Love just a little more power

Submitted: Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 18:31
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Bought the latest 2003 Nissan Patrol Cab/Chassis all coils 4.2L Turbo with Intercooler.
great vehicle and great for touring and pulling a van. Recently did a month with a 16'6"
van . had to check now and again to see if it was still there. Buying a new 19'6" van and reckon I would like a bit more power. How do I do it. No one has brought out a kit i.e. safari. Has anyone any experience or suggestions.
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Reply By: Member - Eskimo - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 18:55

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 18:55
4.2 turbo and you say you want more power? hell how much do you want...it will be a 19.5 ft monster on your tail so why do you reckon you'll need more?
with all that weight i reckon you should stick with what you got and take things a bit easier
no offence meant Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Salmon - Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:15

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:15
Richard

Thanks for that. There were times up hill when she had her tongue out.
Don't forget it is only 114k of power. Torque is fine. The new caravan will be about 750kg heavier. I must admit that no one passed me. she sat on about 100 most of the way.
with all that she is a great touring truck.

regards

barrie salmon
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Reply By: marcus - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 19:24

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 19:24
Hi Salmon,
At first i was going to suggest the dtronic but after checking the archives realised that it is the 3 litre patrol with the fancy electronics that can be upgraded with the dtronic chip.Some guys have improved performance via a 3 inch mandrel exhaust and dump pipe after the turbo.Go through the archives for some interesting tips.
cheers mark
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Reply By: donc - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 22:41

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 22:41
Salmon,

Have oyu thought about the upgrade put out by MTQ, formerly Dynamic Turbo. The kits about $2400 fitted from the sounds of it, and seems to have quite good results. Theres a review on in the november issue of 4Wd Monthly
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 23:21

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 23:21
Donc......now ya talkin....Leroy
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 10:41

Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 10:41
Why not just get the van, and see what happens...

bleep you just outlayed $50k+ and not happy?

Maybe a 6.5ltr Turbo V8 Chev Conversion may work, they move Hummers well...
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Follow Up By: Salmon - Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:19

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:19
Thanks. don't get me wrong. I bought it for the farm and the caravan. She is a great truck. Very comfortable ( twin bucket seats). don't forget that it is only 114K power so there were times up small hills that she had her tongue out. Next van will be up to 750kg heavier and more windage.
I will just give her a go.

regards

barrie
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Reply By: Mick - Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 12:26

Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 12:26
1st thing to do is stick the DTS exhaust on with the new turbo dump pipe.
i just did this, and had a big difference, soon will dyno it with the exhaust mod but havent had time. i dynoed it at standard so i will see every mods difference.
The next that i wil do one day is to upgrade the turbo, about $800 at DTS if you remove it, call them, they reckon you get a 4o% hp increase with the exh, turbo and reset the pump calibration on the dyno.
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 18:34

Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 18:34
Mick,

Did the clutch hold OK?
The stock clutches aren't real strong.
Mine started slipping at 56k (stock engine).
As it wasn't worn and had not been abused, Nissan replaced it under warranty with a Daikin HD unit (my request).

Geoff
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Reply By: Mick - Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 12:27

Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 12:27
Sorry DTS have changed their name to MTQ. Same company though.
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 14:44

Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 14:44
Hi Mick,Sorry for asking but can you tell me where DTS is (what state) or should i say MTQ
Although Truckster has given me some food for thought now. I may consider the option of The BIG 6.5 Turbo V8 conversion for my GQ. Anyone got any feed back on this conversion and if its worth doing. Still cheaper that me buying another GQ for around $24,000. Id stil be infront and have money left after getting all the bushes redone too.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 16:10

Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 16:10
cokeaddict,
DTS (sorry, MTQ) have branches in all state capitals (incl. Darwin), & at least 2 in regional Q'ld. (Toowoomba & Townsville)..
go to www.dynamicturbo.com.au for details..

For those in (& near) Brisbane, Motsons' ( www.motsons.com.au ) offer a 2-stage upgrade to the GU factory turbos as well..

I have mine ('99 GU 4.2) booked in (after Xmas) at Superior Turbo's
( www.superiorturbos.com.au ) in Toowoomba for their "stage 3" upgrade which includes a bigger turbine (exhaust) housing & wheel, dump pipe, new bearings t'out, 3" exhaust, & dynotune..
(quoted $2299)..
These guys fitted a AXT aftermarket turbo to my (former) GQ 4.2 , & I couldn't be happier with the job done & their service, that's why I will be going there again..
Regards, Ed. C.
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