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Postby nig99 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:23 pm

Just had to show off my new toy 8-) traded the old 94 Rodeo in on its latest equivalent :D :D
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So far I am stoked with it, although it hasnt been off-road yet. On the highway it just lopes along - 100kph is 2100 rpm, and after a 570k round trip is still has a quarter of a tank left
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Re: D-Max

Postby BUSHPIG » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:27 pm

verry nice
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Re: D-Max

Postby gecko » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:41 pm

nice and it looks like the back head rests are removable, thats whats stopping us getting a new 4X4 lol
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Re: D-Max

Postby Isuzumu » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:42 pm

Hi Nigg, I am very jealous :D just what I will get when I upgrade....If you don't mind..how much? I was quoted $36,700 I think. Please keep us informed on how it goes please.
A dealer said that they would put the alloy tray on a LS-U if I wanted, but the rubber mats are probably the go for what we would use it for.

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Re: D-Max

Postby nig99 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:39 pm

That sounds pretty close to the base price I was quoted- but by the time you put on pre-delivery, stamp duty, bullbar, towbar & tray - in my case it comes to about $42,500

One thing to bear in mind with putting a tray on the LS-U is that all the ute bodied trucks have a shorter wheel-base - 3050mm vs 3200mm. After having a tray on my old rodeo with the wheels hard up against the back of the cab, I was looking to get something with the axle in a better spot to take the load of my slide-on camper. With a bit over half a ton of camper sitting behind the axle the pitching on bumpy roads got a bit irritating. I am hoping that having the load more over the axle will reduce that - will get a chance to test the theory in a couple of weeks.


So this weekend the mods start already - got to put some air bags on the back, lower the headboard 25mm (it fouls my camper :( ), put in the Redarc and wiring for the camper, fit UHF, rip out the back seat and replace with a shelf and wiring for the fridge.
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Re: D-Max

Postby Isuzumu » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:07 pm

Thanks for the info, forgot about the wheel base. I want to put a canopy on the back the same as the ones they use on the Telstra Nissan's with the spare wheel carriers.
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