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#1 Nick

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 08:27 PM

Hi,
I would like to know what are the biggest and best tyres I can but on my 3.0LTR TDCI Auto Doublecab Thunder?
I currently have 245/70x16 and have fitted 30mm spacers all round to make it look better, without any rubbing at all.
Does this mean I can go to 275 or wider with a lower profile on 16 inch wheels?
Also for all those looking for a double din fascia replacement, they are avaliable from Maxda Part number UR7255210 for around 10 including VAT. I fitted a kenwood reverse camera, touchscreen satnav, freeview and dvd player with bluetooth without any trouble.
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Thanks,
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#2 InstructorPiggy

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:21 PM

could go lower profile, but width is down to the rim itself and what it will manage...look inside your hubcaps and you should see some measurements, likely to be in inches...something like 7.5x16 or something like that!!

may also say max width tyre fitment for that rim! :)

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 05:27 PM

Thanks for the quick reply, but I don't have Hub caps, I have six stud alloys, would it be ingraved on the inside rim? Also do I then convert inches to mm to get the max size allowed?
I was hoping someone has fitted bigger tyres to save me the stress of guessing the biggest that would fit! LOL.
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 02:44 AM

Hi,
I would like to know what are the biggest and best tyres I can but on my 3.0LTR TDCI Auto Doublecab Thunder?
I currently have 245/70x16 and have fitted 30mm spacers all round to make it look better, without any rubbing at all.
Does this mean I can go to 275 or wider with a lower profile on 16 inch wheels?
Also for all those looking for a double din fascia replacement, they are avaliable from Maxda Part number UR7255210 for around 10 including VAT. I fitted a kenwood reverse camera, touchscreen satnav, freeview and dvd player with bluetooth without any trouble.
See pictures attached.
Thanks,
Nick....



Well done on your ICE Nick. It looks very good. It's a big help as well, been searching for the trim plate. Do you have the website where you bought the trim plate from? When searching the net for the part number you supplied, I get pricing in excess of $90 --a far cry from the ten pounds.

I really appreciate your post above as I've been stuck trying to move my Kenwood from A3 to Everest (same dash as the Ranger).

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:19 AM

[quote name='Faithback' date='12 March 2010 - 02:44 AM' timestamp='1268361258' post='70822']
Well done on your ICE Nick. It looks very good. It's a big help as well, been searching for the trim plate. Do you have the website where you bought the trim plate from? When searching the net for the part number you supplied, I get pricing in excess of $90 --a far cry from the ten pounds.

I really appreciate your post above as I've been stuck trying to move my Kenwood from A3 to Everest (same dash as the Ranger).

If you contact a Mazda dealer direct using that partnumber in the UK I am sure they can ship to you. My dealer is http://maps.google.c...293761412900440 and the face plate was from a UK B2500 Mazda and they are a standard fit. You need to go direct to the dealer as Ebay traders and others are marking the price up ridiculously to make a few quid.
If it comes down to it I could buy one or two and ship to you, as postage shouldn't be that much.
Cheers,
Nick

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 05:36 PM

I will order one on weds and find out how much to send to south africa. I will then let you know the price, and if you trust me, do a paypal for the amount and I

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 05:38 PM

I will order one on weds and find out how much to send to south africa. I will then let you know the total price, and if you trust me, do a paypal for the amount and I will send it ASAP as promised.
Up to you mate.
Cheers,
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Posted 13 March 2010 - 07:52 PM

Thanks a lot. I'll wait for you to guide on this. Get pricing to send via courier company. It's a little expensive, but this is not the place to discuss what happened to previous orders that UK based Internet shops tried to mail to me using regular mail. Suffice it to say, don't even think of sending via regular mail. In anycase, I'm planning my first long distance family trip in the Everest over Easter, so sending via courier is just about the only way to finish this project on time.

It's the Kenwood DDX-8039 (UK equivalent is the DDX-8029) that I'll transfer to the Everest. Did you need any special harness or does your Ranger have ISO connectors?

If you can get around to it, could you please post pictures showing how you mounted the reverse camera?

Thanks.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:39 PM

Mine is the Kenwood DNX8220BT and I had managed to get an iso plug and play harness. I don't have steering wheel controls, so it was straight forward. The everest is just a different body and not a pickup as I understand. I will try to get a better quote, but this is the best so far http://www.parcel2go...&dest=ZA&col=GB at 35.00. so we are looking at around 50 with the faceplate all in sent to you via DHL. I have ordered the dash with Mazda (I play golf with the Service manager at Local branch)and he said I should have it Weds with any luck. The adapter faceplate has green illumination (same as mine) , but the 2010 rangers have red, so this may be a problem.
Attatched is a dash picture. Is this yours?
I will contact you as soon as I have it in my hands. Meanwhile what is your address and contact email address, to save forum time and space?
Mine is nick@rapidplay.plus.com .
Cheers,
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:38 AM

You're correct. That is my dashboard and the illumination is predominantly red. But hey, at 25deg latitude, daytime is bright throughout the year, so dash illumination will always be a night-only issue. My Kenwood does not have variable illumination colour anyway. I'm prepared to live with these night-driving Christmas Tree effects for now.

I have ordered the Kenwood CCD-2000 Rear View Colour CCD Camera from Dynamic Sounds. That was the best price I found at 100 Pounds.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 07:10 PM

Eventually got the faceplate locally. Ford part number is: UF5L55210. Kenwood would be installed now except I was sold a T-Harness instead of an ISO-to-car harness that I asked for :angry: .
Nick, do you have a part number for the harness or did you have to cut wires?

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 07:32 PM

Sorry.
I don't have the part number as it was supplied with the headunit as a package.
Glad to hear you got a faceplate though. Was it expensive from Ford?
Cheers,
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 07:38 PM

I was quite fortunate that Mazda & Ford in South Africa operate from same dealerships and that the parts guy was friendly and very helpful. Ford calls the faceplate "Panel Center" and the price was R800 (approx. 70 Pounds).


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