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DRFVDR last won the day on September 25 2016

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    25 years as a diesel mechanic and subaru owner has taught me a few things :)
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  1. F*** that was awhile ago,10 years ago ? maybe, dude was a dickhead
  2. G-Scan 2 is what I use, not what I would call cheap ( NZD12,000) but will connect to anything and give you the options to that the bluetooth ones don't
  3. Things they can pull you up on 1/ "driving" lights are supposed to be in pairs( a light bar is one single light, I have seen people put a piece of tape vertically down the centre) 2/ Placement, the light bar is supposed to be between the headlights even with them. My hilux setup
  4. Yup trying to work that website but meh not working
  5. No switch has any more current than what is required to run a relay.
  6. @thewabbit1 If you could draw this up for me, I only use 1 relay when I wire up my driving lights on my subaru's. Hopefully I can explain it. So the switched side of the relay remains the same, + batt to relay, relay to Lightbar/driving lights ( make sure it is fused ) the switching side goes like this, from a switched +feed ( i use the cigarette lighter) to your cabin light bar switch, from this to the relay, then from the - side of the relay to the switched negative on the Highbeams. I hope that makes sense ( i dont usually even run a cabin switch,I dont usually see any reason to have the Lightbar/Driving lights switched off which simplifies the wiring even more as i take the switched side for the relay straight from the headlight, one+ and the switched - )
  7. RAL are running their shuttles @$6 per head return, we cannot compete with that so we are not running our shuttles ( we are instead contracting to RAL as they dont have the capacity so win win) pretty much IZichard said it all, take it slow and easy dont do anything quickly, especially coming back down, carry chains know how to fit them, biggest issue I see is tyre choice, wide 18's are next to useless ( or 20's/22's ) best are narrow ( under 195) 15's you need more ground pressure on snow and ice. this comes from 30 years driving shuttles on the Turoa Mountain road ( in excess of 1.5 million km's on that road)
  8. Not that it makes them anymore legal, I got a WOF yesterday with my LED bulbs fitted, he did mention it but if you have a good WOF guy then you may get them through. Mine are Narva ADR approved though
  9. Same as what i put on our Estima These and rebuilt Calipers + Bendix Ultimates made the big beastie stop will do the same to the Vellfire ( unless i do the big brake brembo upgrade on it)
  10. Do you have a part number as I have a NOS stock one here,
  11. DRL's are a completely different beam pattern to either headlights or fog lights, they are designed as the name implies to be seen in daylight. There is also "rules" as to the output of them, most of the LED replacement bulbs have to much output. Read this https://www.hella.co.nz/en/technology/hella-led-safety-daylights™/ I would ONLY buy either HELLA or NARVA, if you want reliable and legal lights. EDIT also have a read of this http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/get-your-lights-right/get-your-lights-right.html specifically states that using foglights on clear days is illegal ( I know every one does it but still)
  12. I have done a few things to the Hilux of late fitted LED headlight bulbs to compliment the 52" light bar So now all lights in the front are LED, next will be an upgrade for the indicators and park/indicators in the bull bar, Oh EDIT just ordered another light bar to go on the bullbar oops cant resist a cheap deal. Next, thanks to a mate I have had fitted a Chip to the truck, as it has done just over 300,000km it has only a low tune in it BUT still very impressed, way more response to throttle input
  13. I would go for LED just done this upgrade on my Hilux BUT make sure that the replacements have the correct light output, and remember these are only for lights, not designed to put out great amounts of light, nor very far.