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Isuzu Trooper

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  • breakorbreakor Posts: 398
    My favorite way is to use chalk (instead of the silicone noted above) and only drive a short distance in a straight line. Turns would seem to improperly bias the wear pattern (i.e. scrub the marking at the edges), at least on the front tires. Doing this I have found my tires always wear very evenly.
  • konghhkonghh Posts: 20
    Read it somewhere and this is how I work out the minimum tire pressure (don't confuse with optimum tire pressure). Look at the side wall rating. Assuming the tires says something like 1000 kg at 50psi and the Trooper weight 2000kg. Then the a minimum tire pressure of 25 psi should hold a weight of 2000-kg (since 4 tires of 5opsi holds up 4000-kg). Then I work my way up from 25psi to get the optimum by other varies means. Almost without fail, the optimum pressure is higher than the 25psi but it would be comforting to know I am safe.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    I run 40-42psi in the rear and 36-38 in the front. No uneven wear and better handling than the lower 30/35 suggested by the manual.

    -mike
  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    I have found that with my new tires. 37 psi which I used to run in the rear with the stock tires, is a little bouncy. I lowered it 35 psi and it seems a little better.
  • boxtrooperboxtrooper Posts: 843
    The liberal government of my state is changing the emissions testing to make it talk to the on board computers of the vehicles tested. I want to minimize the invasion of privacy.

    I have a 1995.5 Trooper-S, what information can they collect about me?

    How does that information change if I buy a 2002 Trooper?
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    95.5 I believe has OBDI which collects less info than the OBDII found in the 2002. My guess is that the Isuzus probably have the least amount of "personal" info of any cars out there.

    -mike
  • breakorbreakor Posts: 398
    I doubt any ecm stores information about you. That is all done by the DMV off your VIN number and in turn driver license number.

    What ALL OBDIIs do is store any history of emission codes. This information can in turn be used by the smog checkers to fail you. Thus, if you have stringent smog checks, you will want to make sure you clear all your codes after you fix the problem and just before you go to get checked.
  • boxtrooperboxtrooper Posts: 843
    How do the codes get cleared? Remove battery power for a half hour? Then how long do you let the computer retrain itself before it runs its cleanest?
  • boxtrooperboxtrooper Posts: 843
    There are enough sensors in some cars to track your every move and sound. Is this for your safety and convinience or just so the insurance companies can track down stolen cars and shut off cars with late payments?
  • konghhkonghh Posts: 20
    "40-42psi rear and 36-38 psi front"? I have Bridgestone AT 265/70R16 and with plain 30psi front and 35 psi rear, I can easily detect overinflation by means of excessive wear in the tread's middle within 7,000-km. I have to lowered it to 28 psi front and 30 psi rear to get a more even wear and more comfortable ride. Guess our rear sensor gives different reading :)
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Also I'm running 275-70-16 Scorpion ATs and prefer a firm ride with extended gas milage. If I ran a diesel like you guys over seas can, I'd probably opt for more comfort, but not much, as I slalom my truck often :)

    -mike
  • troop2shostroop2shos Posts: 235
    What I do in my SHO's is to depress the brake pedal for about 30 seconds to drain the brain after the battery cable is disconnected.

    Not sure about the procedure for the Troop., but to correctly set the idle on my Gen III SHO, I have to let the idle settle down while in Park when first started (learn for 20 secs or so), then shift it to Drive & let it learn again, then turn the A/C on to Max while still in Drive & let it learn once more, then shift it back to Park w/ the A/C still on.......only takes a few minutes.

