ROTW - tucker74

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by tucker74, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. tucker74

    tucker74 Moderator

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    Guess it's my turn - here's a little info on my '94 FZJ80. I bought the truck with just over 120k on the clock in Dec. of last year, and set about swapping everything from my previous '93 80 over. My old truck was an unlocked FZJ with the SF rear axle/drums and getting up there in miles, so when I looked into adding lockers just finding another rig made more since. I ended up swapping over the entire interior in addition and more wiring harness than I wanted to in order to keep my cloth seats. I got exactly what I was looking for in the end though - a locked 80 with full cloth, no airbag, and an A442F tranny :flipoff2:

    Setup:

    - Factory e-lockers
    - OME HD 850/863 lift w/ 1" trim packers up front
    - Goodyear MTR 285/75R16 tires
    - ARB Deluxe Bullbar with custom Hi-Lift mounts on towers
    - IPF 800 MSR lights
    - Slee upgrade harness with auxiliary light extension
    - Optima RedTop
    - Pioneer XM/CD/MP3
    - Eclipse speakers
    - Full Husky Liner set :D

    Between my two rigs I've done pretty much every common FZJ PM and repair ... but I'll keep this to my current truck.

    Maintenance/Repairs

    - Full synthetics (Engine - Mobil1 15W50; Tranny - Mobil1 ATF; Transfer - Redline MT90; Axles - Amsoil 75W90)
    - Cooling system (OEM brass radiator, Gates Green Stripe PHH, Toyota Red)
    - Brakes (OEM front/rear (adjusted for lift))
    - PCV & hoses
    - Intake hose
    - "D" light :D

    That's pretty much it on this truck, I see a birf job in the not-so-distant future but no other real issues to speak of. I did have to completely go though the diff locks and replace the nonexistent front harness ... don't think they had ever been used :rolleyes:

    Next

    - Slee step-sliders
    - Metaltech rear bumper w/ dual carrier (top secret)
    - Warn 15k
    - Hannibal rack/tent

    Pics

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    :cheers:

    Tucker
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2005
  2. alaskacruiser

    alaskacruiser

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    Wow- did you custom-install that tranny? Because all the other 93-94's came with the similarly-inferior A442F! :flipoff2:
  3. 97 FZJ80

    97 FZJ80

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    Nice setup. I really like your ARB bumper :cool:
  4. TX_TLC

    TX_TLC

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    Very nice Tucker! Those last two pictures look familer! :D
  5. nmostofi

    nmostofi

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    very nice, tell us more about the secret rear bumper, why stepsliders instead the regular tube ones
  6. tucker74

    tucker74 Moderator

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    Eeek - fixed it :flipoff2: Both of them are still better than your little 4-Skinner tranny!

    JK really man ...

    Tucker
  7. tucker74

    tucker74 Moderator

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    Super cool design Mark's working on - shhh!

    For the :princess: of course ... and to get to the rack I'm planning on putting up top.

    Tucker
  8. reffug

    reffug

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    Hey who you calling inferior....................... :flipoff2:

    Nice write up Tucker. Nice rig.

    That last picture is LS round up correct?

    Any more shots of that particular obstacle, kinda trying to get a feel for it in my head and its kinda difficult, although it looks like a hell of alot of fun. :cool:
  9. tucker74

    tucker74 Moderator

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    Yep - Waterfall trail.

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    Tucker
  10. davegonz

    davegonz Keeping it Weird SILVER Star

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    Looks sweet Tucker!! Let me know next time you go wheeling...I need to get out.
  11. reffug

    reffug

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    Thanks Tucker :cheers:

    Thats exactly what I wanted.

    Looks like a blast. One of these days I might actually have to go back to TX. :doh:

    Just don't tell anybody. :flipoff2:

  12. loquito

    loquito

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    hey Tucker
    did you end up getting rid of the 91?
  13. Montana Cruiser

    Montana Cruiser

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    Hows the ride with the 850/863 with an ARB without the winch up front and nothing in the back? Are you running the OME castor correction or something else with that?

    Great write up! Sounds like you know your way around these rigs :cheers:
  14. tucker74

    tucker74 Moderator

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    Um - never had a '91 ... sold the '93 to a guy in Boulder -

    Tucker
  15. loquito

    loquito

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    My mistake :rolleyes: real nice ride anyway.
  16. tucker74

    tucker74 Moderator

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    The truck rides great - can't really tell the difference in mine and a buddies LX450 with the Medium setup other than the height. I'm running the OME CC bushings because that's all that was available when I got the lift ... I'd go straight to Slee's plates if I was doing this again. Each truck is different though -

    Tucker
  17. Curran

    Curran SILVER Star

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    White trucks are sweet.
    Nice tires!
  18. DRTDuck

    DRTDuck

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    Nice job on the rig.

    "ARB Deluxe Bullbar with custom Hi-Lift mounts on towers"

    It looks like you welded a couple of bolts or allthread sliglty angled forward. Any close up pics or further expalination fo the hi-lift mount?
  19. tucker74

    tucker74 Moderator

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    You pretty much nailed it - although not exactly bolts ... I just throw a pair of old rubber shock bushings under the Hi-lift and tighten it down with big wing nuts. The studs are drilled for locks as well ... but I don't leave it up there typically.

    Tucker
  20. Clutchee

    Clutchee I'm fun sized! SILVER Star

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    Glad to see those pics...I think I was part of a few!
    Great rig...see ya at ICBM.

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