My first patrol... with extras!

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Re: My first patrol... with extras!

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Anthony Forgey wrote: 23 Jan 2020 18:35 The patrol is currently with me to have a new radio fitted as well as dual battery system and center console fridge.

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I received the battery and Ctek yesterday then the radio arrived this morning.

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the old head unit and 6 cd player

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New One Nav unit fitted. its like having a smartphone on your dash....its a dual blue tooth, navigation, touch screen cd/dvd and... and... and...

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Hi Ant

Would love to see the work you are doing with the console fridge . I love console fridges, why oh why can’t we have after market console fridges like the cruisers and defenders get
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Thanks Ant, looking fabulous! Cant wait!
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:bravo: It is looking great!!
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izakjbrt wrote: 23 Jan 2020 18:59 Hi Ant

Would love to see the work you are doing with the console fridge . I love console fridges, why oh why can’t we have after market console fridges like the cruisers and defenders get
I AGREEEEEEE! I can't wait to see the end result Ant - I am beginning to think I have a fetish for customizations.
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I used to have a centre console fridge (correction ....thermo electrical cooler) in mu Navara. Worked like a charm (connected to the house battery), but it was a bit uncomfortable
to rest your arm on. The guy that installed it did a great job (but the height of the fridge made it a pain). Thats why I can't wait to see this one
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I saw a thread on the Aussie Patrol forum a while back. Basically they used the existing GU Patrol centre console, and cut out the moulded plastic 'bin' under the armrest / console lid. Then the okie built an insulated aluminium box to fit inside which could accommodate a 6-pack (a lot of wasted space inside the standard console). Then he stripped an old 12v thermocooler thingy and used the fan and heatsinks and mounted them to the inner top tray. Apparently works well, although it looked pretty kak.
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Rhett wrote: 24 Jan 2020 09:57 I saw a thread on the Aussie Patrol forum a while back. Basically they used the existing GU Patrol centre console, and cut out the moulded plastic 'bin' under the armrest / console lid. Then the okie built an insulated aluminium box to fit inside which could accommodate a 6-pack (a lot of wasted space inside the standard console). Then he stripped an old 12v thermocooler thingy and used the fan and heatsinks and mounted them to the inner top tray. Apparently works well, although it looked pretty kak.
Buddy of mine has the cruiser with the build in fridge in the arm rest, that thing is just to awesome (I know, cause he likes reminding me about how awesomely cool his beer is)! All overland vehicle should come standard with a fridge in the centre console, or numerous 3rd parties should have products like that
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This one is going to be a proper frige ....compressor driven :oldtimer:
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izakjbrt wrote: 24 Jan 2020 09:41 I used to have a centre console fridge (correction ....thermo electrical cooler) in mu Navara. Worked like a charm (connected to the house battery), but it was a bit uncomfortable
to rest your arm on. The guy that installed it did a great job (but the height of the fridge made it a pain). Thats why I can't wait to see this one
I have one in the GQ, but I think it is an easier installation that the GU, Works great as an arm rest for me and takes 12 cold ones QQQ

Only thing I want to change is to see if I can put a piece of polystyrene underneath as extra insulation from the gearbox.
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Re: My first patrol... with extras!

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A little update....

Speakers....
5he factory speakers in the GRX are Clarion units. With the right head unit, they provide a fairly decent sound. I did that in David Taljaard's 4.8. sounded great.

However, the factory speakers had been replaced with junk and the tweeters cut out. :sad: :sad:

5he decision was made to replace the speakers. I recommend the Focal RSE-165 splits because they are reasonably good, reasonably well priced and have a higher sensitivity (db@1w@1m) which makes them ideal to run straight from the head unit.
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Here they are mounted in front doors and factory location in the A-pillar
Front
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And the rear

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Rear tw
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I set the equalisation curve after listening to a few of my usual Test tracks and it sounds great.


Now to start on the dual battery system.

Battery box
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Battery wiring
Battery wiring
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Ctek and plugs
Ctek and plugs
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Battery box iso
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