NZ Performance Car - - 1984 Toyota Hilux Single Cab -

POWER: Es­ti­mated 260kW (350hp) at

the wheels on low boost MODEL: Toy­ota 1UZ-FE VVT-i, 4000cc V8 BLOCK: Fac­tory

HEAD: Fac­tory IN­TAKE: Mod­i­fied in­take man­i­fold, hand­made plenum, cus­tom fil­ter for in­take

TURBO: Cus­tom-built KKK K26 WASTE­GATE: Tur­bosmart 48mm

BOV: GReddy Type R FUEL: 100-litre cus­tom alu­minium fuel

tank, stain­less-steel fuel lines, Bosch 044 fuel pump, af­ter­mar­ket fuel-pres­sure

reg­u­la­tor IG­NI­TION: Fac­tory 1UZ-FE EX­HAUST: Four-inch stain­less-steel

sys­tem, Vor­tex muf­fler COOL­ING: Cus­tom rear-mounted dou­ble-pass al­loy ra­di­a­tor with cus­tom al­loy shroud, two 406mm (16-inch) fans, stain­less-steel ra­di­a­tor pip­ing, cus­tom

ex­pan­sion tank ECU: Link G4 Xtreme


He cut the rear half off and re­placed it with a four-link rear from a 1998 Toy­ota Surf, to de­liver much bet­ter sus­pen­sion move­ment in the rear com­pared to the old leaf-sprung de­sign. Com­bine this ex­tra travel with a set of King Springs and Ran­cho RS9000X shocks, and you have some­thing ca­pa­ble of climb­ing boul­ders. Late-model four-pot Toy­ota Hilux calipers were bolted up the front and Nis­san Pa­trol items in­stalled down the back, which came at a cost, as Joel told NZPC. “When we in­stalled the Pa­trol brakes and hubs on the rear, all was well un­til we went to put the wheels on. The cen­tre bore on the wheels was now way too small, and we had to ma­chine the rear wheels to suit. So un­for­tu­nately the front wheels won’t bolt up down the back.” Orig­i­nally Joel had 37-inch muds on the 16- by eight-inch Mickey Thomp­son Clas­sics, but he couldn’t turn around on his street, they were swapped to the smaller 33-inch Mickey Thomp­son Ba­jas. Power is sent

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