Daihatsu Rocky 2015



Daihatsu Rocky 2015

I do not require a 4 wheel drive but I inherited this from my late father in 1993. He towed his caravan with it and truly favored it. İn the aspect it’s great searching vehicle-classic 4 wheel drive traces improved from the elevated white resin leading. It appears extremely tall and slim in the entrance or rear however- I presume this displays the Japanese mindset to broad vehicles of that period.

My initial impressions had been the diesel motor sound and severe trip had been unacceptable. I noticed that later on design Rockys experienced much more audio deadening, so I eliminated the whole dashboard and caught sound-deadening foam around the firewall- not a trivial occupation. I also place audio deadening foam beneath the bonnet. It produced a obvious enhancement, even though it continues to be a loud car.

I assumed the severe trip was due to the short-travel leaf springs, but getting rid of the regular KYB shock absorbers exposed they had been accountable for a lot from the harshness. They might have guarded the car however they did not do a lot for your occupants. Fitting Konis produced a large enhancement, but obviously it’s nonetheless a primitive suspension. The producers suggest reduced tyre pressures of 20-23 psi presumably to melt the trip. I operate them at 25-28 psi, as with out power-assistance for your steering, the trouble is just too hefty at reduce tyre pressures.

Regardless of possessing a ladder body chassis, there’s numerous physique flexing, and also the spare tyre mounted in the midst of the back again doorway did not assist. Later on designs have shifted the spare wheel nearer towards the hinges (additionally they experienced assistance struts equipped within for your aspect pillar), so I experienced some modified brackets built to complete this, and also to reduce it in the exact same time for you to enhance rear eyesight. This labored good even though it intended shifting the quantity plate towards the reverse aspect. Whilst I was at it I experienced a roll bar equipped (once more like later on designs have) to ensure that correct lap-sash seat belts might be equipped towards the aspect positions within the back again. I also experienced the rear squab elevated and head rests equipped to supply a minimum of some safety towards the back again travellers.

I be aware the grievances noted concerning the entrance seat frames on Rockys, but I guess mine has only experienced mild use, so there happen to be no structural failures. The wire assistance body beneath the entrance cushions did reduce into them terribly nevertheless, which was remedied by fitting carpet below them. Lumbar assistance was bad so a little of additional padding was additional there also.

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