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Newer 4x4

Postby willyr » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:17 am

Hey all. I'm looking at getting myself a newer truck. I've had great survice from the local holden shop so looking at a Colorado. The truck I'm looking at is a 2012 model. I've herd that these are very similar to the d-max of the same year is this the case? Also entertaining the idea of getting a rear diff lock installed when / if I go ahead with it. What's the deal with diff locks as in how many kms will they last for if most of my driving it on the road and only a small amount off road where the locker will be used?
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Re: Newer 4x4

Postby geeves » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:15 pm

As far as I know there is little difference between the early dmax and colorado.
Air locker is just sitting doing nothing when not in use. Should be no wear
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: Newer 4x4

Postby isuzurob » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:57 pm

The colorado has minor issues but nothing that cant be fixed, they are a good truck, the rear diff should have a good lsd in it so if you are going offroad, fit freewheeling hubs on the front and fit a locker to the front diff
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Re: Newer 4x4

Postby willyr » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:21 am

What sort of issues?
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Re: Newer 4x4

Postby isuzurob » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:54 pm

i would buy one in a heart beat if i had money to throw away, the 07-09 had gearbox noises which required the gearbox being pulled apart and a new oiler fitted, the egr pack up, the S.C.V in the injector pump plays up, airflow meters, have done 1 turbo, standard clutches are weak if you 4wd alot, the electronic transfer case can cause issues of not engaging 4x4 etc, as i said i would still buy one over any other ute on the market, highest k one ive seen is 690,000km so far
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Re: Newer 4x4

Postby willyr » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:27 am

I walked in to wodsco yesterday arfta a older higher spec model that they had in but drove out in a ex demo base model 2015. Haven't completed the sale yet but I'm super stoked. It's manual not the auto that they were trying to sell me and only has 2500km on it. As I've Pritty much maxed my self out here I'm worried if there are any hidden experiences around the corner that I should be aware of? They say it's good for 15000km between survice but it's only 2500km in and the dash tells me the oil is at 69% life left if that's the case I'm up for oil change at about 8000km which is a service because part of the warranty is they or someplace similar do all the work I think. I'll hit them up about it today. Do you work in a holden / isuzu garage Isuzu Rob?
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Re: Newer 4x4

Postby willyr » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:42 am

Also do you think my isuzu wheels will fit the Colorado? I'll take them off to try soon but they might be a different PCD or offset.
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Re: Newer 4x4

Postby isuzurob » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:37 am

dont buy a rg colorado stick with the older 2010 rc colorado they are isuzu base and are far superior in build quaility, the new colorado engine is junk, i worked for holden, nissan, vw/audi for 10 years, i left as i didnt have faith in what they were selling, work for myself now
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Re: Newer 4x4

Postby willyr » Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:36 am

Thank you for that. Was 2010 the last year of that good model? Glad I haven't signed anything!
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Re: Newer 4x4

Postby isuzurob » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:13 pm

2012 was the last of the rc colorado, the rc and rg are completely different shapes
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Re: Newer 4x4

Postby willyr » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:59 pm

What is the isuzu d-max like? Did they have a model through the 2000 til 2008ish years or was that just the holden rodeo?
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Re: Newer 4x4

Postby isuzurob » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:39 am

the 00 2.8 4jb1-t rodeo are great just under powered standard-i own one, 01 was 2.8 4jb1-et but electronic injector pump and the pumps played up, 02-03 was the tf 3.0 4jh1-t the injector pumps are shocking on these engines, 04-07 was ra rodeo with the 4jh1-t they are very under powered and nosiy, they are all holden branded but made by isuzu, stick with a 09 on rodeo or dmax they are the same truck, dont buy the 07-08 model though they had gearbox noise issues in the manuals
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