200 Series 2016 Picked Up Friday 15th

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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by Guss » April 14th, 2016, 7:59 am

Cheers Shann :thumb:
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Re: 200 Series 2016 collect Thursday 14th July.

Unread post by Guss » July 11th, 2016, 10:53 am

After a long wait my 200 Series will be picked up Friday :thumb:

Then the fun starts already booked in for the following mods:

Catch can, Tint to front windows to match the privacy as standard, bonnet & h/lights film protection.

Closely followed by the following on order:

TJM T13 bullbar, TJM 12000lb Winch, Korr LCD D/lights, Airtec Snorkel, BCDC charger with Optima Yellow duel battery system, flashLube Diesel Filter, BRC Quad Breater Kit, GME TX3350 UHF, Mobile Phone Kit, Outback Draw System inc. half cage with drop slide. BFG A/T K 02 tyres..

Suspension will be done along with airbags at this stage TJM 50mm lift.

Will start a build thread.
Guss ;)
200 Series VX Twin-Turbo V8 Diesel Landcruiser
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NM 3.2 DID Pajero with a few Mods. SOLD..

viewtopic.php?f=187&t=34585

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Re: 200 Series 2016

Unread post by Shann Low » July 11th, 2016, 11:48 pm

Lads boss just bought a new 2016 Sahara 200 series.
Hasn't had it long enough to report on it yet.
Still jealous Guss.

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Re: 200 Series 2016

Unread post by Guss » July 12th, 2016, 8:21 am

Haha.. Thanks again Shann, Before the NM Paj I had a GXL 4.2 T/D loved it but had two engine rebuilds in the 8 yrs I had it.. 1 due to bad fuel.. The Paj the way it was set up went anywhere I wanted never had to spend a cent on the engine most reliable 4WD I've had..
Only reason I've stepped up to the VX cruiser is due to comfort, serious back issue.

Obviously it will be a fantastic tow vehicle for my off road van but more importantly it'll keep me out on the tracks..

Guss ;)
200 Series VX Twin-Turbo V8 Diesel Landcruiser
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NM 3.2 DID Pajero with a few Mods. SOLD..

viewtopic.php?f=187&t=34585

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Re: 200 Series 2016

Unread post by Guss » July 17th, 2016, 8:09 pm

Picked up the 200 Series Friday:
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Saturday we decided to head to Mornington via Boolarra, Mirboo North through South Gippsland to Mornington. Leaving Mornington this morning travelling to Flinders Via Red Hill South for Brunch then back home via Hastings, Cranbourne picking up the Princes HWY back to Traralgon.. 450klms Averaged 11.8Ltrs/100ks
bloody impressed with that as I wasn't expecting anywhere near that, very hilly & even though I sat on the limits I used sports mode to keep changing the revs..

very quiet diesel, smooth but definitely IMO the suspension is to soft & will be changed ASAP. Otherwise very impressed with Power, handling & comfort..

Let the Mods begin, can't wait to get this beast of road.. :cool:

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Guss. ;)
200 Series VX Twin-Turbo V8 Diesel Landcruiser
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NM 3.2 DID Pajero with a few Mods. SOLD..

viewtopic.php?f=187&t=34585

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Re: 200 Series 2016 Picked Up Friday 15th

Unread post by Peter Aawen » July 17th, 2016, 9:45 pm

Lookin' good Guss!! :thumb:
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Re: 200 Series 2016 Picked Up Friday 15th

Unread post by Guss » July 17th, 2016, 9:48 pm

Cheers Peter, will look a hell of a lot better when the mods are on ;)
200 Series VX Twin-Turbo V8 Diesel Landcruiser
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NM 3.2 DID Pajero with a few Mods. SOLD..

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Re: 200 Series 2016 Picked Up Friday 15th

Unread post by Shann Low » July 18th, 2016, 2:59 pm

Darn you Guss, I think maybe you are living my dream! :lol:

That's a flash looking cruiser, and I happen to LOVE the color.

As for that bald headed git driving your new cruiser in the showroom... - well I reckon if he tattooed a row of rabbits across his forehead, if he is lucky, on a dark night the gals might mistake them for hares! :lol: :thumb:

:D

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Re: 200 Series 2016 Picked Up Friday 15th

Unread post by Guss » July 18th, 2016, 6:53 pm

Haha! Sheeesh I must be getting old..heard that 1 around the camp fire more than a few times ;)
200 Series VX Twin-Turbo V8 Diesel Landcruiser
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NM 3.2 DID Pajero with a few Mods. SOLD..

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Re: 200 Series 2016 Picked Up Friday 15th

Unread post by Shann Low » July 19th, 2016, 4:58 pm

Yeah it's been around a long while- just like me!

I get chided for my double chin... I tell em I have more chins than the Chinese phone book! ;)

I keep scrolling back up and gazing in lust at the pics of your new ride.

Did I mention that's a killer looking new ride?

I don't DARE let myself anywhere NEAR a tojo dealers - coz I definitely wouldn't get outta there without getting scalped into buying a new one.

While my resistance to temptation is pretty good.... there's a car yard across the road that had a shiny silver 200 series Sahara parked out front, that catches my *******' eye every time I drive in or out of the driveway...

Its so bloody tempting - that when walked the dog the other afternoon - he literally dragged me into the yard to give it the once over. Well OK I admit it I dragged the dog in there on his lead!

I don't get the IWANTS quite so bad if I don't look - but damn it's hard not to look when its parked right across the road in plain view.

Finding the $80K they wanted is also an issue.

I don't even wanna ask what a new ones worth these days, lest I go into cardiac arrest, but I am guessing no change out of $120K+ and then there's all the accessorizing after delivery.

I think I just heard my bank passbook squeal a little... LOL

Please give us feed back on it Guss as you come to grips with it... at least i can live vicariously through your experience, for just a little while longer!.

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Re: 200 Series 2016 Picked Up Friday 15th

Unread post by Guss » July 20th, 2016, 9:43 am

Have started a thread for the Build in "Tourers" Members Rides, Build Ups & Projects. (Click Link Below).

;)
200 Series VX Twin-Turbo V8 Diesel Landcruiser
viewtopic.php?f=187&t=160755

NM 3.2 DID Pajero with a few Mods. SOLD..

viewtopic.php?f=187&t=34585

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