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Hilux vs SR5
Mar 1st, 2010 at 6:59pm
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Im looking at getting a decent second hand 4x4 probably 2000-2004 spending up to 25k.
What does everyone think about an SR5 vs a straight hilux in those years for offroad ability/power? Mostly would want to do riverbed bouncing and some farm trackwork as well as on road and tow a boat.
Does the SR5 cut it as a serious 4wd? I know they have more towing power with the turbo. Ive been happy with the 2 landcruisers Ive owned previously but wanted to go hilux this time.
All advice welcomed.
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #1 - Mar 1st, 2010 at 7:03pm
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The Sr5 is just the same power and it has more bells I have one with a 3 ltr turbo and enjoy it.Good wagon and hold value.
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #2 - Mar 1st, 2010 at 7:08pm
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The SR5 will be the same but have a few "comfort" extras like electric windows, elecrtic mirrors, a few flash stickers and wheel arch flares.

The ones to look for are the KZN185 models. Wink


  
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Reply #3 - Mar 1st, 2010 at 7:48pm
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Thanks fellas.
What do you think about freewheeling hubs on the hilux vs the electric ones on the SR5, are they just as robust?
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #4 - Mar 1st, 2010 at 8:37pm
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They're not electric (like the old crappy prado). The system locks the centre diff (transfer) to make front axles work.
Not a bad system.
We don't see many problems with it at work
  
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Reply #5 - Mar 1st, 2010 at 8:39pm
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Brilliant thanks thats what I wanted to hear! SR5 it is. Grin
  
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Reply #6 - Mar 1st, 2010 at 8:40pm
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Where abouts are you?
  
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Reply #7 - Mar 1st, 2010 at 9:02pm
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Still in aussie for 3-4 weeks then will be back in canterbury.
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #8 - Mar 1st, 2010 at 9:04pm
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When you're back in Canterbury drop in to Ilam Toyota and catch up with me and Stevo (270moss)
I'm sure either of us could check out a truck for you if you need Wink
  
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Reply #9 - Mar 1st, 2010 at 10:29pm
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Thanks mate I might just take you up on that.  Smiley
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #10 - Mar 1st, 2010 at 10:29pm
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i'm not all that up on the hiluxs for that year but it sounds like your getting the hilux mixed with the surf.
hilux i think was still manual hubs but surfs run ADD system. it connects/disconnects inside the front diff. no centre diff.
prado has centre diff which makes it full time 4x4.

KZN185 is a surf not a hilux.
  
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Reply #11 - Mar 1st, 2010 at 10:46pm
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I think there is a hilux sr5 and a surf/4 runner sr5 is that right? Im interested in the hilux sr5 hopefully not a surf!
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #12 - Mar 1st, 2010 at 11:05pm
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don't get to hung up on names.
i've seen a hilux surf landcruiser before.
SR5 is typically the top spec of the range. ie all the flash trimmings.
but it doesn't always mean a non-SR5 is less. especially has we get so many imports from various countries, different countries can have different labels for the different spec hiluxs.
unfortunately names get thrown on everything and anything, it can be confusing as hell.
  
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Reply #13 - Mar 1st, 2010 at 11:31pm
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hehe youre not wrong  Wink
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #14 - Mar 2nd, 2010 at 7:43am
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good thread mate, im am looking to get/spend the same later this year.

Tweake and cambo do you have a list of sorts of things to look for when buying a second hand hilux 1999-2004 mate.
If you have any ideas that would be awsome.

Sorry for the hijack  Wink
  
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