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    Toyota Landcruiser 79 Series

    79 series Dual Cab is nearly here.

    A few of you have them, so seeking advice.

    You can just keep going with accessories with these things.

    What would you consider to be essential;

    My list to date is;
    Window Tint
    Reverse Camera
    Terrain Tamer Parabolic Suspension upgrade with pro shocks & smart coils

    Believe it or not don't seem to be any useful LC 79 Series forums.
    Cheers

    Chuck

    MY 21 76 Series Landcruiser
    MY 03 Discovery 2a
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    From my mates that have them, the extras they have ordered are:

    Air conditioning

    Cruise control

    Bull bar

    Side Bars

    Side steps

    Tow bar

    Lift kit

    Larger exhaust

    Remap (shortly followed by a new clutch)

    Sound deadening (I couldn't believe it)

    Rear axle widened

    Alloys

    Extra fuel filter

    Long Range tank

    And if you like offroading:

    Rear coil conversion

    (No idea on cost with this, I think if you are doing this and the last item, it's testimony that you bought the wrong vehicle)

    Lucky last.

    Automatic transmission from a 200 series
    ($20k!!!)

    Toyota Landcruiser 79 Series

    Nah I'm just joshing you, they haven't ALL done that.

    It's really hard to know what to do on someone else's vehicle, but the ones we've traveled with have been unusually thirsty, I believe the last of them have better gear ratios up top and twin turbos though, do may run cheaper.

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    Already comes with

    Air conditioning
    Cruise control
    Side steps
    Alloys
    130 Litre Tank

    Thinking about parabolic rear springs which have great reviews and 1/5 cost of coil conversion.

    Yes need tow bar

    Would love remap, clutch etc but trying to keep cost down

    Changed ratios in 2018 so revs are lower and fuel use is reduced.
    Cheers

    Chuck

    MY 21 76 Series Landcruiser
    MY 03 Discovery 2a
    Ex D1, D2, D3, D4, Prado, D4, D5,
    73 series 3 109 Truck Cab Tray Body, 79 Series,

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    Toyota Landcruiser 79 Series

    Look at what load you want to carry including people. The DC76 has about 800kg capacity if fitted with a Toyota steel tray. Lots of people spend $10k plus on a alloy tray.

    OME BP51s or similar larger bore shock (with or without remote res) are popular.

    I personally like the style side trays available out of RSA. I think someone from Perth imports them.

    A decent centre console, and upgraded sound system.

    I wouldn’t bother with alloy wheels unless you’ve bought a workmate or want 285s.
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    Widen the rear axle, it makes a huge difference to driving comfort, no more constantly correcting the steering through corners and on rough roads.
    I fitted an excellent kit from a mob down in Victoria to a mates for him and we couldn't believe the difference it made. He always ran Toyo Muddies which probably contributed to the wandering but widening tha rear axle just transformed the vehicle.

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    I remember driving the interim Landcruiser for the Australian Army , prior to Perentie.... heavily sprung leaf rear, and almost impossible to drive in a straight line off road.

    What is the difference between front and rear track and is it easily offset with different rim offsets for the rear and or wheel spacers? I know they are illegal and guess quite a few owners use them anyway.

    Personally I just would not own a vehicle that requires modification like that.

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    My 79 series doesn't have the rear axel mod and I have never had any dramas steering on ANY surface.
    Many of the expensive mods on the 79 series utes are not vital , Swap over the stock tyres for a set of AT/MT boots, bullbar/winch, towball, a light "chip" and maybe a nice fat stainless exhaust system for "ear candy" is pretty much all you need.

    Pretty much the same can be said for every other 4WD on the market, Its just that getting accessories for the Toyota/ford/nissan is Far easier that getting them for your new landrover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    My 79 series doesn't have the rear axel mod and I have never had any dramas steering on ANY surface.
    Many of the expensive mods on the 79 series utes are not vital , Swap over the stock tyres for a set of AT/MT boots, bullbar/winch, towball, a light "chip" and maybe a nice fat stainless exhaust system for "ear candy" is pretty much all you need.

    Pretty much the same can be said for every other 4WD on the market, Its just that getting accessories for the Toyota/ford/nissan is Far easier that getting them for your new landrover.
    I agree, nothing is really needed on them to be reliable and do the job.

    But let's be honest, they are not very nice to drive.

    By the time one mate was $130k in on his 18 twin cab, he asked me if I could please take it for a drive as something was wrong, I did so. I told him I can't feeling anything wrong with it, he is in the passenger seat.
    He says "can't you feel it rocking from side to side? And darting all over the road"

    I replied "yes" he says "so something is wrong with it!" To which I replied "it drives the same as all the others I've driven.

    Don't get me wrong, I don't actually mind them and would probably have one in preference to a ranger or Hilux etc.

    But they are not a great driving experience.

    They are probably better on dirt than bitumen.

    When travelling rural areas, we were using about the same fuel as him, he would have been close to gvm, we were about 5 tonnes gcm, all up both averaging around 15 l/100.

    You will definitely get less mechanical issues on average with one compared to a LR.

    Cheers
    James


    Edit: sorry to the O.P. I'm not really trying to run them down, just being honest, and no doubt he is aware of what he has purchased.... Nothing's perfect of course!

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    The best option would be to replace the asthmatic Toyota diesel with a LR 4.4 TDV8 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by 101RRS View Post
    The best option would be to replace the asthmatic Toyota diesel with a LR 4.4 TDV8 .
    Give them an ECU upgrade and they are producing big numbers - cheaper then transplanting a LR TDV8 lol
    Cheers

    Chuck

    MY 21 76 Series Landcruiser
    MY 03 Discovery 2a
    Ex D1, D2, D3, D4, Prado, D4, D5,
    73 series 3 109 Truck Cab Tray Body, 79 Series,

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