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Author:  d_mac [ Mon 07 May, 2012 5:45 pm ]
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Two of my best buddies:

2004 Isuzu Dmax 3.0 Ddi-iTEQ - my Yami hauler
2008 Yamaha YZ250 - my current bike

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I believe in Australia you have the "bonnet scoop-provided" Isuzu Dmax 3.0 iTEQ VGS Turbo, which is in fact the "better" ute than the one we have here in Philippines. Looking forward to acquire one utility pickup when i get there folks.

Good day. Cheers!

Author:  Hori [ Mon 07 May, 2012 6:26 pm ]
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Need to post u couple stickers for your bike icon_thumright

Author:  1650bullet [ Mon 07 May, 2012 6:31 pm ]
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The iteq-vgs motor. is what comes out in the new 2012 isuzu D-max. It hasnt arrived in australia yet. The reason why, is because of the floods up in tailand. Once the floods were over, The united states got the first batch of everything. We wont see the d-max for at least another 7 weeks yet. However, the 2011 isuzu d-maxs have got the same motor as what you have. And yes. They do have the bonnet scoop. Its to let the air pass over the intercooler. icon_thumright

Author:  d_mac [ Tue 08 May, 2012 2:12 pm ]
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1650bullet wrote:
The iteq-vgs motor. is what comes out in the new 2012 isuzu D-max. It hasnt arrived in australia yet. The reason why, is because of the floods up in tailand. Once the floods were over, The united states got the first batch of everything. We wont see the d-max for at least another 7 weeks yet. However, the 2011 isuzu d-maxs have got the same motor as what you have. And yes. They do have the bonnet scoop. Its to let the air pass over the intercooler. icon_thumright


Hi, good day 1650bullitt! ---- Remember Steve McQueen's movie - Bullitt :)

Whilst our Isuzu Dmax looks so similar in body shape (except for the hood- or bonnet-scoop on your model), actually we have a very different engine. Our Dmax here in Philippines (the rest of southeast Asia, except Thailand) are still using the 2004 engine model 4JJ1-TC "standard". This engine produces only 146 metric-hp with 294 Nm of peak flat torque from 1400-3200 rpm. Our Dmax here uses only a wastegate type turbocharger, not a VGT or VNT. Our intercooler is also located at the front aft grille not a top-engine mount one.

When the Dmax was finally offered in Oz in 2008 (side-by-side with Chevrolet/Holden Colorado), we knew you have got the better 2006 model 4JJ1-TCX engine. This is the one with a variable geometry turbocharger (VGS). It is also otherwise dubbed as 4JJ1-TC "hi-power".

In stock-trim, your Aussie-, Thai-, Euro-version Dmax produces 164 metric-hp and a peak flat torque of 360 Nm from 1800-2800 rpm. The emblem written at the rear of the Thai-version Dmax is 3.0 iTEQ VGS Turbo, whilst the emblem used in Europe and Australia is just 3.0 TD Intercooler ---- so this is the confusion in the marketing aspect offered differently in each continent, but in actuality, the Euro- and Aussie-Dmax have got the same engine as that of the Thai-version....

AND we are not even talking yet of the all-new 2012 Isuzu Dmax RT-50 with the slightly-tweaked out 4JJ1-TCX engine. Power is now bumped up to 180 metric-hp with 380 Nm of torque. This all-new Dmax is slated to come to Australia I believe within this year. The team of Harry Suzuki and Bruce Garland has it already for prep in the 2013 Paris-Dakar Rally. But honestly, i don't like its body design; looks like a Euro-Chinese mongrel :D ....I very much prefer your current Dmax thereat mate! ;)

I have worked in Spain and France from 2008 until early 2010, and I had the pleasure of driving the Euro-Dmax "hood-scoop" together with the Navara's and Hilux's that served as our daily utes in our mineral exploration and operation sites. Of all the utilities, the Dmax impressed me most especially becausee of its early kicking-in, grunty, low-end torque that renders the engine somewhat a low-stressed workhorse even at loads.

Cheers 1650 bullet!

Kind regards.

Author:  d_mac [ Tue 08 May, 2012 4:37 pm ]
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Hori wrote:
Need to post u couple stickers for your bike icon_thumright


Good day Hori!

Lemme share a secret mate ---- i got those rare year 2003/2004 One Industries Mach1 graphics from Melbourne in July 2008, c/o ebay Australia :)

An Aussie friend of mine, Tony Payne, from Melbourne picked them up for me before he went to see me in Vietnam over an earth dam project we were involved in. I requested him that he'd be tapped by the Canadian-based company i was working for then ;)

Cheers mate!

