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Old 27 Aug 2006
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UN Toyota Land Cruisers

Due to our association with the UNDP and the clean water initiative we are supporting in the sahara the opportunity has arisen for our expedition to purchase new HJZ78L or HZJ105L custom fitted by Toyota Stockholding Gibralta for whats seems a very reasonable price.

It all seems a little too good to be true.... I would be interested in knowing all you guys opinions on these... are these really the perfect vehicles for the job?

you can check them out at www.toyota-gib.com/
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Hello globalvagrant

Yes, they are.
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Hi roman thanks for the reply,

It seems I will be going ahead with the HJ.

I wander if you have had any experience with the turbo kit that they supply. I seem to remember reading somewhere on this hub about aftermarket turbos being a bad idea...

the turbo kit they offer works without an intercooler and I'm not sure thats going to make a difference.

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yes they are.

hi there.

we have an l.c75 year model 1998, with 450k, i use for long range desert trips as well as for daily life, the car is bullet proof, it is simple to maintane not that you have to really maintane it...
if you can go for tubeless tyres, and in biger size , 235/245/265-16.
it is the only veachile that will take you anywhere...and will bring you back...
sorry landy lovers...boy i am heading for trubles here...

have fun and and enjoy the wanderful engine sound of the 78...

love to all

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... seem to remember reading somewhere on this hub about aftermarket turbos being a bad idea...

IMO for a hard desert trip yes they are, even on Toyotas and I'm surprised TGS offer it for the 1HZ-engined vehicles you've listed which have enough power to do the job without needing regular turbo-quality oil changes and all the rest. If not you can buy a good turbo VX in the UK for half the price.

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The last few times i''ve been to Gib (about twice a year) there has been loads of brand new trucks parked up in a compound, right on the end of the rock by Trafalgar point. these pictures were taken last September.

nice looking trucks too, a lot of them have sand tyres, snorkels, and neat ladder steps built into the rear C pillars right at the back, they fold in flat when not in use.

me likey!!!

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