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The Lexus GX 460 Overland Build. Is the Lexus GX good for overland and off road adventures? Why would I choose the Lexus GX for overlanding and offroading? How do you setup a Lexus GX for offroading? I’ll answer these questions and give you the exact specs on my rig – hopefully they inspire your own Lexus GX build. If you have any questions – please feel free to ask!
Is the Lexus GX good for overlanding and off road adventures?
In a word, yes! First, it is build on the world proven Land Cruiser platform known for plying the worst roads, mile after mile, without failure. It is common to see Land Cruisers with 300,000+ miles on them due to their incredible build strength and rock solid engine.
Secondly, the Lexus GX comes with many capabilities and options that give it the ability to perform off road including:
- All wheel drive (AWD or full-time 4wd)
- Downhill Assent Control
- Hill Ascent Control
- Locking Differential
- Crawl Control
- Multi Terrain Control
- A Trac
Third, because of the Lexus GX wheelbase, width and powerful V8 engine, the SUV makes an incredibly comfortable highway driving vehicle. Most of us need to drive to get to our overland or off road adventures which means driving many highway miles – so it’s nice to have a comfortable highway cruiser capable of sustaining 80+ mph at a reasonable mpg.
Fourth, the aftermarket support for the Lexus GX supports a wide array of vehicle customizations and configurations from wild rock crawling rig to mild daily driver with overland capabilities. While the Lexus GX460 options are “up and coming” the GX470 options are plentiful and many Toyota 4Runner aftermarket options can be used.
Fifth, while I don’t plan to sell my Lexus GX anytime soon the resale value for all Toyotas (and Lexus GX specifically) are known to hold their value over time making them a sensible investment.
In summary, I chose the Lexus GX for off roading and overlanding because it has a proven, reliable platform, off road capabilities, a powerful engine, plently of aftermarket support, holds it value, and provides all the room for my family and their gear.
How does the Lexus GX compare to the Jeep Wrangler, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Tacoma and Land Rover Defender? Click here for a comparison of overland and off road vehicles.
Lexus GX Overland Build Sheet:
- Lexus GX Suspension Lift Kit:
- Dobinsons 1.5” LIFT KIT FOR LEXUS GX460 4X4 2010 TO 2021 (KDSS)
- (GX Twin Tube Kit – C59-300(1.5” MD), GS59-221, GS59-705, C59-599)
- This lift kit resulted in the following height increase at each wheel:
- FD: 34.75/36/36.5/36.25 – 1.5
- FP: 34.5/35.25/35.5/36.25 – 1.5* (later required a 1/4″ leveling puck due to KDSS lean)
- RD: 35.75/37/37.75/37.25 – 1.5
- RP: 35.5/36.5/36.75/37 – 1.5
- Lexus GX Tires
- Falken Wildpeak AT3W 265/65/18
- These tires resulted in 0.5″ in height which when combined with the Dobinsons suspension lift resulted in a total lift of 2″
- Rock Sliders –
- Skid Plates
- Roof Rack –
- LEXUS GX460 PRINSU ROOF RACK | 2010-2021
- Lexus GX460 Prinsu Roof Rack Installation and Review Video
- 4 Pods LED Rock Lights, Ampper Waterproof LED Neon Underglow Light for Car Truck ATV UTV SUV Offroad Boat Underbody Glow Trail Rig Lamp (Yellow)
- Quick Fist Clamp for mounting tools & equipment 1″ – 2-1/4″ diameter
- Pelican 1600 Case With Foam
- Light Bar:
- Roof rack LED light bar: Cali Raised 42″ SLIM SINGLE ROW LED BAR
- Grill mounted LED light bar: Lasfit 32″ Off-Road LED light bar
- Lexus GX grill mounted LED light bar installation video
- Rear Bumper Protection
- Fender Liners
- Overland Communications:
- Cellphone Signal Booster
- Ham Radio
- Custom Lexus GX460 Glovebox Ham and GRMS radio shelf installation video
- Satellite Communications
- Garmin inReach Mini GPS Satellite Communicator
- RAM Mounts Spine Clip Holder with Ball for Garmin Handheld Devices RAM-B-202-GA76U: https://amzn.to/2XHBqve
- Lexus GX460 Dashboard Accessory Mount for Phone Tablet GPS Garmin video
- Radios installed on custom, slide-out shelf in glove box.
- Off Road Traction Matts
- Phone/iPad mounts:
- Interior USB power ports:
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