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  • Originally posted by Atherton View Post

    -Kenwood unit works with patch lead that connects it to the factory wiring harness- I'm pretty sure you can get a plug and play kit for the stereo to steering wheel controls, however I just cut and joined them into the headunits wiring.

    -Runva winch bolted in but you have to tell them you intend on putting it into an ARB bar so they can give you the correct offset fairlead. The bracket kit to hide the winch is also sold separately (and like anything ARB it isn't cheap).

    -No idea on the frequency of autobarn sales, but I have seen several since I last purchased my rack so it mustn't be all that rare. I did go the 2128mm rack, I don't think there is a 2100mm flat option- you either go the 1900 and something or the 2128. I've also made up some of my own channel nuts because as you say RR charge an arm and a leg for them. I'd rather not post a photo of my lightbar mounts as they are really rough haha- They're literally 2 bits of flat steel with a channel nut holding them to the rack and a hole drilled in the other end to mount the bracket that kings sell with the light. I'll have a look at measuring the height of the backbone when I get home- Not currently with my car at the minute.
    Thanks for the reply mate. I thought the Runva winch would mount directly to the bull bar (no winch bracket required). Also I didnt get an offset fairlead hmmm. Might need to source one.

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    • Originally posted by calorific View Post

      Thanks for the reply mate. I thought the Runva winch would mount directly to the bull bar (no winch bracket required). Also I didnt get an offset fairlead hmmm. Might need to source one.
      It does bolt straight to the bar- You don't need a bracket. I was referring to the bracket kit that hides the winch by having the flip down number plate in front of it. See how you go with the standard fairlead- The guys that sold me the winch (Wolf 4x4 brisbane) told me that I'd need it to ensure it spooled the rope correctly.

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      • Chasing information on fitting larger tyres (285/70/17) My Ko2's are nearly at half way with around 30K (drive high speeds on dirt roads almost every day and rotate the tyres myself every 10K). I've poured through some of the older threads on here but I'm unwilling to fit a different offset rim to the car (as I'm partial to the stock ones). Is anyone aware if it is possible to fit the larger tyres on with a slimmer profile set of upper control arms- as fouling these seems to be the reason that people go for different rims with these larger tyres.

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        • Rims are getting too narrow for 285s and I reckon you might have cvlearance issues but vvould be wrong. 265/75? Same diameter near enough.
          My 150 build - http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.php?27423-A-Random-approach-to-a-Bluestorm-150-GXL-D4D-automatic

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          • Had a quick look and it doesn't seem like you can get a 265/75 on a 17 inch rim- I did see a lot available for 16 and some on 18 inch rims however (tyre sizes are nearly the only example I can think of where the metric system is more of a pain in the arse than the imperial one). I did see some results come back from US sellers on Ebay so maybe that size is more common over there?

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            • You are correct! I didn't check because we had run 75 profile in 16s. Maybe 275/70 as a compromise?

              As an aside I parked next to a 200 yesterday. Big lift and 70 profile tyres.
              My 150 build - http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.php?27423-A-Random-approach-to-a-Bluestorm-150-GXL-D4D-automatic

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              • Yeah, thinking 275/70's are going to be the go. I might even get away with not changing the UCA's as such a small increase in width hopefully shouldn't give me any grief (although I'd love to hear if anyone has had experience with this size).

                Have seen a few 200's getting around with big lifts and tyres on them- some done well some not so much. If they're anything like a prado it can start getting pretty expensive when you want to start putting lifts of 3 inch and upwards in them as well as large tyres...

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