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Read an interesting review of the Holden Jackeroo (Isuzu Bighorn) on an Autralian web site the other day. The review was dated 2002, but in the article they mentioned that Holden had taken over the manufacture of the Jackeroo from Isuzu.

Since 2002 is, I believe, the last year the Bighorn was made in Japan, the timing would certainly make sense for the transfer of manufacturing.

Also, according to the Holden web site (www.holden.com.au) new Jackeroos--including a wide-track version and an all new Nullabor edition--are available.

So does the Bighorn live on down under, or is Holdren merely selling off the last of the made-in-Japan Bighorns?

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I would like to find out about this "wide track" deal. Did they keep the old troopers axles until recently, or did they indeed get wider axles. With that in mind- did Isuzu make wider axles or did the General Morons division do an axle swap? If they are indeed Isuzu wider axles maybe we could import some. Hmmmmmmmmmmm
 

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The US Troopers got the wide track axles too, but they got them earlier and it was a 100% switch around 1995.5.

Here are some narrow and wide track front ends:

Narrow (1994):
http://tad.luddite.net/gallery/MiscCa ... n/CIMG0347

Wide (1996):
http://tad.luddite.net/gallery/MiscCa ... n/IM000541

Wide (1998):
http://tad.luddite.net/gallery/MiscCa ... n/CIMG0355

If you want to go wider, you could swap the whole front suspension (a-arms, cv shafts and tie rods) or you could install some bolt on wheel spacers. Same goes for the rear.

The choice is yours. Here are my wheel spacers:
http://tad.luddite.net/gallery/94TrooperMods/CIMG1084

:)

-Tad
 

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Since you guys brought it up, when they "widetracked" the Trooper (blame Consumer Reports), did they change the main frame rail spacing? I am specifically wondering about cross-utilization of bullbars and such.
 

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Nope, frame rails are the same, at least at the ends. I have a 98-02 Trooper bullbar on my 94 (narrow track axles) Trooper.

To expand a little bit more, my 89 Trooper rear bumper would fit on the 94 Trooper as well. The 89 frame is only about 1/8" narrower than the 94.

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I went and looked at your pics of the bullbar install, doesn't look too bad at all. How do you think it fit? Any problems around the sides? It only looks like it sticks out an inch or so...
 

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No problems at all. Those little round frame extensions need to be trimmed, but the bolt holes are all the same. It sticks out a little bit under an inch, and unless you are told that it shouldn't stick out that far, you'd never notice.

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