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4 Mods for a Lexus GX460 Overland Build

Lexus GX460” by TDelCoro is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0.

This article was last updated on May 1, 2024.

The Lexus GX 460 is a capable SUV if you want to go crazy and take a road trip. Given the luxurious interior, it’s always easy to keep driving.

With a powerful V8 under the hood, the GX 460 can tow a small camper or a trailer full of motorcycles or snowmobiles for a weekend getaway. That is why the Lexus GX460 overland build is a perfect idea. 

The Lexus GX460 is one of the fastest and most dynamic models in its class. The basic equipment already includes an anti-lock braking system, active traction control, brake assist, a braking system, a brake force distribution system, and a hill descent control system before even starting the build. 

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Lexus GX-460 w/COR Cipher Forged Wheels” by COR_Wheels is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0.

The interior is as it should be in a Lexus, after all, it is the embodiment of luxury and comfort. You’ll have high-quality leather upholstery, automatic climate control, and a very good audio system, the control buttons of which are located on the steering wheel.

It is also very spacious inside. Therefore, a Lexus GX460 overland build is also the ideal luxury SUV for a large family that lives out of town and has to drive dirt roads to get home. Or you can remove some seats and start your overlanding monster. 

Building an overlanding vehicle out of an ordinary SUV is not an easy task, and Lexus GX460 is not an exception. Because of that, we would like to help you and try to give you some great ideas when you start your Lexus GX460 overland build. 

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AJC Gear Plate for 10+ GX460

Aiden James Customs Gear Plate for 10+ GX460

One of the most critical components of a successful overlanding trip is being organized. Of course, having tons of stuff in a single vehicle makes organization pretty difficult – unless you have a gear plate like the one shown above.

This bad boy is from Aiden James Customs, and it completely changes how you use the space in the back of your GX460.

As you can see, you can mount accessories like a jack to the plate, keeping those big, heavy items secure in the cabin.

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But these gear plates are much more than just keeping heavy gear in one spot…

The plates are made of Baltic birch, which is then coated with Rhino lining to give it added durability. The install takes about three minutes and doesn’t require that you remove any trim panels or soundproofing. Just fold the third row down, install the plate, and you’re ready to go!

There are multiple mounting solutions, so you can add a fridge, drawers, kitchens – just about anything you want. If you have a slide you’d like to use, just give the folks at Aiden James Customs the details, and they’ll add the mounting points to your plate.

There’s even T-nuts already inserted into the mounting holes so you can more easily install your gear.

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And since these plates are made specifically for the GX460, you’ll get a product that fits like a glove and doesn’t squeak as you drive down the trail.

Having the ability to keep your gear neatly organized and secured is a game-changer. That’s why we highly recommend investing in a Lexus GX460 gear plate from Aiden James Customs!

Falken Wildpeak AT3W All Terrain Radial Tire for Lexus GX460 Overland Build

Falken Wildpeak tires

If we’re talking about a Lexus GX460 overland build, we need to talk about the tires…

If you want to take your vehicle off and away from the road, your tires matter the most. These tires are one of the best options when it comes to off-roading. 

Falken Wildpeak tires use heat diffuser technology which dissipates heat to protect the internal tire components and gives the tires a long lifespan. This technology also makes your Lexus GX460 overland build very stable, even when towing or carrying heavy loads.

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The tough upper sidewalls of these Falkens, along with offset shoulder blocks, protect them from sharp rocks and provide additional off-road traction at low tire pressures or in off-camber situations. These are the features you would want from your off-road tires. 

More than that, Falken is a well-known brand with a proven track record of making high-quality tires. When you’re off-grid and on rugged trails, a dependable, well-made tire is exactly what you want!

Smittybilt X2O Winch for Lexus GX460 Overland Build

Smittybilt X2O Winch


Getting stuck while overlanding can be a real pain, but at least you get to use a cool winch, right?

This Smittybilt X20 winch is a great addition to your overlanding build. It will help you conquer all those hard-to-reach areas you want with much less worry. 

The Smittybilt x20 is a completely waterproof winch with a load capacity of 10,000 lbs. It’s all you need to get yourself unstuck at any place. It comes with a remote control but you can also operate it manually. 

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The Smittybilt X20 comes ready to use, too. The package contains a synthetic rope winch, a hawse fairlead with a forged hook, all required power cables to hook up to your vehicle, a rope sleeve, and wireless remote controller.

In other words, this bad boy has everything you need to get your GX460 ready for mean overlanding trails!

weBoost Drive Reach Cell Phone Signal Booster

WeBoost Drive Reach Cell Phone Signal booster

The WeBoost Drive Reach Cell Phone Signal booster can be a lifesaver when you’re traveling to remote areas.

The booster amplifies your cell phone coverage. It works with all U.S. networks and carriers including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and more. 

The WeBoost drive reach is perfect for a Lexus GX460 overland build because the outside antenna is so tough, it even meets current military and NEMA standards. This means that it can even work when your vehicle is shaking violently. It’s protected from dust, oil, and water, so you don’t have to be worried about how it’s affected by touch conditions. 

It’s a great buy even if you don’t usually take your Lexus GX460 overland build out of the coverage areas. It can boost cell signals for fewer dropped calls, gives you better coverage quality, faster data speeds, increased hotspot capability, and improved audio and video streaming on the road. 

Lexus GX460 Overland Build Inspiration

Finally, if you’re serious about having a Lexus GX460 overland build, we recommend you to watch the video’s below from Lifestyle Overland. This first part introduces the vehicle:

And in the second part, you’ll see the full GX460 overland build. I think you’ll agree, it turns into an incredible overlanding truck!

With inspiration from the videos above and our suggestions for components for your build, you can get the ball rolling, outfit your GX460 for overlanding, and hit the road!

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