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Gday guys, after very nearly purchasing an ex mining Patrol ute I came across this and pretty much knew straight away that I was going to put a deposit down:iconbana::iconbana:

2005 ST travelled 168km and paid 28K which I think is very reasonable.
It already has dual batteries
Alpine bluetooth cd player
Manta 3" exhaust but Im not sure if this has the upgraded dump pipe or not, will be one of the first things I check once I take delivery. The muffler they used is a traditional design so I will be swapping this to a straight through unit asap!
Also has standard height pedders coils and shocks so it drives very well but I have no idea why he didnt get a 2 inch lift while he was upgrading them!
Turbo timer


All the usual upgrades planned:

Custom Tray (work vehicle so cut down a touch but still has to be functional)
3-4 inch suspension DONE
33 ATZ 4 ribs on new alloys for daily use DONE (mtz's on steel)
35's DONE (KM2's)
Front Lock-right locker DONE
EGT and boost gauge DONE
Turbo upgrade down the track
Sliders DONE
3" dump pipe DONE
ARE top mount intercooler DONE






Feel free to comment! Love the forum guys, learning so much about them everyday keep it up:punkrock:

Will update this as when I do something new

Cheers
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Looks good eaglebay

Nice find with decent k's on the clock, look forward to the pics of your mods!!

cheers

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Cheers guys! Trust me there will be lots of pics :)
I am dying to pick it up, its like being a kid on christmas eve all over again!

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Picked up the ute on Saturday and very happy with it

I will need to add a dump pipe to the list of mods as they used the standard pipe when they installed the 3 inch exhaust.

Front lock-right has been ordered and should arrive this week

Not really a mod but fitted a bonnet protector after giving it a much needed bath (thanks mum!)
 

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3" dump pipe from Scotts Rods exhaust went in this week, for an extra $10 they welded in a threaded 1/8 NPT bung for future pyro. The one I removed was a cast 3'' after market unit so no performance improvement is noticed.

Lock right was installed also by a diff specialist which cost $480, made a huge improvement to the offroad capability of the ute! Very happy with this mod
 

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Good to see another GU ST ute....arnt they frickn awesome :)
 

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Bit of an update, it now has

33" MTZs and steel wheels
XLR8 rock sliders
4" lift
Provent catch can
Boost and EGT gauges
Tigerz11 12000lb rope winch

Before lift


After lift



Just need to extend the brake lines then I can test it out

This is my work truck so tool box, roof rack in there for daily duties
 

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nice mate, looks like an allround good ute and a nice buy.
 

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Hey mate im just bout to pick up a dx in the same colour lol wat rims are they looks amazing with the lift bloody awesome rig mate
cheers scott
 

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Hey wanna gu cheers for the comments. I bought them second hand and have not been able to tell who made these rims so far, I love that they have round holes instead of the triangle shapes of the sunraysias etc.

Recently fitted 43% reduction gears and I have so much more control over tough terrain. I think it is a perfect combination with 33 inch tyres and factory 4.11 diff ratios, or 35's with 4.375 ratios would also be perfect.
 

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nice choice in mods still very capable but nice on the long trips & around town
loving the colour it looks awesome :)
 

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Hi Eaglebay
nice rig did you get those brake lines extened yet if not go to Brake fabricators wa in willerton
and go braided or go all out and get a 4 piston upgrade same line fits that two
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Hi Alan, cheers for the comments. Yes I got the longer lines fitted. Went to Perth Brake Parts and got the rear longer lines from there, and got the longer line for the front from John at Zordo's

Can you tell me more about the 4 piston upgrade?? My brakes need some serious upgrading haha
 

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Picked up a used ARE top mount today and egts are a little lower and boost seems to come on a touch earlier which is nice. Very happy with this purchase :) Saved me a lot of coin from buying new





Also have a MK1 scoop to paint and fit


Have secured a spare intake manifold which is going to be modified and then all I need to do is upgrade to a TD05 and then im pretty much up to where I want it to be :)
 

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nice build mate! looking great!

cheers
 

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Fitted a modified intake manifold today, big thanks to Toby for building this and helping me with the install :)

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Few bits left over


The EGR heat exchanger is still in place but I will remove that when I install the UFI TD05 which should be ready for pick up next week :):)

Took it for a spin once I was done and im now getting a loud squeal at high boost/revs could the blocked off vacuum/solenoid lines be causing this or is it most likely a boost leak? Never heard it before so unsure what it could be?
 
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