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"The place" for 4WD info in Perth, Western Australia!
Trips Archive, Photo Gallery, & General 4x4 Info.
Author: Alan (alias "Skip").

Skip's Toyota Hilux Turbo Diesel - "Tonka"

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Tonka and camper trailer on the Plenty Highway 2005

Skip's Hilux stuck in Moore River

Tonka on the Canning Stock Route - July 2001

 


What's that Skip? Your now running a Prado D4D?
Skip's Toyota Landcruiser Prado
Yes, it's true. Skip now runs a 2009 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GXL D4D Auto. After having such a good run with previous Toyotas, and wanting the power and economy of the D4D engine, combined with maximum touring range from the standard 180 litre fuel capacity, the Prado 120 series was an easy choice. Despite being purchased at 4 years of age, and with 120000k on the odo, it looks and drives like brand new. Click here to see the vehicles details page, and all his previous 4WD's.

There are always new pics in the Trip Pics section: 19000 pics and rising!)

Which 4WD club does Skip belong to?  GoBush 4WD Cub

Skip enjoys watching Pat Callinan's 4x4 Adventures... click here for info.

Custom Canvas and Covers - Manufactures and repairs all types of Canvas products, including camp oven bags, solar panel bags, tent bags, right up to camper trailer covers.Visit www.customcc.com.au

Nuclear Waste Dump? Should Western Australia be used as a nuclear waste dump? Click here to read the facts.

NEW! This year's 4WD Events - Click on this link to view a calendar of events for Perth 4WD, camping & boating shows.

Fuelstar fuel catalyst - Skip had one on his Hilux. Do they work? Do you really get better fuel economy and more power? Click here to read my report on how the installation of a Fuelstar went in "Tonka" (my Hilux).

Aggressive tread on the new Mud TerrainBF Goodrich tyres, Mud Terrain T/A-KM series. www.bfgoodrichtires.com - My Hilux ran 265/75R16's, which have a rolling diameter of ~32 inches. Yes, I used to run 255/85R16's (33 inches), but decided to go back to the 32's. Read about my choice of tyres and sizes. My Kia Sorento had 17" wheels and much less clearance in the wheel arches, but BFG did not make a size to suit, so I ended up putting on Mickey Thompsons. Read here about my choice of tyre. The Pajero rans 16x7 rims, and after an excellent run with the Mickey's, I put stuck with the Mickey ATZ's, but went to the more agressive 4 rib design. It gave excellent traction, zero punctures, but were a bit noisy. So, now, the Prado - it came with Michelin tyres on it, which not very agressive at all, and so I fitted it with BFG All-Terrain 265/70R17's.

NEW! Austracks 4WD Driver Training and tag-a-long tours. Need some training on how to best use and recover your 4WD? Or do you just want to get away to the outback in a supervised environment? Austracks is the go. They have pre-planned courses and tours, and can also tailor programs to suit you. Visit their website at... www.austrax4x4.com.au 

So, Skip, how did you get the name "Skip"? Click here to find out

Will Skip ever get to Cape York? Or will he settle on Queensland instead?


ExplorOz web siteVisit our friends at ExplorOz for comprehensive information about touring Australia by 4WD. They also have an on-line store & heaps of other great 4WD info! www.exploroz.com

 

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Skip takes Tonka into the snow...
Tonka on the Plenty highway in 2005


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Trucks: Toyota Hilux Turbo Diesel 4WD dual cab, 1kzte, Toyota Landcruiser 80 series, Holden Rodeo Turbo Diesel 4WD Dual Cab Ute, Tonka, Isuzu Pickup, Isuzu Trooper
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Where:  Perth, Western Australia, Sand dunes, Mud, desert trips, outback Australia, Aussie, Down Under, Ayers rock, Uluru, Kimberleys
Trucks: Toyota Hilux Turbo Diesel 4WD dual cab, 1kzte, Toyota Landcruiser 80 series, Holden Rodeo Turbo Diesel 4WD Dual Cab Ute, Tonka, Isuzu Pickup, Isuzu Trooper
Mods:    4wd performance modifications, ARB 4x4 accessories

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Who:     Alan , Skip, Skip's 4x4, Skips4x4,  4WD Encounter, Professional Pc Support
Where:  Perth, Western Australia, Sand dunes, Mud, desert trips, outback Australia, Aussie, Down Under, Ayers rock, Uluru, Kimberleys
Trucks: Toyota Hilux Turbo Diesel 4WD dual cab, 1kzte, Toyota Landcruiser 80 series, Holden Rodeo Turbo Diesel 4WD Dual Cab Ute, Tonka, Isuzu Pickup, Isuzu Trooper
Mods:    4wd performance modifications, ARB 4x4 accessories

Keywords:
What:    4x4, 4WD, four wheel drive, four-wheel-drive, AWD, All wheel drive, all-wheel-drive, off road, off-road, 4 wheelin
Who:     Alan , Skip, Skip's 4x4, Skips4x4,  4WD Encounter, Professional Pc Support
Where:  Perth, Western Australia, Sand dunes, Mud, desert trips, outback Australia, Aussie, Down Under, Ayers rock, Uluru, Kimberleys
Trucks: Toyota Hilux Turbo Diesel 4WD dual cab, 1kzte, Toyota Landcruiser 80 series, Holden Rodeo Turbo Diesel 4WD Dual Cab Ute, Tonka, Isuzu Pickup, Isuzu Trooper
Mods:    4wd performance modifications, ARB 4x4 accessories