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    I have one that have nothing to do with accessories.

    The LC79 V6 is tow rated at 1500kg's
    The FJ V6 is tow rated at 1500kg's
    The Prado V6 is rated at 2000kg's
    The New Hilux V6 is rated at 3000kg's

    Why the difference when all of them are the 4 liter V6's?
    I understand they do differ here of there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Nel FJ View Post
    I have one that have nothing to do with accessories.

    The LC79 V6 is tow rated at 1500kg's
    The FJ V6 is tow rated at 1500kg's
    The Prado V6 is rated at 2000kg's
    The New Hilux V6 is rated at 3000kg's

    Why the difference when all of them are the 4 liter V6's?
    I understand they do differ here of there.
    That is a damn good question. A Prado and a cruiser are heavier and I would say much more stable when towing and would be able to stop a heavy load easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Nel FJ View Post
    I have one that have nothing to do with accessories.

    The LC79 V6 is tow rated at 1500kg's
    The FJ V6 is tow rated at 1500kg's
    The Prado V6 is rated at 2000kg's
    The New Hilux V6 is rated at 3000kg's

    Why the difference when all of them are the 4 liter V6's?
    I understand they do differ here of there.
    Interesting observation, thank you very much.
    Will have to revert that back to Toyota Technical and get back to you. M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeway View Post
    Interesting observation, thank you very much.
    Will have to revert that back to Toyota Technical and get back to you. M
    Thank you. I appreciate it.

    And here you thought you would get a nice, easy introduction
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    Do you get upgraded brake pads and discs for the Prado 150?

    The originals were rubbish, changed to Powerbrakes and they also starting to feel warped, personally I think it's the wife's driving!! But is there something better?
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    My guess .... Gearbox and heat dissipation system.


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    What is the tare mass of the New Hilux 4x4 DC 2.8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouveia View Post
    Do you get upgraded brake pads and discs for the Prado 150?

    The originals were rubbish, changed to Powerbrakes and they also starting to feel warped, personally I think it's the wife's driving!! But is there something better?
    Don't have too much info on aftermarket brakes, however the feedback generally speaking in SA is that the best bet is Powerbrakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouveia View Post
    Do you get upgraded brake pads and discs for the Prado 150?

    The originals were rubbish, changed to Powerbrakes and they also starting to feel warped, personally I think it's the wife's driving!! But is there something better?


    PowerBrakes is definatly the best in the business, maybe speak to them to give you something even better if your current ones still can't keep up with your driving style, they have a couple of options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuoteUnquote View Post
    My guess .... Gearbox and heat dissipation system.
    Yip gearbox and clutch system must have a higher rating on the new Hilux

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    PowerBrakes is definatly the best in the business, maybe speak to them to give you something even better if your current ones still can't keep up with your driving style, they have a couple of options.
    I need to replace my discs, but at three times the price vs the ones at the corner spares shop I'm still trying to accertain if it's worth the extra money

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    Quote Originally Posted by acssa View Post
    What is the tare mass of the New Hilux 4x4 DC 2.8?
    2019kg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaws. View Post
    I need to replace my discs, but at three times the price vs the ones at the corner spares shop I'm still trying to accertain if it's worth the extra money


    From what I read not only on this forum it's definatly worthit, it's also very important to get both the Powerbrake disks and pads for best result, using Powerbrake pads on OEM disks or other way around might result in a improvement, but they won't last as long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaws. View Post
    I need to replace my discs, but at three times the price vs the ones at the corner spares shop I'm still trying to accertain if it's worth the extra money
    Can't put a price on a safety critical item!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeway View Post
    Can't put a price on a safety critical item!
    Agree but I also don't think the Ferrodo , ATE or safe line replacements are unsafe, they might not last as long or perform as well under hars driving conditions. I have only replaced brake pads twice and I'm now in 170k km but I can feel the discs are not smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaws. View Post
    Agree but I also don't think the Ferrodo , ATE or safe line replacements are unsafe, they might not last as long or perform as well under hars driving conditions. I have only replaced brake pads twice and I'm now in 170k km but I can feel the discs are not smooth.
    That's great mileage on a the pads and discs!
    Wear and tear. Lot of external factors have influences.

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    Hi Freeway

    Welcome to the community.

    I have put out my line in the water to Toyota for a trade-in on my FJ but they want to steal it from me. 2012 Sport model with 24K kms on. Spotless NEVER been off-road. Would be interested to hear from you. There is a private buyer on this forum who I promised to contact should I be interested to sell but just want to hear from the horses mouth what is possible and what not...I need to replace by next year June latest to be able to continue for tax purposes. (BTW Business is tough in my neck of the woods).

    If I don't get a decent deal I will look into transferring the FJ into my own name and buy something new (for TAX purposes) and then maybe sell the White Rice Bowl. You are welcome to PM me.

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    This is my fuel consumption so far....I am mostly sticking to speed limits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Nel FJ View Post
    I have one that have nothing to do with accessories.

    The LC79 V6 is tow rated at 1500kg's
    The FJ V6 is tow rated at 1500kg's
    The Prado V6 is rated at 2000kg's
    The New Hilux V6 is rated at 3000kg's

    Why the difference when all of them are the 4 liter V6's?
    I understand they do differ here of there.

    Prado 150 V6 2500kg.
    Francois

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