Toyota 80 Series Land Cruiser
Modified.

Another 80 series Land Cruiser on Modified, this one however is build for play and touring/remote travel and has done plenty of it.

This is not a build you’d do unless you know a little bit about mechanics. Carlo knows every bolt, nut and other metal things under that hood and has plenty of experience with fixing vehicles. Should anything happen in the middle of nowhere I’m pretty sure he’d work it out one way or another.

V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.

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This vehicle was a lot of fun to feature and film, watching this toy tear up and down the sand not only was fun to watch but the sounds was equally as good.

Although being very much a toy for sand driving, muddy hill terrain and all the other fun stuff, its also setup for expedition trips with a fairly simple yet genius setup in the rear.


Vehicles factory stats (NOTE* modded details below):

Make model:      1997 GXL 40th anniversary

Engine:               Ls1

Drive train:          Factory

Suspension:       4 inch lift


Carlo’s mod list for his Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser:

Engine: 

  • LS1 with LS2 port and polished heads
  • LS6 intake manifold
  • Mapless tune
  • 3 inch exhaust

 

Electric upgrades:  

  • Duel batteries
  • Jump start option from switch


Lights: 

  • 28 inch and 26 inch light bar



Comms & GPS: 

  • Uniden remove able face 40 channel

 

Frame:

  • 80 series chassis

 

Driveline:

  • factory 5 speed manual
  • 4.1 diff ratios
  • rear air locker and sahara front e-locker

 


Suspension:

  • Dobinson’s 4 inch lift all round
  • Snake racing radius arms
  • Sway bar extensions

 

Tires:

  • Toyo open country mt’s 315.75.16

 

Bar work and exterior mods: 

  • Arb dulux winch bar
  • Custom rock sliders
  • MCC rear bar
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.

Tanks:

  • Long ranger 166L and factory 90l

 

In the driver’s cabin:

  • Cb radio
  • Sat nav unit
  • Bluetooth for phone
  • Air compressor
  • Locker switches
  • Light bar switches
  • Tank switch
  • Duel battery switch
  • Various USB plugs

 

 

Rear of wagon:

  • Spare wheel carrier
  • Jerry can holder

V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.
V8 Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser, modified.

Recovery gear: 

  • Snach strap
  • 12000 pound winch
  • Shovel


Carlo’s top 3 trips in the 80 series Land Cruiser:

1.    Israelite bay

2.    Holland track

3.    Murchison of road adventure park

 

Unstoppable moment in the 80 series Landcruiser:

Made it up the largest dune in western Australia

 

Most scary situation in the 80 series Landcruiser:

Haven’t had any.

 

Top 3 tips with 80 series Landcruiser:

1.   Good suspension

2.   Handles well

3.   Solid 4wd

 

Things to look out for if buying one:

Condition of motor

 

Best 3 mod/s you have done and why:

1.    LS conversion

2.    Tyres

3.    Suspension

 

What made you decide to choose this vehicle?

It's a coil sprung 4wd.


Best thing about the 80 series:

The flex.


Worst thing about the 80 series:

Weak diffs.

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