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    Wildcat Ridge Loop Camping

    Hey there, Generally new to the idea of "overlanding" (camping out of your car) and I was wondering if I could get some help. I have done a brief search for what im looking for already but could not find what I was looking for, so please forgive me if Im posting something thats already on...
  2. davesun

    After 7 years of toying with an idea, I finally pulled the trigger...

    I have no tools, no experience, and apparently no brains. I'd like to change at least two of these things. warning: long rambling post of a total noob. Some details... the body is riddled with rust the frame (as far as I can tell, which isnt very far) has surface rust but no holes or...
  3. Chachi254

    I MIGHT be buying an LJ78... but I'm a noob and need advice.

    Hello all, First time poster here and current 80 owner. I know this is a long post, but it's got all the detail you might need to help give me advice. I feel like I might be making a mistake but don't know enough about LJ78's, so I'm at the mercy of friendly guru's. Background: I'm looking to...
  4. S

    I'm New Here! 1994 LJ78 1KZ-TE 3.0 RHD

    New to the forum, new to Cruisers, new to vehicles that sometimes don't work! Also the genius who bought a Prado project as a daily driver :) What's done? Head gaskets, water pump, muffler, custom exhaust, fresh filters everywhere, miscellaneous belts and bolts. She still needs an injector...
  5. New2UZJ100

    Found one! So excited, 2000 LX470 in great shape...

    1st MOD, Clean K&N filter 2nd MOD, RR Cabin filters (Damn they were nasty)
  6. O

    Mini Toy to 80 noob intro/questions...

    I have posted a couple times, but figured I should make an official introduction. I've finally accepted the reality that my '85 pickup that I've been wheeling and driving since I could drive is no longer practical now that I have three kids..... so now I have an 80! I love it, even though we...
  7. P

    Noob with a new-to-me LX470

    Hello all! New(ish) to the forums and just nabbed myself a new rig. 2005 LX470 w/188k miles. I'd been scouring for one for about 6 months and finally found one...1,000 miles away in NM. So, I jumped on a flight, did the deal and took a 16 hour road trip back to San Jose, CA. The drive was...
  8. MtnYota

    Suspension & wheel ?'s from a noob

    Hiya's! So, I apologize in advance if these ?'s seem elementary. I've been reading a bit here and it seems there's ten ways forward but not a most common path. I've decided the first mods to my newly acquired Pig will be knuckle maintenance, a modest lift, finding new center caps & putting...
  9. EWiz

    1993 FZJ80 Noob questions

    1993 FZJ80 283k miles Got a couple questions after studying up here in the FAQ section for the last few weeks. After doing a good clean on the engine bay I confirmed my oil pump seal is leaking and possibly the front main seal. However there's this plug thing which might be a crank position...
  10. B

    Noob question, 4WD badge on wrong side?

    I'm in the market for an 80 Series and came across one that has potential, a 96. The guy is the 2nd owner, and has had it for the last 18 years. He says that the 4WD badge was on the passenger side when he bought it. I know they are suppose to be on the driver side though. Did Toyota ever botch...
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    Help a noob

    So the shocks and air springs on my wife's GX are shot. She is very bad about letting me know things and I got in to drive it the other day and I was amazed that she has been driving without a working suspension for GodOnlyKnowsHowLong without noticing. LOL. I'm on the fence about replacing...
  12. S

    Noob says hi

    Hi, I've been lurking since last June and thought I would finally join. My previous ride, an AWD Chevy Astro, got T-boned back then and I came across this 97 LX 450 It cost pretty much the same as the insurance paid on the van. Got to say I like it but miss the extra space in the van...
  13. O

    Noob FJ60 shackles questions

    so im currently in the process of bringing a fj60 back to life for my little brother and the PO had done a homemade SOA conversions that was sketchy to say the least. I have a parts truck that I yanked the springs and diff from all together and my plan is to buy some taller shackles and swap the...
  14. Vossie

    Help a Noob get lifted

    Hi All. read tons of threads regarding all the different types of lift and pros and cons etc... finally decided i want to do an extended shackle lift for a couple of reasons: 1. its the cheapest lift. this is my main drive. im broke 2. its the easiest in terms of i can do it myself 3. it can...
  15. Lumpskie

    Embarrasingly NOOB questions

    Hello all, I am a new Landcruiser owner, but have owned a modified Tacoma for 9 years now. I just purchased a '96 cruiser that has a 1HD-t swap, bald tires and the OME stock height suspension under it. Because of the diesel engine, I'm considering attempting to put 35" tires on it to keep...
  16. C

    12v or 24

    Hi everyone, Noob question here but is there a way I could tell from a picture or vin if my hilux surf is 12v or 24v? its got 2 batteries but I don't know what it is yet, I'm going to pick it up on the 24th and haven't seen it but want to know which voltage it is before getting there if...
  17. nmcbride89

    Hello Everyone

    I just purchased my first FJ62 (and first Cruiser) today. I ended up driving it the hour home because of a nightmarish experience renting a car hauler at Uhaul... Long story short, Uhaul will be paying to repair the bumper and liftgate moulding on my wife's Suburban, damage that was caused...
  18. nmcbride89

    FJ62 Advice

    I am trying to get into the Land Cruiser world. I've never owned one before, but I've really liked FJ62s for a while now. Long story short, my current truck (not a cruiser, thank God) is most likely totaled, so I'm going to be in the market for a new vehicle. I'm wondering how feasible it...
  19. C

    Gen 3 hilux surf info

    Hey I hate to bring up old threads but I haven't found any information on the gen 3 hilux surfs. Im thinking about getting a 1996 toyota hilux surf as the next vehicle, hoping to get the diesel the 1KZ-TE motor. I am just wondering if there are any common problems or maintenance problems i...
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    Gen 3 hilux surf info

    Hey I hate to bring up old threads but I haven't found any information on the gen 3 hilux surfs. Im thinking about getting a 1996 toyota hilux surf as the next vehicle, hoping to get the diesel the 1KZ-TE motor. I am just wondering if there are any common problems or maintenance problems i...
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