Thanks for sharing Peter417 and bringing this back.
With COVID lockdowns and lots of working and staying at home, I took the opportunity to further tweak and modify my Lexus Land Cruiser with off-roaders holy grail of 35" diameter tires, aka 35s. For more off-road capability to tackle difficult rated jeep trails, while preserving all the towing goodness. It's a slippery slope of modifications, but to that end, I've recently done the following:
- 35x12.5" Toyo AT tires (up from 33x12.5")
- Re-gear front and rear axles to 4.3s (from 3.9s)
- Big 14" brakes
- Rear locker
It's probably more a hobby versus need, as truthfully, the LX already had a great ability to tackle most difficult trails. With 35s, a mild 1" lift, and the ability to further hydraulically lift 3" on on demand, there's now clearance galore with 6" of total lift at the body.
Maiden journey with the new setup out to Death Valley over Thanksgiving week as we isolated from family. What better place than the expanses of practically no-where.
Happy to report, with all the modification, she still tows exceptionally well. Still maintaining splendid on road ride comfort and stability. While enabling another level of off-road capability. Used the Airstream as our basecamp as we normally do, but also went a couple hundred miles into remote areas to see some incredible sights including the Racetrack Playa and some technical off-roading at Lippincott mine. 35s aired down to 15PSI, with plush suspension, makes corrugations ride like butter.