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by grpaxto
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Back again
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Re: Back again

Bar and suspension now done. Loving the BP51 ride - very nice kit.
by grpaxto
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Back again
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Back again

Lease up in the 200 series and time to move her on. Picked up my new 2.0 Wildtrak last Friday and loving it so far. Few mods to come over the next month or so will update as things progress.

How good is the tech stuff on these rigs :D :D
by grpaxto
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger v Hilux
Replies: 15
Views: 18748

Re: Ranger v Hilux

Had a good look over the Hilux when picking up my LC and was pretty underwhelmed by it. The back seat leg room and headroom is atrocious - the touch screen - WTF?. A couple of weeks I was offered by my sales guy to take one for a spin (Manual SR5 DC) while killing time waiting for my service to be d...
by grpaxto
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Smoking Hot Everest / Rangers
Replies: 32
Views: 20471

Re: Smoking Hot Everest

Bloody cyclists !!!
by grpaxto
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Time to move on
Replies: 12
Views: 6298

Re: Time to move on

Dropped off the Ranger and took delivery yesterday of the 200 series - very nice. Had a look over the new hilux while waiting - PX Mk2 kills it.


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by grpaxto
Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New # 1
Replies: 3
Views: 2806

New # 1

Well, good to see the Ranger taking top spot !!!

http://www.wheelsmag.com.au/news/1509/f ... pular-ute/
by grpaxto
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Trade in prices.
Replies: 12
Views: 6829

Re: Trade in prices.

Traded my 2012 XLT with canopy, snorkel, ARB bar & spotties,plus some other options for $35,000 on a new Cruiser. My Ranger had 104,000 km.
by grpaxto
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Time to move on
Replies: 12
Views: 6298

Re: Time to move on

Gazz Wanted a bigger wagon so was looking at Y62 Patrol and LC200. Decided on a VX LC200 series which will be current model not the next facelift model with DPF. Patrol was pretty close though as the new Ti-L has a sharp price and a lot of goodies and that VK56 is a sweet engine. Will probably keep ...
by grpaxto
Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Time to move on
Replies: 12
Views: 6298

Re: Time to move on

Was going to fit a dual battery system for fridge etc but had a hick up with my lease fbt eligibility so never spent any more on the rig.
by grpaxto
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Time to move on
Replies: 12
Views: 6298

Re: Time to move on

Hey Tony
Yeah I did get it switched off but not until 45,000 km service. Mine's a PX XLT DC.
by grpaxto
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Time to move on
Replies: 12
Views: 6298

Time to move on

Sealed the deal on the next vehicle this week and have decided not to go with another Ranger for the next lease. Not because of any issue with the vehicle as I have had over 100,000 kms out of the girl and all trouble free (still got the original battery :shock: ). Its been a fantastic vehicle and c...
by grpaxto
Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: I've cut out the template, now what?
Replies: 13
Views: 7590

Re: I've cut out the template, now what?

Easy fix with colour coded gaffa tape - surely?
by grpaxto
Wed May 20, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Leaked 2016 Hilux Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 5944

Re: Leaked 2016 Hilux Photos

Well I gotta say it looks good and has pretty good fruit from what I can translate. Supposed to be released to media here tomorrow I read somewhere. Nothing's real flash with the powertrain so they missed the opportunity to put their nose in front there imo but I'm sure it will work well. 3.5t towin...
by grpaxto
Sun May 17, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Racking up the Ks
Replies: 35
Views: 19599

Re: Racking up the Ks

Nov 12 pick up and over 100,000 km now. Still going like a bloody train - love it. Only issues have been the fixes for A/C clicking, cooling hoses and FOB key stuck. Still on original battery too.
by grpaxto
Tue May 05, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Leaked 2016 Hilux Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 5944

Re: Leaked 2016 Hilux Photos

Seems that's the new one from interweb forums and such. I'm sure it will be a nice ute but from the drivetrain specs leaked it's pretty unimpressive? 2.8l with more torque than the current D4D it replaces. Talk of coil spring in higher end models is interesting. Nice iPad though :roll: http://www.ca...
by grpaxto
Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ford Detune
Replies: 20
Views: 7976

Re: Ford Detune

I think I read something about the bulbar/snorkel in a Facebook group but it had nothing to do with the vehicle and more to do with a bulbar install that removed the splash guard near the standard air intake location.

Mines still going like a train - love it.
by grpaxto
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: "I'm bigger than you"
Replies: 17
Views: 12880

Re:

I still struggle to see Ford logic in saying the Ranger is only marginally smaller than F150 and wont sell in certain markets - I mean s***, just look at that pic. If Ford offered direct I would be in one as soon as but these guys doing the conversions are killing a pig with the pirce tag. That new ...
by grpaxto
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas To All
Replies: 25
Views: 11753

Re: Merry Christmas To All

Yep, all the best seasons wishes to all. This is one of the more enjoyable and friendly forums I am on with everyone contributing positively on threads to assist people. Well done all.

