Anne Beadell

Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
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Just returned from a fantastic trip east/west across the AB, so much to see. Our 95 model 80 series DX with trailer used 233.5 ltrs for 1406 Klms, does this sound fairly normal?(We have only recently updated to this vehicle) Has anyone had experience with any of the 4x6 or 6x6 wheel conversions now available? Mainly interested in the Landcruiser and Patrols.
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Reply By: Will - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
Bruce,

You did not say if it is petrol or diesel, how much load, towing or not...

You used 16.6 L/100kms.
If you provide more info, somebody with an 80 series can tell you how good/bad it was comparatively.
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Follow Up By: Bruce - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Will. the vehicle is a diesel and both car and trailer were loaded fairly well although we left the tinny and outboard at home for this trip.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
Bruce, We have an multivalve 80 series, and that fuel use sounds alright, especially towing a trailer, on what I imagine the AB hwy, to be like. usually work on 6 - 7 km/l, cruising at 110 kmh, but have got up to 9 km/l, in trips from brissy to gold coast.

One of the other stations has a HZJ75 with bogie rear end, not 6X6. Put a turbo on it straight away, and it carries over a tonne of gear normally, without what they add, to repair a job. Don't think they have had any major problems. the lazy axle will get you hung up in extreme conditions.
Regards...
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Follow Up By: Bruce - Wednesday, Dec 18, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks for your response Bob, I am not really thinking of extreme 4X4 conditions but more for long distance trips such as the Beadell roads and getting rid of the trailer. Having said that I suppose if the extra axle is there to carry more weight it may as well drive and add some traction as well. I would imagine tyre wear being fairly severe around town? ( I realise its always a weigh up for the ideal vehicle) I am also considering a extended chassis dual cab 4x4 with tray.
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Reply By: Member - Trevor - Wednesday, Dec 18, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2002 at 01:00
Bruce - the extra axle will not help traction - in may cases it will reduce it as the tyres can not bite in and grip. Trev
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Wednesday, Dec 18, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2002 at 01:00
Bruce, re your follow up, the cost difference between lazy axle unit and a 6X6, would be pretty big. I don't know, but may I suggest up to twice as dear as lazy job. If your aren't doing extreme, then the lazy would be way to go. ARB sell a rear spring conversion for Toyota HZJ's that is rated for about 3500kg GVM., would be another way. Plenty of places doing stretched chassis, as well as lazy jobs. Regards...
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Follow Up By: Bruce - Thursday, Dec 19, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 19, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks everyone, Just found out from my wife New baby on the way current car is going to stay. Bruce
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