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4wd supa centre

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Created by LittleFella > 9 months ago, 29 Sep 2016
LittleFella
WA, 88 posts
29 Sep 2016 6:29PM
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Who's got any of their stuff? How's it go?
I'm interested in their lights and awnings.
Pretty hard to not pull the trigger when they are so cheap.

FullHD
QLD, 65 posts
29 Sep 2016 8:37PM
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Guy who works for me has bought led light bars and an awning for his landcruiser. The quality is there for the price you pay. Have seen the items fitted to his 4wd and they look good.

mineral1
WA, 4321 posts
29 Sep 2016 8:29PM
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No issues with the gear. However, time to deliver in some cases is
105 series landcruiser FB page has a few disgruntled members with delays on delivery of products.

ok
NSW, 860 posts
29 Sep 2016 10:31PM
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I bought the 9 inch spotties for my troopy. Easy wiring kit and they were cheap and if they get stolen or hit a roo i don't care. they took a while to arrive tho..I also bought a rooftop tent n waeco fridge years ago all still going strong. I wouldn't trust any of there recovery gear or high lift jacks. For basic stuff its great. For important stuff / stuff that could kill you if it fails i steer clear!You also have to remember all fourby gear reviews are done by people being paid by the companies so don't trust anyone!better then being ripped off by ARB (another rich bastard)

kernal
WA, 541 posts
29 Sep 2016 10:42PM
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do the gutter mount roof racks work on an 80 series cruiser?

kiteboy dave
QLD, 6517 posts
30 Sep 2016 6:29AM
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I have the roof bag, dirty gear bag, and 1.5m LED light strip.

The roof bag is great quality for the money, well made and at $35 it's like 6 times cheaper than anywhere else. I'm thinking about a 2nd.

The LED strip was about $25, and I saw the identical one for $99 in a camp shop. Works great. Had to do some auto elec work the other night and used mine and the neighbors (he has 2) to light up the inside of the car like day. Again, thinking about a 2nd.

I have the adventure kings side awning on my car. Seems to be ok, only used once so far.

Neighbor swears by the swags.

The key to them is to sign up to the email and then watch the price+postage of the thing(s) you want. It floats up and down every day. After a week or 2 you'll know the cheapest they put it on for.


Lambroast
WA, 171 posts
1 Oct 2016 2:14PM
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+1 on the roof and dirty gear bags. All good. I bought the berrima computer as well. Probably good for fault diagnosis, but didn't work for fuel figures on my 09 CRD Patrol. Basically all I wanted it for :( Also bought the 2x3 awning. Not to bad for the price. Shipping has been hit n miss. Some delays and some really quick. If you need to speak with them pretty much don't bother. Their customer service is terrible.

myusernam
QLD, 4228 posts
1 Oct 2016 5:26PM
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I just got back from the Cape and there were heaps of serious rigs with kings stuff all over them. Id not heard of them before. Proper enthusiast guys with all the fruit / best of everything still had kings Rooftop tents and awnings.

Gazuki
WA, 504 posts
1 Oct 2016 4:45PM
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Cheers fellas for the link,. I just brought 800 bucks worth of stuff I never knew I needed.

Seriously impressed by the prices all jokes aside

kernal
WA, 541 posts
2 Oct 2016 3:16PM
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im pretty close to buying the big ass roof rack cage thing but my cruisers running so sweet she might be ready for the tip if i dont get that fixed. where can i get some o2 sensors super cheap dont have em

esoom
93 posts
2 Oct 2016 7:25PM
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Just ordered a roof awning , for the lux . $114 for a 2m x 2.5m delivered to the door !
Bargain everyday all day .

sn
WA, 2330 posts
2 Oct 2016 7:51PM
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do they happen to sell pistons for ZD30 patrols by any chance

jenkz
WA, 780 posts
2 Oct 2016 8:23PM
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With the rooftop awnings check you have all the parts needed in the box. Went to fit one for a friend but was missing mounts that were shown in the assembly instructions but not received.

