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ARB Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorbers

ARB Air Lockers (Front & Rear)

ARB Differential Breathers

Roadsafe Blackhawk Front Upper Control Arms

2 Inch Lift

Airbag Man CR5052HP Air Suspension Helper Kit for Coil Springs (High Pressure)


BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, LT285/75R16 126R LRE


ARB Deluxe Bull Bar

ARB Side Rails & Steps

Safari V-Spec Snorkel

Rhino Rack Heavy Duty Roof Rack System

Rhino Rack Alloy Roof Tray

Rhino Rack Batwing 270 Degree Awning

Roadsafe HD Rated Recovery Points (Front)

BushSkinz Elite 6mm Alloy Underbody Protection/Bash Plates

The Long Ranger 182L Fuel Tank



Ram Mount iPad Mini Mount

Titan 1070mm Drawer System W/ Fridge Slide


Hard Korr BZR215S Heavy Duty 9″ LED Driving Lights

Stedi LED Fog Lights

Stedi LED Headlight Conversion

JW Speaker LED Reverse Lights

ARB LED Turn Signal Indicator


Adventure Kings Domin8tor X 12,000LB Winch W/ Synthetic Rope

Factor 55 UltraHook

ARB Vehicle Mounted High Output Air Compressor

Hitch Receiver Recovery Point


Why this car? Many people asked.

While planning for the trip, I came up with a few criteria for the vehicle I would be getting:

Big enough to carry my luggages. 

4WD capable for the outback.

Mechanically reliable since I depend on it on the road.

Potential to bring back to Canada (at least 15 years old by 2020).

We didn’t get to have the production of Landcruiser 100 series in Canadian market. So this legendary Toyota became my first choice. 

While browsing on Carsales, one private posting caught my attention. 2005 vehicle with only 175,000km odometer reading. 2 owners, the last of which had it for over 10 years and never off-roaded, only highway towing. It’s rare to me that a 4WD vehicle with over a decade old had not been abused. Most of the vehicle was still factory spec, with the exception of a few things from the first owner, most of which I’ve changed/upgraded due to age and utility.

Speaking of bull bar, it is so so so necessary in Australia. Random animals, not only kangaroos, come out from nowhere and hop/crawl/fly into running motors in a suicide fashion. However, the original bull bar that came with the car was a non-winch compatible one. I gave it an upgrade so I could have a winch for “oh shit” moments in the bush.



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