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Ratchet

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Monday, April 24th 2017, 12:38pm

General questions

Hey everyone,





Thanks for the
greetings in my intro thread, esp. to AmadaXtreme for giving me a general
breakdown on the Fortuner.





A non-Toyota dealer here in CT is selling for a second hand 2008 Tuna Fortuner 3.0d-4d 4x4 and asking
price is R185k with just over 110 000kms on the clock.


To me this seems a
bit cheap? I have no seen the car yet, but would like to have a look.





Some more questions:


Body roll:


Previously I read
& heard about the silly body roll of the fortuner. A tyre shop told me that
the previous version came with larger tyres and subsequently caused this
dreaded body roll - so the remedy was to fit smaller tyres to lower the cg. Is
this true?





Weak Points:


What are the
common weak points on this fortuner. Virtually every car has one and it usually
the first batch that gets sold before the facelift comes out, so which is it
for the Fortuner?





Utility (and this
is one of my biggest concerns with a "bakkie" without a canopy):


If the back is
kitted out with mat/fabric, how on earth does one transport cargo, like
wheelbarrow, wood, cement, etc?


Is there some sort
of rubber mat that one can fit in the back section?





Replacement parts:


Are the parts
expensive from Toyota? I'm sure there are general generic parts which can be
used as replacements





Warranty:


I owned a Toyota
but what are their warranties on the Fortuners, say from 2010 and up?

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 9:20am



Some more questions:


Body roll:


Previously I read
& heard about the silly body roll of the fortuner. A tyre shop told me that
the previous version came with larger tyres and subsequently caused this
dreaded body roll - so the remedy was to fit smaller tyres to lower the cg. Is
this true?

Although raised suspension will increase your center of gravity, the effect on fitting smaller tyres is going to be so small you would even feel the body roll difference, but your speedo reading is going to be faster than your actual speed and your gears will be shorter due to the smaller tyre circumference. The main problem on the body roll and stability problem is all in the suspension setup and not the height. We have tested and cured many Fortuner's with the AmadaXtreme suspensions. The standard shocks are pathetic and the main cause of the problem. Obviously there are a few other factors such as tyres, pressures, load... and the nut holding the steering... but mainly suspension to blame.




Utility (and this
is one of my biggest concerns with a "bakkie" without a canopy):

If the back is
kitted out with mat/fabric, how on earth does one transport cargo, like
wheelbarrow, wood, cement, etc?

If you want a vehicle for this application I would rather then buy a Double Cab. I have fitted my Fortuner with a rubber mat as I also use the Fortuner for deliveries but will never load a wheel barrow. Remember there is companies which sell rubber protective covers but it stays your prerogative what you what to do with your vehicle


Is there some sort
of rubber mat that one can fit in the back section?
Yes, there are a few






Replacement parts:


Are the parts
expensive from Toyota? I'm sure there are general generic parts which can be
used as replacements


There are many generic parts available for toyota, more than any other brand. As per any brand some parts are expensive but Toyota's are not high on maintenance


Warranty:


I owned a Toyota
but what are their warranties on the Fortuners, say from 2010 and up?
2010 Are out of warranty and not covered by Toyota, note aftermarket warranty are not covered by Toyota but by a third party company - but this is another discussion


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Friday, September 15th 2017, 1:39pm

Thanks a lot for your replies. It surely does help. I've been holding back on buying one because I was not convinced... Now should be a good time to go test drive a few with the info/advice you guys have given. :thumbsup:

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Saturday, September 16th 2017, 7:16am

Have a look at them and plan carefully as buying a vehicle is a long term project as buying the wrong vehicle is costly to sell and buy again.

Remember what is right vehicle for me might not be for your use and application, I just bought myself a D/C as I need more space when touring and the Fortuner is just to small.
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Saturday, September 16th 2017, 7:33pm

I just bought myself a D/C as I need more space when touring and the Fortuner is just to small


What D/C did you buy?

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