Hilux issues

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 16:38
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As posted previously , we had a Hilux with the top of the canopy 10 mm out at the top of the roof as to the messuremens at the bottom . Had a bit of a play today and tried to tighten up front bolts to see if it could help .

Once i released the rear bolts , I noticed that the tub lifted 3 to 4 mill of the chassis . I then tried to jack up the back of the tray to see if it changed the angle .

What did change the angle , was lifting the weight off the vehicle , By about 4 mm . So i jacked up the rear of the chassis from the rear bar and noticed a 6 mm flex at the cannopy roof to the vehicles roof. This shocked the hell out of me .

Why would the chassis flex , so much ? This vehicle has been fitted with heavy duity springs , rear bar , rear wheel carrier and long range tank . I have put it down to the height of the extras creating the flex to alter the roof to cannopy mesurements.

My Question now is , do all Hilux's flex so much ?

I am lost on this one .
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Reply By: member-Diamond(vic) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 18:28

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 18:28
OH WHAT A FEELING..........TOYOTA.
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Reply By: Leroy - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 19:09

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 19:09
I'm not surprised it moves around so much. My ol' Rodeo cab moved around so much on the chasis that the cab sills hit the sidesteps that were bolted to the chasis. Even a tinnie I had on racks the were bolted to the tub touched the roof of the cab. I reckon there was over 100mm clearance between the tinnie and the roof!

Leroy
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Reply By: GRAEME - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 20:53

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 20:53
10 mm is nothing. I never see any movement on the hilux but I once drove a rodeo and thought the tray was going to fall off it jumped around that much.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 21:20

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 21:20
that's why my tinnie on the tub mounted racks hit the roof lol!!!

Leroy
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 21:17

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 21:17
sad fact is that hiluxes arnt a patch on land cruisers, there is always some %# head mine manager trying to save money by gettin them instead of cruisers and it is false economy. We went through this a few years back and bent the P O S in half in under a week before we were given another cruiser and told to keep the duel cab hilux for what it was good for- ferrying visotors around
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Reply By: Chucky - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 22:32

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 22:32
I've been to canningtonmine in western Wld and they have banned hiluxs from the site. They call the rollux's.

So the company went and bought rodeos instead. Not happy Jan....

I really wanted a cruiser tray next to the 80 in the driveway.
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Reply By: Glenno - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 08:29

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 08:29
I hit a serious pot hole last year and the Hilux flexed so much that the canopy scratched the back of the Dual cab paint work. Thats probably lcose on 20mm shift.

But like others said, its not a patch on what the Rodeo's do.

Cheers,

Glenn.
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 18:02

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 18:02
I was shocked Glenn, If you told me about , before i saw it with my own eyes , i would have told you to go jump lol
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