View Full Version : 100 pics for Mendocino

01-31-2010, 04:38 PM
And anyone else that's interested. I can't wait for summer.

01-31-2010, 04:46 PM
:thumb: What size tires and is that stock height?

01-31-2010, 05:26 PM
I see first 3 pictures. Where's the other 97? :)

01-31-2010, 05:57 PM
OK here goes my speech on the 100 series. Tires are 295.75.16 that size will fit with no lift. Most 100 owners run 285's. The lift does not affect the size of tire that will fit. It it didn't fit before the lift it won't fit after the lift. unless you lower the bump stops and decrease the upward travel. I have a Slee lift kit that consists of OME thicker torsion bars and a front diff lowering kit. The OME t-bars only increase the spring rate to allow use of the heavier front bumper and winch. They do not "lift" the truck. The lift is accomplished by adjusting the initial position of the t-bars. the OME shocks (front) are the same travel as the factory. Really all you change is the position the truck sits within the travel of the suspension. Think of the minute hand on a clock. the travel is from 10min past to 20min past. factory setting is say 13min past. I set mine to 17min. This can be done with the factory t-bars or an aftermarket. Spring rate changes with the thickness of the t-bar (spring.) The diff drop kit lowers the front diff to reduce wear on the CV axles at the taller setting. The rear springs are just like 80 series. I run OME863 and OME shocks. The Lexus models came with an Adjustable Height Control. Lexus owners move the sensors to trick the AHC into being set at high all the time. (basically a free lift)

OK that was the long winded version of 2.5" and 33's

I have armored it with Slee stepsliders and t-case belly pan, ARB BullBar, and thicker rear lower control arms. The rear bumper was build by Irbis they cut 3" off the back of the frame and integrated the 2" receiver. (I probably wouldn't do that again) I gained 5" of clearance over factory tow.

I take the hubcaps off when i leave the pavement. They break and are $40 each. The 100 wheels do not have as much off set so the hubcaps stick out further than on an 80. Also the bolt patern is differnt than 80's. It's 5 on 150mm a size shared with 08+tundras, 105 series and 79series offered other parts of the world.

I chose the 100 over the 80 because I didn't plan to go over 33's, wanted the extra power of the v8, better gas milage, heated leather seats. It's just a little nicer inside too. Rear windows go all the way down, rear seats recline. I can fit 3 full sized kid seats in the 2nd row too. I believe overall it is 1" wider than an 80 but if sure feels bigger inside.

It is not my intention to turn this into a 100 is better than 80 thread. If I were building a hardcore rig on 35's 80 would be preferable IMO.

My truck meets my needs. 98-99 are going for under $10k. These are not rich guy only trucks. LandCruiser reliability. 4.30 factory gearing, factory locker, fit 33 with no lift.

01-31-2010, 06:01 PM
Non believers?

01-31-2010, 06:48 PM
I believe. There are many times I wish I had a 100. In fact I was originally planning on a 100 series when I found my very low mile 80. I don't have any regrets with the 80. But for what 90% of us use the 80 series for a 100 whould do it just as good. And better around town as a DD.

I've always liked your truck since the first time I saw it at the Meadow Mt trail head.

01-31-2010, 07:56 PM
Non believers?

01-31-2010, 08:34 PM
Anyone that has watched you or Three Wheel Ben wheel their 100s knows that a 100 can keep up with an 80 on 90%+ of the trails :)

Oh and just FYI...I'd like the better power of the V8 and better gas mileage too :thumb:

That said, the 80's rear windows go all the way down (except the sliver of window at the back which doesn't move), I can open my 3rd row windows, the rear seats can recline (with Nakman's mod), and I can fit 3 full sized kids (haven't tried seats) in the 2nd row AND 3rd row (added a middle seat belt to the 3rd row). :hill:

Knowing what I know now though...I'd probably still have the LX for me but would have looked for a 100 series for the :Princess: instead of another 80...Although having 2 helps teach me how to fix them...I can practice on my LX and apply what I learn not to do on the other one :lmao:

01-31-2010, 09:19 PM
They're growing on me. The 4.7L in my Tundra is helping with that :D

01-31-2010, 09:29 PM
I'll help out with number 5&6:cheers:


02-01-2010, 08:53 AM
Non believers?

That truck is the shiznit. Michele and I got a chance to ride in it at HC when the 40 went lameO at the creek. Very cushy.....+ Farnham knows how to drive :bowdown:

02-01-2010, 09:14 AM
Imagine what it could do with Farnham and a SAS...



You can borrow my plasma cutter...

02-01-2010, 09:42 AM
SAS swap? it must be a mini-truck thing? I chose to get one of these and stop coveting the SAS. 1/2 the price and twice the fun. "thou shall not covet thy neighbors SAS"

02-01-2010, 10:04 AM
SAS swap? it must be a mini-truck thing?
Not every mini trucker gives a crap about SAS. The IFS didn't fail me on the Rubicon, what more can I ask?


02-01-2010, 10:07 AM
Not every mini trucker gives a crap about SAS.


Flexy is sexy :eek:

02-01-2010, 10:19 AM
Not every mini trucker gives a crap about SAS. The IFS didn't fail me on the Rubicon, what more can I ask?


Well, you COULD ask for that driver's front to actually be in contact with the ground... I suppose... or... for a steering system with non-disposable idler arm.

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Yeah, must be a minitruck thing. I am sure Christo would NEVER sas a 100.
:cheers: :lmao:

I agree. Never covet your neighbor's SAS. Do your own. LOL

02-01-2010, 10:21 AM
Dave, you DO know I am just jerking your chain, right?