When it comes to advertising your business, you want something that stands out from the crowd! Of course, when you want to maximise the use of the vehicle for work as well as play, what better weapon to have than a murdered out 200 Series LandCruiser that well and truly stands out from the crowd.
The tried and trusted 200 Series LandCruiser platform was the perfect base to build a tourer and a mobile billboard for our customer’s business and like any 4WD that is going to be set up to carry the extra weight for touring duties, a GVM upgrade formed the basis of the suspension fit-out.
We went with the TJM GVM Plus kit on this occasion, using the TJM Pace suspension which is a monotube shock body with remote canister and 8 stages of adjustment on both compression and rebound. It has a built-in hydraulic bump stop design and offers the 200 Series LandCruiser about 50mm of lift and a GVM of 3800kg, up from the standard 3350kg.
This particular set-up is also running Roadsafe Blackhawk upper control arms and diff drop to realign CVs and castor. A set of Polyair high pressure airbags were also fitted to assist the rear springs with load carrying duties.
Bar work includes the TJM Venturer bar and houses a 9,500lbs TJM Torq winch fitted with a Factor 55 Flatlink shackle mount. The bar also houses a Stedi 22” double row light bar to light up the tracks at night and a GME 4501B antenna for UHF communications signals. TJM Sidesteps were also fitted for easier access and protection for the sills.
A Rhino Pioneer Platform was fitted to the roof for extra load carrying capacity which also serves as a platform for the Enerdrive 180w solar panel. There’s also enough lighting by Stedi, mounted to the platform to provide 360 degrees of lighting around the vehicle including a 42” double row lightbar up front, a 13” high powered micro light bar on the side and two 10w Mini Leds at the rear.
Inside, the touring fit-out extends to a set of RV Storage Solutions Premium twin draws and cargo barrier with a Bushman 85L upright fridge. A TJM Heavy Duty compressor was mounted inside the rear storage panel along side a 3L alloy air tank to handle airing up duties out on the tracks.
Power needs are taken care of by an Enerdrive 200A/hr lithium battery controlled by Enerdrive 40A AC and DC charging units with an e-Pro monitor, and trickle charged by that 180w solar panel on the roof for when the vehicle is off-grid.
A TJM Airtec snorkel feeds cleaner air into the engine, while the Torqit 4” stainless steel exhaust expels the gasses far more efficiently than the stock item. Performance is also improved by fitment of an iDrive throttle controller for enhanced throttle response.
Under bonnet component protection is aided by fitment of a HPD billet catch can and Diesel Care secondary fuel filter as well as a Harrop breather kit fitted to both diffs, transfer and transmission.
A Hayman Reese towbar along with a V3 Redarc Towpro Elite takes care of the towing duties as well as the new Next Gen Clearview towing mirrors. The big black beast is rolling on matte black Method 301 The Standard wheels and BF Goodrich KM3 tyres which measure in at 305/60/18. This is possibly the best looking 200 Series LandCruiser we’ve built to date and will have no problems standing out from the crowd. Keep an eye out for this one out on the tracks – it’s the unofficial black label edition.