FollowupID: 670212 Submitted:
Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 14:51
My first Rodeo was a 2000 TF, single cab with pick up body. Right from new had a tuff lid on the ute so never had the tailgate catch the wind.
Subsequent Rodeo's , '03 and a '05 are both space cabs., with tuff lids too. Never used canopies.
The TF, I did only 80000 before trading it, still on original tyres. Nothing wrong with it except single cab was too tiny.
Comparing the TF (or R9) to the RA's, the TF wuz quicker out of the blocks, able to accelerate to 110km/h reasonably quickly, but the 2.8 would be doing 3100rpm for 110km/h. The RA's are slower out of the blocks, but would overtake the TF somewhere about the 80km/h on there wat to 110km/h.
The older of the RA's, I have replaced the original tyres with STT at 225 wide, as they were the closest that matched the dia of the original 245's fitted.
B4 4WD's when I had the VB commodore, had a 9" fitted with 2.75 open centre diff. Great till you pointed it uphill, was too overdriven and would require a change down from 5th to 4th. Not too long after the 2.75 was replaced with 3.00LSD which is close to the original 3.08, and much better.
I am now very wary about doing things which can effect the final drive ratio, hence I stick now with tyres that have a dia matching the original fitted.