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Hilux in the States?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by Bosmob, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    Bosmob

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    First Hilux I've seen in the states. It's left hand drive too!

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  2. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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  3. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    That's sick want one so bad
     
  4. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    that is one pinner back window! WTF! i just want the engine in my tacoma diesel FTW!
     
  5. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    Too bad you can't get a diesel Hilux
     
  6. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    In Australia, the TRD model comes with the supercharger. :D
     
  7. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    Did the Hilux have Mexican plates?
     
  8. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Ugly as fuck. Still. Diesels in mid-sized trucks are stupid and overrated. :D
     
  9. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    Probably. I saw a total of 4 Hilux's when I lived in San Diego. All of them had Mexican plates.
     
  10. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    no doubt! what a frickin sliver...
     
  11. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    The Tacoma is a much nicer lookin truck
     
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    My thoughts as well. And, BTW, have you priced diesel lately?
     
  13. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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    No, nor do I care. I have no need for diesel either way. :p



    My 3.4 suits me well. :D
     
  14. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    No, I'm pretty sure it didn't.

    I can take a closer look next time. (Probably this weekend) It seems like the owner lives stateside because I've seen this particular truck numerous times pulling into the same location.:spy:
     
  15. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    If it has American plates, you may want to ask him how he managed to import it.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    I have driven a Hilux diesel Turbo. It had good power and was quite good on fuel.
     
  17. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    I highly doubt it has US plates. It's nearly impossible to import those things. :p



    From the small glimpse we get of it, I can't recognize which US state it could be.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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    The skewp's ram force induction has been known to pick up babies and hurl them into the engine.
     
  19. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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    One possible way:
    1. Buy and register the Hilux in Mexico with Mexican plates.
    2. Drive it into the US.
    3. Find an old Toyota pickup for cheap (though not a salvage title).
    4. Transfer the old pickup's VIN plate to the new Hilux.
    5. Move the plates from the old pickup or get new plates depending on how your state does things.

    As far as the DMV is concerned you've simply done a "restoration" of the old pickup.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    It's what Icon 4x4 does. They find VIN plates from old FJ40s and transplant them to the new $100000 vehicles, so the owners are exempt from emissions testing.

    I believe they sell entire fiberglass tubs for CJ Wranglers, which means you'll have to move the VIN plate from one body to another. What if you did an engine swap at the same time? Is it still the same vehicle? What if the frame rotted and you replaced that too? :)
     
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