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    Default The 2.4 Hilux Revo SRX GD-6 Double Cab Thread

    I picked up my 2.4 Revo GD-6 Hilux 4x4 SRX double cab on friday afternoon and i got to thinking that us 2.4 owners need a thread for ourselves. We can discuss mods, fuel consumption, ability, reliability and loads of other stuff on here. I see that in the latest SA 4x4 magazine they mention that they have purchased the very same vehicle and intend to give it a make over in the next few issues. Will be interesting to see what they do to the Revo.

    So let me kick this thread off with pics of my stock standard version. I dont intend to mod it heavily, just add a nudge bar, tonneau cover, roll bar and maybe some after market rock sliders.

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    Default Re: The 2.4 Hilux Revo SRX GD-6 Double Cab Thread

    Just out of interest sake, does it have ESP?

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    Not the SRX. The SR does. Yes i know, people are going to berate me regarding my choice of the SRX instead of the higher tech and safety gadgets of the SR, but at the end of the day I wanted a no nonsense plain double cab with a bit of power and good fuel consumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caracal View Post
    Not the SRX. The SR does. Yes i know, people are going to berate me regarding my choice of the SRX instead of the higher tech and safety gadgets of the SR, but at the end of the day I wanted a no nonsense plain double cab with a bit of power and good fuel consumption.
    So looks are more important than safety

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    So looks are more important than safety
    Something like that. I drove the previous generation 2.5 as a company car for 3 years. Never needed the traction control. Or the additional airbags. Lets hope that I dont need them in the future.
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    Default Re: The 2.4 Hilux Revo SRX GD-6 Double Cab Thread

    Does the Rubicon have traction control/ESP? Curtain airbags?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caracal View Post
    Something like that. I drove the previous generation 2.5 as a company car for 3 years. Never needed the traction control. Or the additional airbags. Lets hope that I dont need them in the future.
    I'm not really having a go at you

    What I do find very perplexing is that the SR, the "workhorse" model has all the safety tech, but the SRX, the more family orientated "leisure" model has only ABS. I don't understand Toyotas logic here.

    Whether you "need" ESP is a topic for another thread, I'd say it's better to have it than not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caracal View Post
    Does the Rubicon have traction control/ESP? Curtain airbags?
    just got back from Hennops 4x4 trail in my SRX - Also out the box, this being its first offroading outing. He performed really well, glided up obstacles like a dream. Really no big hassles. I removed the runnerboards this morning for a bit more clearance. Very much just learning how to use a 4x4 vehicle since I traded in my 4x2 Amarok.

    Next mods - A small lift and some BFGoodrichs, then a canopy from Bushcab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JadeDsantos View Post
    just got back from Hennops 4x4 trail in my SRX - Also out the box, this being its first offroading outing. He performed really well, glided up obstacles like a dream. Really no big hassles. I removed the runnerboards this morning for a bit more clearance. Very much just learning how to use a 4x4 vehicle since I traded in my 4x2 Amarok.

    Next mods - A small lift and some BFGoodrichs, then a canopy from Bushcab.
    Thats good to hear. I will be doing the Toyota 4x4 course, for free, hopefully next week end
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caracal View Post
    Does the Rubicon have traction control/ESP? Curtain airbags?
    The JK has traction control, ESP, trailer sway control and hill start assist. All very good except there's no "off" switch

    Side airbags is an optional extra but I have not seen one in SA with that option fitted. Curtain airbags is not available, but the next Wrangler (JL) will have that.

    The JK has very bad side impact scores, so I'm avoiding being hit from the side as far as possible. I much prefer a front or rear impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    I'm not really having a go at you

    What I do find very perplexing is the the SR, the "workhorse" model has all the safety tech, but the SRX, the more family orientated "leisure" model has only ABS. I don't understand Toyotas logic here.

    Whether you "need" ESP is a topic for another thread, I'd say it's better to have it than not.
    Thats a very good question Johan, one that i did ask. Didn't get an answer, barring that the SR is aimed at the mining industry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caracal View Post
    Thats a very good question Johan, one that i did ask. Didn't get an answer, barring that the SR is aimed at the mining industry.
    One could argue it's to protect Black Label beer sales

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    I've got a 2.4 XCab SRX Very happy with it. Just a guess regarding the SR and SRX models with regards to mining and maybe fleet vehicles. I know a while back there was a rumor that certain companies will only consider a vehicle for a fleet if it has a 5 star NCAP rating. It may be that this was the reason Toyota opted to give the workhorse all the safety features in order to be considered as fleet vehicles. Like I said, just a guess

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    I do suspect & agree that the additional safety on the "workhorses" have to do with the mining and industrial sector. Most of these sites require that the bakkies have a high safety rating. One bhp billiton site pushed to only have ncap 5 star bakkies on site. The requirement was never "officially rolled out due to the difficulty of the local market. (At one stage only the top spec ford ranger had a 5 star rating)...

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    Nice Thread Caracal......and a GREAT vehicle, the 2,4 SRX - in my opinion, that 400nM 2,4 Diesel coupled to that 6 speed box is a future legend!!8)

    Congrats, MANY miles of smiles!!
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    Caracal - I'm not chipping in, but maybe this could be of help to you:

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ead?highlight=

    That Onca towbar/bumper, for example, costs less than the agent's offering....just saying8).
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    I may just look at a replacement bumper too. Those look great!!
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    And pricing is not THAT bad Caracal. I especially like the front bumper without the "loops"..........ek HAAT dit as ek die bumper kan sien as ek ry.

    Ek dink ook aan spacers voor...dan staan hy mooi gelyk. Kos so R 2000, fitted. Maar ek wil eers kyk hoe staan hy as ek my canopy ophet.

    Caracal jy moet speel met jou tyre pressures - hulle is BAIE styf van die dealer af. Ek maak myne so 2,1 Bar.

    En ek BID dat daai Duelers moet glad raak, like hulle NIKS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caracal View Post
    Thats good to hear. I will be doing the Toyota 4x4 course, for free, hopefully next week end
    I assume this is a dealer specific thing and they gave you a course for free with the purchase of the vehicle? Where is PTA did you buy?

    Aaai I got a box of nuts and 3 sticks of droee wors

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    Probably a dealer thing. I bought at Menlyn Toyota.
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