After touring Australia for 3 years in the relative comfort of our 1997 HZJ80R Landcruiser, it was time to move on. After lengthy search, data analysis (read cost comparison) we found a suitable replacement. It arrived at our door in the early hours of the morning this past Tuesday.
It’s a 2004 HDJ100R Landcruiser in GLX trim.
1HD-FTE 4.2L 6 cylinder turbo charged diesel engine
H151F 5 speed manual gearbox
HF2A full time transfer case with a 1:1 ratio in high rage and 2.488:1 ratio in low range.
Differential ratio is 4.11:1.
139 742 Kms on the clock, two owners since new with excellent service history.
A few shots from purchase day:
The vehicle came with the following aftermarket accessories:
- Safari snorkel
- ARB winch compatible bull bar
- 50 mm suspension lift (torsion bars are Old Man Emu, shocks are Bilstein 46mm and rear coils are heavy duty King units) more on this later.
- IPF spot lights aussie style (one spot and one spread)
- Original dual starting battery configuration has been changed to one starting and one deep cycle.
- Tracklander full alloy roof rack (made in Western Australia)
- Opposite lock dual rear wheel carrier rear bar with factory toyota tow bar.
- Outback interior (ARB) roller drawer system
- 3" mandrel bent exhaust system from the turbo back
- Setinbauer diesel performance chip
- Boggard turbo timer
- ARB on board air compressor
- Last but not least: Front and Rear ARB air lockers
Now I typically buy stock vehicles then build them up myself. In this case I chose a different approach but it means I'll be spending my time fixing stuff from the previous owner that I don't like. So on that note...
Items that need to be addressed immediately:
- Remove chrome trim on wheel arches
- Remove existing roof basket and replace with Wind Cheetah from 80.
- Remove four front fog lights mounted on roof rack with all wiring.
- Remove two rear HID lights mounted on roof rack with all wiring.
- Put tools and recovery gear in drawer system
- Prepare a comprehensive spares kit
- Baseline maintenance
Now the work begins on customising it to our travel needs.