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    From 80series to GU

    Hey everyone, Ulises here, an ex 80 series user, that finally jumped shipped.

    Our 1st car in 2004 was a 1990 80Series 4.2lt turbo diesel , 6" lift, locked etc.
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    And then about 5 years later this happened.
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    So in 2009 we built this, a 1993 4.5lt petrol/lpg 80Series, again locked etc, but with only 4" lift. Awesome car but i couldnt get over the fact no lpg in remote areas and economy wasnt so great. So we practically stopped using it about 3 years ago, and finally sold it some months ago.
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    The hunt started about 2 months ago for a GU patrol, and we finally found a one owner mint condition 2003 TD6 Intercooled (factory 4.2lt turbo/intercooler)
    As far as i remember, dual batteries, cargo barrier, rear drawers, electric brakes, etc.
    It doesnt have a lift , lockers or roof rack.
    Lockers we wont be getting as we wont be doing stupid shit with this car this time around lol
    Lift we are thinking of only going 2" to keep it simple and hassle free.
    We do need to get a roof rack, and are eyeing out the 4wdsupercenter racks.


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    So what are some of the must do things to modify?
    1-I have already been told to watch the pump immobilizer

    So let us know what you think of the new to us GU

    Cheers

    Ulises
    Last edited by udm; 25th December 2017 at 08:05 AM.

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    Welcome to the forum bud. In my opinion a front locker is very handy. Even if your not doing the stupid stuff. I just makes some of those low 2nd full noise climbs a 1st low take your time climb. Much safer. But you have so much to do first. Have fun mate.

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    hi and welcome to the forum

    nice looking beastie there,personally, I would loose the Alloys and get steel rims - only because a very small % have problems with the Alloys and with wheel nuts

    2" lift, roof rack......... pretty much covered it

    EGT & Boost Gauges, oil changes every 10K, maybe (m a y b e ) a front locker - debatable............
    thats about all you will need

    the rest is cosmetics to make it more "yours"
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    Thank you guys.

    I had another quick look under the bonnet and already found a turbosmart boost controller, im finding so much stuff already done to this car, i wonder if its got autolockers too lol
    Anyways, i have egt and boost gauges from the red cruiser, so we will be using them. Quickly hooked up the boost gauge and its running 12psi, adjusted it to 14psi and it made it so much nicer to drive.

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    G'day mate and welcome to the forum.
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    Nice choice. Have you got a rack for it yet?

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