Apr 27, 2018

Landcruiser 200 build up stage 3

With just a few days to go before hitching up the van and heading north I decided to have TOYOTUNE upgrade the brakes on the Landcruiser with a set of DBA T3 survival series rotors and QFM pads. And then I weakened .. here was the opportunity to do an inlet manifold clean, install the Stocklock dual speed torque converter lock up kit to replace the high speed kit that was fitted, fit a Flashlube water alarm to the pre-filter and whilst were at it why not do a engine and transmission remap. Um yeah ok .  Why not .. who doesn’t want an extra 200nm of torque. 🤪

Well to say I feel like an expectant father is an understatement, I am very fussy with my vehicles and who works on them and it’s taken me 12 months of researching, talking to other owners of 200 series Landcruisers and speaking with different companies around Perth. We are fortunate to have some very good diesel workshops but in the end I choose Toyotune. Alan Vial the owner is extremely knowledgeable about the cruisers, he owns a 200 & a 79 series both of which have been optimised for better performance and drivability. 

So Saturday is birth day, I get reunited with my ‘baby’ and shortly after that we’re are outa here. Updates here and on our Facebook page will continue when time and internet allow.

Gavin Gillett below supplied the photos. In case your not aware Gavin has an excellent Facebook page and You Tube site featuring 4WD travel in Australia, SUMMITX check it out.