Gaining more power for a 75series diesel lc ute

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I have just recently bought a 1994 '75 series lancruiser ute.
It is a naturally aspirated diesel and i wanted to know what would be the most effective way of gaining pick up speed and power.
It has done just 140 000 kms and i get 7.78km/l or use 12.85l/100kms around town.
Would a hiclone, extractors or an aftermarket turbo be worth putting on or is it best to just leave it as naturally aspirated?
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Reply By: Footloose - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 08:51

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 08:51
Forget the Hi Con. Put an aftermarket turbo on. Denco will look after you.
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Follow Up By: Brian Bentley - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 15:03

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 15:03
you do not think hiclones are value for money? I am wondering if i should even spend money on performance parts because it is only a secondhand landcruiser
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 15:13

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 15:13
Brian, at the risk of some debate, HiClones are a waste of time and money. Your decision on the parts, if you want performance you pay for it I guess .
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Follow Up By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 15:43

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 15:43
Brian, I have Hiclones on my 1993 LC80 (same engine as yours) and it made absolutely no difference - not even 0.1 L/100km difference. Complete waste of money like most things that sound too good to be true.

My brother has put decent extractors and exhaust on his 3.3L MQ Patrol and the difference in pick-up and holding power on hills is amazing. I'm doing the same on my LC80 when I get to civilisation.

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Reply By: Jason M P - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 10:58

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 10:58
TURBO all the way.value for money...
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Follow Up By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 15:45

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 15:45
I like to idea, but I can still buy a lot of diesel for $5000. Maybe I can get SWMBO to work a bit harder to pay for a turbo kit. LOL

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Reply By: Coops (Kalgoorlie) - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 11:45

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 11:45
i've just put Genie extractors on my 80 series at 220k and can't believe how much of an improvement it made to pick up and low down grunt. Wish I hadn't waited so long now
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Follow Up By: ynotb - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 02:45

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 02:45
Howdy coops Ive just done the same to my 80 diesel and the difference is amazing
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 14:01

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 14:01
Turbo and fat exhaust!

anything else is just a part measure!!
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 14:12

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 14:12
Chev 6.5 V8 diesel, anything else is just half measure!
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 17:05

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 17:05
Mate! if you put Hi-clones in you will get as much improvement as if you you hung your naked butt out the window at 60kph.

You may however change your luck in other areas.

I have a 75 series Troopy and tried those suckers (absolutely nothing) and eventually gave them away on this forum to some dude in Qld who couldn't get his hands on them qick enough.

He has never ever replied as to whether or not he tried them or if he did what was the result.

no doubt has chucked them on the scrap heap where they belong.

I ended up puttin an after market turbo on, and it now goes like S . .t of a shovel.

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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 18:42

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 18:42
Best performance gain would be to fit a factory turbo motor in ....straight in.....
cost would end up on par with a aftermarket turbo, once you sold your old donk...
but most would say turbo it, and i would agree....but if your chasing real power...trade her in on a fzj75 and blast away...the 1hz and performance arnt meant to be in thesame sentence....however, dependable, reliable, torquie are...
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 20:38

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 20:38
another way to get a bit more power is to buy a fast one in the first place. I have driven plenty of near new and some older ones and it seems that no 2 go the same
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Reply By: Paul from Denco Diesel and Turbo - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 08:41

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 08:41
Dear Brian

We offer a turbo system for the Toyota 75 series kit valued at $3130 including a full 2 1/2 " mandrel bent exhaust and $2685 excluding exhaust. For optimum performance we recommend the turbo systems should have a lkarger exaust fitted. Fitting at our workshop is $440 this includes a before and after dyno test. Please contact us if you would like dyno figures on this vehicle. You could usually expect approximately 30% increase in power on the vehicle. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

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Reply By: floyd - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 12:32

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 12:32
Start with new injectors, new fuel and oil filters, extractors and then get the fuel pump tweaked. You can get a heap of grunt out of the 1HZ with a fuel pump tweak. It will blow your economy though. $1000 max.

Aftermarket Turbo will keep the economy (or in fact improve it as mine did) and give you heaps of extra power. MTQ engineering did mine for $3200 fitted. National warranty with national workshops. They are on the web.

I have owned several 1HZ's and they all drove differently. A mechanic mate adjusted fuel pumps on them and they really get up and go. Depends how much you want to spend.
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