New Hilux 2.8l diesel.

Submitted: Monday, Mar 14, 2016 at 17:44
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My brother just purchased a new dual cab Hilux with the 2.8l and six speed auto, and is over the moon with it!, mainly because finally they have a motor that displays a lot of torque around the 1600- 1800rpm, so maybe the start of no more screaming smaller diesels to try and get that bit more power!, The day they get a v8 petrol with big low down torque figues and low revs will certainly get me interested. That's Toyota I mean!.

Cheers Axle.

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Reply By: pop2jocem - Monday, Mar 14, 2016 at 23:04

Monday, Mar 14, 2016 at 23:04

The latest Hilux is certainly one I will be running the tape over in the not too distant future as a candidate to replace my aging beast. I was having a look at the specs Toyota list in their e-catalogue for the 2.8 diesel and 6 speed auto. I may again have missed the bleedingly obvious, but I didn't notice any reference to the low range ratios in amongst all the other numbers. I am assuming this new version does possess a low range.

As far as Mr Toyota having a V8 petrol with what on paper looks like a pretty good helping of KWs and torque I would think the Tundra should meet that criteria. Something like 280 kw and 550 Nm's should do the trick. Apparently their 5.7 lt V8 delivers figures like that.
I was talking to a guy in Walpole (WA south coastal town) a couple of years ago that had one. It was an import from North America that had been locally converted to RH drive.
No idea if there is a locally factory RH drive model available though.

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Follow Up By: Injected - Monday, Mar 14, 2016 at 23:42

Monday, Mar 14, 2016 at 23:42
The Tundras are available through you local Toyota Dealership in RH drive.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 02:21

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 02:21
are you sure? They dont list them and this is the review from Carsales

"But you won't find the Toyota HiLux's bigger brother at a Toyota dealer. The US-only model has come to Australia via Queensland-based right-hand-drive conversion specialists Performax, who've been moving steering wheels from left to right for 25 years."
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 11:52

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 11:52
I presume that he test drove all the others in the class before making his decision. Friend was in the same position ,needing a replacement for an aging Hilux. His choice was a 3.2Ranger, said it ticked more boxes for him than any of the others currently available.

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Follow Up By: Member - mark D18 - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 18:16

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 18:16
I would buy the Hilux .
Resale value and reliability are the big factors.
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Follow Up By: Stephen F2 - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 23:18

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 23:18
Mark D18 go for it.Proven and tested over time and any decent mechanic anywhere in Oz can work on them if needed.In Thailand Hilux is top seller 2nd is Dmax not many buy the other makes.My wife Thai, actually lives near Toyota factory..
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Reply By: Ron N - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 13:49

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 13:49
I'm having a lot of trouble trying to get my mind around a 2.8L, 4 cyl diesel, being as capable as a 4.2L, 6 cyl diesel, for towing ability and for long term life.

Regardless of the technological advances and improvements in engine design, this line all the manufacturers are following - of ever-decreasing engine sizes - is not something that sits well with me.

Call me a dinosaur, call me an old out-of-touch fart - but I still believe in the racers old adage that there's no substitute for cubic inches (or multiple litres).

As for the best 4WD - my middle nephew has traded his Cummins-powered Silverado on a petrol V8 Raptor.

He's owned most of the big "Yank Tanks" in the last few years, from the F350 through to the Raptor - and he's also chewed through Saharas and every model Landcruiser made - and he reckons the Raptor absolutely takes the cake, for the nicest handling, most driveable, most capable 4WD you could imagine. He's still got a Sahara for his wifes shopping trolley, of course! LOL

He has two bulldozers on full-time hire as primary fire-fighting dozers to DPAW - and he calls in up to around 20 more machines when a big fire is on.

He was on the front line with the recent big Waroona and Yarloop fires, and the Raptor was put to the test, following freshly-cut fire-containment lines through the Darling Range. Some of those firebreaks are ROUGH!

He has to get into the dozers to do operator shift changeovers, because they work around the clock when a fire is on.

He reckons the Raptor has performed faultessly all through, and it's off-road credentials are superb.

I personally find it hard to believe, that Ford could actually produce something as good as he reckons the Raptor is - but apparently Ford have a dedicated dept setting up the best in off-road suspension, wheels, brakes, and every other handling development imaginable - and they have put all their knowledge from all the desert racing that Ford have ever been involved in, into the Raptor.

The only gripes he's got is the thirst of the 6.2L V8 - and the purchase cost! ($170,000!). Fortunately, money is no real concern to him - he buys what he wants when he wants it! - and the huge fuel bill is just a great big tax deduction for him! LOL

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: garrycol - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 19:39

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 19:39
Why does Toyota make such dog ugly cars these days?

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Follow Up By: Stephen F2 - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 23:11

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 23:11
Because the guy that designed ugly Fords VWs and Nissans got the job at Toyota ...
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