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Old 01-02-17
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Maybe we can lure Harry and Wilma along.....(saves us carrying a chainsaw )
Congratulations Steve on the new vehicle, it looks great.

Sorry boys, not this year, we are going to Europe and England in May/June.
Would love to come and see Steve's turn to drag a pumpkin and also pushing another one.
Peter
Bahahahaha, she is already lifted slightly and diff top hats will be coming soon for attacking it with more gusto!
Enjoy your trip overseas, we thought about heading to the USA this year, but bought a new Patrol instead. I am planning a 6 or 7 week adventure to an as yet undetermined location around August/September. I need to be in Brisbane for a wedding, so may duck up to the Kimberley and then down to Alice and across the Simmo.
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Yeehah! Trip to the powerlines to test her out???
Jeez, I wouldn't want to get her dirty!

I don't mind the power lines if it's not mud, but I hate mud! Love it at the time, but I hate the clean up afterwards.

Sat-Nav is all fixed now, called Nissan and they took it in straightaway and fixed it, as I suspected, the installer hadn't wired in the handbrake switch correctly for the GPS and hance locked me out of a heap of functions. This one comes with the
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A couple of pics below showing the rear diff and axle housing lamination. (Welded on sections on the bottom of the axle housings left and right) This was a necessary part of the GVM Upgrade to 3505kg as it exceeded the factory axle specs and the load analysis shows the strengthening is required



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I didn't know they modded the diff. I have never heard of Patrol diffs breaking, only the top rear suspension mounts.

Another thing I remember about Patrol ownership, whenever I did any rock hopping or serious low range work, I always locked the front hubs in manually with the tyre wrench. If you don't, sometimes, if you get stuck going forward and try to reverse back (hubs in auto position) they would unlock then relock after spinning a little (maybe 1/4 turn). But if neither front wheels turn the drive won't engage to them. Only happened once to me, not a common occurrence but I locked the hubs every time after that.

That was a 1999 model, not sure if they have the same hubs (probably do haha!!!).
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I didn't know they modded the diff. I have never heard of Patrol diffs breaking, only the top rear suspension mounts.
Yep, part of getting the 3505kg GVM upgrade approved when it increases the axle load limits. I could have gone to a 3300kg GVM without the need for the diff laminating, but quotes I received were around the same money anyway. I guess at least this way, I know I've got the rear end strengthened to sustain some additional loading.

Yep, not sure on the auto hubs, but the 4wd system is ancient compared to the super select, hopefully no flashing green or orange dash lights though.
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Yep, part of getting the 3505kg GVM upgrade approved when it increases the axle load limits. I could have gone to a 3300kg GVM without the need for the diff laminating, but quotes I received were around the same money anyway. I guess at least this way, I know I've got the rear end strengthened to sustain some additional loading.

Yep, not sure on the auto hubs, but the 4wd system is ancient compared to the super select, hopefully no flashing green or orange dash lights though.
Haha the only flashing lights in a Patrol are the indicators!
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Laminated diff? Wow.

Yes replace the auto hubs with the Manual hubs. Stronger and easy to use, plus the auto hubs will disengage in reverse!

Whens the maiden powerlines run?
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Laminated diff? Wow.

Yes replace the auto hubs with the Manual hubs. Stronger and easy to use, plus the auto hubs will disengage in reverse!

Whens the maiden powerlines run?
I can just engage the auto hubs manually, that will solve the disengaging momentarily in reverse problem.

Powerlines Run? Good Lord! I wouldn't want to get it dirty
Its been awhile since I've been away camping though, I might have to rectify that soon. I've been out of action for nearly 8 weeks due to some surgery on my foot, but she is getting back to normal now. So hopefully a couple of more weeks and I can get a shoe back on and walk normally
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I never had any issues after I started locking the hubs manually. I took it to some serious tracks with front diff lock and it always came back for more. Manual hubs just make it easier, and there is no need to explain to the nice policeman why you have a wheel brace alongside your seat...
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The Manual hubs are actually a heap stronger.

The other great option is a spartan or detroit front auto locker. This also requires the manual hubs.
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