LateStarter
WA, 549 posts
6 Oct 2016 1:49PM
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jenkz said..
With the rooftop awnings check you have all the parts needed in the box. Went to fit one for a friend but was missing mounts that were shown in the assembly instructions but not received.


My neighbour bought a roof awning and fixed it to his factory roof rack with brackets supplied.

6 weeks later the awning came undone at the front and made s#it of the side of his new cruiser. The supplied bracket had totally sheared through.

Personally i'd throw all their fittings in the bin and buy or machine quality 316SS replacements.

Lost73
QLD, 28 posts
7 Oct 2016 9:47AM
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I like the gear as have a fair bit on the Patrol but it's the little things that make the difference. Note that in no way am i affiliated with Supercentre... it is just a price point that fits with me.

LateStarter makes a good point above and I have done exactly that for my awning and run 4 brackets not your standard 2 or 3. Having said that we have traveled to some pretty remote places and always occy strap that front section of awning just to help it along. In big winds the problem won't be the keeping the awning down, it will be keeping the sides of the awning velcroed to the extending arms. This is easily fixed by 4 bulldog clips you use for keeping paper together... and they are free from work.

The original roofcage instructions also needed a little tweeking. Don't nib it up tight on the ground assuming you can just lift it on after measuring... the legs can end up on some different angles and it changes how the gutter brackets sit. Make sure you have 2 people to do the install, lift it on and adjust. It's not a major thing but again just makes it easier.

The drawers again, just need a little tweeking. The most common question is will they fit with a full length cargo barrier (Milford or similar) and I can say with a GU Patrol, they do. There are 2 mounting points at 11 and 5 but I also drilled a 3rd at 7. It just seemed better to have that extra point considering the fridge would be on that side on the slide. Again, fit it up loose with everything in before tightening, this will help you get it square. Old style 60L Waeco fits perfectly but you do need to use the rear bar to stand and get into it. If you are just grabbing tinnies etc out, you can leave it in the truck and the lid will open enough to get a hand in and cans out. Future state is to relocate the fridge to the RHS of the drawer system on a drop slide and I'll use the current fridge slide as a bench.

Rubbish bags over the rear wheel are surprisingly big and will actually fit 2 Glad garbo bags plus a couple of smaller rubbish bags. If you have a 33" wheel it will no doubt be pressed up against the bodywork so you will need to remove the wheel and get the bag in place before mounting again. It is a hell of a lot better than the Ridge Ryder bag I had though which ripped where the straps connected.

LED Light strip is cheap, but eBay is cheaper. 30" Lightbar works a treat and is easy to install.

I also have the Darche double and single swags bought through 4WDSC before they went full Kings and I gotta be honest the poles were crap. Again more design changes by me to adapt and overcome.

Probably more information than you or anyone else needs, but this is the stuff I was looking for when I started decking the truck out 3 odd years back. I just waited for everything to come on sale and bought bits then. By no means have I have my gear at the lowest price point, but certainly it allowed me to set the truck up to what I need as a tourer quicker. It has taken me 12 years to get to this point and come from the days where ARB and TJM had a lock on the market. My first roofrack system was 4 roofracks with an alloy half basket and 2 conduits to house my home made shade sail and poles.

To be honest, I like the gear and more the price. There is a definitely difference in my mates Opensky awning and extension and mine but for what I need, it is perfect. $1200 (at the time of purchase) cheaper as well.

With the price you can't really go wrong, especially if you are only using the gear every now and again. From someone who camps and travels every month, it serves me well, and I carry the usual race tape and cable ties just in case.

Hope it helps, apologies for the length.

Cheers,

Big Dog..

sn
WA, 2330 posts
7 Oct 2016 6:51PM
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Lost73 said..
have a fair bit on the Patrol but it's the little things that make the difference.................Cheers,

Big Dog..


