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imho '93 the best year

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by suvs_sux, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. suvs_sux

    suvs_sux

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    Been indoors as of late cause of the fires, so been surfing and working on my site. Just posted some opinions why I think the '93 80 series is the best over all year......

    http://www.phaster.com/road_trips/land_cruiser.html

    so anyone else in socal stuck inside?
     
  2. Underdog

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    '94 has same tranny
     
  3. Asiarider

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    The best products are always the last in the line ! :D

    So the best LC's are the 97 models :cheers:

    Mike
     
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    The best 80 is the one you own. Especially if it has lockers. It is kind of like deciding which identical twin to ask out :D. Naa, just ask em both out. :beer: :beer:
    Sean
     
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    97's rock. But, I love all my cruisers just the same. All cruisers but VERY different.
     
  6. landtank

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    [quote author=MTNRAT link=board=2;threadid=6929;start=msg57119#msg57119 date=1067553791]
    It is kind of like deciding which identical twin to ask out
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    Always, ALWAYS ask out the younger attentioned starved sister! ;)
     
  7. Jon916996748

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    I like my '93 because it doesnt have that leather crap. Nice brown cloth and lockers, a rare combination. I'd like to say that the tranny is better but from people far more learned than I in the ways of Cruiserdom say that they are basicly the same and 93-94 owners use it to justify their purchase. I do like the exterior of the 93 better than the 95 on. I perfer the Toyota grill apposed to the "T" grill. Also since it is old the body already has scrathches so if I sratched my paint I wouldnt be as concerned as say some of you "Collecters Editions" owners :flipoff2:. Beware the older models thought because while they have age and experience, they are also slower and the seals are wearing down.
     
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  9. suvs_sux

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    The best products are NOT always the last in the line,
    for example why do people interested in guns seek out
    pre 64 winchesters, what about NEW coke of a
    few years ago? I've also got a benz and I know for a
    fact that the diesel engine in my old 300D is much
    more robust than the diesel that engine that was
    placed in the 190 the model that followed.

    Everything kind of depends on what you want to do
    with a product, manufactures like toyota see buyers
    of l.c. now as people with a few extra bucks who drive
    these vehicles mostly in urban areas and don't have
    much skill driving, it takes some effort and skill to drive
    a stick.

    I just wish toyota offered a broad range of cruisers in
    in the states that were geared more toward UTILITY
    than STATUS which is the trend. What I want in
    a land cruiser is a

    s UTILITY vehicle

    not a

    STATUS uv

    When I said the '93 was the best year, it was just my
    opinion based on the logic that if I take a vehicle out
    into the bush it makes sense to me to buy something
    that was in good condition for the least amount of $$$.
    I also discovered that down under where cruisers
    earn their keep, it was possible to get after market
    parts like bigger gas tanks, at the time I built my
    cruiser there were no ready made after market
    larger gas tanks for the 100 series. Now that
    I can afford toys I just wish they sold the product
    I wanted.

    I checked out a 100 series, and even though
    it has a very nice engine, the down side was
    the body IMHO, like for example the wheel
    well fenders which are integrated on the 100 series
    (nice for the city because the sheet metal has
    a nice clean look), but one the 80 you can
    change them out.....

    in the end I'm convinced that any L.C. is one
    hell of a vehicle a cut above the rest in terms of
    quality and engineering.
     
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    Funny thing is, based on the format of your last post, it looks like you either copy and pasted that from another forum, or you typed it in word then posted it here. ::) :-\ :flipoff2:
     
  11. Beowulf

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    And you guys tease me about rambling on and on.

    At least I try to pick topics with substance. :D

    -B-
     
  12. suvs_sux

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    rant was an all, BUT have a
    little problem with my key
    board so I have to cut n paste
    from an eMail program that
    checks my spelling cause
    my keyboard does not
    do "8" "i" "k" or ","

    btw anyone have equipment,
    camping or other misc. tips
    for baja?

    one of the things I've discovered
    is a plastic fuel/water separator from
    marine supply store cost only
    $18 bucks, but some of peace of
    mind
     
  13. Pitbull

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    I agree that the 93's and 94's have that big old bus transmission that I don't think you can break. I like my 95 because it is mine and I know it inside and out. Know how it's been treated and maintained. Also like the thick leather seats :D
     
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    Sux,
    You can buy keyboards for about $10.
    Stand it on one end and tap it smartly on the table a few times. Repeat on the other end.
    -B-