cruise control

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 17:33
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just joined up so g,day all.
i want to put a cruise control in my 92 4.2 diesel nissan tray top but have know idea
what type or brand to get any advice would be great. cheers
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:02

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:02
Welcome to the mad house!! I read somewhere recently that 20 guys in the same 4x4 club had fitted cruise units from ,,,believe it or not K Mart, They said they were great and performed well. Not that i can remember seeing a unit at K Mart myself. Michael
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Reply By: macy - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:24

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:24
handy
we put c/control on our hzj79 it has been great, after an initial problem with the sensor to pick up the signal from the tailshaft magnet. it's an AP50 or an AP60 I think the only diference between the two is one has a stalk with buttons on it and the other (ours) is controled by buttons on a pad that is stuck on the dash with double sided tape. our tojo is a manual so we put a brake switch of an old wrecked car on the clutch pedal to disable it when change gears.
Kmart have then sometimes, but we got it from super cheep think it was just under $200.00, has been on for over 50,000km nearly all bush.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:14

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:14
Welcome handy, you cazn go for a cheapo AP90 from KMarket or SuperCheep for that type of rig, they work ok too.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 07:57

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 07:57
but remember to not let the engine labour ...ie change down when required.

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Reply By: Bros 1 - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 08:22

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 08:22
G'day handy,
Have had an AP50 or 60 (forget which one) fitted to my 85 HJ cruiser for many years and the only problem in the early days was losing magnets (my fault). I have overcome that problem and it's been plain sailing ever since. Excellent for those long stretches of road.
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 08:52

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 08:52
Just an aside: I know most of us have cruise control and find it very useful but police believe it contributes to a number of single vehicle country road accidents because people fall asleep and the cruise control happily continues propelling them at 100kph or whatever.

Maybe best not to use it if you're feeling tired - yes I know we should stop when we're tired but we don't always do that, do we?

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Follow Up By: Member - BANJO (WA) - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 09:07

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 09:07
Mike

I'd agree with that opinion. One of the first signs of me becoming dangerously tired is the vehicle slowing down when less pressure is going on the accelerator pedal.

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Reply By: phenders88 - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 13:14

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 13:14
I've had one of the KMart cruise controls fitted for many years, on an '89 Diesel GQ. It has been terrific, surived trips to the centre, to the Cape and back, and no problems. Took a few hours to fix, but after that, no problems. Highly recommended.
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Follow Up By: phenders88 - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 13:15

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 13:15
That should have read "a few hours to fit". Oops
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Reply By: handy - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 16:22

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 16:22
thanks for the info i will check them out. cheers
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Reply By: joedm - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 17:42

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 17:42
I just installed the AP60 in my 80 series Cruiser.
Have a look at this thread.

Joe

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Reply By: joc45 - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 00:18

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 00:18
I'm running a Kmart Command AP50 on my turbo diesel GU, works a treat. Had one on my old diesel Mav, and worked fine on that as well.
This week, Kmart are having a 25% off sale on auto parts, so this would be a good time to duck in.
Can supply a mod circuit to utilise the speedo sensor rather than magnets on the drive shaft, as supplied.
gezza90 at tpg dot com dot au
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