1HD-FTE 70 SERIES 4.2L 2002–2006

Engine: 1HD-FTE 4.2L Electronic Controlled Mechanical System
Transmission: Automatic
Turbocharger: Single Turbo
Exhaust Upgrade Available: Yes
Turbocharger Upgrade Available: Yes
Intercooler Upgrade Available: Yes
Hi-Flow DPF: No
Special Notes:

About the Toyota Landcruiser VDJ70 1HD-FTE

The Toyota 70 Series 1HD-FTE is a 4.2-litre, six-cylinder, turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine that produces up to 201 horsepower and 430 Nm of torque.

The 1HD-FTE engine is equipped with an electronically controlled common rail fuel injection system, which provides precise fuel delivery and improves fuel efficiency. It also features a water-cooled intercooler, which helps to reduce intake air temperatures and improve engine performance.

The 1HD-FTE engine is paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission and a full-time 4WD system with a centre differential lock, which helps to improve off-road performance and traction. The Land Cruiser 100 series equipped with the 1HD-FTE engine is also known for its advanced suspension system, which provides a smooth ride both on and off the road.

The Toyota 1HD-FTE engine is known for its durability, reliability, and high levels of torque, making it a popular choice for those seeking a powerful and capable diesel engine for heavy-duty use. It is also known for its good fuel economy, especially given its size and power output.

Custom Dyno Tuning for Toyota Landcruiser VDJ70 1HD-FTE

Your Toyota Landcruiser 1HD-FTE 70 SERIES can become significantly slower when towing, especially when your air conditioning and other accessory systems require power, and the engine provides that power.

Many drivers feel frustrated while driving, making simple overtaking a big problem. Applying full-throttle is a natural reaction when they think their Toyota Landcruiser 1HD-FTE 70 SERIES is incapable of performing as they expect.

This is because a diesel engine is meant to deliver a strong "torque" delivery and towing force at middle engine speed ranges (2000-4000rpm). As a result, the car cannot complete an overtake even at full throttle if driving on a gently sloping road with a medium load onboard.

This results in potentially unsafe driving conditions and higher fuel consumption.

Diesel Tuning Brisbane Tailored DTE Chip Tuning gives your Toyota Landcruiser 1HD-FTE 70 SERIES an additional 37 Horsepower of power and 31% of extra torque with a 100NM gain over stock, resulting in a much more responsive and safer car.

Toyota Landcruiser VDJ70 1HD-FTE Performance Modifications

To add a more pronounced exhaust note, fitting a Toyota Landcruiser 1HD-FTE 70 SERIES PERFORMANCE EXHAUST from the DPF-Back also enhances response and exhaust note. See more about performance exhausts for your TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 100/105 SERIES.


A Stage 1 tuning package is a popular enhancement choice among diesel car enthusiasts seeking to boost their vehicle’s performance without compromising reliability or drivability.

The typical Stage 1 Diesel tuning package for a diesel car involves adjustments to the engine’s software or ECU (Engine Control Unit) to optimize its performance. This leads to a notable increase in power and torque, enhanced throttle response, and an overall improved driving experience.

These modifications contribute to heightened engine intake and exhaust flow, resulting in improved breathing and enhanced power delivery.

It’s crucial to recognize that any alterations to your diesel vehicle’s engine could potentially impact its reliability, emissions, and warranty. Consequently, it is advisable to select a reputable tuning company with expertise in diesel vehicles, capable of offering a customized tuning package tailored to your specific requirements and objectives.

In summary, a Stage 1 tuning package for diesel cars can be an excellent means to elevate performance and driving enjoyment. However, it is essential to carefully weigh the potential risks and benefits before proceeding with any modifications to your vehicle.

Stage 2 Package Inclusions:

  • Custom Dyno Tune (ECU Remap) or ECU Flash

A Stage 2 Diesel tuning package typically involves more comprehensive modifications to the engine and other performance components compared to a Stage 1 upgrade. This can encompass additional enhancements to the intake and exhaust systems, as well as upgrades to the intercooler.

Opting for a Stage 2 tuning package brings a notable increase in power and torque output when compared to a Stage 1 package. 

It’s crucial to bear in mind that a Stage 2 tuning package can have a substantial impact on your vehicle’s emissions. Thus, selecting a reputable and experienced tuning company is essential to receive a custom-tailored package that aligns with your specific goals and requirements.

If you’re contemplating a Stage 2 tuning package, a thorough consultation with the tuning company is recommended to discuss potential risks and benefits, as well as any necessary modifications for optimal performance and reliability. Additionally, it’s vital to ensure that all modifications comply with local emissions regulations and safety standards.

Stage 2 Package Inclusions:

  • Custom Dyno Tune (ECU Remap)
  • Intake/Intercooler Upgrade
  • Exhaust Upgrade

A Stage 3 Diesel tuning package typically involves substantial modifications to enhance overall performance. This may include upgrading critical components such as the turbocharger, intercooler, fuel system, intake and exhaust system, and potentially other upgrades depending on the requirements. Additionally, upgraded drivetrain and suspension components are often necessary to handle the increased power output.

Opting for a Stage 3 tuning package brings a significant boost in power and torque compared to Stage 1 or Stage 2 upgrades. However, it’s important to note that this level of modification is not recommended for daily drivers, as it may lead to reduced reliability, increased emissions, and decreased drivability in traffic.

It’s crucial to be aware that a Stage 3 tuning package may potentially void the factory warranty and could be deemed illegal in certain jurisdictions. Hence, selecting a reputable and experienced tuning company becomes essential to receive a customized package meeting specific goals and requirements, all while ensuring optimal performance and reliability.

In summary, a Stage 3 tuning package for a diesel vehicle represents a substantial upgrade, suitable for experienced and knowledgeable enthusiasts willing to accept the associated risks and compromises with this level of modification.

Stage 3 Package Inclusions:

  • Custom Dyno Tune (ECU Remap) Custom
  • Transmission Tune Cold
  • Air Intake Upgrade
  • Intercooler Upgrade
  • Turbo-Back Exhaust Upgrade


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