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Old 11th August 2008, 03:22   #1
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Default Off-Road spec LandCruiser

Today I happened to bump into a off-road enthusiast (while getting Dhanno washed!) who owned a slightly unusual machine for off-roading (in India) and had modified it quite tastefully. Here are some pics:

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The car is a '93 LC with a 4.5L V6 converted from FI to Carburettor & fitted with a 3" lift off-road suspension, off-road tyres in 285 section 16" size & a winch & a snorkel!

Have invited the owner to the forum to join the discussion here!

P.S. Sorry for the pic quality, did not have my cam with me today.

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Looks Rugged
But why did the owner swap FI with Carb?
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Awesome Looking LC, why do people convert from FI to Carb ? this car seriously need some Lightforce Insted of the hellas.

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The car is a '93 LC with a 4.5L V6 converted from FI to Carburettor & fitted with a 3" lift off-road suspension, off-road tyres in 285 section 16" size & a winch & a snorkel!
The LC's never came with a 4.5L V6. They came with a 4.5L In-line 6.
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This would be a good addition to the growing tribe of 4x4/Off-Road enthusiasts ion T-BHP.

Would love to know where all does the owner of this LC takes her for off-Roading.
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Unusual? Are you kidding me. I love Landcruisers, and the 80 series is the best IMO! Apparently, the 80 is amongst the most rugged offroaders ever made. And the pictures that you put up probably make this one of the best examples of an 80 series in India.

P.S. He's gotta be a car guy, get him onboard, Irags!
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Iraghava thats a lovely machine that guy has got there , and the picture quality is "decent" nothing to complain about at all . BTW how much would such a beauty cost in India, second hand, mid 80's may be in good condition, possible ??
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The car is a '93 LC with a 4.5L V6 converted from FI to Carburettor & fitted with a 3" lift off-road suspension, off-road tyres in 285 section 16" size & a winch & a snorkel!

Have invited the owner to the forum to join the discussion here!

P.S. Sorry for the pic quality, did not have my cam with me today.
Ishan,

It will be a 4.5 inline 6. It looks very well maintained. Can you check with the owner where he got the rear spare carrier? The underslung spare is a weak area when off-roading and so would like to get one for mine.

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Old 11th August 2008, 23:03   #9
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Apparently, the 80 is amongst the most rugged offroaders ever made
Its only when people start using Landcruisers will they sit back in awe of this machine. I consider it the best on the planet! For long distance travelling both onroad and offroad, space and utility, high speed stability, and general offroad ability its hard to rival this package.
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Ishan,

It will be a 4.5 inline 6. It looks very well maintained. Can you check with the owner where he got the rear spare carrier? The underslung spare is a weak area when off-roading and so would like to get one for mine.

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LC's are factory fitted with rear spare carrier as an option.
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i remember seeing one of these at a garage but with out the engine the car is big than seen in the pictures.
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nice shovel placement !!
ain't the spare tire of different make or model ?
moreover why did he convert the FI into carburettor ? I can't even think about the fuel efficiency of this vehicle !
Immaculate condition hats off to the owner
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lovely find iraghava ! an all time favourite of mine. this particular model is definilty one of the best Land Cruisers ever made. Off road capability wise that is. Newer ones got a bit heavier though with more comfort add ons. Not that one can complain about that now . a true beauty, and that too so well maintained.

@senindra- this model of the Cruiser is from the year 1990-98. the mid 80's model is also a great car, but finding one in decent shape would be pertty hard.
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4500 at the back means its a 4.5 inline 6 but the turbo in the front grille means its a 4200 diesel turbo which is a phenomenal engine...i think the engine no is 1 HZTD
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But why did the owner swap FI with Carb?
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Awesome Looking LC, why do people convert from FI to Carb ?
In this case the owner did the swap for ease of maintenance especially if he's stuck in a remote area.

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The LC's never came with a 4.5L V6. They came with a 4.5L In-line 6.
Correct sir, my mistake, it is indeed an inline six.

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Unusual? Are you kidding me. I love Landcruisers, and the 80 series is the best IMO!
I meant unusual as in unusual in India to see an LC being used as an off-roading vehicle. I have absolutely no doubts about their ability though.

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P.S. He's gotta be a car guy, get him onboard, Irags!
Yup, he's an out & out car guy GTO! Also owns a few Merc's and a very enviable scale model collection! Have sent him the link & requested him to join the forum!

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Iraghava thats a lovely machine that guy has got there , and the picture quality is "decent" nothing to complain about at all . BTW how much would such a beauty cost in India, second hand, mid 80's may be in good condition, possible ??
Thank you Senindra! A good condition one would cost you around 8-10L in stock form. RedOne picked up one a year or so back for a similar amount I believe.

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Ishan,

It will be a 4.5 inline 6. It looks very well maintained. Can you check with the owner where he got the rear spare carrier? The underslung spare is a weak area when off-roading and so would like to get one for mine.

Gears,
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Will check with him & revert back RO!

And guys here are two more pictures, the first is of the suspension put in by the owner (I forgot to post it last night) & the second is a pic the owner has kindly provided to show how he uses the machine!

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