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BadboyGP
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Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:18 am
Town: Midrand
Vehicle: Hilux D4D3.0 Raider DC 4x2
Real Name: Dineshen

Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:25 pm

Good day all,

I just acquired a 2008 D4D 3.0 DC 4x2 Hilux yesterday. I must admit being a VW person, I love this bakkie! It has 174,000km with FSH by Toyota and she feels brand new. Current vehicles I own include an 89 MK2 Gti(16vt), Volkswagen CC 2.0T DSG.

Look forward to learning more about the Hilux and any possible issues/preventative maintenance I should look out for.
BadboyGP
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Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:26 pm

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FIRSTGEER
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Posts: 1485
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:00 am
Town: King WilliamsTown
Vehicle: 2,5 D4D Singlr Cab 4X4 Full OME suspension. snorkel.GMA aftermarket bullbar.
Real Name: Tony Geer
Club VHF Licence: HC 109

Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:29 pm

Welcome to the forum and I am sure you wiLl really enjoy your hilux.At that mileage the engine has just been RUN IN.
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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

Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:36 pm

Welcome and congrats on the good choice :thumbup: :thumbup:
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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

Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:20 pm

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

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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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Thunder02
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Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:53 pm
Town: East Rand
Vehicle: IFS Hilux
Real Name: Neil
Club VHF Licence: HC105
Location: 4x4 Direct Boksburg
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Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:40 pm

Welcome, you will not disappointed with your choice :thumbup:
Not all those who wander are lost!

Scout motto:be prepared....
www.4x4direct.co.za
Email: boksburg@4x4direct.co.za
IFS is like a swambo, soft, sexy and expensive!
BadboyGP
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Posts: 55
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:18 am
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Vehicle: Hilux D4D3.0 Raider DC 4x2
Real Name: Dineshen

Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:50 pm

Thanks guys.
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Haboob
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Town: King Williams Town
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Real Name: Edge
Club VHF Licence: HC129

Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:01 pm

Welcome Dineshen, Good Choice, Nice Hilux...
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Masekind
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Town: Lichtenburg
Vehicle: 2005 Hilux 4x4 v6, LR tank, ARB Bumper. (iJzer)
Real Name: Drikus
Location: Lichtenburg

Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:12 pm

Baie welkom
If you don’t build your dreams someone else will hire you to build there’s
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Sebata
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Town: Cosmo City
Vehicle: '06 Hilux 4.0l V6 auto 4x4, Iron-Man front bumper, Ali3n Rock-sliders, Old man Suspention, Snokel, 31" Pireli Scorpion Muds
Real Name: Tau
Club VHF Licence: X125

Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:23 pm

:mexwave: :mexwave:
Tau Sello
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Obelix and Dogmatix
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Vehicle: HILUX 4.0 V6 4x4 named Obelix, donated to some clown, HILUX 4.0 V6 4x4 named Obelix II Onca front and rear Amade extreme Suspension and under water breathing apparatus
Real Name: Quentin
Location: Allens Nek

Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:07 pm

you may aswell sell the other two as they will just rust away now.

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Hangover
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Town: Deneysville
Vehicle: '76 FJ45 , '13 3.0 D4D Hilux
Real Name: Stef

Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:12 am

Welcome!!! You will in time be cured of your VW addiction driving a lux!!
Hangover(A.K.A die speelding)
1976 FJ45 4x4
1UZ-FE 4.0vvti
2" OME Suspension lift
1.5" Shackle lift
35" Geo MT's
Custom Bullbar
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York OBA
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2013 3.0D-4D 4x4 Hilux Dakar
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dalkill
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Town: Cape TOwn
Vehicle: 2007 3.0 d4d DC 4x4
Real Name: Shaakir

Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:57 am

Welcome to the light, Dineshen

Once you go lux, you don't go bux :lol:
2007 d4d 3.0 D/C 4x4 (Mar 2016 - current) (Buraaq V)
2003 Isuzu KB300 tdi LX D/C 4x4 (May 2015 - Feb 2016) aka Buraaq IV
2000 hilux DC 2.7 4x4 (Jul 2011 - Sep 2012) aka Buraaq III
1999 RXI 20v (Nov 2009 - Jul 2011) aka Quicksilver
1990 hilux DC 2.2 4x4 (Jun 2008 - Jul 2011) aka Buraaq II
1997 corolla 160i GLE (Feb 2007 - Sep 2009) aka Green Goblin
1990 GLI twincam (still my fav rolla) (Oct 2005 - Mar 2007) aka Wit Blitz
Golf GTI 2.0 (temp insanity for 2months) (Jun 2005 - Aug 2005) aka A mistake
1993 hilux SC 2.2 4x4 (April 2003 - Sept 2005) aka Buraaq

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BadboyGP
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Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:18 am
Town: Midrand
Vehicle: Hilux D4D3.0 Raider DC 4x2
Real Name: Dineshen

Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:06 pm

So guys, last year I sold my my beloved Hilux with apart for the injector issues and clutch replacement gave me a faultless experience. I was hooked from the onset. It went to a good buddy of mine who pestered me for the vehicle, so technically she is still in the family.

On with the new, i was really looking for a 4x4 Hilux but then stumbled across a mint 4x2 Dakar with 50k on the clocks. I fell in love.
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BadboyGP
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Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:18 am
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Vehicle: Hilux D4D3.0 Raider DC 4x2
Real Name: Dineshen

Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:12 pm

I could not deal with the standard sound system so the first mod was a sound upgrade, all done at home.
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In went full sound deadening material, a pair of kicker 6.5 splits and co-axials in the rear. Full kicker wiring. Kicker 4 channel and a kicker mono ruining an 8inch L7 square sub behind rear seats.

Sounds amazing.



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BadboyGP
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BadboyGP
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:17 pm

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Mars
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Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: Toyota Hilux Dakar 2.8 GD-6 DC 4X4
Real Name: Marnus
Location: Pretoria Oos
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:19 am

Looks very impressive. Must sound a heck of a lot better than the standard system!
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pieta.swanepoel
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Town: Cape Town
Vehicle: Toyota Hilux SRX 2.5D-4D 4x4 SC
Real Name: Pieta

Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:03 am

If only Toyota had fitted a better radio to the Hilux, and we would have been a whole lot better off. I still want to replace mine and add some sound deadening in the doors
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BadboyGP
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Vehicle: Hilux D4D3.0 Raider DC 4x2
Real Name: Dineshen

Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:26 am

Mars wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:19 am
Looks very impressive. Must sound a heck of a lot better than the standard system!
Night and day mate
BadboyGP
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Vehicle: Hilux D4D3.0 Raider DC 4x2
Real Name: Dineshen

Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:27 am

pieta.swanepoel wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:03 am
If only Toyota had fitted a better radio to the Hilux, and we would have been a whole lot better off. I still want to replace mine and add some sound deadening in the doors
yes Radio is the weak point. The sound deadening really helps, also gives the doors a more solid German feel.
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