Supercharged Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 Off Road Build With a Rear Locker

  • Model: Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150
  • Wheels: 35"
  • Lift: 3.5" Long Travel
  • Category: Off-Road Build
  • Capability Score: 60/70
  • Build Level: Pro
  • Mods Budget: $$$$-$$$$$
Can a Lifted 4x4 Really Drift? This Supercharged Land Cruiser Does it With Ease!

The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150, an analog of the Lexus GX, is one of the most capable body-on-frame SUVs in the global off-road market, especially in Japan. Today’s feature focuses on one of the most advanced Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 off-road builds. It is equipped with a supercharger, full suspension lift, massive 35-inch tires, and a performance rear locking differential. This allows the vehicle to handle both rock crawling and even drifting (!).

Land Cruiser Prado 150 Off Road Build

Performance modifications

  • 4.0L Supercharged
  • Blitz control module

Suspension & Drivetrain

  • Total Chaos 3.5 Long travel kit with extended arms
  • Bullet shocks with remote reservoirs 2-way adjustable
  • OS Giken Super Lock LSD


  • Bradley Forged Takumi Rims
  • Nitto Trailgrappler M/T Tires 295/70R17 (35 x 12.5 R17)

Body Armor & Recovery

  • CL Link CW9500 Winch behind the stock bumper
  • Custom Rocksliders
  • Fender Guards
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 on Nitto Trailgrappler M/T Tires 295/70R17 (35 x 12.5 R17)
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 on Nitto Trailgrappler M/T Tires 35 x 12.5 R17

⚙️ Technical Details

Model: Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (Lexus GX) J150

Production years: 2010-2024

Approximate prices on the market (Used): $17,00-$65,000

Engine: 4.0L V6 Naturally Aspirated

Drivetrain: Four-Wheel-Drive

Construction: Body On Frame

Traction Enhancement Devices: Aftermarket OS Giken Super Lock LSD

Low Range: Yes

Stock wheel size: 265/65R17 – 31″

Offroad Wheel Size: Up to 35″

Build Level: Pro

Budget: $$$$

Off-road Capability Score: 60/70

How did we get this score?

Not all Land Cruiser Prado 150 models are equipped with a factory rear locking differentials. Some modifications feature locking center differential and CRAWL electronic off-road traction enhancement mode.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 rock crawling

Locking Rear Differential – It Can Drift!

Drifting is typically associated with lightweight sports cars that have been modified for the purpose of going sideways around corners. But what about heavier vehicles like lifted 4×4 trucks and SUVs? We know they can do it on dirt, sand and snow, but is it possible for them to drift on the pavement?

The owner of this lifted Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 from Japan proves that anything is possible if you have the right vehicle. Despite the weight of 5,000lbs, his rig shows pretty good results in doing donuts and curving through the drift course with 35s and a long travel suspension lift!

While it looks and feels like a lot of fun, the high center of gravity on trucks (especially if they’re lifted) improves the risk of a rollover. The best way to stay out of trouble – do not attempt this with your rig.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 with a 3 inch lift and 35 inch off-road tires
Lecus GX460/470 on 295/70R17 Mud tires

Doing this in a regular lifted 4×4 would be quite dangerous because of the roll-over risk, but this stock-looking Prado is hiding some serious mods.

OS Giken Super Lock LSD (limited slip differential)

So how did he manage to make his Prado drift like a champ? For starters, the Prado is equipped with an OS Giken Super Lock LSD (limited slip differential), which allows for better traction and control. This product is widely used for race car applications as well as the 4x4s.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 rock sliders

“The OS Super Lock LSD instantly reacts and transitions smoothly from both free and locked positions, thus combining advantages of a normal differential’s drivability and a race limited slip differential’s performance and stability” – Osgiken.

Chaos Fabrication’s long travel kit with extended upper and lower control arms has widened the track, making Prado more stable and predictable. 2-way adjustable Bullet shocks with remote reservoirs allow the owner to stiffen up the suspension for the track or set it to the soft mode when going off the pavement.

See Also

Rock Crawling in a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 with a Chaos Fabrication long travel prerunner suspension

The stock 4.0L engine hardly provides enough torque to shift massive 35-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires in a spin, but thanks to the supercharger setup under Blitz control it became reasonably possible.

Of course, this rig was not built to drift in the first place. It’s a typical pre-runner-inspired build designed to conquer all kinds of off-road obstacles and look awesome while doing so.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 on Bradley Forged Takumi Rims
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 on 35 Inch off-road tires

How we test?

Offroadium Verdict & Score Explained

We have created our own rating and classification system to differentiate and evaluate the off-road capabilities of vehicles showcased on Offroadium. Based on it, we can conclude the following:

Off-road Capability Score: 60/70

With rugged body-on-frame construction (+5 points), part-time 4WD drivetrain with low range (+10 points), OS Giken rear locking differential (+10 points), and significantly oversized 35″ mud terrain tires on a 4″ lifted long travel suspension (+30 points), custom rock sliders, winch and body armor (5 points) this extensively customized Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 earns an off-road capability score of 60 from 70 possible.

The only missing element is the front differential locker, which would have contributed in 10 additional points. However, the current configuration already achieves Advanced capability for traversing extreme trails.

Build Complexity Level: Pro

The inclusion of a supercharger, long travel suspension kit, adjustable remote reservoir shocks, and high end wheels and tires shows no expense was spared to optimize this Prado’s off-road talents. With custom tunes to major drivetrain and suspension systems, it undoubtedly qualifies as a Pro level build.

Budget: $$$$

Considering the extent of upgrades to engine performance, specialized drivetrain components, wheel/tire package, suspension and body mods, this build likely represents a total investment in the $$$$-$$$$$ range. While expensive, the boost in capabilities delivers thrilling returns that fully reward the owner’s vision and financial commitment.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Off-road fender guards and rock sliders

This extensively customized Land Cruiser Prado 150 represents an advanced off-road build optimized for rugged trails. With a supercharged engine, specialty drivetrain components, and high-end suspension upgrades, no expense was spared to achieve maximum capability. While complex builds come at a premium cost, the owner clearly prioritized extreme performance over affordability. This Prado’s one-of-a-kind configuration pushes the boundaries of what’s possible from the chassis – rewards that only hands-on enthusiasts can fully appreciate.

Watch the progress and find out more about this Toyota Land Cruiser Prado project by visiting the Instagram profile of the owner: @kingtakapra!

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  • Absolutely insane seeing this white rhino drift around the cones! I didn’t think it was even possible with off-road tires.

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