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HOLD up a minute, you can’t just go cut­ting a ute in half and mak­ing it big­ger. Af­ter all, man­u­fac­tur­ers spend a go­ril­lian dol­lars mak­ing sure every­thing works per­fectly... right? Well, not ex­actly. The op­tions ve­hi­cles are fit­ted with in Aus­tralia are just that, op­tions. Dif­fer­ent mar­kets get dif­fer­ent trims, dif­fer­ent wheel and tyre com­bi­na­tions, dif­fer­ent power out­puts, dif­fer­ent sus­pen­sion tun­ing, and, in many cases, dif­fer­ent wheel­bases. It all de­pends on what the man­u­fac­turer thinks will sell in that mar­ket, and what they have ac­cess to in the sup­ply chain. It’s not un­com­mon for a ute in other mar­kets to be of­fered as short or long wheel­base vari­ants, in both sin­gle- and dual-cabs. When the man­u­fac­turer of­fers a long wheel­base dual-cab ute, all the in­di­vid­ual com­po­nents are typ­i­cally the same, just with a longer chas­sis hold­ing them to­gether and a big ol’ drive­shaft con­nect­ing the front to the back.

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