• ETS Drift Ute – Pre NZ Cleanup

    Ill tell you know that once you have air jacks installed in your car you will never look back, designing this car I didn’t really take into account any jacking points, although there are some its still a pain to jack up. With the jacks full of 160psi worth of Nitrogen and the safety tubes […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Fixed and Fired

    In my previous post I found the issue with the cam trigger sensor I wired up a new GT101 hall effect sensor and routed the wiring through a welsh plug hole, its a more direct route with less chance of wire contact on the engine. It runs perfectly now and I took it for a […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Loading Up

    Yesterday I had a 12 hour garage day, I didn’t stop and I think I achieved what I set out to, this was a couple of hours work. My plan was to make a simple 6 wheel and tyre rack and a BMX mount so I can easily get everything over to NZ without having […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – New Guards

    In beginning I held off exposing the whole tyre on the front of the Hilux, I guess I got so addicted to that tuck that I didn’t think a guard like this would suit it. The Hilux has such a different style of front guard than most passenger cars do, its designed to be about […]

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  • Geelong Revival – Fun in the Sun

    The Geelong Revival is a very special event, held over two days in a stunning location, hundreds of the worlds most prestigious race cars from all generations come out of retirement and push the boundaries of traction to put on a display that makes this one of Australias greatest Motorsport Festivals. As a kid I […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Never ending story

    In my last post I wrote about getting the engine, gearbox and ancillaries all assembled and ready to go, it was a long night and subsequently the next day at work was long and tiring. All I wanted to do was get home and fire it up. 5pm arrived and I raced home, filled the […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Busy Nights

    Last night I was ready, I had the majority of parts for the Hilux to go back together, everything was lad out in the garage and I was set for a long night. With the success of the “Behind” mini documentary Matt has been following the build to create another clip detailing everything that went […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Trial Fit

    A few exciting things have happened since WTAC, one is obviosly this gearbox upgrade and the other I will get too after I show you whats been happening in the garage. My shifter arrived from the UK and I now had the chance to sit everything in the chassis and see how it all fits. […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Aluminium Alignment

    Its been a long week, trying to be as prepared as I can so that next week can be a little less busy, heres what happened friday night, nothing like some progress to finish the working week. The adapter for the SR auto bell housing to Quaife gearbox is now done, I made the internal […]

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