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by Bill68
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Advice needed on appalling after sales service
Replies: 7
Views: 2878

Re: Advice needed on appalling after sales service

Sounds like it may be green and yellow Well when i used to have a KTM the old saying was If you didn't buy an orange one you may have just bought a lemon. Seriously all this could have be avoided if they had employees who care but how can you do that if no one gives a FlICK all the way to the state...
by Bill68
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Advice needed on appalling after sales service
Replies: 7
Views: 2878

Re: Advice needed on appalling after sales service

Small update I’ve had the machine in for repairs and they finally agreed to doing the repairs after trying to brush me off one last time saying it could be deemed as wear and tear, was brought to their attention for the 50hrs service. I’m lost for words how business thinks this is the way to treat c...
by Bill68
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Regretful/ useless accessories or modifications
Replies: 11
Views: 3655

Re: Regretful/ useless accessories or modifications

Fitting a canopy over the standard tub was a mistake. It is all serviceable and functions as intended . I should have dumped the tub and built tray /canopy back in 2013. My next ute will get a "butch built" tray and canopy. See a lot of mud tires that only have tar stuck on them :? .... :lol: :lol:...
by Bill68
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Regretful/ useless accessories or modifications
Replies: 11
Views: 3655

Re: Regretful/ useless accessories or modifications

I would think most Rangers I see should be nominating mud tyres 99% road use 1% dirt road
by Bill68
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Advice needed on appalling after sales service
Replies: 7
Views: 2878

Advice needed on appalling after sales service

Hi Guys Im asking advice about a machine i bought brand new costing just under $100,000 in total lets just say its a tractor with a bucket which its not. Trying to keep this short the machine was bought with some dealer fitted aftermarket hydraulic accessories costing $11000 I forewarned the dealer ...
by Bill68
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Would you buy another ranger/everest?
Replies: 29
Views: 6544

Re: Would you buy another ranger/everest?

Had my 2012 Px 1 Wildtrak for 6 years and 190000km. It had a hard life and wasnt perfect but Newstead Ford was a pleasure with warranty work . I loved that ute till the last day. I traded it in for a PX 3 3.2 Wildtrak auto a year ago. I would love to have the following added: Telescopic steering Sl...
by Bill68
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Would you buy another ranger/everest?
Replies: 29
Views: 6544

Re: Would you buy another ranger/everest?

I’ve had mine 6 1/2 years and I did a lot of research before buying and I can’t believe they are still having the same problems from 2011 rear main seals , crap bearings in the manuals,converter- automatic trans failures, air con blend actuators, to name a few. I absolutely love my Ranger and will n...
by Bill68
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Climate change.
Replies: 56
Views: 11931

Re: Climate change.

corndog wrote:Just want to say well done people. Has not been a long thread but all have managed to keep it civil. Unlike a lot of similar threads in other forums. Full points to you.
Agreed! Great bunch on here!
by Bill68
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: 2017 Winning Blue XLS Auto
Replies: 38
Views: 15000

Re: 2017 Winning Blue XLS Auto

You’ll have no problem with the Arb alloy rack I’ve had mine for years and love it, it’s probably the only thing I like from Arb!
by Bill68
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Mine Corp or CSM Canopy
Replies: 3
Views: 1409

Re: Mine Corp or CSM Canopy

Rbjet wrote:Is it steel or alloy?
Its all alloy except the steel frame that sits on the chassis, its really heavy duty even the doors have a lot of bracing its probably heavier then i want but they are so well made i may just go with one
by Bill68
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Mine Corp or CSM Canopy
Replies: 3
Views: 1409

Mine Corp or CSM Canopy

Does anyone have any experience in these canopies? They look extremely well made but I’m just a little concerned about the weight. I’m going to be using it setup for touring and sleeping in the back instead of my swag. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191020/31b252ede600b625e633cfa9a781ef81.jpg ht...
by Bill68
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Random Rangers
Replies: 508
Views: 479867

