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The perfect 80

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Toyminater, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Toyminater

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    so when it come to FJ80s, FZJ80 and HDJ80s what would you combine parts wise of any year of an 80 if Cruiserdan gave you free acces to heaven (parts department at Toyota) I know most would choose the turbo diesel and the A442 tranny and the diff locks from 94-97, what other parts would you use from what year and why?

    Just curious of what each person likes about what year 80, and if they could buiols their own (with OEM) what would u have used.
     
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  2. CELICA XX

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    I like the Lexus badge.








    * runs and hides *
     
  3. Grench

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    A US licensed diesel engine and factory rear AC... Umm... Maybe ambulance doors for unique factor. Although I do like the tailgate combo so I can sit on the tailgate in a light rain under the lift gate.

    I can see the responses now, "You SIT on your Tailgate?"
     
  4. Toyminater

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    The "L" is cool as well as the later model "T" sombrero The L stands for Land Cruiser right?! LMAO it could very well
     
  5. alkaline747trio

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    Early LC80 grill, Euro/Jap Headlights, the hood/fender mounted mirrors, A440 non VC tranny or H151, part time t-case, locking hubs, 1HD-T, cable lockers, rear AC, sued interior, clear lenses all around, and the factory armrest fridge/freezer. I do believe that covers all the Toyota options I would like to have in my LC80.
     
  6. gnx7

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    duplicate one like Alkalines for me.... just make it champagne color to hide the dirt and make sure the pink panties are being worn by a hot chick instead of stored in the glove box like my current LX450 gas gobbler.
     
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    What is the A442 tranny ? manual or auto ? why special ?
     
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    Automatic, used in the Cruisers until 94.... supposed to be a little most robust.
     
  9. Tapage

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    Combined with part time t-case and cable lockers .. uff in my dreams .. ( not to mention the 1HD-T engine with some intercooler stuff ) :D
     
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    440 and 442 are the same basic tranny, but the 440 doesn't have viscous couplers, I prefer it over the 442 due to more simplicity.
     
  11. Toyminater

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    and dont forget the 93 2.2kw starter!! (for those of us using a gas engine)
     
  12. locrwln1

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    For me and my wife, we have discussed it at length and "built" the perfect factory 80 in our head. Here is what we came up with. Turbo Diesel, 5spd, part-time t-case, factory lockers, cloth interior. I do like the power windows, locks and cruise control. But other than that, if I could buy new, that is what I would go for.

    Jack
     
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  14. wussyPup

    wussyPup just another ex-VI Cruiser

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    Start with what I've got and then...

    Upgrade to a 1HD-FTE giving 151 kW@3400 and 430 Nm@1800 instead of 115kW@3800 and 357 Nm@1800 in the 1HD-T
    Keep the A442F, but get the Extreme valve body for 3'rd gear lock up (it's on its way now)
    Keep the FR/RR elockers and full time 4WD
    Add PTO winch
    Maybe move the steering wheel to the left hand side
    Somehow keep the JDM inner fogs, but with a LHD lens pattern, and with the in-cab height adjusting dial that they get in Europe.
    Keep the rear heat and add rear AC.
    Add centre console cooler.
    Keep the grey cloth interior, power windows/locks/mirrors.
    White paint.
    Keep the FF/RR disk brakes, but upgrade to the later style 16" wheels.
    Get the offset rear license plate holder, but not the rear tyre carrier - have to go aftermarket for that.

    Heh! This is fun. :D
     
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    alkaline- the viscous coupling is in the transfer case and is independent of the transmission, although it is true that the A440F was paired with the non-VC-TC and the A442F was paired with the VC-TC in US 80s. The A442F just added electronic controls to the A440F, IIRC.

    P.S. The A343F is a better tranny than either of those A44XF trannies. :flipoff2:
     
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    Suede is a PAIN to clean. I'd prefer a vinyl or cloth interior and with a rubber mat instead of carpet.

    So basically duplicate alkaline's 80, change the suede to cloth and swap out the carpet with rubber mats. And add the factory rear tire carrier, and swap out the aluminum wheels on the US versions with the steel wheels found everywhere else in the world.
     
  17. alkaline747trio

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    Ahh, I thought there was a factory tire carrier, but wasn't sure. So add that to my list. And oh yea, I like the Factory Al. rims. And scratch the carpet like KC said, and make it bare floor for rhino lining (unless Mr. T made that an option).

    So the only difference between the 440 and 442 is electronic controls? Who wants those anyways?
     
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    in-cab adjusting dial???

    How does that in-cab height adjusting dial work/fit/operate?
     
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    It rotates the aim of the bulb up and down with a rolling swich style thing.
     
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    Mine is a 95 Jap specs .. H442F with part time t-case .. :D

    Also I would add this to my perfect 80 series ..

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