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Discussion in '4x4 Owners club (off roaders)' started by lexus8, 6 January 2012.

  1. lexus8

    lexus8 Tuner

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    97
    From:
    New Zealand
    Car:
    1991 Hilux Surf
    have said hi in the say hi section then found this part of the forum , I drive a Lexus V8 powered 1991 Hilux SSR-G Surf 4x4 , being a 4x4 it is by no means finished , apart from the usual like new tires which are due soon , I want more power from my V8 , I am in the process of talking my wife into letting me buy a project engine , to strip and rebuild then put it in my Surf , then there's the usual things like spotties , winches etc , will post up some photos when I figure how , Cheers
     
  2. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    Just a quick heads up buddy, you are required to have contributed at least 10 posts before uploading pics or links.
    Have a wander round the forum there's plenty of threads for you to get involved in mate. You'll soon pass 10. ;)
     
  3. lexus8

    lexus8 Tuner

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    97
    From:
    New Zealand
    Car:
    1991 Hilux Surf
    yeah did see that somewhere , thanks
     
  4. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    How long you had the Hi-Lux?
     
  5. lexus8

    lexus8 Tuner

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    97
    From:
    New Zealand
    Car:
    1991 Hilux Surf
    bout 18 months , had a 4runner and was gunna put a Lexus V8 in it but found my current one with the Lexus in it and the only thing I have done to it is change out the auto box and put a manual box in , add FWHs and fit a cargo barrier , and the cost is still under what I was quoted to do the original conversion
     
  6. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    Good stuff.
    Did the previous owner change the engine then?
    How thirsty is it?
     
  7. lexus8

    lexus8 Tuner

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    97
    From:
    New Zealand
    Car:
    1991 Hilux Surf
    yeah the previous owner did the conversion using a v6 auto box but I am not a fan of autos , with the auto behind the v8 was only doing bout 300 ks per tank but since putting the manual in am getting about 450 to 500 ks a tank
     
  8. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    That's not too bad then. I thought it would be less than that really.
    Yeah I know what you mean about autos. They aren't my thing either I get bored driving them. Feel like i've got nothing to do. :lol:
     
  9. lexus8

    lexus8 Tuner

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    97
    From:
    New Zealand
    Car:
    1991 Hilux Surf
    HaHa I find a manual is more fun to drive
     
  10. thexav

    thexav Pro Tuner Staff Member

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    That is a massive difference in fuel consumption. I bet the fuel saving almost pays for the conversion itself. Do you plan to mod the engine for power at all in the future?
     
  11. lexus8

    lexus8 Tuner

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    97
    From:
    New Zealand
    Car:
    1991 Hilux Surf
    yeah the plan is to talk the wife into letting me buy a Lexus V8 project engine , strip it , tweak it and rebuild it then replace the one in my surf , current thoughts are an afm programable ecu , then start all over again and build a hard core offroad 4x4 ( Lexus powered single cab 4x4 Hilux ) but havnt told the wife that bit yet , hehe small steps
     
    Last edited: 6 January 2012
  12. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
  13. lexus8

    lexus8 Tuner

    Messages:
    97
    From:
    New Zealand
    Car:
    1991 Hilux Surf
    pictures now in Gallery under " Work in Progress "
     
  14. dagger

    dagger The Torque Meister

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    From:
    sheffield
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    Nissan Primera S.I.


    nice 1 ;)
     
  15. lexus8

    lexus8 Tuner

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    From:
    New Zealand
    Car:
    1991 Hilux Surf
    I have also found the Lexus V8 motor is more economical than the V6 I had in my 4 Runner
     

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