Safari Intercooler Systems for 4WD diesel offroad vehicles

Safari Intercooler System - SC1HDFT

The professionally developed and engineered Safari Intercooler System for Toyota's 80 Series Landcruiser 1HD-FT factory turbo diesel multivalve engine delivers absolutely amazing performance. It's not only impressive - it's reliable, consistent and sustainable power. Cooler air returned to your engine by the Safari Intercooler system also ensures lower engine operating temperatures.
0 - 100 kph
14.95 sec
11.60 sec
60 -  80 kph
3.67 sec
2.98 sec
80 - 100 kph
3.85 sec
3.25 sec
100 - 120 kph
6.76 sec
4.30 sec

"Power delivery is strong from idle, in sharp contrast to the sluggish off-idle response of the standard vehicle." 


The standard vehicle's turbo charger function is to compress and force a greater volume of air into the engine, thus producing more power.  However, it is a basic law of physics that when you compress air you increase it's temperature. As hot air is less dense than cool air at the same pressure, the total amount of air available to sustain the correct air/fuel ratio and to produce power is lessened. At high ambient temperatures, the level of power drops off by 15%. 

Not anymore!  At Safari, all of our engineering experience and expertise has gone into the Safari 80 Series front mount intercooler which offers massive cooling capacity.  The high efficiency heat exchanger intercooler core utilizes light weight cast aluminium trapezoidal end tanks and offers exceptional efficiency and low restriction. 

That, along with custom kevlar reinforced rubber air ducts and highest quality fittings ensures optimum performance with unsurpassed reliability and longevity under extreme operating conditions. 

Warm air flows from the turbocharger to the intercooler, returning compressed cool air to the engine. The cooler air returned to your engine by a Safari Intercooler system ensures more power particularly at high ambient temperatures and more importantly, much lower engine operating temperatures with improved engine durability.  

And being a front mount intercooler, it doesn't suffer the serious heat soak problems of top mount and water-to-air intercoolers, particularly during low speed hard slogging in 4WD conditions. 

The Safari commitment to outstanding performance. "The Safari philosophy will never change: Reliable performance must always be achieved."

An engine that runs cooler, runs more reliably longer. Higher speeds and/or greater load carrying conditions can be maintained too - without the normal fuel consumption penalty as more power for a given volume of fuel (given identical conditions) means more economical fuel consumption. 

For overtaking, towing or touring, the Safari Intercooled System transforms the 80 Series with power and torque you may have never thought achievable. 

Safari Power and Torque
Tough Torque: 
At just 2,000 RPM, the SafarI 1HD-FT Intercooled System produces a tidal wave of 471 Nm of torque. That's a 24% increase over the standard vehicle's 380 Nm at an engine speed 500 RPM lower than the standard engine. If you've ever traversed long stretches of sand, you'll know what that means.
Real Power: 
Installed on your 1HD-FT turbo diesel, the Safari Intercooler System delivers a 30% increase in power output from 125 kW to a massive 163 kW (with optional Safari high output exhaust system). That certainly takes the russian roulette out of overtaking.
The power graph above shows power and torque at the wheels and compares the factory intercooled turbo diesel 100 Series with the standard and Safari intercooled multivalve turbo diesel 80 Series. The Safari intercooler system on the 1HD-FT multivalve offers more usable torque than the 1HD-FTE factory intercooled turbo diesel 100 Series - where you need it most.

Facts and figures are one thing. Driving is another. You'll discover the best things about your Safari enhanced 80 Series on the road, tracks or on the job. Torque is vastly improved straight off idle where the standard vehicle can be less than satisfying. 

"The Safari-improved 1HD-FT feels like a very different vehicle to drive compared with the factory-standard model" 



And best of all, you will be inspired by the Safari enhanced 80 Series every day. 

  • trickling over 4WD obstacles.
  • towing big loads up steep grades stress free.
  • blasting up sand dunes.
  • passing a long truck with complete confidence that you have power to do it safely 
Like riding a tidal wave of torque. 

4.2 litre 24 Valve Factory Turbo Diesel LandCruiser

Click here to see what Overlander Magazine had to say about the Safari Intercooler System on the Toyota 80 Series 1HD-FT Multivalve Turbo Diesel. 

Installation Guide
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