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#21 Ruslan

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 10:28 PM

QUOTE (SpEeD FrEak @ Oct 6 2009, 09:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
that is a 2wd nah.


Here's the entire brochure with 4wd version.

http://rapidshare.co...ng_Cab.pdf.html

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:11 AM

QUOTE (Ruslan @ Oct 6 2009, 09:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
but there's a King Cab version as well (With Rear Bench seat with belts, but 2 doors). have driven one with the 3 litre 1KD-FTV Common rail Engine, must tell you that's a beast.

This is the one I'm talking, but a 4WD




i think ur refering to the smart cab machan the one with rear doors which open behind and not the front..goes for about 3.5 i think if im not mistaken

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:30 AM

i personaly prefer the nissan....simply cos i own one but a 2wd version D21..i have hauled a ton of stuff on it and its jus pulled it all without any complains...im thinkin of upgrading to a 4wd version of a D21 simply to satisfy my thirst for offroading n getting my feet in mud...maintainance is pretty low and repairs are rare with the exception of minor obstacles..i do my servicing on time and use foreign brand oil...overall im more than happy with it and my first choice would be to go for another nissan...my second choice would be the strada or the L200 turbo version and thirdly the isuzu...personaly i feel that the toyota is a tad over priced as im getting the same performance from the nissan for a lower initial cost and equal maintaince cost id stay with the nissan..jus my opinion though i know we got a few members who patronise the toyota so dont bust my nuts for this action-smiley-060.gif

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 07:55 PM

There seems to be a influx of VIGO King Cabs in SL, I've been seeing them pretty regularly in the out station areas, most recently in the Ambepussa/Thulhiriye areas. They look good, except for those extremely tacky (animated?) LED lamps on the tail gate, I would much rather get a base model than drive around with a thorana on my posterior.
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE (terrabytetango @ Oct 10 2009, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There seems to be a influx of VIGO King Cabs in SL, I've been seeing them pretty regularly in the out station areas, most recently in the Ambepussa/Thulhiriye areas. They look good, except for those extremely tacky (animated?) LED lamps on the tail gate, I would much rather get a base model than drive around with a thorana on my posterior.


Those cabs registered as Lorries right? hence the low prices (low taxes) i guess. Dual purpose (C1) license owners need to upgrade their Driving License to drive those am i correct?

saw a Vigo cab with a projector head lights near Kirulapone Car sale..

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:38 PM

Yup, all with L plates. And yes, you have to upgrade, the easiest is to upgrade to motor coach. My dad did that when we had our 40sri Nissan double cab.
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 10:26 PM

QUOTE (terrabytetango @ Oct 10 2009, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
, except for those extremely tacky (animated?) LED lamps on the tail gate, I would much rather get a base model than drive around with a thorana on my posterior.

ditto that !
some of them range from questionable taste to just down right offensively gaudy! blink.gif
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 10:41 PM

QUOTE (terrabytetango @ Oct 10 2009, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yup, all with L plates. And yes, you have to upgrade, the easiest is to upgrade to motor coach. My dad did that when we had our 40sri Nissan double cab.

hmmm but upgrading would mean having to renew the license ever 5 yrs right? unsure.gif

...isn't there a bit where one needs to go for a fitness test every time it needs renewal? ...&doesn't one need to drive a bus for the Class A test? huh.gif
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 10:57 PM

Yes to all those. But you can drive nearly almost everything except for an ambulance I think.
BTW, here's the epitome of Hilux tackiness. These pics are from a Japanese site btw, so I doubt they're of Thai origin.





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Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:16 PM

Lol ^^ that reminds me a spiced up 3 wheeler laugh.gif

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:22 PM

QUOTE (Devinda_Z @ Oct 10 2009, 10:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hmmm but upgrading would mean having to renew the license ever 5 yrs right? unsure.gif

...isn't there a bit where one needs to go for a fitness test every time it needs renewal? ...&doesn't one need to drive a bus for the Class A test? huh.gif


My dad got a license in category A-1 (Light motor coaches). i think he can drive those Land cruisers with 61- plates, Big Commuter Vans and light trucks. but that license was issued in golden days. no idea whether they are issuing such license now. and good thing is he doesnt need to renew the license in 5 years.

