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  2. Not required, doesn't burn oil or coolant. These engines are easily capable of over 350000 before a rebuild. It has no issues and most of my driving is on highways these days anyway.
  3. Hiro

    Different wheels and a bullbar on a 2011 Hilux

    Remember it isn't wheel-size that determines the change to the speedo, it is the total diameter of the wheel/tyre combo (normally when you upsize your wheels you go smaller on tyre sidewall so that the overall diameter is the same).
  4. KAA

    G'Day from Melbourne!

    Welcome to the forum Mitchell KAA
  5. Zr6 supercharged

    Trd cai pod filter

    Hi there i have sent you a message about this.
  6. Are you planning for an engine rebuild soon? 215000km is quite high. I would not use it for daily as traffic jam makes driving unenjoyable. My car is not daily driven as well, as I think I am wasting mileage on traffic jam. Especially spending a lot of time and effort to it.
  7. Alrighty another update. So the long weekend has now come and gone, most of it spent cleaning the car in preparation for Toyotafest. I gave the engine bay a clean, the interior and thankfully there was great weather and the car had never looked better after washing with some Meguiars wash and wax. It made it look in my opinion the cleanest it has been in a long time. A new Gorilla Industries sticker added after it was the casualty of my Melbourne road trip. The day had arrived and the pre-meet done, with almost the same spots as last year before heading to the show. Sadly, I was stuck in the corner and away from the other Sportivo's and didn't get many decent photo's while I was there. It was a great day none the less with some amazing cars on display and great chance to catch up with a few mates too. Even the day after it still looked super clean! As of recently, we've had some pretty wet weather in Sydney and haven't had the chance to keep the car clean at all. Last week, I organised a small meet with some mates at a local Kebab shop to have dinner with some fellow Melbourne friends as they were in Sydney for the weekend. Not long after our feed, we headed out to the industrial area for some late night banter and some photo's. Alec behind the lens with his camera got this amazing shots in the rain! So as of recently, I've been dailying the car as normal again with my ever changing locations for work and it has been running smoother then ever, just ticking over 215 000 in the last week. I do have a few plans in mind but, I'll keep those for another post. Stay tuned!
  8. brickpaver

    Different wheels and a bullbar on a 2011 Hilux

    Thanks Hiro, my gut feeling was that the next size up might go some way to correcting the speedo. Now if someone who has done it can perhaps tell me that 16” wheels will in fact fix it without causing any side issues, I will start looking for a set of 16”s straight away,....probably a set of mags. Would I be correct in assuming that the SR5, in sitting higher off the ground than the SR, has a different suspension setup and 16” wheels, in which case, would SR5 mag wheels fit straight on to my SR. Cheers.
  9. Hiro

    Different wheels and a bullbar on a 2011 Hilux

    If your speedo is currently reading over (which it is, and is also completely legal by the way), then going to a bigger rolling diameter will fix this (just make sure to not go too big and make the speedo read under.
  10. GC_AUS

    for the Cruiser nuts

    Jay Leno 60 series https://youtu.be/XbqLV8Md25A
  11. ben yip

    Ben Yip 's ZRE Facelift

    Dyno today to prepare for camshaft install, what a suprise, 91.7KW at 6000rpm, but in 5th gear. Last time reading was 86.8kw in 4th gear I have only changed new engine oil, new flywheel, LSD and new pod filter. This time no net pulley. It was raining in the morning and temperature is 16C, so I think the light weight flywheel gains 6kw According to this, flywheel gained 8whp http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/transmission-drivetrain/impp-1005-lightweight-flywheels-fact-or-fiction/ Car is confirmed to cut by fuel when over reving, so unichip i-driver is on its way Now, I need to get the mechanic to fix the car for the front engine mount. Today discovered the engine mount is loose after replacing the clutch. Such a bad job
  12. SILVABULLIT

    QLD For Sale ZZE 123 Parts

    Cooling panel is for prefacelift. I was in the process of making one for facelift models but never got around to it.
  13. Squalled

    QLD For Sale ZZE 123 Parts

    Would the cooling panel work on both pre face lift and face lift? Also willing to ship or do you prefer pick up? Cheers!
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  15. brickpaver

    Different wheels and a bullbar on a 2011 Hilux

    Conrod, the bullbar in your photo looks just like I visualise a good bullbar should look like,....unlike the ‘genuine’ bars that I’m referring to that appear to have a much lower front section when sitting on a standard size cab. I’ll try and find a photo that I have of the one that I fitted and then removed again. I forgot to mention before that my speedo is already out of whack by 7 or 8% so I am constantly using my GPS speed read to make sure I don’t tempt a speeding fine by overcompensating. I live out in the sticks a bit so when my speedo reads 100kph,..my actual speed (via the GPS) hovers around 93kph or if I’m up on the limit of 110kph (GPS)..my speedo reading will be nudging 119 to 120kph. Im not sure which way this would go and understanding that a change of wheel size (say from 15” up to 16”) would alter the speedo reading somewhat,.... would that alteration bring the speedo back closer to a true reading or would it go the other way. T.I.A......Cheers.
  16. Toyota Owners Club

