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Looking at an 80

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by vt92, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. vt92

    vt92

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    I am currently looking at a '91 FJ80 with around 150k and stock condition. I know the owner and trust him enough to take his word on how the vehicle has been maintained.

    I know this is highly subjective, but could you guys give me an idea of what this rig is worth? The KBB, NADA and Edmunds values vary from $2800 to about $5000. Most 'asking' prices I see are much higher than that on Autotrader.

    I went back through the 'For Sale' forum and found about 5 vehicles in the '91-'92 range that I would consider similar. Their average asking price was $5200. Does this sound about right?

    I live in the upstate of SC. If any of you local guys could chime in, I would appreciate it.

    Regards,
    Mark Rexrode
     
  2. sportbiker929

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    get a 93 or newer, the 91 and 92 are gutless wonders
     
  3. TiredIronGRB

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    Wrong, 91-92s are great vehicles just not dragsters. No headgasket issues or pesky heater hose problems. If you can get it under $4k and it's in good shape get it. 150k is half life on one, mine has 230K on it and it still runs great and doesn't leak a drop anywhere.
     
  4. ShottsUZJ100

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    93-97 are gutless wonders too. That's OK. Depends on how much $$$z someone wants to spend.
     
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    thats very true.

    I wonder if a V-12 power plant could fit under the hood...?

    Would anyone attempt it if it could?
     
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    if you are a fair wrench get the 91 its easier to work on. if not go newer b/c it makes no diff. but this gutless wonder thing... i disagree i love the 91 , its slow but it gets there and it will keep going, but they all will so go for it. i agree with tired iron pay less than 4k or thereabouts and he's right none of the PHH or HG
     
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    Time & Money. Mostly Money.

    I read an article once about a J**p TJ built for Jessee Ventura. It had a V12 shoved into it and Viper badges. The price, though... If I recall it was well into 6 figures.

    "Speed's all a question of money. How fast you wanna go?" -The grimy mechanic in Mad Max
     
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    Gutless wonders is purely subjective....try driving an FJ55 on 35's with stock gearing...my FZJ with 35's and stock blows it away...


    so if they are gutless wonders....at least they are gutless wonders with factory lockers front/rear and full floater rear ends...

    good thing that 100 series has factory fron...wait...nevermind...:flipoff2: :grinpimp:
     
  9. Beowulf

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    FJBen,
    Please do not feed the trolls. They will go away on their own when technical details are discussed. You start feeding them though, and we'll be subjected to countless contraditory posts with lots of arm waving, bold text, and embellished stories.

    -B-
     
  10. ShottsUZJ100

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    Ya...I can imagine on old 55 that way. Makes sense. I prefer ARB lockers. Instant on and off and stronger.
     
  11. FJBen

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    Sometimes I just can't help myself!!! Trolls gotta eat. ;p

    now for the post...

    there isn't anything wrong with the 92/93 80's at a good price. If you are looking to wheel and such, throw in some lockers/gears/lift and you are golden...especially at a 2,800ish price range!

    If you are looking at more of the 6K price range, go for the 93 and later as they are in that price range now...since the gas crisis, the price is a dropping and you can pick them up cheap with lockers.
     
  12. vt92

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    Thanks

    Thanks to all who replied. Your insights were helpful. :cool:

    My '90 pickup has the 22RE, so an underpowered 80 won't bother me too much!

    -Mark
     
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    Now that this thread seems finished.... What do you think about this one? Based on the numbers in this thread, it seems high, even though it is a '96.

    Here's the rundown:

    1996 FZJ80 Toyota Land Cruiser, 116k, Locked, OME, 33's, ARB, Tint! - $12900

    Seats in good condition
    New windshield ($200)
    New Nippen AC Compressor ($350)
    New Toyota Front Pads ($50)
    Etched factory glass with the vin# to prevent theft
    Running Boards
    Factory Towing package
    3rd Row of Seats
    Factory Front and Rear E-Lockers.
    Power Windows, Locks, Mirrors, Seats and Moonroof
    Full size almost New spare tire

    Upgrades:

    CDL Switch ($58)
    ARB Bumper ($665)
    OME 2.5" Lift, Heavy Front Medium Rears ($775) (2,000 miles on lift)
    Panasonic DVD/MP3 Player ($200)
    Infinity 6.5" Fronts ($75)
    Infinity Kappa 5.25 Rears ($100)
    Optima Redtop ($120) (3 months old)
    Nitto Terra Grappler 285/75/16s with certs from Discount tire ($675) (3,000 Miles)
    High Quality Metalic Tinted Windows ($150)


    Comments?

    Thanks for the advice.... Here's the link...

    http://tucson.craigslist.org/car/185532770.html
     
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    Tucson..... Terra Grapplers.... ARB non-winch.... Wants to buy a 100 Series....

    Sounds like someone has had too much fun in the Sonoran sun. :D

    Run Forest, Run!!!

    -B-
     
  15. Rocky_LC

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    I didn't see any link to Outkast4x4.com in his ad..

    Is it polite to ask the seller to send you a picture of himself before you go look at his truck?

    Rocky
     
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    Too bad... I'm too sluggish...

    Thanks for the help

    Rocky
     
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    Beowolf -

    It sure was that Sonoran Fun - you must be psychic!

    From : SonoranFun <sonoranfun@xxxxxxxxxx.com>
    Sent : Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:24 PM
    To :

    Subject : Re: Is your Land Cruiser still for sale?

    Sold..........
     
  19. vt92

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    As a follow up, what do you guys think the Factory Lockers option is worth? I am thinking about $1k? In other words, if you had two identical 80's, but one had the lockers, how much more would it be worth?
     
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    :princess: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>:flipoff2:
     
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