What modifications?

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 14:36
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Fairly new to the 4by game, and have recently bought myself a Toyota HiLux 3.4 SR5 that I'd like to play with a bit more!

On a trip out recently, I was suffering lack of grip mainly due to poor rear articulation (and maybe some dodgy wheel placement!) and wondered what the best answer was (and before anyone says buy a Patrol/Rodeo/Cruiser/Land Rover the HiLux is the ideal car for me for a whole host of reasons!) to improve this?

I want to avoid lifiting the car if possible as a) it woun't fit into my garage and b) I prefer the stability of the standard height. I've fitted 31" BFG A/T which have improved things a bit, but was wondering what the best mod. would be to improve the off-road performance?

Also as a side issue, does anybody have the GPS co-ordinates for the Slippery Rock track start up in the Wattagans?

Thanks!

Greg
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Reply By: fozzy - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 14:54

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 14:54
greg
personally m/t tyres(approx $300 a tyre) and diff locks(arb air lockers prob about 3000 front and rear at a guess) certainly would help or even just better suspension package (depending on what u have already)(not sure on hilux but approx 1000)
comes down to how much you like your toy and how much you can afford to throw at it
cheers fozzy
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 14:58

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 14:58
A rear air locker will give massive improvement, around $2000 with the required compressor or an auto unlocker at a cheaper price.
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Reply By: Utemad - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 17:35

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 17:35
"and before anyone says buy a Patrol/RODEO/Cruiser/Land Rover..."

Finally someone has realised the Rodeos off road dominance! WooHoo!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:05

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:05
Hahahahahahahahahahaha...........................!
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 23:38

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 23:38
wee haaa, I'll have to try and buy my old one back before the price triples.
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Reply By: udm - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 18:20

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 18:20
Greg, the south entrance of Slippery Rock rd. is at 33°02.465'S, 151°24.587'E and north at 33°00.127'S, 151°24.192'E, bBeen there, done that.

Ulises
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 18:51

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 18:51
Get some OME suspension for better handling both on and off road, then look at lockers.
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Follow Up By: BBails - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:16

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:16
did you find that the OME suspension improved the ride at all? My Hilux rides so hard it makes passengers seasick. Did you replace just the rear springs or the front t-bars as well?
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Reply By: greg_hilux - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 19:21

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 19:21
Thanks everyone! Much appreciated advice...
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 23:17

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 23:17
remove your sway bar for more wheel articulation
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