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Old 23-01-2008, 10:48 AM   #1
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tow vehicle??

at the moment im choppin the trusty vitara in as i found out im well over its recomeneded tow weight
want a pickup truck
so its either a toss up between a 90 pick
or a hi-lux
any one had any experience with either and could advise which way to go
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Old 23-01-2008, 11:05 AM   #2
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You can't go wrong with a Hi-Lux, just ask top gear. A friend of mine has had one for years, they never die. Plenty guts for towing too.
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Old 23-01-2008, 11:12 AM   #3
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Hi-Lux

Hi-Lux would be my choice by far, we have had loads!, only thing to watch out for is very light on the rear end, as my dad knows when the trailer lifted the rear up and fliped it on its roof!

That slowed him down a bit i can tell ya!

But Hi-Lux deff
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Old 23-01-2008, 11:15 AM   #4
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bloody hell
doubt it will be to light in the rear end
plan to put the jet ski in there
seems like the hi-lux certainly is above the 90
any probs apart from the light rear end to look out for??
also which engine is best, and dont say v8
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Old 23-01-2008, 11:22 AM   #5
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v8

Haha, yes we did have a v8 one too!, we saw one at a place called Transatlantic supertrucks a long, long time ago!, so we built one way back in the early 90's, was great fun!, just eat gearboxes tho

The newer turbo diesel 2.4 is the way to go, if your ever this way drop in and take one of ours for a run, see what you think.
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Old 23-01-2008, 11:34 AM   #6
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This is my new tow vehicle.......

4.0l straight six turbo charged, ooooh yeah!
Mind you petrol has just hit $1.50 p/l now so it's hiting a bit harder, but who cares.

Hi Lux is the go.

Can you get the Nissan Navara in the UK, pull ya boat and a spare trailer and a tree down at the same time.

Enjoy shopping.
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Old 23-01-2008, 11:45 AM   #7
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The longer the wheel base the better for long distance and the shorter the wheelbase is better for local towing and manouvering. You really have to make ya own decision as to what you'll be doing most of. A hilux wouldnt be my first choice as they are light on the rear end and as dodgydan says they can get abit lively.
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Old 23-01-2008, 11:59 AM   #8
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probobly wont be towing much moe than 100-150 miles in more than one go
ive been lookin at the navara but a little out of me price range
mum spartner is a landrover specialist, with his own garage etc, so hence im swayed a lil to the 90, but the hilux so far seems to be winning hands down
going to look at a 90 and a hi lux this week so ill let you know how i get on
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Old 23-01-2008, 01:14 PM   #9
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Mind you petrol has just hit $1.50 p/l now so it's hiting a bit harder, but who cares.
You sure about that? It was $0.62 a litre at xmas in Virginia! 1 US Gallon = 4.52L

Still, £0.31 is not expensive - try £1.04 ($2.08L / $9.36Gal) !
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Old 23-01-2008, 01:21 PM   #10
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If youre interested, Ive got one superb black diesel 90 truck cab with big wheels going for £4300, or a full offroad, full roll caged, 3.9ltr v8 auto 90 truck cab with all the best off road bits, professionally built,fantastic condition £7500.
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Old 23-01-2008, 01:29 PM   #11
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You sure about that? It was $0.62 a litre at xmas in Virginia! 1 US Gallon = 4.52L

Still, £0.31 is not expensive - try £1.04 ($2.08L / $9.36Gal) !
Geography not yer strong point, I take it?
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Old 23-01-2008, 04:15 PM   #13
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would you be able to send pics, info etc
of the black 90 please
may well be intrested
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....1 US Gallon = 4.52L

....or imperial and metric units.
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Old 23-01-2008, 08:15 PM   #15
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A US gal is 3.9summat litres

An Imp gal is 4.54 litres

Either way, fuel is feckin dear!
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Old 23-01-2008, 08:22 PM   #16
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hi,what year is the diesel 90 and witch engine is it
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When i lived in America fuel was on the up, all the protesters were out at the local Exxon and 76, i had to laugh then, could you imagine what they would say if they all of a sudden lived in the real world!



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Old 23-01-2008, 08:31 PM   #18
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hi,what year is the diesel 90 and witch engine is it
That landrover you had think it was short wheel base cab, 3.9l on a Range rover chassis, Now that was the bizz, looked the DOGS BOLLOX
Ya got any photos of that?
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tow

gaz,i never should have sold that it was a great toy it had a 4.6 in it ,not many landys that went like that but no pics on digital
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this is for sale
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