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Isuzu Trooper rear dampers, original springs - couldn't get OE replacements/Disco/Musso (my chosen option, as they also provide a lift) - with 40mm polyurethane lift blocks.

The front has new, OE dampers, with KIA Sorento springs - taller and stiffer - fitting the 40mm lift blocks on the front ain't happenin', without getting really sketchy.

As is, it sits pretty evenly and must be 60mm higher. So it will do for now. It also rides a lot better, after that.

Both the front and the back were a ball ache. The rear dampers had to be cut in half and flats ground on, bolt grips used. Fronts, the top mount nuts required nut splitters, bolt grip sockets, Dremel, angle grinder, hammer etc 😂

Building up the chassis and then bolting the body on, leads to some access issues! It took some Russian dude 6 hours to do the rear on his, I reckon I'll call Guiness. I was clear in a sprightly 4.

BONUS CONTENT: Check the spring compressor that exploded and could have killed me!

 

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5 minutes ago, tooSavvy said:

HIGH = Good.... IN THE EYE = Bad 😱

Glad you're OK

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Monkey metal BS. I'm just glad it wasn't the top clamp that let go. As I was setting to undo the top nut, at the time.

Luckily I found some banger lads who built the new units up for me, for £20. On Good Friday, no less! Shame that the longer studs, that came with the lift blocks provided by Igor (probably), needed the top mounts drilled out.

So it was a race against time for me to whip home and sort them. 
 

Job jobbed. All good.

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2 hours ago, 808 Estate said:

Tis a beast.

Bonus pints for the green strip on the number plate.  Chip oil burner?

She's getting there, mate. Cheers.

Yeah, OM662, I always run it on pure veg. 35ppl WVO at present. I think it has earned the green plates, Captain Planet wouldn't wanna kick me in the [MCM]Baaaaa![/MCM]

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Shifted these roofing sheets about half a mile, from my parents to my sisters. One Time rolled up on me in a Corsa and politely pulled me over (headlight flash). He was sound as. Just recommended I tie something visible to the back of the load.

TBH, I usually do. 😬

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  • Out Run changed the title to The Odd Looking Odd Cylindered Beast From The Far East Pt 2. - Oh, sheet...

Once you get that safari rack on anything goes, telegraph poles and 4m insulated roof sheets on top, a pallet of cement in the back and 2t of ballast on the triple axle etc

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This payload had to be close to a tonne. All the soil and some concrete. 👀 

Squattin' like quarter mile hero @Jim Bell leaving the christmas tree.

She was only in the Whistlin Diesel crosshairs for a couple of hours, though. All back to normal, now and as a result, about 100mm higher. 
 

Well done, Rex. I'll give your plywood floor a sweep out with a yard brush, as a treat.

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  • Out Run changed the title to The Odd Looking Odd Cylindered Beast From The Far East | South Carolina Style
2 hours ago, JayB said:

That looks epic! Always look forward to the Rexton updates. 

😂 Cheers, mate.

It's been on almost solid commuting duty for weeks now. WVO and can crack along at 95, when asked. 
 

Nowt quiet about mud tyres at those speeds!

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12 minutes ago, Out Run said:

😂

 

Nowt quiet about mud tyres at those speeds!

Nothing subtle about the exhaust noises either. 

LOVELY NOISE

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Decided to cut some holes in a perfectly  good wing.

I still need to couple it up to the air box. It is for a 120 Landcruiser, so not exactly plug and play. But you wouldn't know, from the outside.

#FLEXTON 😅

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  • Out Run changed the title to The Odd Looking Odd Cylindered Beast From The Far East | This Sucks
6 minutes ago, Jim Bell said:

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Snorks are big Stonks. 

Looks grand man. Bet it took great intestinal fortitude to drill that big hole man.  

Next stop, Rufford Ford !

I'm not arsed about drilling holes in it, TBH.

Drilling 12 holes through the Mondeo roof skin and then opening up 8 of those with a hole saw, was a bit of a concern at the time, though. 😂

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5 minutes ago, junkyarddog said:

I always thought the top of the snorkel should be turned the other way to stop the water entering it?

You make a fair point. However, if the snorkel is getting water in you are likely to have more pressing concerns🏊

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55 minutes ago, junkyarddog said:

I always thought the top of the snorkel should be turned the other way to stop the water entering it?

I think that is mostly to prevent it sucking up dust?

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50 minutes ago, 320touring said:

You make a fair point. However, if the snorkel is getting water in you are likely to have more pressing concerns🏊

Very much this. 😬🙈

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15 minutes ago, Out Run said:

Now I need* one of those lovely* TOM's snorkels for my MR2, so they match.

I've been saying this for years and years. If I keep saying it long enough they'll come back into fashion. 

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1 minute ago, Jim Bell said:

I've been saying this for years and years. If I keep saying it long enough they'll come back into fashion. 

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Hot snorks

Some folk still like them. Personally, I never have.

They were a TOMS design, for the BEAMS engined cars and originally, came with a sealed air box. So they may have done something, kinda, - aside from rubbing paint off the car - not just looked gash.

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Supposedly snorkel head designs are the way they are, so they aren't affected by rain.

Any that does get in will probably be dried by the intake charge, or perhaps lie in the bottom of the air box. It's not going to be like blasting a hose down it.

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Can't be any worse than cars with big intake scoops on the bonnet for tmics surely. 

I know some snorkels have a leak off for BIG water ingress. 

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