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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #15 - Mar 2nd, 2010 at 2:01pm
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No worries  Wink its all good info.
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #16 - Mar 2nd, 2010 at 7:09pm
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I don't know what I was thinking Embarrassed
The front auto hubs are vacuum activated on the front diff.
The actuator on the transfer is to get 4wd (Button on the lever). Then the lever is used to get high or low ratio.
Still not a problem though.

There is a NZ new 4runner SR5 model, almost the same as a surf.
Didn't come out with a 3L turbo, only 2.8 diesel and 3L V6 petrol.

Like any vehicle it's worth getting it checked out properly.
There's not a lot of things to look for on the Hilux,
(but a few things that I can think of at the moment....)
For a diesel get leak down and comp tests done,
Make sure servicing has been regular,
Replace glow plugs (on a 1KZ engine) if it's done a few k's,
Check LSD is ok,

I'll add more things as I think of them... Wink


  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #17 - Mar 2nd, 2010 at 7:34pm
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Cambo wrote on Mar 2nd, 2010 at 7:09pm:
There is a NZ new 4runner SR5 model, almost the same as a surf.

thats cause it is a surf. 4runners are the bottom spec surf tho usually with higher spec trim and exported to various markets.

i don't know much on the hiluxs (more of a navara person) but usual things should apply. engine condition, clutch etc. check that 4wd selector works (many have never been in 4wd before and sometimes 4wd won't work). toyota LSD are fairly weak so check it still works at all.
  
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Reply #18 - Mar 3rd, 2010 at 5:49pm
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I drive a 2001 Hilux D/C 4x4 3L non-turbo. I have driven several turbo ones of about the same era as well. Off road, mine is absolutely fine, I think as good as the turbo models. On road, a bit gutless if towing or big hills. Would love a turbo at those times.
Good luck finding a reasonably priced one without 250+ kms on the clock..........
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Reply #19 - Mar 4th, 2010 at 8:35am
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how many km's is too much on a hilux of that time, 99-04?
  
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Reply #20 - Mar 4th, 2010 at 12:09pm
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As long as the servicing was done correctly and regularly, and it was treated well, who knows? There are a lot of Hilux's around with 500+ on them.
  
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Reply #21 - Mar 4th, 2010 at 9:35pm
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i currently have a 04 hilux nz new 3l non turbo, i paid 30grand and it had 30000ks on the clock when i brought it, the sr5 model had a turbo all electrics, carpets, etc etc but was 9 grand dearer and had over double the kms too (there were several to choose from)  mines got vinal floor and door trims so no worries about a few bourbys gettin spilled in the bumpy stuff no dramas about muddy boots after bein stuck in the mud after too many bourbys and sweet as when ya stuck in the river at 3am Grin i put vinal seat covers on too so a bit of blood on ya shirts all good too. pulls well on hill, goes well on the open road looses a bit on the hills when overloaded with gear but not bad, all in all a great truck save ya money and buy a tidier truck with less kms and get a real hunting wagon Cool
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #22 - Mar 6th, 2010 at 9:03pm
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I've got a 1999 non turbo d/cab that i've owned for bout 5 years now, bought it at 180k now its just about to hit 290k.

It's had a hard life, the last owner was a cocky that's not too gentle with his trucks (but is good at maintaining them) and I've treated it much the same.

I've had no problems with it at all, I service it every 5k now the k's are up there other than that i've done the timing belt and water pump.

The non turbos are gutless on road if you run bigger tyres on them though, I've got 32's on mine and its a real chore passing or on hills.

Offroad with the bigger tyres you will find yourself dropping into lowbox more than you normally would.


  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #23 - Mar 7th, 2010 at 7:56am
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How much would it cost to put  a turbo on a non turbo hilux (same turbo as the SR5).  Huh
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #24 - Mar 7th, 2010 at 8:53am
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There is a good Safari kit, that cost quite a bit though.
ARB sell them I think. The Safari kits are good though. Worth the money.
There are other kits available too though but I haven't had anything to do with them.

There is a bit more to it than throwing on a turb and going for it though. That's why it'll be better to get a kit.

http://www.turbocare.co.nz/light-commercial
These guys are here in CHCH and they know their stuff. We deal with them through work and have found them to be VERY good.

here's a few others that do kits.....
http://www.airpowersystems.com/safari/product_list.html#turbo
http://www.dtsturbo.com.au/toyota%203l.html
http://www.turboglide.com.au/turbochargers/3ltrhilux.htm
http://www.axtturbo.com.au/Turbos.html
http://www.capa.com.au/turbo_kits_diesel.htm
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #25 - Mar 7th, 2010 at 11:11am
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thanks cambo ill get reading.  Wink
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #26 - Mar 7th, 2010 at 2:43pm
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hey matey just got a 94 hilux 2.8 turbo it is absaloutly faultless even better being solid beam front verry capible off road i got mine for hunting fishing and some pretty tough 4wdn and it has never let me down or been stuck and there pretty solid if you do happen to crash or roll.
thatd be my pick ive had 3 toyota 4wds now and ill never get any thing different
  
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Reply #27 - Mar 7th, 2010 at 9:02pm
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Thanks everyone for the great info  Grin Im sizing up an SR5 on trademe.
Would be as happy with a straight hilux if I could find one with few enough kms like someone else said.
Hopefully the budget will stretch.
  
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Reply #28 - Mar 7th, 2010 at 11:35pm
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #29 - Mar 8th, 2010 at 12:09am
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