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Posted On: 12/17/2010 9:12AM
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While most people who purchase a 4WD raise the ride height, the owner of this off road vehicle went the opposite direction and dropped it on its belly! This 1998 100 Series Toyota Landcruiser has had a whopping 30 inches slashed from its ride height and to add to the challenge, the owner decided to fit massive 22 X 10 inch wide rims on it, shod with Toyo 295/35 tyres. “How did he achieve this feat?” I hear you ask. Continue reading after the jump!

The first step was to find the right chassis to do this, and a Toyota Hilux chassis was given the nod with the underside of the ‘Cruiser modified to fit. Then the all essential air bags were fitted, with 6 inch diameter bags up front and 7 inch bags and a four link rear in back.

The next task was to modify the body to enable the huge rims to fit comfortably. All four arches were enlarged while new larger inner front guards were fabricated, complimented by a smooth firewall. Taller, wider rear tubs were constructed from sheet metal and welded in to the rear. Even the inner skins on the rear doors had to be modified to accept the huge Intro V-rod rims! The body mods didn’t stop there. Most external parts were shaved in order to enhance the Landcruiser’s lines, including the fuel filler cap which is now located behind the passenger taillight. Neat idea, hey!

To top off the super smooth body, the whole ride has been coated in the original 100 series maroon. And to separate it from the herd (as if it wasn’t already) airbrush work inspired by Darkness comic books have been added.

To see that this beast has momentum and can live up to its fierce looks, a Toyota 1UZ-FE 4.0 liter V8 fits snug in the engine bay topped off by an Eaton supercharger. Spent gasses exit via a custom made (by owner) exhaust system.

The customizing continues into the interior, following the gruesome graphics on the outside with a corpse looking to escape the clutches of this wild ride. It blends in superbly with the cream leather and an array of electronics, digital dash, DVD screens and ear-splitting hi-fi.

You’d have to agree that this definitely bucks the trend when it comes to modified rides and I believe it currently has the title as the lowest Landcruiser in the world! Coool! 


Comments (9)
Avatar By: Adrian-Hamburg
12/17/2010 10:29 AM

This car surely needs a topchop ! Looks rather tall to me.

 
Avatar By: Mbeezy3405
12/17/2010 10:57 AM

That interior looks so sick. I'm not a fan of skulls or anything along those lines but that is too badass.

 
Avatar By: JTC180
12/17/2010 11:14 AM

Landbruiser is a suitable name.

 
Avatar By: signatureproduct
12/17/2010 11:16 AM

oh hell yes. a chop top and section, this truck would be even more killer than it already is. very nicely done!

 
Avatar By: SuzyBruisy
12/17/2010 12:54 PM

That rear cargo area looks absolutely insane.

 
Avatar By: Reekesh
12/17/2010 1:26 PM

HUmmm... Can have one of these rides in my garage :)

 
Avatar By: usnrocker
12/18/2010 3:23 PM

thats awesome workmanship takes a serious pair to turn an offroader into a speed bump hating parking lot crawlin asphalt scratching beast... hopefully in the next year ill have one of my projects down that low....

 
Avatar By: unholychaos
12/19/2010 1:11 PM

damn!!! man that shit looks badass esp the rear

 
Avatar By: 06 BLACK THUNDER
12/20/2010 12:59 AM

Looks like a hearse

 

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