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Fortuner gets 390Nm of plug-in power

2007-12-03 08:15

The Toyota Fortuner is a very popular 4x4 station wagon in the local off-road market. And 3-litre turbodiesel engine variant is the choice model, but what is you want a some more performance from yours?

Of course modifying a vehicle that costs in excess of R300 000 is not a step you should take lightly. In fact, you should consider all your aftermarket motorised options before you have anything done.

There are many performance claims made in the market place, but exceptionally few, are backed up with independent testing or proof, never mind a 6-month warranty.

In standard trim the Toyota Fortuner pushes out 120 kW of power and 343 Nm of torque, which for a 3-litre turbodiesel is about par for the class.

Yet when one factors into the equation weekend and vacation tasks such as towing boats, quads or caravans, as most Fortuners on the road do some extra power would surely not go amiss.

SAC have the answer in the form of a diesel Power Plug. This unit is able to seamlessly interface with your vehicle's ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and as such, the SAC technicians are able to optimise the air-fuel mixture, timing, boost and injector pressures, under various loads and driving conditions without cutting into any wiring harnesses on your Fortuner.

Taking into account forbidding South African conditions, such as high altitude, long distances, high speeds, high temperatures and the trepid quality of local diesel, SAC can reliably offer you 138 kW and 390 Nm for your 3.0 D-4D, and this will take care of any power improvement need you might have.

So for around R5000 fitted, contact a SAC branch near you for a booking.


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