BT50 build up for camping and fishing
by Ty McCully
The decision was made to sell the Ranger and the search was on for another dual cab.
Countless test drives and sit downs with dealers were had and I finally decided on the BT50. It drove exceptionally well and the build price could not be matched.
The build has so far consisted of
Dual batteries, 2" lift kit, XROX Bar and sliders,long range fuel tank, ralle 4000 pencils and led flood spottie,s. The tray and canopy was built to exactly what I wanted and bigger shoes were fitted, Mickey T P3,S (265/17/70).
Within 8 hours of picking up the car it was packed and by 11 am the following day the P3,S found the dirt on Useless Loop rd for a week of fishing.
Upon arrival I noticed the rear springs had collapsed to the point of inversion and the car stayed put at the camp site until it was time to drive home.
Phone calls to ARB had been made and it was found that they had fitted the incorrect springs. ARB came to the party and replaced not only my springs but shocks as well when I returned home.
In the short period I have owned the car I have been impressed with its performance on and off the road and its fuel economy considering the vehicle now weighs close to 3.5 ton (GVM upgrade was required for licensing).
I have yet to test it out in the mud but she powers nicely in the sand and conquered CALLCUP hill first try a couple of weeks back. Hoping to soon add water tanks and tool boxes and finish of the lighting for the rear tray shortly as funds allow or released from the wife.
Once I have figured out how to reduce my pictures to 200kb I will add some photo,s