2013 Lexus GX460 "Lexi"

Participation25 events attended
Vehicle ColorWeight
Vehicle Weight>5,500


Engine4.6L V8
Transmission6 speed
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Transmission Gears6
Transfer CaseYes
Axle Ratio4:56:1
Front LockerYes, ARB
Rear LockerYes, ARB


Front Springs/LeafsIcon 3" lift
Rear Springs/LeafsIcon 3" lift
Front ShocksIcon
Rear ShocksIcon
Front Control ArmsIcon
Rear Control Armsnone
Quick Disconnectsnone
Suspension Height3"
Body Lift Heightnone
Tire BrandBFG
Tire TypeM/T
Tire Size34 inches
Tire MiscRear mounted spare


Front BumperYes, steel
Rear BumperYes, steel
Rock SlidersYes, steel
Oil Pan SkidYes, aluminum
Transfer Case SkidYes, aluminum
Gas Tank SkidYes, aluminum
Front DifferentialYes, aluminum
Rear DifferentialNo
Evap Canister SkidNo


Winch BrandSmittybilt (98510) X2O Waterproof
Winch Capacity10000 lbs
HAMYes, KK6UMC (2 radios: mobil unit mounted in vehicle and a handheld)
Air CompressorYes
Roof RackYes
Other ToolsiKamper roof top tent.
5 gal water Jerry cans, 2x
Jumper cables
2000Amp, 12VDC Portable Jump Starter
Tire deflators
Hand tools (sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.)
Tire puncture repair kit
Cable ties
Shopping bags ;-)


BatteryDual, Odyssey PC1200 Batteries
Remote StartNo
12 Volts12 VDC
Power Inverter3,000 Watt Pure sine inverter
StereoFactory premium Mark Levinson
Trail ControllerNo
Other ElectricalDual batteries with isolator.

Recovery Gear

Snatch StrapsYes
Snatch BlockYes
Trunk SaverYes
D ShacklesYes
Winch LineYes
Winch Line ExtensionYes
First AidYes
Jack BaseYes
Fire ExtinguisherYes
Sand MatYes
Other RecoveryMaxtrax MKII Vehicle Extraction Device, 4x
Combination shovel/axe/rake/pick tool
Folding shovel

Fun Fact

This Lexus is my third overland build.

First was 1994 Ford F350 Crewcab 4x4 with 37" tires, 15,000 lb winch, 3 air compressors, dual batteries, yada, yada, yada. Waaaayyyy too bit!

Second was a 1998 Toyota 100 series Landcruiser. Getting better in size, but still kind of large.

I kept going down in size and now I feel the GX460 is the perfecdt size with enough room for all the overlanding gear and yet small enough for all the Jeep trails (except rock crawling...)


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To-Do List

  1. Add the Lexus Crawl Control and Multi-Terrain switches.

  2. Add rear inside shelf rack.

  3. Build an air horn and add.

  4. 4 tire inflation system to inflate and deflate all tires at one time. This requires building a small platform to mount an air manifold from my compressor.

Event Participation

Christmas Party

December 2nd 2023

Trail Rating 2

Johnson Valley

November 10th 2023

Cars and coffee

June 18th 2022

Trail Rating 2

Clark's Grade

June 11th 2022

Christmas Party

December 4th 2021

Trail Rating 1+

Kramer Agates

November 20th 2021

Cars and coffee

June 26th 2021

Trail Rating 1+

Big Easy Bear

June 4th 2021

Trail Rating 1

Mojave Road

April 9th 2021

Trail Rating 2

Red Mountain

January 8th 2021

Trail Rating 1

Black Canyon

November 14th 2020

Trail Rating 2+

Moonlite, Calico

September 5th 2020

Trail Rating 2+


July 18th 2020

Trail Rating 2

Ludlow Area - Cancelled

April 10th 2020

Selmas Jeep night

March 10th 2020

Trail Rating 1

Festival of Whales parade

March 7th 2020

Trail Rating 2+

Echo and Titus Canyons

February 28th 2020

Dakar Celebration

January 29th 2020

Cars and coffee toy drive

December 21st 2019

Club Christmas Party

December 14th 2019

Trail Rating 2+

Death Valley

November 14th 2019

Salmas Jeep Night

September 10th 2019