A Professional Guide to Tuning Your Toyota Hilux 3.0L Turbo Diesel

The 3.0L diesel motor in the hilux was first produced over 17 years ago. For 10 years it served as a true workhorse inside of the famous Toyota Hilux. With a power output of 120kW and 343nm of torque, it was a solid platform at the time of release. Today, however, its a little behind the times. VW, BMW and Mercedes all have 2.0L diesels which have more torque and more power than the 3.0L Hilux powerplant. But this isn’t the end for the 3.0L, it has more life left. This tuning guide will help you revitalise your Hilux and have it performing better than it did when it rolled off the production line. Follow this guide in order for the best results.

Easy Tune Level 1 Software Update by ECU Chip Tuning – $1500.00

Compare this modification journey to building a house. The quality and durability of the house is only as good as the frame. Consider the software on your Hilux to be the frame. A high quality frame is key to having a positive tuning experience.

Here is what you get:

  • A handheld device used to store up to 4 software maps.
  • Ability to restore factory software at any time.
  • Optimised fuel maps for Australian diesel.
  • Increased boost pressure for increased torque.
  • Decreased turbo lag for increased response.
  • Improved power delivery up until redline.
  • Up to 45kW power gain and 200nm torque gain.

Easy Tune ECU Chip Tuning Software is designed to retain the factory protection settings. While we try to extract the most power and torque, our number 1 priority is ensuring the safety and durability of every motor we work on.

Easy Tune Performance

  • Performance 100%
  • Off Roading 0%
  • Sound 0%

CPA Germany Throttle Unit – $299

Your lumbering Hilux now has a lot more get up and go but there is still something missing. Its just not all that responsive. This unit plugs into your accelerator pedal and through some German wizardry its able to improve the responsiveness of your throttle. This works great for all vehicle but especially for larger diesels.

Throttle Performance

  • Performance 20%
  • Off Roading 0%
  • Sound 0%

K&N High Performance Washable Air Filter – $169

The air intake is where your Hilux breathes. A poor quality paper filter is the best way to starve your newly high performance Hilux. Swap it out for a high quality K&N filter to significantly improve airflow, increasing responsiveness and letting the turbo breathe towards the redline.

Intake System Performance

  • Performance 20%
  • Off Roading 0%
  • Sound 20%

Xforce 3” Stainless Steel Exhaust System – $1400

Toyota really wanted the Hilux to sound tame on Aussie roads. But now with the work you have done so far, she’s a beast. So let’s help her sound like one. Xforce is one of the most popular exhaust manufacturers in Australia. Their Hilux exhaust flows better, looks better and most importantly, sounds amazing. Let everyone on the road know that you aren’t driving a stocker.

Intake System Performance

  • Performance 50%
  • Off Roading 0%
  • Sound 100%

Easy Tune Level 2 Tuning Upgrade – $300

This upgrade will delete any engine lights or codes that have been triggered by the modifications thus far. It also optimises your software for these modifications and extracts that little bit of extra performance that couldn’t be done while your Hilux was stock. This is installed remotely and will take up the 3rd storage slot on your Easy Tune handheld flasher.

Easy Tune Level Upgrade Performance

  • Performance 30%
  • Off Roading 0%
  • Sound 0%

HP Diesel Front Mount Intercooler Kit – $1595

And now for the cherry on top. With all of the extra flow, boost and fuel comes increased heat. As we all know, heat build up is the enemy of consistent power. An upgraded intercooler will reduce intake temperatures to further improve power and torque and will be a lifesaver in summer.

Intercooler Kit Performance

  • Performance 40%
  • Off Roading 0%
  • Sound 0%

Dobinson Height Adjustable Lift Kit – $2495

So with all of this extra performance, we need to be able to use it somewhere! One of the problems with lift kits is the fact that they are static. Dobinsons latest kit allows you to adjust the raise between 2-3 inches so you can choose your height according to the terrain.

Kumho Tyres Performance

  • Performance 0%
  • Off Roading 100%
  • Sound 0%

Fuel Revolver 16” Wheels with Kumho KL78 Tyres – $3030

So you have the power and you have the suspension setup. Now for the finishing touch. An aggressive set of wheels with Kumho’s most extreme off road tyre. This setup will have you looking good on any surface. Any self respecting owner of a tough ute needs a good set of shoes. Unlike some of those other blokes, by this stage you already have the power and torque. This isn’t a show pony, its a workhorse.

Kumho Tyres Performance

  • Performance 30%
  • Off Roading 100%
  • Sound 0%

Complete Professional Guide to Upgrading Your Toyota Hilux 3.0L Turbo Diesel

So there you have it, a complete guide to professionally upgrade your Hilux. The total cost for this package is $10788. If you are interested in going all out we can even help with a payment plan for as little as $120 per week. If you need more information let us know and we can help you achieve the results you have been dreaming about.

Complete Performance For Toyota Hilux 3.0L Turbo Diesel

  • Performance 100%
  • Off Roading 100%
  • Sound 100%