View Full Version : There goes the neighbourhood...

02-20-2007, 01:28 PM
My nick is pronounced balook, it's short for baluchitherium, a track from Van Halen's Balance album which I thought would make a badass nick that would confuse ppl.

Now that that's out of the way, a little about me.

My name is Brian, I live in Kelowna (Winfield if you want to get technical), been here for 26 of my 28 years.

I just got my dream truck (s/c 2002 Nissan Frontier Crewcab longbox) in July 2006, flew down to Edmonton and drove it back same day. Got an extra 10K on the loan to put into it, so far what's done: 3"bl, 3"sl, lightbar w/4 150W sealed beams, 285/75R16 BFG Mt's (basically 33x11.5) on aftermarket mags, 26570R17 Arctic Claw winters on stock 17's, boost gauge, L&P Stage3 steering upgrade, built a boatrack high enough to fit a quad or two dirtbikes, or canopy underneath. Sitting in garage, getting done this spring: 100% duty cycle 4.5CFM compressor, Arb locker for rear, gap guards, 2.3 underdrive pulley for s/c, steering stabilizer.

Prior to the Frontier, I had a 2002 Mazda B4000 (basically a Ford Ranger) - sorry ford guys, but it was the biggest POS I've ever owned - at 50K, power window regulator died, 6-disc in dash changer died, tailgate kept falling open and dropping my shit out the back, ABS lights kept coming on, stuck in 4l sometimes, and front input shaft seal was leaking.

Before the B4000 I had a 1991 Mazda b2600 with 390K, it was a great truck. Put a 3"BL and 33x12.5 MT's on it and beat the crap out of it for 3 years, never had a single problem with it, but hey, that was when Mazda built their own trucks, and not Ford. :b

I'm into dirtbiking, and live for camping and fishing. My dad just gave me his old quad for free, I've just finished rebuilding the rear end (all bearings and seals shot), it's a 1992 Honda TRX300, so that'll be the new camping machine. The wifey was bitter that I wouldn't get her a dirt bike (don't want her hurting herself), so the quad is a good compromise.

Got myself a sweet GPS when I got the new truck - Garmin GPSMap 60CX, got the street maps and topo's for all of canada on the 1gig stick, so I'm loving exploring with it, can never get lost or go in circles.

That should be enough of a novel for now. Bring it.

:cool: [5]

02-20-2007, 01:39 PM
Welcome to the funny farm:welcome:

02-20-2007, 01:42 PM
Hey Brain welcome to FIBC!!


02-20-2007, 01:57 PM
Welcome [cheers]

02-20-2007, 01:59 PM

02-20-2007, 02:04 PM
Cheers from Lake Country[cheers]

PM me if ya need any parts for your Nissan.

02-20-2007, 02:10 PM

You sure you want to be here, it's not too late

Momma Taz
02-20-2007, 04:35 PM
hi there, welcome to the site.

02-21-2007, 12:06 AM
welcome welcome!!

02-21-2007, 12:36 AM
Thanks everybody, glad to be here.

I wanted to find a board with more local ppl on it, I guess I found it, there's even other Lake Country ppl here. :D

Norm, do you mean aftermarket stuff? I've already got lots of leftover stock parts.

02-21-2007, 08:43 AM
Wheres local to you? You should update your profile with your location.

Sounds like you have some cool toys to play with this year, heh.

02-21-2007, 08:54 AM
Welcome...sounds like a nice truck. [cheers]

02-21-2007, 01:29 PM
Profile is updated, thx for the tip.

Compliments are welcome, the more the merrier! [cheers]

Gonna try to find some time to get some mud on the truck this weekend, if I get out I'll get some pics and post 'em up.