1994 TOYOTA HILUX LN106
DESPITE showing more than 300,000km on its odo, the Hilux sourced by the team at ARB Queensland for the Off Road Icons project was in good mechanical order; they found it just needed an oil change and service, and upgraded brake lines and hoses.
A Safari turbo kit was fitted, as well as a two-and-a-half inch straight-through exhaust; combined, these two modifications add 30 per cent more power and 40 per cent more torque.
The Hilux was also fitted with an ARB Deluxe winch bullbar up front, side rails, steps, and an ARB rear bar, all colour-coded to match the flares. The bullbar holds a pair of ARB Intensity AR21 spot/spread beam combination driving lights and is home to a 10,000lb Smittybilt Gen 2 X20 winch with wireless remote.
An Old Man Emu suspension upgrade gives enough lift to accommodate the 32x11.5r15 Cooper Discoverer STT Pro tyres, which are mounted to a set of great-looking 15x8in Bathurst Globe Alloy rims. Ensuring the Hilux has all the traction it’ll ever need are a pair of ARB air lockers, actuated by an ARB CKMA12 high output air compressor.
An Outback Solutions drawer system has been fitted in the tub with a 78-litre ARB fridge sitting on the fridge slide. Whatever doesn’t fit inside the vehicle goes up on a Rhino-rack Pioneer Platform.
A pair of Recaro seats ensures occupants are supremely comfortable, while a GME TX3350 UHF has been fitted under the dash for vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
The only item that was fitted to the Hilux that is no longer available from ARB is the high-roof canopy. The team bought one secondhand and refurbished it at ARB’S Brendale warehouse.
How cool are these period Bathurst Globe alloys?