Hilux help


New Member
New Hilux owner

Hi all,

I have just bought a 1997 Hilux extra cab 2.8l diesel(before you give me stick, i know how sluggish they are. To make matters worse i have to sell my comfty berlina wagon)

I live on the sunshine coast QLD and am looking forward to doing some off-roading with my wife and little girl.

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4x4 Earth Contributer
Hi Gribbo, I was up in your region last weekend. The surf was great and sun shining. May see you around


New Member
Welcome Aboard.
I hope you get great enjoyment from the use of your Hilux. You have some great places up around your area

Flying Circus

New Member
Theres nothing wrong with the 2.8 hilux ...
it doesn't have the top end - and if you load it up it is sluggish and bogs down a bit
but otherwise it still chugs along well being diesel

well done ... hope you enjoy it !!!


Active Member
Hi Gribbo and welcome to the site enjoy your stay here there is plenty to read up on and always someone to help with advice, and 4x4s are not speed machines we all putter along nicely but we enjoy it and have lots of fun


4x4 Earth Contributer
Hi Gribbo, welcome.

I had a '97 Hilux dual cab. 2.8L (non turbo). Was pretty happy with it.


feral fourbee

New Member
welcome dude.........

go the hilux, had a couple my self good units
great for hunting out the back of...

dont have one now thought....

get out get dirty and have fun

Grey Ghost

5th Annual Victorian Gathering member
Hi Gribbo, I run a 2.8 TD Triton, you just gotta use a bit more right foot, but then I have a baby turbo to help i suppose, either way get into it and enjoy the greatness that is our bush.