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Well its a long story, but this is just about how far we have gotten with a 2UZ-FE transplant into an early seventies FJ40 doen here in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The rig was a military auctioned vehicle which is being restored for an active life in the Pakistan desert racing circuit. Running a manual H151 gearbox onto a 40/70 series front/back diff combo with 4 wheel disc brakes and lockers. More details and pics to come....Looking forward to feedback and advice particularly on the suspension setup.









 

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This is SUPER cool!!!!! The work you guys do with the tools you have is insane

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Contact: Kurt Schneider
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March 9th, 2011


Pakistani and American off road enthusiasts connect despite cultural differences
4x4 groups from opposite sides of the globe inspire each other to further important causes

While the Pakistan and American governments are currently at odds over recent events in Pakistan, off road enthusiasts from both countries are working together in harmony.

Through the largest 4x4 website in the world, Pirate4x4.com, Dr. Ehsan Kiani of the Islamabad Jeep Club in Pakistan began following the work of the 4405 “Land-Use” off road race team (www.ovrocksports.com) which competes in races such as the famed King of the Hammers race in Johnson Valley California. (www.ultra4racing.com) The 4405 “Land-Use” team’s mission is to not just race, but to preach responsible off road recreation and volunteerism to ensure continued motorized access on public lands. In order to raise awareness of environmental and land-use issues, the 4405 race vehicle is also often seen on display at businesses, events, schools and 4x4 trail cleanups and work parties.

In May of 2010, the 4405 race car was completely lost in a structure fire. Due to the importance of the land-use team’s mission, companies and individuals began donating parts and funds to rebuild the car. In an effort to be a part of the rebuild, Dr. Kiani donated hand stamped, metal 4405 plates that have been welded onto the new vehicle. A lost art in the United States, hand stamping metal is still practiced in Pakistan.

In August of 2010, Pakistan was ravaged by floods, claiming 1,200 lives, wiping out entire villages and forcing nearly 2 million Pakistanis to flee their homes. Not only has the Islamabad Jeep Club been involved with relief efforts, inspired by the 4405 Land-Use team’s efforts in the United States, Dr. Kiani and his brother Suhaib began building an off road vehicle to raise awareness of the issue and the work being done by the club in the Swat Valley in Northern Pakistan. Dubbed the “Concordia Relief Racer”, the vehicle will be used in much the same way as its sister vehicle the 4405, but for a different cause on the other side of the planet.

Dr. Kiani says "We got tremendous support from all around for the Flood Relief Initiative started by the Islamabad Jeep Club. When the massive floods hit Pakistan, Suhaib and I were in the middle of building a 4x4 vehicle (named Concordia) for use in off road rallies. Inspired by the 4405, we decided to use the Concordia to raise awareness about the relief work. I am positive that the partnership between the 4405 and Concordia will go a long way."

According to Kurt Schneider of the 4405 “Land-Use” team, “We are ecstatic that our team’s efforts are recognized by a 4x4 club from across the globe, and honored to know that we have become the inspiration for the Concordia Relief Racer. Despite different ideologies and cultures, we are bound by a common love of off roading and vehicle fabrication. I think many Americans would be surprised that Pakistanis build 4x4’s, head up to the mountains, then four wheel and camp much like we do here in the United States.”

In addition to this partnership, the 4405 team and Team Concordia are currently working on several projects to exchange fabrication skills and knowledge between Pakistani and American 4x4 enthusiasts.

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If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kurt Schneider, Please e-mail Kurt at [email protected]
 

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It just doesn't get any better than that! Nice one guys!
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Contact: Kurt Schneider
E-mail: [email protected]

March 9th, 2011


Pakistani and American off road enthusiasts connect despite cultural differences
4x4 groups from opposite sides of the globe inspire each other to further important causes

While the Pakistan and American governments are currently at odds over recent events in Pakistan, off road enthusiasts from both countries are working together in harmony.

Through the largest 4x4 website in the world, Pirate4x4.com, Dr. Ehsan Kiani of the Islamabad Jeep Club in Pakistan began following the work of the 4405 “Land-Use” off road race team (www.ovrocksports.com) which competes in races such as the famed King of the Hammers race in Johnson Valley California. (www.ultra4racing.com) The 4405 “Land-Use” team’s mission is to not just race, but to preach responsible off road recreation and volunteerism to ensure continued motorized access on public lands. In order to raise awareness of environmental and land-use issues, the 4405 race vehicle is also often seen on display at businesses, events, schools and 4x4 trail cleanups and work parties.

