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About KiwiTerrano

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    1997 JDM R50 Terrano G3M-R Ltd (QD32ETI)
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    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
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    Weekend Warrior
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    Terrano G3mR
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  1. Go on trademe.co.nz and find one off a grey import jdm terrano. They're on every other r50 in New Zealand.
  2. Yes you have to have a third party site and insert the link. I use tinypic.url
  3. My diff whines and has done since I purchased the vehicle. Hasn't gotten any worse in 35000 km. I've changed the oil twice in it. My flatmates terrano also has a slight diff whine.
  4. JDM HID lights are fantastic. The low beam HID are extremely good, especially when paired with good aftermarket bulbs. I'm running Osram Nightbreaker D2S in mine and the light output is unbelievable. Better than any other vehicle I've ever been in. The high beams on the JDM lights are also great, they're shaped like driving lamps and output a good amount of light even with factory bulbs. Am contemplating getting a set of nightbreakers for them too in halogen form. My light output is on a par with all my mates with massive light bars haha
  5. I deleted the second airbox, and used a flexi hose from supercheap auto and a 3" PVC elbow from Bunnings to connect the snorkel to the standard airbox. Plus lots of silicone to seal it all up. I also run the snorkel head backwards now, as I found that the ram was introducing too much crap into my airbox. Opened it up and found that one side of my filter was coated in "mud" (from where water had wet the dust) and insects and the bottom of the airbox was full of water. Looked like the ram head hadn't been ejecting water properly. Runs much cleaner backwards, I'm only getting dust now & no water. Also check your air filter fits the airbox, the previous owner had fitted a filter that was 3 cm too short and so heaps of crap was getting sucked straight past it onto my MAF... I had to replace that as it wasn't running right. Luckily the turbo seems OK.
  6. Nice work! Love those lights.
  7. Removing the glow plugs would do it for two reasons. One, it will be difficult as hell to start with no glow. Two, there will be no compression at all, and so it won't fire. I'd also recommend removing the fuse for the fuel pump and unplugging the output hose from the fuel filter in the engine bay to avoid spraying diesel everywhere. Although you will then have to re-prime the fuel system. Probably a good idea to change the fuel filter anyway if it's been sitting (or at least after running it for a little bit). Good luck, the TD is a great engine.
  8. Surely in a high speed collision however, the force of the impact would be sufficient to shear one or both bolts holding the link in place?
  9. Yes, to me it makes no sense why Nissan never put a link there. From looking at the design of the suspension the rear of the crossmember is under huge stress. A missing link should make no difference to your CVs.
  10. Yes. From looking at the photo, it appears that on the compressed side, the shock is fully compressed but the axle is not sitting on the bumpstop, meaning you definitely need to extend the bumpstop. It also looks like you're about to get coil bind on the compressed side, again meaning you need to extend the bumpstop. Looks good overall though
  11. I would agree, I trawled through a lot of shock options to try & find a better one & couldn't.
  12. Yes, when fitting longer shocks you need to measure the length of your spring and then use trigonometry to calculate if your shocks are too long. Personally I would recommend either the Bilstein 33-185552, which works on pre or post-facelift, or the Procomp ES326500 (cheaper, but only compatible with post-facelift, as you can't mount them inverted and the body interferes with the panhard rod on pre-facelift). Both shocks have the same mounting design. The above shocks give the maximum downtravel without having to lower the bumpstops (to avoid damaging the shock under full compression), and work with 400 mm long springs or longer. Here's a table of shocks I have compiled. Shocks.xlsx
  13. Yes, on my prefacelift r50 the shocks make the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle, which allowed me to use trigonometry to calculate the maximum shock length for my springs.
  14. That all sounds fine, so long as the springs are long enough to remain captive at full droop.
  15. Should consider a diesel swap if you're concerned about fuel economy. My QD32 powered factory diesel R50 does about 10 L/100km on the open road and around 12 L/100 km around town. Great truck.

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