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What the South African LC300 specs mean for Australia – towing, suspension, differentials and more

One of my readers has sent me the South Africa specs for the LC300, and there’s a few interesting nuggets of information for Australians. LC300 Differentials There are several differential types for the LC300. All vehicles will get Toyota’s excellent brake traction control system, but in addition there is: Front and rear cross-axle differential locks […]

Racetrack Mistakes

There’s plenty of mistakes made on racetracks, and they can end up rather expensive or painful. So I’m analysing a few in the hope of helping myself, and others not make those same mistakes again! 1. Lotus Elise Oversteer What mistake was made to enter an oversteer condition, and how was it recovered? And why […]

Will Starlink replace satphones for 4×4 overlanders?

For many years the remote-communications market has been satphones, messagers and HF radio. The satellite networks of Iridium, Thuraya, Inmarsat and Globalstar are old, and aren’t designed for the modern, data-driven world. Now there’s Starlink, which offers incredibly fast high-speed Internet access, anywhere in the world. So, no need for satphones, just use your smartphone, […]

LC300 pricing and more specs revealed

Toyota has released pricing and more specs for the LC300: Here’s the range and pricing, exclusive of on-road costs: GX: $89,990 – centre diff lock, brake traction controlGXL: $101,790 – centre diff lock, brake traction control, MTS (Multi Terrain Select, Toyota’s adaptive terrain system)VX: $113,990 – centre diff lock, brake traction control, MTSSAHARA: $131,190 – […]