Re: Random Rangers

hutchid wrote:Image
They know how to fit out a rig in the Kimberley


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Way too much weight behind the rear axle
by Bill68
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Caravan break away monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Re: Caravan break away monitor

Wow you need a screen by law to see if your caravan is still attached?
by Bill68
Mon May 13, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Recall
Replies: 9
Views: 2722

Re: Recall

Built Ford Tuff! That’s a crack up!
by Bill68
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: 2014 PX XLS (Nearly) complete touring build
Replies: 8
Views: 4366

Re: 2014 PX XLS (Nearly) complete touring build

Can’t see your pie oven! Yeah nearly complete looks good
by Bill68
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: What Insurance company do you use......recommend or not?
Replies: 23
Views: 7940

Re: What Insurance company do you use......recommend or not?

Dave XLT wrote:With the RAC, could be cheaper but all mods covered plus I know that any damage occurred whilst 4wding is also covered, had a very long conversation with them over that one for peace of mind.
Sorry Dave this day and age a conversation is worthless its got to be in writing.
by Bill68
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PX2 Supertourer
Replies: 9
Views: 3928

Re: PX2 Supertourer

Its aluminium if that makes a difference but for $16000 plus fitting I personally wouldn't want pop rivets everywhere. It’s hard for me to believe that they build a tray like that and expect people to pay that much! and then they sell heaps of them and I think ah ffffd if I know! It’s just makes No...
by Bill68
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: XL - something... Slow build up
Replies: 48
Views: 23375

Re: XL - something... Slow build up

when the minister of finance allows it? does she earn all the money you want to spend on it?
by Bill68
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: My Wildtrak "Zeus"
Replies: 6
Views: 5544

Re: My Wildtrak "Zeus"

Windbooster throttle controller would make a nice addition, perhaps an overhead console from "The department of the interior. These items would only enhance such an awesome vehicle. I emptied my catchcan after 15,000km and was blown away by how well they work and so happy I installed one. Are you r...
by Bill68
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Cool white XLS build up
Replies: 201
Views: 204498

Re: Cool white XLS build up

You’re a very forgiving man after having bought so many fords and being treated like that I wouldn’t blame you if you replace the lot with Mahindras. Seriously fixed they replaced the diff and drive shaft? It will be stated on you’re warranty docket, or they just put a new drive shaft in and left al...
by Bill68
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Cool white XLS build up
Replies: 201
Views: 204498

Re: Cool white XLS build up

Hey link that story the ford service department told you is nothing but a down right lie intended to mislead you in my opinion, from memory the ACCC has $200’000 fine for individuals who intended to mislead you. How can dust get in there as it would have to get past the oil seal with oil the oil lea...
by Bill68
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Moggy from Mackay
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Re: Moggy from Mackay

http://newranger.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=11119
Bring this to your dealers attention before signing off as a customer you deserve better then this from Ford!
by Bill68
Thu May 17, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Dash cams
Replies: 32
Views: 16299

Re: Dash cams

is the purpose of a dash cam to be an evidence capture device in case of litigation or do the have other purposes? if they are for evidence capture, what if the owner/drivers inadvertently or accidentally does something wrong and is found to be the cause/at fault - are you the owner of the dash cam...
by Bill68
Thu May 17, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New Ranger Update 2.0 biturbo option....
Replies: 11
Views: 5292

Re: New Ranger Update 2.0 biturbo option....