Apologies for kinda going off on a tangent here,

Loaded question for you,

Does your Patrol happen to have a ZD30 lurking under the bonnet?
Recently I had the doubtful honour of ripping my Dads beloved 2004 patrol to bits after the engine lived up to it's "grenade" nickname.
1 of the 2 Inlet manifold runners had choked up with carbon - thanks to the EGR system.
result - 2 pots running too hot, 2 pots running too cold - ending up with holed pistons and several cracks in the head.

There are a few inherent "issues" with these engines -

- EGR system clogs 1 of the inlet manifold runners, leading to too rich/too lean mixtures. [block EGR with blanking plate]
- Variable vane turbo is great stuff - but poorly controlled, often giving too high / too low boost. [fit "Dawes" valve to set minimum and maximum boost levels]
- PCV system dumps oily contamination on the MAF sensor, giving false air density readings to the engine management computer. [fit oil separator to the PCV system]
- The decorative cover that sits over the engine vibrates against the intercooler - causing it to leak. [remove the cover - it is only cosmetic]

These engines really like [need] a bigger capacity intercooler and free flowing exhaust - most aftermarket exhausts I have seen, seem to be 3" diameter.

I can personally recommend that taking the head off is not a job for the average backyard tinkerer - save your sanity, back and knuckles
Get the professionals to rip out the whole motor and fix it on a work bench

Google "Nissan Anti Detonation System" [NADS] for a better detailed description than I can give.

Stephen

kiteboy dave
QLD, 6517 posts
9 Oct 2016 6:03AM
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Hey Stephen you're spot on the money there. Have a look at the "ultimate kite vehicle" thread there was some discussion on the same topic. I chose a patrol with the full NADs.

Lost73
QLD, 28 posts
10 Oct 2016 7:49AM
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Hey Stephen,

Yep, all too well aware of the grenade that existed under the 3L bonnet which is why I ended up with the little truck engine known as the mighty 2.8TD. At the time of buying I would have had to have bought a New Patrol to get away from those potential issues.

It is slow but reliable. Chipped to aid towing, 33's, 2 3/4" exhaust, temp gauges etc. 12 years I have had it and the head has been done once. My issue seemed to be the clutch which I have seen 3 off. Went with the original Dual Mass the first time then folded on the cost and took a punt on the solid flywheel... haven't looked back and no vibration as reported on Nissan forums that sometimes arise.

Only one other guy in my crew has a Patrol and he has the whole NADS installed solution, even though it is a later model.... blew me away how much oil ends up in that catch can...

myusernam
QLD, 4228 posts
10 Oct 2016 10:06AM
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what is it with 4wd people they insist on calling their vehicles "trucks"

Lost73
QLD, 28 posts
10 Oct 2016 10:19AM
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Cos when they break, the cost is closer to fixing a truck than a car or Toorak tractor myusername...

myusernam
QLD, 4228 posts
10 Oct 2016 11:36AM
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well they wouldnt break so much if you'se didn't drive around places trying to test it out all the time! In brisbane I see on the telly there's even a park where you can pay to go a and drive around in circles on private property negotiating man made tracks

shoodbegood
VIC, 551 posts
10 Oct 2016 8:49PM
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Like a skate park?
BMX track?
Bathurst?

It'll never take off!

KEARNSY
WA, 1306 posts
12 Oct 2016 5:59AM
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I have purchased a bit of gear from them , and you cant beat them on price.
7" spotties arrived in the mail yesterday after nearly FOUR MONTHS and numerous stuff arounds.
Their customer service is terrible however if you get your order right from the start and don't want to change anything then you would be ok.

Ian K
NSW, 2394 posts
27 Oct 2016 11:18AM
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myusernam said..
what is it with 4wd people they insist on calling their vehicles "trucks"


Because you have to take truck-driving-like precautions so they don't land on the roof.

www.drive.com.au/motor-news/toyota-hilux-fails-swedish-moose-test-20161026-gsbqnl.html




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