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  1. Thread: HR trucks

    by 4bye4
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    Hey Dom, I usually stay out of these things as...

    Hey Dom, I usually stay out of these things as more people usually just means more opinions and no answers. In this case though ill offer the following opinion. Your idea about "resting" your hands...
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    Size and speed of the vehicle is totally...

    Size and speed of the vehicle is totally irrelevant.

    If you don't have both hands on the wheel you do NOT have control of the vehicle.
    Only exception is if you need a hand to operate another...
  3. Thread: HR trucks

    by Brissieboy
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    Well it's not really necessary, just convenient....

    Well it's not really necessary, just convenient. And it is definitely NOT OK - you should have both hands with a good grip of the wheel at all times except when you need to do something like change...
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    Cordless ones are handy for little jobs but not...

    Cordless ones are handy for little jobs but not suited to any decent grinding where it will going for a bit. They probably both have just as much potential to cause damage / injury i would reckon. ...
  5. Thread: HR trucks

    by Brissieboy
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    Yep, that's it. Trucks have quite a few of turns...

    Yep, that's it. Trucks have quite a few of turns of the steering wheel from lock to lock so it is MUCH quicker and easier while maneuvering to just rotate it using the palm of your hand than taking...
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    A 5" grinder will do most jobs with ease. A 9"...

    A 5" grinder will do most jobs with ease.
    A 9" is a weapon in the wrong hands and can do terrible damage
    I use my 4" for a flap disc just to save a few pennies
    and my 5" mainly with a 1mm cut off...
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    I'm going to be blunt. I didn't say it in the...

    I'm going to be blunt.
    I didn't say it in the first place because I don't believe you should be anywhere near a grinder until you get to a night school or the like and get taught how to do stuff...
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    Using pressure from the palm of your hand to...

    Using pressure from the palm of your hand to 'spin' the wheel rather than gripping it in your hands
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    By changing the Battery you changed the load. ...

    By changing the Battery you changed the load.

    The manky battery was dragging down the Alt at idle RPM.
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    Not rocket science? Righto. Firstly. Chainsaws...

    Not rocket science? Righto.
    Firstly. Chainsaws aren't really a true direct drive as such. They have a clutch, used with a steel band breaking system to stop the bar very quickly.
    Secondly. Some...
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    No, thats what they are supposed to do, thats why...

    No, thats what they are supposed to do, thats why they call them Regulators :-)
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    Hehehe... over here in WA it pays not to be too...

    Hehehe... over here in WA it pays not to be too quick to rule out Trucking advice from the fairer sex... unless you speak Bengali
  13. Thread: HR trucks

    by Rumcajs
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    I'd go for full HR license aka "crashbox". In any...

    I'd go for full HR license aka "crashbox". In any case you will have mandatory "log book" training anyway so instructor will pass you as you progress through. To only do sychro or auto box is in...
  14. Thread: HR trucks

    by Brissieboy
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    For what it's worth, I reckon you should go for...

    For what it's worth, I reckon you should go for the crash box. If you are going to drive a truck, you will almost certainly come up against a crash box at some stage.
    People get scared of the number...
  15. Thread: HR trucks

    by Hodge
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    Just got for it mate. Nothing to lose. I love...

    Just got for it mate. Nothing to lose. I love driving non Synchro. Just something about it, feels "trucky" and more powerful. We have a few trucks left in the yard with Eaton Road ranger boxes. 8...
  16. Thread: HR trucks

    by MudRunnerTD
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    Look into Government subsidies for your Truck...

    Look into Government subsidies for your Truck License as a Re-skill qualifies you for subsidy. My Dad got it for free. If its free then go for Gold.

    Non-Syncro is pretty basic once you have the...
  17. Thread: HR trucks

    by MB
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    Good on you Dom mate, earning tickets (licences)...

    Good on you Dom mate, earning tickets (licences) can be a great valuable thing in life!
    I would say the blokes at Armstong’s are advising you correctly mate. Only MR legally still under my belt...
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    HR Trucks (Road Ranger non-synchro) are getting...

    HR Trucks (Road Ranger non-synchro) are getting less common day by day.

    Some Truck Schools will give students a crack at HR if you want to try it and if you aren't up to it then drop back to HR -A...
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    I think you just need to man up and use common...

    I think you just need to man up and use common sense when grinding. Or don't use one at all. If you're worried about getting hurt when using it you're not thinking about the task at hand, then the...
  20. Thread: Depression

    by Evo
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    Sticky: I don't know if it's all just from pain and...

    I don't know if it's all just from pain and inability to do what I want, to go back to work, or all the places and people I've seen that have not been able to help.
    Have been pushed from pillar to...
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    As above Plus an intro would be nice... polite...

    As above Plus an intro would be nice... polite and all.
    Are you still running OE intercoler if so if it oily
    its leaking buy a tigged one from say Diesel smart.
    Maybe go get a dyno
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    Gday DOM... Its got slipper springs mate you...

    Gday DOM...

    Its got slipper springs mate you may have wear on top of the sliding section...Would be a bad move to load these up more than they are...they just grind right through your chassis...
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    Hey bud, I'm in the similar boat to you,...

    Hey bud,

    I'm in the similar boat to you, except I went a little out of the way and spent some money
    - New LED lights
    - Leaf over Axle conversion, make it sit higher and move level with the...
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    Dom, have a look at this. I did look into a combo...

    Dom, have a look at this. I did look into a combo Coil over leaf spring setup for my 75 series troopy, and went and drove the demo vehicle set-up, very impressive, but what turned me away from it was...
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    get some Mates around tip the bugger upside down !

    get some Mates around tip the bugger upside down !
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