New V8 Landcruiser

Submitted: Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 22:50
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Hi there im new to this forum and this is the first time ive posted.
well ive just brought a new V8 auto GXL landcruiser and thought that i will ask for some opinions of other 4x4ers out there if not some other v8 cruiser owners about the goods and bads of the v8 cruiser.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time
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Reply By: vuduguru - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 23:18

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 23:18
Good choice, practical and capable.
Good; grunt, smooth, stylish, build quality that nissin owners dream of, 8 seats not 7, (4 kid+ grandparents), grunt (did I say that already) Economy (compared to 6 in a commodore with a boat on the back), no smelly hands., grunt.
Bad: make your nissin mates want to drink beer with their wives!
PS p!ss off the GT' s get some real rubber if dont like changing wheels.
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Follow Up By: V8 Landcruiser man - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 23:38

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 23:38
Thanks for your thoughts on the cruiser.
You comented on the tyres are they crappy tyres on the GXL's?
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Follow Up By: vuduguru - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 00:04

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 00:04
Hi Ken,
3 holes in 30K with the GT's replaced with Coopers 285/16/75's. 30K no holes. Wait till you change one. But seriously I cant belive that a GT's are suitable for anything but the occasional dirt road. I bought a set of rims for $50 each. So I have a set of GT's in the garage with 50% wear that I may put back on at resale time (not for some years) or possibly trailer use. Was thinking emergency but that is not likely given the current reliability.
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 10:33

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 10:33
I agree with the criticism of the Grandtreks - their sole purpose is to protect the lino in the showroom from the wheel rims. Luckily mine needed replacement by 30,000 km. As for the 8 seats - have you tried it with 8? I think more a marketing ploy than a realistic travel option. Heavy on juice. Doesn't steer or handle that well compared with other 4WDs I have owned/own. That said, it should last several hundred thousand k's. I'd get the TD next time.
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 09:57

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 09:57
Very good car...
check out for anything to do with the cruisers...
Original tires are OK for everyday driving. If planning to go offroad trails
I would just get a second set of tires...
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Follow Up By: Russ - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 14:27

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 14:27
I have noted that you often refer people to the Lcool site, I have tried numerous times to get on here. It seems a nothing site, obviously with info that you cant access.

May be you can give me some guidance.

4.2TD owner.


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Follow Up By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 20:56

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 20:56
Nothing site! Where are you looking?

If you click on "Technical" and then you have choices relating to what sort of Cruiser you have - 80, 90, 120 - unfortunately no 100 site yet, not, presumably, because nothing ever goes wrong with them, but probably because none of the volunteers that run the site have gotten around to it yet.

Additionally if you sign up to the yahoo groups referred to there's a whole wealth of posts as well.

Have another look.

Good luck, paul B
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Follow Up By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 21:08

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 21:08

Just go to
And there are list of e-mail groups to join.

The model specific groups are:

80scool, 100scool, 120scool, 90scool_aus, 70scool for different
model series.
There are also general cruisers group lcool_aus and also a few goups
which are state specific....

As example just click on lcool_aus link on the page and submit application form. Once it approved go to:
to browse through current and past messages and post new ones etc...

Hope this helps,

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Follow Up By: Russ - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 00:18

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 00:18
Stan and Paul,
Thanks for your help. I think there is a couple of reasons for not being able to get on. My lack of how it works, funnily enough, just after I post my query I did receive an email from a moderator, some time after I had posted my request.

Hopefully in the near future I will get a response.

Thanks again.

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Reply By: V8 Landcruiser man - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 19:10

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 19:10
Well thanks to every one that replied.
By the sounds of it i made a good choice of 4x4.
I expected it to be heavy on fuel after all it is a V8 and i belive that if you want smooth power across the range you will have to pay for it somewhere.
By the sounds of it im up for a new set of tyres though.
Well thanks once again to every one and happy 4x4ing.

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