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Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby topgun94 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:44 am

hey Guys. I have had this bad boy for just over a month now tinkering with it in the shed. Thought i would share it with you all.


Suspension: NOW HAS 30mm HD dobinson leafs and upgraded HD torision bars.

Body Lift: 2 inch body lift - Has now been approved and mod plated for QLD

Tyres/Wheels:A set of BFG KM2 32 x 11.5 x 15. i love them!

Traction Aids: LSD rear. Front Aussie LOKKA. Reduction gearing is about to be installed.

Bullbar: Toyota SR5 bullbar Modified to fit the MU, 2 inch lift and 12000 lb winch. Air port on bullbar for easy access.

Spot lights and Lighting: HID spotties on the front. 2 10" LED light bars.

Communications/GPS: GME TX3100, GME antenna.

Dual Batteries: Not at the moment. Have run wire to back of care for the dual battery while camping. (to be mounted under false floor).

Engine: 2.8 TD manual. EGR have been removed and Go fast bits boost control. running 13PSI. Not really any massive plans for it, 180K’s.

Exhaust: 2.5" full mandrel bent system.

Sound system: Pioneer rear speakers, HERTZ front speakers and a JVC Bluetooth headunit.

External: Custom Bullbar mount and winch bar. (nicely mounted behind the alloy bar), Custom roof racs to suit roof top tent.. 160 LPM compressor mounted under the bonnet. Set of gumtree special rhino rood racks.

Internal: Have just started on a false floor set up in the rear of my beloved MU.

Others: Ball joint flip. Remote central locking. The winch control box has been mounted up next to the fuse box. keeps it out of the weather!

Been reading the forum for a little while now. This is my second MU but my first ever post :) - So play nice :D

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Any Comments / suggestions are welcome. This is a budget forby i plan to have alot of fun in.
Cheers
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Postby turnturn » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:32 am

Welcome.Sensible modifications. Looks a bit clean though lol.
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Re: My beloved MU - Long time reader - first Post.

Postby topgun94 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:51 am

haha Soon to change mate! won't be long to i hit a couple tracks up.
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Postby topgun94 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:26 pm

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The MU after hitting a couple local tracks.
Today i ordered a front lokka for it :D not that i needed it. Just cause i wanted it. Also have a snorkel on the way.
Pretty impressed with where it will go with how much effort!
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Postby topgun94 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:30 pm

Its also running a full 2.5 mandrel exhaust as of last week. Stoked with it.
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Postby mattmannz » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:42 pm

That Toyota bar looks like it fitted well. Did you have to mod it much?

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Postby topgun94 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:09 pm

Toyota bar is the perfect width. its the second time i have used one. Just have to modify the mounts.
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Postby topgun94 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:52 pm

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Interior of the mu.
Got switches for the hid. Led light bars. Rear lights. Compressor. Winch isolator and power switch for when the dual batteries re installed. Also have a turbo timer. Bluetooth jvc headunit and a gme UHF radio.
Ignore the torch under the switches haha
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby topgun94 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:13 pm

Day out at city view 4wd park. I had the lokka installed in the front diff in time for the day out!
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Postby geeves » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:38 pm

t shirt and shorts? Remember its still winter for some of us.
Looks like your in for a dry summer.
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Postby topgun94 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:24 pm

Dry hot summer.
We have just had our warmest winter on record or something! Barely put a jumper on haha
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Postby geeves » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:37 pm

tonights predicted temperature in Masterton which is about 80km from here is -2C Weve also had one of our warmest winters Were getting 4 tonight in Wellington but at least we have 3 meters of snow on our favourite skifield
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Postby PaladinAus1 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:18 am

Great looking rig there! Love the SR5 bullbar mod!
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Postby Jagd100 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:24 am

Well done!! Nice looking, tidy and well equipped!.. good work on those roof spotties
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby topgun94 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:40 pm

Cheers mate.
The truck is going to the shop for 3 -1 reduction gearing. First thing i am paying someone to do on the truck. The rest has been done myself.
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Postby Jagd100 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:15 am

How did you get those roof racks attached to the roof? Did you drill and pop rivet them in? I'm looking at some different options and your set up seems the most likely I would like to reproduce. As we do a bit of hunting the animal can be placed on the roof since we all lack space in the back of our MUs :!:
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby isuzurob » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:21 pm

i wrap them over the spare wheel on my truck tie the legs together :D
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Postby Jagd100 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:59 am

nice one Rob !! its good to have the rack like topgun has to chuck the bunnies and hares on top off , I'm guessing you're 'wrapping' the boars around your spare wheel??
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Postby isuzurob » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:45 pm

yea boars and deer, have a roof rack aswell but after dragging it over the bonnet and up the windscreen then onto the roof rack, spare wheel seems much easier haha
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby topgun94 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:16 pm

Yeah jadg100 they are a set of rhino roof racks I got off gumtree for 50 bucks. They work a treat. Drilled and pop riveted to the top. Each hole has been sealed with primer and siliconed. The rack on top is a home built rack. Built to suit the size of a roof top tent in the future.
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