Hilux - Free Wheeling or Not?

Submitted: Monday, May 19, 2003 at 10:31
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I'm looking at purchasing a new Hilux, but am debating the benefits of the traditional free wheeling hubs on the standard dual cab, or the fixed hubs on the SR5 model. Having previously owned a 2.4D back in the early nineties, I'm wary of potential excessive wear, noise or fuel consumption. Whadda ya reckon?
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (WA) - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 11:51

Monday, May 19, 2003 at 11:51
Paddy,

If you want the SR5, go that option and put after-market free-wheeling hubs on - about $300 - $400 I think.Cheers, Jim

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Follow Up By: Paddy - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 13:04

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 13:04
Thanks Jim,

What are the disadvantages and advantages of free wheeling versus the fixed hubs?

Regards, Patrick
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Follow Up By: Member - Jimbo (WA) - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 13:17

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 13:17
Patrick,

I am from the "mechanical nincompoopus" family - so rather than re-explain things that have been told to me I will direct you towards people who know what they are talking about.

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Check out the above link and you will see what i have found out so far. That forum is, like this one, full of very knowledgable people. Ask on there as well as here and I am sure you will get sorted out.Cheers, Jim

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