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by Ian
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Towing standard trailers
Replies: 14
Views: 873

Re: Towing standard trailers

I modified a Hayman Reese 50mm receiver, welding it to some 12mm plate and bolting it to the 3 bolts in place of the std hitch. For off road use I just have a short section of 50mm bar with a shackle through it for recoveries (an off the shelf part here in Oz) For towing, Hayman Reese make a cast st...
by Ian
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: OEM vs Aftermarket

What was wrong with them? Porous castings? Bad machining? Bad seals? I ask because if the rebuild kits are non-oem (I'm used to not being able to find ANY WWII era Dingo OEM rubber parts) then how do you find a good rebuild kit? Who then has the best rebuild kits? The original pistons and cylinders...
by Ian
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: OEM vs Aftermarket

I bought a full set of new (cheap, aftermarket) brake cylinders from one of the US suppliers. In short, they were garbage and I got what I paid for. I've since rebuilt and refitted the original cylinders, which is what I should have done in the first place.
by Ian
Wed May 30, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Pull to left when braking
Replies: 15
Views: 2792

Re: Pull to left when braking (wheel lock)

I was reading this post as I am dealing with a bit of the same problem. I adjusted all brakes about 6 month ago. Recently I started to experience a left back wheel lock when braking hard. Normal braking is uneventful, with minimum pulling, but any significant increase in braking power ends with the...
by Ian
Wed May 30, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Front suspension bangs
Replies: 22
Views: 1601

Re: Front suspension bangs

I have the same issue. I bought the truck 10 years ago, and as soon as I hit the first pothole I said, time for new shocks. Ordered a full set from SAV, changed the front two and.... absolutely no change. The damn thing feels horrible. But everything looks perfect, new shocks, springs look good, no...
by Ian
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Basic Stock Brake Performance Question
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: Basic Stock Brake Performance Question

Brake fade is a very real problem in the Pinz, if you don't use the gears. I went through the European Alps in mine a few years ago and many mountain passes I came down very slowly in 3rd gear. No problem then, but 4th was to high and wouldn't hold it back enough. I more or lost my brakes here in Ta...
by Ian
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Front suspension bangs
Replies: 22
Views: 1601

Re: Front suspension bangs

I would add that bad shocks can lead to unexpected issues depending on your year of production. I had the early production shock bolt and retention strap set up with a bolt on each side to hold the shock and strap independently. Long story short you can break those bolts and be faced with a long an...
by Ian
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Front suspension bangs
Replies: 22
Views: 1601

Re: Front suspension bangs

Hotzenplotz wrote:that sounds like the shock absorbers are weak on the extending side and you hit the limiter strap.
Exactly what I think too. Just wondered if it is normal, or as you say my shocks are weak and can't control it.
by Ian
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Front suspension bangs
Replies: 22
Views: 1601

Re: Front suspension bangs

No it happens on fairly flat roads as the wheel drops into a pothole. Will also do it if the wheel drops off a small rockstep or similar.
Anything where the wheel and spring, etc gets the chance to rapidly fall.
On a rolling, rounded surface it is fine. It's only on a sharp drop
by Ian
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Front suspension bangs
Replies: 22
Views: 1601

Front suspension bangs

Hi All, When driving along a rough road I find whenever a front wheel drops into a pothole, I get quite a bang from that wheel, whichever side it is. It sounds like maybe the spring rapidly extends and the bang comes from the axle strap snapping tight. Does anyone else experience this? Or have sugge...
by Ian
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Leaking Hub
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: Leaking Hub

Hi Sam, It does look a bit like it's leaking from the joint where the inner/outer hub casings bolt together. Or could be leaking from the small tell-tale hole. Either way, i'd replace the hub seal while it is apart. You don't need any special tools, but you will need a puller to get the gear off. Mo...
by Ian
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New to me Warn 12-C-Industrial Civilian Hummer winch, 12v
Replies: 16
Views: 2423

Re: New to me Warn 12-C-Industrial Civilian Hummer winch, 12

You've maybe sorted this now, but I've run a 12 volt warn winch direct off 24v for a while without trouble. It cost me nothing, which is why I did it. As I understand it, it is the motor speed that destroys them, so I always pulse the switch when not under load to keep the speed down. Once the load ...
by Ian
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: 710M rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 13503

Re: 710M rebuild

Winch mount is in the back. Once here I will look to source a winch. Wondering how I can get 1 winch to work with both a 24v Pinz and a 12v G - dual motor gigglepin or I have read of people that run their 12v winch at 24v? I've run my 12V warn on 24V now for around 2 years without issue. The killer...
by Ian
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: 710M rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 13503

Re: 710M rebuild

Winch mount is in the back. Once here I will look to source a winch. Wondering how I can get 1 winch to work with both a 24v Pinz and a 12v G - dual motor gigglepin or I have read of people that run their 12v winch at 24v? I've run my 12V warn on 24V now for around 2 years without issue. The killer...
by Ian
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Using simple battery switch to charge house circuit?
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Re: Using simple battery switch to charge house circuit?

Nothing wrong with a simple switch, that is what I use. The only real concern to keep in mind, is you must remember to turn it off at night! Very easy to forget and find in the morning not only are the house batteries run down, but the engine ones too!! With that in mind, I invested in an expensive ...