Jealousy is a terrible thing. It burns inside, causes you to lose your appetite, and makes it hard to sleep. Especially when you imagine all those Toyota enthusiasts overseas laughing at us Americans who don't get to own some of the coolest 4x4s that Toyota makes. We spent a few weeks in Australia a while back and got to drive a 79-series cab and chassis Land Cruiser. This wasn't just your run-of-the-mill Outback work truck. This was an Outback pickup packed full of awesome off -road accessories. But like a summer love, our time with this cool truck was short. Now it's probably being driven by some Aussie ARB engineer, and we're sure he's laughing at us every day. We've been jealous ever since. Tech Specs 2007 79-series cab chassis Land Cruiser Drivetrain Engine: 4.5L V-8 turbocharged and intercooled diesel Transmission: Toyota 5-speed manual Transfer case: Toyota, 2.88 gears Axles: Toyota solid axles and ARB Air Lockers front and rear Suspension Springs & Such: Front Old Man Emu H.D. coil springs and shocks; rear Old Man Emu H.D. leaf springs and shocks Tires & Wheels: BFGoodrich 285/75/16 M-Ts, Dynamic 16x8 wheels Other Stuff: ARB air compressor, Deluxe Winch Bull Bar, Warn 12,000-pound winch, IPF Extreme driving lights, GME UHF 40-channel radio, OME Heavy Duty Suspension System with LTR shocks, aftermarket steel tray body, ARB Deluxe Roof Rack with Kaymar shovel and Hi-Lift Jack holder, Factory (O.E) snorkel, ARB side rail and steps, ARB 40L fridge, ARB dual battery system, Hella work lamp on Tray headboard The 70-series Land Cruisers are some of the toughest trucks in the world. They are available with solid axles front and rear, a 4.5L V-8 turbodiesel, and a separate frame and body with a coil-spring front and a leaf-spring rear. There are three body styles in the series: the Wagon (76 series), the Troop Carrier, also known as Troopy (78 series), and the Cab Chassis (79 series).The 70-series Land Cruisers are some of the toughest trucks in the world. They are availab The ARB-equipped '07 truck has Air Lockers, Old Man Emu suspension, a bull bar, side rails, a roof rack, a steel bed, IPF lights, dustproof storage boxes, a Warn winch, and a refrigerator/freezer with a capacity of 40 liters, a must for expedition travel.The ARB-equipped '07 truck has Air Lockers, Old Man Emu suspension, a bull bar, side rails It's hard not to covet the 4.5L turbodiesel V-8 and its 202 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. The powerplant output is enough to easily push the lightweight (yet heavy-duty) 79-series Land Cruiser over the biggest dunes and to forge the deepest water crossings.It's hard not to covet the 4.5L turbodiesel V-8 and its 202 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. Th Though not a monster rockcrawler or high-horsepower mud truck, this is just about the perfect 4x4 for doing a little of everything: reliable, torquey, rugged, locked, and loaded.Though not a monster rockcrawler or high-horsepower mud truck, this is just about the perf The interior of the 79 series is work-ready, with a no-frills style that has barely changed over the years. Just vinyl seats, five-speed manual transmission, and rubber floors.The interior of the 79 series is work-ready, with a no-frills style that has barely change By Fred Williams, Kevin McNulty Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!