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  1. New SA spotlight laws?

    i've heard a few different reasons for this law, including different reasons from 2 different cops.. from what i can gather, the law is you can only have 6 forward facing lights, including your headlights and you can not have more spotlights than headlights. the lights must be within a certain distance from the headlight line, they can be higher, like mounting them on a bullbar, but not obstruct your forward vision. trucks can get away with them on the roof if they are 'cab over' because the lights are within the minium distance from the original headlights. so basically if you have a 4x4 L300, then you can mount spotlights on your roof, otherwise the cops will do you. and the reason for the crackdown is because of all the country dudes with the rows of spotties on their utes roofs, some idiot law maker believes that having lights on the roof of a ute will confuse other drivers as to where the front of the car is when looking from the sides... and they may crash into the front thinking they have clearance... i'm not making this up...
  2. 4x4 topic/crew pt II

    did the Boarder Track run again last weekend. even after the warm weather there's still plenty of deep mud at the end, although noware near as much mud as last year.. usually we drive straight to Pinnaroo to do the B/T but this time we started at Tintanara and went through the Mt Rescue park to Lamaroo, then on to Pinnaroo the start of the B/T. this gave us an extra half a day of hill climbs and sand to get through first... although it's noware near as soft as the B/T...
  3. 80 Series Landcruiser

    Have a 80 series in the house hold. does around 18lts highway, 25lts around town to the 100km. so factor in a gas conversion. The diff locks make a massive diffidence but as said, most is just a center diff lock. not F and R, the car will go through anything with them on if you fit manual locking front hubs so you can dissconect the drive from the front wheels you'll pick up a bit better mileage. although i gotta say 25 litres per 100 in the city is lousy... even worse than a 4.8 petrol GU.. even my 5.6litre V8 Scout gets 17 litres per 100 in the city.
  4. Need some advice on Pajero's

    Pajero's are really good for this, the independant front makes them drive nicely at speed and they have good brakes and steering too. plus they have auto locking hubs and you can change into 4wd mode at speed too if you do go offroading.
  5. Install diff under leaf springs

    the hiluxs have diff under leafs standard, and the early ones have both front and back under.. you'd gain 2"-3" of lift doing this but then you'd want to use a much flatter arched leaf to maintain some stabillity. really its easier to just get your leaves re-arched for more lift and use extended shackles or if your keen on some major mods then convert to coil springs. i think some model Chevy Blazers or Silverados are axle under leafs too.
  6. international Scout 2

    this is my SWB 1979 International Scout2 has a 5.6 V8 on LPG, auto trans and came with Dana diffs and transfer case standard. mods are a 2" body lift and reset leaf springs, but i'm not sure how much they're raised. tyres are 31"x15" on 7" alloys, i bought it mainly to tow car and bike trailers around. the Scout2 was designed in about 1968 and 1st released in 1971, then gradually updated until 1980 and even though it's dated, like with all leaf springs, it doesn't have any CV joints (the front axles have huge uni-joints)and has as excellent turning circle. plus the V8 sounds tough when spinning up in the mud or sand !!
  7. international Scout 2

    had a pair of these exhausts laying around for a few years, sort of work as side bars/steps. not sure how loud they'd be though... or how long they'd last also finally bought a matching pair of mirrors too... it's only been about 18 months since i smashed one off in the quarry
  8. Farmers Union Iced Coffee

    Umm, it does actually. It says, "Contains Coffee which contains caffeine" or something like that. The print is just smaller than it used to be. i saw a 600mm carton today and it does have this... but strange the 2litre doesn't. but i really dont like the taste anymore, even buying 2litres of full cream milk and mixing half a dozen tea spoons of instant coffee tastes better (add sugar to suit individual taste)
  9. international Scout 2

    thanks, next is work out what bar work to use...
  10. To keep or sell (4x4)

    i know a couple of guys with very late model GU's, 4.8 petrol and 3.0 TD (after 2005 model). they all rave how good the GU's are but problem is now neither wants to risk even scratching them
  11. international Scout 2

