Toyota Hilux SR, Modified Episode 33:


The third Hilux but the second N170 Diesel Hilux featured to date on Modified. This one being the Toyota Hilux SR version, D4D Hilux

The main feature on this Toyota is the rear canopy which is yet another DIY master piece created by Mitch himself. A very simple and neat layout which many could learn from, the only thing missing as far as Mitch is concern are front and rear diff locks.

A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.

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Together we breakdown the vehicle in stages as always getting to the bottom of a few topics many Hilux owners would like to know i.e. how to fit 33’s and CV angles.




Vehicles specs (NOTE* modded details below):

Make model: Kun26r Toyota Hilux SR

Engine:  3l d4d

Drive train: Manual

Suspension:  4” monster rides lift, part-time 4x4, IFS & solid rear



Mitch’s mod list for his Toyota.

A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.

Engine:

  • HPD Front mount intercooler
  • 3” straight through exhaust 
  • Roo Systems 
  • ECU Remap 
  • HPD Oil catch can 
  • egr blank 
  • Windbooster throttle controller
  • Snorkel

Electric upgrades:  

  • Scan gauge 2
  • Redarc smart dual battery isolator
  • 3 guage pillar pod with redarc boost/egt, redarc Dual battery gauge, universal oil pressure gauge
  • Bogard turbo timer
  • Upgraded sound system
  • Custom switch panel
  • Arb reverse camera


Lights: 

  • 44” light bar on roof rack
  • 2x 4” 55w hid spotlights
  • 2x 7” 55w hid spotlights
  • 2x 18w led light blocks in bullbar
  • 2x 10w led reverse lights
  • led strip lights in awning and canopy


Comms & GPS: 

  • strike phone cradle with strike 7db antenna
  • GME TX3510 UHF with 6.6db GME antenna



Suspension and tyres:

  • 4” Monster Rides Recon suspension lift
  • superior engineering upper control arms
  • Monster rides diff drop kit
  • Sax rear leaf springs
  • 285/75/r16 Nitto Trail Grapplers
  • 16x8 gekko steel rims



Bar work and exterior mods:

  • Modified Xrox Bullbar
  • Custom rock slider/sidesteps
  • Monster rides bash plate to suit diff drop
  • 2” body lift
  • kut snake flares
  • rhino pioneer tradie roof rack
  • 79 series landcruiser bonnet scoop
  • Rhino rack sunseeker awning
  • Roo systems roof top tent


Back of the wagon/ute: 

  • Custom built canopy
  • weaco CFX65dz fridge on MSA drop down fridge slide
  • Redarc solar setup with 108w solar blanket
  • Custom built draws
  • Fusion marine stereo
  • ARB CKMTA12 twin air compressor with 9L air tank
  • 70L water tank with 4l/min pump
  • Space case for tools and recovery gear
Toyota Hilux SR, modified.
Toyota Hilux SR, modified.
Toyota Hilux SR, modified.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
Toyota Hilux SR, modified.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.
A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.

Recovery gear: 

  • 12,000lb dominator winch
  • Maxtrax mounted on the roof rack
  • Adventure kings tool kit
  • Hurcules recovery kit



Mitch’s top trip in the Toyota Hilux SR:

 Lane Poole Reserve.




Mitch’s modification tips: 

A Toyota Hilux SR in the sand dunes at Lancelin, Western Australia.

Do your research before you start a build and always have a plan in your head as well as on paper.

 

Things to lookout for with this model Toyota Hilux SR:

Injectors need replacing at about 150000kms and cv’s

 

Top 3 tips with the Hilux SR:

1.   Bar work

2.   Suspension lift

3.   3” Exhaust   


The Modification Video.


Thanks to the following people for helping with my:

Mitch Simpson for all the help with the build and mechanical side of things https://www.facebook.com/mitchell.simpson.7

And also ASteel PowderCoaters for the awesome Powder coating job on the tray and bull bar.  



Hilux Modification websites and forums:

http://www.newhilux.net/

https://www.facebook.com/HiluxOwnersClub/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ModifiedHiluxN70/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/618172514922136/


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