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Post Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:42 pm 
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Hey would a Sierra bull bar fit a lj81 can modify mounts just wondering about width


They're near enough the same width but the chassis rails are closer together, smaller and the hoops will probable sit right in front of the head lights.

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And alternators how much can they take as I want to put some good lighting on the Ute and what’s a easy upgrade


Stock one is 40 amp. Search F10a alternator upgrade.

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:19 pm 
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Is there any other models of car that the Bullbar/side steps would fit on my lj81 and alternators aswell thanks Tom

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:08 pm 
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And I want to bring the wheels out a bit for stabability but what are the cons of using wheel spacers as I’ve heard they can snap wheel studs off from to much pressure thanks Tom

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:13 am 
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More off set rim.ya might be able to use wt axles I'm not sure?

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:50 pm 
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And I want to bring the wheels out a bit for stabability but what are the cons of using wheel spacers as I’ve heard they can snap wheel studs off from to much pressure thanks Tom



Spacers will increase the load on the wheel bearings and cause them them to wear a bit more than usual. I'm not sure on how adverse the effect is, but I haven't heard of people complaining in numbers because of failing wheel bearings due to them.

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:14 pm 
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You wont snap wheel studs or kill bearings with them. If your bearings are close to dying beforehand then spacers can be the final nail in the coffin. I ran -55 rims with 2" spacers for over 100xxx kms on the same set of bearings with no premature failure.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:26 pm 
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ok thanks guys sounds like it might be something to look in to

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:31 am 
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Would any of the Daihatsu rocky bull bars fit an lj

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:50 am 
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Would any of the Daihatsu rocky bull bars fit an lj

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:27 am 
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Whats wrong with the standard bumper why do you need a bullbar. Kinda ruins the whole look

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:30 pm 
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Only LJ bullbars will fit. Old school Sierra ones that bolt to the top of the bumper also fit LJs but may have the hoops in the way of the head lights.

You're pretty much going to have to make one if you want a full protection style bullbar.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:41 pm 
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Yeah ok so there’s non I could just change the mounts on and it’s cause there’s a lot of roos out where I live and I am going to spend a bit of time in the bush

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:48 pm 
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Got to remember your mounting any bullbar to 2mm of chassis or body steel so hit a roo and cars a write off with or without a bullbar. Id suggest not hitting any, spend your money on disc brakes to avoid a collision

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:35 pm 
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It’s got prity strong mounts on it and I would be putting side step braces on it to

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:30 pm 
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I took this ugly setup of mine when i got it.
If your in w.a. you can have it


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:57 am 
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MrRocky wrote:
If your in w.a. you can have it



I think Tommy is from the wrong side of Eucla.......

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:16 pm 
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Yeah used to be in wa but parents moved us to NSW what do u thing postige or courier would be

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:38 pm 
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More than you could make it for locally

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:27 pm 
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And making it yourself wouldnt be too hard either.

flat bar for the base, exhaust tube for the pipework - all the bending can be done at an exhaust shop.

I wouldnt go for heavy gauge and overly rigid steel, exhaust tubing would be fine - I would rather the tubing bend than the chassis.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:56 pm 
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Yeah but I’m after something original

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:06 pm 
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Theres no original bars, they were knocked up by local hacks the dealership got to do for customers that wanted it.
Quality is average at best

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:23 pm 
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Yeah ok would still be intrested depending on freight

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:13 am 
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People spend years looking for decent bonnets. They really just never come up for sale, you have to look overseas and be prepared to front up some proper money. There's always talks of people making fibreglass ones, I don't know if that's come to fruition.


Rellies in WA had zooks for beach fishing, someone over there builds GRP panels, doors, bonnets etc. 'ços was just casually mentioned they are commonly fitted due to rust issues on the beaches. Dunno anymore about it just that.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:25 am 
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Only original bars on the old zooks was the bumper... Every one I've seen was locally fabbed up from scratch or a modified cut and shut alloy thing from something about right to clear the head lights etc. from a wrecker.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:00 pm 
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People spend years looking for decent bonnets. They really just never come up for sale, you have to look overseas and be prepared to front up some proper money. There's always talks of people making fibreglass ones, I don't know if that's come to fruition.


Rellies in WA had zooks for beach fishing, someone over there builds GRP panels, doors, bonnets etc. 'ços was just casually mentioned they are commonly fitted due to rust issues on the beaches. Dunno anymore about it just that.


I looked at an LJ81 for sale near Albany that had a fibreglass bonnet, I thought it had probably been sourced from over east as they're a lot more common over there. This one came from a wrecker but I don't know if they sold them new or something.

Those front bars like MrRockys are quite common here in W.A. I've got one. I don't know who made them, maybe ORE? They made them for Sierras too. It would cost less to get one made locally than to freight it, they're very heavy and bulky. You'd have to cut the scrub bars off for freight and weld them back on when you fit it.

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:06 pm 
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Yeah ok might look in to getting one made up here and what about windscreens where can I get one as my brother acidently smashes mine thanks Tom

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:11 pm 
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And I’ve got a oil leak I think it’s from the back of the engine I have it billed out currently and was wondering if the rear seals are hard to replace and if I can do it where can I get the seals from

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:54 pm 
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Hey looking at getting a manuel and was wondering if the manuel for a lj80 lj80v would be the same

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:31 pm 
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Pretty much

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