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  1. #13
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    A couple of weeks after the fuel tank was the suspension lift. Being my first 4x4 I didn't know much about brands so I read the forums and came out even more confused. Ended up going with OME simply because they were easy to get in Alice Springs and it was a brand I'd heard of. Took advantage of the creature comforts deal and got the $250 voucher with the lift that will be spent on an awning (or a compressor, haven't decided).
    Ended up with a 43mm lift front and a 60mm lift in the rear which drops to 50mm with a full fuel tank.
    First impressions with the upgrade is a slightly stiffer ride that is still comfy. Off road it handles well and holds the road better. only downside is on corrugated corners it seems to slide a bit easier than the old suspension.

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    Next on the list is an awning. Still trying to get through all the reviews and decide on one. Looking into the wing style ones if anyone has an input I'd love to hear. After that will be an under bonnet compressor mounted on an amts mount.

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    Just fitted up some new 9 inch 185w LED's from vic offroad. I went from lightforce XGT halogens to these and the wiring was the easiest thing I've ever done as when I installed the XGT's I used way heavier gauge wiring than needed so handling the extra 85w per light was easy as!
    I decided against the 10 inch 225 w ones as the extra 3000 lumens wasn't worth the extra $200 I'd have to pay. I'll be posting a new thread with a very detailed review of them with comparisons against the XGT's.

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    Installed an ARB 2.5 x 2.5 awning today. Long overdue!
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    Installed an ARB compressor on an AMTS mount. Installation went well but ended up making my own wiring loom instead of using ARB's supplied one. Getting the rear most guard bolt in was fairly tough though.
    Is that air coupling on mine a new thing for ARB? Looks different to everyone elses I've seen.

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    Rotate the outlet 180deg away from the guard and there would be plenty of room for getting the bolt in. The outlet has changed recently and has a different outer part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amts View Post
    Rotate the outlet 180deg away from the guard and there would be plenty of room for getting the bolt in. The outlet has changed recently and has a different outer part.
    Cheers, didn't even think of that. Managed to get the bolt in with it as per the picture, everything is nice and firm and mount works great. Ended up mounting the relay under the switch on the flat part of the bracket. Very well made bracket and everyone who has seen it is very impressed with the design of it.
    Now just have to decide on the fuel filter. Thinking the Racor and just working my way through the threads for peoples opinions on the micron rating. 10 seems to be the winner so far.

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    Outlet now has a rubber covering. The old fully metal one used to get hot after a bit of use and could quite easily burn if you didn't realise. Personally I prefer the metal one because I can see the rubber part going a bit crappy with age, especially under the bonnet.
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    TJM Bullbar, Lightforce Genisis Spots, Dual Battery System with bits from everyone, Powerful 4x4 slider/steps, Kaymar rear bar, "Genuine" Roof Racks, MSA Seatcovers, Dashmat, Tint, LED Interior Globes, Bridgestone D697s

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    Looking good mate. I remember that Alice dust well!
    2010 GXL Prado D4D Auto - ARB Deluxe winch bar, Roadsafe recovery points, Rhinorack Pioneer platform, AMTS fuel filter/compressor combo bracket with FM100 filter and ARB compressor, Maxtrax, TIN175 transmission oil cooler bracket and tranny cooler. I'm sure I'll find something else....

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    Installed a LED light on the rear door to shine into the drawers to light up that area. Went for a Narva 114mm led strip. Hooked it into a permanent 12v and a push button switch.
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    I also installed another Narva 178mm led strip under the awning on a bracket I made out of 3mm aluminium. It is designed so it bolts to the channel on the awning using the bolt heads (same way it bolts to the car). Saved a lot of drilling.
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    Hi Jimmy,
    Like your mods to your truck , seems like you have a good job to pay for all your bits and pieces bet you never spent that much or time on your other suburban vehicles, have fun , loved Darwin and Katherine on our last trip from Perth.
    Alan.

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    Cheers. I will admit I'm pretty good at hiding the purchases from the chief financial officer.
    Yeah first car I've ever spent big money on but every car I've ever owned has had at least a couple of '4x4' style mods.

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    Rotated the compressor manifold as per AMTS suggestion and now it fits so much better. Also tidied my wiring and got the wires away from the hot parts. Bought a 1 inch extension for where the outlet couple connects to the T piece making it a lot easier to access. Now just waiting on my FM100 to arrive to complete the set!

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