Overlanding in the states could be considered a form of “glamping” ... so why not build a Overland capable Luxury v8 suv with on the fly adjustable ride control , center diff locker , mechanical transfer case , armor , winch and in car video entertainment ! You will be cruise the back roads in no time drinking French pressed coffee and paninis I’m no time at all !
No seriously though , the Lexus gx470 is a luxury version of the Toyota Landcrusier prado , it has fully adjustable ride and height control , locker , and a big burly v8 , what a great platform for a build . We wanted to try one more affordable basic build around that 20k mark that was trail ready and ready for the client to build out the rest as they want but the important essentials are ready to rock !
Here is out 2006 Lexus gx470 day of purchase from local dealer trade in inventory .
And here is the Aftermath !
We chose a Metal Tech winch ready bumper which fit super clean ! Added a 9500lb synthetic rope torx winch with a factor 55 end link And quake led light pods Complete with built in bull bar.
And since we went with metal tech on the bumper we had to do their rock solid side steps/rock sliders.
We added a rhino rack basket for extra gear...
and Finished everything with a new set of Falken at3w all terrain Tires
these options changed the function , capability and look of the gx470 with out the large price tags of a major build , the next step for the client would be rear bumper , dual battery , onboard fridge , drawer system , rack platform , roof top tent and so much more ! We had a great time and this rig is such a joy to drive with comfort , options , power and ready to jump into any trail all in a price tag under 21k !