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  1. Cheaper/easier/less hassle to sell yours and buy an already turbo model will require engine,gearbox,Diff, hubs, brakes, suspension, full wiring loom out of donor It will then require driveshaft hoops and a cert for the engine swap all up probably $5-10k
  2. Been using these guys for stereo components for years
  3. Hope so my '89 Brumby is hopefully increasing in value
  4. I have one of these in my breakdown kit, easily starts a completely flat Diesel Hiace van, stays with a useable charge for months . Expensive YES, reliable YES, https://www.repco.co.nz/en/brands/projecta/projecta-lithium-jumpstarter-1250a-12v/p/A1302939
  5. I know we have dismantled 2 SVX's but we have 3 engines so another one has gone as well, also dismantled an XT, I will try and find photo's to get REGOs for you
  6. F*** that was awhile ago,10 years ago ? maybe, dude was a dickhead
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Yup trying to work that website but meh not working
  10. No switch has any more current than what is required to run a relay.
  11. @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 - )
  12. 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)
  13. 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
  14. 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)
  15. Do you have a part number as I have a NOS stock one here,
  16. 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)
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. Nice sedan,sorry to inform you it is well overpriced though if it was a, 81 Brumby with that miles on it, it may be worth that
  20. I run the Hankook Ventus on the Hilux, Love them, very very good in the wet and the dry, Have not had an issue while pushing the heavy pig hard, I get bloody good milage out of them ( 60,000k) and drive them on every thing from heavy snow to loose Gravel. I rate them high
  21. The issue I can see you having is the programming of the key, with the right equipment it should be able to easily do it, buy a unprogrammed blank from ebay ( make sure it is a complete blank including all the electronics) then using what ever is needed to program the key to the car and done. The unit to program the key is the issue, I have just done this to our JDM 2008 Vellfire, the smart key was available from Toyota at a reasonable price ( $200 ) so I just bought that, I may of been able to get one from ebay but a/ I could get it the next day b/ 100% sure it would work c/ wanted to still have the abilities from the original remote ( twin electric side doors). I then plugged in my Gscan 2 went to the correct option followed the instructions on programming the new key.( took about 30 seconds) and was done. Seems simple enough except the Gscan2 is a $12,000 unit.It would program the key for your subaru, not sure if there is a cheaper unit that will do it.
  22. Well I done did it Narva has just released a h4 ( and Think a H7 ) LED upgrade kit Part Number 18004, Not as cheap as the Ebay ones BUT a/ it goes on to my BNT account b/ has a 3 years NZ warranty and c/ Can order today and it is here tomorrow. 12v/24v Dual Voltage 6500 k Colour 4000 lumens Passenger LED driver Halogen Both LED ALL THE LEDS
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