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    Default Arctic Fortuner!

    I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this when I was at Arctic Trucks - the new Arctic Fortuner.



    This model should be an important step forward for Arctic Trucks because of the huge market share the Fortuner enjoys.

    Unlike the Arctic Hilux that sports 35" wheels, the Fortuner is fitted 33" wheels. This means that almost no body cutting is needed and the price of the conversion is significantly reduced. Where the Hilux 35" conversion is around the R150 000 mark (depending on what's done) the conversion of this Fortuner only cost R68 000-00. This included new rims and tyres, suspension lifts and improvents (Koni), speedo re-calibration etc.

    The result is a greatly improved footprint, improved approach and departure angles, increased wading depth etc.

    On thing is sure, the Arctic Fortuner will stand out amongst the thousands of regular Fortuners.



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    Looks very nice, 100mm lift sounds good.
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    Die mooiste SUV in SA word nog mooier!!!

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    Sorry for the thread hijack
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    Neil what all was done to that one?

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    Default Mooiste

    Junkie, that is by far the nicest Tuna I have seen as to date. Come Dirk......you know you want to....

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    Does a standard fortuner need this much work to get up to scratch ? :-)

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    Dirk it was a brand new one (plastic still on the seats). AFAIKR it had bumpers, winch, rocksliders, 4 inch lift with fancy shocks, Mickey T Tyres, aftermarket blackened rims, snorkel. I think the interior & motor were left stock

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    Dit is my probleem met die artic conversion, vir baie minder geld kan jy baie meer doen. Ek seker Mark van Maniac het daai tuna gedoen vir baie minder as wat die artic kos. Daai tuna lyk fantasties

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    I just recalled that it had all sorts of underbody protection done, along with a serious bashplate. Then a long range tank, with the spare relocated to the back bumper. Maybe the exhaust pipe was done as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    I just recalled that it had all sorts of underbody protection done, along with a serious bashplate. Then a long range tank, with the spare relocated to the back bumper. Maybe the exhaust pipe was done as well.
    Any idea of the final cost?

    Those wheels seem bigger than 33"?
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    I'm not sure on the tyre size or costs. I will ask Mark from Maniac when he fixes some stuff for me in the week.

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    I just called Mark. He will send me the list with costs.

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    With the amount of Fortuners around I'm surprised you see so little examples with bigger wheels etc?

    Was just as surprised this weekend at the SC GTG - 30+ vehicles, not a single Tuna (there were two Trailblazers though).

    I understand from the guys at Arctic Truck that fitting bigger wheels (esp. above 33") to a Fortuner involve quite a lot of work. I'd like to know the size of the white Tuna's wheels and how they fitted? (sorry, the journo in me is always comparing things )
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    That Maniac Tuna must be the best looking Fortuner I have ever seen, bliksem that thing looks nice, must nicer than the Arctic jobbie.
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    My favourite extreme suv is the Patrol he just finished












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    Neil , now thats my kind of truck. in my next life time. Thats the real Mc Coy
    I think barto would like that though
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    I am not a Nissan fan [ ask Engel ] but hell, that Patrol looks nice ! Does Maniac have a website or contact info please.

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    I also think the price Arctic Trucks ask for their conversion is ridiculous for what they are doing. I would rather spend that money at Mark.

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