Founded by Brad McCarthy shortly after the turn of the millennium, MAXTRAX is an Australian outfit that’s best-known for its bright-orange recovery boards. In addition to designing and selling off-road and overlanding gear, MAXTRAX also takes part in a variety of unique projects and one-off builds. And after recently completing a U.S. Army-inspired “Jeep-ny” (Jeep and Jimny build), MAXTRAX has now revealed its next one-of-one off-road rig with a Toyota 79 Series Landcruiser that’s been combined with a Suzuki Jimny before being heavily ruggedized and upgraded with an enormous host of high-end aftermarket items.
Christened the Toyzuki 39.5, the one-off overlander sports a name that’s derived from combining the words “Toyota” and “Jimny” along with the “39.5” being a reference to being “half of a 79 (series)”. After partnering with a slew of leading aftermarket brands in the off-road and overlanding spaces, MAXTRAX has equipped the Toyzuki 39.5 with a humongous wealth of off-road parts and upgrades. Primarily provided by the project’s more than two dozen official sponsors, this lengthy laundry list of items include AFN 4×4 Australia crash protection, a Torqit exhaust system, front bumper and roof-mounted Teralume Industries circular LED auxiliary lights, a snorkel, rock sliders, Hayman Reese towbars, Rotopax fuel containers, a custom intake scoop-equipped hood, Rhino-Rack roof racks, a Rhino-Rack Batwing awning, Airbag Man Suspension paired with upgraded JMACX remote reservoir shocks, and a set of blacked-out off-road-specific beadlock wheels wrapped in Black Bear Tires Gaunt M/T tires.
Allowing for extended stays off of the grid, this one-off overlander has also been treated to an aluminum canopy from Concept Canopies, a portable fridge-freezer from Engel, electronics and systems from Custom Off Grid Solutions and REDARC, an EC Offroad head unit and touch screen infotainment system, a radio, antenna, and comm system from GME Australia, Expedition134 heavy-duty gear storage boxes, and a suite of onboard tools from both Makita and Kincrome. On top of a full set of MAXTRAX recovery boards, the Toyzuki also sports several components from Brown Davis, BEI HOUSE, and AEP Advancing Engineering, as well. What’s more, there are also rumors swirling that the Toyzuki may be receiving a Herrod Performance supercharger, as well, though this detail hasn’t yet been confirmed.
The Suzuki Jimny x Toyota Landcruiser Toyzuki 39.5 Off-Roader Build is currently making its rounds at various off-road, overland, and auto shows before it will eventually be given away to one lucky individual (though this person must be located in Australia). Interested parties can sign up to enter to win the Toyzuki 39.5 on the project’s dedicated website.