View Full Version : Surfin in canada

05-23-2006, 06:34 PM
So this was the first real hard run for the surf, went up to Williams lake(was fully loaded) , I was really quite impressed actually , turbo's are pretty cool. drove in 5th gear from abbottsford to williams lake never had to downshift once. slowest on some of the big hills was 2600rpm and about 85k...didnt drop any slower. Temp guage never budged from just below half., even in cachecreek an linton.Elevation was from 200-1600m average speed was 100k
filled in abby , drove to 100mile put in 35 drove up an back to cachecreek filled it(32bucks) drove home. got half tank left.we ran the ac for baby too.

the 22re once loaded was 4th (unless dead flat or downhill) and possibly 2nd gear by the top of the big hills.

05-23-2006, 06:47 PM
thats awesome wish i had a new diesel sometimes the turbos are cool my friend has a twin turbo set up on 85 land crusier

05-23-2006, 06:59 PM
is it right hand steering?

05-23-2006, 08:30 PM
WOW James looks really good never new you were looking for a new ride. I've actually never even heard of the surf before!!

05-23-2006, 08:47 PM
WOW James looks really good never new you were looking for a new ride. I've actually never even heard of the surf before!!


05-23-2006, 08:58 PM
yeah i love the boosted 2.4s, miss mine im waiting for some of these to turn up wrecked... swap time! :D

very nice looking surf, needs some more aggressive look to it though [41]

05-23-2006, 09:03 PM
right on man,keep up the updates,if she's good for ya I might have to get rid of this gaspot,nice ride[cheers]

05-23-2006, 09:05 PM
Good to hear she ran good for ya !

05-23-2006, 09:21 PM
sweet rig, right hand drive?

05-23-2006, 09:31 PM
Uhhh, what exaxtly is the "surf"? 2.4l turbo diesel or gas? Any other diffs? Looks like a Runner.:o

Nice ride though[cheers]

crazy j
05-23-2006, 09:42 PM
sweet rig, right hand drive?

it appears to be so in the pic.
is it the 2.8 in it by chance?

i so want to import a truck. when i was in NZ an Oz last summer, thats all i could think about!
this is one of my favorites, turbo diesel and solid axle
bummer that theyre all RHD

05-23-2006, 10:17 PM
[stupid] thats whative been tryin to organize for since i got back from asia was to import a 91 hilux, but due to philippino exportation laws id have to do it in 3 pieces (chasis/drive train/body) each costing 1100cdn to ship over ... only good thing about vehicles from southern asia is that they are left hand drive... [kicknuts] [drunk]

05-23-2006, 10:37 PM
check the buy and sell thers a place in abby that got a few right hand drive turbo deisel runners and pathfinders, priced not to bad ither

05-24-2006, 01:23 AM
Is it from Japan? Turbo diesel? a good friend of mine (Samuria Jack) just bought one cleanest 90 toy ( frames shinier than my bro's 98 runners body)I've ever seen we'll be upin the boost and gettin rid of the egr this weekend maybe water injection also

05-24-2006, 02:17 AM
sweet rig James[36][36]

I couldn't believe how clean it is for an '89 when I saw it up close:cool:

why don't we get the cool stuff over here?

05-24-2006, 02:20 PM
rt hd drive , 89 was fisrt year with the ifs, same as a runner, 2.4turbo diesel

Was gonna get a SA 4dr pu but more pricey and are scooped up fast. they (usually)have a 3L =2.8 non turbo

Watch your boost, I'd say 10-12 MAX, bigger exhaust gives the best power

Its just the baby hauler now so its stayin preety much stock

05-27-2006, 07:04 PM
haha theres 3 of those sitting at my work right now!! and a bmw 850, the japan equvilent to a nissan 300zx and a mercades.

they are fricken cheap to.... bmw 850 11,500..... was 115K us new!

hilux surf... 89 80k absolutley mine inside and out 7grand.
another one 92 i think only 18k on it... 9 grand

and a newer landcruiser mint with a a few mods done to it.... 12,500. all the toyota's are turbo deisel too[49]

how this guy does it is.. you tell him what you want, and how much you want to spend.... and he finds it for you, and brings it here gets inspected and registered. He charges a flat rate fee... doesnt matter what you want.... think i might sell all my toys and buy one of those pimp landcruisers[36]