Choosing a 4WD

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 19:52
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Dont know how or if I can edit my previous post so here is what I meant to write ! I'm looking at the suitability of a Landcruiser HDJ 100R GXL 6cyl 4.2l Turbo Diesel 2001-2005 model !!!!!!
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 22:01

Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 22:01
Hi Duncan,
Ummmm ................ the 100 didn't originally come out with a turbo ...... so the first question would be ................ what type and when fitted .................??
Early 100's had the beam front axle and would be my pick. Later models had the torsion bar IFS and tended to break parts when suspension modifications were taken two steps too far. There are kits to help with this issue.

Then again, if you like the vehicle and it suits your use .............. get it and enjoy!!

Cheers,
Wayne & Sally.
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Follow Up By: chisel - Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 11:02

Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 11:02
The HDJ100R is the factory turbo diesel, IFS.

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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 12:03

Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 12:03
Yep and they were offered at the same time as the 105 series. from 99 onwards with the TD and V8 Petrol whilst the 105's had the 1HZ non turbo and 6cyl 1FZ-FE petrol and rigid front axle.

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Dave
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Follow Up By: Wayne's 60 - Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 16:25

Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 16:25
Thanks guys, learned something on here again .........

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Wayne.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 13:23

Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 13:23
Get into it They are a great vehicle They retain their price as well

They can tow up to 3500kg and do it with ease.

Just dont tow in O/D with an auto.

Mine does 17l pr 100km with nearly 3 tonne on the back.

Have just done a 50,000k trip and never even had a puncture.

Wife said halfway Im B**** y glad we arent doing this in the Patrol we previously had.


Enuf said

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