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Check out pics of Austrailia Tacos (called 'Helix')

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by khfactor, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Feb 3, 2008 at 12:30 PM
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    khfactor

    khfactor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Wow.... Something else, aren't they ? (Notice I am reserving my comments....)


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  2. Feb 3, 2008 at 1:12 PM
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    JTDTacoma

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    Nice but glad I live in the US. Front kinda reminds me of a Frontier.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2008 at 1:15 PM
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    dirthawker1313

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    i think they look much nicer than there US counter parts..IMHO
     
  4. Feb 3, 2008 at 1:32 PM
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    khfactor

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    Now the owners of these HeLux(es) or whatever need to take their truck in to the Dealership for Leaf Spring and Bent Tailgate TSB work, Ha ha ha !!

    First they have to load their truck with 8, 40 lbs of Home Depot sandbags...

    :D
     
  5. Feb 3, 2008 at 2:41 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    damn.......the silver hilux just gave me a woody:D!!!! that truck was badass!!!
     
  6. Feb 3, 2008 at 2:47 PM
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    onelifeoneride

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    custom flame paint job, westin bull bar, something like 13 cupholders LOL, multimedia in thought/planning stage
    truck looks pretty nice more smoothed out adn sporty as opposed to the US version...only thing is the headlights are similar to the toyota rav4...eh its cool
     
  7. Feb 3, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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    pmo

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    Cool trucks!! They all look stock except the white one. Just googled "Austrailian toyota" Accorbing to Autoblog these are concept trucks.Maybe Generation 3??
     
  8. Feb 3, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    WildcaTaco

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    Well our trucks and the hiluxs were the same car until this last body redesign came out in 05. The Hilux is what the tacoma was called in the rest of the world since conception just they used a different name here and apparently in Canada as well. The Hilux camper was actually 4runner. Here in Tucson I see Hiluxs frequently. I would also like one mostly due the 3 liter turbo diesel they have available
     
  9. Feb 3, 2008 at 5:07 PM
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    L_Jackson

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    thanks for posting those pics and im with tacomaman, that silver one looks bad ass, but yeah, it does remind me a frontier too.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2008 at 10:00 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    I like everything except the front end. i like our grill better
     
  11. Feb 4, 2008 at 10:21 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    I like our front ends better too, but that isn't what I want...

    I want the 3.0L D4D Turbo Diesel engines that you can get under the bonnet (hood). :D
     
  12. Feb 4, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    humanoid

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    Dude, it's called a Hilux. Not a Helix... lol
     
  13. Feb 4, 2008 at 1:45 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    haha...i know. every pic has the word "hilux" in it
     
  14. Feb 4, 2008 at 2:13 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Factory Michelins or Bridgestone revos, but I like what I got.
     
  15. Feb 4, 2008 at 2:48 PM
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    Big Guns

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    I hear the production versions are running a blown 4.0L pushing 300hp and 300+ lb-ft. i wouldnt mind that in my taco.
     
  16. Feb 4, 2008 at 5:19 PM
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    Very nice!...The red one looks like a plastic toy!...I think I would ace the roll bar!
     
  17. Feb 4, 2008 at 5:27 PM
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    I'd get the silver one in a heartbeat.. sans the rollbar.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2008 at 5:35 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i like the way the rollbar is built into the tonneau...
     
  19. Feb 4, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    BlueNorthToyo

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    yeah i'm not sure if i like it or not. Not like the initial reaction to seeing the first 05 Taco. I wonder what the interior looks like.
     
  20. Feb 4, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    CtryBoyInMT

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    I believe, and don't quote me, but I believe that the Hilux is available in only a right side drive. What a pain at the McD's Drivethru!

    *Edit* I smoke crack, I saw pictures of a hilux in left hand drive. Just erase this from your memory.
     
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