Cheers

Greg.
by grpaxto
Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Burnt ranger
Replies: 19
Views: 8990

Re: Burnt ranger

Thought I read on stalkerbook that the poor guy just had a dual battery system installed the day before. Something went wrong with wiring or red arc system.
by grpaxto
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: T6 platform outsells Hilux in DC market
Replies: 16
Views: 6564

Re: T6 platform outsells Hilux in DC market

Yeah my company's novated lease mob wouldn't go that way after advice from their legal dept and tax office. They are actually paying me the lost tax benefit each month for the remainder of the lease directly in my account. 12 months to go now.
by grpaxto
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: T6 platform outsells Hilux in DC market
Replies: 16
Views: 6564

Re: T6 platform outsells Hilux in DC market

Just a bit of fun guys, nothin serious but I think it will be interesting to see what this pressure of competition will mean for the next gen hilux. Pre T6 it was always hilux first and daylight second so they are feeling the pinch no doubt. Only the new Triton to come with Nissan showing their hand...
by grpaxto
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: T6 platform outsells Hilux in DC market
Replies: 16
Views: 6564

Re: T6 platform outsells Hilux in DC market

That's just what the Hilux boys will say !!!! Along with proven power plant and drive train

T6 means I'm talking both as they are the same thing technically. Gotta take a win against the evil empire when you can.
by grpaxto
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: T6 platform outsells Hilux in DC market
Replies: 16
Views: 6564

T6 platform outsells Hilux in DC market

Well i hadn't seen anything posted but I saw on the inter web the official YTD sales figure till the end of July this year and low and behold the T6 platform has beaten the u breakable Hiliux. :ugeek: :roll: :lol: Ranger 10,345 BT50 4,351 Hilux 13,743 One more for the good guys (same as Bathurst) Wh...
by grpaxto
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Sand driving.
Replies: 19
Views: 10771

Re: Sand driving.

I tend to think you need to get used to the movement if you are driving on soft sand especially if that was your first go. That just happens when following tracks up the top of the beach in the soft stuff. Sometimes you just need to slow a little if the vehicle is bouncing around as long as it is co...
by grpaxto
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie From Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: Newbie From Ireland

G'day Tim

Big km n the nissans. I am nearly at 80,000 km on my ranger with no issues so hopefully another good run for you this time round.Dont come across any SA built Rangers here in Oz, all ours from Thailand.

What engine in your Wildtrak over there? 3.2 pr 2.2?
by grpaxto
Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member with a question about windows
Replies: 1
Views: 1587

Re: New member with a question about windows

That option is not available for our Rangers here in Oz. You can have the auto door locking though.
by grpaxto
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Lendo's Metro Grey XLT
Replies: 130
Views: 158903

Re: Lendo's Metro Grey XLT

Yep me too. That looks bloody good !
by grpaxto
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gold Coast Ranger Man
Replies: 6
Views: 1829

Re: Gold Coast Ranger Man

Good stuff. They tow beautifully. What boat/s do you have?
by grpaxto
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Error message when logging in forum
Replies: 6
Views: 2225

Re: Error message when logging in forum

Yep getting quite regular now.
by grpaxto
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: White Wildtrak 2014 & Ute Tub Trailer Build
Replies: 142
Views: 163502

Re: White Wildtrak 2014 & Ute Tub Trailer Build

Looks great. Is the 12v socket in the tub wired as well?
by grpaxto
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Snow Time!
Replies: 21
Views: 8854

Re: Snow Time!

Just came back from NZ for a work trip. They have sold a lot of PX Rangers over there - bloody everywhere you look.
by grpaxto
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Loud noise
Replies: 12
Views: 4978

Re: Loud noise

+1 on it being the ARB install. Mine did the same and I just found the area were the bar was hitting and bent the plate out of the way. Just search the site and you will see it is a common issue. Was a video as well. Really sounds crap when you hit a pot hole at speed.
by grpaxto
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Possible New Member
Replies: 20
Views: 3993

Re: Possible New Member

I came from 120 series D4D auto to my PX and don't regret it. In my opinion the Prado rode on the hwy a lot smoother as you'd expect coil v leaf but that's not to say the Ranger is uncomfortable in stock set up. Size inside the cabin is just as good with the DC Ute benefits for separating cargo & pa...
by grpaxto
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finnish T6 owner saying g'day to all!
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Re: Finnish T6 owner saying g'day to all!

Ahh good to see a Fin aboard. I go over a couple of times a year to visit out factories in Tampere, Lahti and Turku. Its a great place to visit - smoke sauna and a quick dip in the lake !!!
by grpaxto
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New Mitsubishi Triton pics
Replies: 17
Views: 7790

Re: New Mitsubishi Triton pics

Wait a while for the next Great Wall update - should be more your style
by grpaxto
Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: The Wife's People Mover
Replies: 20
Views: 21081

Re: The Wife's People Mover

Nice stuff Lucas - looks like a couple of cheeky monkeys there. Is that a custom fit carpet in the tray?
by grpaxto
Sat May 17, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: The Myth?
Replies: 33
Views: 21042

Re: The Myth?

Done 62,000km in my Nov 12 delivered XLT auto DC. Has been flawless ! I came from 120 Series Prado with the 3lt TD/auto combo which was a great car. Previously to that Prado I had the same 120 series with a 4.0 V6 so I can compare that scenario. The petrol certainly went well but not that much bette...
by grpaxto
Mon May 12, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: My Aurora Blue Ranger XLT 33s, lift and led lights
Replies: 44
Views: 36489

Re: My Aurora Blue Ranger XLT 33s, lift and led lights

Looking good! That rear bar looks like a good fit and sets the rear off nicely. From the photos I can't see the rear park sensors? Not compatible?
by grpaxto
Sat May 03, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Factory Sat Nav upgrade XLT.
Replies: 26
Views: 12164

Re: Factory Sat Nav upgrade XLT.

Will they also have the wildtrak style reverse camera avail with this upgrade?
by grpaxto
Fri May 02, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Next Gen Hilux
Replies: 2
Views: 1676

Next Gen Hilux

Interesting to see what drivetrain they go with ? Looks aren't up to Ranger but if they pony up with a V6 TD and 8 speed auto plus all the electronics fruit could be good. http://www.carsguide.com.au/news-and-reviews/car-news/2016_toyota_hilux_spy_shots_83272_20140422 https://www.facebook.com/NewVig...