Baz - The Landy

State: New South Wales
Vehicle: Toyota 79 Series Landcruiser Dual Cab 2013
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About Me

“Those that don’t think it can be done shouldn’t bother the person doing it…”

A great motto that my family and I have modeled our life on, and one that has stood us in good stead as we admire the achievements of others, and as we look back (and forward) to our own achievements.

Life is an adventure after all, right?

About our vehicle – Toyota 79 Series Dual Cab

Under the bonnet & Mechanicals
Additional fuel filter
Rapid Performance (Dual) Tuning Module to improve performance (2017 – switched off)
Redback Extreme Heavy Duty 3” Exhaust
EGT Gauge to monitor the EGT Temperature
4-Terrain Heavy Duty Clutch (Toyota replaced at 48,000klm)

Out front
ARB Steel-bull bar with side protection
Heavy duty electric winch
IPF 900 XS driving lights
Safari Snorkel

Suspension
Lovell’s GVM Upgrade kit (3,900kg – usually, however I have the GVM recorded at 3,780kg due to other modifications that are affected by GVM limitations)
Tru-Tracker wheel modification to correct front/rear wheel offset (The Tru-tracker is a fully-engineered and compliant modification to correct the 95mm offset, but is limited to GVM of 3,780kg)

Tyres
Toyo M55 265/75/16R
Doran 360 Tyre Pressure monitor

Communications
Codan NGT HF Radio & 3040 Auto-tune antenna (VKS737 - Mobile 1646)
GME TX 4600 UHF Radio & GME AE4006 UHF Antenna (8.1 dBi)
Iridium Extreme Satphone
VS X523 GPS and Panasonic Toughbook with Hema Mapping & OziExplore Software

Energy Management
Redarc 120 watt solar panels (two)
Redarc BMS 1215 battery management system
Redarc Pure Sine Wave Inverter
150 AMP Gel Battery

Inside
Department of Interior Overhead & Centre consoles

Fuel
Long-ranger 180-litre main tank & 80-litre auxiliary tank
Terrain Tamer Fuel filter with remote water-sensor

The Canopy
Engel 60 Litre fridge on MSA drop-slide

On the Towball
Track TVAN (Firetail 2016)

And in case you were wondering “Baz – The Landy” came about as a consequence of owning three Land Rover Defenders, but as you can see this has now changed, and yes, thank you, I've recovered fully!

But “Baz – The Landy” reference has stuck, so “Baz – The Landy” it is...!

Cheers, Baz – The Landy
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