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Post Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:43 pm

2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

I recently bought one of these with the 7 speed Auto and am fairly happy with it. :cool: For those that know I still have the GU Patrol with the XR6 Turbo motor, but since I moved to Mt Isa, and LPG availability is crap, the patrol is now my weekend offroader. (Plus lpg prices are :bad-words: compared to Vic metro)

Does anyone else on here have one.? I want to fit a 2" Lift, Front locker and 16" rims and tyres. The intention here is for an economical Diesel outback tourer, which the GU isn't. Rang 4WDsystems today and found the lokka is not available for the front yet. Bullbars are also limited due to the large front intercooler.

I towed my boat to Burketown and averaged 12.5L/100 on dirt roads. The new utes are definately economical.
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Post Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:22 pm

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

My mate just got one and fitted a 2 inch tough dog lift and after 3 different sets of springs on the front struts they couldnt get more than 20mm lift out of the front. The first 2x sets only gave 10mm.
Tough dog have wiped their hands of the problem, I would be careful when oredering a 2inch lift for one I dont think the aftermarket suppliers are aware just how heavy the motor is.

I believe ARB have just released a bullbar for them
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Post Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:37 pm

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

Thanks for the heads up. I do hate how the D40's have a unique wheel stud pattern of 6 nuts on 4.5" PCD instead of cruiser and patrol stud pattern of 6 nuts on 5.5" PCD. It makes wheel options that much more limited.
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Post Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:52 pm

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

raptorthumper wrote:
Does anyone else on here have one.? I want to fit a 2" Lift, Front locker and 16" rims and tyres. The intention here is for an economical Diesel outback tourer, which the GU isn't. Rang 4WDsystems today and found the lokka is not available for the front yet. Bullbars are also limited due to the large front intercooler.

I towed my boat to Burketown and averaged 12.5L/100 on dirt roads. The new utes are definately economical.





Outback tourer and a Lokka? pick one or the other in my opinion. The last thing you want on a wet red dirt/clay road is a locked front end that you cant unlock. Pretty much means you'll be limited to 2wd or sub 30-40kph if you get caught in the rain on a dirt road. Again, IMO.

I'd assume d40 will have auto hubs? how do lokkas go with them?


Economy sounds awesome. how big of a boat?
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Post Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:37 pm

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

D40's dont have hubs. The front diff is aways spinning. In 2WD with Auto lockers you wouldn't know that you had a lokka fitted, from experience with the GU and hubs locked. In 4WD power on and it locks, coast and it unlocks.

I have a Reinell 185LS boat just like below. A bit too nice for Burketown Barra fishing.

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Post Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:48 am

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

wayyy too nice!



As for the lokka. Would it cause undue wear spinning in its "unlocked" position all the time? I looked into a eaton auto locker at one stage years ago and from memory it was just a ramped gear that slipped a tooth or two if one wheel went faster than the other, under power the teeth, sort of, clamped together. The clutch/teeth/gears were always in contact though. Are the lokkas the same design?


Was the Burketown pub still standing when you went through? I heard it burnt down. We got stupid drunk there and ended up rolling out our swags in the park next door. In the morning we were woken up with free bacon and egg sangas by the publican. We also changed my mates busted transfer case in the beer garden! Great pub/publican.
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Yeah the Pub was burn't down for the last few trips. Last time I was there, was about a month ago, and a new concrete slab had gone down.

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Post Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:33 am

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

Interested in this thread, interesting to hear about the front lift issues, I was thinking of the coil spacers, I just want the clearance to fit bigger tyres so if a lift allows the tyres to come all the way back up then it'll scrub anyway.

I'm planning on touring with mine as well, so max travel isn't a huge issue. The stx comes with traction control doesn't it?
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Post Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:31 pm

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STX has traction control but not in low range i believe. I might go the coil spacers as well. Harrop / Eaton e-lockers are available for D40's now but i have to check if they have one for the V6 diesel.

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Post Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:47 pm

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

go the arb bar, only one available that is airbag compliant that looks any good. that may change your ride height though. tjm make a 35mm lift front strut witha 10mm spacer to account for front barwork, might be the way to go. put the tjm stuff under my wifes amarok and it rides really good, sit nice and is level, even with a winch/bar.
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Post Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:59 am

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

I'm a bit confused with lifting the front, the spacers would be great for lifting for bigger tyres, but to compensate for bar work would just lift the front and give me compressed springs wouldn't it?
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Post Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:03 pm

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Picked mine up today, talk about stick, whoot whoot
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Post Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:31 pm

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

What color did you get.? Mine is white and the only nissan accesory I got was a heavy duty towbar. I bought mine due to 3 things. The engine, 7 Speed Auto and 0.5% financing for 3 years.

I took a new manual Ranger for a spin (they didn'y have an Auto available for a test drive) and liked it, (Appearance of the new Ranger's is better than the Nav's) but Ford weren't offering any good deals on financing.