Author:  d_mac [ Fri 06 Jul, 2012 9:00 pm ]
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Good day guys.

Been here in Australia for over a month now, mainly travelling (work-related) between NT, Victoria, and SA.

Amidst all this i miss my bike, really miss it.

Anyone here amongst you gents who knows about bringing in a bike from, say, another country (like in my case, from Philippines) to Australia if there will be any customs duties and fees, even when the bike you're bringing in to Oz has been purchased long time ago? ....It is not something that one intentionally bought it outside of the country and import it as a newly-purchased vehicle that has to undergo the usual importation tax as a brand-new entity....

Can somebody share an advice on this?

Thanks a lot guys.

Trust that all is well with you always.

Kind regards,


d_mac

Author:  karlmagoo [ Fri 06 Jul, 2012 11:38 pm ]
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Ka musta po? Hindi po on bringing your bike from the Philippines, be cheaper to buy a used 1 here mate, you should be able to find similar for 3 to 4 grand in nt if that's the bike your after, How are you finding Australia? Missing the halo halo? Leche flan?, adobo, mechado? Was in Manila last year at mandaluyong, only riding I did was quad bikes around mt mayon, legaspi, beautiful area, spent most of my time in donsol diving with the butanding, amazing, if your ever near the sunshine coast in Queensland and feel like catching up for a ride and some leche flan, feel free to message me. Salamat.





Cheers

Author:  d_mac [ Mon 09 Jul, 2012 8:03 pm ]
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karlmagoo wrote:
Kamusta po? Hindi po on bringing your bike from the Philippines, be cheaper to buy a used 1 here mate, you should be able to find similar for 3 to 4 grand in nt if that's the bike your after, How are you finding Australia? Missing the halo halo? Leche flan?, adobo, mechado? Was in Manila last year at mandaluyong, only riding I did was quad bikes around mt mayon, legaspi, beautiful area, spent most of my time in donsol diving with the butanding, amazing, if your ever near the sunshine coast in Queensland and feel like catching up for a ride and some leche flan, feel free to message me. Salamat. Cheers


Thanks heaps sir and hi there haha! Are you originally from Philippines or you just speak some sir?

Whilst you find Bicol region quite nice for a tropical place, suggest sir next time go and check out Palawan, specifically the northeast to northwest side of the island facing South China Sea - Places like El Nido (northwest Palawan) and Coron (northeast Palawan). The northern tip of Palawan is way more unique than Bicol, than Bohol and than the commercialised Boracay.

Going back to the topic - i looked around already sir for used and brand-new bikes in Australia (in NT, SA, Victoria) and was just blown-away at how bikes here cost compared to the bikes i used to buy (whenever i can in the US). Even 2nd-hand ones that are not as mint as those you normally come across in the US cost way lot more here. That's why i'm hoping to just bring-in my bike that i've bought from southern California and shipped all the way across the Pacific to Manila in 2007, same bike that i've been using since, to Australia instead, if there's a way that is not too restrictive price-wise.

Thanks much for your time and i trust that everything is well with you always.

Kind regards.

Author:  MR-NONAME [ Mon 09 Jul, 2012 8:52 pm ]
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if you are not going to get it reged it will only cost the shiping,,,,, if you need it adred it will cost you $2500 just to adr it plus your shiping.

Author:  d_mac [ Tue 10 Jul, 2012 8:59 pm ]
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DAN-B-GER wrote:
if you are not going to get it reged it will only cost the shiping, else, if you need it adred, it will cost you $2500 just to adr it plus your shiping.


Thanks heaps Dan-B-ger! That's what i was thinking too mate, but don't really know how to go about it and whom to ask.

At the other section, i got good pointers as well from Panhead_Pete:

panhead_pete wrote:
Welcome mate. The NT rocks and the wet season is the best time to be there, buy a sub 4.5m tinnie, a 4WD (or even better make a new friend that has all that and kick in fuel and beer) and some good fishing gear and get into it. Go to Shady Camp, you'll understand why its called that when you get there and if you think you have seen a gecko or two wait to you get there :)

Re the bike if you've owned it OS for more than 12months and can prove so you may be able to bring it in as a Personal Import which negates the need for a compliance plate if you want to licence it for road use (need to check if you need to be an Aussie Resident to do that). If you cant get it in that way and its post Dec 88 and you want to register it, it will be an expensive drama.

No matter how it comes in do NOT ship it until you have a Vehicle Import Approval from the Federal Government.

Hope that helps :)

Author:  MR-NONAME [ Tue 10 Jul, 2012 9:57 pm ]
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just google shipping agents and somthing will come up .thay will help as its a yz you dont need any rta paperwork just proff that its yours.

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