Toyota VDJ79R 2007

phs

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thanks mate

finally got to get out saturday before last after work, camped clear creek the night off the jamo
did nobs track and son of a ***** spur the sunday. got a 35cm brown trout first cast from warrens flat.

very happy with the tyres, the bigger rear offset does improve the handling alot.
the rear locker limited the wheel spin on loose rocks to nearly none, well not that i could notice just crawled up everything, got home changed tyres back over and did not see any rubber chips or tears, fairly impressed so far

most of the tracks where very very overgrown about 2 hours of trees laying over the VDJ, spent 5 hours monday polishing them out, turned out ok

i got some eye nuts for the tray to strap everything down and eliminate needing the tray sides for camping 4wding, and i now have to run my spear on the tray as it no longer fits underneath.

still need to replace that esky with a engel ! oneday
should be heading this saturday arvo to woods point hopefully get some actions shots

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phs

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a few updates.

added a 40lt engel to the tray.

i finally got around to sorting out a stereo, got sick of listening to nothing

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and finally got around to fixing the front bar winch cover properly

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and a few photo camping photos. dargo and woods point

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Silver76

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Nice rig phs, only had my cruiser for a coupla weeks so can't wait to hit a few tracks!!! Black steeelies looks sweet


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BTFIVO

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I think when it comes to the big rubber, 17" rims are the go. Those specific bighorns are a strong tyre. They are the only model bighorn that are made in the 85/16 series as well. The newer 764 do not. My next rubber will be 235/85/16 series and if I ever go bigger will be 255/85/16.

In regards to your splits in the doors, are they fastened to the metal frame as well?
 

phs

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Pretty tough looking truck mate.
Thanks mate

Nice rig phs, only had my cruiser for a coupla weeks so can't wait to hit a few tracks!!! Black steeelies looks sweet


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Good too see another 70 owner in board . There starting to get popular in the 4wd scene now they have been around a few years it's a shame they will peak about the time the retire them in 2015.

I think when it comes to the big rubber, 17" rims are the go. Those specific bighorns are a strong tyre. They are the only model bighorn that are made in the 85/16 series as well. The newer 764 do not. My next rubber will be 235/85/16 series and if I ever go bigger will be 255/85/16.

In regards to your splits in the doors, are they fastened to the metal frame as well?

the 17s have gone well thus far there load rated at 1400kgs so fairly confident they will do the job .
The Main reason I went the 17s was for the tyre size more than anything. + the offset options suit what I wanted . So far there are wearing ok after 3 decent trips front to back with in .5 of a mm being early on they wear quicker so I'd imagin they will stay close, if they do stray apart I may just run them on the road for a few weeks as I run day to day unloaded, the fronts should catch up, or at 65% just pop them and swap them over. Doubt I'll keep them much past 40%

As for the splits yes I fabed up some light plate to get 2 fixings fairly easy the tweeter just has a big loose nut holding it to the board with a washed its all solid no rattling . The tweeters are good cause you can point the noise up. For best sound you'd want to tilt the 6" speakers slightly up. Pods are too big as it gets in the way on your accelerator foot and I was too lazy to shim up some 20mm to 0 spacers .

But set up right with the head unit it definetly is a good sound system it has an inline 2 channel alpine amp too. I really would nt want it any louder and the quality is a lot better than most new cars

A few updates, my first decent mud outing in the OTWAYs went well. No dramas at all, replaced my bull bar gsm Arial with A GME 1.5m am fm band whip Arial, I always had bad reception with the factory Arial + I would always forget to pop it down and nearly brake it every outing , but now that's all sorted

Added alarm locks to my gear on the tray no need I worry about getting stuffed knocker off while away for the car momentarily.

Still looking at chips and turbo upgrades probably when the current one gives up.

And want to chase up inserts for lower bull bar lights as they ones in there are just a cheap home job
 

phs

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a few updates to add

swapped the RTC steering damper for an adjustable
on road running setting 5 seems the much the same have not been offroad with it yet i will report back
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fitted oil catch can Tiapan xp kit ($400) only done 200kms so ill report back on it later

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changed oil finally, was running 15-40 penrite hpr diesel then was running the 10-40 variant
just put in mobil1 5-30 full synthetic still early days (500kms) but straight off the bat very smooth
takes a while longer to warm up in the mornings which means its doing its job well
i will report back with how the usage goes . with the penrite 10-40 i was averaging about 1 lt per 10k

i have a photo of the fridge mounted up

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and 2 from the otways late march

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now i just getting set up for tassi in october
 

Marty_cuiser

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Looks great mate. I've got a silver VDJ79 2008 old dash too in silver. Great ute absolutely love it


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fazz

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Looks awesome mate! How is the fridge and tubs secured?


2014 Land cruiser 79 duel cab
 

phs

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Looks great mate. I've got a silver VDJ79 2008 old dash too in silver. Great ute absolutely love it


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Thanks mate I'm also a fan of the old dash solid and easy to modify
Colour is good looks great after it's detailed. Being metalic it shows scratches but it's a 4wd, if I had my choice id go white with black tray , somthing about 70 cruisers and white that just go so well .but no complaints with silver it looks good.

Looks awesome mate! How is the fridge and tubs secured?


2014 Land cruiser 79 duel cab


Thanks mate, wish it was a 2014 Thow :)

Large Metal box is on 99% of the time only comes off for tip runs it's bolted 4x m12

The pelican box is only on when I go 4wding/ camping its ratchet strapped
Into the side of the steel tray and a cam lock strap over the top length ways . I mounted m12 eye nuts on the tray to fix the strap hooks to.

For The fridge I used 25mm slotted angle bolted to the tray. 4x Rubber straps from auto barn , binned the hooks used 1/4" cup head bolts with washers .
I use a cable lock to the steel box eye bolts both sides for security and emergence if a strap brakes but so far it's preformed very well nothing has come loose and it's been in a few hairy situations, day to day the fridge is not on .
 

phs

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Last week I Put an upgraded booster and mater cyl the kit in got it from hoppers, pulls up a treat now

I got a high clearance rear leaf bolt and plate kit from superior, just need to whack it in
 

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phs

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The booster and master cyl. Kit is 700. Odd from hoppers stoppers
It does make a huge difference.

Prior my braking was poor now I have to be carefully how hard I brake

The kit was good but the bracket to connect the peddle was about 25-30mm short
Being a specific kit for the 7* youd be asking for that to be corrected prior to buying

Other option is a booster from an 80 series and mod to fit, apparently the results are good and will only cost you 100-200 from a wreckers
 

phs

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yeah well worth it, alot more responsive and more braking power

dont know about you but with the 285s i could nt lock them up on the road in the dry,
with the 34s off road on loose rock i could nt lock them up :eek:

now its more than happy to lockup when i stomp on it,

i still have nt lifted the rear bias valve (should get lifted to suit suspension lift) so it will only get better

hoppers stoppers offer a complete rear brake upgrade ( including handbrake )
but its like 3500.

dunno why every one hates there handbrakes myn works a treat .
 

phs

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A few more updates

Safari snorkle
OL extended diff breathers
Uni chip with dual drivers ( 3 tunes )
New set of offroad rims and tyre ( Walker Evans with nitto tyres )
Pyro and boost gauge

Going in tomorrow to have some suspension work done
 

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BTFIVO

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Love the new rims mate. How is the new power from the tune? I definitely have to do this brake upgrade. It is the last thing on the list I hate about my cruiser.
 

phs

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Thanks I waited 2 months for them to get made but there great they fit to the hub and studs better than the factory GXL rims.

Prior to chip

115kws @ 120km/h,
439 Nu @ 78km/h.

With chip on tune 3

154kws @ 118km/h,
567 Nu @ 80km/h.

Brake booster / master cyl. From
Hoppers was one of the best things I did pulls up great now
 
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