Safari Upgrade for LC TD100

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I have a 2001 TD LC 100 series, manual, with around 225,000 km on it. I bought it new. It does a lot of heavy towing with a 3 tonne earthmoving plant trailer behind it or a 2.5 tonne caravan. I am considering fitting a full Safari engine upgrade kit (bigger intercooler, 3" exhaust and computer chip programmed by Safari to suit) to improve towing capability and perhaps fuel consumption if I back off a bit. I expect to do some long trips around Australia in a couple of years, as well as the heavy towing every day which I do now, and I expect to have the vehicle for many years to come.

I currently use around 12 litres/100 km without the trailer or van but this can rise to 24 litres/100km with the van, going into a headwind.

Safari will not sell this kit part by part. You have to buy the lot as a unit which costs around $3500, plus fitting. So it is a fair commitment if you then find it unsatisfactory.

Does anyone have any experience with these kits?

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