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Frans se lorries

Post by Tinus lotz » 01 Nov 2019 06:13

The formidable Nissan Patrol of Tour de Frans 😁

Most of us know that the Nissan Patrol is made by the Nissan Motor Company in Japan. What most people do not know is that the Nissan Patrol is one of the world’s oldest production SUVs. Introduced in 1951, this iconic SUV is popular throughout the world. In 2013, a new Guinness World Record for towing the heaviest aeroplane with a stock production car was set with a Nissan Patrol, after it pulled a 170.9 ton cargo plane 50 meters at the Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. Then on the 16th of August 2015 another title was added to the Nissan Patrol world record tally, after it became the fastest car to ascend a 100m sand dune. The dune in Wadi Rum, Jordan with its intimidating slope of 49 degrees was ascended with ease in a time of 4.9 seconds, proving the Patrol’s power and off-road capability.
Then you will all agree, it’s no wonder that Frans Fourie (aka Tour de Frans) loves his 2009 Nissan Patrol Pickup with its 4.2 litre turbo diesel Y61 engine. There’s a lot to enjoy in this car built for the Namib dunes and camping in the wilderness – its awesome chassis (3 inch fox racing suspension) drive-train and comfortable cab, big wheels and huge power. Frans took the load bin off and had a flatbed built by C&A Productions and fitted an external roll cage. The front bar was built by BURNCO. The rest he did himself. The front axle is fitted with an air locker and the rear standard with its own limited slip differential. Drive-shafts, side-shafts and CV’s are all stock. He converted a 6.2L LS3 in to the frame with the standard transmission. Frans modified the engine with some stronger internals. The engine produces 320kW and 605Nm’s of torque. Then there's a little button Frans likes to push and the power then jumps to 410kW and 818Nm😁

Every running part is lubricated with Ravenol.

Ravenol engine oil - RAVENOL RCS Racing Competition Synto SAE 5W-40
Ravenol coolant - RAVENOL OTC Organic Technology Coolant Concentrate
Ravenol power steering fluid - RAVENOL ATF DEXRON III H
Ravenol manual transmission oil, transferbox and front differential - RAVENOL VSG SAE 75W-90
Ravenol limited slip rear differential oil - RAVENOL RHP Racing High Performance Gear SAE 75W-90
Ravenol wheel bearing grease - RAVENOL Hot Red Grease HRG 2 (even the tensioner and alternator bearings grease was washed out and re-packed with Ravenol grease).

The vehicle is also fitted with a gas shower with 100 litres of water and a fridge to keep Frans’s cool drinks cool. The Patrol carries 325 litres of fuel which is treated with Ravenol Octane Booster.
On the 7th of November Frans will be competing with other Nissan enthusiasts from the Club23 Outlaws (GT-R - 350Z - 370Z – 280 ZX – PATROL) in the east of Pretoria. We wish him all the very best with his Patrol. We are certain he will impress. As the clubs slogan says “Come and defend your position”.

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Re: Frans se lorries

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Re: Frans se lorries

Post by ces » 12 Nov 2019 11:38

Hehehe Tinus! Laat my 4.2tdi soos 'n sklipad (met 'n klein haardroer klink)... Ek dink myne gooi net so oor die 90kW op die agterwiele. WHEEEEEEE! :lol:
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