Update on the Patrol TD6...

Submitted: Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 19:12
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Gday all,

Not on the ol' net as much as I used to be but I'm trying to keep up with reading all the posts!

The Patrol is now 5 months old and we've done 17,000 k's. This includes a quick blast down to Melbourne, trips out to Emu Creek and the northen beaches in QLD etc. I also picked up my range rover the other day with a car trailer, the patrol towing 2.9 tonne travelled at 110 easily on the highway.

Of everything done, I'm most happy with my autolecky's job of the dual battery system and electronics, the air locker and mostly the powerup. Still getting above 8k's/L. The MTRs are wearing well at around 80% tread remaining.

I've read of alot of other happy 4.2 owners (the 4 or so of us that are left!) ;-) and got to drive my mates new 3L auto GU IIII. Will keep the 4.2 a bit longer yet!

Hope all is well with you all, and will catch up soon!

Cheers

Chris.
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Reply By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 20:05

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 20:05
Cheers Mate,

Good to hear from you, I was begining to get a little concerned that you'd done a runner.....:-)

Even better news the bus is going well, but mate I must insist no more 3ton loads....Please.

The new Patrol is begining to grow on me, the more I see on the road the more I reckon they'd look pretty good with some accesories, a bit like the 100 series, I thought they looked shizen early days but now with a lift and bars etc they look great.

Dont dismiss the new one alltogether...........;-0

Browny
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 22:32

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 22:32
Gday mate,

Just don't like the tail lights...

Next time your up this way, we'll try and catch up!

Cheers mate,

Chris.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 21:10

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 21:10
G'day Chris,
Welcome back....like Browny said, I thought you'd taken your bat and ball and POQ'd!!! LOLOL
Glad to read that the 4.2 is going well. Sounds like the power-up you had done is well worth the expense.
Keep her going, only about 20,000 more klicks to go before it is run in...hahaha
Cya mate
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 22:34

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 22:34
Gday mate,

Thanks mate!

Got a company vehicle now so I've stopped clockin' up the k's so quickly. In fact, it's sat in the shed for 1 week straight, gettin' itchy feet!

Cheers mate,

Chris.
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 21:22

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 21:22
Sorry Chris but towing nearly 3 tonne at 110kmh isnt very smart, no matter how capable you think you or your vehicle may be. You are a bloody danger to yourself and other road users.
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Follow Up By: Bjorn - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 23:10

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 23:10
yes sir
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 22:48

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 22:48
Considering that the vehicle is rated to carry up to 3.5 tonne braked, and the trailer was braked, the vehicle tied down with applicably rated straps I see no reason why I should not travel at the highway speed.

I have great respect for you and your experience. However, allowing a 65 year old retiree to buy a new 4wd (having driven sedans all his life) and tow a 2.5 tonne vehicle on interstate roads at 80k's an hour is bloody dangerous; towing a securely sashed vehicle within vehicle specs at the speed limit on a braked trailer and within my driving ability is not stupid.

Thanks for your opinion, but I do not agree.

Cheers

Chris.
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