BJ74 Landcruiser, Modified #58.
This BJ74 Landcruiser
will be 30 years old come 2019 and 15 years of ownership will be with Russell,
the owner of this old school cruiser.
That’s a fair amount of time with one
vehicle, but as most modified episodes convey, these are not just vehicles. These
are purpose built 4 wheelers to enable us to get to faraway places in comfort
and stay there for some time.
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This BJ74 Landcruiser is a perfect example of that. Not only are there plenty of mods, there is also as much routine in the owner the way its packed, unpacked and stored. You can tell Russell has had this vehicle for a long time and its clear to me Russell won’t be parting ways with this BJ74 Landcruiser for quite a bit longer.
segment will show you more than just clever mods, pay close attention and you
will see routine and a well thought out setup to go with it.
Vehicles Specs (NOTE* Mod details below):
Make model: Toyota BJ74 Landcruiser
Engine: 13B-T 3.4L Turbo
Drive train: A440F Automatic Transmission (Factory), 4.59 Ratio Diffs (Up from 4.11
Factory), Front and Rear ARB Air Lockers,
Suspension: Old Man Emu 2” Lift.
Russell's mod list for his Toyota Landcruiser BJ74:
- Factory 13B-T 3.4L Turbo Diesel Engine,
Water to Air Intercooler,
- 15psi Boost (Up from 8psi)
- 3rd Battery for
Auxillary Power (Power, Fridge Water Pump etc),
- 180w Solar Panel and Charger,
- 240v Caravan Plug for running in-built battery chargers,
- Various Temp Gauges,
- Wireless Remote and In Cab controls for Electric Winch,
- Cibie Oscar and Super Oscar Spotlights
with HID Upgrade Kits
- 1x GME TX3500 80ch UHF
- 1x ICOM IC-400PRO 40ch UHF
- iPad 4th Gen (SIM) with HEMA Explorer Pro
Suspension and tyres:
12.5” BF Goodrich KO2’s
Man Emu 2” Suspension
Bag Man Air Bags fitted to Rear with In Cab Controls
work and exterior mods:
Aluminium Bar from Irvin Bullbars
Snake Wheel Arch Flares
Roof Rack to suit FRP Roof
Back of the wagon:
Spare Wheel Carrier.
High Mount Factory Electric Winch (Warn)
4.5T / 6.5T Shackles
Russell's top 3 trips in the BJ74 Landcruiser.
- Karijini and Millstream - October 2016
- Perth - Brisbane - Perth - September 2012
- Perth - Port Lincoln - Israelite Bay -
Unstoppable moment in the Toyota Landcruiser:
Beach Trip from Cervantes to Wedge Island.
Most scary situation in the BJ74 Landcruiser:
climbs through Glenn Forrest Powerline Tracks.
Russell’s modification tips:
Sometimes quality is better to have than saving money
The first hole in your car is always the hardest to
No kit ever fits like the instructions.
Online forums and Facebook pages / groups are a goldmine of information for any modifications
Keep it as legal as possible.
Things to lookout for with this model Toyota
OEM parts are hard to find. Especially 24v items.
OEM parts were sourced from Landcruiser 75’s, 60’s and
Auto Transmissions are expensive if drowned.
Top 3 tips with the Toyota Landcruiser:
before purchasing. Some sellers will say kits / items fit when they don’t.
Check Pages, Groups, Forums.
2. Think outside the box when trying to source
parts. Sometime non Automotive Companies can have items which are more reliable
and cheaper than OEM
in doubt, give it a go.
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