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Crawler in a current gen Hilux

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by awsumdc, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:49 AM
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    awsumdc

    awsumdc [OP] Well-Known Member Vendor

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    I know the Hilux is not a Tacoma but it is in the same family as the Tacoma.

    Marlin from Marlin Crawler and I went to Australia last week to install a Marlin Crawler into a current gen Hilux. The first in the world to have one. We had a great time and have found that the people there are great.

    This is the truck that it went into. It's a turbo diesel Hilux with an automatic transmission.
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    The crawler box installed.
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    What the interior looks like after the install.
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    Here is a link to the entire install along with our trip to ARB head offices.

    http://www.rocksolidtoys.com/forum/showthread.php?t=264

    Had a blast there.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    Wyatt, that was a great build. the finished interior is perfect. I hope I can get my old truck interior to look that finished.
     
  3. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    Excellent build and write-up. Looks like you had an awesome time down there. Australia is one of those places I'd love to visit.




    Wonder how long it will be before the "Hilux/Diesel" thread fapping will begin:p
     
  4. Mar 25, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    Very cool. Thanks for posting!
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    Hey no problem guys. We had a great time down under. Max and his family were so nice and Marlin is always a blast to hang around with. We met so many nice people down there. Everyone was so very pleasant to us.

    Hope to do something like that again in the future.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    Damn, that is one sexy beast of a truck!
     
  7. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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    I am jealous! Thanks for posting and taking the time to edit all the pics and story. Looked like a blast and I bet it felt good when you went into that off road shop at closing and the owner said...hey I know you guys! Awesome trucks down there too, I miss my old pre taco trucks.

    Thanks again and keep up the great work, I love the impressive clean install.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2010 at 12:28 AM
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    Awesome! Looks vicious. Makes me weep though to see a scoop on a vehicle with a snorkel.
     
  9. Mar 30, 2010 at 1:40 AM
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    Awesome write-up! I want one!
     
  10. Mar 30, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    Actually the scoop is for the intercooler for the turbo. It's not for air intake into the engine. He's got a turbo diesel in there and so the scoop does work and the snorkel works as well. Max's truck is a very well thought out rig. He works for Toyota in Australia at the Melbourne factory.
     
  11. Mar 30, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    Your welcome. I wish I had more time so I could put the whole thing over here but it takes a long time to go through all that stuff
     
  12. Mar 30, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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  13. Mar 30, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    That's an awesome Hilux. Are diesels better for engine braking because they run at a higher compression?
     
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