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tilly1
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: colorado Reply with quote

any views on off road capabilities on the colorado , also anything to look out for , cheers Wink
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paul_humphreys
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the normal stuff and make sure the rear locker works.
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ben_uk
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are good trucks. Very Happy

My mate has got one and on a recent laing trip, it went everywhere my twin locked 70 on 37"s went. Twisted Evil

He let me have a go in it and it felt very nice to drive. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: colorado Reply with quote

Very Happy thanks chaps , ben love your 70 ive got one to but she is old and feel that i need something a bit newer thats why im going for the colly spent a fortune on the 70 great litle truck but being my daily drive a little uncomfortable for an old man lol Wink ps how to check diffs
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Very Happy

The colly is definitely a nicer drive on the road than the 70. The IFS makes it feel a lot more car like.

70 is awesome off road. Twisted Evil

90 is nicer to drive on the road. Cool

Having both seems like the best solution. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ben_uk wrote:


Having both seems like the best solution. Laughing


Get an 80 series then Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same problem Paul!

70 and 80 are both live axle, so their never going to be as nice to drive on the road as the IFS Colorado. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done some gentle, non damaging, lanes with my Colorado and it's excellent - for a big lardy 4x4. My rear diff lock has the usual corroded actuator and doesn't work, but I got it through some decent X axle stuff, and mud, without any drama. I can't afford 'drama' anyway, my wife kills me well before drama ensues. She has a terrible back problem and being thrown about is not good, so the ride quality off road is actually very good.
I've driven LR's, Lada's, Rangeys, Daihatsu's Jeep's and all manner of trialers off road for over 40 years and the Colorado is a 4x4 that I would feel very confident in driving in much more extreme conditions than I have done so far.

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tilly1
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: colorado Reply with quote

Sad well drove over to skipton only to find a dog of a car so walked away , thinking of sticking to the 70 spent a small fortune on her too Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Collys are brilliant on and off road bit thirsty but they weigh in at just under 3ton so you cant expect much over 23mpg. You dont need to rev very hard not really more than 2000rpm buy an auto. I loved mine but mr insurance has jast taken it away and wont let me buy it back RIP Johnny Landcruiser Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: colorado Reply with quote

Smile might be having a look at another on auto trader lwb mmm only 85 k miles , but 1995 and big money , question for you colly lads d4d or 3.0 ltr what is the better Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are both 3ltr either 1kzte 96-99 or d4d 2000-02. 1kzte 123bhp d4d 161bhp. 1kzte expect 23mpg d4d a tad more. Go for the auto they are ace no need to rev above 2k rpm round town ad will pull a house down. Watch out for cyl head issues on 1kzte. Oh and the rear diff lock is more than likely knackered because most people don't use them! Gor for it Tilly you kow it makes sense Very Happy
ps they also did a 2.7 4 cyl or 3.4 v6 petrol version

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi is there anything wrong with a manual as my dad is on the look out for one now. He just hates autos in general that's all.
Cheers lee.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing at all, I just prefer auto boxes. I would point out though if you have a look at the size of a manual gearbox (its vast) would you like to change the clutch? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:15 am    Post subject: colorado Reply with quote

oh my god went and bought a jeep , why o why did i do that , thanks god i still have my landcruiser , boy can those jeeps drink fuel Confused Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:34 am    Post subject: colly Reply with quote

Wink jeep now gone , that was a very bad dream lol , sticking with the toyota, thank god Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bin there, Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:31 am    Post subject: colorado Reply with quote

Very Happy well ive gone and bought a collie nice but still keeping my 70 as i just cant seem to part with it lol Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is this for posing or playing ???? check out the classifieds under toyota, it might be of interest to you ....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any photos or at least some details mr tilly? You wont be dissapointed with a collie apart from their drinking habits! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:10 pm    Post subject: collie Reply with quote

Wink cant be a better drinking partner to my 70 lol work to be done lots of before i take it of road my head is battered were to begin Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:12 pm    Post subject: collie Reply with quote

Shocked Shocked a roll cage Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And side bars Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2" lift and some 33s is a good start! they need to be 16" or bigger rims though 15" rims are a non starter the brakes are to big. 285/75x16 or 305/70x16 = 33" or there abouts. Is the rear diff lock working?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:18 am    Post subject: collie Reply with quote

Smile yes rear diff lock is working went under and had a look and was v happy didnt seem to be too rusty Wink , going to drive around with it as standard for the time being till funds build up then maybe off to west coast for the lift / suspension Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:20 am    Post subject: colorado Reply with quote

Laughing getting 32 mpg sipping fuel compared to the 70 lol Wink wish weather was better sooo much i want to do done oil and filter changes greased rear prop next will be a coolant and thermostat change Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be the D4D engine then? More power and better fuel economy now that cant be a bad thing! Is it an auto?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:35 pm    Post subject: colorado Reply with quote

no its a manual , the verdict is still out on it Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is that then? It looks to be a tidy motor at a glance it looks to be an FX trim whats it got? being a late one I would think it is fairly well loaded. The D4D is much more frugal than the 1KZTE by the sound of it!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:37 pm    Post subject: colorado Reply with quote

hi guys , yes its an fx model seems to have all the things i need air con electric windows all round good stereo , but i think it may be a bit too big for me might of been better with a swb but we shall see , nice drive and bags of power and mpg isi great Wink
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