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    Yes At3's on wifey truck year round, ST Maxxes on the FZJ80 year round and the bridgestones year round on my Pickup, though when it's due for new skins it will be getting a set of the ST Maxxes... While where we are at there can be need for studs depending on your driveway/access situation in the dead of winter, or mostly for when the hard pan gets a little icy, our place is lower down and has great winter time access so we have had no real need for dedicated snows with studs, save for the icy shit a couple days a winter. The wifey rig is neigh on unstoppable in the snow, it's as good as my 80 series is with diff locks left open in the snow.

    You should have no troubles at all in se America's hat running anything mentioned all year, other than the couple days if ICE or if your going way north.
    Originally posted by Fusion
    If a car is the epitome of freedom, than an electric car is house arrest with your wife titty fucking your next door neighbor.
    The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. -Alexis de Tocqueville


    The Desire to Save Humanity is Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule it- H. L. Mencken

    Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants.
    William Pitt-

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      Picked this up ~month ago, my first non-car, a 2002 SR5 4x4 4Runner, 198K miles. Sold the E30 S54 for this for more money for a house. The E30 S54 was going to drag me further into racing which is not conducive to saving, so I went about as cheap as one can go for a used reliable vehicle. First time camping with it:

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        Did a bunch of rust repair and paintwork on my FJ40 over the summer in my driveway.

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        Then shot it inside and out with 4 cans of boat paint. Here are the before and afters:

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        '91 325i

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          that looks awesome and thats great looking work especially for being out in the drive way
          Originally posted by Fusion
          If a car is the epitome of freedom, than an electric car is house arrest with your wife titty fucking your next door neighbor.
          The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. -Alexis de Tocqueville


          The Desire to Save Humanity is Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule it- H. L. Mencken

          Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants.
          William Pitt-

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            yeah fantastic job!
            1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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              Took my dump box out for a spin in Southern Utah this past weekend:

              Beauty - 8 - Day 1 by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr

              Beauty - 17 - Day 1 by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr

              Beauty - 22 - Day 1 by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr

              Beauty - 31 - Day 1 by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr

              Beauty - 55 - Day 3 by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr
              My previous build (currently E30-less)
              http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

              A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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                Well....I've grown weary of not doing anything with my Rovers and now I need something with third row.....so I'm eyeballing Land Cruisers, specifically FJ100s. I'd do an 80 but I need something more....family friendly. Researched all the normal stuff, but I'm still kind of clueless. They all have over 200k miles on them it seems. Also how's living with the 2UZ? High mileage 2UZ? Also rust....IK the pickups had frame issues real bad....how did the 100s fare in that department?

                I would just get a LR3 with third row, but I'm willing to bet the Cruiser will do everything that will, and more, and more often be a running/driving machine than a LR....also the third row in the 100 looks a lot more comfy than the LR3.

                I'd also be open to Sequoias, but I like the smaller size of the Cruiser.
                1974.5 Jensen Healey : 2003 330i/5

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                  Do it slammin.

                  UZJ100's are awesome. The only thing not awesome is the gas mileage. They drink heavily.

                  Cross shop LX470's (Lexus version too). I've got one, love it. I am going to get a hybrid or something for a commuter soon, as I want to try to keep short commute miles off of the Luxobarge, but I do love the thing. Once you have a Land Cruiser, you'll always want to have at least one in the stable so to speak.

                  Dislike when people link insta, but it's what I can get to right now.



                  More recent, I sold the rack and tent, didn't use it enough: https://www.instagram.com/p/BmtlW45nvxm/

                  When I got it: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeCLjFunel_/



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                    DOOOOO IT.

                    I figured Devo would have responded, and with a touch more detail. We never got the FZJ105 in the US, those mostly went to the UN and to the mid east. A hundy body powered with an F serine (1FZ-FE) engine. The 1FZ-FE left the US market in 97 with the last of 80 series LC. So your looking for a UZJ100 / LX470. ;)

                    that out of the way..... I am 80 guy, I love my slow old gas chugging beast, like Devo said, once you have one you will likely always have/want to keep one around. A decently cared for hundy will serve you well, especially if you go though it and base line and get things back up to spec. Like any LC their parts cost more than your average unit, but you dont buy them as often. Like any thing with a Land Cruiser badge (including t shirts, hats, camp chairs) they are suffering from the badge tax and every IG posting youth wanting to make sure they can get their starbucks deep into the 651ac state park adjacent to the local airport with out fear of encountering anything that might stymie their vehicular progress (other than traffic) on the mostly improved well maintained gravel surface of said state park. Thusly a Land Cruiser is the only choice (other than subaru of course) for such adventuring and must be acquired for the a-fore mentioned Instagram cred ....

