Toyota Hilux

Take the Performance of Your Toyota Hilux to the Next Level with Just Autos Range of Diesel Performance Tuning Services and Upgrades.

Toyota Hilux Performance Tuning & Upgrades

Diesel Performance Upgrades for the Toyota Hilux

The Toyota Hilux is one of the most popular diesel vehicles currently on the market, offering a high factory torque compared to other models and a high degree of comfort. However, there is always room for improvement and our performance packages are designed for a smooth linear gain in torque, with the ability to scale to packages that’ll allow your Hilux to rival some of its biggest competitors.

We offer a selection of upgrade and tuning services that can deliver the greatest benefit to your Hilux. At factory standard settings, the Toyota Hilux models can leave their owners wanting more. These big engines have huge potential for increased power and performance, just waiting to be tapped into! Some of the upgrades we offer include engine tuning, suspension upgrades, custom ECU remapping, and more. We can also advise on which parts and modifications will work best together to get the most out of your Hilux.

Toyota Hilux Performance Packages

The Toyota Hilux is one of the most popular diesel vehicles offered by Toyota, owing to its high factory torque compared to other models, as well as a high degree of comfort. There’s always room for improvement and our performance packages are geared toward achieving a smooth linear increase in torque. Scale up your package and you’ll see your Hilux capable of competing with some of their greatest rivals!

We offer many different performance upgrades available for the Toyota Hilux, and different parts can be upgraded for performance enhancement, depending on your needs and requirements. At Just Autos, we strive to provide you with all the facts and information needed to make the best performance upgrade decisions for you and your Hilux.

Toyota Hilux Performance Tuning

Our workshop is fully equipped with a range of high-tech tuning gear and equipment, including our dynos. We have a team of trained, in-house master tuners who are able to write their own ECU remap files. This allows us to completely customise your remap to suit your performance needs. 

Our team will work with you to assess the current state of your engine and your tuning options. We treat each vehicle that enters our workshop individually, giving each engine our undivided attention during the tuning process. Here’s how it works:

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Toyota Hilux

As any Toyota Hilux owner knows, these cars were built for performance. With their rugged, durable diesel engines, superior towing power, and all the bells and whistles Toyota is known and loved for, the Toyota Hilux is a popular vehicle that can give their owners years of pure driving pleasure.

But, as any Hilux owner might admit, Toyota’s Hilux models usually come significantly under-tuned from the factory. To cater to their ever-growing market, Toyota apply generalised industry standards to their engines to ensure any type of driver can own a Hilux. From a power perspective, this leaves much to be desired – but also so much opportunity for more!

Just Autos are the experts when it comes to enhancing the Toyota Hilux’s power. Apart from our performance package upgrades, we offer a range of other upgrades and replacements that can improve your vehicle’s performance – no matter the terrain.

Toyota Hilux Mods & Upgrades

A custom ECU remap on the Toyota Hilux can achieve considerable gains in torque while still retaining all factory components and, on average, should deliver around 40-50% gains in torque. More torque can be achieved by upgrading to a custom package, which could include upgraded turbos and intercoolers.

Based off of Package 1, we see a sizeable increase to 450nm of torque and 175hp for your Hilux on average.

Factory vs Remap Figures

From the factory at Toyota, your diesel Toyota Hilux produces on average 320 nm of torque and 125hp at the wheels. This is based on our experience when having Hiluxs on our dyno (do note results vary in AWD).

Just Autos has a range of upgraded exhaust systems including full systems in stainless steel with multiple configurations. We advise giving us a ring to see what exhaust system would best suit your needs. The mandrel-bent design, with our straight-through muffler, eliminates the restrictive factory muffler and exhaust piping, offering a higher flowing, and a deep throaty exhaust note with no annoying drone inside the cab.

When tuning the Hilux engine, the factory-fitted exhaust system can be upgraded while carrying out an ECU remap. To see if your vehicle needs an exhaust fitted, please give our team a ring to discuss your needs.

Injectors can be custom-built in-house to achieve the fuelling required when upgrading your Toyota Hilux 3.0 to your desired outcome. Most models will require upgraded injectors when upgrading the vehicle factory-fitted turbo.

Our custom built 30% injectors are designed to achieve the best fuel to air mixture. Upgrades are often non-optional when changing the factory-fitted turbo.

The A340 transmission and A750 transmission that the Toyota Hilux comes factory-fitted with, is known to be quite an indecisive gearbox and hesitates between gear changes. Just Autos has a range of upgraded valve bodies which can increase internal pressure inside the gearbox to not only help with shifting between gears but which also reduce slip between gear changes to improve reliability.

The factory-fitted clutch on the Hilux engine is known to fail and slip, but when implementing any of Just Autos custom upgrade packages, the factory clutch will need to be upgraded. We recommend fitting an NPC heavy duty clutch to handle the added gain in torque.

Ideal for the Hilux D4D models.

G Turbo can supply us with a factory bolt on-location turbo that is capable of producing high amounts of torque and power while also retaining factory reliability. We can also provide multiple turbo options depending on individual application and customer needs.

If you have any queries regarding your turbo upgrade for your Hilux D4D, we would recommend ringing one of our highly qualified staff members to help guide you through what’s best for your Hilux D4D.

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Toyota Hilux Performance Packages

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2007 - 2015 Models

Package 1 for the Hilux can vary depending on the model and transmission fitted to vehicle. On average, we will see around a 20% gain in torque at the wheels with just a custom ECU remap while retaining all factory components.

Hilux D4D and standard models.

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2016 - 2020 Models

Package 2 for the Hilux offers a full 3” exhaust system coupled with a Just Autos custom ECU remap, which is capable of producing another 30-40% torque gain and, on average, around 175hp and 450nm at the wheels.

Hilux D4D and standard models.

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2021 + Models

Package 3 is custom-designed to suit your needs and includes a G turbo upgrade, custom injectors, and added options to fit intercoolers, air boxes and other small upgrades to try and get the most efficiency out of your package of choice. With kits coming in around 260hp and 700nm, the little 2.8 engine is capable of making some big numbers while still being highly reliable.

Hilux D4D and standard models.

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Diesel Performance Upgrades & Tuning

It’s no secret that Just Autos is one of the best Toyota diesel specialists in the country. We provide modifications, upgrades, and performance tuning for a variety of Toyota models, including previous Land Cruiser models, the Toyota Hilux, and the Toyota Prado. If you need help selecting your next vehicle upgrade, want help increasing your power outputs, or are looking for modifications contact us today!

Just Autos Diesel Performance is based in Nambour, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.