The Newbie Help Thread

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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Painkiller on Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:37 pm

Been a lurker for a while, Thanks tho- good info on here. Sometimes hard to know where to start. So much to learn.... So much to spend. So little time!
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Cowboy Dave on Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:41 pm

Yeah it's a bit overwhelming, no doubt.
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Painkiller on Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:43 pm

Yep. Have to say I just love my Triton. Already.
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Painkiller on Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:06 pm

What I'm looking for atm are fitouts for the tubs of vehicles like mine. Best use of space, accessibility with the side windows etc. I've made a start of some drawers, where would I find pics of other DIY setups? I refuse to fork out big $ for something I can make myself- mightn't look as pretty but does the same job. Attaching drawers to the tray? What have others done?I put some pics of humble beginnings in shed.
One other question- my knees are uncomfortably close to the steering wheel when changing gears (with boots on), but the wheel is as far up as if goes and the seat as far back as is comfortable. Is there a solution for that?
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby snowman on Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:16 pm

best trolling through some of the build threads mate.

i used nutserts drilled into the tray where i could not get the existing holes to line up and some angle brackets to hold mine down but i have a 'best offroad' unit.

in my opinion you don't need massive fit off capacity. I think i used four locations (2 forward and 2 rear) with probably M8 or 10 bolts. Never moved yet.
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Painkiller on Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:21 pm

By 'existing holes' you mean? I have a tub liner, can't see any holes- pull that out? I was thinking only 4 points anyway. I was thinking I might just drill some... bottom up of course. Nutserts go in the ply, right?
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby snowman on Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:37 pm

why have a tub liner with drawers? it is costing you depth.

nutserts go into the tub floor not the plywood.

you are going to need to drill through the tub liner.
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Painkiller on Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:45 pm

Good point... tub liner was there when I bought it, one of those plastic ones.Will pull that out and have a look, cheers. I sign up next pay... And find the right place to post ;) oops
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby kxboss on Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:22 pm

snowman wrote:best trolling through some of the build threads mate.

i used nutserts drilled into the tray where i could not get the existing holes to line up and some angle brackets to hold mine down but i have a 'best offroad' unit.

in my opinion you don't need massive fit off capacity. I think i used four locations (2 forward and 2 rear) with probably M8 or 10 bolts. Never moved yet.



Where do you get nutserts from ? heard of them haven't been able to buy any.

Can I give some to my mate he needs some nuts LOL.
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby snowman on Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:24 pm

kxboss wrote:
snowman wrote:best trolling through some of the build threads mate.

i used nutserts drilled into the tray where i could not get the existing holes to line up and some angle brackets to hold mine down but i have a 'best offroad' unit.

in my opinion you don't need massive fit off capacity. I think i used four locations (2 forward and 2 rear) with probably M8 or 10 bolts. Never moved yet.



Where do you get nutserts from ? heard of them haven't been able to buy any.

Can I give some to my mate he needs some nuts LOL.


here are some examples. The small rivet type gun is very hard when using steel nutserts in the larger sizes.

http://www.ebay.com.au/bhp/nutsert-tool
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Cowboy Dave on Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:25 pm

Painkiller wrote:Good point... tub liner was there when I bought it, one of those plastic ones.Will pull that out and have a look, cheers. I sign up next pay... And find the right place to post ;) oops


There are some existing holes with screws in them. 3 each side towards the rear and some across the front. They might be useable but pull the liner and see what you think.

The Arb drawers use bolts through locations where there is a cross bar underneath so as to give you double thickness of metal to secure to.
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Moink71 on Thu May 19, 2016 8:43 am

G'day Guys,
I'm newbie to this site, just trying to get my head around the workings.
I've not long purchased a ML 3.2L 4M41 Auto Olympic edition.
She now has a MN Tray, tow bar and Canopy.
TJM Bull bar.
Reversing camera fitted to a double DIN head unit, Bluetooth, DVD.
Light Bar.
UHF Radio.

It was going like a train until last week.
Now chasing fuel issues (Suction control valve/ECU)
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Naff on Thu May 19, 2016 9:22 am

Good thing about these 3.2s is that it's almost always confined to a couple of issues and they aren't that expensive to fix.
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Jacobie on Thu May 19, 2016 10:59 am

Moink71 wrote:G'day Guys,
I'm newbie to this site, just trying to get my head around the workings.
I've not long purchased a ML 3.2L 4M41 Auto Olympic edition.
She now has a MN Tray, tow bar and Canopy.
TJM Bull bar.
Reversing camera fitted to a double DIN head unit, Bluetooth, DVD.
Light Bar.
UHF Radio.

It was going like a train until last week.
Now chasing fuel issues (Suction control valve/ECU)
Wish me luck


Mate this isn't the one with the Matte kamo sorta colour is it?!
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby rodwb57 on Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:36 pm

By the way I know you are supposed to introduce yourself :? in the introduction area, But I could not find it
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby snakesoup on Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:46 pm

lol welcome mate, heaps of info here for ya if ya look around, sounds like ya bus has got some snot !!
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Sapper63 on Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:35 pm

Hi I am a new triton owner MN single cab 4x4 enjoy reading all the topics hope I can provide input
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Mickie on Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:43 am

Hey guys,

I have an MN TRITON 2015 and wondering if anybody has noticed the ABS comes on when turn corners or acceleratting, also I've noticed an engine "knocking" sounds in the engine when starting on a cold morning and during floating ( neither averaging or bracking eg at a set of lights) the knocking. Just wondering if someone could link some more thread or article to help me, called a couple of dealership and they aren't to concerned about t

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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby NowForThe5th on Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:30 pm

It's not ABS (anti-lock braking system) but ASC (active stability control) that you're feeling. The ASC cuts engine power when it thinks you might be in a skid. Can be interesting when you're trying to get into a gap in the traffic and there's a B-Double bearing down on you.

It's common to confuse the two and also common to experience the problem. Turn the ASC off if you're in what might be one of those situations, or go a bit easier on the loud pedal.

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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Mattyo76 on Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:58 pm

Hey guys. I'm new to the site. I am chasing a set of seat spacers to suit mn triton and cannot find them anywhere. Can someone please help with this?
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby explorer.dave on Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:19 pm

Mattyo76 wrote:Hey guys. I'm new to the site. I am chasing a set of seat spacers to suit mn triton and cannot find them anywhere. Can someone please help with this?


Yes, welcome to the forum for a starters, second, use the "search forum" function, enter "seat spacers" and your question will be answered.
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Ronnie58 on Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:28 am

hi all, recently i made the decision to buy my first ute, first 4wd, so i walked into the dealership and bought myself a 2017 triton exceed, i figured if im going to do this why not go all the way! now i just need to learn how to use the thing!!! thats where all you nice folks come in...glad to be here!
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Re: The Newbie Help Thread

Postby Ronnie58 on Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:14 am

hi, also new to utes and 4wd, my new exceed has a dif lock, so what is it and why is it good to have ?
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