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Old 4th July 2011, 12:35   #691
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The Fortuner handles well for a body on frame. I have done curves at 100+ during my recent trips. I wouldn't have risked such high speeds earlier, but once you get a feel of the vehicle, you know what it can or can't do.

I have also had to do emergency evasions (brake + evade) a few times. It did fine.

Regarding high speed driving: the visibility + acceleration helps in maintaining high speeds. But please know what it can or can't do. No point in expecting it to behave like a Civic (handling, braking etc.).

160kmph on our roads is dangerous - only possible on Pune-Mumbai Expressway type roads, absolutely empty stretches with great visibility on both sides of the highway etc. I did it for some stretches on Bangalore - Hyd and Pench - Jabbalpur sections on the road, but at that speed, you need to make sure that there are no surprises.

Better to cruise at 100- 120kmph whole day.
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I agree with Nilanjanray. Regardless of if you have a S Class or Fortuner, anything over 120 to 130 kmph is very dangerous on our highways. The guy who just appeared in your lane from his village on the brand new 4 Lane highway doesn't give a damn, if you are in a Fortuner, S-Class or even Maruthi 800. He just wants to leave an impression on your front grille, hood & bumper before meeting his maker.
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Extremely detailed review sir, just want to add, driving this beast on the highway is actually a pleasure... A complete power house :-)

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What you'll like:

- The best 20 lakh SUV today. Well priced too
- Stunning looks & presence
- Built tough. Built to last
- Powerful diesel. 169 BHP / 343 NM of torque (@ 1400 - 3400 rpm)
- User-friendly & spacious interiors
- Respectable fuel efficiency
- 4x4 with low ratio, LSD & lockable diff
- Toyota's excellent after-sales service & long term reliability

What you won't:

- Firm suspension, bumpy ride quality. Pitches on the highway
- Utilitarian rather than luxurious, interiors included
- Average brakes. No rear disc brakes
- No extras (rear disc brakes, power seats + lumbar support adjust, USB / AUX jack, reach adjustable steering etc.)
- Long wait period (initially)

Reported Fuel Efficiency:

- 9.4 (City) / 12.5 (Highway)

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This grill will be easier to clean than the original( there are small slots which are difficult to clean unless you use a water hose). This grill looks better too in my view.


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I finally got angel Eyes for my truck.. & HID's for fogs only.

The CCFL Angel Eyes are super bright & look awesome at night time, but since they are so bright, I cant take a proper picture at night time.

This was done to the existing OE Headlights only.

This Photo was shot in rain..
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I finally got angel Eyes for my truck.. & HID's for fogs only.

The CCFL Angel Eyes are super bright & look awesome at night time, but since they are so bright, I cant take a proper picture at night time.

This was done to the existing OE Headlights only.

This Photo was shot in rain..
Hi CC

Nice touch! I like the HID fogs more.

Just be informed that these are corona rings that you've got on your truck.
Angel eyes are the ones u get on the beemers (its the way the headlights are shaped, specially the top part)
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Hi CC

Nice touch! I like the HID fogs more.

Just be informed that these are corona rings that you've got on your truck.
Angel eyes are the ones u get on the beemers (its the way the headlights are shaped, specially the top part)

I know that these are just ccfl corona rings, but are similar to the BMW Rings,hence called them Angel Eyes!!

Got the Rings for 6k plus installation charges (Bout 2 k) with 6 months warranty.

6000 kelvin HIDs are w/o any warranty for just 3.5k.
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I posted this elsewhere but this might be a more relevant thread.

Has anyone actually done up the Fortuner or the Innova with the DC interior treatment (it's in all the magazines every month). Standard product retailing at about 5-6 lakhs.

Any reviews of that and reports on it's reliability as well as comfort quality etc?

I'm just really curious to know how it pans out for users in the long run. These cars are built for a couple of 100K kms at least. Wonder whether the DC job will last through a meaningful period of time.
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Thumbs up 2011 Toyota Fortuner Boot Camp is back : Mumbai-Pune

All right!

This might look like I'm bombing the forum with this news..
But the intention is to reach out to all the T-Fort owners on the forum living in & around Mumbai - Pune.

check out this post:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...ml#post2446368 (Toyota Fortuner Boot Camp)
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Cross-posting some data (that I researched) from my ownership thread, since this data could be of interest to all folks interested in the Fortuner:

Fortuner crawl ratio, peak torque and MT vs. AT
I was trying to calculate the Fortuner crawl ratio...these are figures I have got from the net e.g. for the South African Fortuner Manual 3.0 D4D. Does someone know whether these hold true for the Indian Fortuner? The Indian website has no mention of different gear ratios - why are we always treated in India like we don't need to know detailed specs for our vehicle?

Crawl ratio: 1st gear ratio X transfer case ratio X axle/differential ratio
= 4.313 X 2.566 X 3.583 = 39.65

If these numbers are true, then the Fortuner delivers a peak torque of 343 X 2.566 = 880NM in low range!

Also, for those interested in the Fortuner AT version: FYI, the manual version is more efficient in terms of offroading compared to the AT. The 1st gear ratio of the AT version is 2.804. So TC ratio and diff ration remaining same, the crawl ratio for the AT version comes to 25.78.

Note: am talking about 265/65/R17 tyres, so no change in ratios due to different tyre size.

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Crawl ratio: 1st gear ratio X transfer case ratio X axle/differential ratio
= 4.313 X 2.566 X 3.583 = 39.65

...a peak torque of 343 X 2.566 = 880NM in low range!
...er... how do you calculate the torque to be 880 N-m? 343 N-m is the torque at the flywheel, isn't it? After the multiplication factors of 1st gear ratio, low range TC ratio and diff ratio, shouldn't it be more like 343 x 39.65 = 13599.95 N-m of torque being delivered at the wheel when driving in 4L?
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...er... how do you calculate the torque to be 880 N-m? 343 N-m is the torque at the flywheel, isn't it? After the multiplication factors of 1st gear ratio, low range TC ratio and diff ratio, shouldn't it be more like 343 x 39.65 = 13599.95 N-m of torque being delivered at the wheel when driving in 4L?
Sorry for the confusion - understandable since I talked about crawl ratio and peak torque in two consecutive sentences. I was not referring to peak torque at the wheel. I calculated the peak torque in low range assuming a transfer case low range ratio of 2.566:1 (max torque at 4L: 343NM X2.566 = 880). For example, see the calculation for the Safari: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ml#post1613937 (Found a 2007 Grand Vitara AT (Now Bought) EDIT: OTR Pics on Page 6)

Assuming approximate weight of Fortuner to be 2000 kgs with one driver (to simplify calculations), the torque/weight ratio in low range would come to 880/2000 = 0.44.

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@nilanjanray - Still great figures mate. Nice to know your vehicle's capabilities.
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@nilanjanray - Still great figures mate. Nice to know your vehicle's capabilities.
You bet! 880 Nm max torque in LL, and 3400 Nm peak torque at each wheel (13600/4) in LL!

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