    ok.. after a few mods to the first scoop, i made a new mold and finally got it finished have a few things to modify around the carb yet, but hopefully this will let the cool air in and keep the water away. the idea is to stop water splashing up from underneath and from the wheels from soaking the air filter. i thought of fitting a snorkel but i thought i'd try this out..
  12. i think you'd need a bigger platform than just motorsports to get enough votes, there was some guys in the last state election and they didn't make it. the press will just slagg you off and not give you any opportunity to respond to them. better to support an existing party like the 'fishers and shooters', they did fairly well here last time, i think they were in the running for a sennate seat in NSW just recently?
  13. 4x4 topic/crew pt II

    ended up spending the arvo chopping wood... did i miss any action on the hill?
  14. 4x4 topic/crew pt II

    if anyone's going to clay hill sunday, then post up here in the morning.. i've got to go out first thing but should be back around lunch so will check to see.
  15. Farmers Union Iced Coffee

    i dont like the taste of FUIC since they took the coffee out and replaced it with some artifical coffee type flavor. i buy the Fleurieu IC, it even has a warning "this drink contains Caffeine" which is strangly missing from FUIC recently. (all drinks containing coffee/caffeine are required to have this)
  16. 4x4 topic/crew pt II

    anyone's going out wheeling this sunday? how about a run up clay hill around lunch?
  17. 4x4 topic/crew pt II

    i've got a petronix ignition in my Scout, it's been reliable and so far hasn't missed a beat. petrol/lpg is only good if your EFI.. that way the petrol and lpg systems have their own injectors to sort out mixtures. if your using a carburetor then basically you should either get rid of the LPG and have petrol only... or swap the carb for a throttle body and go LPG only. that way you can tune one of them for perfomance with some kind of economy when you want. maybe if your keen on keeping the GQ you could look into an engine swap before you spend any money on this one?
  18. Yet another member with a Hilux

    a mate's got a 2005 Hilux and he can't fit 33's unless he does a body lift, so i'd say an earlier one would be the same. his is a 3 litre turbo diesel and the last year they were Jap made too.
  19. 4x4 topic/crew pt II

    are wheelworx still around? i though they died out with the drifting in SA... (joke) i can get bolt on's on ebay but not hub centric, so i might go and see wheelworx.. thanks
  20. Where do you service your 4x4 in Adelaide ?

    might be a wax build up in the lpg converter, have a look under the mixer to see if there's any wax film there or in your carb. also lpg needs a fairly hot plug, check to see what grade plug you have.
  21. 4x4 topic/crew pt II

    yeah.. getting harder to find someware legit to go free 4wding without worring about the cops n shit there's a 4x4 spares shop at Mt Barker called F'N'B, they were starting a club that has access to a property near Mt Barker. i went along to one open day there last year, seemed ok but the joining cost was something like $70 a year so i didn't bother, although now Lonsdale and Morgan are out i might have to reconsider. now it seems the closest place is either Lovedays which cost about $50 overnight and is fairly over rated, Scorpion Park (boarder track) or Beachport/Robe down the south east...
  22. 4x4 topic/crew pt II

    anyone know who can make hubcentric wheel spacers? i dont really like the way my rear sunnies are only supported by the wheel nuts, the front is fine as the rim centre is a fairly tight fit on the front hub, so i only need the two for the rear drums.
  23. international Scout 2

    next mod is to fit one of these.. i borrowed a scoop mold and made this, now need to do some repairs then make another mold.. unsure yet whether to do a fibreglass bonnet too.
  24. international Scout 2

    finally got some tyres today, 33"x12.5"x15" Maxis.. possibly could fit 35"s under there but the clearance to the flares would be minimal at best, although the 33"s look huge under a short 100inch wheelbase
  25. 4x4 topic/crew pt II

    they're just steering dampers, do the same job as on a motorbike. 4x4's have minimal caster angle at best and if you add any extra lift you'll have even less caster angle. when you add lift by using longer springs then your diff angle changes, it will lean forward more and this means less caster angle. while more caster angle means heavier steering and it also helps your steering 'return to centre'. so some 4x4 steering dampers have coil springs added to help you drive in a straight line.. basic explaination but unless you've got more than 2" or spring lift and tyres 2" larger than stock, then you probably wont need a return to centre steering damper. confused?