We believe that our Toyota 300 Series LandCruiser is a timeless build. Our knowledgeable team put thought into what is truly necessary for not just an off-grid touring adventure, but also for using this rig as a family car, off-road toy, and towing rig. It’s highly practical and versatile.
300 Series Landcruiser Build Brief
We knew what we wanted, what was needed and what was necessary to include in this build. Aside from wanting to showcase some of the quality products available from M4C, we also knew this build needed to be a practical towing/get-out-there vehicle, with a side of family adventures. We think we certainly hit the nail on the head with this cruiser.
We think you’ll be able to see this for yourself when you read on.
300 Series Cargo Area
To make the most of the cargo space in the rear of the 300 series, we installed something which is an obvious but brilliant use of space, rear drawers. This idea still leaves the family some useable boot space to pile in other gear which may be necessary on an adventure. Working with RV Storage Solutions gave us the perfect option of an Alloy Combo Drawer set up with a Dometic 30L Draw Fridge/Freezer on the left, and a full-size drawer on the right.
With the intention of heading off-road in the 300, it only made sense for us to install a TJM Twin Pro Series Air Compressor in an easy-to-access position, to air up and air down with convenience.
Amongst the RV Storage Solutions rear drawer set up, the cargo area is also housing a Dual Battery setup which features a 12v 200Ah Deep Cycle Revolution Power Lithium Battery, a Victron Bluetooth Smart Shunt, Redarc BCDC Charger, and a 1500w 12v Redarc Pure Sine Wave Inverter which, might we add, is essential for powering 240-volt equipment, and draws its power from a 12-volt battery.
With this epic power, air and storage solution, the 300 Series can definitely stay off-grid amongst family adventures for extended periods of time.
300 Series Underbody work
So now we move on to upgrading the suspension. Tough Dog Suspension provides a great option for the 300 Series Landcruiser, their suspension has the ability to perform reliably in the harsh and demanding conditions of Australia.
Knowing the 300 Series would also be towing it was a no-brainer that we installed a Tow-Pro Elite V3 Electric Brake Controller. This Brake Controller is the only one on the market with two modes – automatic/proportional for highway driving and gravel roads and user-controlled mode for off-road control. It gives you the best of both worlds, incorporating smooth braking on the road and accurate control for off-roading.
Now, these components are all well and good, but without decent wheels and tyres, it would be fair to say most of these upgrades would lack the performance they can achieve, which leads us to our choice of Falken Wildpeak AT3s and a set of Pro Comp Series 74 Trilogy wheels which, once again, have been designed specifically for Australian terrains. This is a good-looking combo also keeping our aim of practicality.
300 Series Landcruiser Interior
The interior of a 300 Series Landcruiser is pretty well equipped if kept stock, but there are still multiple additions we think you can add which can bring more value to the vehicle.
First off starting with solar screens, the classic and extremely popular, touring set was put into the 300 series to equalize temperatures, keeping out heat in summer and maintaining warmth during winter.
We then installed a Uniden UHF to help make life on the road easier. It assists with travel and safety, which was a must in this build and so installing a UHF in the 300 series was well worth the investment.
300 Series Roof and Rack
When it came to the roof rack for the 300 series, we decided a Tracklander Flat Top Low Profile was perfect, to not only carry other gear that can’t fit in the vehicle but to also house the extras we were intending for this build.
The roof rack is also where we keep the 200 Watt, 12V Single Cell Mono-crystalline Solar Panel from KT Cable Accessories.
And lastly, every 4wd needs one of the most popular accessories on the market, an awning, but it can’t be just any awning, it has to be tough, reliable and mostly, keep yourself and the family from the weather whether it’s a scorching hot day, or bucketing down with rain. This is why we only deal with the best company which is, The Bush Company! Our 300 Series + a 270XT Max Awning = shelter sorted.
What a Build.