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Location: Bayside, Brisbane

Post Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:34 pm

Hi everyone, just bought a 95 Feroza SX II for the missus to run round in.
Needs a few bits to get everything working properly again, so anyone with door skins and/or windor/door electrics let me know please.

Here's a few pics for her ...
91' Hilux Surf with the usual mods & a few different ones ....
Coil SAS by


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Location: Geelong

Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:47 pm

Names Dave, 21, in geelong. Recently picked up a 94 SX Feroza, was after something that attracts a bit less attention than the usual imports and is ok on fuel, and its been heaps of fun so far! looking to do a bit of work to it as time and money permits, as it is my daily driver too.




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Location: torquay victoria

Post Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:15 pm

my td f70rv red rocky..

g,day my names lindsay an this is my 1984 red f70rv hardtop turbo diesel 5speed rocky it runs 2inch efs lifted springs all new bushes a 4wd1 steering dampener a set of noisy 31x10.5 tsl swampers on new king offset f100 rims black arb bullbar black in colour with a set of narva spotties inside it runs full original dash in very good condition alpine 9884e headunit an a set of alpine 6inch speakers with tweeters sounds clean. its has factory aircon an power steering an only has 99 thousand kms on the clock it runs a fully rebuilt motor all new head an components crank has be re ground all new ball an roller bearings all pressure tested bored an honed all new cam bearings an cam rods runs proper 300psi lines for oil inlet an return motor powder coated in gloss black an slightly polished rocker cover i'll finish it soon all new breaks swivel bearings an new rear wheel cylinders replaced new wheel bearings an swapped over an put on my set of vented disks stops well for what it is. on its last run on the dyno it made 98.2hp at 125kph on the 31inch tyres an 648lb of tractive effort its running 10psi atm with the stock turbo an the pump only opened slightly in about 5 thousand kms well adjust the timing an put the pump an boost up a lil more an see what we make next time.. here is one or two photos i'll get some more up soon of interior an the motor there is a vid on youtube of it on the dyno under rocky if u want to take a look. hope u enjoy cheers..




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Location: perth wa

Post Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:15 pm

hey guys i am the unfortunate owner of 2 rocky's :oops: :D .i am origanally from south africa i now live in perth
rocky 1 =86 td f75 long wheel base? :?
mods= set of ipf 130 w driving lights and saggy springs!
at least this one is going!
rocky 2 =8? 2,8d swb but the previous owner tried to bolt a turbo on to it,problem is the turbo is about the size of a small 1300 engine so that one has got atleast bent push rod's

wishlist=a lot! a lift plus intercooler for a start and then the ultimate DIFF LOCKERS! i wish... :oops:


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Location: torquay victoria

Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:09 pm

dont wish mate they do make a locker for them or better yet run a totally different setup like toyota diffs hilux or cruiser??


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Location: NSW

Post Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:52 pm


Steve from the Central coast N.S.W Turbo f75, fairly standard , just 31's.
When i work it out, ill pic up.


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Location: Rockhampton!

Post Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:37 pm


Not sure if i did this right........
but anyways ..

yeh rockys!
I have a 1989 rocky 2.8l diesel.
All stock, no mods, except 2 allterrain tyres i put on it after i slashed both driver sides tyres going through one track with a big ass piece of metal hangin out of it the first day that i got it.. (didnt see it)

Lookin forward to puttin' some new leafs and shocks through out. and some nice big tyres (31's would be sweet) . a snorkel would be nice, bit expensive, and no chnace of me doin it myself as i am dumb as F#!k .

other than that, i love my rocky, that covers it bro's and hoes


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Location: Rockhampton!

Post Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:41 pm

If anyone lives in rocky, meaing rockhampton (australia), with a rocky. give me a shout out.!

ill be your best friend!
:D f - yeh


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Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 6:29 pm

Location: Greece

Post Thu May 14, 2009 6:55 pm

Hi people,

Im from Greece and I own a Feroza '91 (F300, EL-2) for my kindergarden playing times :D. Good to see a forum with Daihatsu owners and rich technical content (I'll post some questions soon :armsup:). Nice to meet ya all!



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Location: perth

Post Fri May 15, 2009 2:27 pm

hey fellas
new to this forum but so far seems to have the best feroza info
my feroza:
1995 feroza cxi
csa rims ... D=42051746

thats bout it
want to do many mods to it
such as full exhaust including extractors
2 inch lift
roof rack with sum spotties
small chrome bull bar
sum 31" muddies
should be lookin delishes afterwards :cool:


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Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:04 am

Location: Somewhere between Mailtand and Newcastle!!!

