Someone asked if I had a build thread. I realised that I had enough for a thread but I'd been generally been saying what I'd done in the "what did you do" thread.
So thanks to SEARCH, here's been my adventures for the last couple of years.
Nov 2011 Picked up my GLX-R, it's a lease but had long range tank, snorkel, dual battery, rear protection bars, polyairs, tyre pressure monitoring, redarc brake controller and GME radio bundled in
That inlet pipe would come to haunt me later
Second battery shoe-horned in.
And you thought the arse on yours hung low!
I only had polyairs installed as I had them on the Pajero I used to have and found them incredibly useful. I never used them on the Triton, to the point that I ignored them, they deflated and the hose connectors broke off.
Inawise 6 sensor TPMS, lets me monitor the trailer too.
Redarc controller, all that's visible is the control knob. It's positioned right at my left knee so I can manually activate the brakes without letting go of the wheel.
GME TX3540. Again, all that's visible is the handpiece.
Feb 04, 2012 Reversing cameras viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6255&start=50#p236247
My wife actually read 'the Christmas list' this year and got me a MultiView Monitor from http://stores.ebay.com.au/loudroomcreations
I never mentioned she also got me a rubber mat to go in the back.
Feb 05, 2012 Netbook mount viewtopic.php?f=21&t=10663&p=236512#p236512
I spent a few months considering all options for a mounting a car computer before I went with a netbook behind the rear seat.
Feb 12, 2012 Additional fuse holder in an overcrowded engine bay viewtopic.php?f=21&t=10710&p=238276#p238276
With the 2nd battery in the engine bay, there's no space to install a fuse block, but I found a way (albeit a little unusual)
Mar 04, 2012 Hard tonneau light viewtopic.php?f=21&t=10738&p=244028#p244028
"Was walking the BCF last weekend and they had one 60cm strip light on special for about $10."
Mar 04, 2012 Fire extinguisher viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=244036#p244036
"Mounted an extinguisher in front of the driver's seat."
Mar 24, 2012 Reversing lights viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=248978#p248978
"Had some reversing/work lights mounted on the rear. Monster Lights ML15's"
Mar 29, 2012 Bluetooth OBD adapter and Torque viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=250474#p250474
"Plugged in the bluetooth obd adapter and had a play with Torque (paid version) on an Android tablet."
May 03, 2012 Compressor viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=258678#p258678
"Bought a compressor to sit in the back http://www.motoquipe.com.au/product.php ... sub_id=178
May 06, 2012 Bushskinz intercooler guard viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=259470#p259470
'Put on the Bushskinz intercooler guard."
May 09, 2012 Compressor mod viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=260235#p260235
"Decided I didn't like the bag the compressor came in, so bought a tool box from Bunnings and mounted it in that."
May 20, 2012 Quick'n'easy headlight upgrade viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=262985#p262985
"Quick 'n' nasty headlight upgrade. Bought some of the new Narva +120s. Let's see how they go."
May 20, 2012 Not so quick'n'easy headlight upgrade viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=262994#p262994
"Went to put them in and hit problem #1. On the driver's side, there's only half a centimeter gap between the bulb mount and the air pipe from the snorkel!
Jul 15, 2012 Trailer electrics hidden fuse viewtopic.php?f=21&t=11230&p=274895#p274895
" "Pesty", that's an understatement. I didn't even know there was a fuse there!"
Jul 21, 2012 Tonneau lock repair viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=276498#p276498
One rough road and the U bolts the tonneau locks onto started to fall off.
Aug 04, 2012 Not so quick'n'easy headlight upgrade part 2 viewtopic.php?f=21&t=8406&p=279703#p279703
"Well that's a new record. Over an hour to change the driver's side bulb"
Yes, it took me three months to get around to installing the 2nd bulb!
Oct 14, 2012 Sports bar repair viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=293192#p293192
"Found that the two front bolts holding the sports bar needed to be fixed. The driver's side nut was missing entirely, the passenger side one was nearly off."
Jan 07, 2013 Rear reflectors viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1714&p=308832#p308832
"Those empty circles in the rear bumper have always annoyed me."
Jan 22, 2013 Rear reflectors part 2 viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=311970#p311970
"Installed the genuine rear reflectors I bought from Thailand. "
May 27, 2013 Not so quick'n'easy headlight upgrade viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=337055#p337055
"Low beam went on one bulb 3 weeks ago. It went on the other one exactly 1 year after installing."
The Philips +100's have been in for a year now. I didn't see any real difference between them and the Narva +120s. Unlike the Narvas, I don't drive around with the headlights on all the time, so I hope they'll last a little while yet. Touch wood.
Jul 30, 2013 Noise in the 12v aux feed viewtopic.php?f=21&t=14389&p=353575#p353575
"I had horrendous noises for powered devices (tablet, laptop etc) that were connected to the rca ports in the console."
Sep 01, 2013 My turn for the airbag warning light viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2535&p=363220#p363220
"Add me to the 'me too' brigade for the light on."
Oct 31, 2013 Airbag warning light part 2 viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2535&p=375699#p375699
"Just had my 45,000k service done. The only comments in the service report is "re secured connections and re tested all ok". "
Dec 07, 2013 Airbag warning light part 3 viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2535&p=383261#p383261
"Light came back on 10 days later. Going in again this week."
Jan 01, 2014 RAM mount and iPad mini viewtopic.php?f=18&t=14527&p=386764&hilit=ipad#p386764
Pulled out the netbook and screen on a hinge and replaced it with the iPad. Much easier to work with.
Installed the Hema suite and various other useful apps for when travelling (St Johns first aid, Wikicamps, RFS warnings, Live Traffic, Sky Guide, Tapatalk
Jan 22, 2014 Airbag warning light part 4 viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2535&p=390885#p390885
"Floor and roof looms replaced."
Jan 27, 2014 Replaced forward facing camera viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=391615#p391615
"After 18 months, finally replaced the camera underneath with a proper forward facing one."
Includes a pic of the replacement screen after the first one died. A much clearer screen that I use as a normal mirror when it's switched off
Jan 27, 2014 Power socket mods viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=391641#p391641
"Converted what used to be the power lead for the computer (laptop behind seat) to a double accessory/single USB socket box beside the rear seat for my son to run his gadgets from."
Jan 31, 2014 Cabin air filter viewtopic.php?f=18&t=12603&p=392556#p392556
"Ordered one today http://www.eziautoparts.com.au/ryco-cab
... a206c.html "
Feb 08, 2014 USB power socket viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=394031#p394031
"Put a power socket in to hook the iPad up to and put in a cabin air filter."
Mar 12, 2014 TJM bullbar ordered viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=400564#p400564
"Ordered a TJM bullbar. Splashed out with colour coding. Will have to hide from the wife for a while."
Apr 16, 2014 TJM bullbar fitted viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=406878#p406878
"Had the TJM bar fitted"
Apr 17, 2014 Ultimate suspension installed
The polyairs came out when the suspension went in
May 14, 2014 Sold the nudge bar for enough to cover the purchase of a ctek 15A charger. Happy as.
Jun 01, 2014 Daytime running lights viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=416063#p416063
"Bit of an experiment. $15 ebay stick-ons. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/310932034442
... 1439.l2649 "