Turbo HJ60 Landcruiser

Submitted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 01:07
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Hi All,
We are having a 4WD systems turbo fitted. Can anybody let us know how they perform and what extra will we get like fuel economy in my type of cruiser.
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Geoff & Jude
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Reply By: Cape York Connections - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 06:12

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 06:12
No better on fuel but they go like the wind.
5th gear every were.
Hills just disappear.
You will love it.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Shane (QLD) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 14:23

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 14:23
Totally agree with Cape York. I happened to go past a naturally aspired 60 Dieso today towing a 6x4 box trailer (with nothing in it) & it was trying hard & belching black smoke. I went past in in 5th like he was standing still. Have one fitted you will not be sorry. Mine is consistant in getting 15 ltrs 100 around town ( Fitted with Aftermarket Turbo / 2 1/2" exhaust). I tow a box occasionally & you wouldn't know it was on the back. I once towed a big ex army solid steel truck box trailer ( must have weighed a ton empty) full of grog from Toowoomba to Cunnamulla, & apart from wanting to take control of the Cruiser I still got 15 to 100 at 100kph+ & it stayed in 5th except for towns.
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Follow Up By: Geoff & Jude - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 20:49

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 20:49
Hi Shane,
Thanks for info. Am looking forward to having the turbo fitted
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Geoff & Judy
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Reply By: Member - Mudduck (NSW) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 06:46

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 06:46
Cant talk about the 60 turboed, But I turboed my 80 series and the difference was unreal, fuel economy improved slightly but once turboed you tend to drive it that way. The power IS worth it.

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Reply By: Member - Matt & Julie (VIC) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 07:02

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 07:02
Hi Geoff & Jude
I to am looking at a 4wd Sytems Turbo for my Gq with all the positive feed back it looks like the cook will open the safe and let me get it
Safe Truckin
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 07:42

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 07:42
Matt,
I looked at the same system for my GQ, and eventually went to Turbo Glide at Russellvale in NSW.

http://www.turboglide.com.au/

They supplied the system to me here in SE Qld and I had a mechanic fit it. And I couldn't be happier! My GQ goes like a rocket, even towing our camper. Maybe have a look and get a price to compare the others.

All the best with it, whichever way you go.

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Brian
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt & Julie (VIC) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 17:23

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 17:23
Thanks Brian
I will compare the prices
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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 10:45

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 10:45
Got one. It had been fitted to the vehicle before I bought it. The engine had been modified at the same time with (I understand) different valves and bearings), Lots of power, BUT. I think you need to be careful with your gearbox. It is tempting to use that power, especially in 5th. I never accelerate3 hard in 5th, I change down to 4th when climbing hills and although I tow a heavy camper trailer and use 5th, if I think it is under load, (even a moderate headwind) i go back to 4th.
Have had no problem with it al all (but see yesterdays thread on turbo timers and my post re timers and EGA gauge)
Not having had one before, don't know whether fuel consumption improves or not, but I am very happy with the consumption on mine. Driven gently around suburbs,with lots of hills) about 12l per 100, or sometimes a bit better
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Reply By: Davo_60 - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 21:52

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 21:52
G'day Geoff & Jude,

I have a 2h turbo and agree with all the above, they go very well. EGT gauge is a must with these engines in my opinion and while they will pull hard in top the gauge will tell you when to drop down a gear as the temps can get high quickly. I would also ensure that the cooling system is in top condition as the turbo does create extra heat stress with the extra power. I have a 3" exhaust fitted also. Good luck,

Dave
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