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#26

Knightdog1975
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05 January 2022 09:44 pm

I haven’t seen a good hilux built after 96 lol.

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#27

aussiefarmer
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05 January 2022 09:53 pm

People spend thousands on lock up boxes and junk to hook on the back and even worse over length trays on dual cabs, I cannot understand why they don't spend another few thousand and move the rear axle back.
An engineer friend of mine was extending daul cab cruisers even toyota was sending people to him. It made them look tough as and like real work horses.


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#28

David-Karratha
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05 January 2022 10:07 pm

Thanks everyone

#29

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05 January 2022 10:24 pm

aussiefarmer wrote:

People spend thousands on lock up boxes and junk to hook on the back and even worse over length trays on dual cabs, I cannot understand why they don't spend another few thousand and move the rear axle back.
An engineer friend of mine was extending daul cab cruisers even toyota was sending people to him. It made them look tough as and like real work horses.

Can you get ahold of any pics?

#30

aussiefarmer
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05 January 2022 10:34 pm

Might take a few weeks but I should, he was putting about 300mm in them, I will see if I can get hold of him.


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#31

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06 January 2022 12:06 am

I drove across the Simpson desert from Dalhousie to Birdsville and saw a few broken dual cabs of all makes and models . Having a Toyota or a mazda didn’t make any difference as they all must be under engineered . It’s very common .

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#32

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06 January 2022 12:23 am

You would think spending 50k+ on a new duel cab ute , you should be able to put more than a toolbox in the back.... Or more than a dozen bricks in the trailer with a towbar rating of over 2.5 ton... Pass thank-you..

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#33

Diginit
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06 January 2022 07:55 am

Take out the vehicles fitted with air bags mounted to chassis points not designed to take load, the vehicles that have hit wash outs that drivers refuse to slow down for then the human factor of incorrect loading and massive over loading and the failure rate would drop considerably sad The pic of cruiser is a classic example, fit two spares which with carrier is probably over a 100kg in weight and fit it as far away from the rear axle as you possibly can. Then hang a two foot lever off the towbar so you can amplify the ball weight of the 3 tonne + that your towing off the scale and the owner stands scratching his head roll I know why it bent and i ain't no rocket scientist thumbsdown

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06 January 2022 07:56 am

The common denominator of the bent utes appear to be the fitment of airbags.
Poor distribution of load also a contributer.


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#35

Diginit
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06 January 2022 08:16 am

Redfin wrote:

The common denominator of the bent utes appear to be the fitment of airbags.
Poor distribution of load also a contributer.

Yep on a leaf spring rear you could give me a set free and I still wouldn't fit them. Coil suspension where bag mounts inside original suspension coil not so bad as your using the chassis point designed to take load.

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#36

Shep
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Yesterday 07:43 am

They are an ok highway car for midgets however both the new hiluxs we have at work needed new steering racks and front
driveshafts/CVS at the first service and having top control arms fall out isn’t uncommon.

It’s got me stuffed why people buy them

#37

David-Karratha
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Yesterday 10:44 pm

Thanks everyone for taking the time to respond. Opinions are pretty much what I expected. Lots of thoughtful replies & shared experiences.
I appreciate everyone of them.

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#38

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Yesterday 11:16 pm

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