This page is dedicated to the Daihatsu Hijet Mini_truck and other Mini JDM Japanese import cabover trucks. . It is purely my opinion based on my experiences.
Researching online I did find l lot of information, but Amir explains a LOT more than I knew, he has been in the business for 15 years. Plus if Bubbles in Trailer Park Boys has one, it HAS to be cool!
I bought my mini from Boekiusa.com, Don't forget you're buying a used vehicle, check it all out, they're over 25 years old! Some are in much better shape than others. Check for leaks, CV boots ripped, Loose suspension, Clutch slippage, clunks etc. Just like any used vehicle
daihatsu Hijet mini-Truck YouTube playlist https://goo.gl/EztFd8
Bottom of page has specs, features and manuals
Hijet minitruck info and specs (drop down):
Hijet Climber Mini-truck, this one is a 1992, 7th Gen, S83P, 660cc Minitruck. The “climber” means it has rear axle lock. Amir has about 60 units in stock, he was very helpful.
660cc 6 vavle 3 cyl engine 58/5600 hp 40 ftlbs/4000 Tq Carb
weight: 1500 lbs
length 10'8" (128"). width 4'6" (54") w/o mirrors. Height 5'10" (70")
Load capacity 800 lbs
Fuel capacity 10 us Gallons (approx)
Alternator amperage 40a
Max Speed 55-60 mph
Claimed MPG 40-50
Valve lash cold: intake 0.18mm exhaust 0.25mm
Ignition timing 8 btdc (I bumped to 11 btdc)
Minitruck series playlist on YouTube!
For the best prices on parts I've used for mini, (Diahatsu Hijet mini-Trucks) click the links below!
AMR300 supercharger .5 to 2.0 liter engines
GlowShift wideband Air Fuel Ratio kit with data logger
57 Pieces Hand Drill Bits Set, Pin Vise Hand Drill, 46 Pieces Micro Twist Drill Bits and 10 Pieces PCB Mini Drill Bits
Larger aftermarket replacement S83 32mm carb S83P (some mod needed)
Rotella T4 15w40 oil
This is what I use in mini (zinc)
Thin On Dash or In Dash mount Android radio
Head Unit Reloaded: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gb.xxy.hr&hl=en_US&gl=US
20% off discount code for these light bars: DDGFRIV4
Mingle Pressure Washer Undercarriage Cleaner, Under Car Wash, 4000 PSI (13 Inch)
7x6" inch Halo LED Headlights, 5x7 inch Square LED Headlamp with Arrow Angel Eyes DRL Turn Signal
Progressive front 350+ lbs springs, with air shocks
available through Facebook group: https://goo.gl/Gd3sii
Pair 2 Maxxis Ceros 23x8-12
Awesome tire, fairly quiet on road and decent off-road
NOT DOT yet!
Hijet S83P struts
KYB Front Right Strut 633117;
Left Strut 633118: https://goo.gl/Q5EywJ
Daihatsu Hijet Heavy Front Coil Spring Set 250lbs
Inclinometer Level Tilt Gauge Indicator Gradient Balancer Tool For off-road vehicle
Measures: 0.0015 Inch (0.038 mm) to 0.025 Inch (0.635 mm)
Find TDC First! https://youtu.be/FC0xWo4GSX0
Then Adjust https://youtu.be/RTpAcOuUf7w
50'x1/4" Synthetic Winch Rope Cable 6400lbs + Billet Aluminum Hawse Fairlead + Winch Cable Stoppers Line Saver https://amzn.to/2T70Efu
Pair of STI Black Diamond ATR DOT
Radial 23x8-12 (6ply) ATV Tires (2)
Great in the mud, Very noisy on pavement!
SunF ATV UTV Tires
All Terrain 6 PR A033 Power I [Set
NOT DOT, but good on road a little noisy and
off road performance mix.