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Hello from Hilux country!!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Raider, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Apr 20, 2009 at 4:42 AM
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    Raider

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    Here in South Africa the Tacoma is known as the Hilux and it is the best selling truck by far - I have had two, the first was a '99 3.0L diesel and I have recently got a 2005 2.7 d/cab(what a great 4pot). We only get the regular and d/cab (no xtracab) and the motors are the 2.7 and 4.0 petrols and an awesome 3.0 D4D diesel (also 160hp but with massive torque - 343Nm @1400-3200)
    The body styles are different but the rest is basically the same vehicle - I will post some pictures when I get a chance.
    I must say that looking at some of the pictures that I like the look of the US models - almost a cross between my '99 and my '05!!
     
  2. Apr 20, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    bobwilson1977

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    God I wish they would sell those Hilux trucks here with those diesel engines.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    Jester243

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  4. Apr 20, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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  5. Apr 20, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    higherlux

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    do they still have the solid front axle ????
    and the floor lever accuated transfercase??
    i know the newer ones that ive seen have the floor lever transfer case
     
  6. Apr 20, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    Raider

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    As far as I know the underpinnings are the same as in the US but they do have the floor transfer.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    GGTaco

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    I lived in Capetown in 81-83 and we had a 81 Hilux SR5 blue with a 4banger and 5speed. Quite a rock crawler but a really rough ride. We lived in the western cape and got out to Melkbosstrand every weekend. It was a really nice life. What a beautiful country and really great people. My neighbors were Afrikans on oneside and Brits on the other. I really enjoyed the Boers and they had great beer. Oh and and those spectacular women, blue eyes, blond hair and well you know, big hooters. Those were the days.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    lsocoee

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    Welcome to Tacoma World. Please make sure to take some pics of the Hilux in its natural habitat.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    Hilux are badass! I see them everywhere when I go on surf trips to Central America! Great truck :thumbsup:
     
  10. Apr 20, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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  11. Apr 20, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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  12. Apr 20, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    Bassetdad

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    :wave: Welcome to TW :cheers:
     
  13. Apr 21, 2009 at 2:10 AM
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    Here is a pic of my old Hilux ('99 model) during a fishing trip to Mozambique. It had a 3.0 diesel and was a bit of a donkey but you coulden't break her - very strong and reliable!!

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Apr 21, 2009 at 2:21 AM
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    This shows my D/cab and my friends 'facelifted' '02 model that came with a much better 3.0 turbocharged diesel(315 Nm of torque). The lights and hood design are different but the rest is essentially the same.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Apr 21, 2009 at 3:51 AM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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  16. Apr 21, 2009 at 5:17 AM
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    any pics of the new 1???
     
  17. Apr 21, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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    Raider

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    Will do, it's been pissin with rain here all day so I will try as soon as it clears.
     
  18. Apr 21, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    higherlux

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    alright cool
    im in love with hiluxes (hints my screen name)
     
  19. Apr 21, 2009 at 7:03 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

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    welcome to TW! awesome to see some 'luxs on here. I would move out of the states to get one of those.
     
  20. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    Raider

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    Finally a few pics!![​IMG]
     
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