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  1. KP_wag

    kpr's starlet

    Awesome that you can buy a brand new crank, are most other parts still available new for 4A?
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    Re-powering newish car with old motor?

    Loving the steelies... That must cause some butt hurt among the purists
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    Re-powering newish car with old motor?

    If you hate the car and can't see the way through, sometimes its better to ditch and run in my experience. Feel way better after the fact too.
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    Re-powering newish car with old motor?

    Strokey strokey?
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    Re-powering newish car with old motor?

    Issue with hilux was that it was pretty much drag spec motor in a 2ton brick. Big cam, single plane intake, large runner heads and oversize exhaust which went great up top but midrange was seriously lacking, so was a lazy gas pig as a daily driver. True that It did epic wheelies though... Re LS1, I reckon persist with it as will probably be super reliable once you iron out the kinks, have that reputation at least... Is this the candidate for retro conversion? Why not turbo the LS1 that should make all your issues disappear
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    Re-powering newish car with old motor?

    My '05 hilux was transplanted with a '97 350 chebby (LT1) and was certed as such. I bought it that way so prolly also need to see a psychiatrist and certainly felt like I needed therapy after driving it for a while as was depressing what a horrible pig it was. Sounded good but
  7. Haha that's good info, will need to take a look at some stage. Cool that the cert info is there as well, and that yours is the only v8
  8. Rear wheel/tyre combo looks so good on this, looks tough but retains some sleeper feel also. Re number of wagons left, where do you get this info? Have heard other people say similar things about other cars and wondering where this data comes from
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    KPR's 84 chromelux discussion

    Because of this ^. It seems to own all other trucks everywhere so wondering how it'd go in the rocks. Not that I've seen/done much of it but rock crawling is pretty fun, something about an adrenaline rush at 2kmh...
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    KPR's 84 chromelux discussion

    How do you think it would crawling through a rock field, do you have the throttle control to keep it in its powerband and still under control at very low speed? This is where I'd expect it could get tricky compared to a low revving big flywheel 8 for eg. I imagine the 4-links would carve up the rocks tho
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    KPR's 84 chromelux discussion

    P.s. Nice jump, you got like 3 foot of air that time
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    KPR's 84 chromelux discussion

    Yeah, have to admit when you told me you were building this (ie 4age turbs) I bit my tongue as didn't think it was gonna work, I suppose if rock crawling or other technical stuff the slow torquey trucks would win but sure owns the mud/sand/rev it terrain
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    KPR's 84 chromelux discussion

    Need to find a fender deep river to wade through, should rinse off the salt. I love how in all your videos yours is often the only victorious truck on the hard bits, is that flattering editing or are you really just owning the safaris/cruisers (and rangers lols)
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    Fj40 chassis rust

    Will have to go check them out, wonder if they do wider fenders like those available in the US
  15. Hope you took revenge on the rat. Little fawkers did the same to my steering wheel and shifter last winter. Console in yer thing less replaceable than hilux bits tho - bastids