FJ60 aka "El Tractor" being replaced by a 96 FJZ80???

jvazquez53

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My 60 (DD) died about a week ago, and I've been looking for a replacement. I found a 84 FJ60 that I liked but the wife disagrees with me. So, to be in a happy medium I found this 1996 Black FJZ80 with 196,000 miles belonging to a single mother. She wants $5,500.00 for the truck. First; I would like inputs, and tips on what to look for since my experience is with the 2F engines. If I like it, I'll post pictures tomorrow.:hmm:
 

jvazquez53

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I'll know about the magic knob tomorrow, also I found this 91 for 4300 OBO. I'm going to see both tomorrow. Decisions, decisions!!!:hmm:
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That 91 looks real clean!!!

I love the my 91. People like to talk smack but it does the job.
 

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Man, I miss my headlight washers from my 60 series! You guys are lucky you can get them on the 80's.
 

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Is that a 91? wow, looks mint! First look at it (because of the rims) I would think a 93! But it has headlight washers! Is it a diesel? Does it have rear disk brakes?
 
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I vote for 1996 and newer, too. You get more power, OBD-II, airbags, newer, full-floater rear, more power, more power (still not enough), more power...
 

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jvazquez53 you trator!! Buy that blue 60!!

Seriously though, if you buy an 80, don't get a FJ80, go for the FZJ80. The power difference is worth the price.
 

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Went today and looked at the 19 and the 96. The 96 was in terrible shape for what they want (never seen a dvd so expensive! :rolleyes:). That's the extra option (no lockers). The 91 looked ok outside but the interiors and the engine compartment were totally neglected. My wife is mad at me because I like the 60 better (sorry guys!). Most likely I'm going back to the 60, that I'm picking up Monday, that way I'll have two great 4x4's.:steer:
 
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I bought my '94 before I did enough looking around. For me the most important would be to find one with lockers and make sure the birfs don't click. I didn't do either of these. Also, Choosing your 80 shouldn't be rushed. This is a decision that will be with you for a long time.

I would choose lower mileage over age, but watch out for the 91's that have a 4 cyl engine--it is pitifully underpowered.
 
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