A Hilux in Europistan.

Tell us a bit more about your Hilux (or other 4x4) and show off with some pictures.
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Burma Shave
High Range 2WD
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Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:26 pm
Town: Medernach
Vehicle: Hilux 3,0l D4D Double Cab
Real Name: Tom

Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:12 am

This is how my Hilux started in March 2013. Pics taken just a few hours after it had arrived at the Toyota dealership! A 3.0D-4D 171 (171 HP) 5 Speed Manual Double Cab.

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Thanks to the EU bureaucrats from Brussels our laws regarding "Builts" are insane. Tons of paperwork needed, a myriad of "technical controls" :surrender: Luckily I was able to register most of my transformations with the German "TüV", they are much more agreeable and helpful then the retards at our local Technical Inspection Center for Motor Vehicles.

More to come.

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Mr_B
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Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:38 pm
Town: Cape Town
Vehicle: Honda Jazz
Real Name: Bretton
Location: Brackenfell

Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:02 am

Awesome... that's a good looking beast!

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4x4BEES
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Posts: 3477
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:13 am
Town: Brackenfell
Vehicle: Hilux 4.0V6
Real Name: Kevin

Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:22 am

Congrats on your beaut. Love the color.

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Haboob
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Posts: 2408
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:57 pm
Town: King Williams Town
Vehicle: Hilux
Real Name: Edge
Club VHF Licence: HC129

Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:34 am

Welcome Tom and enjoy your Pride & Joy...
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HABOOB means "Dust Storm"

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Mud Dog
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Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:18 am
Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy
Club VHF Licence: HC103

Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:12 pm

Welcome aboard, Tom!! :thumbup:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

Burma Shave
High Range 2WD
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Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:26 pm
Town: Medernach
Vehicle: Hilux 3,0l D4D Double Cab
Real Name: Tom

Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:53 pm

Thanks everybody!!!

Burma Shave
High Range 2WD
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Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:26 pm
Town: Medernach
Vehicle: Hilux 3,0l D4D Double Cab
Real Name: Tom

Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:33 pm

The Lux in the Vosges Mountains in France, after the first two rounds of tampering...
First thing I did, last February, was to mount Rhino Rack heavy duty bars with an Overzone rooftent onto the cab and Rhino Rack heavy duty bars with an Alloy Tray on the hardtop.
In April I replaced the complete standard suspension with OME gear, raising the ride about 5 cm. I also put on a Rhino 4X4 Front Bumper and a T-Max 4.3 to., X-Power HEW 9500 winch.

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4x4BEES
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Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:13 am
Town: Brackenfell
Vehicle: Hilux 4.0V6
Real Name: Kevin

Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:04 am

Now THAT looks awesome.

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Pote
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Posts: 694
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:13 pm
Town: Hartbeespoort
Vehicle: Fortuner D4d 4x4 & VW Passat
Real Name: Johan
Club VHF Licence: X228

Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:31 am

Very welcome Tom, and your truck looks great.

I love the look of that Bumper...
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Mud Dog
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Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:18 am
Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy
Club VHF Licence: HC103

Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:24 am

Looking good!! :thumbup:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

Burma Shave
High Range 2WD
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Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:26 pm
Town: Medernach
Vehicle: Hilux 3,0l D4D Double Cab
Real Name: Tom

Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:45 am

In June I added Rasta 4X4 skid plates! They didn't even fit badly...they didn't fit at all :frustrated:
Blood sweat and tears! Every whole had to be re-drilled or widened!!! But on the plus side the Rasta 4X4 front plate fits well underneath the skid plate integrated into the Rhino 4X4 front bumper, so I just had to drill two additional holes. No cutting! So, all in all I am quite happy with the Rasta plates!


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Mud Dog
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Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy
Club VHF Licence: HC103

Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:24 am

Tom, are those plates steel or aluminium?

What you still need under there is CV boot protection. See this topic viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11798&p=131351&hili ... on#p131351

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When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

Burma Shave
High Range 2WD
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Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:26 pm
Town: Medernach
Vehicle: Hilux 3,0l D4D Double Cab
Real Name: Tom

Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:54 pm

@ Mud Dog:

The plates are 6mm aluminium.

Next step will be CV protections and rock sliders. I haven't decided yet which model of CV protectors I want to put on. But for the rock sliders I'm pretty sure I will go with the Front Runner. They don't take away any ground clearance but they seem to be very sturdy.

Burma Shave
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Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:26 pm
Town: Medernach
Vehicle: Hilux 3,0l D4D Double Cab
Real Name: Tom

Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:03 pm

Two weeks ago I changed the rear bumper for an AFN (That's a small company in Portugal that makes some quite nice 4X4 replacement parts). the AFN bumper has a spare wheel carrier and a jerry can holder.

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Burma Shave
High Range 2WD
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Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:26 pm
Town: Medernach
Vehicle: Hilux 3,0l D4D Double Cab
Real Name: Tom

Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:03 pm

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Burma Shave
High Range 2WD
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Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:26 pm
Town: Medernach
Vehicle: Hilux 3,0l D4D Double Cab
Real Name: Tom

Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:33 pm

The last change till now! I got rid of the Alpha E-type hardtop and replaced it with an Alucab. Now I only need to put the rooftent and the luggage tray back on and at the end of the month I can hit the road. "Tour de France en Hilux"

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Mud Dog
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Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:18 am
Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy
Club VHF Licence: HC103

Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:05 pm

Looks pretty neat, Tom! Enjoy! :thumbup:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

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