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Postby dan.batto on Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:24 pm

So after booking my snorkel in earlier this week and then winning a bullbar on ebay today i figure its getting on time to start one of these!


Got my 07 GLX-R triton in September 2010, at the time was debating whether I got the sr5 Hilux or the triton. The Toyota’s had the reputation but they also came with the $$ factor so with that in mind I chose the triton, and I am absolutely rapped!
So I have decided to do my own build thread,
Already had a pair of Uniden, UHF handhelds so a UHF wasn’t first on the list. After having a look around on here I got myself the iPod connector cable and also at the same time got some Bridgestone Dueler A/T 245/65/16 for the rear. Have kept the front 2 tyres as they were in good condition but the 2 rear were terrible on a wet day, I was sliding everywhere.


My interest in doing more to my triton became more and more after searching around this forum!!! It’s a curse I swear, so down went a deposit onto a set of bash plates from reeldreamer. It was the GLX-R laser cut-out that sold me!

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and they have had a good workout!!!
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Next up was a UHF. After much re-search on what to buy and how to install etc. I went with the GME TX-3440. I didn’t want change too much to the dash etc so this way all the controls are on the mic. Installed myself.

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Went on my first NTN trip and had a bit of white smoke coming out the back, with some pointers from Mattz and a few of the other guys on the trip it was off to Mitsi for the manifold replacement. Got the car back and in went the provent catch can!
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After a couple of trips seeing as how dangerously close I came in a couple water crossings I have decided on the Safari snorkel. Thanks to Mattz for helping me out with this one! Its on order and should hopefully be installed within the next couple weeks!

Have been looking at all the different brands and styles of bullbars but have been most convinced on the ARB Deluxe Bar with the Fog Lights. This way I can get the scrub bar/side step and rear bar all matching. Found one on eBay quite cheap, put a bid on and was the ONLY bidder so $800 later I now own a deluxe ARB bar!
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby Homer on Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:43 pm

Good one mate. Great to see you getting into bankruptcy mode like the rest of us :lol:

Look forward to seeing how you progress.
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby Mooons on Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:37 pm

Well done Dan ;)
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Postby salt36 on Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:37 pm

Love the laser cut bash plate Dan :D

Good on you mate, nice cheap bullbar too !

Look forward to seeing you again on the next trip !
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Postby ratstriton on Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:38 pm

Nice Dan looking good.
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Postby Sportero on Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:36 am

hi folks i want to do this mod soon i really need all your advice.

1. i have the 2.5L 4d56 turbo motor.
2. What size is the internal diameter of the hose i need. Is it 5/8 or 3/4
3. I tried to remove the hose but was stuck on pretty tight so i left it until i got my catch can, do i just yank the hose off?
4. What is the minimum diameter of the catch can inlet / outlet to get

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Postby Cowboy Dave on Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:33 pm

Sportero this is probably not the best thread for your post, there are a few catch can threads where it would fit better. I will try and remember to move it later.

In the meantime, the answers for your questions are:

1. Good, that's an excellent motor. :D
2. 5/8 or 16mm if you prefer metric.
3. After removing the spring clips it should come off. Won't hurt the crankcase but be a bit more gentle with the plastic fitting on the air intake. The fitting itself will pop out if you pull it gently straight up and away from the air intake.
4. The jury is still out on this but I wouldn't go smaller than 16mm. The provent is 25mm.
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Postby mattz on Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:16 pm

Good work Dan!!!!!
Just don't ask for help with that Bar, it did My head in!:lol:
Well done winning that bar mate, if you do need hand let me know, but It might be a few weeks.


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Postby dan.batto on Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:11 pm

cheers guys! looking forward to getting the bar!

thanks for the offer matt, not sure if i am going to doit or if ill get ARB to do it. got price for them to colour code it for $220 so will get them to do that. Everywhere else is very expensive. im guessing because they have to mix a certain amount of paint etc.
If i fit it myself i may take you up on that offer though mate :D :D and for the headache it may cause i might even throw something your way to make it worth while! :D :D
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Postby reeldreamer on Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:35 pm

Looks great mate! Pleased you are happy with the plates! Great to see how many silent members are getting involved!
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Postby Steane on Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:52 pm

Good choice with the Provent Dan. Keep those mods coming, you're only at the tip of the mod iceberg...and there is so much more to see and spend money on! It's all fun! ;)
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Postby dan.batto on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:32 pm

Cheers steane! Haven't checked yet if the provent is working... Probably should check that tap out!

Picked up the bar tonight... Was from arb! So was just excess stock they wanted to move on! Took straight to arb Kilsyth to get colour coded. Have opted to get them to fit it as i paid so little for the bar and if anything were to go wrong I could always throw the blame onto them! Gets fitted august 3rd!

Snorkel gets fitted Monday!

Have a problem with the airbag light! Goes in wednesday. From searching here could be anything but the most common problem seems to be the spring in the steering!
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Postby dan.batto on Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:19 pm

Snorkel fitted today!

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Am Wrapt with it!!
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Postby ratstriton on Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:37 pm

Looking good Dan it's coming a long nicely.
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby salt36 on Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:38 pm

Creek and river crossings without the stress 8-)
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Postby Mrs Mooons on Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:01 am

The tri is looking lovely Dan, we won't know who it is when we get back from our trip.

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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby dan.batto on Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:15 pm

Ok so here goes, most recent additions!
Seat covers off ebay
Hi-Lift Jack with my 12 month 4wd Action Subscription
ARB Rear Bar (Colour Coded)
ARB Mounted compressor
ARB Tyre Deflator
Strip lights for the inside of the tub
Cig Lighter and Anderson plug - to be added to inside of the tub.

Still waiting on all this to be delivered so as soon as its arrived Photo's, Photo's, Photo's!!!!! :D :D :D

Tax man tomoz so going to see what else I can buy!
Some side steps i can use the hi-lift jack on,
not sure on a long range tank?! What is everyones opinions???
and then Suspension time!!!
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Re: Dan.Batto's Build

Postby Mattstruck on Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:10 pm

Hey Dan looking good.

Should take up Mattz offer of a helping hand on the bar, think he is still feeling guilty after the now infamous "RANDOM GUY" Fiasco.

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Postby dan.batto on Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:18 am

Haha!!! I'm leaving the front bar to arb but could use a hand with the rear one ;) haha
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Postby ratstriton on Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:00 am

Give me a yell when you want to do the rear bar mate if I'm not working I will give you a hand.
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Postby dan.batto on Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:49 am

Won't be for another 3-4 weeks but that would be awesome if you coil mate. I believe you did your one originally?
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Postby ratstriton on Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:27 am

No didn't install mine myself had ARB do all my bar work pre delivery.
I can't see it being to hard a job done all my other accessories myself and ARB supply pretty good instructions with there gear.
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Postby dan.batto on Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:34 pm

So today I decided to install the led strip lights in the tub.
Found a new spot to pull cables through. I believe some guys are pulling them through the back of the tub near the cabin. I got mine through the tail light
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Ran a temp cable to the battery. Will re run it to the auxiliary battery when I install it soon.

With some dodgy temp wiring to a switch, until I make the power box tomoz this I how it came up.
If anyone can see in problems with it draining the battery let me know!!!

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Postby dan.batto on Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:10 pm

Tidied it up a bit...
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Postby timbo on Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:45 pm

Looks good mate I no how hard it was to find things in the dark, great stuff. Gotta put a few more lights in the canopy myself
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