White Wildtrak 2014 & Ute Tub Trailer Build

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White Wildtrak 2014 & Ute Tub Trailer Build

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Well, 10 months after ordering, it arrived.

It is going straight in for some minor surgery, should have it back next Wednesday.

Here are some before photos :
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Before !!!
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Loaded with New Coopers.
Loaded with New Coopers.
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Take some before/after measurements from centre of wheel to top of arch before it goes in!

Looks aweet mate!
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Congratulations, looks awesome

Are you still going to powder coat the original rims?
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rod576 wrote:Congratulations, looks awesome

Are you still going to powder coat the original rims?
Thanks, no, decided against it. Wanted to see how it looked with the White and I like the stock look.
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I've learned recently of a fun way to experiment with colours of rims, mirrors, grills...even whole panels (bonnet)....

My mate recently sprayed the mirrors red on his white Lotus...

I bring you Plasti Dip! Have fun :)

Here's where you buy it...(no, i dont work there)
http://www.autobarn.com.au/plasti-dip-d ... er-coating

Here's some examples of it. When you get bored of it, you just peel it off and start again! It can work as a protectant to your panels if youre going offroad for a weekend!
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=plas ... 67&bih=954
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Already lots of info and a thread on plasti-dip on this forum! Thanks for hijacking my Show n Shine with a horrid picture of Shorty Zebra. Appreciate it if you can delete that post and put it somewhere else! :D :D :D
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aja88 wrote:Well, 10 months after ordering, it arrived.

It is going straight in for some minor surgery, should have it back next Wednesday.

Here are some before photos :
Aja' I'd need a Wildtrack just to get across your verge and road mate, how big is that :shock: :shock:
Looking forward to seeing the mods!
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Good one Rocket, yeah went overboard on the concrete , but for a reason. I live on acreage and a few snakes around, see them easier on concrete. 3 eastern browns last week, had to get one out of garage myself!


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aja88 wrote:Good one Rocket, yeah went overboard on the concrete , but for a reason. I live on acreage and a few snakes around, see them easier on concrete. 3 eastern browns last week, had to get one out of garage myself!


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Oh bugger that, side by side or over and under fix the problem mate ;)
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Mr Berreta u/o loaded with Toad Load repels all unwanted intruders at my place.....:-)


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aja88 wrote:Mr Berreta u/o loaded with Toad Load repels all unwanted intruders at my place.....:-)


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Choice behavior!
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aja88 wrote:a horrid picture of Shorty Zebra

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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gooldin wrote:
aja88 wrote:a horrid picture of Shorty Zebra

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thanks! You are the man! :D
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Got it back. Lots of Mods.

The Suspension Lift achieved 50-55 mm (before it sags a little with the new gear on).

Overall Very Happy, although I have had it back less than 24 hours, so still really need to break her in.

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On the BUll Bar Warn Lights (Halogen), Rigid Industries Light Bar, LED DRL's, Winch + GME Antenna.
On the BUll Bar Warn Lights (Halogen), Rigid Industries Light Bar, LED DRL's, Winch + GME Antenna.
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LED Reverse Lights on Tow Bar. Plenty of light.
LED Reverse Lights on Tow Bar. Plenty of light.
False Floor (compressed plastic and marine carpeted) attached to Tub with Rivnuts so it can easily be removed. Attached Fridge Slide and its very solid.
False Floor (compressed plastic and marine carpeted) attached to Tub with Rivnuts so it can easily be removed. Attached Fridge Slide and its very solid.
Redarc 1220 with Anderson Plug for Aux Battery.
Redarc 1220 with Anderson Plug for Aux Battery.
ScanGauge E (chose this because rear facing plug). Had to remove panel, but was no obstruction and an easy mod.
ScanGauge E (chose this because rear facing plug). Had to remove panel, but was no obstruction and an easy mod.
LED Rocker Switches for Lights. Looks Factory.
LED Rocker Switches for Lights. Looks Factory.
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Nice Aj, is it really yours...................? .your lift looks good. I will do mine after our Cape trip. See you on the beach .
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Aww mate looks bloody awesome!

Figured out where youre gonna put the aux battery?
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Oh...and a pic of your DRL's turned on would be sweet!
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gooldin wrote:Aww mate looks bloody awesome!

Figured out where youre gonna put the aux battery?
Its already fitted, behind the fridge with the Redarc, works great. Will take some pics later today...
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Aja88,

Could you post up some close-up/higher resolution photos of the tyre and wheel combination? :) You fitted Cooper Zeon LTZ? right?
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Littswood wrote:Aja88,

Could you post up some close-up/higher resolution photos of the tyre and wheel combination? :) You fitted Cooper Zeon LTZ? right?
Yes, and like the way they feel on the Highway, will take them Off Road soon. Will Post some photos a little later today.
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Nice one mate :!:
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I mounted my UHF Radio this morning. Very Happy with the location. I went with the Oricom 180 because I have used this model before and also because it has a speaker built into the hand piece.
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Double sided tape the Microphone clip to the outside of the coin drawer and I feed the microphone cord into the coin drawer when I am not using it. Looks neat and tidy and works really well.
Double sided tape the Microphone clip to the outside of the coin drawer and I feed the microphone cord into the coin drawer when I am not using it. Looks neat and tidy and works really well.
Main Unit mounted under dash. I placed the connector plug within the coin drawer and fed the microphone cable through the hole for the release mechanism.
Main Unit mounted under dash. I placed the connector plug within the coin drawer and fed the microphone cable through the hole for the release mechanism.
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Littswood wrote:Aja88,

