WHY UPGRADE A 2.4-LITRE HILUX?
So a small (but impractical) plane is faster than a vehicle on a cross-country jaunt. A motocross bike is faster in an off-road environment than an Isuzu bakkie, but you have to load the bike on the bakkie to get it anywhere further than around the block.
I sometimes wonder why people do certain things. In your June 2017 issue there is an article on the Toyota Hilux SRS. The very first sentence tells us how much you save when you buy the 2.4- instead of the 2.8-litre – a whopping R86 000! But then, you spend an even more eyewatering R132 794 to upgrade the 2.4. That makes just about as much sense as inviting your mother-in-law on a 4×4 trip! Why not buy the 2.8 in the first place? Jan van Heerden via email Dear Mr Van Heerden The article clearly states that we intended to turn the 2.4GD-6 4×4 SRX into a fun-to-drive, motorsport-style machine. We also stated that one doesn’t need to fit the rally-ready but expensive Old Man Emu BP-51 suspension, and that an entrylevel Old Man Emu system, selling at less than half the price, can also do the job. The mud terrain tyres are optional, as are the OMP interior accessories (there are much cheaper, lowerend seats and steering wheels available). It was simply a fun study of what is possible with a 2.4GD-6, using some highquality kit in the process. – Ed.