                    Hundys are fantastic other than their fuel consumption, there are a few points to look out for the early units 98-00 had front diffs that were a little anemic, not like to be an issue unless you really start to push the front diff in difficult ORV situations. Being IFS trucks the 100s went to a torsion bar front suspension set up from a solid front in the 80 series, and a Coilover set up in the latter UZJ200/Lx570 (odd fact the FZJ105 from the Mideast and UN deliveries were still 80 chassis's so they retained the solid front axle). Rust can be an issue in all the usual spots you would look anywhere, the latter years 05-07 got the updated 5 or 6sp transmissions and a light face lift and there for command a bit more a demand cost, on the pricing front. They are very capable rigs but heavy and lack a bit of clearance due to the IFS, but thats not likely to hinder most things your going to get into with a 100, there are plenty of them doing things that any SUV really should not be tackling. The 2UZ is a timing belt engine and will need to be looked after, and the one good side effect of the "overlanding" craze is there is a TON of aftermarket support and people making all kinds of cool goodies for this particular "Luxobarge" that were not there even 5 years ago.

                    Whats your budget????? Your in Central VA right. There are a lot of LC that pop up in the N VA DC area Clist frequently but again the LC badge tax is kinda heavy in those areas. I was in the Blacksburg area this time last year and was watching Clist and thats where I saw more pop up than anywhere

                    NO NO NO NO on the Suck-Oh-Ya. IRS and they are scary if you try to tow anything bigger than a lawmower or row boat. Also much much more limiting anything off the beaten path thank to size and IRS clearance issues. They are BIG, they split the size specs right between the equivalent years Tahoe/suburban. If a 100% dedicated kid hauler and 100% road use unit then a Suck-Oh-Yeah might fit the bill, but I would prolly buy the Suburban, little bigger for the kid hauling, can town stuff if needed with out scaring the shit out you, (a bit older and 3/4 ton variant was still available) and its what GM does build very very well. 4runners have a 3rd row to you know and they are everywhere, but if its similar in your area as to mine they are stupid popular and used sell for little discount from new, and fun fact the ONLY mid sized SUV in the US market thats still body on frame construction, and the current 5th gen T4R is nearly identical in all size specs to the Fj80 outside of cargo room as the moved the rear seats back a few inches in the T4R to allow for more front and 2ed row leg room. But Length, track width, wheel base height are all with in an inch or less of the FJ80's dimensions and the 80 was considered a "full size" in the 90's (also the t4R is about 96% Prado Land Cruiser in its current build sheet )

                    I suggest you hit up Mud
                    https://forum.ih8mud.com/forums/100-series-cruisers.26/

                    The 40 and 80 sections are the most active though the 100 section is full of tons of knowledge, its the best resource for anything Land Cruiser Around here there are a few of us Devo, myself and Linus are 80 guys and there are a few others i cant think of off hand that are running 100's and 40's

                    Last edited by mrsleeve; 12-03-2019, 12:47 PM.
                    Originally posted by Fusion
                    If a car is the epitome of freedom, than an electric car is house arrest with your wife titty fucking your next door neighbor.
                    The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. -Alexis de Tocqueville


                    The Desire to Save Humanity is Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule it- H. L. Mencken

                    Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants.
                    William Pitt-

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                      Originally posted by DEV0 E30 View Post
                      Do it slammin.

                      UZJ100's are awesome. The only thing not awesome is the gas mileage. They drink heavily.

                      Cross shop LX470's (Lexus version too). I've got one, love it. I am going to get a hybrid or something for a commuter soon, as I want to try to keep short commute miles off of the Luxobarge, but I do love the thing. Once you have a Land Cruiser, you'll always want to have at least one in the stable so to speak.

                      Dislike when people link insta, but it's what I can get to right now.



