3lt patrol exhaust

Submitted: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 19:18
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I know that there have been a few posts on this subject but was just wondering if anybody that has fitted a bigger exhaust and the Dtronic could let me know what they think. I am getting a Dtronic fitted to my auto 3lt Patrol on Friday and was told to get a 2and 3/4 mandrel bent exhaust fitted as well, i have been quoted $750 for the exhaust fitted is this good or not and will my fuel economy suffer or will it improve
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:16

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:16
Martin,
I've got a Dtronic fitted, plus I have a 3 inch pipe fitted after the front connection it was easier that way for me. Performance is better but I've noticed a bit of a drop in consumption, mines manual that appears to be the only difference. Anything that gives better gas flow and better performance is bound to have a downside somewhere, unfortunately it's fuel consumption, but it's only marginal. On highway runs it's better, it's only around town that I've noticed the consumption drop a tad. 10.5 to 11.0 litres per 100 klms is my average. I bought the system and fitted it myself, didn't cost me anywhere near $750. My opinions as usual.
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Reply By: kim (mr) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:19

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:19
We had a dtronic on our 3lt (2000 mdl) made bugger all diferance, so we put it on my brother inlaws (2002 mdl) made a heap of diferance.
In regards to the exhaust I'm getting a 3 inch mandrel on my 4.2 patrol and I'm paying $1200 so your price sound resonable.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:22

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:22
Mr Kim, that seems to be a lot for a 3" mandrel bent even with the dump pipe but I guess that is fitted. Even then it seems a lot from what I have seen in here. Is it a stainless one?
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Follow Up By: kim (mr) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:32

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:32
John it's not stainless, I too thought it was a bit pricey so i did some ringing around and found a place that makes thaem up in qld and they could ship one to my door for $900 but then I'd have to fit it.
I need a new exhust any way and a nissan replacment is $2000 supply only.
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Follow Up By: PeterB - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 12:01

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 12:01
Mr Kim, I have been seriously considering a DTronic for my 2004 3L td auto, as everying I've ever read about them has been positively glowing.

Just to be clear, are you saying that the DTronic you fitted made no difference, or that a bigger exhaust made no difference?

If it was that the DTRonic made no difference to your car, do you have any ideas as to why it made a big difference to your brother-in-law's?

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