This is one awesome looking and well thought out D4D Hilux. Of course
having owned a highly modified Hilux myself I got a bit home sick while
checking out Brad’s rig.
Brad (AKA Chucky) joined us on one of our adventure trips in the
Brunswick area and really showed us what his D4D Hilux was capable of,
stopped it apart from some deep sloppy mud covered ruts but these would have
stopped most vehicles.
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Looking through Chucky’s Toyota Hilux it was clear it has been a
carefully thought out build and he is still not done yet!
He has been
off-roading for quite some time and has done everything from tough tracks to
long touring and everyone who has do as much as him would know that tweaking
and modding parts of the vehicle will never end… there is always room for
improvement and Brad had big plans for a custom tray on the rear of his SR5 Hilux.
Here is what Chucky has done to his D4D Hilux and his advice
when it comes to improving your Hilux.
Vehicles factory stats (NOTE* modded details below):
Toyota Hilux SR5 Dual Cab
Engine: 3.0L D4D
train: Manual 5 speed, IFS &
Rear Solid Axle (aftermarket F&R Lockers)
Front & Leaf Rear
Brad’s mod list for his
GTurbo Badboy 27psi, Front mount Intercooler, Modified Injector Pump +
Fuel System, 3 inch straight through Exhaust, Unichip Q+, Unichip Accelerator
Booster, Fuel/water separator, HPD catch can. Extras Bonnet/Hood Strut kit.
Front and rear ARB Diff Lockers, Custom HD Clutch, Diff breathers,
transfer case and gear box breathers.
Dual batteries with Redarc isolator.
Lightforce Genesis 50Watt HID’s, 40 inch dual row curved light bar, 15
inch LED bar on the rear.
GME 80ch UHF with front mounted GME antenna, GME handheld UHF, IPad mini
with Hema maps.
Dobinson Remote reservoir shocks, HD Front coils 4 inch lift front, Reset
rear leafs 2inch lift rear, Monster rides Bump-stops, Monster rides front diff
relocation kit (brackets).
Tires: 305/70/16 (approx. 33 inch) Khumo KL71’s. Rims: 16*8 zero off set
Mickey Thompson classic black 3’s
Bar work and exterior
Buds Customs Winch Bar, Buds Customs Rock Sliders, Rear Tub Quarter Chop
with Custom Rear Bar, Jungle Flares front and rear, ARB Bash Plates, Custom
flat Roof-rack with awning, Fishing rod holder, High lift jack, Maxtrax and
Shovel. Safari Snorkel.
Back of the Tub/Tray:
Open tub, future custom tray coming.
Outback Roof console, Auto metre Boost + EGT Gauges fixed in Pillar pod
& Black Duck seat covers.
Mean Mother Edge series Winch 9500lb with Dynema rope, Full winch and
snatching recovery kit including spare shackles.
Video of Brad's modified Hilux.
Unstoppable moment in
the SR5 Hilux:
Callcup Hill, towed another Lux (Hilux) up Callcup with rooster tails off
all 4 wheels.
Most scary situation
in the double cab SR5 Hilux:
Going down rutted slippery tracks
and one of the rear wheels lifts over a meter off the ground. Not a nice
all about clearance and traction. So top mods are lift, tyres and bulbar, these
three things can totally transform a vehicles capability,
Top 3 tips with:
1. CVS: With lifts 3 inch and more a good
diff drop is required to correct CV angles.
2. Lifts: any higher than 4 inch and you
will be limiting up travel, will look cool but won’t work well off-road.
3. CVS & Rack ends: Keep spares of
each of these as they’re the first to go with hard wheeling.
Links & Thanks:
Malaga Suspensions (Colin) for getting the suspension sorted and working great
on and off-road.
Peter at PJM
Performance for all the engine mods and servicing.
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