79 Series Toyota Landcruiser Modified.

79 series Toyota Landcruiser build inspired by a mate that has passed away and a YouTube channel.

Josh’s mate Macka always wanted a dual cab Landcruiser but unfortunately passed away at an early age before he could have a chance to build his dream rig.

Josh was reminded of human morality and took Macka’s advice of living each day to its fullest and pursue dreams. So Josh did just that and started his dream 79 series Landcruiser build.

79 Series Toyota Landcruiser Modified

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Wasting no time Josh built his cruiser at a steady pace over a few years and now has it setup as a full tourer/base camp tourer.
We shot this feature at Jakem farm just an hour from Adelaide along with 4 other vehicles.

Josh is also the owner of whistler wines in the Barrossa valley. If you are ever passing through we highly recommend dropping in to say g’day and have a wine.



Vehicles Specs (NOTE* Mod details below):

Make model: 2016 Toyota Landcruiser 79 series Dual Cab

Engine:        1VD-FTE

Drive train:   5 speed manual

Suspension: Old Man Emu 50mm lift with BP51’s in the front, Nitrocharger sports in the rear. Heavy duty constant load springs in the front, 300kg constant load leaf springs in the rear with air bags in the rear to assist when I have the canopy on.


Josh's mod list for his 2016 Toyota Landcruiser 79 series Dual Cab:

79 Series Toyota Landcruiser Modified

Engine:  

  • Safari Snorkel

  • Legendex 3.5” 304 stainless steel turbo back exhaust
  • Legendex oil catch can
  • Legendex second fuel filter



Electric upgrades:  

  • Three battery system (factory cranking battery, plus two Centuary 100Ah Deep Cycle batteries) controlled by a Redarc battery management system including a Redarc battery isolator under the bonnet, and a BCDC1225 in the canopy.


Lights: 

  • 2 x Lightforce HTX HID LED combo spot lights on the front
  • 2 x Lightforce 10” LED bar’s under the headlights to spot roo’s
  • 1 x Lightforce 40” dual row LED spot/spread combo light bar on the roof
  • 1 x Lightforce 30” single row LED spot/spread combo light bar on the rear
  • 2 x Lightforce ROK40’s as camp/worklights either side on the roof rack
  • 2 x Lightforce ROK9’s as reverse lights


Comms & GPS: 

  • Hema HN7
  • GME TX3350
  • 2 x GME TX6155 5W hand held.


Suspension and tyres:

  •  Old Man Emu 50mm lift with BP51’s in the front, Nitrocharger sports in the rear. Heavy duty constant load springs in the front, 300kg constant load leaf springs in the rear with air bags in the rear to assist when I have the canopy on.

  • 315/75R16 on 16” King black steel Sunrasia rims. 0 offset on the front, -55 offset on the rear. I am currently running Toyo Open Country RT’s on the front, and Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3’s on the rear and as spares.


Bar work and exterior mods: 

  • Opposite lock 63mm winch compatible steel bull bar, brush rails and side steps.
  • Full custom built tray and removable canopy by Outback Customs in Caboolture, QLD.
  • 2 x Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform roof racks
  • Darche Panorama 2 RTT with annex.
  • Fox Wing awning with 2 walls



Back of the wagon: 

  • Full custom built tray and removable canopy by Outback Customs in Caboolture, QLD.
  • ARB 47L Fridge Freezer
  • MSA Drop Slide to suit 60L fridge
  • 3000W inverter
  • Redarc BCDC1225 with solar input
  • 100Ah Century Deep Cycle battery
  • BCF modular drawer system


Recovery gear: 

  • Ironman 12,000lb winch with dyneema rope.
  • Full ARB revery kit


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Josh,s top 3 trips in the 79 series Toyota Landcruiser:

  • Fraser Island in July 2018 with Luke and Beck from Outback Customs

  • Beachport Australia Day 2017 with the boys from Sidetracked Australia
  • Coffin Bay May 2017 with my fiancé, Ellen.


Unstoppable moment in the 79 seriesToyota Landcruiser:

Fraser Island July 2018 with Luke & Beck from Outback Customs. The cruiser ate up the sand, and being able to remove the canopy and leave it set up at camp, meant that the cruiser performed even better.

 

Most scary situation in the 79 series Landcruiser:

Getting bogged over at Cape Elizabeth in South Australia with the tide coming in. We hit a patch of decomposing seaweed that was buried in the sand and the car bogged down to the chassis. Fortunately we have the Maxtrax with us, so we threw them under the wheels and managed to back out before the tide came in.


Josh’s modification tips:

Tyres and lift are the two best things you can do with a 79 series. Putting a bigger exhaust and a sealed snorkel also help. A bull bar is essential if you plan on doing any kind of driving in country areas.


Things to lookout for with this model (Pre DPF 79 series dual cab):

The clutch is notoriously weak and prone to slipping, so keep an eye out for that if purchasing second hand or even new. Any power upgrades will most likely result in the standard clutch failing.

 

Top 3 tips with the (Pre DPF 79 series dual cab):

1.  Keep the tray short as the front wheels love to lift when offroad.

2.   Get the GVM upgrade done pre registration if possible

3.   Make any modifications pre registration if possible.

The Modified Video.




Thanks to the following people for helping with my build:

·         Outback Customs in Caboolture, QLD.

o   Website-

o   Facbook- https://www.facebook.com/outbackcustoms.com.au/

o   Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/outback_customs_/?hl=en

·         Lightforce in Adelaide, SA.

o   Website- https://www.lightforce.com

o   Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/LightforceHQ/

o   Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/_lightforce/

·         Legendex in Narangba, QLD.

o   Website- https://www.legendex.com.au

o   Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Legendex/

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/legendex/


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