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    The thirsty hungy

    Got a 2001 100 series 50th anniversary with solid front. It's a 4.5L petrol auto, I've had some cars that were shit on fuel but this thing takes the cake. Still got a bike so I'll be riding that a lot more. It's mainly for towing the car trailer and some beach work. Won't be burying it in mud.

    Ordered a Rhino Pioneer top for it today. Going to mount some lights on the back to help loading/unloading the car at night. No real plans to do much else as the Commodore is killing me for money. Like it's seriously out of control.

    Can you do anything with the tunes so clean them up so they're not so ridiculous?

    Failing that I've got an LS1 sitting on the floor.:p
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    2002 VX SS GT55 boosted 427 LSX
    2004 Nissan El Grand rape van
    2001 Land Cruiser - The Beater
    2007 Suzuki SX4 - Ski Mule
    2005 WR250
    + 2 trailers and a caravan.
    I finance the RMS

    #2
    diesel swap
    www.markpakula.com
    2017 Subaru Impreza Hatch - for the grind
    2015 Cervelo S2 - for the fitness
    2005 Honda Accord Euro - for the wife
    2010 BMW S1000RR - for the sanity

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      #3
      I've always wondered about these too. 35r and standalone give better economy?
      Originally posted by thebluerx7
      The fact they want to ban cash makes me want to go out and use it full time again now .

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        #4
        ls1 will give better economy.
        Originally posted by Marv
        Only be concerned if that Dunning-Kruger Motorsports bloke is there and goes all Captain Damphands McGigglefingers on you after a couple of lemon squashes....


        I'M NOT A HOOKER BUT 20 BUCKS IS 20 BUCKS...

        robslothyoung - follow me on insta.

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          #5
          Strong tuff motors and will be sweet with a GT35r, i rekon it will be better on fuel too!
          Originally posted by The Property Guru
          don't haemophrodites generally have tiny wangs?
          Originally posted by oxy
          No, that's asians
          A80 Supra
          80 Landcruiser

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            #6
            The thirsty hungy

            Originally posted by MR-PUNANNY View Post
            Strong tuff motors and will be sweet with a GT35r, i rekon it will be better on fuel too!
            Was going to post something along lines of a turbo will bring economy back to half reasonable.

            Has anyone Barra'd one yet?
            Originally posted by Faux Forg
            I agree with Rdyno

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              #7
              Originally posted by trent from punchy View Post
              diesel swap
              Fuck that. Don't plan on having it more than 2-3 years. If I end up wanting to do more I'll get a old mans TD 100 series and swap the gear over.

              Turbo'ing the standard motor intrigues me. There is an LS1 'conversion' kit but you still need to weld up new engine mounting points and do a shit load of work. I'll chuck some accessories on and see how I go.
              2002 VX SS GT55 boosted 427 LSX
              2004 Nissan El Grand rape van
              2001 Land Cruiser - The Beater
              2007 Suzuki SX4 - Ski Mule
              2005 WR250
              + 2 trailers and a caravan.
              I finance the RMS

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                #8
                How many L/100 does it get now?

                This seems to have all the fruit and is 22.5

                https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hall...ies/1153551640

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                  #9
                  I'll never understand the appeal. They don't tow particularly well in my opinion and holy shit the fuel is just beyond words. A mate is happy with his if he can average 20 on the highway, can run two 6 litre commodores for that.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by BigMuz View Post
                    They don't tow particularly well in my opinion and holy shit the fuel is just beyond words.
                    This is true.

                    Always wanted one for some reason. Had a Prado a few years ago and wanted to do some mild off roading in that but it never happened. I don't expect to be doing much towing and I've got a bike to commute on. If it shits me I'll flog it.
                    2002 VX SS GT55 boosted 427 LSX
                    2004 Nissan El Grand rape van
                    2001 Land Cruiser - The Beater
                    2007 Suzuki SX4 - Ski Mule
                    2005 WR250
                    + 2 trailers and a caravan.
                    I finance the RMS

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Instigator View Post
                      How many L/100 does it get now?

                      This seems to have all the fruit and is 22.5
                      It's almost due for a fill up. I'll check.

                      Why anyone would sink that much into a petrol 80 series is beyond me and I'm a big fan of wasting money.
                      2002 VX SS GT55 boosted 427 LSX
                      2004 Nissan El Grand rape van
                      2001 Land Cruiser - The Beater
                      2007 Suzuki SX4 - Ski Mule
                      2005 WR250
                      + 2 trailers and a caravan.
                      I finance the RMS

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                        #12
                        I'll come to this party - I even have matching plates!

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                        The 4.5 Turbo gets around 12.7L / 100 on free-way and 19-22 L /100 around town.

                        It's all relative though. Before I had this I was driving a 20B with a T04Z so this is saving me money on fuel.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Berty View Post
                          I'll come to this party - I even have matching plates!

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                          The 4.5 Turbo gets around 12.7L / 100 on free-way and 19-22 L /100 around town.

                          It's all relative though. Before I had this I was driving a 20B with a T04Z so this is saving me money on fuel.
                          I would like to subscribe to your newsletter. This is where I see my next 4wd purchase for general touring purposes. Start a thread so I can ask a heap of annoying questions without derailing this thread further!
                          Originally posted by Dimi
                          80mm of penetration isn't bad, i wish i had that much.
                          Originally posted by schnitzelburger
                          My entire working career pretty much consists of suckin dick and takin names.

                          Sometimes im too busy to take names.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Berty View Post

                            It's all relative though. Before I had this I was driving a 20B with a T04Z so this is saving me money on fuel.
                            If the Commodore gets better fuel economy I'll start daily driving it.
                            2002 VX SS GT55 boosted 427 LSX
                            2004 Nissan El Grand rape van
                            2001 Land Cruiser - The Beater
                            2007 Suzuki SX4 - Ski Mule
                            2005 WR250
                            + 2 trailers and a caravan.
                            I finance the RMS

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                              #15
                              Didn't run a whole tank as I'm driving to Jindy in the morning. Did just over 300kms from last fill and refilled with 53L. Better than I expected.
                              2002 VX SS GT55 boosted 427 LSX
                              2004 Nissan El Grand rape van
                              2001 Land Cruiser - The Beater
                              2007 Suzuki SX4 - Ski Mule
                              2005 WR250
                              + 2 trailers and a caravan.
                              I finance the RMS

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