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How Cool Is This Turbodiesel-Powered, Solid-Axle, Aussie Toyota Hilux?

Reader’s Ride: Cody Williams’ Truck is a Fine Example of a Go-Anywhere 4x4.

Tom MorrAuthorOwnerAuthor

We love when you send us photos and info on your 4x4! Here's a look at Cody Williams' 2001 Toyota Hilux and a Q&A with the owner.

Vehicle: 2001 Toyota Hilux
Owner: Cody Williams, Queensland, Australia
Tires: 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler MT/R
Suspension: RUF solid axle swap, high-steer, Bilstein and Rancho shocks by Troy Marshall from TM Fabrications in Queensland
Performance: 2.8L Toyota 3L diesel, mechanical pump, TD04 turbo
Other Mods: Canopy, drawer setup, onboard air, CTEK dual-battery system, ARB rooftop tent, wraparound awning

Four Wheeler: Does it work the way you want it to?
Cody Williams: It works very well for what it is; our laws forbid even the tire size I currently run. I can comfortably keep up with—and occasionally embarrass—twin-locked later-model IFS equivalents, even with my open 4.88s at both ends.

FW: Is there anything you would change?
CW: My country of residence. Seeing all the cool things you guys do to your rigs and comfortably drive them on the street to and from the trails makes me envious.

FW: What is your funniest wheeling incident?
CW: Detonating my rear 8-inch right where this photo was taken and doing a 20-minute changeover with the spare center I had wrapped up in the back.

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