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TOPIC: rocklobster

Re: rocklobster 2 years 2 months ago #33242

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darthloachie wrote:
we have 31" special tracks which measure at nearer 32.5" and 4.1:1 rocklobster
on road the gearing is probably too high as it runs out of steam at about 55mph - could be the 124,000 mile engine and extra weight of the roll cage, winch, recovery equipment etc
its happiest at about 40mph so always trailer it if going a distance (its not a daily driver)
off road its fine but there is always the appeal of something lower geared to be able to fit even bigger tyres

Your always welcome to come round mine and try out my 6:1, I'm near Crewe, or if I ever get to Silverdale your welcome to a go.

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Re: rocklobster 2 years 2 months ago #33260

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funkyjimny wrote:
Your always welcome to come round mine and try out my 6:1, I'm near Crewe, or if I ever get to Silverdale your welcome to a go.

Gary

Thanks Gary
Might take you upon on that :)
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Re: rocklobster 2 years 2 months ago #33273

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Ive just ordered a 6:1 kit for the jimny, as im thinking of going around 33 size ;)
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Re: rocklobster 2 years 2 months ago #33275

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bluejimny wrote:
Ive just ordered a 6:1 kit for the jimny, as im thinking of going around 33 size ;)

You just want to be the biggest! Been tempted on some 33"s Wish I'd have kept my old 33"s from my old pajero, As I am after a second set and will just use the special tracs for playing ;) .

Rus: your case will be with you soon!
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Re: rocklobster 2 years 2 months ago #33519

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Just to echo what has been said ... little ooky is fitted with a 4:1 lobster box and we have always run 215x80's that are 29" tall. with the standard box, road driving was restricted to 4th gear as the jimny would struggle on any incline.
Since fitting the lower ratio box, she runs fine on roads, with only steeper inclines requiring 4th gear.
Off road, I have only done 4 outings since installing the box and its awsome. where as before I would use Low 1st gear, now I use 3rd !!! ...
Engine breaking is unbelievable too
Former owner of Little "Ooky", who has now started a new life in Shetland
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Re: rocklobster 2 years 2 months ago #33614

thanks waiting on a box and then i can build one :) looking forward to mine now :P carnt wait
My list of mods :-D
Es3000 procomp 3"lift kit, 3" Corrected arms, Es2000 stearing damper, Polybushes all around, Adjustable panhard arms, Stanless steel brake lines, Relocated damper brackets,
32mm wheel spacers, Diff/tbox breathers, Home made traling arm guards, Landy sump guard lol, 8000lb winch,...
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Re: rocklobster 2 years 2 months ago #33633

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Has anyone got any experience of buying a complete case from the states.

4.16 SJ Transfer Case

Would this install with the normal installation kit available through ORA?

Nick
3" Big Jimny Lift - 235x75X15 Kingpin Amazons - 15x7 Black Modulars - Jimny Bits Front Castor Corrected Radius Arms - Adjustable Panhard Rods - Extended brake hoses - Snorkel - Luck
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Re: rocklobster 2 years 1 month ago #33659

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It is the correct case, and fine with the ORA kit, but why buy this from the states?
It is simply cheaper to buy one from someone like Rockwatt on this forum or wait until someone offers one for sale.
The only thing worth buying from the states is gearsets for the 6.1 ratios. ORA also supply the same kit here in the UK and can offer the case fully built if you don't fancy building it yourself.

I tried mine out today with a lockright and WOW I'm impressed !! :-) :-)
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Re: rocklobster 2 years 1 month ago #34102

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im just waiting upon my mounting kit from rockwatt so i can get my 5.1 mounted

cant wait...........so much so i ordered some 235/85/16 special tracks to suit the gearing better than the 30" saharas i have at the moment (landy sizing so cheaper to buy than 15's)

roll on the mounting kit then i can offroad with control and slowly rather than needing a run up or risk bogging down ha

:woohoo: get in!!!!!
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Re: rocklobster 2 years 1 month ago #34163

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supergaz wrote:
The only thing worth buying from the states is gearsets for the 6.1 ratios.

Rob Storr exports his 4:1/5:1/6:1 and 8:1 gearsets to the states, why re-import them?
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Re: rocklobster 2 years 1 month ago #34164

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adamjimny wrote:
im just waiting upon my mounting kit from rockwatt so i can get my 5.1 mounted

cant wait...........so much so i ordered some 235/85/16 special tracks to suit the gearing better than the 30" saharas i have at the moment (landy sizing so cheaper to buy than 15's)

roll on the mounting kit then i can offroad with control and slowly rather than needing a run up or risk bogging down ha

:woohoo: get in!!!!!

Yes 5:1 should be perfect for 235/85/16's, as I mentioned earlier my 6:1 is a little too low geared for road use with 750/16's which are the same diameter, just narrower.
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Re: rocklobster 2 years 1 month ago #34167

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funkyjimny wrote:
supergaz wrote:
The only thing worth buying from the states is gearsets for the 6.1 ratios.

Rob Storr exports his 4:1/5:1/6:1 and 8:1 gearsets to the states, why re-import them?

Point! I did hear something about him supplying to the states.

I keep thinking if to get a 6:1 gearset for my spare 413 box, but then I would need bigger tyres. :silly: maybe next year.
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