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20,000km would be overkill for road driving, but off-road driving with a lot of water and mud it makes more sense.
I have found water in wheel bearings a few times but I am trying the Terrain Tamer 2 piece hub seals and I will see if this prevents water getting in.
If you don't want to...
Time for a front axle rebuild. The diff was noisy, brakes worn and everything just due for some maintenance.
There was a big dent in the front and a socket no longer fit over the drain plug. Conveniently it had been knocked loose by a rock.
Front bash plate and drain plug protector...
High country again for the annual 40/50 series meet
Then Bendleby Ranges. Picture is from Billy Goats Ridge track.
How we kept the dust out of the bedding
Fridge is now on a slide and the bed has been raised about 1". It can now be converted between single and double by adding...
As for what mods to do to make the Hilux more capable, I would 100% do lockers before putting on bigger tyres or anything else.
They basically double the capability, you might realise you don't even need bigger tyres after fitting them.
Amazing what you can do with an old Hilux on 33s and...
I use a set like that, very sturdy old school style of recovery board. Just be careful when they are old and beat up because they can give splinters.
If you only need the recovery boards without the accessories, it is just made out of FRP walkway grating with embedded grit. Cheap to buy but...
I have one in the rear of my troopy, been daily driving with it for about 3 years now.
Fairly smooth as long as there is a reasonable amount of weight over the rear axle and you don't give it too much power around turns.
It does occasionally make some noise though.
There is no problem with these spooling from the top, it is how they are supposed to be.
The brake on these winches is only there to stop the drum unraveling when the clutch is disengaged.
While it is operating it does not need a brake because it has a worm gear so the motor can turn the...
The clutch should have a grease nipple on the side, make sure that is still there as well as 2 for the lever.
There are 2 gearboxes in the electric version, each with its own oil. It would be a good idea to replace the oils. The box on the front takes gear oil and the worm box behind it takes...
The current rear setup, I plan to make a fridge slide for the next trip
High country trip again
Lots of winching action. One day we had 5 different winch points to get up one hill. When there wasn't a good tree nearby, I would drive up and use my Cruiser as a winch point. But these...