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pigletracing

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Post Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:10 am

Test driving this 2day what should I look out for

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Hi Guys ,
I looking at geting my first JEEP, Im test driving this today. It is owned by the EX - DIRECTOR of TJM & it has every button & whistle known to man kind put on it (sortof)
# what should I look out for ?
# is it a fair price ?
# on holidays I will be towing a large electric tandom camper with motorbikes on it weighs fully loaded about 1.5tonne, is the car capable ?

I have always wanted a Jeep & now may be the time.
cheers piggy.

Ian McClenahan "PIGLET"
TJM - Coopersplains - Underwood - Gold Coast.
0411444897.
DAIHATSU FEROZA UTE,V6,caged,lokd 35's
NOW SOLD
& then
GQ DUAL CAB TUFF UTE,caged,lokd,35's
NOW SOLD
& then
JK WRANGLER 4 DOOR TUFF TOURER,lifted,lokd, 35s
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GUtripper

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Post Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:45 pm

Re: Test driving this 2day what should I look out for

Main issue is the front Dana 30, which is weak, both in terms of small R&P and weak axle tubes prone to bending.
35's wont help.

They can be sleeved and strengthened /gussetted at the inner C to make them better, but still......

Best fix is an aftermarket Dana 44 from teraflex or dynatrac, will set you back $8k +/- with your choice of locker and gears.

Otherise, they are generally OK, and work really well offroad.

Its an 07 with lowish K's, so price is at the top of the range IMO, not allowing for lots of mods.
My friends aren't holding me back..... I'm pulling 'em forward.
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Percy

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Post Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:19 pm

Re: Test driving this 2day what should I look out for

Check play in the following:
(Whilst steering stabiliser off)
Tie Rod ends, draglink, panhard play (any mov't in bushes and bolt holes) and check ball joints.
If worn these could cause issues later down the track with shimmies or death wobbles.
Check steering for any clunking as may have dud box or intermediate shaft.
Also check unis and driveshafts for any play etc.

Check out Ausjeepoffroad under Jk section, plenty of information there.

Looks like a good vehicle with a lot of goodies, good luck with the purchase, I love my Jk even with the minor imperfections it has...
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pigletracing

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Post Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:54 am

Re: Test driving this 2day what should I look out for

Cheers for the good advice, I took the family for the test drive, & we instantly fell in love with it. there is 1 main concern & that is my wife's foot isnt long enough to rest her heel on the floor & be able to reach the accelerator pedal. Is this common ?? is there an accessory we can get to give the pedal more length.
DAIHATSU FEROZA UTE,V6,caged,lokd 35's
NOW SOLD
& then
GQ DUAL CAB TUFF UTE,caged,lokd,35's
NOW SOLD
& then
JK WRANGLER 4 DOOR TUFF TOURER,lifted,lokd, 35s
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MightyMouse

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Post Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:54 pm

Re: Test driving this 2day what should I look out for

Just put a block under the pedal assembly... makes it more comfortable for just about everybody. ( its an electronic throttle so no cables to get in the way.... )

Be careful Piglet..... repair on the CRD is bloody expensive if anything goes wrong, and there's not that many really knowledgeable repairers out there.
( usual disclaimers )

It seemed like a much better idea when I started it than it does now.
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pigletracing

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Post Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:23 am

Re: Test driving this 2day what should I look out for

OK we bought it. now it is time to modify.
# dual battery.
# sound deadening.
# trimming the interior (to stop some of the drone)
# long range fuel tank.
# Black widow draws.
# electric trailer breaks.
# air bags for towing.
# replacement head rest DVD players.
# wetsuit seat covers.
# roof rack,for foxwing,40" led light bar, highlift jack, shovel, maxtrax.
# muffler for the custom 3" stainless exhaust system.
# TJM LOGO's & SIGNAGE.
& there will probably be more later, but thats what I need to get on before xmas.
cheers piggy.
DAIHATSU FEROZA UTE,V6,caged,lokd 35's
NOW SOLD
& then
GQ DUAL CAB TUFF UTE,caged,lokd,35's
NOW SOLD
& then
JK WRANGLER 4 DOOR TUFF TOURER,lifted,lokd, 35s

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