Dualcab Landcruiser

Submitted: Monday, May 07, 2012 at 19:37
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I just heard that Toyota are bringing out a dualcab Landcruiser. With all the conversions around its about time they made a factory model. It will be interesting to see how the sales of Hilux and the like dualcabs go!

Tony.
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Reply By: Member - reggy 2 (VIC) - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 19:50

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 19:50
Hi tonysmc

An extra cab would suit me fine just to have a bit more space inside cab
Don't like our chances though
Maybe fleet owners only
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Follow Up By: Pouchey - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 20:15

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 20:15
link attached fellas

Landcruiser dualcab
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 10:11

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 10:11
Spending a few weeks in Wickham (just a bit further than Karratha) with my son and family. He works for Rio Tinto and as you can imagine, with all the expansion projects going on up here, the town is alive with company and contractor vehicles. We were just walking out of the little shopping centre when I saw a 70 series dual cab pulling out of the carpark, yes, the latest V8 diesel. I couldn't get a close enough look to find out if it was an after market conversion or a factory jobby. There are a few extended cabs running around but this was definitely a 4 door. I will keep an eye out and see if I can get a closer look if it shows up again.

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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 20:51

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 20:51
I am holding on to my current dual cab Hilux waiting for this configuration to arrive. I think it will be a winner
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Follow Up By: Member - Justin O (QLD) - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:11

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:11
Too right! Holding on to my Hi Lux DC as well.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:22

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:22
It's available in other countries already. Just a matter of pushing the right buttons on the big Toyota computer and it's here.

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They also make a V8 Shorty for other markets. Now who wouldn't want one of them?

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How about a 6 wheeler?

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:36

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:36
I think I recall reading that the dual pic you have shown is an aftermarket conversion???

The rear axle sits a fair bit forward on that one, I like the set out of the one in the news link above better for weight distribution
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Reply By: Jeff P - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:25

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:25
I wonder if the alternator will still be mounted down in the belly where it can filter all the mud and water!
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 06:17

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 06:17
Jeeeez didn't know it was so wide spread...... so every one has this problem of alternators failing?

Different story on the Lcool forum, seems many have heard about it but has never had it happen to them!

Suppose like every 200 series using oil, faulty injectors, this falling of then.... that breaking..

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Follow Up By: Axle - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 10:43

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 10:43
More busted Chassis for Toyo!!, Fancy trying to carry and tow a reasonable load with that dual cab...Their never Gunna learn!,way to much overhang,!..nice looking units, don't allow tow bars on them.



Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:25

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:25
You might be holding onto your Hiluxes a bit longer still, when you see the pricing of the Landcruiser dual cab. I think it's called "sticker shock".

Cheers - Ron.
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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:28

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:28
Gone Bush - Are my eyes deceiving me, or does that Cruiser 6 wheeler have a driven rearmost axle, with the lazy axle in front?? Seems a bit odd to me, and the reverse of all our 6 wheeler setups here.

Cheers - Ron.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:34

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:34
There certainly seems to be a diff there. Might be one in the next axle too, a real 6 wheel drive??

I don't know. They are photos I've picked up while trawling the net.

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Follow Up By: Ron N - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:44

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:44
If the leading axle on the rear was driven, it would have a large fully floating axle hub poking through the centre of the wheel. The rearmost axle has the fully floating axle hub, but the leading axle on the rear has a non-protruding plain hub, that indicates it's just a lazy axle.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:47

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 21:47
As you can tell: I'm not a mechanic....

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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 06:34

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 06:34
I wonder how they get the driveshaft to go past the front lazy axle. Bob



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Reply By: olcoolone - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 06:18

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 06:18
I don't think it will affect the sales of the Hilux dual cabs at all and the Hilux is a total different beast.... comfortable, quiet, refined whereby the 70 series.....
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Reply By: MAVERICK(WA) - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 19:39

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 19:39
There have been at least 20 running around the place for the last few months - also have had fleet days. Mainly out in the Pilbara and Kimberley and through central NT though I understand a couple went for a run into FNQ (and rumour is that 1 got very very wet on the inside doing a creek crossing). I also believe there is a cover or something similar to try and do something with the alternator. There has also been a fair bit of work done on "mine packs" to try and sort out the chassis and corrosion problems with the engine and running gear. The problem is that when they stuff up the mine sites don't really care as they just ditch them and get new ones. There are Sth African 1HZs arriving but they are not licenced and are destroyed after their mine work finishes.
There is another problem arising in that some mine sites are requiring 5 star safety ratings on the vehicles on their sites - once this is adopted then we may see a whole lot of different vehicles being used.
When/if the 70 dualcab arrives and when/if they become available don't expect too much change out of $80,000.00 for you and me.
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Reply By: coonick - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 21:49

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 21:49
Ugly as sin and waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy over priced for any normal person. As
are all toyota 4wds.......
Why doesnt toyota bring that V8 they make and sell in the USA ?????
The Tundra ????? that too is ugly as sin though....
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Follow Up By: Member - Wamuranman - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 07:51

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 07:51
Brand new Tundras (2012 models) are available from Performax International at Gympie for about $120,000.
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Reply By: jacent - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 08:12

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 08:12
Ive seen alot getting around kalgoorlie, but they look as if they have got the 4 door cruiser and chopped the arse off it and added a steel tray!
the short wheel base would be a bit of a pocket rocket!!
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 10:25

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 10:25
Like these ones:

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Reply By: snow - Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 21:13

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 21:13
We had a couple converted at early 2011 which included a stretch and axle relocation from memory. End result was circa 110k.
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Reply By: The Landy - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 18:15

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 18:15
Local Toyota suggesting they will (should) be available from around September 2012 onwards with approximately three month order period. Pricing won’t be known till about a week prior to Australian release, but indications probably have it $65/68K.

I’d be interested to take a look when they arrive...might have an interest!

Good weekend to all...
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