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2011 Single cab Landcruiser Workmate

Discussion in 'My 4WD' started by Deccas, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. Deccas

    Deccas Active Member

    2011 Single cab Landcruiser Workmate


    Good Points
    Its a cruiser so it will last for as long as I look after it
    Came second hand with a good few mods on it
    Bloody capable off road

    Bad Points
    thirsty
    needs some weight in the back for it to be comfortable

    What mods have you done?
    ARB Winch Bar
    2inch lift with GVM upgrade
    2 UHF radios, one seems to not be uhf... not sure
    33 inch AT on steel rims
    custom steel tray with 2 toolboxes and a roll protection bar
    300Ltr under tray water tank


    What mods are on the list to do?
    Diff Lockers
    Scrub bars and side steps
    winch
    possible remove the water tank

    Why did you buy this vehicle?
    Always loved the cruiser, ever since i first drove one at my uncle's farm years ago. Plenty of room to do what I want and can change it up with relative ease.

    How often do you go offroad?
    As often as a can, so not as much as id like

    What will your next vehicle be?
    no idea
     

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  2. Buxter

    Buxter Well-Known Member

    Deccas
    I have almost the same Year and Model, and have "spec'ed" it up, to where I want it to be. (almost)
    It does have an alloy tray, with alloy canopy, and I have fitted an ARB Rear Air Locker, and a few other "nice things", such as a Runva 12,000lb winch, Steel Bull Bar, and a brilliant set of Hella Rallye 4000 Spotties, with a 55 Watt HID kit in them.
    I did put a 170lt Long Range fuel tank, (Brown Davis)
    It tops the scales at 3200kg's with me, and full fuel in it.

    I have recently had the "Roo Systems" ECU remapped, and it uses marginally less fuel than before it was remapped.
    The power difference is remarkable.

    The trick with economy is drive it at 95-98, and you will get heaps better mileage out of your tank, even with the "re-mapping"
    Sit on 100-110, and they drink fuel.
    eg... a recent trip to Darwin, towing our Camper Trailer, we Averaged 6.7km/lt, with all the passing grunt I need, compared with the 4.2 TD Patrol we used to have, averaged 6.3km/lt, but lacked real power, even with all 3 stages of power increase.

    Only regret is that I should have got a "Twin Cab", but I could not justify the extra $$$$$, at the time.
    She does need new rear springs, and seriously looking at Dobinson leafs with 300KG constant weight, and a 2" lift
    Cheers
    Buxter
     
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  3. 89gqpatrol4x4

    89gqpatrol4x4 Active Member

    What was your 3 stages of power increase?
    And you can't compare the two for feul usage anyway. Ones old mechanical injection and the other is new electronic . Always going to be better power and economy.
     
  4. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    Nice truck Deccas.
     
  5. Buxter

    Buxter Well-Known Member

    The Mighty Poootrol had 3" exhaust, AXT turbo upgrade, and a Cross Country Top Mount Intercooler
    Did not put a bigger Fuel Pump on it as as I've only heard bad reliability reports about them., but apparently there is a mob in Perth that does good work.

    Anyway "Tojo" has heaps more power. but it's a shame about the articulation
     
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  6. Deccas

    Deccas Active Member

    so today i change up the ute a bit, got a new tray. got it second hand for a bloody good price and it doesnt look half bad being silver. only problem is i now definitely need to do the suspension. as i was driving without the tray on to maneuver i had to put it in 4wd because with no tray on the back wheels just spun in the dirt :D just need to buy some tray sides and find a way to mount my awning
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  7. Buxter

    Buxter Well-Known Member

    Have a good look at Tuff Dog, Leaves and adjustable shockers,
    They are not bad at all
     
  8. Deccas

    Deccas Active Member

    who are the supplier of them (tjm, arb etc) ive heard great reviews about OME. also dont have a massive budget for them, 2 grands probably the max i could go
     
  9. 89gqpatrol4x4

    89gqpatrol4x4 Active Member

    Superior engineering do tuff dog and heaps of other brands. Jump on the website and have a look.
     
