Land Cruiser 70 Series V8 Performance Chip Conversions

Estimated Power Gains:

151kw >>580kw

430nm >> 580nm

SAC’s Popular Land Cruiser 70 Series Conversion a.k.a. “The Beauty”

You can tell a Land Cruiser 70 Series owner from a mile away. While other off road enthusiasts talk about ground clearance and capabilities, they just quietly smile and nod; because they know the Cruiser has proven itself in any conceivable situation to earn the title “Master of Africa”.

Despite the Cruiser’s capabilities, the diesel engine in this bakkie or station wagon has always left much to be desired. The 4.2 in-line six cylinder (code-named 1HZ) is virtually unbreakable and it is comfortable with even the dirtiest diesel, but with 94 kW and 280 Nm the engine is pretty pedestrian.

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Then the single-turbo V8 arrived. As a cousin to the twin-turbo in the Land Cruiser 200, this V8 held much promise of more power, faster acceleration and less hard work when driving off road.

And the 70 Series V8 has delivered on that promise, which is evidenced in the large number of V8 Cruisers that are sold every month.

But it was not long after the new V8 landed on local soil that customers arrived on our doorstep to discuss power upgrades. Many of these customers had read and heard what Unichip offered customers of the same vehicle in other countries, such as Australia. They wanted to know when Steves Auto Clinic and its engineers would also make it available for the local market.

Well, the wait is over. We now offer a multi-stage conversion for the 70 Series V8 that delivers over 20% more kilowatt and a thumping 30% in expected extra torque. In a V8 that already puts the old 4.2D in the shade, this upgrade is impressive indeed. As an added benefit, the upgrade has made the 70 Series V8 a dream to drive, which has led to the name “THE BEAUTY” for the group of V8 70 Series upgrades offered by Steves Auto Clinic. Contact the SAC Outlet near you about this upgrade.

SAC’s Popular Land Cruiser 70 Series Conversion a.k.a. As with any turbo diesel upgrade, the team at Steves Auto Clinic tests the conversion in full before fitting it to even one customer’s vehicle. SAC also programmes and tests every conversion in three dimensions on its four-wheel dynamometers. These parameters includes engine speed, load, ignition, fuel mixture and boost. This not only ensures that every engine delivers its best performance despite its age and usage patterns, but also that every conversion is safe and durable, just like the Land Cruiser 70.

To explain the conversion stages available on a Land Cruiser 70 would be best left to your local Steves Auto Clinic specialist, but every conversion includes the fitment of a Unichip Plug and Play unit, that is pre-programmed with different engine maps.SAC’s Popular Land Cruiser 70 Series Conversion a.k.a.

The engine maps in the fitted Unichip include a special Anti-Theft setting that immobilizes the engine. Next up is a standard setting which is exactly that; the engine in standard factory form. The next map is developed to allow for the best possible fuel consumption when driven normally or in city traffic.

The fourth map was created to make the Land Cruiser 70 Series even better at what it does best, off road driving and towing heavy equipment. This map makes the engine very powerful, yet driveable for the times you tow a boat or caravan or when you are looking for low down toque whilst fording rivers or crawling over rocks.

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The last map is the gift under the Christmas tree. This map considers aspects such as throttle response, boost control, fuel pressure, engine temperature, mechanical load and many other elements to give the driver the most possible power from this beautiful engine without placing undue stress on the mechanicals, such as the clutch or drive shaft. It is in Map 5 that you will understand why this conversion is called “THE BEAUTY”.

“The full conversion can include the fitment of a special performance exhaust system that allows the V8 engine to breathe easier. Limiting exhaust back pressure but not increasing engine noise.

The SAC Performance Conversion for the Land Cruiser 70 Series V8 has gone through a long development process and now offers the best available benefit to customers, from maximum performance in one setting to the best possible fuel consumption in another and a flood of low-down torque in yet another for off road driving.

Visit the nearest Steves Auto Clinic to learn more about the conversions available for your Land Cruiser 70 and feel the difference when you have access to more power that considers the 70 Series’ mechanical tolerances and the need to remain durable and reliable.

