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Rays Bighorn

Postby FORGE1 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:05 pm

Hi all been on here a while now and thought I better put something up.

My name is Ray Im in Whangarei NZ Im in the insurance industry.
I have had quite a few trucks now 2x pajero's, 3x Safari's, Land Rover S2a, and now the Bighorn.

Its a 1995 Irmisher R all the factory extra's and SWB.

Suspension: LWB springs in the back and wound up the front
Tyres/Wheels: 32x11.5x15 Nankang Mudstars with 15x8.5 alloy wheels off road. 31x10.5x15 Worn M/Ts for the road
Traction Aids: LSD in the rear
Bullbar: Factory
Spot lights and Lighting: standard at the moment
Communications/GPS: Mounted FM PRS and Mounted AM C/B (uniden mini)
Engine: 3.2 V6 thirsty as but sounds wicked as.
Exhaust: highflow mufflers (centre and rear)
Sound system: JVC MP3 headunit, Sony xplod fronts with Alpine rear speakers, Reactor 600w 4 channel amp with 12inch earthquake comp sub.
External: Custom made snorkel its finished now just needs PVC pipe replaced with steel and my main guard to be cut up and fitted. Rancho 9000 shocks (I just need longer springs now so I dont rub my back tyres when fully flexed)
Internal: standard
Others: Personalised plates I have used on it are BAD4X4 and FORGE1. Exceedy H/D Tuff Clutch,

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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby chrisfnq » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:55 pm

welcome to the club ray.
good looking truck.
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby 4x4SWANNY » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:33 pm

Hey ray cool truck.. My next will be a shorty bighorn but have to move lots of kids still..Hence the longwheel base.
What is the measurement of the floor area in the back of the shorty.. from the back of the back seat to the door....
Thanks Dan
Oh well, can some one hook up the winch i cant open my door !!!!!!!!!
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9,000 winch, Customers bars all round including twin pipe Rock sliders
Front Guards and up over back wheels.
custom snorkle, Top mount 2nd alt above A/C pump
pro 530 AM CB, Etrex GPS Handheld UHF
TOOLS; 80 mtrs winch ability including winch cable, 2x snatch blocks. Snig/drag chain.
Lowerd front diff, Custom Ali front bash pan, Custom Gearbox to Mid Cross member Bash plate.
Rear trailing arm bracing.
Raised spare wheel holder. Highlift jack mount on back door.
Reinforced tank bash plate.

Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby FORGE1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:10 am

Thanks yeah I know the feeling with the kids thats why I sold my SWB Safari when my daughter was a new born. I had LWB Safari's but I always wanted a 2door again. These are way bigger inside than a Safari. I will measure up the floor area after work and let you know. Cheers Ray
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby FORGE1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:17 pm

Hey Dan,

The measurements of the back are. Seat to back - 800mm, Width - 1350mm, width between the tyre wells - 1020mm.

Cheers
Ray
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby 4x4SWANNY » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:00 pm

Thanks Ray
Oh well, can some one hook up the winch i cant open my door !!!!!!!!!
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Vehicle: Long wheel Base 93 ubs69 3.1 bighorn
33x12.5 rto3s 15inch off road. 265x75 16s on road.
9,000 winch, Customers bars all round including twin pipe Rock sliders
Front Guards and up over back wheels.
custom snorkle, Top mount 2nd alt above A/C pump
pro 530 AM CB, Etrex GPS Handheld UHF
TOOLS; 80 mtrs winch ability including winch cable, 2x snatch blocks. Snig/drag chain.
Lowerd front diff, Custom Ali front bash pan, Custom Gearbox to Mid Cross member Bash plate.
Rear trailing arm bracing.
Raised spare wheel holder. Highlift jack mount on back door.
Reinforced tank bash plate.

Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby FORGE1 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:19 pm

Got my springs fitted and got 100mm lift so hopfully it settles at around the 70mm mark. wound the front up to match. now just need to work out how to do the ball joint flip for more downward travel

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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby oompalompa » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:25 pm

to do the ball joint flip, wind down the torsion bars as it relases some of the pressure on the arms ands makes it easier to get back together. jack up truck , take of wheel, unbolt ball joint ( mind fingers), rebolt ball joint with ball joint underneath arm, put back together. then wind bars back up- remember you dont have to wind them up as far as you have gained the thickness of the ball joint flange.
here a link geeves posted for me when i did mine, very helpful (thanks geeves)

http://www.expeditionswest.com/equipmen ... nsion.html
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby FORGE1 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:10 pm

Sweet cheers for that mate. While I had a break in the rain today I managed to follow the guide and thus I have completed the ball joint flip. I didnt even have to take wind the torsions down. Next step is the bump stops and the wind up a little more again as Im sitting front down and nearly maxing out how high can go.
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby Blondini » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:08 am

you will start braking CV joints if you go too high
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby FORGE1 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:40 pm

Yeah my next trip to woodhill will probably have the bighorn on a trailer because I know something will give out and I would rather have a tow car to bring it back on than try and limp it back home from there AGAIN haha. (First time it happened my slave cylinder packed up and had to drive 2 hours home with no clutch pedal)
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby FORGE1 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:55 pm

A bit of a play at "The Farm" just north of town. 120kms $80 of fuel :oops: :lol:











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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby RTTT265 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:17 pm

Looks lika a helluvalota fun, the only skids I can pull in the 3.1 is ripping up the handbrake, oh yeah that doesnt work either
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby geeves » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:22 pm

Just noticed your occupation. What can you offer to clubisuzu members in the way of an anywhere goes policy
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby RTTT265 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:17 pm

Always willing to help, where possible, but my occupation is a bit useless as such.

Unless someone needs some commercial or residential lighting control or automation....................
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby FORGE1 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:48 pm

geeves wrote:Just noticed your occupation. What can you offer to clubisuzu members in the way of an anywhere goes policy


Yeah mate, I work for State Insurance so if anyone wants a price I can work that out no problem and I can also include off road cover so you dont have to worry about getting seperate insurance. The only thing our insurance wont cover is off road racing and Comps.

Just flick me a pm with your details and I can work out something for everyone (In NZ only).

Also yeah the playing at the farm was good fun. But now to fix a suspension issue before woodhill next weekend.
Spent today taking rust out of the Safari (1st time ever doing that kinda stuff) and it wasnt a bad job but was the best either :oops: :lol:
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby FORGE1 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:07 am

Went to woodhill had a great time until the gearbox decided to go pop :( so will replace that this weekend but the wife is wanting me to sell it as each time I go out I normally have to fix something when I get home so I started putting it back to standard yesterday and then sell it in the next couple of weeks.
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby Captcol » Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:56 am

thats a crying shame, if there are bits you want to sell as they come off let us know.
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby FORGE1 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:46 pm

Yeah I know mate, its the 4th time I would have to take the gearbox out to replace and its not a hard thing to do in one of these but she wants me to get something that can handle my driving style lol.
WIll definately put parts that Im wanting to sell on here. Suxs as I just got a new towbar/recovery point from Scruf and just mounted it recently.
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Re: Rays Bighorn

Postby scruff123 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:28 pm

how much do u want for ure rear springs bro, an ure rims an tires maybe? chur
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