In May of 2010, the 4405 race car was completely lost in a structure fire. Due to the importance of the land-use team’s mission, companies and individuals began donating parts and funds to rebuild the car. In an effort to be a part of the rebuild, Dr. Kiani donated hand stamped, metal 4405 plates that have been welded onto the new vehicle. A lost art in the United States, hand stamping metal is still practiced in Pakistan.

In August of 2010, Pakistan was ravaged by floods, claiming 1,200 lives, wiping out entire villages and forcing nearly 2 million Pakistanis to flee their homes. Not only has the Islamabad Jeep Club been involved with relief efforts, inspired by the 4405 Land-Use team’s efforts in the United States, Dr. Kiani and his brother Suhaib began building an off road vehicle to raise awareness of the issue and the work being done by the club in the Swat Valley in Northern Pakistan. Dubbed the “Concordia Relief Racer”, the vehicle will be used in much the same way as its sister vehicle the 4405, but for a different cause on the other side of the planet.

Dr. Kiani says "We got tremendous support from all around for the Flood Relief Initiative started by the Islamabad Jeep Club. When the massive floods hit Pakistan, Suhaib and I were in the middle of building a 4x4 vehicle (named Concordia) for use in off road rallies. Inspired by the 4405, we decided to use the Concordia to raise awareness about the relief work. I am positive that the partnership between the 4405 and Concordia will go a long way."

According to Kurt Schneider of the 4405 “Land-Use” team, “We are ecstatic that our team’s efforts are recognized by a 4x4 club from across the globe, and honored to know that we have become the inspiration for the Concordia Relief Racer. Despite different ideologies and cultures, we are bound by a common love of off roading and vehicle fabrication. I think many Americans would be surprised that Pakistanis build 4x4’s, head up to the mountains, then four wheel and camp much like we do here in the United States.”

In addition to this partnership, the 4405 team and Team Concordia are currently working on several projects to exchange fabrication skills and knowledge between Pakistani and American 4x4 enthusiasts.

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If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kurt Schneider, Please e-mail Kurt at [email protected]
 

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Thanks guys! Hats off to Kurt and Ehsan for making this happen! This thread is for Team Concordia's second rig which is somewhat slow in the making! The Concordia Relief Racer is our first FJ40 with the 1UZ engine.

Once again many thanks! Humbled and inspired by the appreciation and interest out here on Pirate4x4!

Suhaib
 

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Some pics and details...

The front of the car is still stock as far as suspension goes. No shocks on this pic... Monroe Air Max shocks added later on which you can vary the air pressure to adjust ride height and stiffness...



Also changed tires to 31x10.5x15s on 15'x10' rims with 1.25 inch spacers to widen the stance as far as possible:
 

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The rear springs were replaced by TLC 70 series rear springs which we found to be exactly the same length as 60 series springs but with slightly less lift. The rear wheel sits just about an inch and half back from stock position. The original idea of a flipped spring was not deemed to fly too well as the shorter end of the stock spring was on the shackle side and was likely to be very very stiff.... good flex and travel with these springs even with shocks in stock position...



 

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Another video...

We managed to test the car in 4x4! Finally :)

YouTube - TLC Concordia 2UZJ40


The target we are working on is to get both the Concordia cars race ready for the next 4x4 desert rally in Oct/Nov 2011.... The challenge at this stage is to make the stock suspensions behave well enough to harness all the power and keep things competitive. We are not against trophy trucks but primarily modified LandCruisers/Hiluxes/Mitsubishi Evos with more experienced drivers. Ideally we would have wanted coilovers and a bit more wheelbase but budget and technical constraints have us pinned to keep things as they are when it comes to suspensions. The Hilux clutch system on this 2UZ car is also having difficulty keeping up with the all the torque. Current specs of the car are given below, would love to hear ideas/suggestions from the board on what we can do to the suspension to make it more desert race friendly (I know it sounds pretty ridiculous, but think BAJA 1973 :)) Some of the things we have on the cards are installing secondary shocks each end, adding 33inch tires and a stabilizer/anti-sway bar at the rear.

Engine: 2UZ-FE 4.7L V8
Transmission: Toyota H151F - 5 Spd Manual
Axles: Hybrid TLC 70 series with locking diffs in 40 series tubes!
Clutch: Hilux flywheels, clutch and pressure plates. TLC power clutch booster
Brakes: 4 wheel discs with TLC 80 booster
Suspension: Stock front leaf springs, 70 series rear leaf springs, Monroe Air Max shocks
Tires: 31X10.5x15 Yokohama Geolandar AT
Wheels: 10x15 with 1.5inch spacers
 
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