FJ80 vs FZJ80 (1 Viewer)

Joined
Aug 22, 2017
Messages
2,362
Location
Los Angeles
Get whatever floats your boat. I swear I am done with this debate....
I would never touch a 1FZ-FE now that i have owned a 3FE for almost 8 yrs now.
But i am not your normal JOE and HG is not my cup of tea i want to do PM on.
 
Joined
May 6, 2008
Messages
1,493
Location
Loomis, Ca
If you wanna go a step above the fj80 and fzj80 move up to the LX-450..way more power, killer gas mileage, lighter, there’s no head gasket, and it’s Toyota’s flagship princess …it makes one feel empowered and smarter to have the best of the lineups..😉
 

COYS

SILVER Star
Joined
Feb 27, 2018
Messages
2,095
Location
Los Santos
If you wanna go a step above the fj80 and fzj80 move up to the LX-450..way more power, killer gas mileage, lighter, there’s no head gasket, and it’s Toyota’s flagship princess …it makes one feel empowered and smarter to have the best of the lineups..😉
Def the illest... “Lexus LX four and a half / bulletproof glass tint case I want some 🍑

-Philosopher Notorious
 
Joined
Aug 22, 2017
Messages
2,362
Location
Los Angeles
If you wanna go a step above the fj80 and fzj80 move up to the LX-450..way more power, killer gas mileage, lighter, there’s no head gasket, and it’s Toyota’s flagship princess …it makes one feel empowered and smarter to have the best of the lineups..😉
I am sure in a few years all those claddings will be NLA and ppl will be asking for a kidney in return for them, but on the brighter note, all those extra holes on your sheet metal leftover might be a weight savings...lol
 

Broski

I love Wheelin my 80
SILVER Star
Joined
Dec 3, 2015
Messages
4,543
Location
Morro Bay, At the edge of the Pacific ocean
Get whatever floats your boat. I swear I am done with this debate....
I would never touch a 1FZ-FE now that i have owned a 3FE for almost 8 yrs now.
But i am not your normal JOE and HG is not my cup of tea i want to do PM on.
🤪
I am sure in a few years all those claddings will be NLA and ppl will be asking for a kidney in return for them, but on the brighter note, all those extra holes on your sheet metal leftover might be a weight savings...lol
But But But
you just said you were done.
Impossible your always the first to jump on the bandwagon.
And the LX 450 post was in complete humor.
None of us are normal Joe’s or we wouldn’t be posting in this stupid thread🤪😂😆

Can’t wait to go wheeling with you and the cute cattle dog some day.

The Best cruiser ever is the one you own.

Cheers
 
Joined
Aug 22, 2017
Messages
2,362
Location
Los Angeles
🤪

But But But
you just said you were done.
Impossible your always the first to jump on the bandwagon.
And the LX 450 post was in complete humor.
None of us are normal Joe’s or we wouldn’t be posting in this stupid thread🤪😂😆

Can’t wait to go wheeling with you and the cute cattle dog some day.

The Best cruiser ever is the one you own.

Cheers
I am really done for real. You are in Morro Bay right, that's only a couple hrs away from LA.
I swear I get worked up over stupid posts on MUD and I don't even stress at work...
 

Broski

I love Wheelin my 80
SILVER Star
Joined
Dec 3, 2015
Messages
4,543
Location
Morro Bay, At the edge of the Pacific ocean
I am really done for real. You are in Morro Bay right, that's only a couple hrs away from LA.
I swear I get worked up over stupid posts on MUD and I don't even stress at work...
Yep just a few hours away, shoot me a PM always looking to get out on the trail.
Small group of us will be in JV veterans day weekend if you don’t already have plans 😉
 
Joined
Jan 8, 2012
Messages
1,070
If you wanna go a step above the fj80 and fzj80 move up to the LX-450..way more power, killer gas mileage, lighter, there’s no head gasket, and it’s Toyota’s flagship princess …it makes one feel empowered and smarter to have the best of the lineups..😉
I actually like my 93 over my LX450, even though LX is in way better shape and only has 86k. The reason: The dash. Can’t stand the newer dash.
 

