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Reply #30 - Mar 8th, 2010 at 12:27am
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Reply #31 - Mar 8th, 2010 at 7:07pm
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bit of info from carjam, its listed a being red and has been wound back 200,000km ! (100,000 when it was sold, twice. o how times have changed)
  
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Reply #32 - Mar 12th, 2010 at 8:50pm
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bit of info from carjam, its listed a being red and has been wound back 200,000km ! (100,000 when it was sold, twice. o how times have changed)


I suspect thats only the trayback. The front half, origins unknown Grin
  
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Reply #33 - Mar 18th, 2010 at 5:32pm
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If youre looking to own it for a long time, i would consider getting non turbo. my mechanic said GENERALLY turbo models will only do half the kms of non turbo just because the turbos work the engine so much harder. may be different for newer models though.
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #34 - Mar 18th, 2010 at 7:48pm
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you simply can't buy a late model diesel thats doesn't have a turbo.
older ones you can but they are lowered powered than the turbo version and use the SAME amount of fuel (approximately).

how many people do more than 400,000km's with one vehicle ?
  
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Reply #35 - Mar 18th, 2010 at 8:32pm
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tweake wrote on Mar 18th, 2010 at 7:48pm:
you simply can't buy a late model diesel thats doesn't have a turbo.
older ones you can but they are lowered powered than the turbo version and use the SAME amount of fuel (approximately).

how many people do more than 400,000km's with one vehicle ?


For the type of hilux he is considering you have the option, yes that is true not many people would  Grin
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #36 - Mar 18th, 2010 at 8:48pm
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Non turbo diesels can best be described as supremely gutless, dont do it if you can help it!

The mechanic who said that is an old timer stuck in timewarp, find a new mechanic.

Maintained modern diesels do last barring overheating or damage as long as serviced. Seen plenty of high mileage stuff still going strong. Mate has a Hyundai van done 480,000 km and still going well, never been apart. He is a courier. My Ford Courier turbo diesel I hvw had from new is just under 280,000km and engine is fine. Tight for a diesel and no smoke to speak of. Quality oil and factory filter changed 7 - 8,000km probably helps but I also dont pay much to have it done by a mate on his hoist.
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #37 - Mar 21st, 2010 at 8:43pm
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I just noticed that the add for that wee ripper of a truck has been changed Smiley

Now its more of a project truck for a keen 4wd club member lol

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=277669796

The Q/A  about the cd player is funny  Grin
  
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Reply #38 - Mar 21st, 2010 at 10:11pm
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #39 - Mar 22nd, 2010 at 8:36am
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Reply #40 - Mar 22nd, 2010 at 6:51pm
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I'm so tempted to log on and ask about the cd player, just to confirm once again if it has one or not  Cheesy


  
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Reply #41 - Mar 22nd, 2010 at 9:49pm
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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.




Straight 1990 beam front axle, SR5 2.8 standard diesel, 2 inch lift on the springs, long travel shocks, snorkel, limited slip dif just coming up on 166,000 km

Just to let you know they exist Tom, this one is mine there are a few like it going for around 10 k to 14 k Smiley

93 onwards you get the whimpy IFS front wheels, stay with a beam front axle for offroad if you don't like the 2.8 drop in a 3L trurbo later  Smiley
  

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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #42 - Mar 23rd, 2010 at 8:11am
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Solid unit thier shaun,  Cool
  
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Reply #43 - Apr 12th, 2010 at 6:37pm
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Well, I got all barred up about buying an SR5 for 30k plus, then found a good straight hilux 2002 with 108 000km on it for quite a bit cheaper so bought it! Very tidy hilux but it does have the girly front end - might have to tinker with the supension.
Got the mudchuckers on already.

Yes very nice hilux Shaun, yours looks like a goodie.
  
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Re: Hilux vs SR5
Reply #44 - Apr 13th, 2010 at 4:04pm
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Well, I got all barred up about buying an SR5 for 30k plus, then found a good straight hilux 2002 with 108 000km on it for quite a bit cheaper so bought it! Very tidy hilux but it does have the girly front end - might have to tinker with the supension.
Got the mudchuckers on already.

Yes very nice hilux Shaun, yours looks like a goodie.


Good stuff Ethos, low k's as well.

If you decide to spend some coin on it I'd recommend a locker first then a lift, or both if the budget allows but a locker will get you through stuff that a solid front axle hilux with no locker wont get through.

A 50mm suspension lift will mean you can run 32's or maybe 33's with some guard trimming.

Prepare for some lightening of the wallet once you head down the modifiying path though, trust me I know Undecided






  
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