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 Post subject: Re: Introduction: Mike South Africa "Ranchero"
Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:39 am 
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snap0964 wrote:
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In this shape we got the “Gli - Outback” and “Ranchero -XR6” versions as I understand.
Australian versions (except XR6/8's) were called 'Longreach' , with decals on the tailgate.
From memory, the SA exports have a slightly different Body Electric Module (BEM) - the Australian 'Smartlock' engine immobiliser is still there, SA models also have a CONLOG alarm.

Just for interest - leave a door open. Does the overhead interior light go out after 5mins ???


Yea it does, I was so confused, I stood in the dark just staring at it wondering if it was broken! It does eventually go off. Why what does this mean?
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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:36 pm 
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So what's your answer ???
Off in 5 mins or so, or much longer, say an hour ??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction: Mike South Africa "Ranchero"
Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:54 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
So what's your answer ???
Off in 5 mins or so, or much longer, say an hour ??


Sorry, it goes off in under 5min. It slowly dims down / fades until completely off.
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Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:57 pm 
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With door/s still open ?????

 

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction: Mike South Africa "Ranchero"
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:02 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
Just for interest - leave a door open. Does the overhead interior light go out after 5mins ???


How do you know these things snap?
What are you trying to determine?

Beaut ute mate! Get it schmicked up!

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction: Mike South Africa "Ranchero"
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:49 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
With door/s still open ?????


Closed.
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 Post subject: Re: Introduction: Mike South Africa "Ranchero"
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:14 pm 
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Can any of you guys offer advice on alloy wheel sizing?

I have noticed the rim's on the van sit extreamly close to the shock absorber and the top of tyre about 1cm from the spring mount.

I put on a set of 235/60/15 BFgoodridge Radial T/A but they rubbed, so running 225/60/15 with about 1cm to spare!

But I see a lot of Australian UTE's/Falcons like mine running 16", 17'' if not bigger sizes?

What offset wheels are any of you guys using?
How have you overcome the proximity to the shock/mount?

I want to put on a set of 15'' 8J or 10J, but as I understand I need a negative offset to get the rim sticking out away from the shock/mount.

Thanks.
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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:12 am 
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my bro had a set of 19's on a xf ute (same body just older style engine and front end) 19x8 with 245/35 tyres. they were au onwards offset with 30mm hub adaptors. dunno what offset that'd be overall

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:58 am 
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Nice car :) I love the name ranchero lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction: Mike South Africa "Ranchero"
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:04 am 
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Arent e-series offset 65mm?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:34 am 
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Ute wheels.....265/70R15....... :D

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction: Mike South Africa "Ranchero"
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:18 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Ute wheels.....265/70R15....... :D


Mother!! Those are huge! 70.
Do you have a picture of the front? Surely this rub's like hell?
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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:02 pm 
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what you need are 5x114.3mm (4.5inch) 0P offset wheels (or close)

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction: Mike South Africa "Ranchero"
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:13 pm 
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ZARanchero wrote:
cjh wrote:
Ute wheels.....265/70R15....... :D


Mother!! Those are huge! 70.
Do you have a picture of the front? Surely this rub's like hell?


No...they were only on the back....for traction purposes...... 8-) .....even let down to 18 psi, the little 250 would still light them up in 2nd......2.92 LSD, 4sp single rail.

 

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