new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

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new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

Postby pudd99 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:54 pm

hi all

recently rolled my 2.8 ln106 hilux and was a write off... whoops :(
so brought a 92 vx land cruiser, awesome truck although havnt had a chance to give it a decent off road hoon yet, wondering what mods i should go for and what to look out for etc? any info would be much appreciated
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Re: new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

Postby mudlva » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:24 pm

nothing just throw on a set of muds and go hard.
just remember that she a 2.5t whale ( and thats empty) and once bogged will need an equivalent whale to budge her

rear quarters seem to get nailed on all lwb wagons so just be careful

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Re: new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

Postby derk » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:30 pm

they are well known for the chassis cracking around the steering box its worth climbing underneath to have a look its an easy repair if its cracked and its most likely the big end bearings have already been done they all failed at 100k and most of those things have all done 300k-500k+ now :D

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Re: new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

Postby hachi_roku » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:34 pm

3" exhaust, part time kit, manual hubs and your good to go...

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Re: new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

Postby pudd99 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:39 pm

There is some sort of isolator switch i have heard about for the main battery and aux battery have been wondering about that? Hopefully have muddies on the way soon, should have grabbed the ones off my old lux! Snorkle on the way also
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Re: new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

Postby lax2wlg » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:54 pm

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Re: new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

Postby Lchundy » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:05 pm

If it ain't got factory lockers look at getting a rear locker and some 33"mud tyres or atleast getting the lsd tighten up otherwise the pretty much single spinners
You'll be surprised where it will go and how plush the ride is after driving the old hilux

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Re: new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

Postby pudd99 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:43 pm

Its got a factory centre diff lock?
Mate its a dream to drive compared to the old lux haha!
Will it fit 33s standard height?
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Re: new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

Postby skid » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:46 pm

pudd99 wrote:Its got a factory centre diff lock?
Mate its a dream to drive compared to the old lux haha!
Will it fit 33s standard height?



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Re: new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

Postby Lchundy » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:29 pm

pudd99 wrote:Its got a factory centre diff lock?
Mate its a dream to drive compared to the old lux haha!
Will it fit 33s standard height?

Centre diff lock just makes drive go 50% to front and 50% rear so when centre not locked power can go more to front or back diff depending on traction so transfer doesn't bind up on grippy surfaces.

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Re: new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

Postby pudd99 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:42 pm

Whats the best way to go about recovery points on the beast?? If needed that is :lol:
Most will probably be snatching/towing until i get around to purchasing winch
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Re: new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

Postby Jerry » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:30 pm

Have a look under the batteries ... there is a known issue with the fuel preheater system? (IF FITTED 8) ) solenoid falling apart and shorting out and catching fire :(

theres a post on here about it somewhere....
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Re: new to the vx cruiser scene, what mods???

Postby pudd99 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:05 pm

Do i need to waterproof any electrics etc??
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