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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby beto » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:28 pm

Sticky mud
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Some flex
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Stuck again
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him too
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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby beto » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:50 pm

Installed a pair of slim led bars in the back
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Took out the intake to clean and inspect it. Turbo looked fairly good for +350kms. Also installed a oil catch can to stop oil from going into the intake again.

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My antenna was broken several years ago. I bought an electric one and installed it. Now I can lower it when I go through tight trails with branches without it getting torn off.
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I used this switch for controlling the antenna in and out, works like a charm.

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We met Chuffer and had a great time chatting and a night trip:

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2002 Trooper, 3.1 Turbo Diesel Intercooled
Front Aussie Locker // OME 919´s // Daystar 1.5" spring spacers // Pro Comp ES9000´s // ARB Bumper // 12,000lb Winch w. Synthetic Rope // BFG KM2 255.85.16 on Snowflakes
Lifetime Led Headlights // RigidIndustries Dually D2´s // Aisin Hubs // 4 LED Roof Spot Lights // OEM Yakima Roof Racks // Airtec Snorkel // K&N Filter
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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby beto » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:52 pm

Installed a pair of slim led bars in the back
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Took out the intake to clean and inspect it. Turbo looked fairly good for +350kms. Also installed a oil catch can to stop oil from going into the intake again.

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My antenna was broken several years ago. I bought an electric one and installed it. Now I can lower it when I go through tight trails with branches without it getting torn off.
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I used this switch for controlling the antenna in and out, works like a charm.

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We met Chuffer and had a great time chatting and a night trip:

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2002 Trooper, 3.1 Turbo Diesel Intercooled
Front Aussie Locker // OME 919´s // Daystar 1.5" spring spacers // Pro Comp ES9000´s // ARB Bumper // 12,000lb Winch w. Synthetic Rope // BFG KM2 255.85.16 on Snowflakes
Lifetime Led Headlights // RigidIndustries Dually D2´s // Aisin Hubs // 4 LED Roof Spot Lights // OEM Yakima Roof Racks // Airtec Snorkel // K&N Filter
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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby beto » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:55 pm

More updates and pictures coming soon.
2002 Trooper, 3.1 Turbo Diesel Intercooled
Front Aussie Locker // OME 919´s // Daystar 1.5" spring spacers // Pro Comp ES9000´s // ARB Bumper // 12,000lb Winch w. Synthetic Rope // BFG KM2 255.85.16 on Snowflakes
Lifetime Led Headlights // RigidIndustries Dually D2´s // Aisin Hubs // 4 LED Roof Spot Lights // OEM Yakima Roof Racks // Airtec Snorkel // K&N Filter
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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby bradzuzu » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:19 am

Man that's some thick mud , great pics buddy !! The poor turbo's lookin a little worn ..
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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby beto » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:32 pm

Nah, the turbo is fine.

More wheeling pics:

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2002 Trooper, 3.1 Turbo Diesel Intercooled
Front Aussie Locker // OME 919´s // Daystar 1.5" spring spacers // Pro Comp ES9000´s // ARB Bumper // 12,000lb Winch w. Synthetic Rope // BFG KM2 255.85.16 on Snowflakes
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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby beto » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:49 pm

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Replaced the winch hook with a factor55 flatlink, got a new fairlead since the Daystar rollers are crap and also got a winch tree strap to complete a safer winching setup

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Another busted cv
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Wanted to have a complete extra cv to make repairs faster. I went out and bought a used 2002 axle. Ended with 2 options. Mine on the center, on the left a 1st gen axle and on the right a 2002 axle (from a fender flared trooper). Turns out my 2002 is a narrow track. Researched a bit and finally learned that wide tracks are only ones with flares. I´d like to convert mine in the future, just need the upper a-arms, complete axles and lower bj.

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These are the cheapo cv´s I´ve been getting, they don´t last much even been extra carefull with the locker.

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Front Aussie Locker // OME 919´s // Daystar 1.5" spring spacers // Pro Comp ES9000´s // ARB Bumper // 12,000lb Winch w. Synthetic Rope // BFG KM2 255.85.16 on Snowflakes
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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby beto » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:00 pm

Scored a set of oem used fender flares:

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Had a buddy join the 2 rear pieces together, didn´t came out perfect but oh well. You can´t notice the flaws from the pictures.

Turns out the tires looked very tucked in and it didn´t look nice, so I bought a set of 1.5" spacers and they gave it the perfect stance.

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A friend helped me out installing the on board air kit I had. It turned out great. I´ve wheeled several times after the install and have yet to scrape the tank.

You have to understand that there is noooo room under a swb to mount the tank, that was the best solution we could find for it.

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Air chuck in the front bumper. I made a cover for it using a black balloon. Cut the tip off and put it over the chuck. Now it has a constant condom and has held up great hehe.

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Compressor

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And a water/dust cover I got made for it.

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2002 Trooper, 3.1 Turbo Diesel Intercooled
Front Aussie Locker // OME 919´s // Daystar 1.5" spring spacers // Pro Comp ES9000´s // ARB Bumper // 12,000lb Winch w. Synthetic Rope // BFG KM2 255.85.16 on Snowflakes
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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby beto » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:13 pm

Met with an awesome atv youtuber from Canada. His channel is Ostacruiser. I planned a trip with a friend that has a utv and we had a blast. Dinner on friday, wheeling trip and lunch on saturday.

This is his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqHnlpJtu4M&t=102s . Go check it out, there are some scenes of the little trooper in action.

Some pictures

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They had a flat on the utv and the trooper´s OBA saved the day. Until the repaired tire finally got torn and we had to put the spare on.

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2002 Trooper, 3.1 Turbo Diesel Intercooled
Front Aussie Locker // OME 919´s // Daystar 1.5" spring spacers // Pro Comp ES9000´s // ARB Bumper // 12,000lb Winch w. Synthetic Rope // BFG KM2 255.85.16 on Snowflakes
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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby beto » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:20 pm

Bought a cheap cb mic holder from amazon and screwed it to a blank switch. I love cheap and useful solutions

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A quick ride near our home

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It was a tight trial

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At one point the trooper was against the wall so much my passenger door popped open :lol:

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More pics and updates still to come.
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Front Aussie Locker // OME 919´s // Daystar 1.5" spring spacers // Pro Comp ES9000´s // ARB Bumper // 12,000lb Winch w. Synthetic Rope // BFG KM2 255.85.16 on Snowflakes
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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby Sensation » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:03 pm

Looks like a fun trip! Those photos get be excited.
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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby beto » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:26 pm

Thanks! That's a great view. My office view consists of a wall, a chair and a plant.
2002 Trooper, 3.1 Turbo Diesel Intercooled
Front Aussie Locker // OME 919´s // Daystar 1.5" spring spacers // Pro Comp ES9000´s // ARB Bumper // 12,000lb Winch w. Synthetic Rope // BFG KM2 255.85.16 on Snowflakes
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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby beto » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:27 pm

I hate photubucket :-?

Now what?
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Front Aussie Locker // OME 919´s // Daystar 1.5" spring spacers // Pro Comp ES9000´s // ARB Bumper // 12,000lb Winch w. Synthetic Rope // BFG KM2 255.85.16 on Snowflakes
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Re: 2002 Turbo Diesel Trooper - History and Evolution

Postby Hatfield » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:09 pm

beto wrote:I hate photubucket :-?

Now what?

Try this... https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... fnflicjjgj
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