Nigel Fryatt – editor
It’s a case of almost, but not quite, this month. Haven’t actually managed much with the Hilux in the last few weeks; apart from the collection taxi for the daughter’s Springer Spaniel. But despite this, there has been some excitement in the Editor’s 4×4 garage with the arrival of some super chunky new off-road tyres.
The Hilux original equipment rubber are Bridgestone Dueller H/T. OK for the road, although care has to be taken when the truck bed’s empty that even on bone-dry tarmac a little too much right foot exiting roundabouts can make the rear skip and loose grip. Off-road they are… well, they are on-road tyres and we have been thinking of improving the situation as soon as we can, and thanks to the guys at Cooper Tires, we now have a set of Discoverer S/T Maxx rubber.
Toyota Hilux HL3
Spec: HL3 D-4D
Recent costs: Four black ‘pepper pot’ steel wheels from www.4x4at.com £187.20, set of Cooper Tires Discoverer S/T Maxx tyres
Arrived: October 2011
You can read more about this Toyota in the June 2012 issue of 4×4 Magazine – available here