Dtronic unit on 100series TD

Submitted: Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 18:47
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Has any body fitted a Dtronics unit to a manual 100 series TD. If so does it reduce the turbo lag when towing heavy loads. eg. 2 ton. At present I am having trouble getting off the mark especially on a hill start. At this rate I will soon be replacing a clutch.
Thanks, John.
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Reply By: Dozer - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 19:10

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 19:10
Hi John, check out APS (safari) website for intercooler and chip mods, chip will help, new inter will help heaps more :-0
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Big John (QLD) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 19:43

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 19:43
Andrew, Do you mean replace existing intercooler with an aftermarket intercooler.
Thanks John.
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Reply By: Dozer - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:16

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:16
Yes John
APS make a kit that replaces the factyory intercooler for a larger/thicker one. Then boost is increased (as it can be safely cooled more) and the specially tuned dtronic added.
Details of this in overlander magazine a few mths ago
Also on the web
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Big John (QLD) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 21:13

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 21:13
Thanks andrew, I dug out that artical off the net and it sounds like it will solve my problems. Toyota are quick to tell how much power the TD can produce and what a great tow vehicle they are, its just a pitty you can't get off the mark and in the worst cases you even need low range.
Thanks John
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Reply By: sloth - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 21:14

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 21:14
Hi John,

I do not know the cost of the aftermarket intercooler. I do know that your problem may be solved with less dollars by looking at your gearing, and maybe changing some ratios....

cheers.
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Follow Up By: Big John (QLD) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 21:44

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 21:44
Sloth, Good surgestion, though 90% of the time the car is driven with no load as Toyota ment it to be and it drives just like my previous petrol 100 series which is great. No matter what the gearing you are still stuck with this great burst of power at 2000 rpm. Overlander recon the cost of the upgrade to be about $3500.00. Considering what i have already spent on the car, another few grand won't make much difference, any way that's what I am going to tell the Mrs.

thanks john
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 16:16

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 16:16
Fitted Dtronic to my 3.0ltd GU yesterday WOW what a difference, No turbo lag now + more torque , $1495 fitted but easy to do yourself Regards Bob
Wish i was still here / Gulf in July
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 14:49

Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 14:49
John,

Haven't had pleasure to drive a 100 series TD more than 4 or 5 clicks, but did find it better than our 80 series TD. An acquaintance said the 100's make the 80's seem like a bulldozer!

We recently picked up a 79 series turbo work ute, and it pulls from idle, right up to 140kph - am told they'll do 160. The torque seems to be more even right across the rev range, heaps better than the 80. Still has that hit in the back, at near 2,000rpm.

The Dtronic might be the way to go, hope you haven't got a slug.
Hooroo...

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