Safari Intercooler System 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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  SAFARI INTERCOOLER SYSTEM REVIEW - 

OVERLANDER MAGAZINE - September 1996 
4.2 litre 24 Valve Factory Turbo Diesel LandCruiser 

 
 
VEHICLE TESTED: SAFARI INTERCOOLER SYSTEM
 
All Torque & Action
The 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.
 

Now 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 

The Safari Intercooler together with fuel metering changes and high output exhaust improves the Landcruiser 1HD-FT's performance, especially at low rpm (above and left).
 
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