Could you post up some close-up/higher resolution photos of the tyre and wheel combination? :) You fitted Cooper Zeon LTZ? right?
Here you go.... :D
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Cooper Zeon LTZ 285/60/18 Front
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very nice upgrades.

are those tires flushed to the fender arches? i'm planning to put on a cooper st 275/65/18 on a stock WT rims. i wonder maybe the 275 tire width are way inside the fender.
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weng wrote:very nice upgrades.

are those tires flushed to the fender arches? i'm planning to put on a cooper st 275/65/18 on a stock WT rims. i wonder maybe the 275 tire width are way inside the fender.
They are perfectly flush, maybe a fraction inside the fenders...
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aja88 wrote:
Littswood wrote:Aja88,

Could you post up some close-up/higher resolution photos of the tyre and wheel combination? :) You fitted Cooper Zeon LTZ? right?
Here you go.... :D

Thanks!

What's the tyre noise like compared to stock????
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Littswood wrote:
aja88 wrote:
Littswood wrote:Aja88,

Could you post up some close-up/higher resolution photos of the tyre and wheel combination? :) You fitted Cooper Zeon LTZ? right?
Here you go.... :D

Thanks!

What's the tyre noise like compared to stock????
Unnoticeable. I drove 400 km yesterday on the Highway and was surprised at how quiet these tyres are. I turned radio off to see if I could hear anything but all I could hear was the normal noise you would hear from any tyre on a highway doing 110 kmh (i.e. could not really hear them over the air rushing past the vehicle at that speed). Low speeds around town, no different either. This is one of the reasons I chose this Tyre. My Scangauge also showed Fuel consumption at 9.4 lphk, so, if accurate, no impact fuel economy either. Time will tell, but I like this tyre.
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Hey mate.

Very neat installs!!

Sometimes wish I got a white one......

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Thanks Ash, I originally ordered a Metro Grey, but changed it to White 3 months into the 10 month wait. Glad I did.. :D
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aja88 wrote:
weng wrote:very nice upgrades.

are those tires flushed to the fender arches? i'm planning to put on a cooper st 275/65/18 on a stock WT rims. i wonder maybe the 275 tire width are way inside the fender.
They are perfectly flush, maybe a fraction inside the fenders...
thanks :)
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Looks awesome mate i cant wait to get my white wildtrak, the wait is killing me.
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Installed the TyreDog TPMS today.

I made a clip that screws onto the back of the TPMS so it will clip into the 'card holder' on the dash. It clips in and out easily to can be kept out of sight when not in use.
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what no sahara? welcome to the white wildtrack club eh!
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Looks the treat Andrew. It was worth the wait eh?? Did you decide not to go withthe Drifta drawers?? I see you have installed the flase floor and fridge slide instead. You have been busy with it as it already looks different then it did in the first pics. Has it been dirty yet??? :twisted: And you are right the white wildtraks look great. But us with our metro gunmetal grey blue are still the best :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Hi Tex!

I am Very Happy with it, well worth the wait! Decided to keep the Roller Shutter and therefore the Drifta Drawers would have been overkill, and also take up too much room. The set up I have installed is simple, and works very well for me. Yes, I got straight into the mods, I am not one to do things by halves! It will get dirty last week of March, taking her on a Road Trip to Tamworth & Bathurst for a look see. Once the weather cools down (still in the 30's here in SEQ), I will plan a longer trip. Wife says I retired way too young and sick of me being home all the time, so I have the green light to disappear as often as I want now the Ranger has arrived.... :D

I have gone for a very simple camping set up, I wanted a Roof Top Tent, but decided against it, and will post some pics when I am on the trip...

I have a Texan staying with me this coming weekend, a school friend I haven't seen in 25 years, on their way back to Texas via Brisbane!
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Waterproof LED Light Strip with remote switch and dimmer installed under the Roller Shutter.

What a simple and cheap Mod ($25).
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That light is sweet! Great idea!


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Welcome to the white wildtrak club, the Ute looks great. Well done with the mods you have had some time to think about them. Also great to hear about the tyres as the were a hot topic a while back.

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aja88 wrote:Waterproof LED Light Strip with remote switch and dimmer installed under the Roller Shutter.

What a simple and cheap Mod ($25).

Aint they great. I got a 5 metre roll off ebay for $13 and this weekend I am putting a strip under the foxwing, strips down both sides of the canopy and a strip along the inside of the back canopy window, all wired to a small fuse box attached to the drawers and wired into the dual battery with rocker switches on the end of the drawer side piece. All up aboout $50, a couple of beers and a pleasant Saturday afternoon. 8-) :D


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I think I ordered the same LED Strip lights. The double sided tape that comes with them is absolute crap, my tip is get some genuine 3m auto adhesive double sided tape off eBay and use that instead. I bought the 10mm by 5m roll for under $5....although the LED strip light is waterproof the tape they put on them isn't!


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