Nice. Very understated yet very capable and far more comfortable than your average 4x4 for far less than a decked out Land Cruiser.
Nice set up! Cool wrenching all yourself. I just bought a ‘14 XTerra and need to learn everything that was put on it before I head out to a trail somewhere (from what I can see it’s a simply 1.5" lift but I have no clue what was included in it). Wondering - what are “petite wife’s” thoughts on not having step rails?… Read more
I know I told you this already, but that thing looks amazing!
Long before these were at all cool, I actually had a hand-me-down GX as my first car. Back then I never would’ve pictured myself browsing AutoTempest for them, but 100-series Land Cruisers still aren’t as cheap as I want so here we are
GX470s are great offroad vehicles. Yours is coming along nicely.
I look forward to following your build and adventures. My wife and I are planning on doing the same with our ‘12 SR5 Tacoma 4x4. Already got the winch, falken wildpeaks, and LED interior lights but man it is so nice to just bolt crap on and go instead of tweaking an idle ajdjustment screw on my old project cars. Read more
I currently have whatever cheapo ‘highway SUV’ tires Carmax through on my GX before I bought it in August and I was able to tackle whatever wet fire roads and hunting trails my buddy with a TRD Offroad Tacoma was going down. Our choice of obstacles was mostly limited by not wanting to ruin $30k+ daily drivers rather… Read more
The front and rear bumpers will have to go to give it at least some level of approach and Depart angles.
I’ve been very surprised how much I’ve liked my ICON shocks. I still think they are overdamped for my weight but the rebound control is unreal. Dig that digressive rebound curve.
Dueling Prados on vacation in New Zealand last year. They were very capable on some terrible “roads” to this lodge. What started as a gravel road, went to dirt road, to dirt path, to pretty much sheep path (with other cars coming from opposite direction requiring someone backing up potentially hundreds of yards.)
that crawling video was very impressive
I really, really like the contrast of the bronze wheels and the white body. Totally transforms the bleah looking stock white vehicle to “whoa, cool looking truck”
Cosmetically, the lift and wheel/tire combo are a fantastic improvement from stock. Obviously they’ll help with wheeling but in my opinion, they make the vehicle look more like something it should have looking like from the factory.