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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Yup. Got to say it was a pig of a job and would go back to a better quality kit next time. The Bighorn is a lot more involved than the Safari that's for sure.

    Also painted the wiper arms so there isn't the reflection from the sun on the stainless.

    Will have to sort out a pile of vacuum hoses that had already come apart just by the air cleaner. The ends of the hoses had perished and I could only find about half the number of attachment points as hose ends.
    Again , why?

    Maybe a better option - windows open, a few litres of petrol inside, a lit match, and a walk away.... saves on sorting the hoses.... and driving it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Again , why?

    Maybe a better option - windows open, a few litres of petrol inside, a lit match, and a walk away.... saves on sorting the hoses.... and driving it
    Trouble is I'll end up with something newer and they're simply not as capable off road. As it is this is a lot newer than I wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Particularly when this kit comes with no instructions whatsoever.
    Mud stuck? Just done the same myself
    Of on a Colorado, prick of a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drahthaar View Post
    Mud stuck? Just done the same myself
    Of on a Colorado, prick of a job.
    Yup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristopher View Post
    Rambo

    Could be ..... what year ..... what motor ...... thanks mate
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    Since we haven't seen a photographic evidence of completed job I snuck around and took a photo or two over the fence
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Yup.
    2 Hours start to finish on the Hi Lux. Any longer I d have lost interest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    2 Hours start to finish on the Hi Lux. Any longer I d have lost interest
    That was about it for the Safari. This thing was ridiculous with the amount of recutting of bits and working out where everything should go.
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    Least u guys did it yourself, I got the landcruiser done when it was getting winch /front bar / spotlights and 2inch lift done, snorkel costs more to fit than all the rest

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    All went together pretty well. All joints put together with heaps of sealant.

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    i dont have a snorkel i usually jump in and check the depth before driving in if in doubt its worked so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    i dont have a snorkel i usually jump in and check the depth before driving in if in doubt its worked so far
    Same, but I did manage to strike one deceptive looking piece of shallow water around a hole. The front slid sideways into the hole and cost me an engine. Cheap insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    i dont have a snorkel i usually jump in and check the depth before driving in if in doubt its worked so far

    Yep logical for most people, I think most do it for looks. I'm through deep water all the time, and class a snorkel as cheap insurance. That being said, if you actually look into snorkels and their purpose, Safari in particular have always maintained that their snorkels aren't for deep water crossing, they're for getting cleaner air to the motor in dusty conditions...

    Nice job @gadgetman they're a good truck those bighorns. I always install my own snorkels, the two times I haven't, they weren't even 100% sealed!!!
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    awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    Yep logical for most people, I think most do it for looks. I'm through deep water all the time, and class a snorkel as cheap insurance. That being said, if you actually look into snorkels and their purpose, Safari in particular have always maintained that their snorkels aren't for deep water crossing, they're for getting cleaner air to the motor in dusty conditions...

    Nice job @gadgetman they're a good truck those bighorns. I always install my own snorkels, the two times I haven't, they weren't even 100% sealed!!!
    Shit better go over my with a fine tooth comb, the price I played it bloody better be

 

 

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