    Then I drive the car like I stole it if I need to extract maximum performance....at least until my wife drives it & retrains.... :)
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Fill tank to brim.
    disconnect overnight
    start and idle til the revs are stable at ~750rpms
    drive it normal for an hour (whatver your normal is)

    -mike
  • lawdawgfllawdawgfl Posts: 75
    A friend of mine bought a car from Hertz Car Sales; the salesman told him that the cars kept track of the top speed. The Expedition he was driving for example had only been up to 100mph. A car rental company in up north charged a man a fine every time his rental car went over the posted speed limit. That car was equipped with a GPS though. (the man sued a won)
  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    I think it may be in the gauge too. My Bridgestone 265's seem too low at anything below 34 psi. Consistent is important. 28-30 psi sounds too low though. It might be worth spending $3 on a new gauge to see if it is accurate? I guess if you are getting even tire wear, then it probably is the right amount.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,633
    Consumer Protection Orders ACME Rental to Stop Charging Consumers for Speeding.

    "An estimate of the maximum damages due to wear and tear caused by sustained speeding comes to 37 cents for a two-minute period at 80 mph." Guess you'll have to do the math, Paisan, LOL.

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  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    let's see...

    100mph for 15 minutes

    If you estimate that the typical Tarus is the rental car of choice these days that would mean the wear and tear on a Trooper would be about 2 cents @ 80mph for 2 minutes, so 15 min @ 100 should work out to about $1? :)

    -mike
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,633
    Better slow down on those trips upstate :-)

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  • boxtrooperboxtrooper Posts: 843
    I did 104 mph, pedal to the floor and it had power left but would go no faster, for a half hour once. We were on a long trip and a pesky Hundai with dope smokin dudes in it was following and checking us out enough to make my wife worried. So I figured, its a Hundai, it probably does not go very fast (this was years ago). They tried but could not keep up. It was the middle of the night and I was making good time so I kept on going till I changed roads.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    My buddy had an Excel. We regularly tested the top speed going across canada. They will not go faster than 92mph that is all she wrote.

    -mike
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    "An estimate of the maximum damages due to wear and tear caused by sustained speeding comes to 37 cents for a two-minute period at 80 mph."

    That comes out to 12.4 cents per mile - which is less than half the per mile cost of owning and operating a standard vehicle. We would all save money by speeding? Hmmm...!

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  • savvas_esavvas_e Posts: 347
    I'm told is over 180km/h. I have had mine up to 150km/h. Only problem is that the BFG A/T's my car is wearing, are only rated for upto 160km/h.

    Mind you, if your caught doing more than 40km/h over the limit in Oz, it's instant jail time.
  • savvas_esavvas_e Posts: 347
    Has anyone actually done the re-training procedure Mike describes? Was there any noticeable difference in the way it performed?
  • savvas_esavvas_e Posts: 347
    It's awfully lonely in here!

    BTW, I'm doing the retraining process for the ECM as we speak. It should be interesting, as the Monterey is currently running 98 RON fuel and will be for the next week and a half.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,633
    The 1st and 4th are big holidays in Canada and the US. People's ears are still ringing from the fireworks and they're all on long weekends or whatever.

    So, how's the weather in your neck of the woods?
    /smalltalk/

    :-)

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  • boxtrooperboxtrooper Posts: 843
    I installed the DirectHits and part of that procedure is the disconnect the battery for at least a half hour, I don't know how much memory was retained after a half hour if any, but the given reason for disconnecting the battery was to make the engine computer re train the timing to make full use of the DirectHits. It did idle strange for a while and then all was well.


    http://www.directhits.com

  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    Got my tires all set, I am very happy that they are finally running smooth! I put my thule and fishing rack on this morning. Then tonight I wired up my CB Antenna. I haven't finished the CB itself, but adding the antenna will give me the incentive to hook it up now rather than later.

    I also picked up a can of back rust proof spray paint. I try to spay paint rust spots underneath my truck each year. I am not sure how bad the surface rust is for the undercarriage (if at all), but this seems to keep it at a minimum.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Dropped off the Troopa to get the side steps up on!!!!

    -mike
  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    or the weld on rocker bars from independent 4x4?
  • savvas_esavvas_e Posts: 347
    Steve,

    Only just got your message. As there seemed to be no one around, I logged out. I knew about 4th of July and figured that everyone was out.

    Down here, it's the middle of winter now but I'm sure it's mild by some standards in the US. 5degC when I left for work this morning, but fine and sunny anyway.
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