What’s everyone driving when you leave your LC home?

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I drive my 80 quite often, say 500-600 miles a month. It’s think it’s the perfect vehicle other than mpg. Everyone’s always saying how slow their 80s are which I don’t really agree with. They’re obviously not fast but how fast are y’all trying to go?? I’ve desired passing power and maybe some more grunt on steep hills but for the most part I can accelerate/cruise just as i need without really wringing it out. I split the rest of my driving time between a Subaru Outback 3.6 and some seasonal summer cars, all of which are faster than the 80 but the performance of the 1fz feels just right for the platform. I’m also a speed limit guy maybe straying +/-5mph. Im on 33s, a 2.5in lift and stock gearing. But I would LOVE to LS swap eventually.
 
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My 100 has always been my daily then gave it to my son last month I then drove the 200 then to save an extra 2mpg I am now driving the stock 200😊. My 80s stay home
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I bought a 1978 Ramcharger in 2000 and had it 15 years. I drove it daily four years. It ran Rubicon many times and ended up on tons, fuel injected, MSD, caged, and had an NP435 backed by an Atlas 4 speed, WRX seats front and back and 39.5 IROKS. 358:1 in first gear and double low range. I named it Detroit Steel. The bodies aren’t worth squat but everything below is a win.
 
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A 1966 Magirus Deutz (made in Germany) ex fire engine as the family camper ... 9,5l V6 aircooled diesel, permanent 4x4, center difflock 12.00R20 and a 1980 Steyr Puch Pinzgauer (made in Austria): 2,5l aircooled in line petrol engine 90 hp, central tube frame, portals, triple locked, as medical car for desert rallies in North Africa and mountain rescue in the bavarian alps ... regards from Bavaria, home of the beamers .... Simon
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@moekon165 I spy a similar paint scheme behind that building.
 
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A 1966 Magirus Deutz (made in Germany) ex fire engine as the family camper ... 9,5l V6 aircooled diesel, permanent 4x4, center difflock 12.00R20 and a 1980 Steyr Puch Pinzgauer (made in Austria): 2,5l aircooled in line petrol engine 90 hp, central tube frame, portals, triple locked, as medical car for desert rallies in North Africa and mountain rescue in the bavarian alps ... regards from Bavaria, home of the beamers .... Simon
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These are too cool. Are those pictures taken on German landscapes or have you taken them on long trips?
 
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Finding myself more and more driving my '97 80-series exclusively. When I'm not it'll be either my second-owner '00 BMW E39 M5 or I-bought-it-new '95 Jeep YJ.

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M5 stays in the garage so long as there's snow, salt or brine on the roads. It's a ridiculous car, literally a thug in a business suit.

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Last few years the Jeep's seeing most of its' use during the sunnier, topless Spring and Summer months. Actually haven't put the soft-top or hardtop up in years.
 
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