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Jetts lux

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Gday all. jus joined here after reading many articles before hand. also i bought my first car not long ago, bought this 2008 n70. i bought it very well set up already with dual battery, custom canopy with 12v system in it. 32'' at tyres that are in need to be replaced for some 34's i have lined up to buy, has a very sagged 2'' sus lift from raw in it which i am going to swap out for a bilstine 3'' sus before april. has eletric breaks, airbags in rear, 3'' aftermarket exhaust and a safari snorkel, long range fuel tank and a gme radio.

over the next few months i plan too
-new 34'' tyres with black steel rims
-redo sus (3" bilstine)
-winch
-new bashplates
-front lockers
-custom exahust muffler attachment ( i hunt so i came up with an idea to swap between straight pipe and muffler very easily)
-change shape of outside hoops on bullbar to look like angry eye.
-mod plate

already since owning it i have bought and wired up retro fit headlight from tech 4 tourers, and have some southern cross fab rocksliders coming this week. also put air compressor in canopy and a 40L engel. also got the legs to take the canopy off when i go 4wding so getting a Anderson plug to separate power supply to do so. got a kings awning mounted on some roof racks i made myself and fitted some kings laser light spotlights and a good ol' stubbie cooler on the aerial, lol.

i will continue to update here on progress, so enjoy!!
 

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Toyasaurus

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Can I offer some advice.
If your using your truck every day get yourself a set of good road tyres on the standard rims.
The biggies may look cool, but they are an expensive pain in the ass to have them on all the time.
Not too mention the added stress on the suspension components and the extra distance you need to start and stop.
A lot of people have two sets of tyres and rims, makes life so much nicer.
I don`t know about QLD, but in NSW 2" is basically the max lift and 33" max size tyres, without getting things engineered.
You may just become cop bait and find your insurance is void.
Do your home work, look up the transport dept, for what you can and can`t do.
May save you massive grief down the road.

P.S. Welcome to earth we be educating here, sometimes.

Enjoy your journey.
 

Albynsw

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Welcome Jett, nice Hilux, I had an 07 N70. Is yours an auto or manual? Have you done some research on fitting 34’s? You might need to get your angle grinder out and look at regearing diff and deal with your CV angles
I ran 32’s on a bilstein lift , a couple of mates ran 33’s but had to cut their guards to get them in
 

Jetts lux

New Member
Welcome Jett, nice Hilux, I had an 07 N70. Is yours an auto or manual? Have you done some research on fitting 34’s? You might need to get your angle grinder out and look at regearing diff and deal with your CV angles
I ran 32’s on a bilstein lift , a couple of mates ran 33’s but had to cut their guards to get them in
Hi mate, thanks. yeah thats cool, mine is a manual and yes done some research on cv angles, i have got the lift kit i am buying to come with a diff drop, also the tyres are from a mate and he said they may be 33's or 34's but he is more sure on 33's after talking to him after my first post. i do want to regear my diffs, not too sure what to run tho, i heard 4.1 are revvy on the highway but something around that will be put on in the future. and i do plan on getting castors moved forward and remove front mudflaps and hopefully not have to chop but if so then out with the grinder. anyway thanks for the suggestions and the welcome. Jett
 

Mick_Marsh

Active Member
The rest of the time we go off topic quicker than a land Rover develops electrical faults.


Welcome to earth jet
Yeah, more Landrover hate.
Here is a photo of a Landrover recovering a Hilux. When you get into trouble, you don't care if the vehicle saving your arse has electrical problems or not.

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Welcome to the forum, Jet.
 

Lost1?

Well-Known Member
I run 33" tyres on my ute. Fit dba 4000 rotors and good brake pads to address decreased braking performance experienced by fitting 33" tyres. I recommend you fit alloy wheels to reduce your rotating mass. The extra weight of steel rims will effect braking performance.

I have a 4.1 different ratio. At 110k I am pulling 2400rpm. Cruising at a spot in the rev range that is just above my peak torque value is ideal as it holds road speed on inclines.

You will notice the difference going to a bigger tyre. I am about to tweak my engine to produce more torque. Don't go crazy with the hilux tune or mods though. The R150 gearbox isn't super strong.
 
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hiluxxury

Active Member
Gday all. jus joined here after reading many articles before hand. also i bought my first car not long ago, bought this 2008 n70. i bought it very well set up already with dual battery, custom canopy with 12v system in it. 32'' at tyres that are in need to be replaced for some 34's i have lined up to buy, has a very sagged 2'' sus lift from raw in it which i am going to swap out for a bilstine 3'' sus before april. has eletric breaks, airbags in rear, 3'' aftermarket exhaust and a safari snorkel, long range fuel tank and a gme radio.

over the next few months i plan too
-new 34'' tyres with black steel rims
-redo sus (3" bilstine)
-winch
-new bashplates
-front lockers
-custom exahust muffler attachment ( i hunt so i came up with an idea to swap between straight pipe and muffler very easily)
-change shape of outside hoops on bullbar to look like angry eye.
-mod plate

already since owning it i have bought and wired up retro fit headlight from tech 4 tourers, and have some southern cross fab rocksliders coming this week. also put air compressor in canopy and a 40L engel. also got the legs to take the canopy off when i go 4wding so getting a Anderson plug to separate power supply to do so. got a kings awning mounted on some roof racks i made myself and fitted some kings laser light spotlights and a good ol' stubbie cooler on the aerial, lol.

i will continue to update here on progress, so enjoy!!
Welcome mate, fit the prado 120 front brakes if you want to stop with those tyres. In my experience, 32in tyres are the sweet spot for the n70.

The R151F gearbox is very strong (early ones had problems) but like anything it will fail if you aren't kind to it.
 

