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  1. Suspension Struts

    Suspension Struts
    RoughTrax have had an in-depth look at Suspension Struts. We hope to show you what they do, what they shouldn’t do and why the Struts at RoughTrax are worth considering! What are struts and how do they work? A Strut, usually fitted to the front on most independent suspension 4x4 vehicles now, is an essential part of the vehicles front...
  2. What do I need to know about E10 fuel?

    What do I need to know about E10 fuel?
    The new E10 fuel became available across England, Scotland and Wales at the beginning of September 2021. With its release date in Northern Ireland set for early 2022. European countries have slowly been introducing it since about 2009. What is E10 fuel? The new E10 contains up to 10% bio-ethanol compared to the existing E5 which only contains up to...
  3. Land Cruiser UZJ100 1998-2007 Vehicle Specifications

    Explore the latest vehicle specifications for the Toyota Land Cruiser UZJ100 1998-2007 model with the 4.7 V8 2UZFE engine . In this article you will discover the most up to date information of which lubricant type, grades, capacities and much more. All fluids and oils can be purchased via the website, simply click on the product link next to the...
  4. Winter Driving and Safety Tips

    Winter Driving and Safety Tips
    We wanted to put together some tips for winter motoring. We have also included useful kit to keep in your vehicle and some advice on staying safe out on the roads. Essential Toyota Winter Driving Kit The weather can change at any time so it’s best to be prepared. Here is list of kit to keep in your Toyota to...
  5. Sheriff Skid Plates [VIDEO]

    Sheriff Skid Plates [VIDEO]
    Sheriff is a brand name for the range of skid plates, sump guards, transmission guards & fuel tank guards we supply. They are manufactured by Metalloproduktsia in Russia, who are the Original Equipment Manufacturer of under body protection for the likes of John Deere, Ford, Caterpillar, & General Motors who consist of Buick, Cadillac, GMC & Chevrolet. Check out our...
  6. Fitting the Wiper Arm Adapter to the Wiper Blade [VIDEO]

    Fitting the Wiper Arm Adapter to the Wiper Blade [VIDEO]
    This video shows how the Wiper Arm Adapter kit can convert your old style wiper arms over to the new set up with blades. The hook style blades are more popular. Click here for all our Wiper Blades
  7. How to remove the Handbrake cable from the Lever [VIDEO]

    How to remove the Handbrake cable from the Lever [VIDEO]
    A quick video to help you remove and replace the handbrake cable from the pull type handbrake lever. This is situated below the dashboard next to the steering wheel on Toyota Hilux Pickups, Hilux Surfs and 4Runners. View all our Handbrake Cables here
  8. How do I check if my 4x4 has VSC or not? [VIDEO]

    How do I check if my 4x4 has VSC or not? [VIDEO]
    If you need to check if you have Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) then this little video we've put together should help. You often need to know this when looking at brake parts for some models. Click here to view all our Brake Parts
  9. RoughTrax Hilux with the Stealth Look!

    RoughTrax Hilux with the Stealth Look!
    Just thought we would share with you some of the ideas and work we carried out on our Hilux KUN26 (mainly over lock-down!). So the idea was to de-chrome our original KUN26 2010 Invincible, but prior to that we had to do some essentials! The Front The front end was getting a little tired looking, even on what we feel...
  10. VSC Lights Constantly Flashing

    VSC Lights Constantly Flashing
    Hi Guys, Just a little snippet of info I thought I’d share with you all on my Hilux KUN26. So I just fitted a new snorkel to our truck which required removing the air box with the mass-air flow sensor. I had to move the truck with it disconnected. After re-fitting the air box etc I fired her up again...
  11. What is Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)?

    What is Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)?
    A vehicle fitted with an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system benefits from lower combustion temperatures and reducing oxides of nitrogen emissions (NOx). Some exhaust gases are re-introduced through the EGR valve into the engine inlet manifold, with the effect of reducing the temperatures within the combustion chamber reducing emissions. What is EGR Cooling? To cool the temperature even further, and...
  12. Why do we sell the Brands of Oils and Fluids that we do?

    Why do we sell the Brands of Oils and Fluids that we do?
    There are loads of brands of Oils and Fluids out there for your truck, so where do you start? It’s hard enough finding out the type of fluids you need let alone working out which brands you can trust. Having tried a fair few brands ourselves over the last 25 years. Here’s some info on why we supply the Brands...
  13. Fitting Guide for the Kuhner Diesel Alternator 85 Amp

    Fitting Guide for the Kuhner Diesel Alternator 85 Amp
    We have put together some helpful instructions and tips to make the removal and fitment of the Kuhner 85 Amp alternator that much easier. This alternator fits a selection of the Hilux Pickup models from 2002 onwards and Land Cruiser KDJ90/95, 120 series, and 150 series. See the ‘Compatible Vehicles’ tab on the product page on our website for the...
  14. Aisin's Correct Clutch Installation Guide

    Aisin's Correct Clutch Installation Guide
    This Clutch Diagnostic Manual offers information on: NVR the Clutch System AISIN Clutch Characteristics Installation Procedures Troubleshooting Precautions when handling > Clutch Installation Guide.
  15. Sump Pan Replacement Guide

    Sump Pan Replacement Guide
    We have put together this basic step by step guide to replacing your Sump Pan. We have also included some photos which should make things easier to understand. There are of course other ways to replace the Sump but we have found this to be the easiest way. (The photos included are of a Toyota Hilux MK4 LN165.) Useful Notes...
  16. How to install a Drag Link

    How to install a Drag Link
    We’ve recently had some questions from customers asking the best way to install a Drag Link, so we have put together this helpful guide. The following image shows the Pitman Arm, Drag Link and Knuckle Arm (Boomerang Arm) in position. When the steering wheel is turned the Pitman Arm moves the Drag Link which transfers the rotating motion from the...
  17. How to fit a Centre Bearing

    How to fit a Centre Bearing
    What is a Centre Bearing? The Centre Bearing is designed to support the central prop shaft when a two-piece shaft is fitted. It has a large rubber mounting and bearing fitted inside a metal cage which is attached to the chassis. The whole centre bearing mount is fitted to the front section of the rear or rear prop shaft and retained by the flange and central...
  18. History of the Hilux Surf

    History of the Hilux Surf
    For those of you that are new to the Toyota Surf, we have put together a friendly guide on how the Surfs came to be. Along with information about how they have evolved and a few interesting facts that we have learnt over the years. In the early 80’ Toyota was keen to create a passenger version of the pickup...
  19. Why Fit Wheel Spacers?

    Why Fit Wheel Spacers?
    There are several reasons people fit wheel spacers : To increase stability if you are lifting your truck So you can fit larger sized tyres to your vehicle To improve performance and grip of the wheel By widening the stance it creates greater stability when steering around corners Wheel spacers come in various thickness from about 5mm to 60mm and...
  20. What is AHC?

    What is AHC?
    Have you ever wondered what AHC is? Some of our vehicle parts can only be fitted to vehicles with AHC so we have put together a quick guide to help. Firstly AHC stands for Active Height Control suspension or Adjustable Height Control. What does AHC do? Well to keep it short on the Land Cruiser 100 series it allows the...

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