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    Quote Originally Posted by piss98 View Post
    225/55R18 Crugen Premium SUV KL33 according to the invoice, $156 each.
    Cool, thanks man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    I clearly fail at googling but yep that's it. I would need close to a metre though but I'll message them. I'll also try Tranzmile thanks blokes.
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    Am I asking for trouble just using a 5 pt harness over a seat belt on the street?

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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsballs View Post
    Am I asking for trouble just using a 5 pt harness over a seat belt on the street?

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    Why do you want to do this?

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    Weld in cage main hoop going past where seat belt is tucked into b pillar

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    I would say yes, especially with the rest of the car

    However, i saw this thing a little while ago and thought it looked like a good idea for keeping a street lap sash belt accessible:


    I have a similar issue in the MX5, where the seatbelt continually falls down and is a pain to get to. I think ill end up making something like that up for my purposes.
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    Definitely doesn't deserve a thread. What's a good platform to turn into a streetable track rat (no tow car) without ABS? Preferably front-engined RWD.
    Platform meaning parts availability, devoid of full-retard flat brimmers that charge more for used than new prices etc, decent aftermarket.
    I'm thinking S1/S2 R33 GTS-T because cheap or early MX5?

    I've seen a lot of early'ish cars have their ABS deleted. Is that not stupid without knowing the factory system in depth. Ie, most modern cars (pretty much anything late 90s) run a BMC that has the same output bore diagonally spliut rather than front/rear for obvious reasons should one "circuit fail". The bias was controlled by a) brake torque at each corner and b) The ABS controller/pump to define the bias even without engaging. Sounds like a royal fucking pain to delete ABS on one of those.
    Then again I imagine pretty much every road car without ABS is designed with safety and heavy forward bias in mind? True answer, slap one of those proportioning valves in a non-ABS car and be done? Or get rich, buy tow car plus 997 cup without ABS

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    e36?
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    R33's arent cheap and are hot targets for getting stolen. Heaps of parts around but yeah, drift tax. Id rather an MX5. E36 is a good suggestion though

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    Quote Originally Posted by nastysven View Post
    e36?
    Considering. I had a lot of interest in these over a decade ago. It's unfortunately one of those cars that is massively different USDM and rest of the world. I'm already reading BMC differences in bore size between ATE NA and Eu sites. WTF
    I've even thought about a junk LHD EUspec import since all the lightweight dashes/cool racecar shit is ready to go for 'em. Deep down the rabbit hole I go of tow-only...

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    My vote is for MX5.

    Also NB MX5s had a basic front rear split, same as the NA. NB master cylinders work fine with NA lines as non-ABS units.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsballs View Post
    Am I asking for trouble just using a 5 pt harness over a seat belt on the street?

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    I've had one in my Gemini which is a bit more in your face than your ute *touch wood I haven't had a problem with it.
    It's the same basket as yours but. Harnesses are the least of my worries when/if I get pulled up.

    My mates got simpson harnesses in his 13b powered bmw and hasn't. His is even more too look at and nothing.
    One of those you gunna get nabbed you gunna get nabbed.

    I keep the OG seat belt and clicker in the Geminis there if I need to put something in the back or if say I got pulled over and they and checked again bigger problems.
    I'll use them generally I have our dog in the back cause he has a tendancy to move and pull on the belts.
    You wouldn't have that drama anyway lol
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    Ta. Good to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Why did Eseries Falcons allow only heat to feet and cool to face?
    In the manual it said because heat to both could send you to sleep.
    But don't think I've ever seen any other car with that? Certainly no modern cars.


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    I'm more impressed they were boosting the e series before the BA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturmovik View Post
    Why did Eseries Falcons allow only heat to feet and cool to face?
    In the manual it said because heat to both could send you to sleep.
    But don't think I've ever seen any other car with that? Certainly no modern cars.
    It's much more common that you think. In new and old. Not sure about the sleep thing though.

