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Australian version of Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bsaint21, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Apr 23, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    Bsaint21

    Bsaint21 [OP] Veteran Member

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    So my buddy is moving to australia soon and told me that australia had its own version of the tacoma. So i checked it out. It looks pretty cool. But Ill let you guys decide.


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  2. Apr 23, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    AzPrerunner05

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    They are cool
    I was looking on Toyota's Mexican site for these but didn't see a 4wd option.
    They offer a 4wd of the Hilux?
    I know, as stated ^ there is a diesel option. Maybe a Solid front axle? ;)
     
  3. Apr 23, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    Untamed_SS

    Untamed_SS Stayed Up Too Late

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    LoL. Looks like the Hilux sneezed on it self and has a bugger on its nose (hood)

    :D

    Not that thats bad or anything, just saying.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Yes.
    Nope, Do Not Like The Front End At All.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    Burgman

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    that hood scoop looks like it came off a vatozone special honda civic
     
  6. Apr 23, 2009 at 10:21 PM
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    Okkine

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    I don't really like the looks of it, but I like the diesel option.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2009 at 10:25 PM
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    AzPrerunner05

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    Ditch the scoop, chrome, grille, get bigger tires and run that Diesel for the rest of your life.
    And probably your children's
     
  8. Apr 23, 2009 at 10:27 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I definitely take the Tacoma over a Hilux any day. The looks just don't do it for me, diesel or not.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    nvdeserted

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    There is an Aussie member on here somewhere that has a bad-ass Hi-Lux... maybe he'll chime in... it's a sweet rig! But yeah, it does look a bit weak at stock... the old ones are burlier, really high and solid axles.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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    I somehow love his Hilux. It takes a lot of work to make a Hilux look good. Tacomas are just naturally sexy. :D
     
  11. Apr 24, 2009 at 12:54 AM
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    dalesrn

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    Looks like a version on the Nissan Frontier! I wanted a Tacoma, not a version of the Frontier!
     
  12. Apr 24, 2009 at 1:32 AM
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    edwinalink

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    well, in the end i like the hilux better from the firewall back... netiher trucks are winners

    the hilux looks like his toyota momma cheated on his toyota daddy with a mercedes M-class

    and the gen2 tacoma looks like it has anime eye headlights, and a jelly bean front bumper...

    but all that being said, slap a clearanced bumper like the ARB or shrockworks on the taco, and it all balances out.

    I've seen the hilux with an ARB (I believe the member mentioned has it!) and it looks quite nice. not as nice as a taco with an ARB, but i know whats under the skin... so i cant help but want it more!
     
  13. Apr 24, 2009 at 1:56 AM
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    To me it looks like it's slanted too far forward... The hood angle is quite steep, and in most of the pictures, the rear end looks like it's sitting quit a bit higher than the front end... perhaps if you lifted the front to level it out a bit.
     
  14. Apr 24, 2009 at 3:08 AM
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    HILUX MAX

    HILUX MAX Aussie Offroader :)

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    You mean me? :rolleyes:

    I love my hilux and honestly, as a vehicle, it is better all round, thou it does have its downfalls.

    The front end styling of the Taco is sooo much tuffer than the hilux.

    The bonnet scoop on the hilux is for the top mounted intercooler on the diesel.

    The hilux has a full chassis all the way through and is rated to carry 1 tonne in the back before you modify the springs.

    What im really jealous of is the huge aftermarket support you guys get there in the states for your trucks.......nobody here yet makes diff gears, we have to bring them in from the states.

    and our DOT rules are way stricter limiting our options in regards to lift, tyre size and barwork.

    Here's my introduction thread.....

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/new-members/29167-aussie-offroader.html

    :cool:
     
  15. Apr 24, 2009 at 3:33 AM
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    Its a bicycle.
    so what you're saying is
    YOU HAVE A DEISEL!!!
    YOUR HOOD SCOOP IS FUNCTIONAL!!!
    AND THE TIE DOWNS IN/ON/OUTSIDE YOUR BED ARE METAL!!!!

    It may just be my jealousy talking, but you sir... are a braggart!
     
  16. Apr 24, 2009 at 4:11 AM
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    Phantom_X-SP

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  17. Apr 24, 2009 at 6:58 AM
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    i would take a tacoma body on a hilux, there is just something sexy about a tacoma that the hilux dosent posses but the hilux has the turbo diesel that cant be killed
     
  18. Apr 24, 2009 at 7:03 AM
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  19. Apr 24, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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    When I was in Thailand, I saw many Hilux around. They're smaller than the US Taco. I think it looks good
     
  20. Apr 24, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    The front of that truck is ugly. It looks like some sort of weird modern day El-Camino. I thought about moving to Australia myself awhile back. I have family members there.
     
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