ROTW - Bull

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by bull, May 29, 2006.

  1. bull

    bull

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    Vehicle Stats
    1997 Anniversary Edition #316 Emerald
    Electric Lockers
    Stock 1FZ Engine
    Stock A343 Transmission


    Modifications
    TRD Supercharger
    OME Lift 3.5 J Springs
    Castor correction plates
    CDL Switch
    Slee headlight harness
    315/75/16 Toyo Open Country MTs
    Slee tire carrier
    Whistler 3300CI radar detector
    Cobra CB
    Garmin GPS
    Uniden Bearcat Scanner


    We just bought the vehicle recently and are very pleased with the purchase. I'm sure someone will chime in who knows this vehicle. I was playing with the GPS and there was a waypoint for Christo on it. The only thing I have done on the vehicle is put new 315/75/16 Toyo Open Country MTs on it.

    This past weekend we took it up in the hills and played around, it performed well! If any

    Upcoming Modifications
    Slee Rear Bumper
    Sliders
    Front Bumper
    Winch

    25mb Movie of the 80 blowing through a mud hole. (right click save)

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    Bearcat Scanner
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    Radar Detector and GPS
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    CB and Rear Light Switch
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    Toyo Open Country MTs
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  2. alaskacruiser

    alaskacruiser

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    bull- amazing find if you got the rig that way!

    Any more info on the radar detector install? I see the remote displays mounted in the sunroof console, but where are the detector electronics mounted?

    Also, you say you have a Slee Tire Carrier, but from the pics it appears to be a tire carrier mounted to the OEM bumper, more like a Kaymar. However, I've never seen a tow hitch mounted to what appears to be the factory pintle holes in the OEM bumper- what type of hitch is that? is that whole setup really Slee?

    Again, great rig!
     
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  3. concretejungle

    concretejungle SILVER Star

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    Very nice truck.
     
  4. Cruiser Jimmy

    Cruiser Jimmy SILVER Star

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    Nice write up. And nice addition to your stable of FJ's. Lucky bastard.:flipoff2:

    Do you have any road noise with those Toyo's?
     
  5. bull

    bull

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    Thanks I felt lucky when we stumbled across it :)

    The electronics are attached to the windshield behind the rear view mirror.

    I was told it was a 1st generation slee tire carrier. I will see if there is a name on it.
     
  6. bull

    bull

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    I resemble that remark!!:flipoff2:



    Having both Wrangler MTs and the Toyo MTs..The Toyo's hands down are quieter on the road. I really do like them off and on the road!
     
  7. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Nice truck. I think that may be a TJM carrier. I know Christo sells or use to sell those for installation into the stock bumper, but I could be wrong.
     
  8. mot

    mot SILVER Star

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    VERY nice rig! :crybaby:

    Mot ;)
     
  9. lovemylc

    lovemylc

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    Hey Bull -

    Awesome looking rig. It gives me something to aspire to. Maybe when my LC grows up, it can look like yours :crybaby:

    Enjoy!
     
  10. FJBen

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    Hey man, I noticed you said you just put the 315 Toyo's on. Where did you find those??? I looked for months and couldn't locate any in the US...

    sweet truck btw!
     
  11. tucker74

    tucker74 Moderator

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    Nope - many moons ago Slee built some of these, used to be info on them in the "past projects" section of his site. They didn't make the site upgrade it looks like now ...

    Nice truck Bull!

    :cheers:

    Tucker
     

  12. alvarorb

    alvarorb Color Geek in Charge

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    Bull,

    Very nice truck.
    Congratulations.


    Regards

    Alvaro
     
  13. ginericLC

    ginericLC Wagon Wheeler! GOLD Star

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    So are you in MN or WA state? Nice zip ties on the license plate. My front plate is the same.

    Where the heck did you find those tires! I have them too. But right after I bought mine they sort of became unavailable. I only have 4. Sometimes I wish I could get a matching spare to throw into the mix.

    It looks like the previous owner did some really clean work installing things.

    One last thing. The JS are 3.5" not 2.5"
     
  14. slick621

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    Bull,

    Awesome rig! Do you have any driveline vibes with the J lift and no armor. I am considering the same lift but currently don't have any armor. Your rig may have sealed the deal though.

    Thanks,
    Travis
     
  15. Kaderabek

    Kaderabek SILVER Star

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    Are you having any luck navigating with that Street Pilot? Mine is useless. Might need a software update. Just curious if yours works well.

    TJK

    (Oh, nice truck!)
     
  16. clarkrw3

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    Nice build! what use to be above the bearcat scanner????
     
  17. bull

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    I got them from Les Schwab Tires. The scoop is that Toyo just built a US factory for these tires and it is now complete as of this month. They are filling back orders now and will commence with production by mid-june I believe. This is all second hand.

    That being said. I ordered a 315 spare in Sept and I just got it last week.
     
  18. bull

    bull

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    I live in Washington, but it was bought in Minnesota. It was originally a Colorado rig..


    Fixed the spring height thanks :)
     
  19. bull

    bull

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    It works..the maps are old but it gets me close ;)



    Not sure..weather reports..Lookin out for the po po... I haven't used it yet
     
  20. EDPA

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    Bull, I'm curious as to where were the off road pictures taken? I live in WA too.
     

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