Post Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:56 pm


We own a 1986 Diahatsu ROCKY!!!

Mods are:
2inch Body Lift
2inch Suspension Lift
31inch A/T Tyres
2L Engine
5sp Manual
Vinyl Floor
White Sunnies

Wish List is:
Bigger Lift (if possible)
Bar work-steps
Bigger Winch
...anything else that come along



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Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:02 pm

Location: NSW

Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:14 am

Hi everyone. I'm Scoach from the Central Coast NSW.
I have a 95 widetrack feroza.
It is the ex-Ferozius feroza that I bought from an ad on this site in march.
It came with bullbar, AT tyres, sidesteps and a cool custom stainless snorkel (thanks ferozius)

Since then I have fitted 31" Bighorns, 2" body lift, 3" extended shackles.
I have taken to the inner guards with the grinder,
and with the help of a mate fabricated or modified bullbar
and sidestep mounts to suit the body lift.
I have been using clay embankments and deep ruts
to get the rear bumpers to match the body lift....
I relocated the radiator down 2 inches too.
Also has a custom checkerplate bashplate.
I trimmed the bumpstops and wound up the torsion bars
and removed the swaybar.
It also has OME shocks.
Genie extractors and sports exhaust.
Offset white steel rims.

Low range gears and airlockers (yeah right)
more leg room!
And some torque please...



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Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 12:30 am

Location: Manila, Philippines

Post Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:57 am

Feroza Pickup

Hi I'm from the philippines and I converted my Feroza into a full time mini pickup truck with 32" tires , front lockers, rear LSD, 2.5" body lift and 2"
suspension lift via 2" extended shackles in the rear and
a ball joint spacer in front and a slight torsion bar crank.
I also installed a Simota free flowing air intake, a 4-2-1 extractors
and free flow exhausts. an 8000 lbs winch was installed
in my front. I also installed 2" wheel spacers on all 4 wheels. :)

here are some pictures. :)







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Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:59 pm

Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Post Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:33 am

Gday I'm Simon form Hobart Tasmania and I drive a 1994 Feroza Wide track. So far I have done to it:

40mm Toughdog lift adjustable rears and gas fronts
50mm body lift
30" Maxxis Mudders on white 15x7 sunnies
Safari snorkel
Tube bar

To do in the very near future:
Lightforce 170s
roof rack and basket
UHF aerials and UHF TX3220
aftermarket seats
ORA hubs
31" Mickey Thompson Claws

About half flex
When its clean :P


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Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:12 am

Location: Gold Coast

Post Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:29 am

Hey, My Name is Nathan
Gold Coast - QLD

Ive Owned this 86 Rocky for just on 10 Years now and I must say has been the most reliable car ever. As its aging quite fast now is the time to do some serious mods.

1986 Daihatsu Rocky F75

Current Mods :

4" Lifted Front & Rear Springs

31x10.5x15 BFG ATR on 15x8 Sunraysia Rims
Genie Extractors
Rear LSD
Tough Dog Shocks

Accessories :

2 x Front Seats & 1 Rear Seat
Some Sort Of Dashboard & The Hole where a stereo once was. (Some scumbag broke in and tore the dashboard up to get a $150 cd player out of it.)

Current Wishlist

3L Nissan RB30 Turbo Engine Conversion
Patrol Diffs & Coil Suspension
7" Suspension Lift
3" Body Lift
36" Tyres
Respray - Rolcage - Seats
Bank Account Topped Up To Do It


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Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:08 pm

Location: Gympie, Qld

Post Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:07 pm

92 F300

Put some spotties on it, nothing else planned at the moment.



