My Triton 3.2DiD 4x4 ClubCab build-up thread!




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    Default My Triton 3.2DiD 4x4 ClubCab build-up thread!

    This morning I took delivery of my new Triton

    Well, it's almost new, it's a demo with 5000km on the clock.

    The colour is called Cornwall Red, although some people seem to think it's purple

    I'll post all the mods and any discussions around that in this thread, that way all the info will be kept together.

    The entire build up could take 6 months, or it could take 5 years, not sure what I'm going to do and when....I'll just do it bit by bit as time and money allows.

    This is what it looked when I test drove it in November. That day I asked them to sell it to me as soon as it became available, which was about 2 weeks ago.














    2 Days ago I bought a set of 235/85R16 BFG M/T's off a member here on the forum and they arrived in PE this morning. So obviously as soon as I got the Triton, I picked the tyres up and immediately had them fitted.
    These tyres are almost 32" tall and the suspension is still completely stock and even at full flex they don't touch anywhere.....this vehicle was made to take big tyres

    I asked the dealer to leave the stickers on. They only took the dealer stickers off and left the rest on. It already draws a lot of attention with those stickers on and soon I will add huge stickers with our website address as well and drive around like that for a while to draw attention to our business.

    Here it's in the same spot I took the first pictures above.








    Flexing the stock suspension.










    I took these to compare the tyres on the Hilex to those on the Triton. Not much height difference, but the Hilex's tyres are a LOT wider.






    I've driven the Triton along a local sand track and up a few hills with the stock tyres. The BF's, although not new, a bit narrower and only about 2" taller, made a huge difference and already I'm very impressed with the offroad ability even in comparison to the mighty Hilex

    WRT mods, protection is my main priority for now.
    The next upcoming mods are a bash plate from Charlie Brown and a snorkel within the next week or so. Then I will also be building some serious rocksliders myself. These items I want to have done for my trip to on 14/15 February.

    I will keep posting pics and info as the project progresses, but feel free to ask question or provide constructive advice during the build-up.
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    Dis 'n mooi pers daai pas by jou brille

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    Congrates Pal, I hope she gives you many trouble free miles!!
    I like the stickers to, I would also have asked to keep them on! Better start modding quick to keep up to the mighty cruiser
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    Smart Barto! My first thought upon seeing the new pictures was that those tyres have to go, they look so small and puny. But the new tyres look great!


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    Ja, the tyres did change the look quite a bit and they almost fill the wheel wells. Looking at the clearances all round, 33's might not be too difficult to fit. We'll see when Gordon is back from the rig, then we'll try on some of his cruiser's tyres

    Some pics of the interior on Gordon's request. I took these the day I test drove it, but never got around to taking pics of the rear area.








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    Cool thanks man!! needs some seat covers!!

    I thought you would of put some fur on the dash already!!! And a cd hanging from the rear view mirror...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordz View Post
    Cool thanks man!! needs some seat covers!!

    I thought you would of put some fur on the dash already!!! And a cd hanging from the rear view mirror...
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    Dis darem n mooi softroader daai!

    jy sal nou al die sypaadjies kan klim!!!

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    The seat covers are on the shopping list!

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    Nice very nice

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    You made a good choice and enjoy. There are a couple of members here that have the same one , and they stand up to the best. Awsome on dunes . Just needs bash plates .


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    One of Charlie Brown's bash plates was the first thing I ordered when I heard the finance has been approved.
    Out of the 8 4x4's I've owned, this is only the second IFS vehicle, the previous being a 280DT Isuzu I had at the same time as my cruiser, so I didn't do much 4x4ing with it.
    My biggest concern is the soft bits in underneath the IFS vehicle and I don't want to risk any damage.

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    Maybe one day your clubcab will look like this
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    Baie nice bakkie het na die dubbel en club cab gister gaan kyk en die twee verskil op die dashboard nogals baie! Die enigste ding is die overhang agter is bietjie baie op die clubcab.

    Nogmaals die bakkie is baie stunning, en ek hoop jy geniet die bakkie terdee!
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    Default Fck &%^ ec

    Die stickers is een ding, maar daardie registrasie nommer! Jy moet jou klinkers tel ou maat!

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    Gelukkig is die laaste 2 letters nie vir Oranje Frystaat nie...
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    Very nice bakkie, like the stickers.

    Hipe you have many trouble free KM's
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Maritz View Post
    Baie nice bakkie het na die dubbel en club cab gister gaan kyk en die twee verskil op die dashboard nogals baie! Die enigste ding is die overhang agter is bietjie baie op die clubcab
    Ja, ek was eers ongelukkig oor die dash toe ek hom gaan test drive het, maar ek sal daarmee leef. Hulle rede is dat die clubcab op die kommersiele mark gemik is en die d/cab op die leisure gemik is.

    Ek is ook so bietjie bekommerd oor daai agter hoeke. Die agter bumper is van dikker pyp as die import Triton en die Colt, so hy sal die gat kan beskerm, maar ek mini rock sliders onder daai agterste stukkie sit wanneer ek die rocksliders vir onder die deure doen.

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    Ja nee ek stem saam ek dink aan dieselfde ding vir myne want myne het ek al geskraap agter.

    Gaan die thread definitief dophou om te sien wat jy met die Triton gaan doen..
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    Hey tjom!

    Nice jammie! Hope it's a blast for as long as you have it! What's the suspension plan?? Be keen to know how the stock does compared to the imported lot...


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