What did old Enzo Ferrari say, Torque wins races horsepower sells cars
by Bill68
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Overland Vagabond
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

Re: Overland Vagabond

Very interesting I would be very concerned about bending the chassis though
by Bill68
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Random Rangers
Replies: 508
Views: 479867

Re: Random Rangers

lincolnland wrote:https://youtu.be/rEo6I5ZWalY

oh yeah!
Mums 180B Datsun would match that, be more impressive on a dry road!
by Bill68
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ford fined $10 million
Replies: 12
Views: 5781

Re: Ford fined $10 million

lincolnland wrote:Consolidated revenue :(
10 million dollar fine to ford would be like the coppers giving you a $10.00 fine for doing a burnout leaving the Hambuger joint.
by Bill68
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ford fined $10 million
Replies: 12
Views: 5781

Ford fined $10 million

Ford fined $10million for talking schit to customers can’t wait to see more action taken
by Bill68
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: VEHICLE SAFETY RECALL
Replies: 70
Views: 41611

Re: VEHICLE SAFETY RECALL

I had my 30,000km service done yesterday and the paperwork says exactly the same as yours. It appears nothing has been done though, from what I can tell the underneath is identical to our other Ranger which hasn't gone in for it's service yet. It appears nothing has been done though! Thats what i c...
by Bill68
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Insta Winch
Replies: 5
Views: 3042

Re: Insta Winch

Mate Ive gotta have one! Its going to save some weight on my front end
by Bill68
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Alloy Canopy!
Replies: 15
Views: 9037

Re: Alloy Canopy!

Looks good mate! How come when i build something it never looks like the drawing.
by Bill68
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ford bash plate on 2017 Ranger
Replies: 3
Views: 1980

Ford bash plate on 2017 Ranger

Yes even the 3mm TJM ones i have bent easily as i came over a whoo boy on a muddy track and dropped into some ones bog hole I thought that was just a unlucky event I remove it straightened it but it happened again but this time there was no thump involved. Your car weighs a lot and your radiator han...
by Bill68
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: What Happened to Lincolnland ??
Replies: 31
Views: 17326

Re: What Happened to Lincolnland ??

blacktray wrote:He did buy a Hilux didn't he ?
Oh yeah we better have look over there
by Bill68
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: What Happened to Lincolnland ??
Replies: 31
Views: 17326

Re: What Happened to Lincolnland ??

Ford fan81 wrote:Yeah anyone???? Do tell, do tell, we’d all love to hear what’s happening ;)
Why not ask link?
by Bill68
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Front recovery points
Replies: 72
Views: 81031

Re: Front recovery points

Probably 2400kg WLL should do it easy all crane gear is rated about 8 to 1 if remember correctly. True, in normal terms a crane lift cable of 2400kg WLL is rated for normal use at about 20,000kg I should have clarified that. From the invoice the steel hawser/wire rope used is Hyflex 6x36 - 16 mm di...
by Bill68
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tail Gate Dust Seal kit
Replies: 14
Views: 7955

Re: Tail Gate Dust Seal kit

Hi Ian do you know that the tub it self is full of holes? If you look at my tub pics where the alloy brackets hold the canopy on you will see a row of them I’ve siliconed up also there’s all around the front including where the floor meets the front wall.
by Bill68
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Front recovery points
Replies: 72
Views: 81031

Re: Front recovery points

This looks like a nice approach, but would need bumper mods and airbag compatibility may be tricky.. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180208/c9e5408fcbdfe6e13a36e9f8840d801e.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180208/82a3210dd910ea59a01e5c335446d5d7.jpg Sent from my SM-A320Y using Tapatalk Typ...
by Bill68
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Couple of PX2 promo videos
Replies: 1
Views: 1440

Re: Couple of PX2 promo videos

Yeah i agree that hill looks like it has two rough concrete strips on it! when you have close look its getting great traction and there not to many stones getting spat out.
Not many people like the idea of the 2lt! Ford Raptor they should have seen that coming!
by Bill68
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Front recovery points
Replies: 72
Views: 81031

Re: Front recovery points

Sorry mate but 2400 kg is nowhere near strong enough as your winch will be rated far higher and the when you use a pulley block you can double that.
by Bill68
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement
Replies: 56
Views: 24956

Re: 2017 Wildtrak - Radiator Replacement

Yeah we went sept 2016 after flooding rains and most people told us not to go but the experienced said be prepared and get local advice as the media promote disaster we took advice from people that knew the tracks condition had a great time https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180305/8945987bf1c09eb83...