Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60 has made it to Modified, finally! We have had a few
lined up in the past but it just never happened.
This beautiful 30yr rig with
great paint and body work is owned by a very young bloke, Sivan. Sivan is an auto
sparky in the making and knows a lot about this vehicle and has done a lot of
research on the 60 series. Nearly everything has been changed or improved so
far which is super impressive on an apprentice’s wage.
There is some good news
about the future of this HJ60 Landcruiser too. It will remain a wagon despite
so many people suggesting Sivan to chop it into a ute!
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all the cool details on this build see the video below and ask any questions
you like as Sivan is prepared to answer them on YouTube.
see awesome photos of this rig be sure to hit on ‘the_mighty_60’ on Instagram.
HJ60: 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60 4.0L 2H Diesel
Specs (NOTE* Mod details below):
Make model: 1989 HJ60 Landcruiser 60 Series
Drive train: 4x4
Suspension: Leaf Sprung Front & Rear.
Sivan's mod list for his Toyota Land Cruiser
with an aftermarket CT26 Turbo
Core upgraded Radiator
camp lights all round
in-Winch out switch in Dash
board Air Compressor
Points around the car
- 20W Ebay Camp lights
- Stedi 8.5” Spotlights
- Headlight LED upgrade
Comms & GPS:
- Hema HX-1 GPS
- Oricom 80CH UHF
- 3Dbi Ariel
Suspension and tyres:
Pedders Front Springs
Dobinson Rear Springs
Roadsafe Anti-inversion Extended Shackles
Superior Engineering Body Lift
315/75r16 Toyo RTs
Bar work and exterior mods:
Dakar Winch Bar
X 12,000LB Winch
lights mounted on roofrack
rear bar + Maxtrax holder
Rated Recovery Points
Back of the wagon:
mounted compressor + Air Tank
& Electrical switchboard
down table & Cutlery storage
& Fridge slide
recovery gear set
Sivan's top 3 trips
in the Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60
Unstoppable moment in the HJ60:
It loves slow hill climbs where
torque is needed.
Most scary situation in the HJ60:
in Margaret River, some might not know but there are plenty of nasty tracks. We
were close to being on our side.
Sivan’s modification tips:
If you can put rear draws in your
car definitely do it! It makes organisation so much neater and simpler. Another
big one thing that's really come in handy is that air compressor which is
tapped to a switch, it just speeds up that painful process of pumping your
wheels up. And thirdly I would have to put a winch on the list, it's been so
helping for saving the car and also getting me out of trouble when breaking
Things to lookout for with this model HJ60:
If you are
wanting to run big tyres or something a bit wider, -44 offset rims are the
best! No scrub and feels less ‘boaty'. Another thing is temperatures, getting
an EGT gauge and a Water Temp gauge is a big help. I try not to let the EGTs
get above 500 degrees pre turbo, and the water temp below 90 degrees.
Top 3 tips with the HJ60:
with better leaf springs to suit your loads and driving is definitely a must,
these cars are over 30 years old and that old suspension sucks!
2. Put a set of draws in, the Titan Rear Draws
to suit the 80 series fits almost perfectly with a tiny bit of work to the
you can get a old of some factory turbo Sahara seats like we did definitely do
it. They almost bolt straight in and I find them super comfortable!
The Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60 Modified Video.
Thanks to the following people for
helping with my HJ60: