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by CeeJay
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Climate change.
Replies: 56
Views: 15266

Re: Climate change.

It’s real. I am personally convinced.


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by CeeJay
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Wildtrak wheel offset
Replies: 2
Views: 1614

Re: Wildtrak wheel offset

Stu, General experience is that Ford will tell you you’ve voided your warranty if you drive while wearing leather trousers. Warranty voided for new rims falls into the ‘really?, really?’ category. I have changed to 285s and +30 and offset wise it’s a little wide at the rear, ok at the front. I think...
by CeeJay
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger safety performance
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

Ranger safety performance

A colleague got T-boned while out with the family in their fully loaded (camping trip) 2018 Ranger at the weekend. They were doing about 80km/h and the car rolled 4 times before coming to a stop. The car is wrecked but all the family (2 kids 2 adults) came out with one minor cut among them. All the ...
by CeeJay
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: 2017 wildtrak project
Replies: 11
Views: 6305

Re: 2017 wildtrak project

My tyres and rim combo pushes the tyre wall out by 35mm, made up of 10mm of tyre (285) and 25mm of rim (+30mm offset) and this sits JUST inside the guards, with no flares.


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by CeeJay
Sat May 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Random Rangers
Replies: 508
Views: 506386

Re: Random Rangers

Mudlo Rocks claims another one!

The wall of shame at Rainbow Beach Hotel has a good collection of these.


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by CeeJay
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Is this really were customer service is going???
Replies: 6
Views: 2926

Re: Is this really were customer service is going???

That’s a bit rich. Some 4x4 shops I do wonder what business the staff reckon they are in.

A fair bit of attitude which seems to suggest they aren’t in the business of selling.


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by CeeJay
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Overland Vagabond - Unveiling
Replies: 8
Views: 5186

Re: Overland Vagabond - Unveiling

Wow. What’s the total weight when you are all loaded up Marcel?


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by CeeJay
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: 2017 Winning Blue XLS Auto
Replies: 38
Views: 17634

Re: 2017 Winning Blue XLS Auto

You might be surprised. My last set of KM3s ran for 50k and still had 8mm I’d tread left when I sold the car.


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by CeeJay
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Maxtrax - Where did you purchase them and how much did you p
Replies: 12
Views: 4679

Re: Maxtrax - Where did you purchase them and how much did y

sleek7 wrote: HIS maxtrax used to be orange....10 years of use has turned them white. As long as they still have teeth on them they are still good.
Ha ha - what he said! ;)
by CeeJay
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Maxtrax - Where did you purchase them and how much did you p
Replies: 12
Views: 4679

Re: Maxtrax - Where did you purchase them and how much did y

1 pair mates rates from the Maxtrax factory (through the Suzi club) 10 years ago for $100. They used to be orange but they are pretty much white now....
by CeeJay
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ford Second Car Program
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Re: Ford Second Car Program

It’s actually $500 a week. You pay $500 up front then $250 a week.

We decided to treat it like a hire car so when we’ve got a weeks holiday in Port Douglas we can pick up the mustang from a local dealer rather than use Hertz or Avis.


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by CeeJay
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ford Second Car Program
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Ford Second Car Program

Anyone used this yet?

I signed up when I bought the XLT. Just booked a week with a yellow 5.0l Mustang GT in November - should be fun!!
by CeeJay
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Wheel and Tire Upgrade Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2993

Re: Wheel and Tire Upgrade Advice

It'll look great. I love those Fuel rims. It will not be legal though, any offset less than +30 isn't legal and last I looked all of the Fuel rims have lower offsets.
by CeeJay
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: End of Lease Options?
Replies: 7
Views: 3500

Re: End of Lease Options?

I paid out my NS Pajero after 3 years and kept it another 6 years. Paid it out for $24k kept it 6 years and then sold it for $20k which I was pretty happy with. After 4 years we paid out my wife’s Mini Cooper S cabrio for $22k and sold it for $25k. The residuals are generally very low in my experien...
by CeeJay
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Prices currently for XLT AND XLS
Replies: 13
Views: 4878

Re: Prices currently for XLT AND XLS

$49,348 for ex-demo XLT auto with tech pack and 90km on clock.


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by CeeJay
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: BFG T/A KO2
Replies: 16
Views: 6467

Re: BFG T/A KO2

I would guess that with off-sized rears, the traction control will sense the difference in rotation rates across the axle when the steering sensor is reading ‘straight ahead’ and assume one of the wheels is slipping so start to apply the traction control via the ABS system? In a GQ Patrol you could ...
by CeeJay
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: What Insurance company do you use......recommend or not?
Replies: 23
Views: 9816

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

Plus as they always say, every call is recorded in any case. You are entitled to ask for a copy of the recording if a conversation is disputed.


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by CeeJay
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: What Insurance company do you use......recommend or not?
Replies: 23
Views: 9816

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

My mate wrote off his $120k modified Mustang in March, he was insured with Shannons. All the mods were agreed and notified to Shannons. They argued for 4 months about the payout, they tried to get the on-board data from the car, his phone records etc etc to try and prove he was speeding or on his ph...
by CeeJay
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: From Laser to Ranger
Replies: 5
Views: 2691

Re: From Laser to Ranger

took a bit longer than they thought, had to change a few things with the back rack and do a one off install set up. Wasn't as easy as expected, a lot of trial and error. Truracks in Penrith have done all the mods so far Thanks Matt. I'm having the same struggle - think I'll need to take it to Roofr...
by CeeJay
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: From Laser to Ranger
Replies: 5
Views: 2691

Re: From Laser to Ranger

Nice! How easy was it levelling up the front/rear racks? I’m struggling to match the height.


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by CeeJay
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 2752

Re: Introduction

What’s the plan?


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by CeeJay
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: G'day
Replies: 36
Views: 15685

Re: G'day

That is beautiful work. :)
by CeeJay
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gday - new XLT SC
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Re: Gday - new XLT SC

Cheers Craig. So far so good. Haven’t been off road yet, aiming for week after next. Looks like the lane keeping needs recalibration, and I’m not sure about the auto hi-beam. The active cruise and the parking, reversing etc is all ok with the Uneek bars. I’m feeling a bit of driveline backlash on ta...
by CeeJay
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gday - new XLT SC
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Re: Gday - new XLT SC

Half way there. Ryan and Matt at East Coast did a great job. I’ll post some better pix over the weekend. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180803/9a24aa6dda3de2e74bc35a6ec4df153b.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180803/aa3f95721a7653756f77b9e4b7f928cc.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018...
by CeeJay
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Randy the Beach Ranger
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Re: Randy the Beach Ranger

Nice shot on the beach Seeran. Looks like fun.


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by CeeJay
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gday - new XLT SC
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Re: Gday - new XLT SC

It’s a fair old list... Front and rear bars Sliders 2” lift 33s UHF 2nd battery & DC-DC Rear drawers and false floor On board compressor Diff breathers Bashplates Spotties Bit of roof rack mods Awning Snorkel Front diff lock That thing that makes the mirrors fold in when you lock it Winch Long range...
by CeeJay
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gday - new XLT SC
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Gday - new XLT SC

Cheers Craig.

It’s at East Coast Customs all next week.

Looking forward to getting it back taller and heavier!


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by CeeJay
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gday - new XLT SC
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Gday - new XLT SC

Hi folks. I picked up my new XLT SuperCab a few weeks ago. It’s great being back in a 4B after a couple of years off. It’s pretty stock for now. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180724/ee88a008689dcaa631f7be36226bc1ad.jpg It will be off for mods the next couple of weeks. Will report back! Aiming f...
by CeeJay
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: What’s in your Ranger’s tool kit?
Replies: 25
Views: 8699

Re: What’s in your Ranger’s tool kit?

Fuses, globes, fuel and oil filter, set of belts, 5l of oil, 5l of coolant. Chip repair patches for windscreen. Multimeter, 100mph tape, tyre repair plugs. Lots of duct tape, fencing wire. Sat phone. Cold Beer (when you need to borrow tools or skills).


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