In the garage
- Jun 7, 2004
Your wife will be much happier with an 80; and you will be also, unless you look forward to replacing the tranny in a 62.
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...At 3600-3800 rpm that motor has plenty of power and pulls like a tractor.]/QUOTE]
It is a tractor
(that's part of the beauty of it).
For me, this is the bottom-line. The stock FJ62 is unique, rare, vintage, stylish, and turns heads. It is a statement, an attitude... How do you compare that to an 80?
Exactly why I keep mine
Get a 60 or an 80, you will never have to replace the transmission (or other items) in either of those... 62s are rubbish.
Sounds like somebody got up on the wrong side of a 62
Man, despite what Tx say's, you're always going to have something that needs upgrading or replacing, regardless of the rig.
Heck, even the brand new, off the lot units end up going back for warranty work. The only difference is, you are the warranty provider
And unless you're satisfied with totally stock, and not too many people can hold out that long, you'll be finding something you want to fix or upgrade.
As for "creature comforts" look around the site. There are several here that have modded thier trucks to much higher levels of comfort and reliability.
A 60/62 will have a rougher ride than an 80 because of the suspension system, but other than that, you can do a lot with them.
Sound deadening, modern sound systems, seats, the list goes on and on....
Yep, you'll spend some, but in the end, I think they're worth it.
In the end, both are good rigs
One other note about going from the Subaru to the Landcruiser. Be prepared to spend a LOT more money on fuel--probably by a factor of 3.
And it doesn't matter how hard you flog it, an FJ62 could never keep up with an FZJ80.
Since he never said where he is I vote for the HJ61. Get the right one and it will have low milage, little to no rust, way more power and double the efficiency not to mention lockers and a 5 speed manual
It seems like a lot of people are saying more or less the same thing, that the 62 is cool, but is outdone by the FJZ by a large enough margin to make the FZJ worth while.
Or I could just go all out and sell a few organs to get the REALLY cool classic dream: an HJ47 troopy!
You have studied the postings. You have read each word. You have reviewed the pros and cons. You have weighed and balanced. You have analyzed and cross-checked. Nice work!
At the end, your head says FZJ80 . . . . but, and it is a big BUT . . . . your heart says 60-series! Follow your heart!
Admit it now: You. Want. A. 60-series.