Whats the hilux like

Submitted: Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:49
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What about a toyota hilux dual cab in the 3.0 litre turbo diesel, is it gutsy enough to tow a 17 foot caravan, specs from the toyota homepage qoute 85 kw and 280nm or thereabouts torque, isn't this a bit light on for a diesel where I've got heaps of heavy work to do. Full on four wheel driving ability needed too - any comments please
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Reply By: busysteve - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 11:40

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 11:40
A work mate of mine had a hilux 3litre (not turboed) and he found it had pleanty of power but a bit quirsty. but with a turbo it probly be a lot better with power and ecom
cia steve
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Reply By: marklynn - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 12:13

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 12:13
Narvar is a better bet.......110 kw & about 8k cheaper
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Follow Up By: marklynn - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 12:14

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 12:14
Sorry should read Narvara
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Reply By: Wil - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 17:10

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 17:10
Hi Paull
Got a message from LCOOL today that a new 3LTR Common rail TD is coming. 125ish KW & 350ish Nm Torque from memory. Pay to see if you can wait for that, otherwise go with Navara.. :)

Wilson
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Reply By: Jimbo (WA) - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 21:33

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 21:33
Just to correct your figures there, paul - 85 kw and 315 nm (not 280).

Has heaps of guts for me, particularly low down torque for off roading - but I haven't towed anything as heavy as a 17 foot caravan.

My car in standard trim weighs in at 2430 kg, and I regularly tow a ski boat and trailer with no noticeable effect (except for fuel economy, naturally)]

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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 22:56

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 22:56
For anything serious off-road the rear leaf springs will let you down.
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Follow Up By: PAULL - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 09:15

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 09:15
Thanks to all replies , I'll keep investigating
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Follow Up By: floyd - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 16:01

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 16:01
This comment is based on what?????
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Follow Up By: Shaun - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 13:11

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 13:11
Whats the problem with the rear leaves? mines done almost 100K, albeit not all off road, but I do tow an off road trailer and have had no probs. explain your comment pls.
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Reply By: steve - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 19:56

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 19:56
Had one of them for 20,000k's last year, and towed plenty of boats and our camper trailer no problem, but have driven others that were slugs. Replaced it with a new prado t/d and don't think it goes as well as the hilux did.
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