Runboard.com
You're welcome.
Australian X-Trail Website Members Rides

Site Search

Facebook Aussie Forum Website Twitter Aussie Forum Website YouTube Aussie Forum Website Flickr PhotoBucket MSN Messenger Skype RSS Feed Events Calendar Admin Mailbox Nissan Australia myNissan Capped Service Fuel Consumption Monitor Tyre Size Calculator Australian X-TRAIL Forum Live Chat





Forum Rules   
   Register for a free global account (learn about it) | LOG IN: globally (click here) (Lost Password?)




Page:
 1  2  3 

 
csbalkwill Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 


Date Registered: 11-2007
Location: Victoria, Australia
TOTAL POSTS: 24
Reply | QUOTE
'Murdering' an X-Trail?


Somehow I have had foxtel for over a year and have never seen the Rob & Big show until about last month some time.... I love their Chevy Tahoe (being from Canada I miss real trucks) and I especially love what they have done to it. The Americans call it 'murdering' a car, making it all black.... flat black, even the wheels and everything. Here is a link to an american tahoe forum that shows a 'RIDES' magazine article on the car that Rob & Big have.

 http://www.chevroletforum.com/archive/threads/rob-bigs-flat-black-07-tahoe-32716-1.html

does anyone know what it would cost to have my T-31 (gloss black) murdered? I am not after a proper quote or anything, but just in general what it would cost to get the car and some rims Flat Blacked?

Also, (and I will post this in the tire & wheel forum) in the massive 25 page thread on wheels and sizes and all that, someone mentioned that if you get an engineering certificate you can go more than the legal 1" extra width (eg 7.5") and not run afoul of the law or insurance. I know I can get 18's easy as pie, but I want 20's. Does anyone know if that is true or not as I can't find anything about that in VICRoads info.

Last edited by csbalkwill, 23/May/2008, 8:08 pm
23/May/2008, 8:07 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 
csbalkwill Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 


Date Registered: 11-2007
Location: Victoria, Australia
TOTAL POSTS: 24
Reply | QUOTE
Re: 'Murdering' an X-Trail?


I found in the tyre/wheel forum so ignore that question
quote:

Y WAIT wrote:
i have just spoken to my insurance company and the rta,
insurance company will insure anything that the rta deams legal.
Rta says that over an inch wider is fine, as long as you get an engineering certificate.
too easy
all the info is here

rta wheel guidelines
posted 14/AUG/2006



Here is all I can find on Vic Roads though so if anyone knows please pm me.(see heading 8)
http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/CC48FC10-4D57-4F04-82E1-3BD72EF88340/0/VSI8.pdf


Last edited by csbalkwill, 23/May/2008, 8:39 pm
23/May/2008, 8:39 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 29092
Reply | QUOTE
Re: 'Murdering' an X-Trail?


Grab some sand paper and murder your exy all you want LOL emoticon It won't look gloss black but I can't guarantee that it'll look flat black either emoticon

As for the wheels questions and links, please post those in the "wheels thread"

---

23/May/2008, 8:59 pm Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
csbalkwill Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 


Date Registered: 11-2007
Location: Victoria, Australia
TOTAL POSTS: 24
Reply | QUOTE
Re: 'Murdering' an X-Trail?


quote:

jalalski wrote:
Grab some sand paper and murder your exy all you want LOL emoticon It won't look gloss black but I can't guarantee that it'll look flat black either emoticon


Well, the really would be murder, but probably no worse than the fact that I have had the car over 6 months now and have never washed it.......

quote:

jalalski wrote:
As for the wheels questions and links, please post those in the "wheels thread"


Done and Done

23/May/2008, 9:44 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 
Revhead Kev Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info



Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
TOTAL POSTS: 5556
Reply | QUOTE
Re: 'Murdering' an X-Trail?


If you read the heading of the article properly,
"murdering" means "having the vehicle completely black with no chrome".

So if you start with a black Xtrail, you only need to change the chrome door handles, chrome rear tailgate handle, chrome grille, all the chrome badges and replace the alloys with black ones. No need to repaint in a flat black colour.

---
Kev X450(c) T30 Guru
03 Titanium Ti T30 Series 1 **MODIFIED**
My Blog
My CarPC Worklog
23/May/2008, 10:28 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 29092
Reply | QUOTE
Re: 'Murdering' an X-Trail?


quote:

Revhead Kev wrote:
completely black with no chrome".



That will not only order "murder" it, it will also give me a heart-attack from not seeing any chrome on my exy. hahahahaha emoticon



---

23/May/2008, 10:34 pm Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
Revhead Kev Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info



Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
TOTAL POSTS: 5556
Reply | QUOTE
Re: 'Murdering' an X-Trail?


OK Jalal, steady ... slow deep breaths mate emoticon hahahahaha

---
Kev X450(c) T30 Guru
03 Titanium Ti T30 Series 1 **MODIFIED**
My Blog
My CarPC Worklog
23/May/2008, 10:40 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 29092
Reply | QUOTE
Re: 'Murdering' an X-Trail?


LOL, we need to tell the Yanks that we're into "reviving" cars here, not "murdering" them. hehehehe emoticon

---

23/May/2008, 10:46 pm Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
csbalkwill Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 


Date Registered: 11-2007
Location: Victoria, Australia
TOTAL POSTS: 24
Reply | QUOTE
Re: 'Murdering' an X-Trail?


quote:

Revhead Kev wrote:

If you read the heading of the article properly,
"murdering" means "having the vehicle completely black with no chrome".

So if you start with a black Xtrail, you only need to change the chrome door handles, chrome rear tailgate handle, chrome grille, all the chrome badges and replace the alloys with black ones. No need to repaint in a flat black colour.



I know it just has to be black, but seeing that Satin/Matt black on TV, that Tahoe looks tough as!! My only hesitation is matting the car will completly destroy any and all resale value if I were to try to sell it in 5-10 years........
24/May/2008, 11:42 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 29092
Reply | QUOTE
Re: 'Murdering' an X-Trail?


If you gonna go all the way murdering an exy, then having it repainted again in 10 years shouldn't be a problem for what you wanna do.

I would have considered doing something like this on a 20 year old car, but NEVER on a brand spanking new one!

---

24/May/2008, 11:48 am Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 


Reply




Page:
 1  2  3 





You are not logged in (login)

forum sticker
Back to top Back to top

Back to top

<-- end container -->