    Toyota finish 1st - 2nd at WEC 6 Hours of Fuji

    Toyota Gazoo Racing delighted a home crowd by delivering a one-two result in the 6 Hours of Fuji yesterday (14 October), the fourth round of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship The win was claimed by the No7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López, which crossed the line 11.4 seconds ahead of team-mates Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso in the No8 car. It was the first win of the season for the No7 crew, in spite of their having started the race from eighth place on the grid. It was Toyota’s sixth win from seven WEC starts at its home circuit in Japan; for Conway and Kobayashi it was their first success since their victory at the same venue in 2016. López celebrated posting both the fastest lap of the race and his first win in the WEC since joining the team last season. Conway said: “It was not an easy race, especially starting from eighth, but our car performed really well and my team-mates did a fantastic job as usual. They were solid and consistent which was exactly what we needed. It’s great to get another win after coming so close for the last two years and to get it now at the home race is obviously great.” The race took place in a combination of heavy rain and drying conditions, calling for strategic tyre changes. A 30-minute safety car period further complicated the race, with the momentum swinging between the two Toyotas. López set the fastest lap on lap 153 while leading the race and maintained a stable gap at the front before handing the wheel to Kobayashi with half an hour left to run. The team are now focusing on repeating the result when the championship heads to China for the 6 Hours of Shanghai on 16 November, the final race of the year. The Fuji result extends Toyota Gazoo Racing’s lead in the teams’ World Championship to 14 points over Rebellion Racing. Buemi, Nakajima and Alonso stretched their advantage in the drivers’ standings, with Conway, Kobayashi and López moving up to second, 13 points behind. Race results 1st No7 Toyota Gazoo Racing 230 laps 2nd No8 Toyota Gazoo Racing +11.440secs 3rd No1 Rebellion (Jani/Lotterer/Senna) +4 laps 4th No11 SMP (Aleshin/Petrov/Button) +11 laps 5th No4 ByKolles (Webb/ Dillmann/Rossiter) +11 laps 6th No37 Jackie Chan (Jaafar/Tan/Jeffri) +13 laps
  17. Thanks a lot mate! Really loving the new look and still getting used to it as well. Yeah it seems a bit quieter these days but I still love keeping the thread updated. I really love reading through threads and going back through mine seeing how much the car has changed. Fair enough fair enough, the made the meet since I told them I was down there for almost a week. I knew most of them from the Facebook page. Oh awesome, they look great! Updates to come in the coming days!
  18. jeffy

    Best Spark Plugs to use on 04 2.4L Camry

    use NGK, cheaper, also they are easy to replace.
  19. CONROD

    Different wheels and a bullbar on a 2011 Hilux

    This looks neat on a 2wd, but as others have said you will lose more than you gain by sticking oversize wheels on just to make the bull bar look more in proportion
  20. TRD Pod Filter - $15 Servicable but has a few marks and a bit of west and tear. TRD Pod Filter - $30 near new comes with clamp, instructions and sticker. Still in plastic. Used for R and D purposes many moons ago! ZZE123 rear mudflaps -$20 One small graze on one mudflat but otherwise good condition. Screws included 2ZZGE intake gasket $5 Used but in good condition ZZE123 Rear tail lights -$100 Lights are in perfect condition and have JDM tail light mod done professionally. I think they’re facelift lights but not 100% sure as it’s been a long time since I mucked around with these cars. 2ZZGE Rocker Cover -$40 Very good condition. Comes with oil filler cap and original gasket. ZZE122/3 RBT Motorsport Radiator cooling Panel - $30 Improved version of the TRD panel. This was one of my prototypes to see how good the laser cut would be before putting into production. Has a few marks and imperfections but a coat of paint and it’s look the goods. A must have item if have modified the 2ZZ to improve airflow through the radiator.
  21. SILVABULLIT

    Trd cai pod filter

    I’ve got 2 TRD pod filters for sale atm. One is used and has a bit of wear and tear but will clean up and is usable and the other is practically brand new and was only used for R and D back in the day of. Sportive Corolla being new. Message me if you’re interested...
  22. GC_AUS

    Different wheels and a bullbar on a 2011 Hilux

    Lance, 2 cents….. Careful about changing wheels for a few reasons,- Will change gearing & affect economy (worse) - speedo out & higher loads on gearbox = shorter lifespan Legalities in different states - some will pull you over & check the wheel size etc Insurance may be void with incorrect wheels (check size allowance for your vehicle) Potential scrubbing of guards or steering components etc I hear your point that some genuine Toyota bars are a bit "frumpy" - have a look around at other Lux's & see which ones you like the look of - ARB, TJM, Opposite Lock etc all make good quality bars,- just check to make sure it is an air bag suitable bar with appropriate brackets etc. Careful with alloy bars - they don’t really do much to save the car if you nudge one of those big bad grasshoppers. They are good to hang the lights off & they are light but alloy bars bend very quickly straight back onto the bonnet or into the corners in an off centre impact. Remember one grasshopper & you have saved the cost of the bar. rgds G.
  23. jeffy

    G'Day from Melbourne!

    Hello ! Welcome to the Forums ! shame about the old car, although hooray for new things ! Happy modding ! -jeffy
  24. jeffy

    Daphne the ZRE182

    ooooo, interesting ! good info there on that axle back exhaust ! late congrats on the new car !
  25. ZRE182R

    G'Day from Melbourne!

    Prior to my ZRE182R - Had a '97 AE101R - Till some muppet thought it was a good idea to crash into me and wrote the car off...
  26. Ahoy All! Owned a 2015 Corolla for almost 2 years and loving it. Just came across this forum after finally deciding I want to make some modifications. I have already made some slight aesthetic mods, as well as swapping out that god-awful head-unit! Looking forward to being part of the forums! Cheers!
  27. campbeam

    Different wheels and a bullbar on a 2011 Hilux

    I would be more inclined to consider fitting a nudge bar instead of a bull bar. It certainly should not make your vehicle too front heavy and give you somewhere to fit your 9" spotlights. After doing a fair bit of internet searching, my current thinking /emphasis is upon fitting the best quality known brand tyres suitable for your vehicle and driving needs. I also have an "enhanced" hip-pocket nerve so I am inclined to stay with the more readily available standard size tyre and wheel packages e.g 205/60/15, 215/60/16. If you are going to fit larger wheels and tyres, just be aware of any potential speedometer error. https://tiresize.com/comparison/
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