Expedition Portal Classifieds: 2012 GX460

The Lexus GX line has been steadily receiving more and more attention as an overland platform, and we’re happy to say that some awesome builds have started to pop up because of that. One such project was completed by Mule Expedition Outfitters in the Pacific Northwest, and it has now come up for sale in our classifieds section on the forums. This GX-460 was produced in 2012 and is currently sitting at 150,000 miles. The owner claims it came loaded with all of the factory options available and was then upgraded with a slew of useful and attractive off-road parts.

Starting at the bottom, Mule installed 18×8 Black Rhino wheels with 275/70R18 Back Country MT’s. This provided a more aggressive look and additional traction and clearance. In order to avoid rubbing and give the vehicle a phenomenal ride, they then installed an Icon Stage 6/Metal Tech suspension system with Timbren Bump Stops. This setup allows the truck to float over most off-road terrain like it was butter, an appropriately luxurious experience for a Lexus SUV.

Protection was amped up for trail use as well and includes ARB skid plates, an aluminum gas skid, lower control arm skids, and an ARB bull bar in the front. The rear is protected by a CBI swing-out bumper, which features dual jerry can holders and a fold-down table.

Unfortunately, this truck is loaded up with enough light bars and LEDs to look like a landing strip, including a 40-inch Vision X light bar, two 28-inch Rigid LED bars, two 10-inch Rigid lights in the bull bar, two D2 Rigid back up lights in the CBI rear bumper, and Rigid rock lights underneath the truck. You’ll want to hold the lights but no lockers jokes though, because this GX is also sporting front and rear ARB air lockers with a twin-compressor to match.

Internal power for fridges and charging is provided by dual batteries and a 1,000-watt inverter, with plugs next to the dual drawer truck-vault storage system in the rear. The finishing touch was a Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform, which polishes off the build nicely, and provides external storage space when needed.

The current asking price is $34,500, and the original advertisement can be seen on our forum here. 

Pioneer Platform

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.