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Old 07-09-2012, 05:04 AM
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Mine are in too. I did the first part in the front weekend before last, then the rears last Saturday. Pic are here .. Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

If you follow the instructions in that thread, then it's all dead easy. You can get the right LEDs at Jaycar ... http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=ZD0126
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Looking at wasting some money on my Jeep.. soo..

What lifts are people running? I know CRDSTU has a kit for them. Has anyone tried purchasing one from rocky-road in the US? Looking at a 2" lift or so.. What usually comes in the lift kits?

What about rock rails/sliders? The mopar ones seem quite expensive.. once again, anyone tried ordering them from the US? shipping would be a bit pricey I assume. What sort of price range are people paying for them? I am wondering if its easier to just get my mate to build me some, he said it would be around $1300 for his custom ones.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:41 AM
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ToeDipper on ausjeepoffroad has had the Dobinsons kit installed for a 40mm lift and he seems to be happy with it.
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Hi to all on this site.
I am in Brisbane and have a new JGC Overland and have a question about the front recovery hook. I know it has been done to death but can you fit a recovery hook to an 03/12 build Overland.
I have been advised that you cannot fit to this model but surely it is a must for up the beach at Inskip or Moreton.

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Old 07-09-2012, 06:07 AM
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Strategy: The MY12 GC had the Recovery hook removed, and you cannot retrofit the one sold on Mopar's online shop.
However, Jeep Aust had a bracket and hook engineered, which was released last month. It is however, expensive at over $300. The retrofit one fits to the passenger side only.
There is talk of a nudgebar, but I don't think anyone has yet seen it.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:08 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Hi Strategy,

Welcome aboard. Yes you can fit the new recovery hook, part number 8220WKRH, to an 03/12 build.

You cant fit the recovery hook from the 2011 model year to your GC.

Who told you that it cant be fitted?
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They're everywhere now, not as common as a Holden / Ford / Toyota or X5 but the numbers are up. I only hope CJD Aust keep up with service demand.

Personally, I'm not a fan of the 3rd row, too close to the back of the car. The 3rd row is only a seating solution for kids but if you're ever "rear ended" they are first in line on impact - no thanks.

When we had the Prado, the kids always wanted to jump in the 3rd row, even with a fortified rear door and spare wheel in the way, we were always a little nervous when we did relent and let them and their friends use the seats.

If anyone is that desperate for a 3rd row they should consider a Tarago!
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I am getting the wife a Nissan Elgrand 8 seater for the kids to trash and I am getting the Jeep. I will no longer own a FPV/Ford in the very near future. My FPV is currently getting all the minor scrapes fixed, ready for sale. Looking forward to not have the kids trashing the Jeep and using it as my daily drive.

It is pointless having a nice car when the 3 kids under 7 just treat it like a playground/sandpit/mcdonalds/bed/toilet/etc.
For $25k I get an 8 seater that can be abused without me caring much for it.
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Now your plan has become a reality! You had your eyes on that GC right from the start didn't you!
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:50 AM
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Is that the tugboat which pulled you off the Maxtrax (3rd image) ?
Sure looks like a tug boat. What you see is the forecastle of the Signa that ran aground in a storm in 1974. It is all that is left now. It broke in two. The stern was towed away to a scrap yard but they couldn't get the bow off the bar. The Signa was a 53,000t Norwegian bulk carrier. I called that photo "A couple of Eastern Beach Crocs (Crocodylus maxtraxus)". The maxtrax people liked the photo and posted it on the maxtrax facebook site. The second photo is off Wikipedia.
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I tried out my GC on Stockton Beach the other day. Not quite WA, more like Newcastle NSW. It went great on the soft dry stuff and on the hard packed wet sand but in between was terrible. Recent storms had pushed up berms of soft wet sand and that was nasty. Got bogged twice but the maxtrax got me out no sweat. I was experimenting with tire pressure. I went down to 150kpa but should have gone further. I have since bought a proper tyre deflator to replace the stick I used. Also I used the sand/mud setting which sets the height to OR1. Next time I'll go to OR2. It is interesting that once the Jeep's little brain realises you are stuck, the traction and stability control shuts off so as to allow the wheels to spin. Wish is accordance with the manual but not always such a good idea in sand. Nevertheless it was useful when using the maxtrax. Will have another go in a few days. BTW, having the air-dam on was not issue whatever.
Hi Bob,

So no issues with the SERV 4WD error that others had seen on sand?
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:02 PM
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Looking at wasting some money on my Jeep.. soo..

What lifts are people running? I know CRDSTU has a kit for them. Has anyone tried purchasing one from rocky-road in the US? Looking at a 2" lift or so.. What usually comes in the lift kits?

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I bought the Rocky Road WH lift kit in 2005 from Rocky Road, had no problems with it, got the local dealer to fit it, the installation of the blocks on the front was a bit to technical for me, did 200 000km with the kit installed. I liked the fact that I still had the same spring rates just more clearance.

Looked at buying the roof racks from them recently but the cost of shipping has gone through the roof, so I knocked up my own set.
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