Hi again

lexus8

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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
 

turbonutter69

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Alone in the dark.
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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. ;)
 

lexus8

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Points
20
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
 

lexus8

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20
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
 

turbonutter69

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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:
 

thexav

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2002 Clio 172
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?
 

lexus8

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Points
20
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
 
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