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  1. I think the -15 deg rating is a bit loose (as are...

    I think the -15 deg rating is a bit loose (as are most sleeping bag ratings). Having done a lot of backcountry snow camping (some mates and I always head out in winter and build and camp in an igloo...
  2. Yep, picked up one too. Thanks for the link. Will...

    Yep, picked up one too. Thanks for the link. Will be interesting to see the quality but for the price I reckon you can't go too far wrong.
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    I fear it will go down this road and more - as...

    I fear it will go down this road and more - as the baby boomers hit the road in record numbers not only will we find many previously free campsites closed or improved in exchange for fees, we will...
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    Or pick up aftermarket extended bump stops

    Or pick up aftermarket extended bump stops
  5. Fixed the problem by trimming 2-3mm off the...

    Fixed the problem by trimming 2-3mm off the bottom of the lower bush. All installed and ready to play!
  6. Here's some pics. I got a nut on in the end, but...

    Here's some pics. I got a nut on in the end, but it doesn't have the washer on it yet. Apologies for the poor quality pic.
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  7. Front shocks - compressing bottom bushes

    Hi all,

    I've had a busy day - installed Amada Extreme shocks, and into the rear of the GU.

    Got to the front, ripped out the old shocks and have now got the new shock in place, managed to get...
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    Remmy, that is an amazing price for that size -...

    Remmy, that is an amazing price for that size - usual going rate is $440 ea. You sure they're quoting you including GST? Also, the size is 285/70R17?

    Will be giving Tempe tyres a call first thing...
  9. Haha, thanks, yeah I thought that might be the...

    Haha, thanks, yeah I thought that might be the case. If I'd waited a day I could have answered my own question!
  10. Spring spacers - top or bottom of spring?

    Hey, I've just ordered some spring spacers to provide a bit more height on some flexicoils. Wondering if the spacers go on the top or bottom of the spring? I haven't received them as yet so can't...
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    The ol' petrol in a diesel trick

    NRMA ... go figure, who knew they were decent!
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    The ol' petrol in a diesel trick

    Thanks guys.

    Yeah Mic I am a bit hesitant as my fuel economy is reasonable - have averaged 14l/100km since new including lots of towing & a trip to the centre. I am a bit worried that this will...
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    yeah, I think insurance is sensible thing to do -...

    yeah, I think insurance is sensible thing to do - just need to wait now for the assessor to come and have a look. Rather pay $650 than $10k - but prefer to not pay anything at all!
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    The ol' petrol in a diesel trick

    They say pride always comes before a fall...

    I remember reading all the threads here a couple of weeks ago about the poor souls who had filled their diesels engines up with petrol... not going to...
  15. And is you're going down the lease option then...

    And is you're going down the lease option then include all your accessories on the lease. ie get the lease co to quote with bull bar, driving lights, roof racks, floor mats etc. You can even get them...
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    I have some firestone 2" lift airbags. Never...

    I have some firestone 2" lift airbags. Never used. Bought them to put in with my lift but never used them. PM if your interested.
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    GME, handheld & hardwired. Nearly indestructible...

    GME, handheld & hardwired. Nearly indestructible & very reliable.
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    Sticky: http://www.theage.com.au/national/victorian-man-fo...

    http://www.theage.com.au/national/victorian-man-found-dead-in-outback-waterhole-20121115-29eg3.html
  19. ... and don't expect too much after sales service...

    ... and don't expect too much after sales service either.

    I prefer to only buy once and buy right. Too many experiences of buying cheap and getting frustrated when it fails or needs modification...
  20. Have a friend who had endless problems with his...

    Have a friend who had endless problems with his GIC up the cape this season. Reports all over the net about poor after sakes service & general failures. I would certainly consider crossing them off...
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    X2 Autron gauges & pillar pod. 2 gauges, 4...

    X2 Autron gauges & pillar pod. 2 gauges, 4 readings. EGT & boost are in 1 gauge, dual batteries in the other. Boost & EGT alarms built in & adjustable. No problems in sunlight but can be a bit bright...
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    Spent my youth in 6RAR. Have been out for couple...

    Spent my youth in 6RAR. Have been out for couple decades now.


    Tappity tap don't look back
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    I have to agree with BillsGU - if mine was set at...

    I have to agree with BillsGU - if mine was set at 500 it would be going off when overtaking on the freeway!

    Still, it does make you wonder how high is too high and how long is too long. The autron...
  24. Welcome aboard Tim. 16.5 sounds within the...

    Welcome aboard Tim.

    16.5 sounds within the ball park when towing. There seems to be a fairly big variance with the CRDs - some manage to get amazingly good consumption, others tell horror stories....
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    You can program the Autron gauge alarms to go off...

    You can program the Autron gauge alarms to go off at a particular boost pressure. Apparently the new EGT guage has a variable alarm setting too. I would set it to 600 if you have that option.

    With...
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