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The Spares Box Essential Selection: Toyota Hilux

By Brad Nash

Wed Jan 13 2016

The Toyota Hilux is the tried-and-tested companion of the Aussie blue collar worker, so much so that it’s almost become an adopted national treasure amongst tradies, bushmen and farmers alike. Naturally then, when it comes to picking the right parts to kit out your Hilux, it pays to invest in the best. Thankfully, Sparesbox offers a huge range of the essential components (from both Australia and abroad) to help you and your trusted steed tackle all manner of tasks down under with that famous Hilux reliability.


Filters: Ryco & Drivetech 

Ryco Drivetech 4x4 Toyota Hilux Filters


Aussie made and Aussie Engineered for Aussie conditions, Ryco’s line of filters work to keep every area of your car’s internals clean and functioning at their best. From air filters and cabin filters to keep both you and your vehicle breathing easy, to fuel and oil filters to ensure the cleanest flow of both around your engine, all Ryco filters are tested and certified to work to OE standards of filtration quality, flow and reliability.

If your Hilux happens to be a diesel, be sure to check out our outstanding range of Diesel Pre Filters from Drivetech 4×4, which help to ensure that no engine-wrecking water has the potential to get into your diesel fuel.


Brakes: DBA/Bendix 4WD

Bendix DBA Toyota Hilux Brake Rotors Brake Pads

DBA and Bendix both do brakes just the way Australian’s like them: tough, ready for any condition and reliable. DBA’s line of brake rotors comes in an outstanding heavy duty range which, when combined with a 4WD/SUV or Heavy Duty range brake pad from Bendix, will provide outstanding braking that lasts the distance. Perfect for dealing with the stresses and strains of carrying heavy loads, towing or heading off road, these are the brakes to do the job every time you hit the pedal.


Oil: Nulon 

Nulon Toyota Hilux Engine Oil


Another successful Aussie name, Nulon has become one of Australia’s most trusted brands in automotive fluids through it’s commitment to providing a huge range that suits all drivers down under, while also guaranteeing the kind of quality that many internationally-known brands would envy. Engineered to cope with the stresses and strains of the Hilux’s high workload and considerable grunt, Nulon’s range of oils, fluids and lubricants to suit the Toyota stretches from both petrol and diesel engine oil through to brake, clutch and even transmission fluid.


Suspension: King Springs, KYB, Raw 4×4

King Springs Toyota Hilux Springs


Perfect if your springs need replacing or you fancy an upgrade for whatever reason, King Springs’ range of springs and spring kits for the Toyota Hilux is one of Australia’s most comprehensive. Available in both standard and raised options, King Springs come as both direct OE replacement and Heavy Duty variants to suit your particular workload. With each spring precision rolled, powder coated and engineered in Australia to suit our roads, King Springs will give you a ride that feels great and put up with whatever you throw at them. When replacing your springs, be sure to swap out your shock absorbers too to ensure optimised handling and ride. Our options from KYB’s Skorched Range, Bilstein and Raw 4×4 are all outstanding 4×4 oriented shocks.


Spark Plugs: NGK

NGK Toyota Hilux Spark Plugs


Famed across the world for their leading line of spark plugs, NGK‘s commitment to quality is unrivalled. Offering the very best in reliability and performance for your Hilux, NGK stock both heavy duty and Iridium XI spark plugs that are guaranteed to last the distance of your vehicle’s service interval, and maybe even a little bit longer. They may be a couple of bucks extra per plug, but NGK will prove a worthy investment for sure.


Wipers: BOSCH Aerotwin

Bosch Toyota Hilux Wiper Blades


You’ll be stunned at the effect a good set of wiper blades will have on both your visibility in rainy conditions, and simply on the amount of time they last before they need replacing again. Designed with integrated spoilers for increased aerodynamics and the best design for planing water off your windshield’s surface, BOSCH’s Aerotwin range will outperform anything you thought a wiper blade is capable of.

TRED 4×4 Recovery Tracks

tred 4x4


TRED Pro is the world’s most advanced and highly engineered all-in-one off-road vehicle recovery device, specially designed to get your four-wheel drive, ATV and equipment out of trouble when traction is lost in sand, mud, sludge, slime or snow.

TRED Pro is the next generation of the already hugely successful TRED off-road recovery device which is the worlds largest selling brand in the category.

Engineered and manufactured in Australia, TRED Pro will out perform any other traction aid in the market. TRED Pro will allow you to explore with confidence, without letting traction disrupt your journey.