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Project 200

The definitive guide to upgrading a Toyota LandCruiser 200

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Project 200

The definitive guide to upgrading a Toyota LandCruiser 200

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Project 200

The definitive guide to upgrading a Toyota LandCruiser 200

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Project 200

The definitive guide to upgrading a Toyota LandCruiser 200

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Project 200

The definitive guide to upgrading a Toyota LandCruiser 200

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Project 200

The definitive guide to upgrading a Toyota LandCruiser 200

The definitive guide to upgrading a
Toyota LandCruiser 200

Choosing a 4WD is only the beginning. The real challenge is setting the vehicle up with the modifications and accessories that will deliver a reliable and capable outback tourer.

I've always been hands-on, preferring to fit (and sometimes fabricate) my own accessories. As they say, getting there is half the fun, and you learn a lot about the design and construction of your vehicle when you  perform modifications yourself. Project200 documents the  modifications and accessories I've chosen for my LandCruiser 200 touring build, usually with videos and step-by-step guides for anyone else looking to install the same accessories.

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First Impressions

A review of the standard Land Cruiser 200, with comments on the vehicle and driveline, plus an overview of alternatives.

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Dual Batteries +
DC-DC Charger

Dual battery system upgrade, plus install of a Redarc
DC-DC/Solar  Charger

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Accessory Fusebox

Installation of a 120A circuit breaker, relay and 12-way fusebox, to power future electrical accessories.

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Dash pull-apart

Step-by-step centre-dash access, for installation of a
UHF CB radio, iPad navigation and Ultragauge.

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Coming Up

Communications Update

Headlights &
Driving Lights

Installation & test of Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited globes, plus Fyrlyt 5000 driving lights

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Fyrlyt vs Nemesis
vs  LED215

A followup lighting page, comparing Fyrlyt, Nemesis 9000 and Lightforce LED215 lights

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Air Compressor

Step-by-step installation of an Air On Board 1.4cfm compressor, manifold
and 4-litre reservoir.

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Calculators

Voltage drop and Amps/Watts calculators for planning your electrical installation
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Torque Converter Lockup + Trans Remap

Installation & test of a torque converter lockup kit, plus update following a transmission remap.

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Unichip and Exhaust

Installation of a Unichip Q4 performance chip and mandrel-bent stainless exhaust system [Partially superseded].

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Uni-X + Intake Clean

Dynomotive's installation of a Unichip UNI-X, an intake and EGR clean and Provent 200 Catch-can install.

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Brake Upgrade

Step-by-step installation of DBA T3 slotted rotors, Extreme Performance pads and handbrake shoes.

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Wheels and Tyres
[Superseded]

Mickey Thompson ATZP3 tyres and 17x8" ROH Octagon alloy wheels

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Wheels, Tyres and
TPMS

ROH Trophy Alloy wheels, Nitto Ridge Grappler tyres, plus a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

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Tough Dog Suspension

Step-by-step installation of a complete front and rear suspension kit.

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3800kg GVM Upgrade

Performing a GVM Upgrade to ensure the vehicle is safe & legal when loaded for touring or towing.

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Upper Control Arms

Installation of adjustable upper control arms (UCAs) to achieve correct camber, caster and wheel alignment

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Firestone Airbags
[Superseded]

Step-by-Step installation of standard Firestone Coil-Rite airbags.

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Heavy Duty Airbags

Step-by step installation of an Airbag Man heavy duty airbag kit, plus in-cab air control kit to help manage variable loads.

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ARB Bullbar

Installation of a premium steel winch-bar for vehicle protection and accessory mounting.

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Warn Winch

Installation of an electric winch into the ARB bar, providing essential recovery capability.

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Outback Rear Bar

Installation of an Outback Accessories rear bar, complete with twin spare wheel carriers.

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Underbody Protection

Installation of a three-piece
stainless steel underbody protection (Bash plate) kit.

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Safari Snorkel

Step-by-step install of a Safari Snorkel, to help protect the engine from dust and water

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Recovery Gear

A complete list of the recovery gear I carry including straps, shackles etc. Plus vehicle tow points.

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KDSS Lean Correction

A simple method to rectify a 'KDSS lean', which is a common problem following the installation of a suspension lift

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Air Filter testing

Testing the seal, filter and airflow performance of various air filter elements in the factory Toyota airbox.

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ISO5011 Air Filter comparison

A comprehensive republished comparison of flat panel air filters to ISO5011.

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Service Supplies

A complete list of LandCruiser 200 service supplies, including oils, filters, gaskets etc.
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Fuel Filter + dash warning light

A step-by-step guide to changing the fuel filter and resetting the dashboard light.

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Auto Transmission
Fluid Flush

A step-by-step guide to replacing the Automatic Transmission Fluid in the LC200

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Oil & Oil Filter change

A step-by-step guide to changing the engine oil and engine oil filter on the Land Cruiser 200 twin-turbo diesel.

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Diff & Transfer Case
oil change

A step-by-step guide to replacing the Differential and Transfer Case oils

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Coolant + Thermostat

Step-by-step guides to changing the coolant (alone), plus replacing the Thermostat plus coolant

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MAF and MAP sensor cleaning

Cleaning the Mass Air Flow and Manifold Absolute Pressure sensors, plus replacing the MAP filter cartridge

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Long Range
Fuel Tank

Go the distance with the install of a Long Ranger 180L fuel sub-tank, taking total capacity to 273 litres.

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Central Australian
Trip Report

A progress update on the project at the 3-year, 70,000km mark together with a Central-Australian trip report

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Cape York
Trip Report

A progress update on the project at the 6-year, 140,000km mark together with a Cape York trip report

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