"The Gold Standard For The Diesel Conversion..."
For some reason, Toyota has flat-out refused to offer these fantastically reliable, fuel efficient vehicles in North America. As a result, we are the only company world-wide offering the sophisticated 1KD-FTV D-4D turbo diesel conversions for the North-American TACOMA/ FJ CRUISER, and Vintage Toyota Landcruiser lineup.
Utilizing Toyota’s legendary D-4D (pronounced DEE-FOUR-DEE) High Pressure Common Rail fuel system, the Toyota 1KD-FTV 4-cylinder engine puts out as much torque as the V6 gas engine but at almost half the RPM range. All while delivering the stellar fuel economy that these Toyota diesels are known for. In fact, Toyota rates these engines at 500,000 mile rebuild intervals for a reason. Featured on shows like Top Gear UK™, the Toyota diesel is ubiquitous with reliability and the Toyota “Go Anywhere” philosophy. At Diesel Toys, we use all factory Toyota components. This means there are no “adapters or gimmicks: used in any of our conversions. This way you get what Toyota designed from the factory and not some pieced-together “kit” that nobody wants to work on when things go wrong…
It is a common misconception that the Toyota Hilux and the Toyota Tacoma are closely related vehicles. While they are both manufactured by Toyota, they are dramatically different vehicles. In overseas markets, the Hilux also has a lower output diesel engine compared to the Landcruiser Prado . This makes the Hilux powertrain undesireable as a conversion donor. At Diesel Toys ®, we strictly use powertrains from the Landcruiser Prado platform.