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  1. AboutAfrica

    power issue, no 12V Ignition

    Hi Guys Ok, I have been scratching in my wires for 2 days now and am already feeling like a idiot so am asking the clever people. I drive a 2002 105 1FZFE. While I was driving my dash gauges died and a non-stop beep came from behind the dash. At the same time saw on my external volt meter that...
  2. AboutAfrica

    My 105 Overlander

    Ha Ha, Steve I love that description. Hopefully this will slightly improve the lack of aerodynamics when the RR is loaded with tent etc. And hopefully reduce the beating the tent sometimes has to put up with from bushes and branches. Sometimes the tracks we follow are quite overgrown and the...
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    My 105 Overlander

    So, that's done. 30mm lower. Mountings a bit stronger. And the deflector is on... Aluminium Wind/Tree deflector is on. Put some door sealer rubber along the bottom so as not to scratch the roof. Not sure how I feel about it though, sprayed it the same color as the farm gate on the...
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    My 105 Overlander

    Just all a bit dirty still from last weekends trip.
  5. AboutAfrica

    My 105 Overlander

    so...getting there...went a bit heavy duty with the foot pieces etc, but we like heavy duty. Now waiting for the paint to dry then will put the lego's back together Had to go with silver as when it was time to cover up all the bad welding I realized the black cans of hammerite were...
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    My 105 Overlander

    Thanks Steve The rims are toyota, alloy mags from the previous gen 79 series. Would have preferred steelies but don't get them wide enough here, did think about having the original steelies widened but I dont quite trust that route. The spindles/mountings for the rear swing arms I used the...
  7. AboutAfrica

    My 105 Overlander

    Thanks. Been on here about a year I think but haven't really posted much, ha ha. 1fzfe, no mods except custom exhaust. 3" lift in the front, 4" in the back. Custom set-up which I played with to get it right for my needs. Castor, adjustable panhard rods and brake lines etc all sorted. 35" MT...
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    My 105 Overlander

    Decided to lower my roofrack, modifying the custom mountings so should score about 30mm. Original idea was to slide a panel or table under the RR, but that has not happened so far so probably wont happen. Also busy making up a aluminium wind deflector for the RR to hopefully drop the wind...
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    Castor Correction

    Anybody know what the correct/standard castor is for the 105? I recently put in a 3.5deg castor correction kit from dobinsons, on the wheel alignment machine it now gives reading of +2, which puts it in the green (acceptable) spectrum. Before the castor correction I was -05.20 I just want to...
  11. AboutAfrica

    1fz-fe specs?

    Great, that is the type of info I was looking for, if its in the brochure... Because main thing is here everybody only knows the "standard" 4.5, have so far only seen one other 105 with the same motor mine has in, but not complaining. Loaded for a overland trip I get about 5.5km/l, which I...
  12. AboutAfrica

    1fz-fe specs?

    Thanks for the reply. Same info I found, and on a few other forums etc as well. Even when checking up with my vin I also got the 170+kw answer, but dont seem to find the info on any "official" toyota website. Does seem believable though as there seem to be a few visual differences compared to...
  13. AboutAfrica

    70 series rims onto a 105 series

    glad you came right, but just for interest sake the (newer) 70 series rims do fit. Just need the correct mag rim wheel nuts.
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  19. AboutAfrica

    1fz-fe specs?

    So apparently there are different variants of this motor, but nobody can really confirm it so it seems. Interweb also doesnt give any concrete answers I can find. differences come in injection, direct ignition ,higher compression ratios. Apart from what is in the picture I also find specs of...
  20. AboutAfrica


    Would be done by a german guy who has a engineering place, his work is tops. you say, it's a major safety factor. If that rims hits a rock or a hole at 120km/h loaded on a gravel road it's a problem. ok, I just answered my own question there I think...
  21. AboutAfrica


    Hi Guy's Question, I have the standard steelies fitted with 35" tyres. I think the original rims are 8j? As the tyres seem a bit "pinched" I would like to go wider but would prefer to keep the steelies as if you bend them or so you can sort it with a hammer. I have the option to have them...
  22. AboutAfrica

    Hi There

    Front old man emu 2850 coils plus spacers Rear Iron Man toyo13c coils plus spacers Terrafirma pro-sport long travel Shocks (might still go double shocks) Brake line brackets are loose and re-routed the piping, is ok for everyday driving but if I go full flex or jump it pipes will pop. Have...
  23. AboutAfrica

    Hi There

    Thanks, still have a few things to finish off. Extended brake lines and prop spacers. Then that part is sorted. Then will start on the rock sliders and fit custom under-body protection. Modding is always a never ending project...
  24. AboutAfrica

    Aux SUB tank for new LC79SC

    If I understand correct you want to fit a second tank to your 79 single cab? If so you should be able to get a tank which would pretty much be a straight fit from the dealers, as here by us the 79 series comes with dual tanks from factory. All works with a sub tank switch on dash and runs along...
  25. AboutAfrica

    Hi There

    Thanks Guy's, much appreciated. Will be asking questions and posting some proper pics soon.
  26. AboutAfrica

    Headlights / brights not working

    Sounds like it could be a possible earth wire problem. Have a good look around under the bonnet and check for corrosion or bad contact on earth wires, they can cause quite a bit of electrical havoc when not making a good connection.
  27. AboutAfrica

    Hi There

    Hi Guys New on this forum, so a quick intro. I work in tourism so off-roading is pretty much part of my job, I also work quite a bit with various cruisers because of this. My personal vehicle is a 2002 105 4.5efi. Current mods: 5" lift 35" muds Custom bumpers front and rear Roofrack Solar...
  28. My Land Cruisers

    My Land Cruisers

    Various pictures my toys
  29. My Trips

    My Trips

    My offroad trips
  30. My Build Thread

    My Build Thread

    My build thread
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