This is a thread for my 2009 Hilux Invicible 3.0 Automatic.
I first got this truck in Dec 2012 and was used as my daily driver and occasional farm truck for a year or so and then just as a daily driver up until I had a near head on crash in 2016 where a Honda Civic took a racing line out of a side road which I was slowing down to turn into and went straight through my front right corner.
She shattered the steering rack, front right suspension, bumper mount, wheel and tyre and left front suspension. I cant remember what else but it cost £6000 to be fixed and I've only starting to get my driving confidence back now.
The only mod I have currently is a set of 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2s which I got in 2013 and they have treated me well in mud on farm and the few times its seen proper snow and ice in Scotland.
This was the truck the day after I got the new boots fitted. I hardly remember that day now.
And this was one evening locking up on the farm
Jobs coming up on the truck are getting my brakes sorted before I mini road trip next month and getting my side lights fixed at local garage as I need to pickup a new tool set still.
I'm also currently getting quotes for a 3inch turbo back exhaust as the current exhaust is starting to go.
Future plans/ideas include...
Rust treatment/underseal etc as i'm paranoid about it and want to make my truck last. I didn't realise how it was until looking at photos today.
Fitting second battery as for some reason I don't have one and didn't know until recently I was meant to have 2.
Rocksliders/side step as current Toyota ones look awful underneath the truck (pics in future post)
Suspension lift 2 icnhes or so and all the stuff to rectify diff etc.
Front winch + Bumper.
Rear Bumper with swing arm for spare wheel.
Possibly step up to 285s or 33 inch tyres but would need auto box cooler as a mate from HPOC site told me. As I may tow in future.
Anyway enough of a first post on my truck.