Albynsw

Well-Known Member
Welcome mate, fit the prado 120 front brakes if you want to stop with those tyres. In my experience, 32in tyres are the sweet spot for the n70.

The R151F gearbox is very strong (early ones had problems) but like anything it will fail if you aren't kind to it.

I ran 32’s as well and agree that is the sweet spot without heading down the path of more modifications to cater for bigger tyres
 

RBJET

Well-Known Member
+1 for 32s. 33s are great if you're heading into the rough stuff weekly but 32s will be almost as good with less stress on the driveline, better acceleration and economy.
I'm currently on 33s and have had enough. Back to 32s when these are done.
 

Jetts lux

New Member
I run 33" tyres on my ute. Fit dba 4000 rotors and good brake pads to address decreased braking performance experienced by fitting 33" tyres. I recommend you fit alloy wheels to reduce your rotating mass. The extra weight of steel rims will effect braking performance.

I have a 4.1 different ratio. At 110k I am pulling 2400rpm. Cruising at a spot in the rev range that is just above my peak torque value is ideal as it holds road speed on inclines.

You will notice the difference going to a bigger tyre. I am about to tweak my engine to produce more torque. Don't go crazy with the hilux tune or mods though. The R150 gearbox isn't super strong.
Yeah cool, thats good to hear cause i did want to run the 4.1 dif ratios, i already do run alloy rims too and have just discovered the wheels i am buying dont have rims like i orginally thought so i will be using my 15'' alloy rims. i also didnt plan to do too many performance mods, just that gsl tune.

whats the main difference i will find with the bigger wheels and also is there anything i should keep and eye on when i do fit them? cause the different ratio wont be put in for a while yet. cheers!
 

Jetts lux

New Member
Welcome mate, fit the prado 120 front brakes if you want to stop with those tyres. In my experience, 32in tyres are the sweet spot for the n70.

The R151F gearbox is very strong (early ones had problems) but like anything it will fail if you aren't kind to it.
thanks mate, yeah righto so parado 120 front brakes fit straight on do they? and the breaks wont be bad will they on mine atm with 33's? just not as good as braking with my 32's?
 

Jetts lux

New Member
Can I offer some advice.
If your using your truck every day get yourself a set of good road tyres on the standard rims.
The biggies may look cool, but they are an expensive pain in the ass to have them on all the time.
Not too mention the added stress on the suspension components and the extra distance you need to start and stop.
A lot of people have two sets of tyres and rims, makes life so much nicer.
I don`t know about QLD, but in NSW 2" is basically the max lift and 33" max size tyres, without getting things engineered.
You may just become cop bait and find your insurance is void.
Do your home work, look up the transport dept, for what you can and can`t do.
May save you massive grief down the road.

P.S. Welcome to earth we be educating here, sometimes.

Enjoy your journey.
hey mate, yes i have done a lot of research on the legalities in Qld, yes i will be illegal with 33's and 3" lift but it is also a easy to get mod plate for that size as i have heard from a fair few and from research i have done. i plan to get it mod plated as soon as i finish the lifting process.

also my ute will be a daily car, but weekends i plan to be away everyone, going hunting on remote properties and 4wding some decent tracks. also having a spare set of tyres isn't entirely within budget, i have organised with mates with 31's and 32's tyres to let me pass a defect if i get one using their tyres. thanks for the concern and recommendations mate, i did hear a very wise quote recently that applies heavily to me,

to be wise and old, u must first be young and dumb, ;)
 

Mick_Marsh

Active Member
hey mate, yes i have done a lot of research on the legalities in Qld, yes i will be illegal with 33's and 3" lift but it is also a easy to get mod plate for that size as i have heard from a fair few and from research i have done. i plan to get it mod plated as soon as i finish the lifting process.

also my ute will be a daily car, but weekends i plan to be away everyone, going hunting on remote properties and 4wding some decent tracks. also having a spare set of tyres isn't entirely within budget, i have organised with mates with 31's and 32's tyres to let me pass a defect if i get one using their tyres. thanks for the concern and recommendations mate, i did hear a very wise quote recently that applies heavily to me,

to be wise and old, u must first be young and dumb, ;)
I thought "that doesn't sound right".
But, you are right. The laws changed last year.
Up to 75mm without certification. Up to 150mm with certification.
 

Jetts lux

New Member
I thought "that doesn't sound right".
But, you are right. The laws changed last year.
Up to 75mm without certification. Up to 150mm with certification.
Haha yeah mate, i was very happy to find that, mine i think will be right at that 150mm increase which is why i decided on a 3 inch sus over a 2" body and a 2" sus. she may be cop bait but at least she will be legal and they cant pin me, ;)
 

Albynsw

Well-Known Member
thanks mate, yeah righto so parado 120 front brakes fit straight on do they? and the breaks wont be bad will they on mine atm with 33's? just not as good as braking with my 32's?

Just check that you can do the bigger brakes with 15 inch rims , you might find you need 16’s
 

Lost1?

Well-Known Member
120 Prado had a 330mm front rotor from memory with a 4 piston caliper. That would mean 17 inch rims if they were fitted.
 

Jetts lux

New Member
120 Prado had a 330mm front rotor from memory with a 4 piston caliper. That would mean 17 inch rims if they were fitted.
ah right, i do like 15" rims, just like the sidewall size and other small benifits, so that option wouldnt suit me, would like a bendix break upgrade kit work as well? cheers
 

Jetts lux

New Member
update on my rig

now sitting on 33's on neg 13 offset, 3'' all round lift, rear suspension is a RG collie conversion, long travel fox shocks. got some rock sliders, bash plates, and a few other bits and bobs. also done some 4wding, did both side cv boots learnt how to fix that, lol. having heaps of fun and plans to jump into engine bay soon for some boosty boi shit!
 
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