JTECs Patrol Progression

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JTECs Patrol Progression

Post by JTEC » 17 May 2019 07:50

Hi Guys, so here it is. My first Patrol ever a 4.8 beaut.

Would like to thank Tinus and IanT for all there help and advice. Tinus organised the sale from IanT.

Already in love with the car. All it needs now is some personal TLC and to hit the road. I hope to update you with progress as I go along.

Here it is at home :thumbup:
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Re: JTECs Patrol Progression

Post by iandvl » 17 May 2019 08:03

Congrats, Jade. Beaut Patrol that - looks good.

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Re: JTECs Patrol Progression

Post by Stefan » 17 May 2019 08:19

Lekker man, lekker! :woo:

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Re: JTECs Patrol Progression

Post by Sweetlips » 17 May 2019 09:23

Nyc looking Troll. What model is that?
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Re: JTECs Patrol Progression

Post by iandvl » 17 May 2019 09:27

Sweetlips wrote:
17 May 2019 09:23
Nyc looking Troll. What model is that?
It's a pre-facelift 4.8 GRX. So presumably somewhere around 2003. My guess in any case...

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Re: JTECs Patrol Progression

Post by Sweetlips » 17 May 2019 10:44

Its a nyc looking van. The Patrol community is certainly growing fast in CT now lol.
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Re: JTECs Patrol Progression

Post by JTEC » 17 May 2019 10:59

iandvl wrote:
17 May 2019 09:27
Sweetlips wrote:
17 May 2019 09:23
Nyc looking Troll. What model is that?
It's a pre-facelift 4.8 GRX. So presumably somewhere around 2003. My guess in any case...
thanks guys
Indeed its a 2004 Model

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Re: JTECs Patrol Progression

Post by Craig Lord » 17 May 2019 20:23

Awesome looking patrol :bravo:
When in doubt throttle out !

4.8 GRX Patrol
2" lift
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Re: JTECs Patrol Progression

Post by JTEC » 18 May 2019 20:17

So I had to go test the Patrol today. Decided to take the family and tackle Helderberg 4x4 Route for the first time and yes I had to do the red route. I was a little nervous as this was the first time I had driven a Patrol offroad and not knowing the routes I was not sure what to expect. All I can say is the Patrol is an absolute BOSS. The flex and articulation is insane and I could easily keep the wheels on traction through the inclined axle twisters. This car does all the work for you, just get the line right and everything else just falls into place. Not that I need to tell you all that, im sure you are well aware :rolling:

Was good to get the old boy out and flexed as now I know what areas of suspension I would like to focus on sorting out. Got a trip coming up to Kgalagadi in August and would like to have it in tip top shape.

All in I am over the moon happy with this car, it drives and looks insane. The fuel seems to disappear quite quickly though :lol: Here are some pics, unfortunately none of the action.

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Re: JTECs Patrol Progression

Post by Tinus lotz » 18 May 2019 22:48

:blonde: :blonde: 😅😅😅

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