                      More recent, I sold the rack and tent, didn't use it enough: https://www.instagram.com/p/BmtlW45nvxm/

                      When I got it: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeCLjFunel_/


                      Followed. And yes, looking at the LX as well, but the seem to command a bit more than I want to spend, albeit less miles. I was trying to stay around the $6500-7500 area, but IK that'll be hard to do with the Toyota Tax....I'm not afraid of miles, just want something that's not rusted to shit or has some terminal illness going on with it.

                      I really kinda like this one:

                      https://charlottesville.craigslist.o...018350381.html

                      If I could sell this damn 2010 328xi I have I'd be on my way down to get it....

                      Or there's this Lexus 80....Think the Lexus 80 would be a bit more family friendly over a Toyota 100?

                      https://hickory.craigslist.org/cto/d...012629746.html
                      Last edited by slammin.e28; 12-03-2019, 02:03 PM.
                      1974.5 Jensen Healey : 2003 330i/5

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                        from the few posted pic that 80 looks to be in decent shape, the front seats are trashed, it is a factory front and rear diff lock though looks like you will have 7 pin mod it, so you can lock the center diff in high range. Seems like a really good price point, for a locked southern FZJ80. That said I cant see anything that would give me pause on rust, but there are no pictures that show rust prone areas other then the rear hatch itself, and looks like hes been very slective to leave out areas that a strong tells on 80s.... Needs tires... I would also check the floors very carefully as all those leaves can plug sun roof vents and you have very wet and mildewed carpets or paper thin floor sheet metal thanks to the constant moisture. All the shit in the back of it gives me pause that its been used as a storage unit, WHY blown HG and now has Bars leak all up in there, runs hot in the summer and not driven??? No mention of any service work. OEM head gaskets are a known failure point, and while about 500 for OEm parts its a big but pretty straight forward job. 1FZ-FE's are very good at turning petrol into heat and the cooling system is a weak point and the dash gauge can not be trusted as once its start to climb its normally too late, OEM cooling components are a must other than the rad it self, and even then you have to make sure your buying a proven to work replacement. All this said Over all looks to be decent from those photos, but that can be very deceiving, and I suspect they were taken that way for reasons

                        this is the 80 I would be flying to your neighborhood to pick up, if I had not had to spend the last 3 months off of work for knee sugery.... Its about double what you want to spend and still likely needs a little work to finish base lineig but this is one heck of a deal for current valuation


                        https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/199...miles.1175922/
                        Originally posted by Fusion
                        If a car is the epitome of freedom, than an electric car is house arrest with your wife titty fucking your next door neighbor.
                        The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. -Alexis de Tocqueville


                        The Desire to Save Humanity is Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule it- H. L. Mencken

                        Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants.
                        William Pitt-

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                          Okay, so I'd be better off with a 100 then, lol. I'm probably going to wait for Spring, but want to gather as much info about them as I can. Figure once Winter is over some of the premium will be down, lol.
                          1974.5 Jensen Healey : 2003 330i/5

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                            ^
                            that depends on what you want and if a Solid front axle articulation capability for off the beaten path play time is important to you or if you just want a kid hauler
                            Originally posted by Fusion
                            If a car is the epitome of freedom, than an electric car is house arrest with your wife titty fucking your next door neighbor.
                            The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. -Alexis de Tocqueville


                            The Desire to Save Humanity is Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule it- H. L. Mencken

                            Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants.
                            William Pitt-

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                              Originally posted by mrsleeve View Post
                              ^
                              that depends on what you want and if a Solid front axle articulation capability for off the beaten path play time is important to you or if you just want a kid hauler
                              Meh, a little bit of both....but mostly kid hauler/car towing.
                              1974.5 Jensen Healey : 2003 330i/5

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                                if your going to be dragging a car around a lot, you want a truck or a Suburban with 2500 on the side. Can you tow a car with a smaller rig, yes you can, but I dont like putting 5k+ lbs behind smaller platforms, though most 1/2tons are sufficient

                                I would say a hundy fits your wish list better than an 80, Though I would be looking at CC pickups with a nice topper if covered storage is important to you, if your going to be dragging cars around all the time. Or a full size 1/2 or bigger SUV from the GM or Ford as they are better suited to towing duties than the IRS equipped Suck-O-yeah
                                Originally posted by Fusion
                                If a car is the epitome of freedom, than an electric car is house arrest with your wife titty fucking your next door neighbor.
                                The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. -Alexis de Tocqueville


                                The Desire to Save Humanity is Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule it- H. L. Mencken

                                Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants.
                                William Pitt-

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