Talk to Steves Auto Clinic about your 70 Series Conversion a.k.a. “The Beauty”.

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Intercooler Upgrade

The primary function of an upgraded intercooler is to improve on the cooling efficiency over the standard cooler.  This means that the entry air temperature needs to be dropped as far as possible (more than the standard cooler) at the exit of the cooler without compromising or interfering with the flow and or charge pressure- the boost. Our upgraded intercooler has been through very strict Research and Development procedures and has been properly tested to meet the requirements of today’s technologically advanced and challenged Diesel Turbo vehicles.  The new cooler mounts in the same location as the standard one and in most cases, utilizes the original pipes and clamps. (With the exception of the D4D Hilux that goes from top mount to front mount) The intercooler upgrade is an integral part of the performance enhancement process that optimizes the volumetric efficiency of a TDi Bakkie. In short, the way that the cooler works is to cool down the air as much as possible – that is being produced by the turbo charger (that heats up when compressed).  Fast-hard riding as well as towing causes thermal engine temperature creep which eventually spirals out of control and deteriorates your vehicles engine condition and shortens its life.  It’s not only about more power, sometimes we need to consider what the engine is being exposed to and have some mechanical mercy. Our upgraded intercooler is an absolute “must have” product for those performance fanatics out there, or the people that want maximum power at safe levels. Speak to our sales and service advisors for more information and pricing. Contact us today for your free quotation. 

Bolt on exhausts

Gone are the days that you take your half a million-rand Bakkie to a corner exhaust shop for a cheap free flow exhaust. It’s fair to say that the bolt-on free flow exhausts of today at SAC have been revolutionized and are becoming more and more popular amongst the enthusiasts. It is no longer just a poorly welded and routed exhaust that rattles and knocks over every bump, it is a properly engineered, big bore, mandrill bent stainless steel-low restriction exhaust system.  It is manufactured in such a way to be a bolt-on fitment in a workshop with very little effort to ensure perfection. Seeing the exhaust system in its raw form, packed and laying on a shelf – it is clear to see that this is an export quality product that will be installed on your vehicle, and it will compliment without any doubt – the performance enhancement plug and play kit and or upgraded intercooler system in many ways – most of all the sound and power will be much improved.  The bolt-on exhaust system is routed along the exact same rout under your vehicle and hangs with similar brackets on the standard rubbers.  The heat protection that has been provided by the manufacturer under your vehicle to protect the undercarriage is still effective and useful with the fitment of these bolt-on exhaust systems. So, if you want the ultimate Bakkie performance enhancement package speak to our sales and service advisors about a bolt-on exhaust system. Contact us today for your free quotation. 

Free Flow Exhaust

Ask our professional sales team about adding an free flow exhaust for extra power.

Bolt on exhausts

Gone are the days that you take your half a million-rand Bakkie to a corner exhaust shop for a cheap free flow exhaust. It’s fair to say that the bolt-on free flow exhausts of today at SAC have been revolutionized and are becoming more and more popular amongst the enthusiasts. It is no longer just a poorly welded and routed exhaust that rattles and knocks over every bump, it is a properly engineered, big bore, mandrill bent stainless steel-low restriction exhaust system.  It is manufactured in such a way to be a bolt-on fitment in a workshop with very little effort to ensure perfection. Seeing the exhaust system in its raw form, packed and laying on a shelf – it is clear to see that this is an export quality product that will be installed on your vehicle, and it will compliment without any doubt – the performance enhancement plug and play kit and or upgraded intercooler system in many ways – most of all the sound and power will be much improved.  The bolt-on exhaust system is routed along the exact same rout under your vehicle and hangs with similar brackets on the standard rubbers.  The heat protection that has been provided by the manufacturer under your vehicle to protect the undercarriage is still effective and useful with the fitment of these bolt-on exhaust systems. So, if you want the ultimate Bakkie performance enhancement package speak to our sales and service advisors about a bolt-on exhaust system. Contact us today for your free quotation.