The HDJ80 Landcruiser wagon, powered by the 1HD-T 4.2L turbo diesel, can easily be enhanced through the fitment of a high-flow Manta 3″ mandrel bent exhaust system. In fact, it’s probably the best performance modification you can do to this vehicle.
The restrictive nature of the standard exhaust system, which runs as small as 2” piping, effectively chokes the motor. By replacing the standard exhaust with a 3” mandrel bent pipe there are numerous benefits realised; including improved low-down torque and responsiveness, reduced turbo lag, reduced fuel consumption, and improved peak power. Whether you’re towing a caravan, off-roading, or driving cross-country, the extra power from a Manta 3” exhaust is something you can’t do without.
With 3 configurations available, you can either keep the noise level close to stock, get a little bit of a note emanating from the 3” rear pipe, or go all out and get a loud, truck-like sound, with a lot of turbo whistle. For an exhaust system that will last forever, you can get it in stainless steel – carrying a 10 year warranty, or we also have it in aluminised steel, with a 2 year warranty. The entire system is designed for easy fitment, using factory mounting points.
A key feature of the Manta exhaust system for the HDJ80, is that it runs inside the chassis right from the turbo back, and thus does not get in the way when fitting side steps or rock sliders.