Hilux KUN26L build in USA

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby Caleebra on Sun, 25 Apr 2021 6:22 +0000

Isn't there a lot of Hiluxes driving around in South America?
Wouldn't that be a shorter lead time for ordering parts, if you where to find any that is?

Just occurred to me that I remember seeing many of the Tacoma guys i follow on Instagram jump on their breaks when they see a Hilux suddenly appear just over the boarder(Mexico plates).
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Tue, 27 Apr 2021 4:53 +0000

Caleebra wrote:Isn't there a lot of Hiluxes driving around in South America?
Wouldn't that be a shorter lead time for ordering parts, if you where to find any that is?

Just occurred to me that I remember seeing many of the Tacoma guys i follow on Instagram jump on their breaks when they see a Hilux suddenly appear just over the boarder(Mexico plates).


Absolutely true, I've attempted contact with Toyota dealerships in several countries in Central and South America (in english and spanish) and no one even replies. I'm not sure what else to do, I can't find any parts distributors or anything online based in SA... Very strange.

I just recently found a US Toyota warehouse that apparently serves the Mexican market as well and I've ordered the windows through Toyota. It's been a week long process so far and some paperwork back and forth. Amongst other disclaimers it's an absolutely as-is sale with zero support or refunds. Very strange from Toyota themselves, let's hope I get the right windows!
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby Caleebra on Wed, 28 Apr 2021 10:05 +0000

Thats crazy! Even from Toyota themselves not answering...

Hope your window deal comes through and they could probably help you in the future with parts!
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Sun, 02 May 2021 8:39 +0000

Caleebra wrote:Thats crazy! Even from Toyota themselves not answering...

Hope your window deal comes through and they could probably help you in the future with parts!


Thanks! I'll certainly keep you guys posted. As of now it looks like the order is going through.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Wed, 02 Jun 2021 7:45 +0000

After forty some days I received the front windows and they are the correct part. I tinted them at 30% and installed the RH glass and window belt. Tonight and tomorrow I'll be installing the Killmat and glass in the LH.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Wed, 02 Jun 2021 7:47 +0000

Also got it out for some trails and kayaking over the weekend.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Sat, 05 Jun 2021 2:43 +0000

Finished the driver side glass and dynamat, I can say that even without having done the rear doors or floor there is a big difference in road noise and especially solidity of front doors. waiting on a darker tint for the rear doors so it'll be a couple of weeks before my next update.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby Caleebra on Mon, 07 Jun 2021 4:05 +0000

Looking good man!
May have to install some dynamat in mine then!
Miss the "quieter" sound in the car as when i had my Audi A4 Avant. :lol:
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Tue, 08 Jun 2021 6:10 +0000

Caleebra wrote:Looking good man!
May have to install some dynamat in mine then!
Miss the "quieter" sound in the car as when i had my Audi A4 Avant. :lol:


Thanks! I'll let you know how it sounds when it's all installed, and I agree on the Audis, I had an A3 and it was a pleasure to drive.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Fri, 11 Jun 2021 3:53 +0000

Got the back left door check rebuilt and Killmat installed. Tint should be here tomorrow.

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