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"Traded" my Pig for a 93 FZJ80 today!!!
The truck has high miles (246k) but has been well taken care of, dealer serviced until about 30k ago. It's really dirty and needs a bunch of little updates and adjustments but it runs great, already is lifted and on 35's, has big bumpers, and the all important lockers (though I need to get those working). It's tight and rattle free, everything seems to work. Leather, stereo, AC, Elockers, giant sunroof, it's just loaded.
To Do's:
1. Clean Clean Clean
2. Baseline Fluids and Tuneup
3. Register & Inspected
4. Rebuild front axle seals and repack birfs (the Driver's front is slinging grease)
5. Get that Check Engine and ABS light fixed and clear
6. Replace the driver's seat belt, it's pretty chewed up and not long enough for me anyway.
7. Start saving for Sliders + TrXus MT's.

I am REALLY happy with it, it drove GREAT on the way home (3 hrs). I loved the Pig in my driveway but it was a bear to drive and I just didn't trust it for long trips. The 80 will be a much more useful truck for me and it will do all the wheeling I personally want to do. My wife and son Love it as well.
Did I mention it's humongous and won't fit in my garage?







Modified by Sporin at 6:10 PM 10-19-2008
 

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Re: FV-QR (sideways89)

The TrXus MT is "the" tire up here in New England, Swamper Sidewalls with a siped, MT tread. Alsos priced right. I've wheeled with dozens of rigs up here on them and they are a great, great tire.
I've seen way to many BFG MT sidwalls punctured to go that route I'm afraid.
The current tires are BFG AT's which are fine for the road, snow and light wheeling. Gotta save my penny's.
Just my opinion, happy to agree to disagree.
 

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Re: FV-QR

I like your truck! Here's mine on the Oregon coast.


I had a really nice low mile Jeep Grand Wagoneer but the gearing sucked for highway use. I found this Disco with 125k original miles, 5 spd, no sunrofs to leak, for $2500 on CL. I hear you on the TrXus MT's tho. All the Toyota guys here swear by them.


Modified by rcr_x at 3:37 PM 10-19-2008
 

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Re: FV-QR (rcr_x)

Here's the pig on her one and only offroad excursion

 

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Re: FV-QR (Zz_Radish_zZ)

Nice 80. I loved your pig too. I saw your post on ih8mud and recognized your handle from here.
I am hoping to sell my R32 to buy an 80 soon. Can't sell anything right now, though.
 

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Re: FV-QR (Icantdrive65)

Selling was the problem with me as well. We have a guy in our club who runs a Cruiser business (parts, restos, mods, etc) and he had this truck I've been eyeing, he couldn't sell it (not much market for high mileage gas guzzlers) so we traded. He is a real FJ55 aficionado so he'll have some fun with my old piggie and I get the more modern family wheeler I wanted.
When we did the prerun for our Fall Gathering I rode along with 2 club members, both run FZJ80s with lift and 35" TrXus and lockers. The trucks are just amazing offroad for their size, flexy, stable, comfortable, and traction up the wazoo with all the lockers. I was hooked.
Now I've got mine.
 

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Re: Goodbye Pig, Hello Elephant (Sporin)

Was the 74 really that much more of a gas hog than the 93? The 93 is EPA estimated at 11/14.
 

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Re: Goodbye Pig, Hello Elephant (ArtieLange)

Quote, originally posted by BRealistic »
Was the 74 really that much more of a gas hog than the 93? The 93 is EPA estimated at 11/14.

Gas mileage is not a factor at all. What made the FJ55 a bear to drive was manual steering and 30+ year old everything.
I'm just not cut out for really old trucks.
Quote, originally posted by ArtieLange »
You need to see some of creepersleeper's threads.

Oh I have.
He's an active member at IH8MUD as well. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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FJ-80 is on a very short list of my favorite SUV's of all time. Fine choice!
I like your FJ-55 as well!
I used to have an FJ-62 myself. That thing was indestructible and virtually unstoppable. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


Modified by yoohoorocket at 5:09 PM 10-19-2008
 

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Re: FV-QR (Sporin)

Quote, originally posted by Sporin »
The TrXus MT is "the" tire up here in New England, Swamper Sidewalls with a siped, MT tread. Alsos priced right. I've wheeled with dozens of rigs up here on them and they are a great, great tire.
I've seen way to many BFG MT sidwalls punctured to go that route I'm afraid.
The current tires are BFG AT's which are fine for the road, snow and light wheeling. Gotta save my penny's.
Just my opinion, happy to agree to disagree.

Alright, I never really hear too much talk about any TruXus brand tires down here so I figured maybe they aren't very good. I just googled the TruXus MT and I was thinking of a different tire anyway, those are nice looking tires! They look like a more street friendly TSL. BFG A/T's are great tires, I've got them on my truck too
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The tire to run down here in Florida is the 46" Michelin XL or XML
 

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Quote, originally posted by yoohoorocket »
I used to have an FJ-62 myself. That thing was indestructible and virtually unstoppable. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

I had an FJ62 that I really liked but it rusted away on me.
 

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Re: Goodbye Pig, Hello Elephant (Sporin)

Quote, originally posted by Sporin »

Gas mileage is not a factor at all. What made the FJ55 a bear to drive was manual steering and 30+ year old everything.
I'm just not cut out for really old trucks.

You wuss.

You would have never lasted one traffic jamb in my 73 F-100 longbed with manual steering and manual brakes.
On the flip side- those old manual systems were very trouble free.
 

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Re: Goodbye Pig, Hello Elephant (BRealistic)

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You wuss.

You would have never lasted one traffic jamb in my 73 F-100 longbed with manual steering and manual brakes.
On the flip side- those old manual systems were very trouble free.

It's true, I'm a complete wuss.
 
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