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Old 30-12-10
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Default Arctic Trucks Hilux reach South Pole ... is it a 4wd?

http://www.caradvice.com.au/96424/ar...es-south-pole/

very interesting, seeing as they reckon the motors are completely stock and were used to run a heating system and so werent turned off.

have a look at the 2nd photo, the one from the back of the Hilux, the rear axle looks like its just a dummy axle, no drive shaft etc ... any thoughts?
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Each vehicle carried 1280 litres of fuel
Given that the tanks can be seen to be far larger and lower/deeper than stock I'm not surprised the rear drive shaft had to be removed, bear in mind terrain is far easier than the north pole
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Yup - looks like no diff.
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so its a Front wheel drive Hilux hey?
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Thumbs down Seems a bit crazy to me!

Obviously the other HiLux, has 4wd to be the tow vehicle & you can see the rear diff on it, but I imagine it would spend too much time pulling the fwd on the journey!
Plus that's a lot of weight in fuel!
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Actually it wouldn't spend all the time pulling the fwd one around, the flotation provided by those huge tyres, and the fact that for most of the part antartica is a lot flatter so to speak, a far cry from the topgear episode you seem to be referencing this trip to
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