Gympie, Qld
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Location: Bribie Island

Post Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:44 pm

Fatmans Feroza

Hey my name is Chris and this is my 91 Feroza runabout, Sold My 03 Navara due to running costs and this little thing isn't to bad on the juice depending on how i rest my right boot.
So far no mods apart from the loud stereo that is customary in my cars, being a drummer/guitarist i like my music and loud..
Not sure how long i will have the dozer as i really wanna do up another GQ for touring the top end so will drive this around for awhile till i find the right GQ.....
If i keep it i wanna put on black custom front bar/winch
Bigger rims and mud tyres
Bodylift and Sus lift
So yeah....see how long i keep it, i never keep cars for more than 12 months max lol
So far its a fun lil car....
91 stock Feroza Ogre green in colour
Want heaps of stuff but there is SQAT available...
SWAPS FOR GQ + cash ?
07 54295854


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Location: Endeavour Hills, VIC

Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:53 am

Hi all.
My name is Shannon.
I reside approximately 160KM South of Sydney.
Between my partner and I, we own a number of vehicles. Mostly Daihatsu:

2007 Commodore SV6 6 Speed Manual (For Sale!)
1997 Daihatsu Feroza II 5 Speed Manual
1997 Daihatsu Charade 5 Speed Manual (Track Car) with built 1.6L
1996 Daihatsu Charade 5 Speed Manual 1.3L EFI (Potentially for sale!)
1995 Daihatsu Charade 5 Speed Manual with built 1.6L (Sitting rusting)
1993 Daihatsu Rocky F75 5 Speed Manual 2.8L T/Diesel

Earlier this year, having often been passengers on 4x4 treks, we decided it was time to get our own vehicles...
Cass (my partner) needed something she could run around in daily, with room to take the kids to school. So we went out and bought the Feroza. It will be replacing the commodore, as we only do local miles really... It had exactly 250, 000 KM when we bought it (Actually, It clicked over 250,000 about 30 km down the road...) and we think we paid a reasonable price. It burns some oil, and blows some smoke - but when I get the room and time I'll be transplanting the built 1.6 From the track car which only has run in hours on it, as Cass has decided track requires too much commitment.

I don't need a vehicle to operate. I ride my pushbike to work rain/hail/shine and Cass does the shopping. This in mind, I thought it more appropriate to get a Diesel. I also like the look of the rocky, and the fact that the 2.8/T should be able to haul a trailer, boat, etc without a hitch, not to mention it doesn't seem to mind going underwater... I picked up the rocky with 330,000 on the clock on friday night from sydney, and immediately noticed it to be very smokey. I am investigating this, although fingers are pointing at simple injector adjustment.

The plans for the Feroza are quite Simple - get the new donk in, 2" Body lift and 31's, and a front Boc-Loc

The intention is to go a little more hardcore with the Rocky, though. At present it sports Live Axle/Leaf Spring Front and Rear and 30" Tires. With some luck, a body lift and suspension lift will allow me to fit 33's without fouling. I have taken a liking to buggy/ 3/4 Elliptical suspension, and if I can comfortably lock out the top leaves (for road driving), I will probably end up doing this. Given that there is little (read:no) aftermarket support for the driveline in these cars, I'll probably end up transplanting some hilux diffs and ideally, selectable lockers.

Many sources suggest that the Daihatsu DL Engine is similar to the Hilux 3L, but not a lot of information can be found...Can gearboxen be swapped? Seems I'll have to find out myself - but I have a mate who is a hilux nut and has diesel bellhousings coming out of his ears (So he tells me). If I find some bits and pieces to be compatible I'll start swapping things around...

Pics to come, I'll probably end up creating a thread or two for the cars. Also - Admin type people, if I have violated any rules by posting information about my cars for sale, please forgive my ignorance...everybody else - please forgive my report type structure. I am a Uni Student and a full time IT Professional - I have to write like this all the time...


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Post Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:05 am

Re: Daihatsu Owners - Post your intro here

f78 fourtrak

2" lift
10" travel rear shocks
35" tyres
heavy duty rear bumper
cut down front bumper
arches and footwells cut to fit 35" tryes
3" exhaust
fuel pump turned up
bucket seat for the driver
rock sliders
3" snorkel

wish list/whats next
tube front wings
maybe 37" tyres

full build with pics here


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Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:19 pm

Re: Daihatsu Owners - Post your intro here

Hi All,

My name is Jim, and tomorrow I get my first 4x4, a Feroza II. Its pretty stock, but has decent tyres (or so they seem to me). Brought it for the boss, but Ill be playing in it on weekends.

I live in Lithgow, so there are plenty of places to play. If anyone is from around here I would love to hear from them. I will post photos as soon as I take some :lol:

I will be stalking this forum for hints and tips, and when I get a bit of experience, hopefully help others out.

