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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #50 on: February 25, 2013, 07:54:35 PM »
Um teabag I think you missed the rear bar and extra spare mount...

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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2013, 08:00:19 PM »
Um teabag I think you missed the rear bar and extra spare mount...

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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #52 on: February 25, 2013, 08:13:26 PM »
So Teabag,

What would you definately do the next time around? Rather than what you would leave out.

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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #53 on: February 25, 2013, 08:14:52 PM »
Yes, setting up a vehicle can be expensive but having said that, many of us do go overboard, myself included. Below are the extras I have fitted but I could do the same things I do with no where near the stuff I have fitted. This is also the strong reason why I am very reluctant to sell the truck even though I never use it to it's potential anymore.......All I say is, think about extras and think do you really need it. My mistake was always yes when it should have been NO....:-)

Figures are rough guesses as some time as passed...

1. 2 Inch Suspension Lift, King Springs with Series 2000 XGS Gold Series Shocks plus 15mm coil spacers front and rear. 3 degree castor correction bushes.$2000
2. Rear Poly Air Bags$550
3. Black Widow Draws with Partion, Top Shelf and Fridge Slide$3500
4. ARB Air Compressor and Front ARB Air Locker$1800
5. 3in Mandrel Bent Hi-Flow Exhaust and Dump Pipe$1200
6. Tradesman Roof Rack with 3mtr Roll out awning and Kaymar Post Hole shovel and Wallaby Jack holder.$1200
7. Roof Centre console (Department of the Interior) with ICOM IC 400PRO UHF $900
8. AE 4705/4706 UHF Aerial $400
9. Dual Battery system 105 Amphr Deep Cycle Battery with 2 controllers making it a 3 stage system to charge Kimberley Kamper Batteries.$1200
10. Safari Snorkel$650
11. Replaced both tanks with 145lt Main and 70lt Sub.$2200
12. Nissan installed Steel Bullbar and Tow Pack.Came with vehicle
13. 285/70R17Mickey Thompson ATZ 4 Rib$3000
13. Kaymar rear wheel spacer and work light$200
14. VMS 500s Navigation Unit with Topo.$800
15. Rear Door Fold Down Table$120
16. Rear Door hinge extension$50
17. Extended Diff Breathers$150
18. Black Widow rear seat false floor supporting 2nd 40lt Engel and Black Widow 3 Jerry Can Holder(Water only)$450
19. Second Air compressor - Bushranger Maxi-Air.......$200
20. Lightforce XGT's$500
21. Cheezy Rock Slider Steps $750
22. Takla seat pocket bag$80
23. Custom made Sheepskin seat cover for the front seats$450
24. HID Headlight kit Hi and Low$100
25. Michells Sac rear canvas seat covers... $550
26. Warn XP9500lb Winch$2100
27. OL Dual Wheel Carrier$2500
28. AVM Free Wheeling Hubs $250
29. Michells sacs Roof Top Bag$450
30. Motsons stage 2 Turbo upgrade $2200
31. Adjustable Steering Dampner from Tough Dog......$120
32. Eclipse 7in Head unit with reverse cam etc $2600
33. Side awning $300

Total=$33520=Me very silly........


I'd be interested to see real world (you weighing it, not what Nissan says) dry weight before you added and afterwards..
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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #54 on: February 25, 2013, 08:17:03 PM »

I'd be interested to see real world (you weighing it, not what Nissan says) dry weight before you added and afterwards..



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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #55 on: February 25, 2013, 08:22:44 PM »
So Teabag,

What would you definately do the next time around? Rather than what you would leave out.

Cheers Nomad.  :cheers:

I would keep it simple and only do what is really needed. Compromise between daily driver and tourer. I'm carting around soooooooo much shyt that isnt really needed, even camping.....:-)

Would not do rear draws, winch, rear bar as examples.....:-)
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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2013, 08:27:03 PM »
I've got receipts for just about everything I've spent on mine, since new.

Not gunna add 'em up, though............
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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #57 on: February 26, 2013, 07:43:28 PM »
Number 27

Right you are, mist have missed it with the length of the list :-)

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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2013, 10:22:56 AM »
It all adds up.
I have a spreadsheet with the actual cost and the future cost for items I want to add to my car.  ;D
As of now I have only invested around $3,500 in the car. That is including selling stuff like fog lights after adding the bullbar and selling roofrack from previous car.
But what I still want is lots more.
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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #59 on: February 27, 2013, 11:05:07 AM »
Here's my D-Max figures so far -
LS-M D-Max , Canopy , Bullbar , side steps/sliders,rear bar ,UHF ,brake controller ,8 wheels and tyres ( 3 for CT ) ,rear drawers and fridge roughly $56000.00
I say roughly as there are a few additions and subtractions for OEM wheel buyback etc ..
So my addons are $16000 worth ..
But I will have a great looking truck/CT combo that will go anywhere I can ..
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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2013, 11:50:32 AM »
2012 D.Max LST delivered $52,664.00 with tow bar, brake controller, rust thingy paint protector, etc.
Now cost about $71,000.00 see under My 4WD Isuzumu to see what we have done.
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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2013, 06:33:25 PM »
I have been reading this http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=17679.0  thread just for fun and was just wondering what would the costs be in an equivalent model toyota or mitsubishi ? And no,I'm not looking to replace the old "jacka" yet  :angel:

Mate, just refirbish the 'Jacka' and do the add-ons!  :cheers:
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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #62 on: June 15, 2020, 10:07:19 AM »
Quote from: GeoffA
I've got receipts for just about everything I've spent on mine, since new.

Not gunna add 'em up, though............

Come on... be daring!!
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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #63 on: June 15, 2020, 11:29:25 AM »
Come on... be daring!!

Nope. Not game. Had it for more than 20 years now.....all the receipts = :o :o
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Re: Cost of setting up a 4wd
« Reply #64 on: June 15, 2020, 11:35:23 AM »
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Nope. Not game. Had it for more than 20 years now.....all the receipts = :o :o
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