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Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby kouta666 on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:02 pm

Thought it was time to show off my 2008 ML build. Bought it second hand a couple of years ago with 80k on the clock. Done 125k now.

Here it is back then
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...and now
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Mods include :
Tyres: Hankook Dynopro RT03 - 265/70 R17
UHF Radio: Oricom UHF300 5W 80-channel and Benelec 3db/6db Elevated Gain antenna
Stereo: Sony Media Player (USB, Aux), Fusion underseat Subwoofer, Sony 3-way and Kenwood 2-way speakers.
Dynamat inside all doors
Egr blank and inlet manifold replaced
Ironman snorkel - self installed
K&N air filter
Muffler eliminator
Narva H4 Intense blue bulbs
Ultragauge
Windbooster
3mm - 304 Stainless Front / Sump bash plates
Ironman Commercial Deluxe Bullbar
Ultimate Suspension 2" Lift
28" LED light bar
9" HID Driving Lights
Narva LED Carling switches
Wheels & Sports bar - painted black
MN sports bar -modified into a ladder rack
Rear roof rack
Recovery snatch
Window weather shields

Mods to come:
Reverse camera, mirror monitor and LED lights - awaiting delivery
Awning
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby tacticaltriton on Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:41 am

Good looking truck.
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby kouta666 on Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:54 am

Cheers mate.
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby coughy on Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:07 pm

where abouts in brissy 666???
we should catch up for a 4x4 day
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby tezza08 on Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:55 pm

coughy wrote:where abouts in brissy 666???
we should catch up for a 4x4 day


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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby Ricky on Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:46 pm

Hi mate.

Any chance you could show some more pics of your ladder rack and roof rack set up?
I was day dreaming about doing the exact same thing today and was trying to picture how it would look.
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby kouta666 on Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:17 am

Sure. Got the ladder idea from a thread on here. Using an MN sports bar and undoing the bolts. $70 off Gumtree. I then painted it black....

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Then bought a this rack from eBay. It's aluminum and came in a flat pack. All bolts together. Says it will hold 100kg evenly distributed. I'm only going to use for luggage. Bought a roof top bag and it fits perfectly. I wouldn't hang a hi lift jack off the side though. Will use the roof racks for that stuff

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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby tacticaltriton on Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:03 pm

Nice job.
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby Colsha on Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:50 pm

That's actually an awesome idea for the rear rack. I may copy!
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby Sav on Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:05 pm

Hey mate how much weight do you think the sport bars with actually hold?

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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby kouta666 on Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:03 am

They would easily hold my weight....x2...so I reckon at least 200kg. I wouldn't trust a roof top tent on it :D

My rack is a cheap Aluminum one rated at 100kg (evenly spread). Good enough for my needs... Ie Roof top bag full of luggage or recovery tracks, shovel etc. That's my weak point. Have since removed the ladder rack and put my hard lid back on, and mounted the rack on the hard lid. Too much rain up here at the moment.
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby Jacobie on Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:52 am

How does the Ironman Bully go mate?
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby kouta666 on Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:42 am

Well....it looks good and is cheaper than ARB :lol: UHF antenna and lights all fit nicely. Happy with the quality of it. I don't have a winch and havent hit anything yet though. I know its not as solid as others and doesnt have hilift points but it feels safer than just a nudge bar.
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby Jacobie on Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:47 am

kouta666 wrote:Well....it looks good and is cheaper than ARB :lol: UHF antenna and lights all fit nicely. Happy with the quality of it. I don't have a winch and havent hit anything yet though. I know its not as solid as others and doesnt have hilift points but it feels safer than just a nudge bar.


Yeah i'm looking to upgrade from a beaten up nudgebar to a bully. The ironman strikes my eye cause of the price. Also looking at Xrox... Hows the approach angle compared to the nudge?
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby kouta666 on Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:58 am

Have since put the hard lid back on and installed the rack onto it. Too much rain around at the moment and the decider was having to put a full shopping load in the back seat with the kids....haha. Easy to take off when I need to move stuff.

Also upgraded the head unit to a 40w RMS per speaker Sony stereo. Has a built in amp. Needed to be connected directly to the battery with 2x 15A fuses in line. Works a treat. The after market speakers and subwoofer sing now. The rearview mirror vibrates with the beat now :lol: Also cleaned up all the wiring.

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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby snakesoup on Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:10 pm

G'day Kouta, rig is looking tops mate, hey I'm interested to know what your economy is like with the 3.2 mated to the auto?? If you track it at all I would be keen to see what you have found mate


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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby kouta666 on Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:21 pm

11.2 seems to be my average according to the factory display. Haven't tested if that's accurate though
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby Bax155 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:04 pm

Hey Kouta just wondering did you paint the wheels yourself or did you get them professionally done?
If professionally done how much did it set you back?
I love the look, do they scratch easily?
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby kouta666 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:23 pm

Did the wheels myself mate. Check out this thread for more info and pics.
They still look great after many off road adventures.

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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby Bax155 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:50 pm

Cheers mate
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby kikfos97 on Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:10 am

Hi Kouta, Id be interested to see where you installed your subwoofer in your GLXR. Was it one of those under the seat jobs?
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Re: Kouta's GLXR Build

Postby kikfos97 on Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:12 am

kikfos97 wrote:Hi Kouta, Id be interested to see where you installed your subwoofer in your GLXR. Was it one of those under the seat jobs?

Sorry just seen it was mentioned above!
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