This will be a build thread for my newly acquired KZJ90 Land Cruiser Prado. It will probably host stories from the JDM journeys blog as well since there will undoubtedly be things written about this rig.
First some starting stats:
1999 Land Cruiser 90 Series… JDM market and thus RHD.
5 speed manual. 1kz-te turbo diesel.
Front coilovers on ifs, rear coils on live axle, with LSD.
Body on frame. SWB@95 inches.
Much the same platform underneath as 3rd gen 4runner and Tacoma of same years… At least that’s what I’ve read. I’ve no idea myself. My head has been in the Mitsu sand for the last 2 and half decades so I’m a complete Toyota noob.
95,700 kms and mint condition. This is not meant to sound typical… It really is mint. Likely the best condition vehicle I’ve had outside of brand new off the showroom floor.
Came from Japan as a one owner and with every service record since new.
So let’s just say every thing I do to it will be carefully considered. Except the odometer. That will get populated pretty quickly since my commute is 160kms/day.
Much to add even as an intro but making a beginning at least gets it going. More to come.