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KevinL

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LC II I can call my own...
« on: October 01, 2013, 10:20:12 AM »
Greetings to all ORS sifus.

It's taken me some time but I finally got myself a LC II lwb. The LC is in stock condition, no mods whatsoever as I believe the previous owner only used it around town.

Besides being my daily commute, I am planning to venture into offroading(beginner) at some point in time. Since this is foreign to me, I would appreciate it if sifus here are willing to share with me your wisdom and experience. If time permits, I would love to follow you guys on a trip!

As I'm writing this, the LC is in the workshop getting the necessary belts, filter, bearings, and oil seals replaced as there is some visible leaks. A/C will need some work on as well since all it blows at the moment is hot air :o Other than that, gears seems to be shifting without problems(no grinding sound), no signs/sounds of the engine knocking. Sifus, is there anything else I should be looking out for?

I'm planning on swapping the original shocks & springs as it's sitting too low for my liking(currently running on 31" A/Ts which is pretty new). Now here's my dilemma, I have no idea which brand of shocks and springs to go with and how many inches of lifting I should opt for. After reading junglebunny's "Long Term Test - Amada Shocks" report, I think it's safe to say I should stay away from them!! haha :D

I would greatly appreciate it if sifus here can advice me on the following:-

- good, honest mechanic/workshop specialising in 4x4s in the event I need their services.

- which brand of shocks & springs to go with and where to purchase them?

- is there an ideal height for lift assuming the next set of tyres will be 33" M/Ts?

- which type and where to view/buy bullbars?

Thank you sifus!!

keewes

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Re: LC II I can call my own...
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 10:40:04 AM »
Join our usual TT on Thursday night at Paramount and those there can give advice in person. Bring your LC along so they can fondle and molest her to see what's best.

Only disclaimer is to separate the wheats from the chaffs of received advice. Sometimes they tend to go overboard and poison kaw kaw if you let them.

Also I am planning to do a quick day trip this Sunday to stretch keerucks legs a bit you are welcome to join if you are free.

uncletapa

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Re: LC II I can call my own...
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 12:10:37 PM »
welcome to the shack kevin,

there are a few modded lc2 owner in the forum. please join us for our weekly TT on every Thursday at Taman Paramount PJ if you're free. As keewes said, be careful with all the advise. haha
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KevinL

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Re: LC II I can call my own...
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 03:11:21 PM »
Hi keewes and uncletapa.

Thanks for the invite and I will surely be there with my LC but not these coming weeks unfortunately.

Will be out of town.

Look forward to meeting you guys!

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Re: LC II I can call my own...
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 06:09:58 PM »
Welcome on board KevinL.
Come join us at the usual Thurs TT. :cheers

Am sure your LC II questions will be answered.
Am too running a LC myself.
Cheers!  
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KevinL

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Re: LC II I can call my own...
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 09:56:50 PM »
Hi VQ,

Thanks for the invite.

I'll definitely join you guys for TT when I come back in two weeks time.

Can hardly wait to seek advice from you guys!

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Re: LC II I can call my own...
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 06:21:01 PM »
Welcome on board to the shack.  As mentioned, this you would be better to join us for out TT session. All your questions are surely to eb answered. Looking forward to meet you soon hopefully.
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Re: LC II I can call my own...
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2013, 06:26:59 PM »
2 weeks have passed. Wonder if he forgot about this site...  Oh well  :drunk1
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Re: LC II I can call my own...
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2013, 09:23:26 AM »
Dear sifus of ORS.

No I have not forgotten about you guys, in fact, I plan to join you guys at Paramount tonight if the TT session is still on  ;)

What time will you guys be there?

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Re: LC II I can call my own...
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013, 10:19:25 AM »
TT from 2100 till the last man leaves ;)

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Re: LC II I can call my own...
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 11:11:57 AM »
Awesome stuff! Cya guys later!

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Re: LC II I can call my own...
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 09:08:32 PM »
Haha....I forgot to ask how am I gonna know it's you guys?

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Re: LC II I can call my own...
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 09:10:33 PM »
I'm also assuming the venue is Al Meerasa @ Giant?

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Re: LC II I can call my own...
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2013, 11:31:26 AM »
It was a pleasure meeting you guys last night and thank you all for the info and advice.

Looking forward to the next session and perhaps, a tag along trip?  ;D