    Personal examples:

    All my BMWs (E36, E46, E91 so fairly modern) have done the same thing in effect with their climate control - when heating if you have the dial centred and it's cold outside and in the car. Heat at the feet, cool air at the upper vents. And quite noticeably.

    VL turbo had the same thing. It was marked "Bi Level" in some I think

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    Your e46 wont heat your feet and the middle vents at the same time? Im positive mine does, i know my e90 does for sure as thats my default setting during winter.

    Maybe you are confused with the automatic climate control function? Itll turn off vents and even allow cool air trying to keep the cabin temp balanced at what its set to. Same thing with aircon. Itll close vents randomly when its cold enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madhatr View Post
    Your e46 wont heat your feet and the middle vents at the same time? Im positive mine does, i know my e90 does for sure as thats my default setting during winter.

    Maybe you are confused with the automatic climate control function? Itll turn off vents and even allow cool air trying to keep the cabin temp balanced at what its set to. Same thing with aircon. Itll close vents randomly when its cold enough.
    Yes that's the climate control. It will definitely do both sometimes. Just not all the time. Also depends on where you have the warm/cool wheel. So in winter I have it more towards warm and in summer it's on full cool of course. So in answer to the original question it's in no way unique to have cool in the upper vents and warm below. If anything I though it was a comfort thing letting the warm air rise rather than blowing it straight at you.

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    Why donít regular 4X4s (ie LC, Patrol etc) have built in tyre inflation/deflation systems? Press a button on dash to inflate/deflate tyres to a specific pressure.

    The civilian version of the Hummer H1 had this functionality over a decade ago. Surely this feature would drive sales?

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    Because 4x4-ers do everything the hard way.

    I.e. going from point A to point D via the most torn up tracks with the deepest bog holes with $10K of recovery gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanM3 View Post
    Why donít regular 4X4s (ie LC, Patrol etc) have built in tyre inflation/deflation systems? Press a button on dash to inflate/deflate tyres to a specific pressure.

    The civilian version of the Hummer H1 had this functionality over a decade ago. Surely this feature would drive sales?
    Cost id dare say. And they sell well enough with out, so they dont bother. Allthough if one started, the others would probably follow suit.
    Also the frequency people turf the standard to run aftermarket wheels and the retro fit of compressors possibly makes manufacturers see it as an unnecessary addition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanM3 View Post
    Why donít regular 4X4s (ie LC, Patrol etc) have built in tyre inflation/deflation systems? Press a button on dash to inflate/deflate tyres to a specific pressure.

    The civilian version of the Hummer H1 had this functionality over a decade ago. Surely this feature would drive sales?
    The systems are expensive and can be troublesome if not maintained properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanM3 View Post
    Why donít regular 4X4s (ie LC, Patrol etc) have built in tyre inflation/deflation systems? Press a button on dash to inflate/deflate tyres to a specific pressure.

    The civilian version of the Hummer H1 had this functionality over a decade ago. Surely this feature would drive sales?
    Because the CTIS system in the hummers holds air as reliably as a popped balloon.

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    Why do people remove front seat head rests/restraints? Driver and passenger. Saw two today in quick succession. First was a Territory with a big islander type bloke and his (also big) missus. Second was an i40 or similar with an oldish (50-60) couple.

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    You see that in movies and TV, I imagine for filming purposes.

    Presumably they like high spinal injuries.

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    Used to work on a couple of cars for a particular family, and they'd just get yanked out by the kids and lost. Obviously, the importance of headrests was lost on them too.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Headrests on modern cars are slot more angled forward/upright, people pull them out so they can lean their head back further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shonky View Post
    Why do people remove front seat head rests/restraints? Driver and passenger. Saw two today in quick succession. First was a Territory with a big islander type bloke and his (also big) missus. Second was an i40 or similar with an oldish (50-60) couple.
    Cause need room for head wobble?

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