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Post Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:03 pm

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

I got white as well, black bull bar, tint, tow bar, snorkel and tub liner.

1 engine
2 gearbox
3 Nm

I'm looking at all the "lift kits" around, most of them are spacers and lifting blocks etc.

Might just get the coil spacers and the lifting blocks, maybe some rear shocks and some bigger rubber.

That'll get me 4 inches higher off the deck, get the speedo right and add some attitude.

Only other thing I need is lights, thinking hid, light bar.

I also want to do grill flashing amber lights, eBay has some cheap kits, but I'm thinking it isn't worth the effort. Not sure where to go here, I'll talk to the sparky and see what he thinks.

I want to tour with it, so a box for the tray is also on the agenda, don't think there. Is much else to worry about.

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Post Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:15 am

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

Just put a Harrop e-locker in the front diff. Just have to finish wiring the switches in. I posted some photos on the Navara forum located here.

http://www.navara.asia/showthread.php?t=26230

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Post Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:51 pm

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

Hey, I've had one for a bit, got a Monster suspension lift kit, got adjustable coils in the front.

Coil spacers give coil bucket contact, you'll get lift but shit travel.

16's don't fit, the v6 gets bigger brakes so 17s or bigger.

Arb bar on mine, allows 32s roughly with the lift, fuel consumption goes up with bigger tyres but you get close to accurate speedo with 32s.
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Post Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:26 pm

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I have the same ARB bar as you and ARB under vehicle protection (Bash plates). I have front strut coil spacers but have fitted 35mm longer extended ball joints. Wheel travel is good, but I need to get my alignment fixed.

Are you pissed off with how you cant hold 1st gear in low range manual mode.? I fixed mine with some wiring and switches.

Got any pics of your front strut's?
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Post Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:44 pm

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

No pics handy, but if I remember I will.

Can't hold any gear in manual which blows when towing offroad.

Arb said they didn't have plates for it, although I've heard they are mostly the same as the 2.5 ones.
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Post Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:55 pm

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

At the time I bought my plates they didn't have V6 ones available. I had to make some mods to fit mine. Mostly the front bulbar mounting point (added a 50x25mm RHS cross member with nutserts) and extra nutserts for the transmission plate.

They now have plates to suit the V6, although they aren't listed on their webpage. You can see the detail in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5chsRLLE4OM

also

http://www.navara.asia/showthread.php?t=25901

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Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

Hey guys, on the underbody plates thing, I bought some Tough Dog ones for it (ARB are just too dear) and all I could get was the Navara ones. Now the third plate wont fit because there are some diagonal braces on the chassis at the rear of the cross member behind the engine.

Does yours have these braces & if they do did you have to mod your plates to fit? Its where the third plate will fit under the transmission.

I just want to suss out if the local dude who sold me these things is telling me porkys.
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Post Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:04 am

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Yeah mine has the diagonal braces. The ARB plates just mate up flush with the bottom. The only mods on the transmission plate was to add 4 M8 nutserts for 4 new bolts. This was because the holes in the cross member didn't line up with the ARB holes. I could have probably got away with only 2 bolts but wanted 4 installed.

you can see the diagonal brace here.

http://grantm.customer.netspace.net.au/h8.jpg

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Post Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:43 am

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

Fitted a hot side pipe from https://plazmaman.com/shop_itemdetail.p ... 371&cate=0 install was easy enough, 40mins two screwdrivers and a 12mm spanner. You use the existing clips off the stock hose.

Turbo lag was improved, traction control had to work a bit harder in the rain yesterday.
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Post Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:21 pm

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I might have to get one of those.!


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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:10 pm

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

I replaced mine because; I'd heard they fail, I'd heard that the soft pipe doesn't help with turbo lag.

I'm happy with the upgrade, there is a slight but noticeable boost in performance.

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Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:28 pm

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The arb bull bars only take arb winches, see my post in general tech, want a cheaper winch? Don't get an arb bar.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=236046
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Post Thu May 08, 2014 10:19 pm

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Had my Bull Bar off to fit a winch, noticed the intercooler was weeping oil, mentioned it at my 40k service (ouch) and its getting replaced under warranty without debate.
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Post Fri May 09, 2014 9:21 pm

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You are clocking up the klms fast. I have just hit 30K. I refuse to get mine serviced at Nissan. I do my own service's as I reckon Nissan are pretty bad when it comes
to warrantee claims. I will keep a close look on mine.

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Post Sat May 10, 2014 6:54 am

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

Your brakes might come up soon, genuine PARTS ONLY 720, pads and discs.

They're designed to need new discs, a 'soft compound rotor to reduce brake squeal ' was the nissan line
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Post Tue May 20, 2014 5:16 pm

Re: 2012 Nissan D40 STX V6 diesel

Did the discs and pads myself on the weekend, 160, stops better now too.

Its in getting the intercooler done today, guess what, they didn't have all the parts to finish in time so its an overnight stay.
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