Travel time - swaziland

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Real Name: craig

Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:05 pm

I took my (new) 93 Hilux D/C on a camping trip to North Eastern Swaziland in March. This was the first long trip undertaken in this vehicle. However the time taken to get there - about 500km took nearly 7 hours. Admittedly we were fully loaded being 4 adults up plus rooftop tent etc. I expected to travel at average of 100kmh but soon found that uphills dropped the speed to 80kmh. Leaving Swaziland up the long climb I even dropped to 40 kmh.

So patience was the name of the game. We were travelling with another vehicle ( Fortuner) and they did get a bit impatient towards the end of the trip.

Despite this we thoroughly enjoyed the camping. We never did need 4 x 4 so we probably should just have used the Mazda.

Is there anything that can be done to increase overall speed on this 2200 petrol engine?

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Vehicle: '94 Hilux Raider 2.4i (22RE) DC 4x4
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Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:19 pm

I have done a few trips to Swazi and back. When I drove without rooftop I could easily get to 120km/h and over. But with a rooftop tent struggled to get 110km/h.

you could look at a fuel injection conversion which will definitely make it more drivable
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