Safari Intercooler System by Safari 4X4 Engineering Pty Ltd not only improves
the 24 valve 1HD-FT Landcruiser's outright power and torque, but markedly
improves off-idle response. Story by Philip Lord, photos by Bill Forsyth.
that it has been on the market for over a year, the Toyota Landcruiser
1HD-FT 24 valve turbo-diesel has proven to be a strong performer, the engine
particularly delivering its' best from 2000 to 3500 rpm. At Overlander
we've had the opportunity to drive a number of the 24 valve 1HD-FT 'Cruisers.
This engine has formidable mid-range torque, but in some vehicles we've
driven, the meagre off-idle response and unwillingness to rev to beyond
3500 rpm has been less than inspiring. Feedback from 1HD-FT owners indicates
that some of them also think low rpm response could be better.
The Safari Turbo Systems
Intercooler was developed by Safari 4X4 Engineering Pty Ltd for the 1HD-FT
principally to improve its' torque between 1000 rpm and 2500 rpm. The Safari
modification includes fitment of an Intercooler unit