Cruise control for a troopy 1995 75 series

Submitted: Monday, May 25, 2009 at 08:39
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Good morning all,

The sun is shining and the birds are singing in dowtown Mt Isa.

This morning I was reading about cruise controls and found that they are available for manual vehicles.

Big question, has anyone fitted a cruise control to their troopy, and if so how did it perform?

Regards BooBoo
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Reply By: Rod W - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 09:05

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 09:05
Yep I have an AP50 in my Troopy, its been in for years now. On the odd occassion it will just stop working and you think what the whislt I come out of the day dream and realise what's happened but then just re-active the unit and keep going.
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Reply By: stevesub - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 09:30

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 09:30
Cannot remember the model but we had a expensive model fitted to the Troopy 5 years ago. The best mod ever. No problems at all and our Troopy has the non-turbo 1Hz motor - do it. Cost was around $800 fitted and fitting too nearly 3 hours.

We did some research first and found that the cheaper units tend to not last the distance and give probelms. Ours was made by a company that OEM cruise controls for new cars but old age has made me forget the manufacturer, sorry.

Stevesub
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 09:36

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 09:36
Steve

Steve i resemble your remark about forgeting 'small' things, although I have been 48 for years.

I don't know if it makes any difference but I have an after market turbo.

Regards BooBoo
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Follow Up By: stevesub - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 11:09

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 11:09
Having a turbo should not be a problem. You will not slow down so much on hills and have to change gear which happens from time to time for us.

Fitting is no problem, just a second accelerator cable on our Troopy, pickup on the driveshaft, clutch switch, and another lever by the indicator/lights stalk by the steering wheel. Very neat and tidy.

I have found the web site of our cruise control manufacturerhttp://www.autron.com.au/newweb/index1280.htm

To save a day frigging around, I would use a professional installer again and would also buy the same unit again if I had to.

Stevesub
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Reply By: Member - Bruce T (SA) - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 11:32

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 11:32
We've had one fitted to our Troopy since new (2000). When we put in a turbo we put in a new cruise control (somewhat later) as the first one was not designed for the vacuum pressure. The new one is just fantastic; stays locked in; maintains speed; saves our right leg :) and makes highway driving a breeze. It has been so good we don't mind the extra expense of putting in another one.

Cheers,
Bruce
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Reply By: Member - Rodney B- Monday, May 25, 2009 at 12:30

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 12:30
Had an Auscruise now for 3 years and it has worked perfectly. Think it was around the $800 mark. Mine works of the speedo sensor but you can get a model that operates on the tailshaft revolutions (they fit a magnet to the tailshaft) My son has one of these and it works fine.
Make sure you get both the clutch and brake switch fitted.
Best accessory I ever fitted. On those long stretches (most of Australia) it just makes it so easy to maintain a good average speed.
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Reply By: iccey_1969 - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 19:56

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 19:56
I put one In my 79 seriies 1hz turbo intercooled motor.
Runs fantastic! its a manual so i purchased an extra module that conects with the clutch so it will cut out either you break or clutch.
Cost me $180.00 from super cheap. took me about 3 hours to install it and im no brain surgen.
Just a simple olle house painter!
Hope this helps?
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Reply By: Member - Keith B (QLD) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 09:01

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 09:01
Like the others I am very happy with mine. I had a 1990 Troopy with a CC that operated off a magnet on the tail shaft but that fell off every time I hit corrugations etc. There may be a better way of fixing that these days. On my 2005 turbo model I bought the type that connects straight to the speedo..... No problems.
Regards.
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