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    The Toyota Hilux Still Has A Critical Weakness

    Handling still shit then!


    The Toyota Hilux is supposed to be right behind cockroaches and John McClane on our comprehensive list of “hardest things to kill.” But looks like we might have finally found this supertruck’s kryptonite: evasive maneuvering.

    We’ve seen a Toyota Hilux survive exploding buildings and a road trip to the North Pole. But try to make an aggressive lane-change at 37 MPH and suddenly the thing looks as safe as being a bad henchman in a James Bond movie.

    The Swedish car safety inspectors at Teknikens Värld love the “moose test” because it simulates something Swedish drivers deal with all the time: dodging a moose at cruising speed. Auto manufacturers hate it because it puts a very visually unsettling strain on their vehicles. We naturally love it for the same reason. But you don’t need to live where wild moose roam for the test to be relevant– imagine anything popping into the road while you’re plodding along at 35 MPH, it’s still good to know how your car will react.
    The Toyota Hilux Still Has A Critical Weakness
    You bullied, you laughed, you lied, you lost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    imagine anything popping into the road while you’re plodding along at 35 MPH
    go straight


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    ^That's feckin' perfect for Thailand.

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    ^ Perfect for zombies too heh...

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    ^That's what I said. Perfect for Thailand!

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    FFS. It is a pickup truck not a sports car. Any pickup would perform the same. Izusu, Nissan, Ford, Tata et al. Probably being tested for some useless EU regulation?

    Problem of the late 20th, early 21 st century is:

    General lack of acceptance of reality.
    General unrealistic expectation or maybe call it unrealistic entitlement.

    Just because a truck has a 3l turbo diesel and can be chipped etc, and belch black smoke and zoom down Bang Na -Trat at 220+kph does not mean it is designed to go around corners like a sports car.

    If the test had been done in Thailand the tires would not have deformed like that as they would be inflated to the proper pressure of 50 psi.
    Last edited by VocalNeal; 27-10-2016 at 12:09 PM.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
    I apologize if any offence was caused. unless it was intended.
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    ^That's the thing,Ford Mits and Isuze didn't.

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    The face of the driver says it all.

    Bricking his pants!

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    ^^^
    Quote Originally Posted by OP
    But try to make an aggressive lane-change at 37 MPH
    37 MPH is not exactly in the sports car speed range......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    The face of the driver says it all.

    Bricking his pants!
    Looks like it's his wife driving, the husbands face is a picture.

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    Link to a report on this in an Oz newspaper: Toyota HiLux fails Swedish moose test

    A report published by Teknikens Värld said other models such as the Volkswagen Amarok, Ford Ranger and Nissan Navara coped with the same test without issue. It suggests that "something is seriously wrong with Toyota's dynamic safety system", and that its tyres may offer too much grip. The previous-shape HiLux failed the same test when equipped with optional 265mm-wide rubber, prompting Toyota's European arm to only offer the car with narrower tyres more likely to slide than tip onto two wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    The face of the driver says it all.

    Bricking his pants!
    Looks like it's his wife driving, the husbands face is a picture.
    The Moose is driving.

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    This must be the biggest peace of shit this Truck Yeah.
    Have a look at the video you can see the moron yaks the steering wheel, at the last second to get it to stand up on 2 wheels.
    You look at the line the VW takes 555

    I have been driving Hilux in Thailand for 10 year & have not been able to get it up on 2 wheels.
















    What Makes The Porsche Macan's Moose Test Results 'Extremely Strange'


    I did not see the test on this Nissan with the fresh make over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    I have been driving Hilux in Thailand for 10 year & have not been able to get it up on 2 wheels.
    If you say so then I guess the TV test is flawed

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    I have been driving Hilux in Thailand for 10 year & have not been able to get it up on 2 wheels.
    If you say so then I guess the TV test is flawed
    Go look at the video & you will see that I'm right.

