Buying Used d22 STR Navara for touring & around town

Submitted: Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 16:46
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just wondering what peoples thoughts are on a d22 str navara for day to day driver and set uo and use for outback touring (no towing) and the odd weekend up the vic high country.

i have always had live axle 4wds, and am a bit concearned about ifs.

but im not doing the hardcore tracks i use to do.

any opinions or advice woukd be great thanks.
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Reply By: regt1008 - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 17:11

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 17:11
Took one up the Canning Stock Route Tanimi and Great Central road last year. It was great 5000km of dirt and never missed a beat and half the fuel cost of a big 4wd. 9.5lts/100km ave.
I a big bloke and found it very comfortable.
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Follow Up By: rooooboy - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 17:24

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 17:24
was that with a chip?
do youhave any mods ie exhaust? suspension lift? etc?
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Follow Up By: str- Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 11:56

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 11:56
I have a dtronic chip in mine and still achieve good reults. about 10l/100km. Its out at present as i had a factory service and it lags down low... Dtronic gets rid of the lag thats for sure and helps out in low range. A few guys on the nissan navara.netforum have exhausts and lifts etc and make good reports

Done 25,000 mostly round town and had no problems....
Lovely to drive on the black top due to the IFS

Had it all over Fraser island and had no probs at all
Its a great truck!!
The only small thing is the 13m turning circle.. but you get used to it. makes reversing the 6x4 trailer hard tho.
and its a bit tiny in the back seat... but hey i dont sit in there.

Oh NO CHILD Restaint points!! just found that out the hard way. $250 to fit one but if you're past that ... no worries!
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Follow Up By: str- Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 12:13

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 12:13
oh only other thing go easy on the front diff.. no snatching in reverse( apparently) or loads of wheelspin.... they break! been there done that... learner fourby driver, fist 4wd and first time out.... 9,000k on it ooopss !!
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Reply By: Member - Lance S (VIC) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 17:59

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 17:59
rooooboy, mine is a 2004 and done lots of outback and never had a problem and i also tow, without a problem.


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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 20:24

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 20:24
We tow the van with ours, 2500kgs no problems even up the beach.

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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 14:14

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 14:14
We have a 2003 model, TOUGH AS.
Don't like the standard suspension, so we fixed that..

Never had a problem, other than turbo lag, when I first brought it,, ( new )
Fixed that too, with a 2 1/2 " straight thru/shortened exhaust into a hot-dog muffler,, and a dyno test..

Towed CT everywhere, never a problem,,, go like a rocket ship,, and will climb nearly anything,,6.5km/lt loaded up (nearly 4 tonne)

Local highway work, 9.5-10 km/lt,, Going up the Hume, to Albury, sitting on 112km/hr, get 10.5 km/lt,,, " Bloody Beautiful "

Some of those corrugations in the outback, made me think that it was gunna shake out the windscreen, but that is common with those roads.

Got 134k on it now,,, still going strong,, and so it should..

All round a gr8 vehicle

Still a hash ride though, but you have to expect that from a work ute.


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Reply By: Fitzy78 - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 21:38

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 21:38

I have the 06 str and have already put 60k on the clock. I have done a lot of long distance highway driving including darwin to perth twice and darwin to sydney. It goes great on the highway and on average uses about 10l/100km.

I have taken it over some heavy corrigated roads and it held up fine also a fair amount of beach work which it handled quite well.

I have since fitted a roof rack (which was not wthout issues) and a dual battery system to run 80l waeko. I have nothing but good things to say about it and will no doubt continue to put it through its paces over the next few years

Hope this helps

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