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  1. LandCruiseCzar

    Fixing Cracked Hood Wind Deflector?

    Hey Guys - I've got a wind / bug deflector mounted on the hood of my LX450. It's got a crack in the plastic (luckily only goes 3/4 of the way down). [photos below] Before I start glopping on JB Weld, wanted to check: Does anyone have a quick / preferred fix method for plastics like this in a...
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    Help Diagnosing a high-pitch noise? (LX450)

    Hey Guys - Just got this awesome LX450 back from Slee (pic below for fun). But would be exceptionally grateful for your help diagnosing a noise. Driving it home the first time, everything's great, except there's a very, very faint high-pitched noise: - comes on at higher RPM (above >3) - can...
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    SOLD  1997 Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary, 3x Locked, NEW Toyota 1FZ-FE engine.

    UPDATE: Decided to go ahead and get some of the work + fluids done at Slee. Will update listing when truck is available for sale. Good: - Factory Triple Locked - Clean Title - Interior in nice condition, except a separation in driver's seat cushion - No cracks in dash - No undercarriage frame...
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    Rear main seal leak: how "big a deal" is that?

    Hi Friends - Follow-on question: I've got a nice low-mileage LX450 at Slee right now getting some work baselining done. They say the rear main seal has a leak (supposedly common). It's a $1k repair -- $850 of labor removing the transmission to install a $60 gasket. Is this something worth...
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    OME Nitrocharger Sport vs. BP-51 (on an 80)

    Hi Friends - I've got a nice low-mileage LX450 at Slee right now getting some work done. It's got an OME 2.5" lift (couple yrs old). Talking with the guys there, considering upgrading to the BP-51. Supposedly it's "incredible" but worried about it being (a) too soft and loosing that "truck"...
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    Help with MUD messages?

    Hi Guys - having some trouble with MUD messaging. Usually there's a button to "start conversation" with a fellow member, but now that's disappeared. I upgraded to a paid silver-star account hoping that would fix it, but it hasn't. Any advice? Is there something I'm missing? Here's what...
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    [UPDATE - Didn't pull the trigger] Custom color LC 200?

    Quick update - ended up buying 2x '97 80's instead. A great deal came up on MUD, so went with that. __________ OP:___________ Hey Guys -- wanted to get some sage perspective. Through a very special connection, I have the opportunity to potentially order a custom Land Cruiser. Recently I've...
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    Wanted  Lifer Vehicle - FJ80 (or LX450) Clean and Solid!

    Hey Guys - I've been on the hunt for a lifer vehicle. My dad's had a '94 FJ80 since I was a kid, and I'm looking for one of my own. This is going to be my 1-vehicle. So wiling to prioritize quality > over price. Tried with a couple eBay sellers that turned out to be rusty duds. So now turning...
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    Second-opinion on FJ80 pre-purchase inspection?

    Hi Guys - was looking at a '94 FJ80 coming out of Michigan. Just got back pics from the mechanic doing the inspection. Pros: exterior and interior looks clean as hell. Cons: looks like some (1) rust on the under carriage, and.... there's some (2) white slime in the engine oil cap. I'd truly...
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    Looking for Recommendation: Mechanic in the NY / CT / Tri-State Area?

    Hi Guys - I'm looking for a great mechanic near my place in the NYC Suburbs. (+/- 100 miles) Getting a stock '94 FJ80 in a couple weeks. Looking for someone excellent and fairly-priced to install an OME lift, maybe rock guards, and a couple smaller mods. I considered doing it myself, but I'd...
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    Impact of OME 2.5" on ride quality *on roads*?

    Hi Guys - Just got a super clean stock '94 FJ80. This is my first car I'm considering modifying for overlanding. Looking at the 2.5" OME lift + 285/75/16s BFG All-terrain KO2's -- seems like a solid combination that's highly recommended on other threads. 95 days of 100, this'll be a highway /...
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