Land Cruiser 2001 HZJ78 Overland Build (1 Viewer)

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Hi Everyone!

Last spring I got this Trooper from the Netherlands ( originally came from Georgia) imported it to Canada during covid!

This will be a multi-year project as it will be a home for me. Here's a few photo's, I will update this post throughout the build and on Instagram _dreamwithcare .

I will be working on the base of the truck during the winter here's what will be in the half container coming from Australia :

  1. Dwiz Diff Housings manufactures Full Width Super strong rear 76/78/79 Series Landcruiser Housing. ( BACK & FRONT)
  2. Rugged Brakes upgrade Kit for the Toyota Landcruiser 70 series (6 pistons)
  3. SUPERIOR 3 INCH LIFT KIT SUITABLE FOR TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 78/79 SERIES 6 CYL WITH TOUGH DOG SHOCKS (including 2 x Drop Radius Arm)
  4. 54L Stainless Steel Water Tank Long RANGER
  5. 180L Replacement Fuel Tank from Long RANGER
  6. Outback Twin wheel carrier (with Jerry Cans holder)
  7. Dual Battery Tray
  8. 17X8.5 ET14 FUEL COVERT D694 WHEELS
  9. Alu Cab Hercules Roof Conversion in Spring when the border re-open with the US
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Does anyone have a recommendation for upgrading 1ZH 5th gear? The only thing I found was the terrain tamer but not certain which one is better to lower the rev when in the 5th speed and mostly where to order?

LandcruiserHZJ788/1999-1HZ DieselTLRGK4Low Geared Ratio KitRatio High 1.000 Low 2.449
LandcruiserHZJ788/1999-1HZ Diesel33428-HZJMODGear Set 5th Modified Ratio .711 from .838
 
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Does anyone have a recommendation for upgrading 1ZH 5th gear? The only thing I found was the terrain tamer but not certain which one is better to lower the rev when in the 5th speed and mostly where to order?

LandcruiserHZJ788/1999-1HZ DieselTLRGK4Low Geared Ratio KitRatio High 1.000 Low 2.449
LandcruiserHZJ788/1999-1HZ Diesel33428-HZJMODGear Set 5th ModifiedRatio .711 from .838
Made some progress on the transmission the best way apparently is to swap the R transmission to the H151 one!
 
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Here are some progress pictures upgrading the radiator that was pretty much finished putting the Tammer Terrain 3 core one that should be in this week


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You currently have the R151f transmission, and are wanting to swap to a higher overdrive in 5th? The H151 has a 5th gear ratio of 0.881:1, the R151f is 0.838:1, so the R151f will actually produce slightly lower revs on the highway than the H151f. Steeper overdrives are available for the R-series transmissions, too. There is a Jeep AX15 5th gear that gives something like 0.73:1, or the R452 5th gear, which is what I have, gives 0.69:1. I don't know if the AX15 gear will swap directly in since there were two different 5th gear designs. The R452 gear set will be a direct swap into a 1996+ R-series transmission.
 
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You currently have the R151f transmission, and are wanting to swap to a higher overdrive in 5th? The H151 has a 5th gear ratio of 0.881:1, the R151f is 0.838:1, so the R151f will actually produce slightly lower revs on the highway than the H151f. Steeper overdrives are available for the R-series transmissions, too. There is a Jeep AX15 5th gear that gives something like 0.73:1, or the R452 5th gear, which is what I have, gives 0.69:1. I don't know if the AX15 gear will swap directly in since there were two different 5th gear designs. The R452 gear set will be a direct swap into a 1996+ R-series transmission.
This is where I got the idea. H150 vs R151 Gearboxes

You currently have the R151f transmission, and are wanting to swap to a higher overdrive in 5th? YES but it's been said the H150 or H151 is a stronger build and runs lower on the highway also ratio can be upgraded too.
 
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The H-series transmissions are definitely much stronger transmissions than the R-series. In stock form you will see very little difference in 5th gear cruising rpm between the two, but there are gear upgrades available for both transmissions. The newer H152f from the 2017+ VDJ79 has a higher 2nd and 5th gear ratio, and with the appropriate bell housing and input shaft should work behind a 1HZ.
 
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The H-series transmissions are definitely much stronger transmissions than the R-series. In stock form you will see very little difference in 5th gear cruising rpm between the two, but there are gear upgrades available for both transmissions. The newer H152f from the 2017+ VDJ79 has a higher 2nd and 5th gear ratio, and with the appropriate bell housing and input shaft should work behind a 1HZ.
That's my next project when I rebuild my engine! I would definitely like to fit something like this H152f from the 2017+ VDJ79 has a higher 2nd and 5th gear ratio, That the RPM is not killing in 5th :p
 
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Here are a few pictures of my work this week and a short video too! Weekly update troops Lovers! Removing the diff

Rear Hub Rebuild waiting on the bearings and wheel studs



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I am pretty done with the rear section undercarriage as been prep for the long ranger tank and now attacking the midsection of the undercarriage.

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After cleaning rear section

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Got to install my new radiator too

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