Help, should I keep my GQ or get this GU

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 10:39
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Hi fellows,

I am currently selling my Diesel GQ in order to get a GU for it's strength and torque.

My current GQ is as follow:
1993 GQ II
non-turbo TD42
Snorkel
380,000 km
Dx model with vinyl throughout
Cargo barrier
Warn Winch 10000 lbs
4" suspension lift
1" spacer
Adj F & R panhard
H.duty lower control arms
35" Claws x 5


Pic can be seen here

It's very capable of offroading but I need more power/torque! I don't plan to go comp but just use it for weekend fun.

What would be the cost to turbo it with intercooler and upgrade the exhaust?

I am also looking at getting this 2004 GU III but I am not sure if this late model GUIII still have the well known engine problem.


Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Julie (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:11

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:11
Mate

I would keep the GQ as I have the same vehicle as you with a
2" lift and I have just recently put a Turbo on it and now it flies
even towing the CT. I had my turbo fitted at 4wd systems
in Adelaide.
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Follow Up By: iamgq2008 - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:50

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:50
Hi Matt,

How many kms on your clock before you turbo charge it? I am just concern that my engine is too old to have a turbo.
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Reply By: HJ60_Jon - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:43

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:43
Sounds like a nice truck. I'd get a compression and leak down test and it's all good , get a turbo\supercharger.
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Julie (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:45

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:45
Hi

Approx 333,000km on the clock, they check to motor b 4
putting on the turbo to see if it can be done, our vehicle
has never been thrashed, pampered all its life!!
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:50

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:50
Sounds like a poor equation to me iamgq2008 , unless your current GQ is stuffed you wont notice much difference.

If you want torque strength and brakes as well buy the 4800 and outfit it with acessories with the money your save.
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Reply By: Member - Rob - Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 10:30

Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 10:30
Mate, Dont do it! Keep the GQ. I sold my 93 GQ naturally aspirated 4 years ago and regretted it ever since. Superior drive line, reliable vehicle. So what if you have to replace the engine or have a rebuild. They are one of the last true trucks along with the 60 and 80 series. save your hard earned from someone who has wasted it! I now have a 60 series which is a great vehicle and a 100 series but I still miss the old girl. And iof Nissan were smart enough I would have bought a new 4.2 turbo diesel but they got rid of them.
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