Toyota had the brilliant idea of fitting four wheel drive to a two wheel drive ute - the Hilux. The result looked tall and spindly but it was comfortable, good value for money and quite capable in the bush. Other Japanese manufacturers followed suit and the results were economical alternatives to the "heavy-weight" Toyota LandCruiser, Nissan Patrol and Land Rover.
1988 Toyota 4Runner,
2.2 petrol/gas, 30" Desert Duelers on 15" alloy
speedy rims with standard hight clearance. It was taken in
Toolangi State Forest,
Victoria (located about 50km north east of Melbourne)
[which] has one of the hardest tracks I have ever seen -
1988 SR5 has the V6 engine
and all the factory options.
1987 Toyota Hilux xtra cab (white). The xtra cab gives
a bit of extra room for valuables,
luaggage, tools etc behind the front seats.
1985 Hilux on 44 inch tyres (left)
- David Havenda [4/'00]
Toyota Hilux (right), petrol, mild lift, twin shocks
front & rear, standard running gear except for an
electric fan. It also has 31x10.5x15 Dunlop mud rovers fitted.
This is an awesome truck-has taken me to some
amazing places-and has caused me endless fun and adrenalin!
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Erick's 1982 Toyota (left) has a Weber Carb, 5.29 gears,
Detroit Locker in the rear, Smittybuilt Bumpers, Rancho
4" suspension lift, 33" BFGs, Warn Locking Hubs,
and some minor body customizing on the left front quarter-panel
by a certain large rock up in Reddington Pass in
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