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    Setting up The Nissan where should I start?

    I want to use my new Nissan for long distance touring.

    Where the best place to spend my money first?

    eg. Suspension, tyres, snorkel, winch (or not), storage?

    I'm thinking of sorting by getting some decent suspension and a mild lift.

    What do people think?

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    Suspension would be last on the list, a snorkel would be high on my list,
    winch can you do without it,?? Its a lot of weight sitting there months on end sometimes doing nothing.
    Money could be spent on a front locker for similar results.
    Tyres will need to be of LT construction with an All terrain giving better fuel.
    I roof rack will dig into your economy as well. A decent dual battery system is a must IMO as well
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    if its touring, a decent suspension followed by a long range tank. make sure the suspension is suitable for all the bits you will eventually put on like lr tank, drawers,winch etc
    2003 gu3 td42tdi roaming this great country

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    Thanks... Does putting in drawers affect your suspension? I guess it does, obvious really, good point.

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    I agree with you about the winch, I think they are overrated. I have a tirfor, bit harder to use but does the same job. Sits in the back out the way.

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    Dual Battery and fridge would be the first thing I'd buy for touring unless you plan to actually hit hard tracks a stock patrol is probably capable enough until you can afford suspension, lockers etc
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    Battery and fridge in my opinion. Suspension is the next thing I'm doing

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    1. Dual battery
    2. Depending on the touring route either long range tank or snorkel or both and/or tires
    3. Roof rack / roof bars / pod
    4. Fridge
    5. Suspension

    I would plan based on the risk of stranded to travel comfort in that order....

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    Bit of a dig but reason for fitting suspension last is you
    can then tailor the coils to suit the weight of the Patrol
    04 ST 3lt auto, not enough Mods to keep me happy, but getting there

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    Quote Originally Posted by escix View Post
    1. Dual battery
    2. Depending on the touring route either long range tank or snorkel or both and/or tires
    3. Roof rack / roof bars / pod
    4. Fridge
    5. Suspension

    I would plan based on the risk of stranded to travel comfort in that order....
    This would also be my choice. We do a fair bit of on road touring and dual batteries the snorkel was first priority. Suspension and tyres etc can be budgeted for if they are Ok ATM. Then yopu have the cash there when you require them.
    2005 GU IV ST 3.0. Snorkel. Roof rack. Awning. Spots. Welded I/C. Dual batteries & VSR. UHF. Barn door hinge extension. Roof top spot lights. Rear drawers. 2" lift. NADS. EGT and boost gauges. Trans temp and water temp gauges. Provent 200 catch can. Rear ladder


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