Cruise control.

Submitted: Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 18:21
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Im thinking about fitting a aftermarket cruise control but know little about what is available, any advice on the subject.

BTW- does anyone use the factory hand throtle ?

Kev.
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 19:46

Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 19:46
I'll watch this thread with interest also.

And no i don't use the hand throttle as a cruise control.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 19:48

Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 19:48
Umm what sort of car? Drive by wire = Autron, got one in the Patrol and its a beaut, about $700ish as I vaguely remember but makes it a different car to drive. And I don't know of anyone making a hand throttle for them either .

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Follow Up By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 19:58

Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 19:58
Yeah sorry about the lack of vehical details, its in my signature on other forums so i forget.

1993 manual T/diesel 80 series.

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Reply By: David N. - Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 20:49

Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 20:49
I use the "Command" AP50 which cost me the princely sum of $150 about a year and a half ago, on a Patrol TD42. (Fitted myself)
Absolutely can't fault it and absolutely couldn't live without it now I'm used to it. I even use it often in a 60kph zone as it saves me from speeding.
Have used the hand throttle very occasionally in the past to "give my foot a rest" on the highway, but no need to now.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: rustyglen - Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 22:39

Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 22:39
I too have a command AP50 which I and a mate fitted on my 62 series cruiser. I also got the extra adapter to go into the speedo drive instead of wiring the magnetic sensor to the tailshaft. I too would not be without this now, it has not missed a beat in 2 1/2 years including a trip from Adelaide, up the birdsville track to Lawn hill bourketown top of cape york and back to Adelaide. I have done about 85K with it.
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Reply By: Member - Errol (WA) - Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 20:58

Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 20:58
Seach the forum for other posts , theres lots there on this subject in the past . And yes ive got an Autron system , and wou,nt be wiyhout it now . Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 22:22

Friday, Jan 02, 2004 at 22:22
Kev,

Have Command units fitted in two 79 series tojo utes. One is n/a and the other is factory turbo. They both work okay, and just have a stalk fitted under the wiper stalk, on steering column.

I like the unit in the turbo, because it "stores" the current speed for 'ron. Even if you stop, and switch off, it will reset on the speed you were doing, before the stop. This better than the tojo factory units, in 80 series, that need resetting if your speed drops under 40 clicks.

Dunno what they're like to fit, these 2 units were on vehicles when we leased 'em.

Hooroo...

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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 12:00

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 12:00
Thanks for the replys.
The AP50/60 sounds good from Supercheap, should of bought one on boxing day with the 20% discount.

Oh well.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2004 at 08:16

Sunday, Jan 04, 2004 at 08:16
Just waltz in, wish the attendant a Happy Christmas and ask for the discount. I am sure it'll work, maybe mention Bob ThorneLaterally Literal
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