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TRD Hilux

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by swamppirate, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    swamppirate

    swamppirate [OP] Dental Floss Tycoon

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    Why can't we get these in the states? Or can we?

    hilux sr5.jpg
     
  2. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    TacoMatt02

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    looks like a damn mitsubishi
     
  3. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    don't say never :(
     
  4. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    swamppirate

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  5. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    rajin

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    i just came back from from my country and this is the only truck u c on the road.
    Pretty gud looking truck and i think the only reason its not here is because its right hand drive. Also its i think a 2.7l diesel
     
  6. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Its a diesel and they cant get it pass the emissions
     
  7. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    I was thinking the same... looks like the raider front :puke:
     
  8. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    bridgcat

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    I like the Hilux. I was given one to drive when I worked in the Equatorial Guinea in west Africa and I was impressed. It was a nice brand new one and had a great feel to it. I like the way the Tacoma looks more though...but the Hilux is pretty awesome!
     
  9. Jun 9, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    A turbo diesel would be sweet...we can only hope.
     
  10. Jun 9, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    If I had a Hilux I'd have to mount a machine gun in the bed.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    I would just like to order the engine and swap mine out. I bet it has more to do with the fact that they get better MPG than gas it would look bad for all the other small trucks on the road.

    Anyone have real input on the MPG on the diesel hilux?
     
  12. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    Emissions are freakin BS!!! Its the same god forgiven air hear as it is over there. What makes it different? NOTHING!!!!
     
  13. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    If the diesel Hilux is not able to sale in USA because emission, how AUDI, VW or Ford diesel car/trucks can be sold in USA?
     
  14. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    I really don't get it though, how is that Audi and VW have diesel SUV's with all wheel drive. They get way better millage than the gas counter parts do. And power/vehicle weight can not be the issue, my wife's Audi Q7 weighs more than my taco and has a towing capacity of 6,600 lbs.

    Mod day idea....find a wrecked diesel and try to convert a Tacoma...just to say it was done.
     
  15. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    What exactly makes a diesel clean? Yes, I'm being a smart ass but its not directed towards you or anyone else on the forum(maybe a few :D)
     
  16. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    The taco was designed to be smoother riding and have better MPG and nicer interior then a Hilux for the Americans and Canadians who drive pick up's everyday like computer cars. so they will never sell it here, that being said I would buy a diesel one here is they sold um form my understanding it's rated to carrie and pull more then a tundra can I really like them!

    PS a Hilux is the only vehicle to ever drive to the north pole..... yeah they are rugged.
     
  17. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    I'm no master mechanic, but I know there has got to some one on here that is. I would like to know if a conversion is even possible. Considering you were able to get a hold of the powertrain. Like that of a volkswagen touareg or Audi Q7/Q5 or the like.
     
  18. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    Theres a thread on here of a site that does the Toyota Diesel Conversions but they're like $10k not including install :(
     
  19. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    FearNothing321

    FearNothing321 You gonna eat that taco?

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    there would be extensive modification to the motor mounts, trying to fit the intercooler, possibly modifying the firewall, probably new fuel pump, possibly more than that
     
  20. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    well at least its good to know that their is life after death. If my gas engine ever gives me problems...diesel conversion here i come.
     
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