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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby muzila » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:50 pm

Mate if your going to use a rooftop tent then rivets alone wont cut it.

I have a tent on mine. I am up to V3 of my roof rack development. I had to replace rivets with bolts and metal straps on the inside of the roof between the roof lining and the roof. The rivets just pulled out.

I see if I can find some photos of mine for you.

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This is version 1 of my rack. Riveted onto the roof, lasted 3 months, then pulled out. I don't have photoes of V2 or V3 yet. V4 is about to be started so I try and get photos of them.
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby slightlydodgy » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:00 pm

Hope you weren't in it when it let go :shock:
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby isuzurob » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:01 pm

wow thats the cleanest and straightest mu ive ever seen
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby turnturn » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:31 pm

Not too many white ones around either....
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby topgun94 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:32 pm

cheers muzila for the heads up. MINT MU by the way!
I wondered weather the rivets would be up to hold up the weight. Was planning on bolting it through the roof when the time comes.
Maybe just have to go easy on late night tent action.
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby Jagd100 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:17 pm

hey what size wheels are you running ie. 15x8 ?? and what offset?? cheers
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby muzila » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:26 pm

Hey thanks guys.

Slighty, na I wasn't in it when it popped the rivets lol. I was putting the cover on when it popped one back corner out of the roof. Just tighed it down till I got the tent off and made a new rack.

Its not as white and clean nowa days. and got a few dents. About to get a total rebuild and some new trick stuff as soon as I finished rebuilding the car.

I have only seen one other white one.

The rims are 15 x 8 with we think a -4 offset. they where for a hilux originally. The guy didn't like them after he ordered them. I just happened to be In the right place at the right time and got all 5 for less than 2 hundy brand new.
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby topgun94 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:36 pm

Hey mate. Yeah im running 15 * 8 with a -22 offset :)
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby Jagd100 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:47 am

Awesome thanks, was looking at getting some new wheels of same style
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby topgun94 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:31 pm

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Hey guys. Have been playing with the truck a lil more now that im on University holidays.
I have relocated the winch solenoid to under the bonnet.
Installed a dual Battery kit. - relocating all the necessary stuff.
Rewired and relayed all my toys. Looks alot tidier now and trouble shooting is alot easier.
Heavy Duty Tie rod arms with HD tie rod ends. (I love the things)
Wheel bearings and lower ball joints.
I have also installed a 16 inch thermo fan. I need to install a temp gauge to see what the water temp is actually doing.
I have also after much time on the phone to america and the car on the hoist have reduction gears installed. Keen to hit some tracks and test them out!

Looking at building some rock sliders at the moment. Going to do them a little differently. Might even make a build thread with the idea ;)

Thats enough maintenance for now. Next is to hit some tracks!
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby geeves » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:02 am

Lkie the compressor setup. I might see If I can mount mine in the same place on the bighorn
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby MrRevhead » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:30 pm

oops. edited becasue I didn't read the thread :lol:
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby topgun94 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:16 am

So after installation of an electric thermo fan it basically exploded whilst 4wdriving at mount mee. Meaning i had no fan whilst trying to get back out to a main road. So i went back to old faithful viscous. I also instaleld a temp gauage and it reads between 85 - 92 degrees. Does this sound normal to you guys?
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby mattmannz » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:46 am

My pig horn with new radiator, thermostat, cap, hoses and original fan but no shroud runs about 80 just cruising but gets up to 90 under sustained heavy load.

If its less than 100 I would be happy.

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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby haven » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:58 pm

looks amazing mate!!!
im in the market for a second mu in a couple of months and your pics make me greatly miss my original one.such practical mods, done exceptionally well and making it look as fine as any mu out there!
keep up the good work.

hey muzilla, does mine count as another white one??
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby muzila » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:45 pm

Yea mate its a white Mu with a few black dots. Just dont go driving in a bull paddock ha ha ha... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby haven » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:54 am

haha might end up with a caved in rear end.
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby topgun94 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:52 pm

Thought i would throw some photos up from the past month or so. The Mu has been put through its paces recently. Some of the bigger tracks are landcruiser park were conquered and mud puddles at glasshouse mountains.

On another note. I replaced the original thermostat with a new tridon one. The old thermostat used to sit where you guys claimed (1/3 of the temp gauge) The new one seems to sit at halfway all the time. Its just bugging me knowing where it used to sit.

Enjoy the photos :D

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(only scratched the passenger rear guard. Was an ugly angle inside the car though!


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The day the alternator decided to play silly buggers (I wonder why)


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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby Captcol » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:20 am

Looking good, where did y source the reduction gears from and what are they down to now?
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Re: Isuzu mu - winch, bulbar, lifted, MUDs

Postby topgun94 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:50 pm

Hey mate.
Sourced the reduction gears from independent 4x in america. Well worth it. Maybe one of the best mods i have done to the truck. So much more control now. Climbs like a mountain goat.
They are a 3 - 1 reduction set giving you a tad over 50 more reduction then the stock transfer case.
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