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deryck

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Thursday, September 1st 2016, 1:21pm

Roof Rack for 2016 Fortuner

I am now the proud owner of the 2106 V6 Fortuner, and am having trouble with sourcing upgrades (fuel tank, dual battery, roof rack, etc.) Seems that the vehicle is so new upgrades are not readily available.
I have a Frontrunner roofrack that fitted on rails on my old Fortuner and am now told I need to by a completely new roofrack as the old one will not fit on the new Fortuner.
Anybody had this experience and worked a way around the problem. It's all very nice for the salesman to take the easy route and say buy a new one.

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Thursday, September 1st 2016, 2:10pm

Very nice show us a few pics... I've not seen a new shape V6 and you might be the 1st 2016 owner on this forum with a V6.

Anyhow, it seems slow going for the Fortuner and aftermarket extras. Not sure why that is. Australian have the 2016 shape for some time now.

Sounds like you are dealing with Frontrunner directly. They like pulling that card. Take a look on the site and check the dimensions from yours to the new shape. If it's a few cm to big or small you should be fine.

But you might need to buy a new foot pack for the new shape.

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Thursday, September 1st 2016, 7:33pm

Agree with Garreth wait before you buy nee roof rack.

also upgrades now is going to be sky high until the market is flooded with goodies so if you not in hurry wait a few months

congratulations on the new V6 post few photos
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Friday, September 2nd 2016, 7:52am

Great! The first V6. Send pics soon as you can plus give us a report about how it feels for you, improvements,etc. Congratulations. :thumbup:

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Friday, September 2nd 2016, 8:19am

I must be nice to drive a car from the future. Do cars from 2106 still use wheels? or do they fly? :thumbsup:

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Friday, September 2nd 2016, 9:17am

It's great to drive a new vehicle, but all the electronics is rather mind boggling. The Owner's manual is more than 1000 pages so still wading through that.
Only done just over 600 km and fuel consumption is sitting at 18 l/100km!!! Have to take it back for garage to reset. My last V6 Fortuner averaged 13,9 l/100km over 180 000 km. Hope the new one is going to better that with the ECO setting and 6 gears. Time will tell.

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Friday, September 2nd 2016, 9:26am

It's great to drive a new vehicle, but all the electronics is rather mind boggling. The Owner's manual is more than 1000 pages so still wading through that.
Only done just over 600 km and fuel consumption is sitting at 18 l/100km!!! Have to take it back for garage to reset. My last V6 Fortuner averaged 13,9 l/100km over 180 000 km. Hope the new one is going to better that with the ECO setting and 6 gears. Time will tell.
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Friday, September 2nd 2016, 10:50am

Think it will improve. Remember new vehicle.
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Friday, September 2nd 2016, 11:58am

Still very different to the new diesel. Hope this improves. How is the power compared to your last V6. Same difference?

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Friday, September 2nd 2016, 6:02pm

I must be nice to drive a car from the future. Do cars from 2106 still use wheels? or do they fly? :thumbsup:


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Friday, September 2nd 2016, 7:49pm

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Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 9:22pm

roof rack for new Fortuner 2016

Congrad's Deryck awesome car, enjoy, I took delivery of my 2016 Fortuner in June 2.8GD6 Manual and what a car. we have just returned from the Richterveld and the West coast Flowers, enjoyed the trip.

After looking and phoning every contact I had even visited the Brink or rather old Thule supplier with no joy, I decided before paying R 12-14000 I would go the old Fortuner roof rack rail mounting way. I got some info from a friend at the Toy factory on how to remove rail supplied on the car, you need to drop the inner roof lining to get to the 5 bolts on each side.

So I ordered the aluminium roof rack rail 1,8m from (4x4 Direct) , great company to deal with. With concerns to remove the inner roof lining I approached our local Camp Word / Safari centre who kindly assisted and did the job.

I bought a used front runner stream line roof rack (2m x 122m) and shortened by 180mm it fits beautifully. 20mm higher at the back for radio Shark fin.

not sure if its the roof rack or the change to LT tyres that increased my fuel consumption but its gone up from 8,1L/100 too 8,6L/100, will see now that I have remover the rack, only to get it in my garage, till our next trip :thumbsup: send me a e-mail should you require more detail :)

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Sunday, September 4th 2016, 10:57am

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your help - much appreciated.

Luckily I have time to sort out all my after-market fittings as I only need it for my trip to Central Kalahari in March. Am leaving for a 2 week trip to the wild coast next weekend so will be able to see how the V6 performs.

I still have the rails from my old Fortuner and I am sure i will be able to fit them. Thanks for the tip on dropping the ceiling.

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Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 7:31am

Hi Deryck

How is the V6 performing. I am still a bit worried about the V6 and the rotten egg smell. Please tell me that you have not experienced any of this. :)

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Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 9:14am

Hi Ziggy,

Have not noticed any rotten egg smell. Recently returned from a trip through the Transkei (terrible roads) and the average consumption for the trip was 11,6 l/100 km (from Bloem to Pretoria I got 9,8 l/100). So on open road I am getting a better consumption than the old V6, but still heavier in town than the old one. Not sure why this is.

I am still looking to source a dual battery system and long range tank. Seems they are not readily available yet. Anybody had these fitted to the 2016 FTs?

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