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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:46 pm

Racor 2 micron secondary fuel filter with flow indicator. Plumbed in after the factory filter. ;-)
Probably the single most important modification I've done.
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby viking shippy on Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:47 pm

We should swap one of our spotie covers each
then we could have one blue and one red ...great for peak hour traffic....
Shouldn't both diff ratios be the same? fwd and aft...?
I thought you had front lockers...already..
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby viking shippy on Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:51 pm

Ha just realised that the led is reflecting in the your spot light lens...looks like covers..
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:07 pm

Out with the old stock exhaust and in with the new 3" Scotts Rod.
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In stock tune the new exhaust made NO difference in power at all. :roll: :lol: EGTs were down about 80 degrees though and sounded better. 8-)

With the chipit plugged in there were noticeable gains in top end power. 8-)
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:12 pm

viking shippy wrote:We should swap one of our spotie covers each
then we could have one blue and one red ...great for peak hour traffic....
Shouldn't both diff ratios be the same? fwd and aft...?
I thought you had front lockers...already..


Yeah I swapped out the pinion and crown gear in the rear diff at the same time. And yeah I did all this over a year and half ago now. All part of the update. :roll:
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby viking shippy on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:15 pm

srb wrote:
viking shippy wrote:We should swap one of our spotie covers each
then we could have one blue and one red ...great for peak hour traffic....
Shouldn't both diff ratios be the same? fwd and aft...?
I thought you had front lockers...already..


Yeah I swapped out the pinion and crown gear in the rear diff at the same time. And yeah I did all this over a year and half ago now. All part of the update. :roll:

Ahhh I get it just a bit of catch up to what you have done....over the last year...
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby mIwoo on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:17 pm

srb wrote:Racor 2 micron secondary fuel filter with flow indicator. Plumbed in after the factory filter. ;-)
Probably the single most important modification I've done.
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how much does this beut little mod cost steve? cheers
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:22 pm

While on the exhaust subject, last month I decided it wasn't loud enough so I chopped out the hiflow muffler and installed a hotdog resonator. So much better! :lol:
Still not too loud at idle but really barks loud when you up it! 8-)
No annoying droning at highway speeds either. Do get a much louder dosing sound from turbo too which is nice. ;-)
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:32 pm

mIwoo wrote:
srb wrote:Racor 2 micron secondary fuel filter with flow indicator. Plumbed in after the factory filter. ;-)
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how much does this beut little mod cost steve? cheers


I can't remember exactly because I ordered it from the USA. Think it was about $350 including shipping with 6x spare screw on replacement filters. Shared the shipping cost with a few other blokes.
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby mIwoo on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:34 pm

yeah, righto. fe
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:38 pm

Rear custom under tray storage boxes, one side for storing dirty recovery gear and the other is air compressor hoses a water hoses.
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby macca002 on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:43 pm

Any pics of the lockers going in? I am very interested to see the quality, as I am pretty sure you are running the 4wdsupplies lockers from memory?
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:03 pm

macca002 wrote:Any pics of the lockers going in? I am very interested to see the quality, as I am pretty sure you are running the 4wdsystems lockers from memory?


Sorry no pics of the actual locker goin in.. I had a diff specialist install the center. ;-)
And yeah I'm very happy with 4wd Supplies air locker, Forum sponsor.;-)
Has been punished hard all over Australia, has been in for over 50k kms now.:shock::P
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:06 pm

Dash switches...
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:20 pm

18ltr hot water storage tank made from 150mm plumbing pipe, mounts under tray and is fed from an inline pump through a heat exchanger in the engine bay.
Has temp gauge and water level indicator that hooks up to the slide on camper. This's my wifes most favorite modification to date. :roll:
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Has over temp cut out on the tank incase I forget to turn the pump off. Water can only get to 65degrees. ;-)
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With this setup we switch the pump on just before camp. Water stays hot for hours due to extra insulation around tank.. we usually wait till the water is around the 40 degrees before having showers. We can get two or three short showers each or two long showers if not worried about saving water.
I have multiple hose connections and valves so I can pump water from a stream or from our main freshwater tank. Works very well.
Oh and only take about 10min to heat up to 60degrees while driving. 8-)
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:01 pm

As you know the tool box can come off.
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:46 pm

After cracking our stock fuel tank during our outback travels I decide to bite the bullet and purchase a HD BrownDavis long rang tank.
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Repairing our fuel tank out the back of Tom Price WA.
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Used silver solder to repair the crack. The repair only lasted another 8000kms before it cracked again in a totally different spot? The tank was severely fatigued so we ended up finding a replacement stock tank at a wreckers in Broome. :roll:
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:14 pm

Once we returned home I ordered the Brown Davis 135ltr tank. The standard tanks are just rubbish and are not suitable for extream outback travel. Should have done this in the beginning. :roll:
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Took the tray off to do some chassis repairs, which also made it a bit easier to replace the tank. :roll:
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I ditched the aux polly fuel tank too. This was mounted to the underside of the tray. Less weight on the tray now. :)
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:33 pm

Had a few issues with the long range tank at first.
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The tail shaft was making contact with the tank when really flexed up. :shock:
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And the result when flexed up.
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This is how it is on flat ground.
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby Tony on Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:38 pm

About time you updated this. :roll: :lol: I seem to remember that thing is rather lively with the tray removed too. :lol:
Nice work and from what I've seen in the raw flesh as to say, a lot of thought has gone into this one. 8-)

Can't wait to see how it turns out with the planed weight loss. Damned if I know how your going to do it but no doubt you'll find a way.
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:44 pm

Anyway in the end it wasn't a fault with the tank but with the factory mountings. Not all Tritons are made same.:roll:
Lowered the tank down with the floor Jack and used a die-grinder to elongate the mounting holes to move the tank across 8mm. Job done.;-)
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:07 pm

Tony wrote:About time you updated this. :roll: :lol: I seem to remember that thing is rather lively with the tray removed too. :lol:
Nice work and from what I've seen in the raw flesh as to say, a lot of thought has gone into this one. 8-)

Can't wait to see how it turns out with the planed weight loss. Damned if I know how your going to do it but no doubt you'll find a way.


:lol: Yeah it was a lot of fun with out that tray on. ;-)
Bloody tyres didn't think so. :lol:

I've calculated a total loss of only 150-200kgs for our next trip... This means we could still be over the GVM :?
Have got the loading better sorted now with more of the weight up front.
I've also strengthened the chassis mounting posts and lowered the rear tray by almost 40mm to help lower its center of gravity. I fabricated a stronger steel frame to support the alloy tray and used rubber pads to the chassis mounts to stop it cracking. ;-)
Hell if it brakes it brakes, you can buy my motor and gear box. :lol:
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Re: srb's Club Cab build!

Postby srb on Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:24 pm

A visit to some blokes farm and it ends up with this thing.. still trying to work out what it does. :lol: Very rough installation... I bet CD would not approve. :lol:
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