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    My "new" rig

    Hi all,

    I used to have a 2010 GU ST, which was pretty stock and served alright. I sold it a few years ago, which was a big mistake.
    I'm now finally back in another GU. This time it's a 2012 Series 8 with just over 183,000 on the clock.
    It's been tuned with what is possibly an aftermarket turbo, and an intercooler, but I haven't looked into it too much.
    It goes extremely well, but has so much intake noise through the snorkel. I'm not sure if that's normal.
    I don't have too many photos just yet, but some are attached below.

    It's got an ARB Bullbar, Warn XP 9.5XP winch, 2" lift with Bilstein suspension (I haven't checked out this much yet), Raslarr rear bar, 285/75/R16 tyres on steelies and Hankook DynaPro MTs, which are pretty aggressive tyres.

    Changes I've made in the few weeks I've had it:
    - Removed the Titan drawers and cargo barrier. I don't need them and I have other plans for the rear
    - Disconnected Bushranger light bar at the front, to be removed later today. The wire on the light is broken, because of poor fitment by the previous owner
    - Removed the odd rubber flares off all the wheel arches
    - Removed the poorly mounted (and not working) UHF.
    - Replace the main starter battery to try to diagnose why it takes so long to turn over

    Plans on the cards so far:
    - Replace the dodgy in cab switches for random lights that I can't seem to find any function for, or are poorly mounted, and do proper switches and mounts for everything
    - Run everything through an ARB Linx system
    - Remove the lightbar and mount my Stedi Type X Spotlights
    - Remove the Kings awning and replace it with my two Darche awnings
    - Get a second set of tyres (ATs) for general use, and save the muddies for when they are needed
    - Check the existing tune on the car, as it's boosting to up to 30 PSI and very occasionally over 550 C EGTs
    - Replace the winch with a Runva 12,000 LB winch
    - Consider removing the roof rack and just put my existing roof bars up there from my other Patrol
    - Replace the factory headlights with Micks HID retrofits
    - Add a Stedi lightbar
    - Add a roof console
    - Make some adjustments to the accelerator and clutch, as they are extremely sensitive)
    - Fix the super spongy brakes
    - Add a GME UHF and replace the aerial at the front with something decent

    I've probably got more on that list, but as everyone knows, it's a never-ending project, so more will be added to the list as time and money permits.
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    2012 Nissan Patrol ST, 3.0 CRD, 5 speed manual, ARB Bullbar, Stedi Type X Pros, Safari Snorkel, 2 inch lift, 16" Steel rims on Hankook DynaPro MTs, Raslarr Rear bar, Warn 9.5 XP Winch and other work

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    A recent mechanical service has indicated the car is generally in good health, but they raised some potentially major issues
    - The pillar boost gauge is not accurate. It's not reading as high as it should.... but it still reaches nearly 30 PSI boost
    - The aftermarket turbo is probably not tuned right to be outputting that much boost for the car

    There is so much intake noise, that when the car is on the highway, you have to shout to other passengers in the car.

    I am trying to find a dyno place that will help re-tune the car to a safe level before something bad happens.

    I will see what happens when I get some work done on it.
    2012 Nissan Patrol ST, 3.0 CRD, 5 speed manual, ARB Bullbar, Stedi Type X Pros, Safari Snorkel, 2 inch lift, 16" Steel rims on Hankook DynaPro MTs, Raslarr Rear bar, Warn 9.5 XP Winch and other work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordo View Post
    A recent mechanical service has indicated the car is generally in good health, but they raised some potentially major issues
    - The pillar boost gauge is not accurate. It's not reading as high as it should.... but it still reaches nearly 30 PSI boost
    - The aftermarket turbo is probably not tuned right to be outputting that much boost for the car

    There is so much intake noise, that when the car is on the highway, you have to shout to other passengers in the car.

    I am trying to find a dyno place that will help re-tune the car to a safe level before something bad happens.

    I will see what happens when I get some work done on it.
    take it to see Brett at 4WD Obsession in Melton mate. he has a 4 wheel dyno and knows the Patrol well. He will steer you right.
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    Thanks for the tip, MudRunner. That will be great.
    I will look at getting it booked in.
    2012 Nissan Patrol ST, 3.0 CRD, 5 speed manual, ARB Bullbar, Stedi Type X Pros, Safari Snorkel, 2 inch lift, 16" Steel rims on Hankook DynaPro MTs, Raslarr Rear bar, Warn 9.5 XP Winch and other work

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