Even More Torque for the Torque King

Toyota’s evergreen Land Cruiser 70 Series, more specifically the 76 Station Wagon, the 79 Single Cab and the 79 Double Cab are now the new torque kings of four-wheel drive vehicles thanks to the fitment of Toyota’s legendary 4.5 litre 32 valve V8 turbo diesel engine with common-rail direct injection and intercooler.

This V8 engine delivers 151 kW of power at 3 400 rpm along with a peak torque of 430 Nm that is reached at just 1 200 rpm and held all the way to 3 200 rpm – the flattest torque curve of all Toyota’s engines. It boasts 55 kW more power and 145 Nm more torque than the naturally aspirated, indirect-injection, 4.2 litre, straight-six diesel engine that still sees service in selected Land Cruiser workhorses.


But what if you want even more? Well then Steves Auto Clinic is your one stop Toyota Land Cruiser shop! We already have fully developed Stage 1 and 2 performance upgrades to offer you for your Land Cruiser 70 Series V8 turbo diesel that can see you gain another 30 to 50 kW depending on the upgrade you choose.

We have been working on this particular engine for a number of years thanks to the grey imports that are brought across our borders from other Sub-Saharan Africa countries for some of that special SAC treatment in our state of the art workshops situated around the country.

Stage 1 sees the fitment of a Unichip piggy back computer that can be hard wired into the car’s engine control unit computer harness or you can opt for a ‘Straight to Sensor’ plug and play unit that involves no cutting into the ECU harness and can be installed and removed in a few hours.

Stage 2 sees the fitment of a free flow performance exhaust system. Here again you have a choice, you can go for a 63mm stainless steel or mild steel system or a bespoke export quality 76mm mandrel bent system either in stainless steel or mild steel.

You can even opt to have your existing exhaust system modified with the fitment of free flow silencers if you are working to a strict budget. No matter your requirement we have a performance solution for you. Just contact a sales representative at your nearest branch listed here.

Watch this space as we bring you a full before and after independent performance road test on the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 V8 Turbo diesel


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