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KiwiTerrano

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About KiwiTerrano

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    1997 JDM R50 Terrano G3M-R Ltd (QD32ETI)
  • Place of Residence
    Christchurch
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    Standalone Tool Chest Mechanic
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    Weekend Warrior
  • Model
    Terrano G3mR
  • Year
    1997

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    Christchurch
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    New Zealand

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  1. It's held on by spot welds. The recovery hooks are bolted on.
  2. Also check out the wrecking yards that are local to you, usually cheaper. I got a fender for 20 bucks and it was a colour match.
  3. Interestingly enough, my 1997 JDM QD32TI diesel also has drive by wire! Along with the early 4 mode 4wd. I have a similar but different criticism. I find that the throttle pedal is extremely sensitive. This leads to good responsiveness on the road, but offroad makes the vehicle very jerky and difficult to drive smoothly. I've got it mastered now, but whenever I let mates drive it they always comment on this. I just wish Nissan had reprogrammed it so that when you put it in low it was less aggressive on the throttle. Would make it much easier to drive. I've never found it lags. Most of the lag in mine is turbo, but even then that's not actually too bad by 90s diesel standards, because at 3.2 litres it's quite a decent displacement and doesn't rely too much on boost for the low end torque.
  4. I dare say it would be the reason your cel went off. Ah how I love my diesel. Only got about three sensors in the thing.
  5. At least it's unlikely to rollover, given how tall it is! Looking good. How much up travel are you planning on? Looks like a bit of guard chopping might be in order
  6. Where are you going hunting, and for what? I've spent a fair bit of time in the hills around Queenstown shooting goats and the odd fallow deer with my .308, as well as plenty of red deer stalking around the Otago and Southland mountains
  7. If you really want one, there's a decent one for sale in Christchurch for $150NZ. Shipping would be killer though. https://imgur.com/gallery/AQidPQN
  8. Nice! Should come to NZ, in the South Island you can see pretty much all of those options on any given day
  9. Your work looks great! Keen for the 2" SFD kit, would work nicely to fit the tyres I want without being crazy high.
  10. All the updates above are still to go on the truck unfortunately. I'm still working out if i want to blow $2000 on tyres. The cheapest 255/85r16 is $454NZ per tyre. Quite a bit. But yes the clearance would be amazing. I'm tempted to pair it with hawairish's 2" SFD kit as it's going to need certing anyway. That would give me the perfect amount of clearance in the front, and then I could fit extended bump stops and 29" extended bilstein shocks in the rear for silly flex.
  11. Yes, it's fairly common for the bearings to si.ply loosen with time. Both mine and my flatmates r50s have had to have the front wheel bearings tightened. Nothing wrong with the bearings, just slight excess play. You should just get them tightened and checked. They're quite tough bearings being of the taper design but will wear prematurely if loose.
  12. Can be installed either way as they're monotube shocks. Take your pic. If it's a pre facelift then you want the shock body up to prevent interference with the panhard.
  13. In theory the best would be qd32eti with the mechanical injector pump off the td27 to minimise electronics (and for reliability). I love the QD32ETI in my jdm terrano, it's a great engine and has way more low end torque than the td27. However, they are notorious for flogging out the electric solenoid in the fuel pump, which costs about $2500 NZD to have rebuilt here. Probably even more in the states as you won't have diesel mechanics who are familiar with it. I'd probably have to recommend the mechanical pump td27 as it can be easily modified to produce around 150 whp with an intercooler and a decent tune. I'd definitely recommend diesel, the torque is insane.
  14. Sweet. The other thing worrying me is the scrub arc in the front, I'd rather not have to trim the hell out of the front guards and flares but I will if I have to. I've already got shocks that are 27" extended in the rear, basically the maximum you can run with standard bumpstops.
  15. That was over two years ago now, 5 days after I bought it. Was super clean. Then one of my mates took me down a brushed in track and ruined my paint...

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