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Mario Cornejo last won the day on December 13 2022

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About Mario Cornejo

  • Birthday 02/23/1971

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    Aviation, travel, photography, genetic genealogy, overlanding, off road, 🏆

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    2021 Nissan Patrol Y61 SWB - Black
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  1. Difficult to tell with all the rattle and shaking in my in my car Jokes apart - I have not experienced this scenario, what can happen though is like with any other wheel you can bend parts of it, in a beadlock wheel notably the outer rim is usually prone to it. Other issues I’ve heard about are finding a jammed bolt, but this is something you can mitigate through proper maintenance, for example when assembling the wheels the first time, and every time you service them, request to apply anti seize lubricant to the bolts, Coppaslip or Loctite copper grease are examples …I carry my own in case the garage has run out of it and I also make sure they use a torque wrench, at the recommended torque setting for the wheel, instead of using a power tool.
  2. I think they are worth it 😇 … peace of mind during my solo drives. Maintenance is not as hard, I check and tighten the beadlocks from time to time on my own with a torque wrench, and no issues when renewing the registration. Just my experience so far Cheers!
  3. Oh! An edit to my post: the size I went for is 285/70R17. In both cars (LWB and SWB) I had to remove the mud flaps and in the SWB I had to cut the inner corner where the front mud flaps are attached. Regarding tire rubbing, this leads into another interesting conversation : suspension etc. In my case I have a 2.5” lift in the SWB and what I’ve done is add longer bumpstops and tested the shocks setting to prevent the tire from rubbing while driving in the desert. On a normal road, I can keep the shocks in the softest setting and won’t experience any rubbing. The LWB has a 2” lift and Yokohama LT285/70R17 on stock wheels, and no issues at all with regards to rubbing.
  4. There is another brand you should consider - BF Goodrich Trail Terrain, which is what I have in my Y61 SWB too, not too heavy of a tire. The size I went for is 285/75R17. Prior to these I had Cooper, were heavy, and then Geolandar A/T G015, walls starting showing signs of cracking very soon. Now, if your car is manual, then you can possibly dismiss the fact of getting heavy or wider tires, because the end gear ratio of a Y61 with MT is 4.375 vs AT 3.545, therefore it will handle those tires better, you could even think of getting Wrangler Duratrac
  5. Hi Asif, I won't be able to attend the drive. Everyone have a safe one and lots of fun.
  6. There is a good old post about securing items in trunk. The post is in the X Terra forum, here is the link Cheers!
  7. Hi Gary - I've done this before, all parts were ordered through Amazon (.ae or .com depending on availability). Here is a rough list of parts: - Flexzilla hose 1/4" Inches, 25 foot long - 3 of them, of which you use 2 as main lines and the 3rd hose you will use to built two short whips of about 5 foot long. - 4 Closed air chucks - 1/4" Brass ball valve - Air splitter 1/4" NPT 3-Way air manifold - Barbed T-couplers (you can get these in Speedex) - Loctite 542 Thread sealant 50ml - Metal brass pipe fittings and couplers 1/4" or Color Connex coupler & Plug Kit I reused an analog gauge from a unused inflator, I prefer analog as I don't have to deal with batteries, my recommendation on this is to choose a 1/4 NPT lower mount gauge with a range of 0 to 60 psi, and 2.5' to 4' face. If you go for a digital one, then it is best to go to amazon .com and choose one, I like the one that Measureman sells for $12.97. For my system I used an ARB dual piston compressor and a 4 liter ARB air tank with an air outlet located outside of the car and covered with a dust cap. But perhaps one of the most important parts is, when installing the compressor, ask the guys in the garage to explain how will they run the electrical lines and air pipes (if any) and show you images of previous works they've done. I've had bad experiences of garages doing extremely bad and unsafe electric installations, but there is one where I just had my recent air system installed and they did, in my opinion, a very neat job.
  8. Wonderful news @Ale! It has been great attending your drives, in particular the Long Range Desert Group 🦂 and exploration drives! Gracias!
  9. @Frederic how are you doing? I just noticed you are now driving a Patrol! Let’s plan a theme drive, Patrols only, maybe also request a Cafu tanker wait for us at the exit 😆 Welcome to the club of proud Y61 owners and shrinking wallets! Looking forward to tomorrow’s drive.
  10. Hi @Frederic yes it does, in a Y61 it connects to all these ECUs: BCM, Engine, ABS, TPMS and SRS. I just to check TPMS using the app "MotorData OBD", however I removed the TPMS sensors after installing Apex deflators but will get them back on with a special bracket sold by Apex too. Once back I will play with Torque app as you suggest.
  11. For some reason, not every OBD scanner reads all the Y61 sensors, for instance oil temp, transmission temp (in case of AT), fuel level, fuel pressure etc. I got this OBD ( https://www.amazon.ae/gp/product/B07JFRFJG6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) and use it with several apps I've found, but still I am in the look out for a Y61 friendly device In the meantime, I comfortably rely on gauges and lights on the dashboard. @imranaasghar81 - regarding your question about lights, check out Dragon Mart, there are a couple of stores where you will find interesting accessories, and lights among them. Hope this helps!
  12. @Frederic this is a fantastic overland themed drive, I dare to call it a signature one in case no other club would have thought or done it before Carnity. Attaining approvals from my MoI and her technical advisors will be as challenging as the drive itself. If I am not able to make it, I won't even dare reading the post drive reports as it will be without doubt an epic drive and will hurt knowing all that was missed. Fingers crossed!
  13. Thank you @Jaro Tuzinsky this picture and drone footage are amazing!
  14. Would regular tire rotation help in the maintenance of the five tires? What is your view?
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