So I acquired a Jeep XJ from a buddy after he rolled it. It's got a better transmission, comparable engine with more aftermarket support and more cost effective ability to achieve better performance, more options for transfer cases, etc... I love my fj80 it's got the OME J springs, 35s, and does great off road. Gas mileage sucks, after market support is minimal and super expensive, and parts availability is scarce. So I've been thinking.... which usually gets me in trouble, but why not use the Jeep 4.0 HO AX15 np231 combo from the Jeep with a box for rocks np300 doubler in the 80? The Jeep strokers do as well as a mild SBC with a cheap rebuild. The 231/300 combo behind the AX15 with my FJ80 axles would give me overdriveand lower 1st gear and overall nice gearing for on and off-road. Putting the FJ on a diet (thinking boat sides, approx. 5 inch extended wheelbase due to double case, and comp cut) plus losing that heavy underpowered 3fe/a440 and radius arm setup. I'm thinking the bastard child Jeep/Landcruiser has to exist. I have found people using hybrid Toyota ax15 with Jeep transfer cases, Landcruisers with just about every engine you could imagine except this one, and Landcruisers with modified Jeep long arm kits, why not? What are your thoughts? Anyone try anything remotely resembling this? Any suggestions aside from stick with all Toyota?