You seem to be having fun. Photos of the progress always goodJust ordered some adjustable / greasable UCA's for the Nav.
Have all the gear to run 3 + 0 lift, just needed the UCA's to fit it all correctly and get that camber back to perfect.
Also made up a mounting bar for behind the grill to run a 22" lightbar so it's tucked away nicely. Pics to come soon
Damn straight! I agree, crimping is the lazy way, i'm not a fan. Next to perfect connection with a nicely soldered join. Then heat shrunk, a layer of Nitto tape and then conduit for protection.Looking good and keeping you busy.
I always solder the electrical connections too, even though I have been told many times that they should be crimped. Perhaps it difficult to trace a dry joint but far too many times I have seen a crimped joint fail. That said, factory crimps are fine.
Me too with the heat shrink and split tube. No wonder things take so long.Damn straight! I agree, crimping is the lazy way, i'm not a fan. Next to perfect connection with a nicely soldered join. Then heat shrunk, a layer of Nitto tape and then conduit for protection.
Today i am fitting new inner wheel arch plastic guards. I butchered the originals when doing the suspension as it was bloody freezing in the factory and i had had enough at that stage, so i cut the guards around the UCA's with tin snips so i could get my torque wrench in there haha.
New ones were only $100 each from Nissan, not too bad i thought! So that, and fitting a small 6 LED lightbar up under the tub for a reverse light.
Also going to hit the original "bash plate" / stone deflector with a baby grinder. It completely blocks any airflow to the intercooler (its mounted just in front of the crossmember, stupid spot).
Going to cut a small section out of it and clean it up so it still does it job, but lets some airflow in to the intercooler section of the bumper.
Me too with the heat shrink and split tube. No wonder things take so long.
I will say that the Brown Davis bash plates were a good investment. Saved some serious damage on a few occasions. Once was just in the paddock after a long day cutting firewood. The same paddock took out one of my sidesteps. Clearly not a good driver
0ne hundred is pretty reasonable for the liners. When it comes to the price of spares, I reckon manufacturers generally think of a number, double it and then triple it
That looks the goods. Nice and compact.Hahaha good old paddock damage mate! You can at least say you dropped into a deep muddy rut that had a big rock in it and bent it that way
New shiny inner guards are in.
Was going to buy a boost gauge, but stumbled across these (pic attached). It's an OBD2 port powered gauge. Reads EGT, boost, MAF, reads error codes and you can clear them via the gauge as well.
Bloody keen to get it actually. Plug in and pop into the pillar pod, no wiring into power for illumination etc and no tapping into a stupid tiny hose on the side of the block for boost reading.
That is friggin awesome that it.can force a regenThat looks the goods. Nice and compact.
Not suitable for the Navara but our other ute. I have been waiting for the Aussie dollar to reach 80 cents before buying one of these. Same sort of thing but it will also do a forced regeneration as well. The way the dollars going lately, I don't think I will ever get one. View attachment 35472
Two things I miss about the DPF no longer residing on the Nav is that it now stinks outside the car when idling and idles rough. Not sure what remap they used to do away with the DPF.That is friggin awesome that it.can force a regen
The Nav seems to do a regen at the worst times (usually in car parks where people think your ute is on fire).
Not willing to do a DPF delete on it either tbh. The young fellas like the sound, i bloody hate it. Would shit me after a few minutes. It's way too obvious on the D23's due to the TT.