    They say only traveling 37 mph & get it up on 2 wheels, now you would have to know how to drive to do that.

    The mountain Hway 11 between Lampang & Ciang Mai traveling faster than 37 mph,
    I could not get my truck onto 2 wheels

    PS it a magazine not TV station
    Last edited by Ratchaburi; 28-10-2016 at 01:03 PM. Reason: PS it a magazine not TV station

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    I have been driving Hilux in Thailand for 10 year & have not been able to get it up on 2 wheels.
    If you say so then I guess the TV test is flawed
    And the other testers from various blogs who reported the same problem with the previous model!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    I have been driving Hilux in Thailand for 10 year & have not been able to get it up on 2 wheels.
    If you say so then I guess the TV test is flawed
    Go look at the video & you will see that I'm right.

    They say only traveling 37 mph & get it up on 2 wheels, now you would have to know how to drive to do that.

    The mountain Hway 11 between Lampang & Ciang Mai traveling faster than 37 mph,
    I could not get my truck onto 2 wheels

    PS it a magazine not TV station
    Going round a corner at that speed and taking evasive action is very different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    They say only traveling 37 mph & get it up on 2 wheels, now you would have to know how to drive to do that.
    Oskar Krüger is a professional racing driver, what are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    PS it a magazine not TV station
    PS The name of the magazine is Teknikens Värld, aka TV

    The new Toyota Hilux close to tipping over | Teknikens Värld

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    They say only traveling 37 mph & get it up on 2 wheels, now you would have to know how to drive to do that.
    Oskar Krüger is a professional racing driver, what are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    PS it a magazine not TV station
    PS The name of the magazine is Teknikens Värld, aka TV

    The new Toyota Hilux close to tipping over | Teknikens Värld
    Look at the video you have to be a good driver to get it up on 2 wheel.
    lom how long have been driving a Hilux..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    I have been driving Hilux in Thailand for 10 year & have not been able to get it up on 2 wheels.
    If you say so then I guess the TV test is flawed
    Go look at the video & you will see that I'm right.

    They say only traveling 37 mph & get it up on 2 wheels, now you would have to know how to drive to do that.

    The mountain Hway 11 between Lampang & Ciang Mai traveling faster than 37 mph,
    I could not get my truck onto 2 wheels

    PS it a magazine not TV station
    Going round a corner at that speed and taking evasive action is very different.
    JJ did you look at the video

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    Various car with poor control. 1s in vid, previous Hilux. Warning, turn the volume down!



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    20 years ago a tabloid newspaper did exactly the same thing with the Suzuki jeep.
    The paper reported that Suzuki jeeps rolled at 35 mph.

    555 other papers found that other makes also rolled at 35 mph.

    This Farang twat is a worse driver than Somchai and is just getting cheap Internet publicity to sell his failing magazine.
    Cheap stunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    I have been driving Hilux in Thailand for 10 year & have not been able to get it up on 2 wheels.
    If you say so then I guess the TV test is flawed
    Go look at the video & you will see that I'm right.

    They say only traveling 37 mph & get it up on 2 wheels, now you would have to know how to drive to do that.

    The mountain Hway 11 between Lampang & Ciang Mai traveling faster than 37 mph,
    I could not get my truck onto 2 wheels

    PS it a magazine not TV station
    Going round a corner at that speed and taking evasive action is very different.
    JJ did you look at the video
    Yes, numerous times.

    And what I saw is the vehicle slow to reacting. When the driver first turns to his left, then right to correct himself, the car is slow to reacting to his correction. It is almost as though the truck wants to continue forward for a moment then the tires bite causing it to lift.

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    here is the vovo 555 look at the body roll on the Jeep 7 how Farr he's has drifted out to the left then pulls hard right to get the wheels of the ground.
    Any normal person can see that only moron can not see any difference 555.


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    I guess one needs to own, or have owned a Toyota pickup to understand it then. Fuck, I am that moron!

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