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About KiwiTerrano

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    1997 JDM R50 Terrano G3M-R Ltd (QD32ETI)
  • Place of Residence
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
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  • What do you consider yourself?
    Weekend Warrior
  • Model
    Terrano G3mR
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    New Zealand

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  1. KiwiTerrano

    Recovery points

    Yes, yes it has... my truck is a prime example of that. Lateral snatches should be okay with this design as it's braced underneath at 90 degrees. I've already bent my radiator support getting snatched around a corner from this situation using a bridle... If you look at the points closely, you'll see they don't quite point straight - I calculated the angle at which my 4 metre long bridle will sit at, and mounted the points at this angle to further reduce the inwards force on the lower rad support. As well, the front of my skidplate (4 mm alloy) mounts on the lower rad support with 4 bolts to further support it. I'm going to brace the radiator support between the two lower bolts with a section of 50x50x5 mm angle iron I'm getting from a mate to stop it bending any more. However, I'm currently in Dunedin so it'll have to wait until I get back to Christchurch.
  2. KiwiTerrano

    Recovery points

    Wasn't expensive. Total cost $45NZ (after selling my leftover metal back to the scrappie haha). Although I did use a number of tools etc my father and I have collected over the years eg high-speed drill, bits, jigsaw, and a bench grinder with wire wheel.
  3. KiwiTerrano

    Recovery points

    Done! They look good and seem pretty solid.
  4. KiwiTerrano

    Recovery points

    Don't worry, I have the keepers. Just didn't put them in the photo
  5. KiwiTerrano

    Recovery points

    6 mm plate steel is tough stuff to cut and drill. These points are a bit over-engineered IMO. Cutting & drilling: The finished pieces: Pieced together as they will be installed: Will fit them tomorrow morning and take some pics then.
  6. KiwiTerrano

    Recovery points

    I've been working on a little project over the past two days - namely fitting rated recovery hooks to the front of my Terrano. This project was done to bridge the gap until if/when I get around to fitting a bullbar. The mounts are constructed out of 6 mm angle iron, 125x75x6 mm. I purchased a 1.2 m length for $13NZ. Very cheap. Next, I traced the standard tie down loop pattern onto the side of it and drilled it to fit. I then fitted it with the 125 mm section facing up vertically, and the 75 mm section out laterally, on which I have mounted the recovery hooks. To brace the bottom, I have cut a section of 6 mm plate and braced it to the original bolt hole on the bottom of the radiator support. I also plan to cut a section of 50x50x5 mm angle iron to brace the front of my radiator support. Pictures will follow.
  7. KiwiTerrano

    Engine conversion

    I would just rebuild your current TD27 or as you've done find a good one. The TD engine is one of the most reliable on the planet, but they are prone to overheating if the cooling system is neglected. I'd buy a new radiator or have the old one flushed properly to avoid blowing the head on your new engine. I have the QD32ETI in my R50 Terrano and it's a great engine, heaps of power.
  8. Sorry to hear too. On my father's pathfinder we just bypassed the radiator and ran the tranny fluid straight to the factory external cooler.
  9. I reckon that's a VG33. You can see the two cylinder heads on either side, and the intake manifold seems to match. It's definitely not a TD series diesel, looks nothing like those, and the turbo should be where the air filter is.
  10. TD27, QD32, 1KZ, 3L or 5L. Or an Isuzu or mitsi.
  11. I think the idle is just a QD thing, dad's has always been rough. Here's a pic side by side
  12. KiwiTerrano

    Brush Guard or Damage Multiplier

    It's an XROX bar. They're Aussie made, ~1300AU plus shipping, will hopefully be fitting one to my R50 in the next few months. They're airbag compliant and also have mounting bolts for recovery points on the side of the winch cradle.
  13. KiwiTerrano

    Brush Guard or Damage Multiplier

    That won't do much. You really need a full bar like this
  14. KiwiTerrano

    XENON HID Headlights

    JDM. Also on my truck (which is entirely JDM with a diesel )
  15. That is incredibly tidy! Another Christchurch-based R50 owner here myself. Mine's the Terrano G3M-R Limited, also with the QD32 and 4-mode lever + dial 4wd. Mine's also nowhere near as tidy as yours... although it has been modified and used offroad so that's my own fault. I have a (cheaply and quickly) made rear shelf setup with a hinged lid to keep things from sliding around when offroad, but no bed setup like yours. My father has a Regulus, a 1996 model with the QD32. His is the basic RS-R, not the Limited with leather like yours. He bought it in 1997 as a fresh import with 3,000 km on it! Has now done 340,000 km with nothing but basic maintenance and suspension. Great trucks. Mine's done 240,000.

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