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Tuning available for Land Cruiser


THE Land Cruiser 70 Series V8 diesel is no slouch when roughing it up. However, this hasn’t stopped the guys at Steve’s Auto Clinic (SAC) from extracting more power from the beast.

Factory figures claim the vehicle makes 151kW/430Nm which sounds like enough, but on the road, the vehicle always feels a bit sluggish so the SAC guys wanted to extract more from it to ensure that it was better to drive day-to-day.

After some testing, the team went with a UniChip U-Connect Plug and Play unit. This system comes as a stand-alone product, complete with a wiring harness that plugs directly into the OEM ECU and can be plugged in and out whenever needed. The gains are said to be impressive with the R6 950 device. SAC will also fit a 76mm stainless steel bolt on De Graaf performance exhaust system to the Land Cruiser for a further R6 950.

The gains are said to be 25 percent extra power which is possible. See the performance statistics below of the before and after. The data that came showed that the 0-100km/h sprint was now down, three full seconds. The 120km/h mark was hit almost six seconds sooner and in gear, acceleration times were also much improved by as much as three seconds in some segments.

  Toyota Land Cruiser  SAC Toyota Land Cruiser
0-100 km/h: 15.37 secs 12.08 secs
0-120 km/h: 23.06 secs 17.78 secs
Standing km Speed: 138.35 km/h 148.61 km/h
Top Speed: 159.84 km/h 164.23 km/h
60-100 km/h: 9.91 secs  7.48 secs
80-120 km/h: 13.43 secs  9.74 secs


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