Looking for an 80 next year???

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by norville, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. norville

    norville

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    Hey folks,

    I have few Q's for you guy's. I have an 88 fj62. And overall I love it. I'd prefer a standard (don't we all) power is OK and the mileage is bad. But for a vehicle that was only supposed to get me by for a year as a play toy. It's now my DD and family go getter. I had to invest a total of about $200 over 3 years. Got to love that.

    So to the point. The rockers are getting kinda bad, I have a 1/2 broken leaf in one of my packs and the rear lift gate is rotting around the window. It has 280K and the wife is afraid to drive it. Lastly with 3 kids it's getting kinda tight in there. There are no shoulder harnesses in the rear for the kids and my 11yr old has to ride up front.

    Ford chevy they have nothing to offer me.(maybe a pre 90 burb) So I thought a 4runner v6 std. Then I started to look into 80's some have really dropped into my price range. Under 5K.

    So is an 80 gunna be larger inside? Don't some come with jump seats? Perhaps a little more refined for family life. How do the 91-92's compare in drivability to the fj62's. The same?? I know this is a touchy question but are the 93 up any better?


    You folks that have made the switch from 60's to 80's regrets???

    I'd really lile to keep the 62 but I've pretty much made up my mind to move on.


    thanks

    bob
     
  2. re_guderian

    re_guderian SILVER Star

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    Yep. Shoulda done it several years sooner. :) I had an '83 FJ60. Seating is better, most have 3rd row jump seats so you can seat 7. I took 4 adults and my 2 kids wheeling with all our junk. Nice. There is a lot of reading you can do to get educated, like the FAQ here and the guide on Slee's site.
     
  3. Kaderabek

    Kaderabek SILVER Star

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    FJ62

    Engine

    4.0 liter OHV Inline 6 cyl.

    Fuel System

    Electronic Fuel Injection

    Horsepower

    155 @ 4000 rpm

    Torque

    220 ft-lbs. @ 3000 rpm

    Transmission

    ECT 4-Speed Automatic

    Wheelbase

    107.5 in.

    Length

    184.0 in.

    Width

    70.9 in.

    Height

    68.9 in.

    Track, F/R

    58.5/57.9 in.

    Cargo Storage

    98 cu. ft.

    Towing Capacity

    3500 lbs.

    Suspension

    Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

    Brakes, F/R

    Power Ventilated Disc/Drum

    Curb Weight

    4480 lbs.

    Clearance

    8.1 in.

    Fuel Capacity

    23.8 gal.

    MPG Estimate

    12/19


    FJ80

    Engine

    4.0 Liter 155-bhp OHV inline 6 cyl.

    Fuel System

    Electronic Fuel Injection

    Horsepower

    155 @ 4000 rpm

    Torque

    220 ft-lbs. @ 3000 rpm

    Transmission

    4 Speed Automatic

    Wheelbase

    112.2 in.

    Length

    188.2 in.

    Width

    72.0 in.

    Height

    70.3 in.

    Track, F/R

    60.4/62.2 in.

    Cargo Storage

    97.3 cu. ft.

    Towing Capacity

    3500

    Suspension

    Coil

    Brakes, F/R

    disc/drum

    Curb Weight

    4595 lbs.

    Clearance

    8.1 in.

    Fuel Capacity

    25.1 gal

    MPG Estimate

    12/15


    FZJ80

    Engine

    4.5 Liter DOHC 24 valve Inline 6 cyl.

    Fuel System

    Electronic Fuel Injection

    Horsepower

    212 @ 4600 rpm

    Torque

    275 ft-lbs. @ 3200 rpm

    Transmission

    4 Speed Automatic

    Wheelbase

    112.2 in

    Length

    189.8 in.

    Width

    76.0 in.

    Height

    73.6 in.

    Track, F/R

    62.8/63 in.

    Cargo Storage

    90.9 cu. ft.

    Towing Capacity

    5000

    Suspension

    Coil

    Brakes, F/R

    disc/disc, ABS

    Curb Weight

    4760 lbs.

    Clearance

    8.1 in.

    Fuel Capacity

    25.1 gal.

    MPG Estimate

    12/15


    No regrets.

    TJK
     
  4. norville

    norville

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    So, the fj80 has the same specs as my 62 but 100lbs+ heavier and auto locking hubs. How much does that hurt the performance? Or is not noticable compared to the 62? I'd really like a little more power but I realize the cost on the Z80. Parts and inital vehicle.

    bob
     
  5. Kaderabek

    Kaderabek SILVER Star

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    Go drive both vehicles.

    TJK
     
  6. norville

    norville

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    Kaderabek, good point but, I'll probably only get a 20min feel for the thing and if I can use the experience of this forum all the better. Besides I'm a impulse buyer, That's how I got the 62 I have now. It was well taken care of before I got it, just the timing was off a tooth and it had a vacuume leak. My intentions were to fix and or part it out. That's when I had lot's of time and a lot less kids/house.

    I don't have to decide or even think about it until next spring/summer or if this one dies.


    bob
     
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