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Old 13-07-2012, 10:44 PM
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Have done only 1600 kms in my new V6 ST-X deisel been up the bush twice just playing and found that the new 7 speed auto in manual mode wont hold 1st gear in low range past 1800rpm and 2nd past 3000rpm which means you MUST use your brakes the whole way down the hill to control your speed no engine braking at all.
I have had the ute looked at by nissan they say it is normal !!!
If anyone is thinking about buying one think twice if you plan on any sort of bush driving that requires low range on down hill desents because low range is next to useless to you !!!
I bought the V6 as I plan on buying a camper trailer which I would like to tow into the high country and the like but with no way of creeping down a hill without using brakes all the way with a camper in tow the ute is useless to me
Have to make a decision to keep the 55K ute and get someone to modify the speed sencer or trade in on a 2.5l manual which I traded on the V6 to start with ?
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Old 13-07-2012, 10:50 PM
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What auto DONT you have to use the brakes down steep hills in?
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Old 13-07-2012, 10:56 PM
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Dad has a patrol 4.5 auto put it in manual mode 1st low and you can rev it to red line still wont change up to second !!! That gives you engine braking if the hill isn't to steep for the car to run on you dont need to use brakes. But if the car changes up you get faster then it changes up again guess what you get faster again so you have to be on the brakes all the time regardless how small the hill your going down
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Old 13-07-2012, 11:32 PM
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The Hilux is the same, one of the guy's that comes with us all the time has an auto Hilux and he is for ever winging about the same thing.
There is a number of things that can be done to auto's to make them awesome off road.

Also as for the trailer.......... GET ONE WITH ELECTRIC BRAKES
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Old 14-07-2012, 12:58 AM
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4wd tv keep advertising (lets face it, thats all they do) some crowd that mods autos to make them more suitable. Google?
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Old 14-07-2012, 02:56 AM
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There should be a way to rewrite the auto programming the same way they do with commodores to make them hold there gears longer and to change gears faster, like puttin a shift kit in older autos.
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Old 14-07-2012, 03:05 AM
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can you get 550's in manual?
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Old 14-07-2012, 06:30 AM
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You should be able to get the auto mapped to engine brake and get a trailer with electric brakes
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Old 14-07-2012, 07:06 AM
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il give you 40K for it
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Old 14-07-2012, 09:28 AM
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Does anyone know of a place to have remapping done on the transmission ?
I have found a mob in melbourne called wholesale automatic transmissions that said they might be able to bypass the speed senser so the transmission wont know when to change so it wont change at all .
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