the temps under 110c in 45c ambient temps at 90t at least. Sent from my ...
by Copie
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 29248

Re: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement

You spent 128 grand on a ranger + fitout? Wow they saw you coming. Could of had a NPS 300 or Canter for that money, with 37 inch singles, coil conversion and a full camper built cheaper. Not only would it be similar on fuel but far more reliable, can carry twice the weight of a ranger, has a solid C...
by Copie
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: bullbar for new wildtrak
Replies: 34
Views: 38210

Re: bullbar for new wildtrak

It’s more due to the crappy paint jobs and powder coating rather then the bar itself.

Anyways alloy is where it’s at anyways, significant weight saving and no loss in strength.
by Copie
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 29248

Re: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement

Was always common knowledge many years ago heavy duty radiators were fitted to increase cooling capacity, cannot see why this principle has changed going by some of the replies being stated here. Surely a bigger capacity has to make some difference! That’s correct and you typically do that when the...
by Copie
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 29248

Re: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement

Was always common knowledge many years ago heavy duty radiators were fitted to increase cooling capacity, cannot see why this principle has changed going by some of the replies being stated here. Surely a bigger capacity has to make some difference! That’s correct and you typically do that when the...
by Copie
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 29248

Re: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement

And like most 4wd mods it’s a phenomenal waste of money, more chance of your batteries boiling and having the internal plates fail. And it shows how little you know since the factory radiator has an aluminium core with plastic end caps. And all it will do is sit on the thermostats opening temp whic...
by Copie
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Whats the difference between 2015 & 2016 Models?
Replies: 7
Views: 4330

Re: Whats the difference between 2015 & 2016 Models?

abortion? sync 2? really. my wireless works fine. my ipod works. gps work. why is it an abortion please sir? not being smart colon just want to understand why its no good. theres prolly a stack of features i dont even know about. cheers The slow often unresponsive UI, poor gps address finding and d...
by Copie
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Whats the difference between 2015 & 2016 Models?
Replies: 7
Views: 4330

Re: Whats the difference between 2015 & 2016 Models?

vnhon2 wrote:Late model 2016's came with sync 3. If built before april 2016 its got sync 2, anything after August built its sync 3
Anything built August onwards will have a DPF as well.

Get a pre DPF model even if that means living with the abortion that is sync 2


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by Copie
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 29248

Re: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement

Infact I would be amazed if it’s even a straight bolt in and doesn’t foul on the engine fan and shroud.




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by Copie
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 29248

Re: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement

Unless you are going through there in the middle of summer (and last time I checked they close the Simpson/stony etc from dec-march) you won’t see temps that high. And besides plenty of people towing 6t+ with rangers in 45c+ temps on stock cooling setups. You are literally throwing away money for n...
by Copie
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 29248

Re: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement

Any reason your replacing the stock radiator they seem to be more than up to the task I do a lot of touring way out in the central deserts, off the tracks by generally simply following GPS directions and camel tracks to cross the dunes, in temperatures that at times are hovering in the high 40's lo...
by Copie
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: i upgraded sync 2 to sync 3
Replies: 41
Views: 27217

Re: i upgraded sync 2 to sync 3

I've never been able to get my android auto to work It only works by physically plugging the phone into one of the usb ports. It won't work with bluetooth. Just saying in case you're not aware of that limitation. CarPlay is the same. It’s due to the required bandwidth to operate the units which BT4...
by Copie
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: long range fuel tanks
Replies: 140
Views: 182455

Re: long range fuel tanks

I've had the ARB Frontier fitted, 140 litres and looking at it the clearance hasn't altered - otherwise the ARB underbody protection plates wouldn't fit, certainly the construction cannot be faulted. As for the computer, altering the fuel tank capacity from 80 to 140 isn't too hard. The bash plates...
by Copie
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Rock Sliders
Replies: 35
Views: 26819

Re: Rock Sliders

I have dominator 4x4 rails on my bt50, they seem to be pretty good, just heavy.


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by Copie
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: VEHICLE SAFETY RECALL
Replies: 70
Views: 46504

Re: VEHICLE SAFETY RECALL

There has been two new model Hilux Utes gone up from grass fires that I know of already, it’s effecting every manufacturer.

One was on a mine site as well (was out checking epa metering equipment)


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by Copie
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: VEHICLE SAFETY RECALL
Replies: 70
Views: 46504

Re: VEHICLE SAFETY RECALL

Rather SCR then DPF any day of the week


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by Copie
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger catches fire in Cairns.....
Replies: 5
Views: 4070

Re: Ranger catches fire in Cairns.....

Would be a fuel leak given the flame on the ground.


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by Copie
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Supercab alloy custom canopy
Replies: 11
Views: 7034

Re: Supercab alloy custom canopy

Hi Bill Looks really nice. Am going with a Canopy 2000 long x 1900 wide. What's the width and height of the one you have? Pick up the car on Tuesday but can't get the canopy till March Cheers Nev. Most trays are only 1850 wide, going wider then that will restrict your rear vision with the standard ...
by Copie
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: VEHICLE SAFETY RECALL
Replies: 70
Views: 46504

Re: VEHICLE SAFETY RECALL

Not an issue if you have aftermarket bash plates and transmission plate


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by Copie
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Buying new Ranger!
Replies: 4
Views: 3602

Re: Buying new Ranger!

51888 seems too cheap for the 4x4

Anyways unless there is something wrong with your current ranger it’s a waste to update it
by Copie
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: gvm-gcm upgrade
Replies: 53
Views: 46896

Re: gvm-gcm upgrade

Just upped the rear axle load limit.

Front axle remained as standard.

And no I’m in newcastle
by Copie
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: gvm-gcm upgrade
Replies: 53
Views: 46896

Re: gvm-gcm upgrade

Sheesh they are charging like a wounded bull, I had mine done for 450 from a local engineering firm, post rego using at the time factory suspension. Only thing fitted was a balancing unit on the master cylinder.

That’s GVM to 3500 from 3200