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Hi everyone. 

We are looking forward to collecting our new XC5 in a few months time and considering what mods we might undertake on our 2019 LC200 VX. 

She already has the maximum Lovells towing and vehicle carrying upgrades (very happy) , ECB Bullbar, and large capacity electric winch. We also have a aftermarket tyre pressure monitoring system which works great (set up for vehicle and van) 

Now considering a few other mods, firstly to provide a safer, trouble free and more economical tow for the Caravan and to also look after the Cruiser. So, would appreciate views on following mods, which we are keen to make 

1. Snorkel. We are thinking Armax 

2. Exhaust upgrade. Thinking Torqit 

3. fuel filter / water seperation 

 

And also these, which are maybe. 'nice to have"

4. Intercooler upgrade.? 

5. Torque converter? 

6. Remapping? (Safari system looks good) 

 

Keen to hear about other Cruiser mod ideas too of course. 

 

Thanks in advance 

 

Phil and Katrina 

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Gezz, .................... it would be cheaper to modify it to a GMC.......:P

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Hi Katrina,

'My two bobs worth'.....

You have a very capable tow vehicle vehicle there & with a Kedron hooked up to it you will be travelling first class & be the envy of many.

The first three items on your list are very worthwhile & really will enhance your overall experience of your Toyota ownership.

Re, the fitting of the extra fuel filter there are many 'arguments' about fitting the auxiliary filter before or after the 'factory' filter.....seriously consider having it fitted before the 'factory' filter. 

Your vehicle has a price tag of about 100k and probably not much older than twelve months if that, I (personally) would have serious reservations doing significant engine/transmission upgrades while you still are in the early part of your Toyota warranty, doing a remap, intercooler & torque converter 'upgrades', you could have serious disappointments from Toyota denying (possible, although highly unlikely) claims on engine, transmission & driveline.

 

Hoping we meet up one day at a gathering or somewhere down the road.

Travel safe

Tony H

 

 

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Hi

Number one is the additional fuel filter as a pre-filter to get rid of the nasties before they get to the main filter. Apparently some additional filters are fitted after the main filter but there seems to be no logic in that. 

As the XC5 is lighter in weight than some other models other mods might be an overkill. Perhaps wait and see how it feels with the van in tow.

 

Cheers

 

Bas

 

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4 hours ago, Bas said:

Hi

Number one is the additional fuel filter as a pre-filter to get rid of the nasties before they get to the main filter. Apparently some additional filters are fitted after the main filter but there seems to be no logic in that. 

As the XC5 is lighter in weight than some other models other mods might be an overkill. Perhaps wait and see how it feels with the van in tow.

 

Cheers

 

Bas

 

 

8 hours ago, Steve and Kez said:

Gezz, .................... it would be cheaper to modify it to a GMC.......:P

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4 hours ago, Bas said:

Hi

Number one is the additional fuel filter as a pre-filter to get rid of the nasties before they get to the main filter. Apparently some additional filters are fitted after the main filter but there seems to be no logic in that. 

As the XC5 is lighter in weight than some other models other mods might be an overkill. Perhaps wait and see how it feels with the van in tow.

 

Cheers

 

Bas

 

Thank you for your reply Bas. Good suggestions! 

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4 hours ago, TonyH said:

Hi Katrina,

'My two bobs worth'.....

You have a very capable tow vehicle vehicle there & with a Kedron hooked up to it you will be travelling first class & be the envy of many.

The first three items on your list are very worthwhile & really will enhance your overall experience of your Toyota ownership.

Re, the fitting of the extra fuel filter there are many 'arguments' about fitting the auxiliary filter before or after the 'factory' filter.....seriously consider having it fitted before the 'factory' filter. 

Your vehicle has a price tag of about 100k and probably not much older than twelve months if that, I (personally) would have serious reservations doing significant engine/transmission upgrades while you still are in the early part of your Toyota warranty, doing a remap, intercooler & torque converter 'upgrades', you could have serious disappointments from Toyota denying (possible, although highly unlikely) claims on engine, transmission & driveline.

 

Hoping we meet up one day at a gathering or somewhere down the road.

Travel safe

Tony H

 

 

Thanks Tony all very good points. Noted. Greatly appreciated. ūüĎ欆

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with our 2017 VX, we put in a pre diesel filter and just drive it, lovells upgrade for our XC5, save your pennies it really inst needed

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HiPhil and  Katirna , we installed: remap and torque converter and are very happy with both . The remap gives us a little more power and the torque converter makes towing our heavy Kedron Top Ender a breeze . Sure it was easy before in 2016 200 series but it now holds it in gear for longer periods plus a substantial fuel saving .Its now a much smoother ride .  We also have the Lovells GVM and tow kit installed. 
Sure it’s all costly, but in our case the land cruiser is our about town vehicle as well and suits us very well . 

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