Hope to see you out there getting dirty with the biggest shit grin :D


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Location: England UK

Post Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:18 pm

Re: Daihatsu Owners - Post your intro here

Hi Guys

Im Ted and have a 94 Sportrak (Feroza) with various Mods. Am in England United Kingdom.
Have done
2" suspension lift
1.5" body lift,
procomp shocks all round 2"+ on rear,
Lesjofors leafs,
37mm billet alloy wheel spacers,
15" 8j modulars with 31x10.50 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZs,
Winch bumper
Rock sliders
KN air filter
Still have more to do but getting there slowly









Sporty,2" sl,1.5" bl,Bloodred shackles, Lesjofors leafs,
Pro Comp Shocks,K&N,31X10.50 Mickey MTZs on 8js, 37mm spacers


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Post Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:59 am

Re: Daihatsu Owners - Post your intro here

At the moment I own a 2003 Daihatsu Terios...Jeremy Clarkson described the spoiler as "a handle you can use to carry the car home when you’re too pissed to drive."
It may not have much under the bonnet but you don't get stuck in ditches for too long! :)


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Post Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:13 pm

Re: Daihatsu Owners - Post your intro here

Hey there my name is Brad and I just bought this '82 blizzard as a project.
It's got lots of rust in the body and hasn't been liscenced for 8 years but has been a farm beater, so it's pretty rough, but mechanicaly half decent.

I aim to get it liscenced with 31's and a small lift, gotta get down to the pits and get an idea of what my options are regarding rust repair. i.e. big money job or cut into soft top...

Has anyone got any info on what gear, transfer and diff ratios it has? It has a Y40 gearbox and G314 diffs.




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Location: holland

Post Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:32 pm

Re: Daihatsu Owners - Post your intro here

hi guys manus is back with his rocky 2 liter petrol
just got donor car to switch engine
from 2liter to 2.8 tdi
ill take pics as we are working on it greetz from holland
dont know
dont care
dont give a damn
and thats gonna be on the side of my car


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Post Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:02 pm

Re: Daihatsu Owners - Post your intro here

Hi all, Names Graham.

I live in Tasmania, ya know that small island that is always forgotten about under big old australia,

I have recently purchased a 1984 Rocky F70 (I am lead to belive)
2.8D With Modified bull bar, And apart from that ait pretty much stock, O and a few holes in the bonnet and a stupid lookin scoop thing on there that i am going to pull off, Picked it up for a grand,

Plans are to::
New lifted springs,
31 muddies,
Bash plates
Front and rear winch
Rear bar and tyre carrie
roof console

Here is a piccie of the first day i picked it up

added me club logo to her and tyres to come next week


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Location: UK

Post Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:23 am

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HI, Rob from UK, 1990 Feroza with carb, (a mate of teddytermoil - see above! :) )
Mods -
40mm bodylift,
75mm suspension lift,
31x 10.50 - 15 Kuhmo KL71s
32mm wheel spacers
electric fan conversion on thermostatic controller
Front 10,000lbs winch
rear 4,000 lbs winch
rock/tree sliders
rear diff guard
extended shocks
cb radio
rear door mounted jerry can
twin batteries with split charger
front spots
roof bar with 4 x 100w lights
roof mounted amber warning strobes
Full roof rack with high lift jack










Hope its not too long a post! :)



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Joined: Mon May 23, 2011 4:58 pm

Location: Cental Coast N.S.W Australia

Post Tue May 24, 2011 1:00 am

My Truck

Hi All,

I have a 1991 Feroza (My Shimano Truck) it has done 400000km and still going strong.

Mods include

Airflow Snorkel with a customized 2004 Daihatsu Charade pannel filter air box with Sports Uni Filter.

Heavy duty Lovell Springs and Monroe Shocks Nolathane bushes through out.

Genie Extractors


Interiour Inclusions

Customized roof console that houses a Uniden pro530xl am/fm CB and a Uniden uh400sx CB also has a glove box.
Fully customized center console with arm rest.
Istalled a storage shelf above the back seat to house the 4WD gear.
Sunroof has a DVD player theres a Sony CD / Iphone player with 2 4 way Sony 6.5 inch door speakers that is all pumped by a 400 watt Sony amp

So many mods done, So many still to come!!!


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Post Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:47 am

maadmaan10 here

Hey, I have a Daihatsu Terios - MK3/2008!!!
It ain't no Land cruiser,but it's fun! And it surprises everyone when it keeps up!
Oops, this one is NOT me!! :lol:
Sometimes my wife calls me Victor.....

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