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DJ SPORTSCARS TOJEIRO Specification / Data sheet

Hooped ladderframe constructed from 10swg, 3"x2" steel box with comprehensive cross bracing.

Composite reinforced moulded fibreglass construction, with jig bonded internal panels. Bonnet, boot and doors all double skinned.

Jaguar XJ front and rear axle, braking and suspension components, front anti-roll bar, steering rack and Spax fully adjustable coil over dampers.

Engines and Transmission:
Any American or Rover V8, Jaguar straight 6 or V12 with 4/5 speed manual or automatic transmission.

Front Wheels & Tyres:
Front - 9" x 17" Wheels with 235/45 R17 tyres or (Front - 7½" x 15" Wheels with 215/60 R15 tyres).

Rear Wheels & Tyres:
Rear - 10" x 17" Wheels with 255/45 R17 tyres or (Rear - 8½" x 15" Wheels with 235/60 R15 tyres).

4040mm long, 1745mm wide, 1130mm high, 2280mm wheelbase, 1010kg weight (with Rover V8) ready to drive.

Rover V8: 0 to 60 mph 7.5 secs. Top Speed 130 mph.
Chevrolet V8-454 0 to 60 mph 3.9 secs. Top Speed 160 + mph.


FRONT END PARTS - FROM ANY JAGUAR - XJ6 / XJ12 Series 2 or 3 from 1975 to '91 - XJS from 1975 to '94

Upper & Lower Wishbones, including Fulcrum Pins, Bushes and Outer Ball Joints
Stub Axle Assemblies
Wheel Hub / Flange Assemblies
Brake Discs and Calipers
Steering Arms


Differential Unit Assembly and all Suspension Alignment Shims
Brake Discs and Calipers
Driveshaft Assemblies (require shortening on exchange)
Lower Wishbones (require shortening on exchange), including Fulcrum Pins, Bearings and Coil Over Damper Mounting Pins & Spacers
Rear Suspension Upright Assemblies · Wheel Hubs / Flanges

OTHER PARTS (JAGUAR) - CAN BE TAKEN FROM ANY JAGUAR - XJ6 / XJ12 /XJS with the exception of the handbrake lever, see below

Engine - the DAX Tojeiro will accept a wide variety of (V8) power units but, if desired, any Jaguar XJ straight 6 or V12 engine can be used

Transmission - where appropriate, any Jaguar XJ manual or automatic transmission can be used

Two Port Remote Brake Fluid Reservoir - an adapter is available for this reservoir from DAX to provide an additional take-off port for a clutch master cylinder, where required

Handbrake Lever - fly-off design, can be taken from XJS donor vehicles only


Steering Column - can be taken from any Ford Sierra with a square hazard warning button (Aug '82 to Feb '87).
Brake Servo & Master Cylinder - can be taken from any Mk V Ford Escort 1.4 litre (Jul '90 to Dec '94) without ABS


Front engine, rear wheel drive.

Robust multi-tube 75mm x 50mm x 3mm box-section chassis with comprehensive round-tube triangulation and extensively braced / triangulated backbone section. Chassis includes separate triangulated scuttle-hoop section, structurally laminated into internal body tub and bolted across entire main chassis structure for maximum rigidity. All brackets included for engine, transmission, rear hoop/s, seats, seat belts, door hinges, differential unit, suspension arms & links, steering rack, etc.

Gel-coat finished GRP body, hand-laminated. Double-skinned bonnet, boot and doors.
Note – Body and chassis are designed to interlock with bonded and riveted faces to form an integrated immensely rigid (rattle & squeak free) structure.

Crumple zone design. Collapsible steering column (plus intermediate steering shaft offset with two UJs). Main chassis rails extend to full vehicle width for greater driver / passenger protection. Optional ‘Explosafe’ fuel tank.

Camber Compensation & Anti-Roll (CC&AR) front suspension system* using DAX upper wishbones, pivot bar assemblies and CC&AR cross-links with Jaguar / Daimler (XJ40) steering knuckles, wheel hub/flange assemblies and lower wishbones. GAZ gas-filled coil-over damper assemblies with full adjustment for height and damping.

* Patented, cross-linked, double wishbone suspension system, which provides maximum tyre-to-road contact and therefore maximum grip, whether cornering, accelerating, braking, or in any combination.

DAX De Dion rear suspension design using DAX axle beam, upper A-frame and lower radius arms with Jaguar / Daimler (XJ40) differential unit, driveshaft assemblies (modified to use CV inner joints), rear hub carriers and wheel hub/flanges. GAZ gas-filled coil-over damper assemblies with full adjustment for height and damping.

Differential Options :

Ratio XJ40 Donor Model Tojeiro Engine Recommendation
3.77:1 2.9l Manual Rover V8 (geared for maximum acceleration)
3.54/3.58:1 3.6l Auto Rover V8 (geared for touring) + Ford/Chevy Small Block + Ford/Chevy Big Block (geared for maximum acceleration)
2.88:1 V12 (Very Rare) Ford/Chevy Big Block (geared for touring)

DAX rack and pinion steering (3 turns lock to lock) operated by Ford Sierra collapsible safety steering column.

Servo-assisted, dual-circuit, 4-wheel disc brake system using DAX pedal box and Ford servo & master cylinder (23.8mm diameter). Drum and shoe handbrake, operated by special DAX fly-off handbrake lever (drops to horizontal when not in use) – can also be sourced from Jaguar XJS.

Jaguar / Daimler (XJ40) front discs and calipers, vented.

295mm diameter – from 1986 to ’90 (Girling brakes) 291mm diameter – from 1990 to ’94 (ATE brakes)

Jaguar / Daimler (XJ40) rear discs and calipers, non-vented. Handbrake function provided by centre, drum & shoe section, of each rear disc.

278mm diameter – from 1986 to ’90 (Girling brakes)
294mm diameter – from 1990 to ’94 (ATE brakes)

The DAX Tojeiro De Dion can be fitted with 17” or 18” diameter wheels and tyres.

17" 8.5" x 17" with 32mm Inset
(235/45 x 17")
9" x 17" with 22mm Outset
(255/45 x 17")
18" 8.5" x 18" with 32mm Inset
(235/40 x 18")
10.5" x 18" with 6mm Outset
(295/35 x 18")

Engines and Transmission :
The DAX Tojeiro is designed to accept any commonly available V8 (English or American) or any Jaguar / Daimler (XJ40-based) unit. The most popular engine choice by far is the small-block Chevrolet V8 but DAX hold jigs for all common options.

Length - 4030mm (with nudge bars and overriders fitted)
Width - 1755mm
Height - 1110mm (to top of windscreen)
Wheelbase - 2280mm

Typical Performance: - with Chevrolet V8 (Approx. 400bhp)
0 to 60 mph: 4.5seconds
Top speed: 160+ mph, depending on gearing

Source: DJ Sportscars


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