GU vs GQ Side steps

Submitted: Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 17:29
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Hi,
Does anybody know if the factory sidesteps from a GU will fit on a GQ?
Thanks,
Angry
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Reply By: Member - Ari - Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 05:27

Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 05:27
Angry,

I don't think they fit. Different body shape.
If you are replacing the factory steps, third party steps like ARB are cheaper. I have just had to replace the steps on my GU and a pair of the deluxe ones from ARB cost around the same as a single factory one.

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Ari2001 Patrol 3.0TDI
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 13:38

Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 13:38
Ari,

Tell me how the D-Tronic is going? I am interested in one for my 3.0 GU

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Fraser Island Dreaming
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Follow Up By: Member - Ari - Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 19:27

Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 19:27
Hi Bonz.

There is a noticable difference in both torque and power.
Where I used to struggle up in 5th, I now do with relative ease.
Low rev driving is substantially improved and the throttle seems more linear.
I have been driving on a development ECU from Nissan which was supposed to address powerloss problems, so I was doubtful about how much the Dtronic would improve the car. So far, thumbs up only.

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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 22:08

Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 22:08
Ari,

how'd you get onto the development ECU? I have a small power loss at about 1900-2100rpm (like a dead spot) that is mildly annoying, i must admit tho that the Patrol would pass uphill fully loaded on the way to and from QLD without much drama. Had a roofrack on too!

Keen to hear your reply

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Fraser Island Dreaming
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Reply By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 21:40

Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 21:40
Ari,

how'd you get onto the development ECU? I have a small power loss at about 1900-2100rpm (like a dead spot) that is mildly annoying, i must admit tho that the Patrol would pass uphill fully loaded on the way to and from QLD without much drama. Had a roofrack on too!

Keen to hear your reply

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Fraser Island Dreaming
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Follow Up By: Member - Ari - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 04:24

Monday, May 05, 2003 at 04:24
Hi Bonz,

The problems the new ECU was supposed to address were mainly to do with power loss at high ambient temperatures and at high altitude. As a side benefit, it also improved turbo linearity and extended the power band up to approx 4000RPM.

I doubt that the dead-spot you describe has to do with the ECU. Mainly GU2 models were affected. Mine is March 2001 build.
I think a Dtronic chip would probably solve this for you

Feel free to e-mail me offline if you'd like more information

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Ari 2001 Patrol 3.0TDI
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