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Old 12th January 2018, 14:00   #436
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Any changes/upgrades to the 2018 model?

Besides the ₹50,000 ex showroom price increase, Nothing!
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Guys! Does anyone know where to buy / get a scratch guard / screen protector for Fortuner's headunit?
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A query to Fortuner owners - how useful is the fender mirror? I'm planning to get one but am a little apprehensive of its utility. But they seem to be really popular, almost every Fortuner has it.
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Can anyone who has driven both please compare the AT of the Fortuner vs the AT of the Hexa?

I love how the AT of the HEXA worked, timely and fast shifts, no unnecessary revving, the manual mode had shifts like lighting, if I thought of buying the Fortuner would I be experiencing something similar?
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Can anyone who has driven both please compare the AT of the Fortuner vs the AT of the Hexa?

I love how the AT of the HEXA worked, timely and fast shifts, no unnecessary revving, the manual mode had shifts like lighting, if I thought of buying the Fortuner would I be experiencing something similar?
Haven't driven the two, but theoretically the Hexa will be as you mentioned smooth and faster than the Fortuner. It has a more modern gearbox as compared to the Fortuner.

The Toyota on the other hand, has a rather old school gearbox although both are torque converters in the end. It is typical Japanese in that sense; Slow but reliable. The 2.8L Diesel might make a difference here though. Do test drive the Fortuner and tell us what you felt.

When it comes to the Gearbox alone, it has to be the Hexa.

Hope my limited inputs help. Sorry, I am not an expert and not even eligible to drive yet.

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A query to Fortuner owners - how useful is the fender mirror? I'm planning to get one but am a little apprehensive of its utility. But they seem to be really popular, almost every Fortuner has it.

The current design doesn't give you a good view of the curb and no view of the front so you can give it a miss.
Mostly dealership cars have it fitted on theirs try sitting in the driver seat and decide.
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A query to Fortuner owners - how useful is the fender mirror? I'm planning to get one but am a little apprehensive of its utility. But they seem to be really popular, almost every Fortuner has it.
Mostly people buy it for the look.
Its not as good as the one with two convex mirrors in the earlier Fortuner but since it has only one mirror, the kerb view is good (better than the earlier one) but you can't see the front.

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I upgraded to 285/60 R18 Geolandars AT G015 tires.
Also upgraded the puny Roots o.e. Horns to Roots Megasonic Chrome horns. The company fitted horns are poor is an understatement. They sound like a tinny Maruti Alto horn(no offence to anyone).
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I upgraded to 285/60 R18 Geolandars AT G015 tires.

Can you notice any significant changes in the drive?
Especially the grip of the three compared to the Bridgestones.
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I upgraded to 285/60 R18 Geolandars AT G015 tires.
Congrats on the much needed upgrade. Please share some better pictures of the fitment & clearances of the wheel well with this upsized setup.

Enjoy
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Congrats on the much needed upgrade. Please share some better pictures of the fitment & clearances of the wheel well with this upsized setup.



Enjoy

Sure! Will post the pics by evening today. Not much change in the drive as I changed the tires under 100 kms running. Paid ₹4500 per tire as exchange. Was quoted ₹2500/tire for O.E. 265 size.
I have changed all 5 tires and not just the 4 as is usually done.

Not much change in wheel well clearance but ride was a bit hard as tire dealer (BK Tires, Delhi) had put in 35 psi to bed in the tires. Have reduced to 31 now and its riding much softly now.

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Not much change in wheel well clearance but ride was a bit hard as tire dealer (BK Tires, Delhi) had put in 35 psi to bed in the tires. Have reduced to 31 now and its riding much softly now.
Go down to 29 psi as thats what Toyota recommends
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Haven't driven the two, but theoretically the Hexa will be as you mentioned smooth and faster than the Fortuner. It has a more modern gearbox as compared to the Fortuner.
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Where did you get this information that Hexa has a more modern gearbox compared to the Fortuner?

I have the same engine/gearbox combo in my Crysta 2.8 Z albeit at a lower state of tune and the gearbox is smooth and quick shifting gearbox. Never felt it in anyway inferior to the Hexa AT that I test drove. In fact the added power of the engine was clearly felt compared to the Hexa.
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Could not get better photos as have to travel.

I hope you get the idea.
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Where did you get this information that Hexa has a more modern gearbox compared to the Fortuner?

I have the same engine/gearbox combo in my Crysta 2.8 Z albeit at a lower state of tune and the gearbox is smooth and quick shifting gearbox. Never felt it in anyway inferior to the Hexa AT that I test drove. In fact the added power of the engine was clearly felt compared to the Hexa.
This is the reason why I said that the higher displacement of the engine might prove to be an advantage for the gearbox here.

Quoting this from the official review of the Fortuner:

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The Fortuner Automatic doesn't use a fancy dual-clutch transmission. Instead, a simple old school torque-converter unit does the job. Knowing Toyota, it'll be very reliable too. The Fortuner AT isn't going to wow you with lightning fast shifts or super smart logic, yet it will take you from point A to B in extreme convenience. The AT doesn't leave much room for complaint, but it doesn't give you anything to write home about either.
No offence meant to you and apologies if I have said something wrong. Opinions as I said, vary from person to person and a test drive makes things clear. I am a novice at these things.

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Guys! Does anyone know where to buy / get a scratch guard / screen protector for Fortuner's headunit?
I opted for PPF from 3M. This does not change the look of the car and protects the headlight from scratches and sand particle etching.

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A query to Fortuner owners - how useful is the fender mirror? I'm planning to get one but am a little apprehensive of its utility. But they seem to be really popular, almost every Fortuner has it.
I have one in my car. I find it quite useful especially when driving through tight spaces and parking. It helps to park the truck easily, especially when there is a kerb on the side.

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