LandCruiser VDJ76R GXL

Biesel

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#1
Toyota LandCruiser VDJ76R GXL, 2010


Good Points
Classic, ageless aesthetics. Tough. Traffic friendly. It's a LandCruiser.

Bad Points
Turning circle took some adjustment (previously in a diesel Forester). Stiff rear suspension reminiscent of a slammed HSV on speedhumps.

What mods have you done?
Toyota Steel Winch bar, Baja Stealth lightbar, GME aerial, Red Dirt Diesel Chip, Black Duck seatcovers, Toyota rubber floor mats, Sungrabber dash mat, Goodyear Duratrac 265/75/16 tyres, Hannibal rack and Hannibal awning, Bushranger Wheelie Bag

What mods are on the list to do?
Winch, long range fuel tank, Hella Rallye 4000 55w, 2" lift, rear eLocker

Why did you buy this vehicle?
Love touring, Love finding the perfect camping spot off the beaten track, low range gearbox, long lasting big classic truck

How often do you go offroad?
at least once or twice a month?

What will your next vehicle be?
None. I love this truck.
 

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Nice looking vehicle mate, oh don't forget to put a piece of zip tie through the eye of the shackle, it won't vibrate lose and you wont lose it then.

Trust me it happens lol.
 

Biesel

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#5
Hi Swaggie thanks for that but what exactly do you mean sorry? Do you mean the pin that holds the two parts of the hook together?
 

Gavo

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#6
Sexy looking truck mate. Haha pretty much exactly same as mine! Your going to love it!

No man ever cut himself bearding!
 
#7
Hi Swaggie thanks for that but what exactly do you mean sorry? Do you mean the pin that holds the two parts of the hook together?
Hi

Its only small but effective, I usefully leave it on the end all together and take the pin out under the tow bar and put it all in a canvas bag behind my back seat. Noticed you had the recovery shackle in one of your pics..



Goodluck
 

Biesel

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#8
arh that makes sense thought you were referring to the winch hook. Yep had the shackle fall out before lucky we back tracked and found it. on this occasion it was only lightly tightened.

Probably going to book in for a 2inch OME lift and long ranger tank this week, most likely a rear eaton elocker as well.
 

Gavo

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#9
Just for a heads up, iron man's fuel tank is fair bit cheaper ($450 cheaper) than a lot of the other brands.

No man ever cut himself bearding!
 

Gavo

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#11
Unless my old truck happened to have an ironman in it too (old truck came with long range) I can't pick difference. I'll take few pics for you tomorrow in the light.

No man ever cut himself bearding!
 

BTFIVO

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#13
How do you find the 76 with the Red Dirt chip? What was the extra grunt like and where do you notice it most in the rev range? Does it have more power past factory 3500rpm?
 

Biesel

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#14
I went cheap on the second battery it's just the standard century 720cca. the tray cost about $180 from memory and the projecta dual battery kit cost like $130. Not a full dcdc charging option but i'll see how it goes over the next few week will just keep a close eye on both batteries. The battery was $190, so not a cheap mod but hopefully worth while.

The red dirt chip I had from another car so made sense to get it remapped for the cruiser. it made the most difference through the mid range, don't really rev the cruiser to 3500rpm too know mate.
 
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arh that makes sense thought you were referring to the winch hook. Yep had the shackle fall out before lucky we back tracked and found it. on this occasion it was only lightly tightened.

Probably going to book in for a 2inch OME lift and long ranger tank this week, most likely a rear eaton elocker as well.
Not lightly tightened - Nearly lost it hahahhaha - Lucky when we pulled over to air up the tyres we noticed it


Swaggies tip with the cable ties is definatly somthing you should do if you leave it on mate, else it wont be there when you need it the most! And you might be up for the $$$ to replace the radiator of the vehicle behind you if it goes really badly on a highway :eek:
Its also a bit of a theft deterrant while at shopping centers - hard to get off without sidecutters or scissors

Nice rig BTW :) - Sounds like you got some great mods going on it. Be sure to take some measurements and photos before and after the 2 inch lift :)
 

Biesel

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#17
Thanks Gavo, I'd like to see photos. Though we are pretty sure we want the longranger. I was quoted $1150 for the ironman fitted and $1400 for the longrange fitted through arb so the price isn't too bad. But where possible we like to support an aussie product otherwise nothing will be made here soon.
 

BTFIVO

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#18
Not lightly tightened - Nearly lost it hahahhaha

Swaggies tip with the cable ties is definatly somthing you should do if you leave it on mate, else it wont be there when you need it the most!
I second this idea as mine didn't rattle loose... someone helped it loosen up and took off with it. It at least is a deterant or slows them down.
 

Gavo

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Not greatest photo sorry. And you can see a slight weep from filler nozzle. I didn't quite nip up hose clamp.
I looked at every brand and to be honest for less than $750 i couldn't spot the difference between the brands. Pretty much exactly same mounting brackets.

I appreciate your keep it local theory though. I didn't take that into account.

No man ever cut himself bearding!
 
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