Easy Steps to Improving The Performance of Your HiLux

January 8, 2019 — by Richard Dawson

There are many reasons why people want their HiLux to go faster, but you don’t really need one. Like really, who doesn’t want a faster car? Especially for riding off-road, where you can’t get into trouble with the police. If you’re one of those people who want to improve their HiLux’ performance for whatever reason, there are a couple of different ways you can do that, even on a budget. The best way to do it is to add more combustion in the fuel chamber, and adding more oil isn’t an option, so modifying it to allow more clean air and to make it capable of working with more fuel is typically the way to go. You can accomplish this with the following steps.

HiLux exhaust for sale

Aftermarket Exhausts

Aftermarket exhaust systems are the best way to add extra horsepower, torque and improve your fuel economy. You can find a HiLux exhaust for sale online or at HiLux dealerships relatively easy since the HiLux is the most popular vehicle in Australia by far. You’ll find an aftermarket HiLux exhaust for sale made of either stainless or aluminised steel. Both types are far more durable than your stock exhaust which is probably made of mild steel. Furthermore, aftermarket exhaust systems feature mandrel bends and wider pipe diameters, meaning more air gets to your engine, while toxic exhausts leave quicker at the same time.

Use Cold Air Intake

A cold air intake is the easiest and cheapest way to increase horsepower and torque. This aftermarket assembly of parts will help the air that goes inside your engine become denser and colder, and once it mixes with the fuel, your engine will produce more power.

Reduce the Weight

It’s pretty common knowledge that the lighter your HiLux is the faster it will move. Aftermarket aluminised exhaust systems are lighter than stainless and mild steel exhaust systems, and you can remove a couple of other things to make it even lighter. For instance, switch the glass windows with acrylic ones, get rid of extra seats, throw what you don’t need out of the trunk, get disc brakes, etc.

A Performance Chipset

If you have a newer HiLux then it probably features an automatic system that controls all of your vehicle’s activities. For instance, there’s an onboard computer system that controls the ratio of gas combustion, timing, anti-lock brakes, etc. You can probably find an aftermarket performance chip online that can override your HiLux’ factory settings.