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

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  1. jvazquez53

    jvazquez53 El Tractor

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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:
     
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    The first question is............. Is it LOCKED? :D
     
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    jvazquez53 El Tractor

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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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    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagles & Landcruisers Moderator

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    I would go with a 1996 before a 1991.


    Search for the HP differences.
     
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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...
     
  9. GLTHFJ60

    GLTHFJ60 Rum Runnin' SILVER Star

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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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    jvazquez53 El Tractor

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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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    I dont think I have ever seen a US OEM 4 cylinder landcruiser.
     
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    That's because they don't exist.

    You can get a 4cyl overseas- in a diesel.
     
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    jvazquez53 El Tractor

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    Never seen a 4 cylinder 80, but it doen't matter, I''m getting an 84 Smurf 60:hmm:
     
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    Whohoo!!
     
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    LOL!

    Some one put a 22R/22RE in an 80 series?

    We need pics.

     
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    Hilux?
     
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