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Toyota Land Cruiser Fever

Land Cruiser 79 Series Driver Side Shot
Fred Williams
| Brand Manager, Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off Road
Posted January 1, 2011
Contributors: Kevin McNulty
Photographers: Offroadimages.com.au

Lusting After a 79 Series

Jealousy is a terrible thing. It burns inside, causes you to lose your appetite, and makes it hard to sleep. Especially when you imagine all those Toyota enthusiasts overseas laughing at us Americans who don't get to own some of the coolest 4x4s that Toyota makes. We spent a few weeks in Australia a while back and got to drive a 79-series cab and chassis Land Cruiser. This wasn't just your run-of-the-mill Outback work truck. This was an Outback pickup packed full of awesome off -road accessories. But like a summer love, our time with this cool truck was short. Now it's probably being driven by some Aussie ARB engineer, and we're sure he's laughing at us every day. We've been jealous ever since.

Tech Specs
2007 79-series cab chassis Land Cruiser
Drivetrain

  • Engine: 4.5L V-8 turbocharged and intercooled diesel
  • Transmission: Toyota 5-speed manual
  • Transfer case: Toyota, 2.88 gears
  • Axles: Toyota solid axles and ARB Air Lockers front and rear

Suspension

  • Springs & Such: Front Old Man Emu H.D. coil springs and shocks; rear Old Man Emu H.D. leaf springs and shocks
  • Tires & Wheels: BFGoodrich 285/75/16 M-Ts, Dynamic 16x8 wheels
  • Other Stuff: ARB air compressor, Deluxe Winch Bull Bar, Warn 12,000-pound winch, IPF Extreme driving lights, GME UHF 40-channel radio, OME Heavy Duty Suspension System with LTR shocks, aftermarket steel tray body, ARB Deluxe Roof Rack with Kaymar shovel and Hi-Lift Jack holder, Factory (O.E) snorkel, ARB side rail and steps, ARB 40L fridge, ARB dual battery system, Hella work lamp on Tray headboard

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