Simo's 2013 Toyota Hilux dc build

Simo_4x4

Adventurer
Hi guys, this is my Toyota Hilux double cab 3.0 diesel purchased new in 2013


Recent pics













Some details

2,5" hand made lift kit
265 65 R17 Falken Wild Peak A/T tyres mounted on stock wheel -> now 265 70 R17 Hankook Dynapro MTR
2 led supplementary driving lights
On board air with 13 lt air tank and 12 air compressor made by Air Comp Line
Midland CB radio
ARB Hard Top or hand made aluminium bed cover
Hand Made rock sliders

Expedition equipment

Maggiolina roof top tent
45 lt. water tank with external shower
Waeco 36 lt. fridge/freezer
Hi-Lift Farm Jack


What's next

New set of wheel (for my next birthday :D )
New front bumper, my favourite is Rhino 4x4 https://www.rhino4x4.com.au/Toyota-Hilux-2012
Ramsey winch 9500 or 12000 lbs
Front and center skid plate
Baja Rack roof rack

Aluminium bed cover



And with my old roof top tent



Lift Kit !!!





Rock sliders



Air tank with external shower outlet and switch for water pump and air compressor




Here there is a complete build thread from our italian forum http://www.landcruiser-italia.org/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=11746&sid=1dee5e0ec2e4705a1b03d749db8fa949 with more pics :)
 
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Simo_4x4

Adventurer
Some news on this topic ! :)

Finally I did paint the hard top, white was really horrible, now it's better :)



I remounted the bedliner, but first I prepared the connection for air tank, water tank, shower and all the electrical connection that need.



In order from left to right: air connector for compressor, water connector for water tank and electrical connector



Upward the connector for shower and switch for water pump, below the connector for air tank



This is the air outlet mounted near right door, there is even an identical near the left door



And this is the manometer mounted on the left of dashboard



Finally some pics from last weekend :)







 

Simo_4x4

Adventurer
Thank you Andy !!! :)

I know well your products, are excellent products, I would mount new set of wheels with a negative offset, but I don't know if the tires stick out from original fender flares, first I'll try and after I will decide whether buy them...
 

Simo_4x4

Adventurer
Thank's man !!! :)

Conversely I wish the Tacoma or 4Runner would be sold here in Italy, maybe with diesel engine :)

You in the U.S. have many more accessories for off-road, here on the contrary they sell us the accessories to go to the city :mad::mad::mad::(
 

SurferJacoby

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Thank's man !!! :)

Conversely I wish the Tacoma or 4Runner would be sold here in Italy, maybe with diesel engine :)

You in the U.S. have many more accessories for off-road, here on the contrary they sell us the accessories to go to the city :mad::mad::mad::(
Haha, do you have an active 4x4 community in Torin? I have a 2000 4Runner that I am building for my first expo in the summer. What will you do next?
 

Simo_4x4

Adventurer
Yes there are many 4x4 club, but I'm not a member of any club, usually I organize weekends, holiday and journey with my friends, we are a "small crew" of 4 or 5 4x4, we plan the trip at home and than...let's go ! :) for example in 2013 we spent 10 days across the Western Alps, between Italy and France :)

Next trip ? The weekend of June 2th, 4 days in mountain :) and after, 3 4 5 of July the most important (for me) event of the year, Overland Experience ( http://www.overlandexperience.it ), it's an event with guided tour on the trails of our Alps, expo of car and accessories, conference about travel around the world. :)
 

SurferJacoby

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Wow quite nice! I can't wait to see some pictures of the truck crossing the Italian Alps. Do you have any modification plans ahead of the Overland Experience? Subscribed!
 

Simo_4x4

Adventurer
Too many compliments !!!! Thank you so much !!!! :) :) :)

Here you can see the pics of 2013 holidays https://www.facebook.com/Simo4x4/media_set?set=a.420297494757617.1073741832.100003321111438&type=3 , and here the pics of my african trips, in Tunisia :) http://s1173.photobucket.com/user/Simo_4x4/Tunisia 2014/story

If I can, I want to buy a new set of wheels before Overland Experience and for my birthday, that is in June, I hope to do ! ;)

P.S. in 2013 I hadn't the Hilux, but I had a Nissan Patrol (the blue one) ;) a very unfortunate car :(
 
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SurferJacoby

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Nice pictures, makes me look forward to my upcoming trip! Are those stock wheels you have now? Sorry for so many questions, what size are they? I think they look great with the truck but I understand wanting something different. I will be going with some bronze wheels for my two-tone black and bronze 4Runner soon. It's getting a lot of work done at the moment and I keep buying more items before my big expo in the summer.
 

Simo_4x4

Adventurer
Thanks man !!! No problems for questions ! ;)

Stock wheels are 17x7.5 " or 17x8" (I'm not sure) and ET +30, new wheels are 17x8" ET -12 :) I want change because the stock wheel I don't like so much and because the new offset can enlarge the track.

Your 4Runner is very very nice !!! Have you a build thread ? :)
 
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