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G'day all.

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:53 pm
by Terranaut
I've just brought home a Ranger PX I, 3.2 auto, 4x4 cab chassis. I'm gonna need help and advice to set it up for a bit of weekend fun and some touring. You seem to have a great forum here, so I thought I should get amongst it. Let's see where this takes me! Cheers.

Re: G'day all.

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:40 am
by Prado - 3D
Hey Terranaut,

Congrats on the purchase and taking the time to intro yourself.

The search function on this forum is brilliant, but if you can't find what you are looking for, ask your question, the guys on here are equally brilliant.

Everybody is here to help where we can.

Where are you from?

DJ

Re: G'day all.

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:52 pm
by Terranaut
I'm in Caboolture, just down the road from the Glasshouse Mountains. Lot's of off road opportunities around here. I'm planning on joining a local FWD club to learn the ins and outs of four wheeling, I have very little prior experience. The long term plan is a bit of touring and maybe an expedition or two. Long way to go before that happens!

First order of business - I've just put a deposit on a full set of wheels and tires.

Cheers.

Re: G'day all.

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:03 pm
by Prado - 3D
Nice mate, now people that are close to you can reach out and help in person if you need anything.

What rims and tyres? What size etc. got any pics, even from website?

Cheers

DJ

Re: G'day all.

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:46 am
by Terranaut
Thanks, I appreciate the welcome. I will update my profile sometime soon.

Wheels will be CSA Ranger black steelies. https://www.bobjane.com.au/a/16x7-6-139 ... 7-p30/1901

Tyres are Falken Wildpeak LT265/75R16 https://www.falken.com.au/product/wildpeak-at3w/

I hope to have them fitted this week.

Cheers.

Re: G'day all.

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:12 pm
by Terranaut
My ute, as purchased. Clean, tidy and basic.
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New wheels and tyres fitted.
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First decent drive ended like this.
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I hit a full grown beef cow at 100kph. Still waiting to hear from insurer.

Cheers.

Re: G'day all.

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:09 pm
by Trublu
Terranaut wrote:My ute, as purchased. Clean, tidy and basic.
20191126_124000 (2).jpg
New wheels and tyres fitted.
20191126_164222 (2).jpg
First decent drive ended like this.
20191208_213610 (2).jpg
I hit a full grown beef cow at 100kph. Still waiting to hear from insurer.

Cheers.
OMG I hope you are ok, think you might be getting another ranger by the looks of the damage received.

Re: G'day all.

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:01 pm
by Prado - 3D
Hope you are well mate.

Ute can be fixed or replaced. Human life on the other hand. Looks like a very solid impact but the vehicle appears to have protected you well. Hitting a full grown cow at 100kph wiukd have been like hitting a brick wall.

Good luck mate.

DJ

Re: G'day all.

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:16 pm
by Terranaut
I was unhurt. I'm actually glad I was in the Ranger and not my other car, a small Asian hatchback. I might have had steak for dinner! :) I'm still waiting to hear back from my insurer. The damage is a little more extensive than you can see in the photo, the engine took a hit, and I couldn't open the doors. We'll see soon enough.

Cheers.

Re: G'day all.

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:16 pm
by Terranaut
Just an update. My Ranger is a write-off. I've been offered $40 less than I payed for it, but I get to keep the new wheels and tyres.

Cheers.