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  10. Deccas

    Deccas Active Member

    i think i might have to head over and have a chat with them, so many people have recommended them to me
     
  11. Buxter

    Buxter Well-Known Member

    My Tough Dog Suspension has just passed the Towing test with flying colours !.
    Just got back from towing our 3.5 tonne Van (500km round trip), with a 320kg + ball weight, to the Mitchell River National Park, on good roads and rough, and am very impressed.
    Not that I ever expect the Land Cruiser to ride like a Rolls Royce, but the continual bumping has gone.
    That has to ease the wear and tear on everything from the towbar, all the way to the engine mounts, and me, the bump was "shocking", to say the least.

    I have 300kg constant load springs, and my mate Wayne, who out mt onto Tough Dog Springs has 500kg constant load springs, on his Hi-Lux, and loves the wheel travel he gets on the High Country Tracks.

    There are lots of good springs out there, but unfortunately Toyota's Standard Springs are not built for Load Carrying Capacity and Comfort, they are just built for Load Capacity
     
  12. Deccas

    Deccas Active Member

    Gday guys, it has been a while since i update you all on work. reccently i had a lot of auto sparky work done
    - 2 new light bars added
    - 2 work lights
    - cigarette sockets added that are joined to the deep cycle battery
    - anderson plug for fridge
    i also finally got around to bolting on the awning.after a bush trip in notices that the vibrations have rubbed a dew holes in the canvas, has anyone had this problem?

    next step is to build a new tray which im planning to do over christmas
    cheers all

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  13. Deccas

    Deccas Active Member

    also had 2 new aerials put on, a new cb and a new am/fm aerial because i snapped the standard toyota one of months ago
     
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  14. smitty_r51

    smitty_r51 Well-Known Member

    Yeah mine has done the same... Tends to be where the pegs sit, so i have moved them
     
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  15. Deccas

    Deccas Active Member

    oh i didnt think of that an that is where mine were, it seems to be rubbing where the roll touches the metal frame
     
  16. Deccas

    Deccas Active Member

    Gday guys, ive been doing a lot of work on the tray for the big girl lately and will post photos and the such after i finish, unfortunately, the bloody air bags have failed me. Something has busted in on the left bag shifting the whole diff 2 inches to the left. Have a trip planned for next weekend, so dropped it into the mechanics yesterday for emergency repairs. If the bags werent part of the GVM upgrade id get them to rip them out
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  17. Buxter

    Buxter Well-Known Member


    Geeze Mate
    I see th problem there.
    The Airbag has shot sideways off it's footing, can it be just moved back to the original position, or is there more damage ?
    What brand are they ?

    It might pay to check the spring and chassis alignment too
     
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  18. Deccas

    Deccas Active Member

    they are getting some new parts in, they are airbag man. ive asked them to do that and a service seeing as its already there, get the whole lot checked out
     
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  19. Deccas

    Deccas Active Member

    gday all, so ive been pretty busy working on the tray over the past few months. i decided that i wanted to strip back the tray, respray it and build a mini canopy for it. taught myself how to stick weld (only knew how to MIG but dont have the money for a MIG) and began. ended up taking a lot longer than i intended and still need too fit out the inside the box with the electrics and the shelves and everything because im going on a trip on sunday. 28461232_2003496539925145_1347516066_o.jpg 28461232_2003496539925145_1347516066_o.jpg 28461641_2003496556591810_226599599_o.jpg 28500744_2003496549925144_1544664295_o.jpg 28504703_2003496536591812_1679034735_o.jpg 29748269_2019917681616364_1746600870_o.jpg 29893282_2019917751616357_333147073_o.jpg
     
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  20. Rags90mod

    Rags90mod Active Member

    I've had a similar problem happen with my airbags (Airlift is the brand), struggling to find an ozzie stockist though
     

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