Safari Computer Enhancement Chip & free flow exhaust

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We have recently bought a 2007 Turbo Diesel Auto Landcruiser. We are soon to take delivery of a 3 ton off road van. The published Newton Metres of torque is 430 which most people say is adequate to tow this van. However we have been told that a computer chip complemented by 3" free flow exhaust and dump point will give approx 90-100 more torque. Apart from cost factor we are anxious to know if anyone has had this conversion done and whether or not these Newton Metres of torque figures are attainable and whether or not the fuel consumption driven sensibly is improved.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 08:58

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 08:58
Marilyn, that is a pretty wild claim from someone though from all reports the Safari Enhancement which also includes an intercooler change to increase the intercooling capacity. That is as well as the exhaust and the chip. The enhancement does a great job by reports I have read. Safari Page

I understand the bigger intercooler capacity is hard to fit in too if you have the ARB Delux bar and a winch, though some have managed to fit it.


Looking at the graph for torque, which you asked. Look at the bottom lines, read across the bottom axis to 1500-2500 revolutions in the engine. That is a good part of the rev range for towing in the gears, there is a heft increase, but not 100% or anyway near it.

Love to have it in mine.
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Reply By: Boobook2 - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 09:57

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 09:57
Marilyn,

I think this might be what you are loking for wrt to claimed output improvement.

Not sure about fuel improvement but most people say slightly better or same.

Safari Dtronic performance for 100 series
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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 11:04

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 11:04
I can guarantee one thing Marilyn.

That rig will chew lots of fuel, regardless what you do t it, especially when towing a 3 ton Van.

But as they say,,,, who cares, as long as you are enjoying yourselves

Our little Navara 3.0 Lt TD, gets 5 km/lt, in hard desert going, and about 7-8 km/lt on the highway towing a camper trailer,, All up weight, 3.75+ Tonne..

Hope it works well for you,
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Reply By: Joe - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 13:33

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 13:33
Marilyn,
We have the APS package fitted recently to a new 100 series auto.
Fitting the larger intercooler requires a bit of trimming behind the grill and has been effectively done here in Geelong on a number of units, by ATS.
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Reply By: Joe - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 13:44

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 13:44
As to consumption, just returned from Swan Hill, lightly loaded driving steadily.
Covered 692km out of the main tank (90Lt) before switching to the sub tank.
Low fuel warning light had not come on and needle was just above the emty line,prior to switching to the sub tank.
Will top up the main tank for an accurate consumtion figure shortly.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 22:02

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 22:02
Joe, have you thought about fitting the third party trip computer like the Scangauge?

I am sure it will do Kms/100km
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 22:04

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 22:04
Well, there you go it showed up perfectly in the preview

Try again
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Follow Up By: Joe - Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 19:35

Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 19:35
Versatile little device, do you have one fitted John?
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 21:23

Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 21:23
Looks interesting Joe. I have a built in trip computer, you have the performance kit, I wouldn't mind part of at least. Not the highest current priority. Won't chop mine though unless a considerable change of mindset.
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Reply By: TD100 - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 21:41

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 21:41
Marilyn,

i have a 2003 TD auto cruiser with the D-Tronic(safari)3"mandrel exhaust and also up in boost to 15 PSI.the difference in performance is huge but no increase in fuel use.i tow a 18'4"van and the change in performance between standard and modified is amazing.i can get 1200 odd kms from 170 ltrs towing with the a/c on and 110ks in cruise mode.i would definitely recommend these mods to anyone with a 100s TD.i was also told a larger intercooler would make minimal improvements so i left mine std.as for new torque figures only a dyno run would show this,but as i said it is really noticeable.cheers Paul
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Follow Up By: Member - Marilyn B (WA) - Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 21:40

Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 21:40
Thank you Paul for your detailed reply. Would you be kind enough to tell me where you had your alterations installed and the cost of each item. Also can you confirm that you tow your van in cruise control and whether or not in that mode it stays in top gear on steepish hills without kicking down.
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Follow Up By: TD100 - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008 at 21:23

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008 at 21:23
Marilyn,

the exhaust i bought from beaudesert exhaust systems-$870
the D-Tronic off the internet$1050 i think
the boost controller off the internet(manual control) $25
all was fitted by me at home.it will climb reasonable inclines in o/d without changing down,far better than it was standard.steeper hills it drops down to 4.hope this helps.Paul
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