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    Do prados honestly not have a transfer case?

    Man, never knew that. Even the kzj ones?

    I have a 1995 kzn130 surf, the one without coils up front, but 3lt turbo diesel. Its manual too. The thing goes real well, I'm surprised to hear the st-x is slower, it has over 100nm more torque.

    Im looking at upgrading in the near future (1-2 months) so will be selling my surf. Its a white, widebody, 1kz-te manual, with 235,000 kms on it, 31 inch wranglers, oil and filters done 5 or 6 times last 9 months (every 5000), it does a lot of long distance driving.

    Probly looking at 7500, bugger paying 10k for an auto prado with no transfer case!

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    Yea they do have a transfer case, but are just full time 4wd
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    Ahhhh dammit.

    Too many things at once.

    Whats it when they put rock crawler gears in, twin transfer cases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crnkin View Post
    Ahhhh dammit.

    Too many things at once.

    Whats it when they put rock crawler gears in, twin transfer cases?
    Some times but more usually just replacing the gears in the existing transfer case to provide lower high and more so low ratio to compensate for big tires without changing both diffs.
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    Stay with the Hilux man. I've got a 1995 SSR-G (petrol) and apart from being a bit costly in the petrol stakes it is the best you can get (IMHO) without paying out the arse for a Safari.

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    Yeah I'm thinking that more and more. The best thing is I have mates that know them (hilux's) inside out so fixing anything ie I did my cambelt, waterpump, crank seal, head gasget and a few other things; for cost + 2 box's of piss. I might just stuff a turbo in it down the track.

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    Yeah! or a duramax! Woohooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmay View Post
    All that info is perfect Thanks Cambo and titan308. I 100% don't want full time 4wd, so that will scratch the prado off the list, with the price of fuel I don't need a bill that's higher.

    What would people recommend other then the usual older safari/patrol as they are just stupid expensive. I don't mind spending around a that 15-16k mark.

    I'm wondering if just spending 1500 to turbo my 3l hilux is the way to go...
    I've got a 97 Terrano Regulus. Had it for 7 years, done 165,000km in it, its done about 215,000. Its pretty much standard. I've put slightly larger rubber on it. I've only had to do the alternator, and the shocks. Its a 3.2 diesel, turbo and intercooled, auto. It will pull anything, took a large horse float with 2 big horses from Invercargill to Chch no problems, cruised at 100k easy. Also surprisingly capable off road, had it in to Boundary Hut in Mavora the other weekend, on road tyres.
    I highly reccommend them. Although apparantly the later model ones (3l diesel) have motor probs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer View Post
    Yeah! or a duramax! Woohooo


    I would probably need to leave the truck in 4wd all the time.

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    Timmay is your lux a 3L = 2.8 or a 3 Liter = 5L ? 2.8 definitely bung the turbo on but you wont realize the benefits unless you have a boost compensator fitted to the pump and tuned properly. I supercharged mine but i wouldn't recommend it for a towing/road vehicle. turbo is the way to go there and they can definitely handle it if boost is kept sensible IE < 12p
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    I sold my turbo kit off my rolled 2lt ln61 a while back, the guy reckoned he had done like 5 or so of them and they are peice of piss, go really well and are far more reliable than the old 2lt head.

    From memory I sold the setup for $550, so that could be a good reasonable upgrade for not a lot of $$$, and it looks factory so you might not need a cert.

    Is yours supercharged cam? I honestly thought it was just turbod, did you use a holden eaton 90 or something? Goes well that thing, whats it like on gas?

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    Yea its the 2.8lt 3l donk. A friend has done his Lux and its much faster and he thinks its the same if not better on gas as he isn't thrashing it to get up hills etc. i will keep my eyes open for a deal on trade me

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    Quote Originally Posted by crnkin View Post
    I sold my turbo kit off my rolled 2lt ln61 a while back, the guy reckoned he had done like 5 or so of them and they are peice of piss, go really well and are far more reliable than the old 2lt head.

    From memory I sold the setup for $550, so that could be a good reasonable upgrade for not a lot of $$$, and it looks factory so you might not need a cert.

    Is yours supercharged cam? I honestly thought it was just turbod, did you use a holden eaton 90 or something? Goes well that thing, whats it like on gas?

    Chris
    I supercharged my HILUX Chris my landcruiser is factory turbo and was really really gutless when you were in it due to being tight from rebuild and under fueling. Going ok now,probably put the intercooler back on when i get a chance
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