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I would like to say this place is great and a big thanks goes out to Woody. I have learned a great deal from everyone and this is a great site.

My 1995 FZJ-80 has been in the family since day one. My father ran a few local dealerships and one of them happened to be a Toyota store so he bought a Land Cruiser. That was May of 95 and almost 11 years later it looks completely different. I got the truck from him in 2002 with 145K on the clock and earlier today I just past 221K. Great thing I love about this truck is that I know that it has been taken care of and will last a good while to go.

Now for the fun stuff.

I have built my truck up over the last two years and I know it will never end. It all started when my front bumper got ripped off one night in DC and I put the ARB on. Then I had to add the lights and everything else just kind of followed.

Current Mods:
ARB front bumper
OME 2.5 heavies up front and mediums in the rear
Slee light harnesses
Hanna Quality sliders
TJM rear bumper w/ swingout tire carrier
ARB front and rear locking diffs
slee air manifold
4.56 gears
285/75/16 BFG at
Warn xd9000 winch w/ synthetic line
IPF 800 driving lights
Uniden pro 520 xl w/ Wilson 3ft on the ARB
Alpine head unit w/ iPod in the glove box
LEDs in the doors and overheads
HIRs. (when they burn out I am going back to PIAAs)
OEM diff lock switch with lights in the dash
CDL switch
OEM cupholder
And a personal favorite, lights in the foot wells for when I drop crap at night.

Bling:
LX corners
Clear turn signals

Future Mods:
Some kind of storage system in the back
Snorkel?

I know I am forgetting some stuff but will make sure to add it when I get a chance
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cb mounting

I think all cbs look bad no matter where they are, so I wanted mine out of sight. I also put an external speaker under the driver seat so I can hear the cb with my music on.
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alpine head unit

I went with the alpine so I could hook up my iPod. I looked at all my options and figured placing it in the glove box would be the best spot.
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diff lock switch...

I wanted to keep the OEM look as much as possible so I had my ARBs retrofitted to the OEM switch. I didnt want an ugly ARB switch for my compressor so I bought a rear defroster switch that controls it to keep the factory look.
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Leds

I was looking around at putting LEDs in the truck and I came across www.autolumination.com They were cheap which was a plus, I a figured that I would give them a whirl. I like them a lot in the door and the overheads are nice but not as bright as George's. Considering I outfitted the entire truck for the cost of one of George's I cant really complain right now.
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Foot well lights.

Because I drop stuff all of the time I decided I needed some extra lighting down there. I went to radio shack, got a switch and some $5 lights off of eBay shipped. Rates real high on the bling scale but very functional at night.
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Thanks Ken,

I really like the 4.56s with te 285s. It feels a lot peppier around town and on the highway. I dont plan on going any bigger than 33's for awhile so the 4.56 will do just fine.
 
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Tony looks like you've done some nice mods since last year at CMCC. Nice wrire up.
 
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Looks like a great rig, especially with 221K miles on it! It's very clean for the mileage. I like your out-of-sight install of the CB and I-Pod.

How do you like your winch (do you wish you went larger?) and what did you do to modify the ARB for the synthetic line?

:cheers:
 
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Nice truck, Tony! I like the CB install.

But one thing is bothering me about it. . .

Third Eye Blind?!?! :D
 
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Montana Cruiser said:
How do you like your winch (do you wish you went larger?) and what did you do to modify the ARB for the synthetic line?

:cheers:

Thanks for the kind words. I bought a Marlin Crawler Hawse fairlead and that is it. I am thinking about chopping the roller fairlead guide off but cant make up my mind yet.

I also think 9k was the right choice and figure that and a snatch block will get me out of anything that I am going to get into. If not, I hope im wheeling with reffug and his 12k
 
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Ditto on the CB install.

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Sweet Rig. Ya Got To Love The Fact That The 4.56 Gears And The Arb's Get Used.
 

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