Tanner's 96' FZJ80 Build

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  1. 06Yoda

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    I bought my first Landcruiser in April 2016 after years of deliberation and conflict about selling my beloved 2006 Toyota Tacoma. I absolutely loved that truck but something always kept bugging me internally about getting rid of it and was never fully satisfied. I finally convinced myself to keep it and gave up entirely looking for a Landcruiser of some sort when my wife decided to jump on Craigslist and said, “I think I found the one”. So I called up the gentleman who owned it and he sold it to me within 2hrs. I am now the proud third owner of this excellent vehicle. I absolutely love this machine and have no regrets, but do miss a few things about the Tacoma.

    Special Thanks to:

    My Wife- For tirelessly putting up with me and my hobby and also finding the “Cruiser”

    Greg Miller Toyota(Lemon Grove)- For them hooking me up for parts and their awesome customer service.

    Landcrshr(Ron)- For taking the time, effort, and patience to walk me through multiple wiring projects and seeing it through to the end. Thanks again Ron.

    Switchpros- For their unmatched customer service and support. Truly a great company and product.

    Just Differentials(Murph)- For their awesome customer service and recommendations for my build.

    Zuk(Ken)- For doing a sweet job on my F/R Gear and ARB Locker install. Thanks again Ken

    SUMMIT CRUISERS Jr (Garrett)- For providing a great well designed rear bumper.

    SleeOffroad- For providing awesome products and great communication.


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    MODS

    1996 FZJ80
    114K miles (at time of purchase) 119k Current
    7-pin CDL Switch Installed
    ARB Front and Rear Lockers (Utilizing Stock Switch)
    4.88 Nitro Front & Rear Gears
    Stage 4 Intermediate "Slinky Long Travel" Kit
    3" Autocraft Intermediate Slinky coils (Waiting For the right ones)
    Autocraft spec - Icon 2.5 shocks 14" travel W/CDC Compression Adj.
    1.5" Aluminum swaybar drops
    1.5" bumpstop extensions
    Slee Caster Plates
    Wits End DC Front Shaft
    Slee Front Bumper
    Slee Sliders
    Slee Adjustable Panhards Front and Rear
    Slee Rear Lower Control Arms
    Slee Rear Upper Adj. Control Arms
    Slee SS Braided Brake Lines
    DBA T3 Slotted Rotors W/Akebono Ceramic 100 Series Fronts and 80 Rear Pads
    OME Steering Damper
    Custom Rear Bumper Swingout (Summit Cruisers Jr.)
    315/75R16 Kelly Safari TSR Bead Balanced W/Tyre Beads 8oz. ea.
    Stock 16x8 Wheels
    Black Oak LED 10" Dual Row Front Light Bar
    Black Oak LED 2x 2x2 Pods
    Black Oak LED Diffused Rear Bumper Lights
    Switch Pros 8100 8 Switch Pod
    ARB Twin Compressor
    Group 35 X2 Power AGM Battery

    Not Yet Installed/Future
    Snorkel
    Go Treads
    Winch
    Rear View & Front View Camera
     
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    WOW. Gorgeous 80 you have there! Looking forward to this thread.
     
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    Thanks TEQ, I appreciate it.
     
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    Just a few updates and pictures to go with some of my recent outings around SoCal. This 80 is truly amazing!! It handles better than my Tacoma did.

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    Well damn great intro! Simple styling and super clean rig!

    Could you post a side view pic? I'll be installing a 3 inch lift on my 80.. trying to get a few ideas of what to expect
     
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    Thanks bro. I appreciate it!

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    I really like that tire swing-out! Can you post some info?
     
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    No worries! The swing-out is very stout and definitely overbuilt (Good Thing) and could handle bigger than a 35" tire if moved up to allow the handle to drop down. Really nice bumper and will be adding my Hi Lift custom mount to it shortly.
     
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    This rig is awesome...Nice, clean build without going crazy.
     
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    Thanks bro. I really appreciate!
     
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    Looking great! Looks like you're putting it to good use!
     
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    Thanks bro I appreciate it!! This bumper is a beast thanks for letting me snag one from you. I'll post more when I get the hi lift on.
     
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    Very cool 80, I like the mods. Keep the updates coming on how the suspension works. Red 80's catch a bit of hate from some but cleaned up and with the right mods it looks amazing. Oh, and that is one damn cool wife you have, lucky you that she found a great rig.
     
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    My cool wife spotted this 91 for sale and checked it out, another nod to the red cruiser
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    Nice!! That is really clean as well.
     
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    Thanks bro. I appreciate it! Yea the suspension is awesome. Performs hands down better than my previous one on my truck. Yea I'm glad my wife didn't give up on the search because we are both happier now:cheers:
     
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    I need to update this more often. Had a really fun camping trip with my family up in Sequoia/Kings Canyon & Yosemite back in March. Still tons of snow so didn't get to see everything but still really cool nonetheless. 20170410_151846.jpg 20170410_181501.jpg 20170409_152540.jpg
     
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