Discussion in 'Overlanding / Off-Road' started by Strigidae, Sep 3, 2017.
This just sheared off going slowly over a 2” speed hump in a parking lot
Better there than at the end of a five hour drive into the arse of nowhere !!!!!
He’s not wrong @Bushman5
Maybe a good excuse to upgrade.
Oh it’s drivable just fine like that. Maybe not for an novice driver, but I’m used to no sway bars (off-road anyways).
Ten minute fix just need parts. MOOG preferably with polyurethane bushings
I'm pretty sure i need a snorkel but they are ugly and pricey.
Mall crawling getting in deep water now?
I kid...I kid.
They make fun of me at the arcade Shane...
It’s because your wearing a snorkel.
I think I’m upgrading my wheels and tires on the Outlander. The Maxxis VIPR is calling my name with some beadlocks.
.... it's not because of the last of a snorkel though !! New Truck came with a factory version fitted. Down the road I will change it out for a Safari version that feeds the hungry little turbo motor better. Reading with the replacement they are getting marked improvements in KW, NM and fuel consumption.
would you consider doing what i did on my BushTracker, with the roof mounted Donaldson filter element? (you can use the size i used , meant for a diesel excavator, or you-can go EVEN BIGGER) You'll enjoy 3 stage X 1 micron filtration.....your diesel oil will be 100% cleaner (no silica) and your turbo will spool up and BREATH a huge amount of free flowing clean air. You don;t need rubber tubes like i used, you can use mandrel bent aluminum tubing.
Nothing wrong at all with your build mate, my truck is cut and ready to take a standard Safari job (to the replace the factory or a little more cutting and I can add the larger Safari Airmax unit. Neat, tidy and made around the lines of the truck. You can add all different filter heads as well depending on your needs.
oldie but a goodie - some BushTracker wheeling and rock bashing
Started using a jerry can for gas storage and it seems that when i open it up it spews fumes and some mist out. Thats normal right?
........ like a "NATO type" steel can with the flip cap ? In those cases yes, if you rip them open with gas (petrol to us here) there has to be some venting. You can mitigate it a little by easing the lever out till it is just still engaged and it will generally break the seal and allow the fumes to vent saving that big fuel splash when it happens as a quick open and vent. If you are using Scepter or similar cans you should be allowing them to vent by opening them a little and allowing the gas to escape. Diesel (because for us diesel owners are loft superior types) does not vent and spew in quite the same way. But it is also a dirtier process when it is slopped around. I keep gloves on hand for this (as it saves using what may be precious water for cleaning myself up from diesel hands).
Yep. Nato can that was a gift from a best buddy.
I can scratch ophir, engineer and cinnamon off the list.
Did a diy version of the blue ridge overland gear attic. We will see how it goes. I think having quilts and puffy jackets up there will keep them from migrating etc and also make things easier for when its time to set up. No major mods and about an hour on the machine with about 20$ worth of materials. Also using space that would otherwise be empty makes me happy.
Heres their version: https://www.blueridgeoverlandgear.com/collections/vehicle-attics