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Re: Die Ratel

Post by roelf prinsloo » 04 Mar 2019 16:28

Ruan die rooi PATROL lyk al te bekend, Kyk bietjie op sy e natis of sy reg no FFC 674 NW was. Die GRX op die modderskerm gee my daai idee.Ek weet hy is nc toe nadat ek hom ingeruil het.
As dit hy is, ek het n JYM conversion op hom laat doen , HEAD gegasflow , chip, branch en freeflow exhaust.
Ek het elec fans ook gedoen, maar weer afgehaal,die fan het niks vir die brandstof gedoen nie en ek was bang hulle pak op dan staan ek.
Frans Bezuidenhout van NAMIB DYNO in SWAKOP het dit gedoen. Hy het ook n los chip vir my gemaak om duine te ry, het nooit in lowrange gesit nie.
Sal interesant wees om te weet ...Geniet hom.

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Re: Die Ratel

Post by NoPressure » 04 Mar 2019 19:20

Hi Roelf, inderdaad, lyk my soos jou ou voertuig. Hy het egter 'n GP en toe 'n MP nommerplaat gehad. Hy is egter in die proses om n S plaat te kry.

Ek het die branch en exhaust opgetel, die chip is egter verwyder. Ek sal dalk by oom frans n draai maak - sodra ek hier deur Natis kan kom. Hoe lank terug het jy al die veranderinge gedoen? Dit mag dalk my goeie brandstof verbruik verduidelik. Ekt vandag my wheel alignment weer laat doen (dit was afgryslik uit), nadat die kar gevaarlik skielik sonder insae rigting in geskiet het oppad Nam toe. Dus het ek in 4de 120 ~ 130km/h gery al die pad - en steeds 6.2km/l gekry.

Ek sal gaan oplees oor die conversion. PM my indien jy enige raad of insette het asb.

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Re: Die Ratel

Post by Tinus lotz » 05 Mar 2019 18:55

Jip ek het dir kar by een van die manne wat traiers bou gekry en fanus het hom by hom gekoop dis hoekom hy van gp na mp plate gegaan het . Vergeet van n chip vir n 4.5....maak net ping verder niks nie soos jy sien werk mooi

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Re: Die Ratel

Post by NoPressure » 31 Mar 2019 20:07

Let me start in English again...
So die Ratel has been 'n Suidwester now for about three weeks. I managed to do a couple of things...but as you know, you can't build a patrol in a day :biggrin:

The biggest threat here is most certainly rust, so besides the underbody coat, I had cavity spray done, I also redid the steel wheels with rustoleum flat black. Someone on the forum had the brilliant idea of using cards between the rim and bead. This made it really easy, while I was at it, I redid the side step and front replacement bumper as well. (Sorry no pics).

I also managed to install a new head unit, so before anybody judges, I didn't think it was going to be so big. Its single din in the back - and I thought the screen would be double din....but no, it's not. It has navigation and has an Android OS. It also has Torque pro and a OBD bluetooth reader standard. I also fitted the rear camera next to the opening latch for the small barn door. I think it came out well (excuse the mess in the garage).

Furthermore, I redid the wiring to the hella and cigarette plug in the back, and fitted new (the same) floodlights. (again no pics).

I've driven in quite deep soft sand, and I must say, those skinnies do work very well....or it's just the patrol. Just a pic of a quick picnic in the river.

We are doing a short Damarland trip over the Easter long weekend, it will be my first long dirt road trip in the patrol. The only thing I want to have a look at is the slighty irregular idling the Ratel has, its only slight, but I want to let someone have a once over to check it out.

Anyway, I don't really have much other modifications planned, except maybe a decal and camping mods. Although, I want to keep the 3rd row usable - it's the only place my kids and all their friends want to sit...
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Re: Die Ratel

Post by ricster » 01 Apr 2019 10:02

Nice !!!

But yeah it's probably the Patrol and not the tyres.....hahaha
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Re: Die Ratel

Post by Tunja » 01 Apr 2019 18:22

ricster wrote:
01 Apr 2019 10:02
Nice !!!

But yeah it's probably the Patrol and not the tyres.....hahaha :oldtimer: :oldtimer: :oldtimer:
It's DEFINITELY the Patrol and not the tyres.... There we go Ricster - fixed it for you.... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
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Re: Die Ratel

Post by NoPressure » 01 Apr 2019 20:01

Tunja wrote:
01 Apr 2019 18:22
ricster wrote:
01 Apr 2019 10:02
Nice !!!

But yeah it's probably the Patrol and not the tyres.....hahaha :oldtimer: :oldtimer: :oldtimer:
It's DEFINITELY the Patrol and not the tyres.... There we go Ricster - fixed it for you.... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

There is no shame in enjoying a bit more girth guys...but some of us like them tall and skinny.. :inlove:

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Re: Die Ratel

Post by ricster » 02 Apr 2019 08:27

:rolling: :rolling: ..... I was trying the indirect approach .....hahaha..... NoPressure....you legend....hahaha
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Re: Die Ratel

Post by NoPressure » 05 Apr 2019 13:40

Just the decal and logo change I mentioned earlier
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Re: Die Ratel

Post by ricster » 05 Apr 2019 14:02

Nice !!!!
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