I mean, I know you switched to a 200.... But other than getting rid of torsion bars, nothing else on a 200 interests me. It's not about affordability or anything, each time I drive a 200 I still like my 100 more.200 series front diffs across the world are laughing their arses off over this one…
I still love 100s and I’m constantly amazed at there capability on the trail. There is a lot more going on than just the front suspension though. For example if the 100 had the more sophisticated atrac with mts thst the 200 has I doubt a front diff would ever get blownI mean, I know you switched to a 200.... But other than getting rid of torsion bars, nothing else on a 200 interests me. It's not about affordability or anything, each time I drive a 200 I still like my 100 more.
You also wheel extremely hard, so maybe you broke one, but I regeared and locked the front and no issues so far.
Legit thought you had a garbage can swing out on the rear bumper for a second there...JMHO, I'm a converted Jeep guy. Loved my YJ but the more you add the more problems you get. They break, CEL always a thing. Was always looking for a LC and finally pulled the trigger and sold mine. No matter what series you have it will down right push the limits. Before I bought her, I wanted to run the same trails as my Jeep. SOLD! Looking forward to beating my LC on new trails and adventures.
They are amazing rigs...,
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Grew up in South America & Africa (Parents in the military), there was always a 'running battle' between who made the most reliable "SUV's" in that realm. Land Rovers (109 & 88") & Land Cruisers. Got to work on both, the LC's were always more reliable & the parts were more accessible. I learned to drive their old sticks & the LC went 25-30mph faster than the LR's w/o so much as any kind of 'breaking a sweat' or strain, fuel consumption. Here's a tidbit....the UN has purchased & has on the 'roads'[loosely used to describe them in some 3rd world countries] over 10,000 of the LC's, mostly FJ100's & 200's.I’m a relatively new owner of a 100-series. This is my first Toyota. I’m in the process of restoring it: removing and treating rust, rebuilding suspension components, engine maintenance and interior refresh. I keep asking myself if I should have just bought a newer 200-series. I assume the cost is a big driver for many choosing the 100 series; however, are there any other reasons to go for a 100-series? I’m looking for something to remind myself to stick with it. Thank you all for your thoughts.
I know 'people', who could make that happen? Of course Your mpg's Will be 1/2 that of a Corvette, but You'd def. be a badazz in the FJ100 community? (not me mind You, the most exotic I've ever been is a 2.4l Toy Celica engine & 5 spd swap in to an MGA, but there are folks round these parts that put Caddy engines in Fieros and 350v8's in Miatas? Getting the 5.7 in an FJ100, & sync'ed up computer wise(probably the harder part of the whole setup)is a walk in the park for some 'skilled operators'?I really like my 100 but man what I’d do to have that 5.7L in it. That would be perfect size with perfect engine!
Amen & Amen! Mods Indeed Are!Yep, in exactly the same boat. Crucially the 100 was "just buy it" (way cheaper years ago, not as easy now) instead of "finance it".
Mods are more fun than car payments.
I wouldn't be 'sweating' for at least a few more years? That was also wife's concern in purchasing our '02 last summer, especially w/all the "Supply Chain" Concerns....A.T.T. there were 100,000+ parts listed (NIB, not 'used, 'recycled') on Ebay for Fj100's/LX470's. I've purchased probably 5k in expected spares, because we're going to be driving our little bad boy for a Very Long Time, promise. Whenever I learn of something "NLA", I go buy 3. Soon I'm going to need an additional garage bay for 'parts'.is the NLA of parts really starting to be an issue with the 100 series? Luckily i haven't had to replace much since getting mine last year, but that worries me. My 22 year old 100 feels better than most modern cars to me