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  1. Beehanger

    Fj60 Engine Swap Best Options?

    Hi all, Haven't seen any threads on this yet--please send my way if this has been covered already. Decided I'm going to get the engine either rebuilt or swapped before summertime on the 60, trying to figure out what best options for engines I have to swap it with vs flat rebuild. I'm new to...
  2. charlieblues

    Tacoma Wheels good subs for '92 80?

    Found these wheels, 15" Toyota Tacoma OEM wheels and tires, listed online and wondering if they should fit my LC? At the moment the wheels are mismatched and I am looking to get a matching set. $600 for the set I think it's a good idea but maybe I'm missing something.... 🤔
  3. 9

    “Access door” behind oil pan to get into the trans is gone

    Ok guys, I feel really stupid asking this, and I’m scared to find out the answer. I’m 99% sure that this isn’t supposed to be like this and I’ve broken something, so I’m going to ask because I don’t even know where to start on the fix. (I’m also 15 and attempting to learn about cars through...
  4. C

    Looking to buy again. Any advice appreciated

    So I sold my '98 Limited 4Runner in 2019 when I moved to NYC from Colorado. Now that I am moving to New Hampshire in the late summer for school, I will need another SUV similar to a 4Runner/Sequoia/Land Cruise model for my dog and I. My budget is around $8,000 - $10,000, I'll be looking to buy...
  5. CobbleHDJ81

    1HDT turbocharger failure. Advice?

    Turbocharger on my 92 HDJ81 went pop offroading sending large shards and lots of oil on metal down the intake tube and into my front mount intercooler, possibly into engine. Made the mistake of firing it back up again after shutting it off to examine and saw oil pouring out of the turbo on to...
  6. Beehanger

    Advice on whether I should buy a Land Cruiser

    Hi Everyone, Total noob here looking for advice on whether I should buy a land cruiser. It’s Obviously my decision, but I just wanted to hear what input people have especially regarding my background and limited experience with cars. and if there’s any general information place on the internet...
  7. gx460 hopeful

    2013 GX 460 - opinions needed

    I’m about 3 months in to searching for the perfect everyday driver that is confident off road and I have landed on the GX460. I’m stoked but needed an opinion or two from some experts- I found a 2013 with 130K miles for 19.5k. That’s definitely more miles than I was hoping and price isn’t...
  8. pkldpnapl

    New to the Club and absolutely thrilled!

    I live in the Atlanta area and have been searching persistently for 5 months for either an 06-08 LX or 06-12 GX. They certainly aren’t easy to come by.. I am so thrilled to have found a super clean 2011 GX460 Premium with low miles! Here she is: I have ordered Weathertech floor liners and...
  9. Just Diddly

    Recommendation with a wheel/tire size problem FZJ80...

    Hey everybody, I've got a tire question that I can't seem to find has been discussed previously on Mud. Currently on my rig, I've got a full set (including matching spare) of 285/75r17 wheels and tires that came with the rig when I bought it, however I am wanting to go with a little bit...
  10. H

    Help for the Clueless: we just inherited a 1997 Lexus LX450....

    UPDATE: Hey everyone, thanks for all the input. The car sold today for 11k to a buyer who's going to enjoy the heck out of it. You are a great community and I really appreciated the range of opinions, depth of knowledge, and thoughtfulness you all brought to this question from an outsider...
  11. C

    Programing Keys

    Hi new to the page and to owning a Land Cruiser. We just bought a 1998 LC and it only came with one key that I believe is a valet key. They gave us an after market key that we tried to have programmed by a locksmith who would only cut it not program it. I stumbled upon this site with...
  12. T

    Engine swap For LJ78 in Malawi: Advice needed

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum, joined hoping for a bit of help with a project I have. I work as a field biologist with an NGO in Malawi. I was recently assigned the responsibility of sourcing and overseeing the replacement of the engine in our LJ78. First off, can someone just confirm that this...
  13. robotriot

    How much rust is too much rust!?

    Looking for expert advice on the cost of rust treatment, or possible complete replacement of parts on this beautiful beast Toyota FJ60. I’ve attached pictures to show the extent of the rust. The exterior doesn’t have any. It’s lived in The Bay Area for the last 30 years in a garage, and taken on...
  14. myduffy

    I have some questions about my 1970 FJ55

    Hey everybody! I have a few questions about my 1970 FJ55. I got this truck about a week ago, so I am definitely new to the whole thing. This truck has been sitting since 1996 so as you can imagine it is a serious project. I am still unsure on how invested I really want to be in the project...
  15. Chachi254

    Need Advice! Thoughts on putting a 1980 tailgate on 1983?

    Hey mudders, I have a 1983 Toyota Pickup long bed that was once a truck-bed trailer hauler, so the tailgate sat in the snow of Alaska for 20 years and rusted away. I found a guy in town that sold me a 1980 handle-latch tailgate but I'm unsure if I want to put it on the 1983 since it's not of...
  16. C

    Rear Diff vs 5 speed

    Hey all, I am in CO and I am in the market to buy a 100 series (or Lx equivalent). I am currently torn between an earlier model with rear diff lockers, and a newer model with a 5 speed. I plan to take it off road and up into the mountains, but nothing that requires a lift kit. This will be my...
  17. Chachi254

    Advice! Im considering buying a 1980 Toyota Truck for $5000

    Hello all! I’m a current FZJ80 owner and I’m in the process of acquiring a 1980 Toyota pickup from Oklahoma. I don’t know much about these trucks or the 3rd gen Toyota pickups in general and could use some advice and opinions about what I’m getting myself into! The seller is holding onto the...
  18. Chachi254

    High pitch "ring" or "whine" when accelerating hard, stops after transmission shifts

    Hey all, Background: I have a 1996 LX450 with 200k. The cats have been removed and exhaust leaks have been filled. My transmission shifts hard and clunks when going from reverse to drive and between gears. My vacuum line charcoal filter is extremely blocked up. I've done the search in google...
  19. C

    Fuel gauge calibration: Advice please.

    Hi guys, Some help please. My 1988 FJ62 had temperature problems for a while, and I cleaned the points on the fuel gauge side as recommended. However, in the end we diagnosed a leaking top gasket. I was recommended by local knowledge to the supposed Cruiser experts, and an engine overhaul...
  20. H

    Advice on mechanic in SoCal

    Hey LC lovers, I've been without a Cruiser for five years, and the wife has okayed my re-entry into the community. So I'm about to pull the trigger on buying a used 100. It's a 2004 that seems pretty stock. Drove it, and it felt and sounded good. Any advice on what I should do for 'due...
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