The Duke (1 Viewer)

Mar 2, 2020
Purvis, Mississippi
2001 LX470
"The Duke"
Blue Vapor Metallic (8P6)
Taupe (88)

I came about The Duke in March of 2020 from a gentleman in WY that the vehicle is aptly named after.
This will serve less as a build thread and more of a telling of the vehicles history with some build/maintenance speckled throughout.
I am the 3rd owner of this vehicle and when purchased in March of 2020 the vehicle had 213,000 miles and was located in WY living most of its days in a garage (not to say that The Duke didn't see dirt on occasion.) It was mostly built when acquired and I have been in the process of baselining the vehicle. I will provide (to the best of my knowledge) a break down of the modifications that the vehicle has acquired in the 19 years it has been running around the US below. Prior to the 2nd owner the vehicle lived most of its life in south Texas. The majority of the modifications currently on the vehicle were done by the 2nd owner.

The vehicle now resides in a small town in south MS and is a daily driver, some say I am crazy for driving a vehicle with so many miles on a daily basis. I am sure I wont need to explain myself to the fine folk here why I am completely confident in taking this vehicle across the country and back again. Even though a vehicle as seasoned as The Duke does require maintenance and upkeep it is a labor of love (while at times frustrating) I would do over and over again.

At the time of writing this initial post I have had the vehicle for right at 8 months and the mileage is around 227,000


AHC delete
Iron man foam cell pro
Iron man torsion bars
Iron man extra heavy rear coils


Slee Blueberry
Metal Tech sliders
Joe Bear Fab rear bumper with dual swing


3rd row delete/ Land Shark boxes
Trail Tailor steel roof rack
aluminum tailgate replacement/ storage
M2V2 Phone mount
Dometic fridge/cooler slide
ARB Zero 47L fridge
ARB Safari Snorkel


2001 "The Duke" LX470
3/18/2020N/A213,611N/AN/APurchased vehicle
04/04/2020Oil changed/Tires rotated214,021$60.00219,000Mobile one full syn/filter
04/07/2020Alignment214,074$80.00N/ALarry @Toyota
04/28/2020New tires216,324$893.00266,000315/75/16 yoko geolandar M/T (installed at Ramey's)
05/09/2020Powder coat217,536$643.00N/ARoof Rack/Rear Bumper Powder Keg (Jackson MS)
05/12/2020ARB Safari Snorkel217,852$450.00N/ASelf install
05/13/2020Oil changed/Tires rotated218,247$60.00223,000Mobile one full syn/filter
05/31/2020Starter replaced220,315$120.00N/ADenso Reman (self installed) *Not fun
06/14/2020Oil changed/Tires rotated/Alignment223,619$140.00228,000Mobile one full syn/filter/Was pulling Driver
07/16/2020Installed M2V2 Ramball mountN/A$60.00N/AN/A
08/18/2020Moog LCA's224,230$230.00N/ASelf install
09/15/2020Oil changed/Tires rotated226,062$82.00229,000Dealer completed (Put in conventional)
10/09/2020Rotors/Pads/Hub bearings/Tensioner226,387$320.00256,000Driver side outer/inner/and seal replace/passenger greased
10/26/2020New tire driver front226,851$290.00N/AValve stem leaked over night drove before daylight Ruined Tire
11/23/2020New radiator227,390$215.00N/ARadiator developed steady leak time to replace Denso
11/23/2020New window regulator/motor PR227,390$150.00N/AWindow motor has been in-op since purchase
11/23/2020New gas struts rear hatch227,390$30.00N/AN/A

Trip to Big Bend (March 2020):


Current Pictures:



Overlanding is an expensive word for car camping.
Apr 16, 2019
People that think 215k on a land cruiser is high mileage, don't know anything about land cruisers.

Nice buy, and nice Blueberry!

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