L/C 100 Turbo Timer/Chip kit

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 16:20
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Just drove to Southport from Sydney last weekend, picked up a 2003 L/C Turbo Diesel, loaded with heaps of ARB stuff. Only done 37K kilometres, like new, never been offroad. Bloke's missus didn't like the vehicle so it got sold. I am stoked at how good it went on the drive back to Sydney. I bought it to tow a 25'Jaco Van & do some offroad.
Two Questions if I may?
1) Is the Turbo Timer on the console a standard feature or an add on?
2) Is it worth considering a Detronic or Tunit unit to up the hp and torque?
Regards and thanks in anticipation of expert advice of readers.

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Reply By: Nudenut - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 16:56

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 16:56
dont think you'll want any more grunt
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Reply By: Member - Karl - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 17:15

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 17:15
I think you will find the turbo timer is an add on.

Wait until you have driven it for awhile - in particular do a couple of decent trips towing your van before you spend big money on the Detronic or Tunit units. You may not need them and then spend the money on something you might realy need.

Just my opinion.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 18:04

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 18:04
Yeah the turbo timer would have been added on, but they are a good item to have. Upgrading the horse power on the LC would probally not be neccessary I would have though, one of the most powerful in it's class.
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Reply By: Big John (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 20:32

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 20:32
Blackmax11,
I have a Detronic chip fitted to my TD Cruiser and do a lot of towing. Where the chip really helps is when you are towing as it reduces the turbo lag and helps you off the mark a lot better, up high it does not make a lot of difference and fuel consumption is no different.

regards Big John
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Follow Up By: Topend - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 09:10

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 09:10
I have a 100TD with Dtronic and I agree with Big John. Mine is a manual and I believe that if towing the Dtronic is worth the cost. Next time I will get an auto 100TD so I will try it without the Dtronic first. I can't swap over my Dtronic as Toyota changed the wiring loom with a model upgrade.

Topend
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Reply By: wheeler - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 18:58

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 18:58
I have a 2004 auto turbo diesel and tow a lot. I fitted the dtronic and have been more than happy. Definatly better acceleration and more torque. I also fitted the turbo timer although I have been told that they are really not neccessary with the new high tech water cooled turbo's
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