WHAT A $174K LANDCRUISER LOOKS LIKE

What 4X4 provides the ultimate base as a capable and comfortable tourer? Unfortunately, nothing from the factory floor really suits the ‘ultimate’ moniker. Some people in aftermarket-land are having a crack at it, and one of the more serious no-holds-barred setups we have come across is this Toyota LandCruiser.

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE

It’s been chopped, extended and trayed, as well as getting suspension and GVM mods to suit. It’s listed online for a fairly sweltering $174,000. Let’s have a closer look at it.

 

Aside from the initial purchase price of the LandCruiser, a big chunk of that $170,000 no doubt goes into the chop and extension. Creative Conversions, based at Brendale (northern Brisbane), charge you anywhere between $27,000 to well over $50,000 for a 650mm chassis extension and ute conversion – depending on how many boxes you tick along the way. They have a sterling reputation for this kind of work, and we understand that they are some of the best in the business.

 

On top of the major surgery, the LandCruiser comes with a long list of TJM-sourced gear like barwork, winches (plural) and snorkel. The tray is where the Patriot Campers people weave their own magic, with a very flash aluminium setup made for the chopped 200 Series. Weighing 280kg, the tray has 70 litres of water storage built-in, as well as a 12,000lb rear winch. We really like the built-in storage boxes and huge rear drawer at the back.

 

There’s a bit of extra grunt eked out of the 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8. Torqit does a chip, exhaust and pedal torque module for anywhere between $3,500 and $4,900, which would no doubt give a solid bump in performance. Considering this unit would weigh a fair bit more than factory spec, that extra power would certainly be appreciated.

Leave a Comment