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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby BrokenMu » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:08 pm

I chose Rancho's due to friends advice after experiences with them and having driven in another car with them installed. (before and after installation).

The RS5116 are extended for a 2" suspension lift
The RS5214 are the same as standard, but due to IFS you don't need extended shocks in the front.

I'm very happy with the ride, although if I could have afforded the extra money, I'd have bought the 9000 series, instead of the 5000, for the adjust-ability (soft on road, hard off road) from memory they were $80 - $100 more each..

I bought them from 4wdusa (http://www.4wdusa.com.au)

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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby Caboolture » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:05 pm

Cheers Thanks for That
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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby BrokenMu » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:30 am

50mm body lift done and flares/mud flaps are on :D

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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby F3ARED » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:46 pm

Thing ready to go yet or what Mike? Will have to go offroading soon - speaking of which im off to go look at a Jackaroo.

Ps - if you know anyone that wants to buy my Gemini [the turbo sedan, not the coupe] let me know
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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby turnturn » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:20 pm

Mu's looking good BrokenMu. sensible modifications. I like.
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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby BrokenMu » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:27 pm

Cheers turnturn.

Nick - yes it is ready to go, was supposed to go out tomorrow with a few guys from work but most of them cancelled so we've postponed.
How much are you chasing for your sedan? I'll ask around for you.

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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby F3ARED » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:50 pm

Asking around 5k dude, its just done the timing chain/tensioner and an seal kit [leaks oil everywhere]. Still destroys most cars as it is, drives fine and all, just cbf pulling it apart to do the timing chain. Worst case scenario im going to strip it for parts.

If ur going on easy trails let me know dude, i just picked it up today. Jackaroo 3.2 5spd
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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby supamu » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:15 am

BrokenMu wrote:I'm very happy with the ride, although if I could have afforded the extra money, I'd have bought the 9000 series, instead of the 5000, for the adjust-ability (soft on road, hard off road) from memory they were $80 - $100 more each..


Easy to remember hard-on, soft-off ;)
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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby NateDog » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:42 pm

The MU looks great! Just wondering what offset your rims are? as im looking to purchase a set soon. cheers
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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby haven » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:44 pm

awesome build you've got there mate...
keen to rebuild my motor soon too, did you replace the chrome liners or did you just replace rings and head gasket? would be keen to hear some more info on what you did with the rebuild ,etc.

love the bonnet struts, might have a crack at that soon.
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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby BrokenMu » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:05 pm

Thanks for the comments guys.

The rims are a -23 offset.

I wish the motor rebuild was just pistons and liners..
The motor rebuild included;
Conrods reco'd, cylinder head reco'd with new valves throughout, new cam shaft bearings, 56mm cam shaft plug fitted, new liners fitted and heights checked, injectors reco'd, new water pump, new timing belt, new pistons and rings, new mains and big end and conrod bearings, every gasket changed, fuel pump reco'd, new custom turbo and new custom intercooler.

Drives like a dream now though :D

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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby BrokenMu » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:58 pm

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Don't ever buy anything from TJM Campbellfield. Pack of c#*ts working there.
First time I went there to inquire about a bar for the MU, I was told that they wouldn't sell me one because I'd cut it up and then try to return it because it wouldn't fit. So I told the bloke to go get f$%ked and bought a second hand one for $400 and if it had not been for the body lift, this 1998 TF Rodeo bar would simply slide on and bolt up.

After buying the bar, I needed new bumperettes and indicators, so I returned to TJM, pointed out the fact that my "98 TF Rodeo" TJM Bar fitted perfectly and purchased the parts. Once home, I opened the boxes and find bits aremissing.
When I called them up to explain my dilemma, the response I got was "What do you want me to do about it?".
Needless to say, I got what I was missing and will never shop there again.

The end plates required some bashing outwards to get them in-line with the front quarters, but a friend of mine is working on replacement end caps that will bolt onto these bars and suit the MU's beefy guards.
If anyone is interested in a set, I'll get him to make up a few more. I'm unsure if the ARB bars have end caps that bolt on like the TJM ones, but if they do, I'll give him an extra project :)

Modification to my bar done by my mate Ox at Oxtrailia - Ph: 0433 242 446

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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby Caboolture » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:57 pm

Very nice indeed Do you have a body lift as well as shackel/torsion bar lift
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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby Captcol » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:48 pm

What did you use for the plastic flares, looks like what I need for compliance.

If you happen to trip over any other second hand bars ...
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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby BrokenMu » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:07 pm

I've only got a 2" suspension lift and a 50mm body lift. The flares are an off the shelf item from Clark rubber sold by the meter.

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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby Captcol » Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:48 am

That would help so much if I lived in Aus... I will just have to keep an eye out
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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby BrokenMu » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:32 am

The flares weren't cheap.. $25p/m. In hindsight, I probably should have gone for the flat plastic garden bed surround stuff.

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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby Demonic » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:23 pm

How does the bullbar mount up with those stupid crush tube thingees stickin out the front?
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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby BrokenMu » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:45 am

Like a glove..

A bloke that I spoke to (who had put the same bar on a frontera) told me I'd have to cut the crush tube things shorter.

So when I did a "dummy" fit and found that the bar slid perfectly into place, I was very happy :D

Unsure if this would be the same for an ARB bar.

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Re: Broken Mu no longer Broken

Postby muzila » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:47 am

ARB bars fit over the crush tubes as well. Having said that, I cut mine out anyway so I dont have the worry when i alter the bars for the body lift. Not that you need to cut them out for that!
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