Ozark Bushwalker

SILVER Star
Joined
Aug 20, 2021
Messages
1,006
Location
Northwest Arkansas
At this point why not import an 80 series with the 1HD-FT?
Great response! But i would like to add the cast iron block and head heat and cool at the same expansion rate, fzj is alum and iron = dissimilar metals. Every time i turn my fzj on and off my ahole puckers, because i know that im much closer to blowing my HG. For the 3fe carry an extra 20’ of vacuum hose and it will take you to south America and back. Just not that fast and your wallet will be a lot lighter.

Bring MAF cleaner on the road for both thou. On the fj for opening up the throttle body vacuum intake ports and fzj for cleaning the MAF sensor.

For the 3fe, upgrade the drive flange to the fzj, go into low, put on air lockers, a winch, carry boards, keep your tires smallish (i know im gonna get s*** for this one) and ur fine

I once heard that the 10 best toyota engineers worked on the land cruiser, so it was able to operate in Third World countries with minimal maintenance and with the small OEM tires it would lose traction before It broke something in the drive line.

One last thing, if u want to pass smog on a 3fe take off the negative battery cable 1 mile before the shop and reset the time on the clock. Dont ask me how i know…..gotta love the paperclip!!! No computer port to connect to.
I often wonder why Toyota didn’t use an aluminium block to prevent this issue..
 

COYS

SILVER Star
Joined
Feb 27, 2018
Messages
2,095
Location
Los Santos
I actually like my 93 over my LX450, even though LX is in way better shape and only has 86k. The reason: The dash. Can’t stand the newer dash.
Lol beauty beholder. I can’t stand the Camry dash. You have a tough world class 4x4 and then they port over this swoopy ufo looking thing that belongs in a Ford Taurus.

The G, defender all have a similar blocky, functional dash design which is why T improved the interior breed.

only thing I like about the 3fe is the steering wheel over the bagged.
 
Joined
Jan 8, 2012
Messages
1,070
Lol beauty beholder. I can’t stand the Camry dash. You have a tough world class 4x4 and then they port over this swoopy ufo looking thing that belongs in a Ford Taurus.

The G, defender all have a similar blocky, functional dash design which is why T improved the interior breed.

only thing I like about the 3fe is the steering wheel over the bagged.
😂😂. See, I think the opposite. Every time I get in the LX I expect it to smell like an old, and expect some cranky old boomer lawyer to thank me for valeting his vehicle. It’s the dash and the brown color that don’t do it for me.
 
Joined
Aug 5, 2010
Messages
5,675
Location
Colorado
Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder

ten_with_a_two.jpg
 
Joined
Oct 22, 2003
Messages
4,550
Location
Juneau, AK
Dear Road Apple

My God! What a comprehensive response! Thank you and to all who replied to this post. Lots of great Point of Views. All you guys are fantastic!

Al G

I actually like my 93 over my LX450, even though LX is in way better shape and only has 86k. The reason: The dash. Can’t stand the newer dash.
Road Apple forgot to mention that detail. Indeed, the dashes change in '95, right? I much prefer the later dash in the 80 series. Similar to the 60 vs. 62, the later dash is better IMO.

Meanwhile, it appears that the OP was done with this thread on Monday. :)
 
Joined
Jan 8, 2012
Messages
1,070
Road Apple forgot to mention that detail. Indeed, the dashes change in '95, right? I much prefer the later dash in the 80 series. Similar to the 60 vs. 62, the later dash is better IMO.

Meanwhile, it appears that the OP was done with this thread on Monday. :)
Yeah he’s out. But we’ll all take any opportunity to jabber.
 

Broski

I love Wheelin my 80
SILVER Star
Joined
Dec 3, 2015
Messages
4,543
Location
Morro Bay, At the edge of the Pacific ocean
That why there so many make models and colors we’re all individuals that have different tastes.
I prefer the early dash 😂
 

Ozark Bushwalker

SILVER Star
Joined
Aug 20, 2021
Messages
1,006
Location
Northwest Arkansas
Dropped sleeves like Land Rover😥
Well engines like the 1UZ and 1GR have Al blocks and they don't give anything up on the 1FZ in terms of reliability. I get that cast iron blocks are stronger, but that's only a factor under high boost. So I wonder why they insisted on keeping the iron block when switching to Al heads, knowing the dissimilar expansions could cause HG issues.
 
Joined
Nov 9, 2012
Messages
13,240
Location
Olathe, KS, USA

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom