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my j plate vitara fatboy

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

you need 8 and i drilled a 13mm hole. remove the gear lever and cut about 3" above the bit that plugs into the gearbox then add a 3" straight piece. dont use any smaller than 4mm plate  Very Happy  it is easy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

4mm plate?? is that 4mm thick box section??
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamie wrote:
just rattle cans mixed from local panel shop, cut the factory paint back, then primer, then the green...

all done in the street, was a good finish as was matt, if it was gloss i think idv done a poor job...lol

i like the stars and the chrome, each to ther own  Laughing


it looks amazing just cans! how many have you used?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 17:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

um................i lost count, i think it was 8 cans of green and 8 cans in primer......primer was cheapo of the bay, the green was mixed at a local paint shop.....

updated pics after off roading and some today after fitting a snorkel....





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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 19:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love those snorkels, think i may have to get me one of those  Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 20:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

was the 1off ebay from malaysia, is really good, was tricky to fit tho....lol
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 22:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

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was the 1off ebay from malaysia, is really good, was tricky to fit tho....lol


Yea thats where ive seen them, Was there any VAT or import duty to pay on them?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea thats where ive seen them, Was there any VAT or import duty to pay on them?[/quote]

i had to pay 28 extra, was just short of 160 all in, still pretty cheap i think....
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 14:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to bad at all, think i may stick a bid one that later on  Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 20:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

i took ages to decide if i wanted it or not, wasnt sure about buying from malaysia, but im so glad i did, it really is good, i was goin to use drainpipe and a halfords filter..... Laughing   am so glad i put my hand in my pocket and bought the proper kit!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

it does look nice Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 23:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

silly question but... does it drive better with the thinner wheels? (rather than the original fatboy rims)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 20:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacSmurf wrote:
silly question but... does it drive better with the thinner wheels? (rather than the original fatboy rims)


um....yeh, id say it does, it can hold a straight line now!!! Laughing
it doesnt feel so harsh and bumpy either,
altho the wider wheels did look awsome!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 0:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, I'm in two minds as I love the wide wheels... but two tyres need replacing and sometimes the width of my wheels tend to dictate where it wishes to go... I have had serious thought about getting normal sized Vit wheels for mine.
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