Toyota TRD Hilux, Modified.
Hilux’s are common in Australia and are a common choice for work and
play. This Hilux however is not very common and it's not due to the mods. It’s
due to being 1 of only 2000 TRD Hilux’s ever made in the N70 variant.
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Clayden has setup up this supercharged rig as a weekend warrior/toy.
Play and camping. It was an awesome sight to see this supercharged Hilux
speeding up the sand dunes and tearing across the sand.
As far as the mods go the TRD Hilux is fitted out with a lot of protection
with a lot of well-made DIY fabrication and strengthen drive-line with re-geared diffs to help roll the 33’s around.
All in all a pretty cool supercharged petrol RIG. Check out the video
for more details.
(NOTE* modded details below):
Make model: 2009 TRD Hilux 4000SL
Engine: 1GRFE supercharged
Drive train: 5 speed auto
Suspension: IFS and solid axle leaf
Clayden’s mod list
for this TRD Hilux:
2.5 inch cat back
Front and rear
Diffs re-geared to
transmission by wholesale autos
Extreme valve body
by wholesale autos
DBA 4x4 survival
Slotted brake rotors
lock up on demand switch
Hard wired winch
controlled by redarc smart solenoid
Diode in alt sense
wiring to overcome smart alternator
Pioneer head unit
JVC 4 channel
Defi gauges in
pillar mount pod (trans temp & boost)
Light force XGT hid
converted spot lights
Vision x led rock
Vision x led roof
Vision x tyre mount
Comms & GPS:
TX3600 two way
I-pad mini with HEMA installed
MRR shocks and struts set at 4 inch
rides diff relocation
Thompson 16x8 neg 22 offset wheels
Kumho KL71 tyres
Bar work and exterior mods:
Jungle fender flares
Quarter chop and rear bar with jerry can and
Ally rack custom built over ute tub using 100
Custom built rock sliders
Ironman deluxe bulbar with winch and chopped
Ironman bash plates modified to suit diff drop
High lift jack and shovel mount on side of
Ironman 2.5x3m awning with LED strip lighting
Back of the wagon/ute:
Rhino plastic case for camp/recovery gear
Raptor u-pol spray in liner
Anderson power plug
Custom made fridge tie down points (if I have
decided to carry passengers)
8000kg ironman snatch strap
12000kg ironman winch extension
Ironman snatch block
Ironman 12000kg tree trunk protector
5 rated bow shackles
Long handled shovel
Clayden’s top 3
trips in the TRD Hilux:
- . Pemberton/Black
- . Harvey/Brunswick area
- . Cervantes/
Unstoppable moment in the vehicle:
As simple as just after I have the lockers and
regear done being able just to crawl over everything and not beating up on the
car so much definitely made me feel unstoppable.
Most scary situation in the TDR Hilux:
Was just after I bought the car 5 years ago in
I was playing around in the dunes, came over one thinking they kept
going, but this one ended up a massive drop to the shrubs.
In short the car came
very close to rolling sideways down it as inexperienced me tried to avoid it
with a heap of steering input instead of just getting of the gas and the sand
started to fall away under the front, I brought myself to a stop when I realised
what was about to happen and any movement I made I started to slip further down.
Tried just a simple snatch, broth my brother GQ ute but as I was on a downhill
and he was heading up he couldn’t get the traction in the sand.
Ended up having
to link 3 straps so he could have a downhill crack at it which worked a treat
and nothing broken except for a bit of a damaged ego.
Clayden's modification tips:
If starting out with a stock car as I did, I
would still do lift, tyres and some bar work first then lockers, winch and snorkel.
Lockers are an expensive thing to do but worth every cent in my opinion.
you have an auto a separate trans cooler is good cheap insurance as one thing
autos hate is heat, I also separated mine from the standard radiator cooler as I
didn’t want coolant anywhere near my trans oil as I spent a lot of money having
it built stronger after blowing the first one up.
Things to lookout for
with this model TRD Hilux:
Basically the same as any
other hilux just keep supercharger maintenance up to date like oil and bearing
changes as the supercharger has its own oil.
If lifting these vehicles more
than 2 inches invest money in a diff relocation as if you are heavy on the throttle
you will eat cv joints, on that note learn throttle control fast because if
you’re on the gas at the wrong times the wheel speeds and torque they
produce will munch driveline components.
Top 3 tips with the TRD Hilux:
1. If you want fuel economy
don’t buy one LOL
2. Drive with window down the blower noise is
not to do too many burnouts, as they have the ability to leave lines through
The Modified Video.
to the following people for helping with my Build
brother Morgan Greasley and mate Kris Jaeschke always down to drink beers and
lend a hand on the welder and tools
Adam Senior built my diffs
https://www.facebook.com/Autofix-Mechanical-Repairs-AMR-4x4-679843815418488 - Nathan Ditchburn my parts supplier
https://www.facebook.com/moonlightcustomfabricationandwelding/ - Tyrone made me up my snorkel
Apr 14, 21 01:29 AM
A 4x4 adventure to Steep Point, the westernmost point of Australia and that alone makes it worth traveling to. The sense of achievement getting to the westernmost point is rewarding...
Apr 14, 21 12:11 AM
The Hilux is the people’s vehicle. New owners will be looking to make improvements, and hopefully this Hilux will be an inspiring starting point...
Apr 13, 21 12:21 AM
4wd vs Awd (Best of both worlds).
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