Cruise Control

Submitted: Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:37
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Has anyone had any experience with aftermarket cruise controls?

Specifically the drive by wire type. I've looked at the Autron website but it lacks specifics like photos.

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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:50

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:50
I've got a New Triton CDR and had an Autron fitted.

It is excellent maintains speed well. It is inclined to pick up a bit whilst cresting hills as I have a manual. This is less of a problem with autos, or so I hear.

Cost about $700 fitted.

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Reply By: True Blue - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:09

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:09
I had an Autron fitted to my manual 3 litre GU Patrol. It also would pick up a little at the crest of a hill, but I''m yet to drive any cruise that doesn't to some degree. With my Patrol I had the optional 3 preset buttons fitted as well and these were absolutely fantastic having been pre set to 60, 80 and 100 kph. You would decelerate whilst coming into a town, observe the limit and just touch the button required. Dead simple and a pleasure to use. Would recommend this set up any day.

Whilst we no longer have the Patrol our current Navara has the factory cruise but I sure do miss the pre sets.

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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:13

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:13
I've had the autron unit fitted to both my Navara and now the patrol. Never a problem with both. Both vehicles have covered many km of rough tracks. Cruise was great on all manner of roads and performed well even when towing camper trailer.

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Reply By: Member - The Crow (QLD) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:57

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:57
I have a command drive by wire with milti resume fitted to my 76 series very easy to use and very happy with it. It was fitted pre delivery. Have done 11500ks with no problems.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nev (TAS) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 20:24

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 20:24
My Cruise Control sits beside me!
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Reply By: Barry 2 - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 20:30

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 20:30
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I have the Auscruise by Autron drive by wire fitted to my 79 series TD L/Cruiser Fitting is neat and tidy with controls on steering wheel
cost around $600 fitted 18 months ago and I am very happy camper.
Hope this helps
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 22:26

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 22:26
No good for ultimate fuel economy particularly in undulating let alone hilly country. Constant throttle opening is best ... build up speed down the slope/hill and let it bleed of going up the hill just like an old heavy truck. In comparison cruise controls back off and even engine-break down steeper hills but then pour the fuel in going back up the rise/hill result much worse economy. Don't believe the sales bullsh.t re economy.....silverback
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 22:47

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 22:47
Whats a Silverback??
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 22:52

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 22:52
My kids call me that....at least I have still GOT my hair.....
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 22:56

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 22:56
I always thought a Silverback was a male gorilla??
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 23:05

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 23:05
now where is that mirror :)) then again I always assumed.....
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Reply By: Member - John H (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 11:20

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 11:20
I've had the autron cruise control fiitted on my TDV8 79 series as well.

Works great with no issues I've come across.

Have a look at http://www.autron.com.au/newweb/index1024.htm for a pic of the controls fitted to an older 78 series. On ours the idle-up switch is in that position, so I had the controls put on top of the idle-up switch box (opposite the vent shown). The 'cruise' LED was put in the same location as shown in the pic.

Hope it helps..............

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Reply By: str- Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 13:27

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 13:27
Autron again!! have it in my Navara 3.0d wosks a treat!
few boxes under the dash ans steering whell controls.
over speed on crest is no drama once you get used to it.
I have vdo speed alert fitted for that!!

Autron can also double as a speed alert when its not in use.
Just ask the installer to turn it on.

I didnt like the command as it was a pedal pull type for mine.
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Reply By: autosparky - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 21:42

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 21:42
some cruise contols use magnets cable tied to tailshafts tocreate amagnetic field to activate cruise speed some are triggered by a tacho feed maybe the cable tie broke
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