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  1. HazemKhalil

    Thanks for having me!

    I bought a 1997 Limited 4WD Auto last year with 163k on the dash (lies: Carfax said 254k so I got it for cheaper) as a daily driver to take a load off the 20k/year I was putting on my old BMW. I was taking the BMW to the Poconos, Catskills, Adirondacks, etc. I love the outdoors and the poor car...
  2. S

    4Runner Noobie!

    Hi! As you can tell, I'm new around here. I've been lurking around the past few days looking at 80 series, Tacomas, and 4Runners. I love the look of the 80s, but at the moment it's not a smart investment for me. I've decided that a 4Runner would suit my needs - which are minimal maintenance...
  3. S

    Noob Needing Guidance to Purchase First Cruiser

    I'm a freshman in college, looking to purchase a new vehicle. For a while I've known that if I'm going to spend the money on a vehicle, it's going to have to be a cruiser, otherwise I'll kick at myself forever. I am specifically interested in getting an FJ62 or HJ61. Now I know that owning one...
  4. Mojo97

    Solid axle advice

    Hey Y’all, I’m new to this forum as well as solid axles. I’ve never worked on a solid axle, but I’m also tired of dealing with IFS issues. I am currently looking at a 01 Tacoma that has been SAS already. It’s a Trail Gear housing, with birfield axles. He also has 5.29 Yukon gears in it, while...
  5. Deebow

    80 Series Noob answers

    All: New guy to the Forum. Love me some Land Cruiser, especially the 80 (partial to the 60 series too, but not as much.) I spent a quarter century in the Military and traveled extensively overseas in 38 countries; and in every one of them Land Cruisers were ubiquitous. So know a bit about...
  6. G

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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)
  11. OREGON85

    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 6

    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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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