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Me ol’ Mu

Postby SamMu93 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:50 pm

Seeing as Ive never posted my truck in here but Ive talked about many mods, it seems long overdue to post my rig up on this page!

Had this Mu for over 3years now and the mods are slowing down but havnt stopped yet!

Best mod that cant be seen is the front Lokka - mechanical - works amazingly well!

Heres a pic of the new wheels I just purchaced (should have got some muds a long time ago)
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Vehicle: 93 Isuzu Mu 2.8 TD
Rodeo 3" dump pipe off turbo
2.5" Exhaust to tip
Bighorn intercooler
Tweaked fuel pump
Boost tap (15psi)
Egt monitor installed
Rear: 2" lifted leaf springs
Front: Wound torsion bars, dropped front diff, flipped ball joints, cut upper bump stop

Re: Me ol’ Mu

Postby dasnoboarder » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:38 pm

That's a clean MU mate!
Good to see another 2.8L still going strong.
It's getting harder to find parts from wreckers these days...

Cheers,
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Re: Me ol’ Mu

Postby SamMu93 » Sat May 05, 2018 5:36 pm

The mod list is ever growing but heres most of them:

93 Isuzu Mu 2.8 TD
Rodeo 3" dump pipe off turbo
2.5" Exhaust to tip
Bighorn intercooler
Electric fan mounted on intercooler
Tweaked fuel pump (1.5turns if I remember correctly)
Boost tap (16psi)
Egt monitor installed
Rear: extended shackles installed - stock leaf springs
Front: Wound torsion bars, dropped front diff, flipped ball joints, cut upper bump stop
33” mud tyres that dont rub at all - that I have noticed so far
Lokka brand mechanical diff locker install in the front - works amazingly well!
Rear diff has a factory LSD
Front bull bar has a led light bar installed in it- had the led bar on the roof but that was terrible!
Custom built oil filter housing - this was required for the 3” dump pipe to fit

Next mod planned is a better front bar with a winch
Also need to replace my tow hooks, currently just have factory ones installed
SamMu93
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Posts: 143
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:22 pm
Age: 29
Country: New Zealand
City: Wellington
Vehicle: 93 Isuzu Mu 2.8 TD
Rodeo 3" dump pipe off turbo
2.5" Exhaust to tip
Bighorn intercooler
Tweaked fuel pump
Boost tap (15psi)
Egt monitor installed
Rear: 2" lifted leaf springs
Front: Wound torsion bars, dropped front diff, flipped ball joints, cut upper bump stop

Re: Me ol’ Mu

Postby Brinky » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:17 pm

Hi Sam, Good looking Mu. Can you remember if the front Lokka is a ISU-FO-83? I'm keen to put one of these in my 92 Mu. They sound like a pain to install but well worth the effort. If I knew how to attach a photo of my front winch bar I would. Cheers Paul
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Automatic Trans, Bighorn Inter-cooled, 2" Raised Torsion's and Shackles, Shaved bump stops, Flipped top ball joints, Standard dump pipe with 2.5" exhaust, K&N filter, Snorkel, Raised Trans and Transfer Box with modified cross brace, Not lifted, 31x10.5x15 muds, Runva 9500 winch, Oil catch can, disconnected sway bar

Re: Me ol’ Mu

Postby SamMu93 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:21 pm

My part number was ISU-FO-83
Have since done more mods since I made this post- new bar, winch
Looks better now...
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Age: 29
Country: New Zealand
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Vehicle: 93 Isuzu Mu 2.8 TD
Rodeo 3" dump pipe off turbo
2.5" Exhaust to tip
Bighorn intercooler
Tweaked fuel pump
Boost tap (15psi)
Egt monitor installed
Rear: 2" lifted leaf springs
Front: Wound torsion bars, dropped front diff, flipped ball joints, cut upper bump stop

Re: Me ol’ Mu

Postby geeves » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:30 pm

next a coil spring conversion in the back?
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: Me ol’ Mu

Postby SamMu93 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:47 pm

After all that pissing around with the leaf springs (iron man & dobson leafs) I am pretty happy with the stock leafs + shackles as long as your arm combo. Ride is soft and height matches the front! 33” tyres and no rub.
Glad to be past that mod...!

Front and rear are exactly the same height now- the front cant go any higher without becoming a solid front axle! Then the rear with be leaf over axle... will save those mods for another day.
SamMu93
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Country: New Zealand
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Vehicle: 93 Isuzu Mu 2.8 TD
Rodeo 3" dump pipe off turbo
2.5" Exhaust to tip
Bighorn intercooler
Tweaked fuel pump
Boost tap (15psi)
Egt monitor installed
Rear: 2" lifted leaf springs
Front: Wound torsion bars, dropped front diff, flipped ball joints, cut upper bump stop

Re: Me ol’ Mu

Postby mudslinger » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:37 pm

rodeo springs fit and flex much better
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Re: Me ol’ Mu

Postby geeves » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:04 pm

but not the ones from ironman
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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