Toyota Land Cruiser front end was improved by the installation of
an All-Pro Off Road "Hy-Steer" kit. The Hy-Steer kit consists
of steering arms and a tie rod and drag link that are way up out
of the way of those nasty, tie-rod-eating rocks. The rear end features
a Toyota V6 third member, which is stronger than the stock Land
Cruiser third member. Front and rear ends have 4.88 gears and ARB
Air Lockers installed.
The suspension was built by All-Pro Off Road and is a custom leaf
spring setup. As you can see in the photos, the springs allow plenty
of articulation. To control axle wrap, a ladder bar was fabricated
for the rear end. During the suspension buildup, the body was trimmed
away and the rear end was moved 12" rearward. The wheelbase
is now a whopping 102", which makes for more a more stable
vehicle on steep climbs, but doesn't compromise the ‘Cruiser's tight
trail ability too much.