Difference b/w HDJ79R and HZJ79R

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 21:18
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G'day....can anyone tell me the difference between the 2 landcruiser cab chassis HDJ79R and HZJ79R please?.
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Reply By: ross - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 21:23

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 21:23
The HD is for the 1HD FTE turbo diesel,the HZ is for the naturally asperated 1HZ diesel.
Big difference in price and power
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Follow Up By: Pyalong - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 21:33

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 21:33
cheers...thanks Ross. I would assume most people would prefer the turbo, we actually have a 80 series with the HZ ....seems ok for last 7 years or so. But looking for cab chassis now.

Thanks again,
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 21:43

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 21:43
Hi Mick,
It's as Ross says, the 1HZ versus the 1HDFTE.

All I can add is if you've owned both like I have you'll never go back to the 1HZ.

That 1HDFTE is absolutely brilliant!

I couldn't even imagine what the new V8 TD is like to drive!


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Reply By: get outmore - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 21:59

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 21:59
another advantage of the TD trayback is it has the stronger gearbox the normal 79 g box can be a bit light duty if used hard.

but yea price - I dont think too many reasnable examples are under 30k
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 22:55

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 22:55
- HZJ79 was released in late 1999; HDJ79 released in late 2001. Both ceased in early 2007.
- Motor: as above. HDJ79 is the factory TD - direct injection, 24 valve, EFI. HZJ79 is normally aspirated, indirect injection, 12 valve,
- Fuel consumption: Factory TD is 11.6 L/100k while HZJ79 is about 13 l/100k.
- gearbox: like Davoe said, the HDJ has the indestructable H150F box while the HZJ has the much smaller R151F box from the Prado. Up until 2002 the HZJ had a problem with breaking a shaft between box and transfer - toyota now make a stronger shaft.
- Transfer cases are different
- Diff ratios: 4.1 for HDJ; 4.3 for HZJ
- Radiator: I think HDJ radiator is bigger - goes lower down than HZJ
- HDJ was available in RV and Muster models. Muster had mags, stereo but standard 3 seats. RV had mag, flares, cloth buckets, carpet, CD, remotes, electric windows, chrome and cost an extra $3.6k when new.
- Factory diff locks available on both as option.

- Cost - HDJ will cost $10k more on the second hand market
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Reply By: Pyalong - Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 08:11

Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 08:11
Struth!....a good amount of info there....thanks very much gents.
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