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 12:15 AM

QUOTE (Ruslan @ Oct 10 2009, 11:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lol ^^ that reminds me a spiced up 3 wheeler laugh.gif


Oh yes, and they're dealer options as well, with the exception of the dual exhaust setup I should think. They're both '09 models as well, displayed on the dealer's site.
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 12:18 PM

QUOTE (terrabytetango @ Oct 10 2009, 10:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes to all those. But you can drive nearly almost everything except for an ambulance I think.
BTW, here's the epitome of Hilux tackiness. These pics are from a Japanese site btw, so I doubt they're of Thai origin.

is it just me or do they not look like some hyper asian Decepticons ?! laugh.gif
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 12:19 PM

QUOTE (Ruslan @ Oct 10 2009, 11:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My dad got a license in category A-1 (Light motor coaches). i think he can drive those Land cruisers with 61- plates, Big Commuter Vans and light trucks. but that license was issued in golden days. no idea whether they are issuing such license now. and good thing is he doesnt need to renew the license in 5 years.

A & A1 come together , much like C - C1 i believe...

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 04:12 PM

On the subject of Double cabs and Nissan D21's dose anyone know of the performance of the TD23 engine. A*W haven't imported them with this engine, but I have seen amny around with the TD23 engine and have a feeling that it should be a good engine for them to change from the TD27.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:28 AM

QUOTE (Gummybr @ Oct 19 2009, 04:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On the subject of Double cabs and Nissan D21's dose anyone know of the performance of the TD23 engine. A*W haven't imported them with this engine, but I have seen amny around with the TD23 engine and have a feeling that it should be a good engine for them to change from the TD27.


Td23 is the 2.3 liter engine which were fitted onto datsun 720 cabs if im not mistaken i have seen a few D21 with the SD23 engine but im not sure if the bodies were swapped or not or the originality of the vehicles. TD27 were fitted on to D21 4wd cabs has an engine capacity of 2.7 liters and came with in two versions the turbo and non turbo. i dont recommend down grading ur engine from a 2.7 liter to 2.3 liter for the simple reason of the engine power might not be sufficient to hual a 4wd cab.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE (YALA @ Oct 21 2009, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Td23 is the 2.3 liter engine which were fitted onto datsun 720 cabs if im not mistaken i have seen a few D21 with the SD23 engine but im not sure if the bodies were swapped or not or the originality of the vehicles. TD27 were fitted on to D21 4wd cabs has an engine capacity of 2.7 liters and came with in two versions the turbo and non turbo. i dont recommend down grading ur engine from a 2.7 liter to 2.3 liter for the simple reason of the engine power might not be sufficient to hual a 4wd cab.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:47 AM

QUOTE (YALA @ Oct 21 2009, 10:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Td23 is the 2.3 liter engine which were fitted onto datsun 720 cabs if im not mistaken i have seen a few D21 with the SD23 engine but im not sure if the bodies were swapped or not or the originality of the vehicles. TD27 were fitted on to D21 4wd cabs has an engine capacity of 2.7 liters and came with in two versions the turbo and non turbo. i dont recommend down grading ur engine from a 2.7 liter to 2.3 liter for the simple reason of the engine power might not be sufficient to hual a 4wd cab.


The old Datsun 720 came with the SD23 engine macho... apparently the TD23 engine has been employed in the domestic market D21s. Power difference is only marginal 10bhp to be exact.. I presume the TD23 to be more economical for them to put that engine with a new bodied vehicle and I dont want anyone to do so as well. I'd prefer the good old TD27 over a TD23 anyday. Just that I saw this cab and wanted to know about your feedback on this engine.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:51 PM

Ahhh, the Datsun 720. My father owned one of the last iterations of that pickup (40 sri), with the modern gauge cluster, 3 spoke steering wheel, full length center consol and factory fitted A/C (yes, factory fitted, the A/C option was the right most setting on the air flow slider), and Nissan badging. Loved how it took over a minute for the glow plugs to heat up the block, and the clacking you can only get from a pushrod engine.
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 06:45 AM

Hello everyone,
Does anybody out there have any experience with a 4D56 engine? It's suppose to be 2.5L intercooled turbo which came in most newer L-200's and montero sport's. Im kind of interested in a L200 but not too sure about relaibility and long run performance. I owned a Toyota and I know they run forever but now have expanded the scope to include mitsubishi's too. Will the engine need a re-bore around 200,000km's?
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