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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby trouble on Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:34 am

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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby Lunny on Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:04 am

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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby Longranger1 on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:35 am

26 did you upgrade the front as well? Say using the Challenger calipers or similar? Sorry if I missed it in the thread.

I always thought the standard Triton calipers as nothing outstanding.
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby 4wd26 on Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:49 am

challenger calipers are the same as the triton, so there would be no gain
I added rear disc brakes to the triton rear end

I feel they have provided a benefit to the overall braking from what I had previously, and working through the factory ABS if they apply more force and lock up, then additional force is applied to the fronts, net gain or vice versa.

for me the additional benefit is the ease of maintenance, just wash down, previously after a trip to glasshouse would have required me to take off the wheel and the brake drum to clean out and readjust, or else deal with worn out brakes, I have done a few shoes and drums as well as pistons etc in the past (the mud is sandstone based so quite abrasive) and sometimes driving in water is unavoidable, even though I hate mud.....
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby Longranger1 on Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:03 am

I thought the Challenger calipers were twin piston... must confused with the Pajero set up.

Definitely a plus with clean up :) with the rear disc set up. Nothing like the sound of coarse sand chewing a drum and shoes to bits after soft river sand crossings :x
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby variflex on Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:04 am

trouble wrote:Yep


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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby OzJavelin on Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:25 pm

Confused the hell out of me when I noticed the MN has drum rear brakes. I didn't think there was any modern passenger vehicle without four wheel discs? I wonder how they setup ABS/ESC wit it; I.e. drums more temperamental than discs?

Having said that our MN stops surprisingly well .. Even in the wet. Stops better than my old VY SV8 Commodore.
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby trouble on Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:06 pm

Well don't put bigger tyres on it, don't put any weight in it cause it won't stop
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby trouble on Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:07 pm

variflex wrote:
trouble wrote:Yep


Well, Do tell

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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby variflex on Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:08 pm

trouble wrote:
variflex wrote:
trouble wrote:Yep


Well, Do tell

No
Round a campfire maybe!


Best to pencil in a trip then
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby trouble on Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:04 pm

variflex wrote:
trouble wrote:
variflex wrote:[quote="trouble"]Yep


Well, Do tell

No
Round a campfire maybe!


Best to pencil in a trip then[/quote]
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby Lunny on Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:14 pm

Dont forget the twins
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby motoz on Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:59 pm

4wd26 wrote:Ml or MN triton highest ratio was 4.3 (petrol V6 triton ML)

older tritons I believe had 4.6 in the petrol? but I'm not sure


A quick rule of thumb:

Old Gear Ratio × New Tire Size ÷ Old Tire Size = New Gear Ratio

So you have 3.91 gears, you have 30 inch tires right now (standard MN size) , and let's say you want to move up to 33 inch tires ...

3.97 x 33 / 30 = 4.30 , so 4.30 gears would be a good starting point when considering a re gear for the 33" tire size.

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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby triton_guru on Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:07 pm

So 4.9's for me then :D
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby MitchMN on Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:34 am

So what did you get the rear disc brakes off? I read the thread but didnt see you mention it.or when will there be a kit avaliable to buy
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby 4wd26 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:44 pm

MitchMN wrote:So what did you get the rear disc brakes off? I read the thread but didnt see you mention it.or when will there be a kit avaliable to buy


Tritonwreckers are working on a kit, having a hard time making it cost effective though was the last I heard.
you don't want to know what it cost me through all the hassles, even as a trial/ development

mine you all the costs were one off buys, to confirm fitment.

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added a angle eye "halo ring"
these are very bright and look much better in the flesh than the iphone pic
I have now bought another set of the rings for the full set

going to have to do something with the halogen bubs though to match the rest of the LED's including the hella spots

someone did mention light whore....... :? :lol:
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby Cowboy Dave on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:46 pm

Get the Osram nightbreaker unlimiteds? They're ever so slightly more white/blue than the Philips xtremevision +130% that I've put in mine and some others. Also a little cheaper. Definitely not as 'yellow' as the Osram OEM that is in there now.

Loving the angel eye look though. I can see that being in my future somewhere if yours don't melt or something. :lol: :lol:
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby 4wd26 on Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:57 pm

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271757634850?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
these are the "rings" I purchased, had a couple of people ask.
I went for these as I liked that the individual leds "blended together" and they do in practice, some of the other offering do not, you can make out the individual lights

I nearly bought 90mm, but measured up and checked, they quote outside diameter in these things and these 100mm lights have a inside diameter or the 90mm, fit neatly over the lip on the hella lights, a dab of silicon will hold them in place

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off- barely see them/ notice them

just hope they don't mind the heat of the light, and are weather/ water proof

they are very protected from uv or stone/ bug damage
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby Kingbrown on Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:15 pm

Nice !

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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby 4wd26 on Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:21 pm

yeah I only noticed after looking at the ad, they are 8000k so a bit on the blue side
the halogen lights make them look worse

oh well :lol:
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby Trentd on Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:43 pm

Buy autic 100/90 light globes halogen! They're absolutely the best on the market! I have tried it all Phillips everything! They're all terrible! I put these in and even when they're off the whole light casing glows a blue! Turn them on and they are the brightest white light! With a blue glow in the actual lamp casing! Can provide pictures! And more details if interested!
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby 4wd26 on Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:48 pm

Always interested in what others have done
Anything in halogen would be awesome as legal (we'll sort of in those wattages)
Investigating led bulbs as an option rather than hid
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby Cowboy Dave on Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:10 pm

Autic? Is that spelled correctly? Google doesn't want to know.
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby coughy on Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:19 pm

Read this First ;) ;)Then still cant find what you are after
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Re: 4wd26 2008 ML auto- now with 4.6 gears and rear disc bra

Postby Trentd on Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:07 pm

They're these ones!
I had to go 100/90w, they go up to 130w but you need them in a relay! And have a warning saying they can melt the plastic lenses on your headlights! They look blue but shine a real ice white/blue on the road! Really really good! Highly recommend! Click to view larger picture


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