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Nice Rims but i am now totally confused 5 stud rims??
It is my understanding that the portal use the cruise hubs and brake setup as it is able to be engineered to a higher GVM. I looked into the Marks kit a few back and just before I passed out from the price it advises that you need to supply your own 5 stud Cruiser wheels for the conversion
 

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Discussion Starter · #702 ·
The portal axles run Toyota 200 series hubs and brakes.
My portals were supplied with some suitable wheels but they do not have the load rating to suit the maximum GVM that I am chasing.
The Hutchinson wheel have the load rating and obvious benefit of twin beadlock but they will increase trackwidth by about another 80mm (+180mm from standard Patrol)
We have remodelled the axles and chassis in 3D and are now making upgrades to the strengthening and preparing full engineering reports to submit licensing for hopefully pre-approval. Then to track for brake and swerve testing.
 

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A while back I was looking at 20" hutchinsons for my 4x4 truck, very nice wheels no doubt and naturally nice price also. I think it was $12k for 4 wheels with michelin xzl tyres.

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I got 6 tyres delivered for $2040 AUD
Not sure on total rim cost yet because it was easier to get a US based business I deal with to get them for me. I think about $600 each delivered


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Ewan, you killing us mate, give us something here, anything,..... we neeeeeeeed to see this build continue.
 

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Sorry it has been very slow lately with Christmas holidays stopping everything.
The front and rear axle housings have been engineered and strengthened, but not refitted.
Currently the chassis is being fitted with a PSR internal and external chassis bracing kit.
The supplied custom sump also needs to come off and be rewelded as the guy who made it didn't do a very good job and it leaks

I am now wondering whether to apply for a 4501kg GVM which bumps the vehicle up a class giving the benefit of increasing the GCM also but has the downside of requiring an LR license
 

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And you will have to stop at every truck inspection station.....

That would annoy the cr4p out of me
Don’t you also need a log book after 4.5T?

Ewan the GCM for my Jmacx 79 is 7995KG, not bad considering


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Don’t you also need a log book after 4.5T?

Ewan the GCM for my Jmacx 79 is 7995KG, not bad considering


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If the "tare weight" is over 4.5t but there is some thing about being a tourist or something weird where you don't need one, I think but you should need an update on your license to a rigid or something.

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Every time you pulled into a over 4.5t GVM check station you could be potentially scrutineered, axle weights checked both truck and trailer, every tie down strap, suspension, tyres, everything.

If you were on a big trip depending on where your driving you could go past a few checking locations every day.
 

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Don’t you also need a log book after 4.5T?

Ewan the GCM for my Jmacx 79 is 7995KG, not bad considering


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Is your GVM below 4500kg? My advice is that I can’t increase GCM under VSB14 and so increase to pass under VSB6

Here is a shot of the chassis plating which I think looks better than original wrinkled chassis. Plating runs up the inside and under cab.
Sump came off today to weld leaks whilst front axle is out.
Now to put it all back together again



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Is your GVM below 4500kg? My advice is that I can’t increase GCM under VSB14 and so increase to pass under VSB6

Here is a shot of the chassis plating which I think looks better than original wrinkled chassis. Plating runs up the inside and under cab.
Sump came off today to weld leaks whilst front axle is out.
Now to put it all back together again



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Is your GVM below 4500kg? My advice is that I can’t increase GCM under VSB14 and so increase to pass under VSB6

Here is a shot of the chassis plating which I think looks better than original wrinkled chassis. Plating runs up the inside and under cab.
Sump came off today to weld leaks whilst front axle is out.
Now to put it all back together again



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Hey mate, 4,495KGs GVM with a 7,995 GCM.




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Discussion Starter · #716 ·
It has been slow progress this year with other priorities slowing progress. A lot of progress has been made but it is not highly visible, mainly re-assembling the vehicle for hopefully the last time.
Wiring harnesses are getting final terminations and wrapping. Nos plumbing and control system is mostly done. Further stainless trims and tidying up of bottle mount too.
The wider 13.5” tyres plus increased offset of the bead locks has required another 50mm of guard width to cover. Plus a chop of the lower rear front guards.
New profile rear mudguards have been designed to avoid interference with toolbox doors and are currently being fabbed in stainless (will paint if shiny doesn’t suit)
Front guard extensions should go on tomorrow and start tidying up guard cut.
Track width is now just under 200mm increase from standard Patrol




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Great to see an update. Slow progress but it will be fabulous when it's done. The end is almost in sight! How far are you away from firing up this beast?
 

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Only a week or two from firing it up again.

We have made stainless inserts for where the front guards were cut. Will get Raptor coated once fitted.
An aluminium strip has been bonded onto the inside of the Exoflares now. When the plastic strip is added we will screw through the flare and into the aluminium for strength





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food for thought if you havent sorted it. register and approve as a light truck with gvm of over 4.5t then deregister it down to 4495 to avoid the different license. trucks do it all the time. my 6.5t truck can be dergistered down to 4.495t.
 
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