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nakman
12-20-2010, 10:31 PM
I heard a rumor there may be at least one more 100 series in the club now. I may have lost count at 4... oh wait is it 5 now? more? :confused:







alright time to fess up guys! :D let's get an updated inventory number.. :blah:

I'll start... 1.

satchel
12-20-2010, 10:58 PM
I've got a friend that will likely be joining up in the next month or two that just got one. I actually thought there were more than 5 of them out there.

Shark Bait
12-21-2010, 05:32 AM
I would probably trade my 40 for the right one. :D

RicardoJM
12-21-2010, 06:49 AM
I confess to being an early adopter of the 100 series, here it is on my first run with the club:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/ricardojm/misc/w_lx470.jpg

subzali
12-21-2010, 07:05 AM
I don't have a 100 series, but I do have a 2UZ-FE...:D

Hatfield, wow I wish I could buy your 40 off of you. Sorry to see it go.

nakman
12-21-2010, 08:24 AM
So is this the slow realization that IFS might not be a fad?

I've never been an IFS hater... I'd still argue solid axles can wheel better, particularly open, but there are some other advantages IFS brings to the party that could offset that- I'm not dying to SFA the 100, that's for sure.

But we've got some guys holding out, I want to see pics of all the 100's in the club now.. :D http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/smileys/thefinger.gif

farnhamstj
12-21-2010, 08:27 AM
Comming down the Rim.

nakman
12-21-2010, 08:30 AM
Ok so we're up to 3 now... :)

fubuki
12-21-2010, 08:49 AM
Hey I've got one of those.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_4-6t5A0UrKw/TEBjaHU435I/AAAAAAAAAgU/XOhpo0pdHq4/s640/DSCN1160.jpg

subzali
12-21-2010, 09:20 AM
Is that an intercooler pipe I see?

fubuki
12-21-2010, 09:38 AM
Is that an intercooler pipe I see?

Why yes it is!

subzali
12-21-2010, 09:43 AM
:cool:

Crash
12-21-2010, 09:58 AM
Hey I've got one of those.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_4-6t5A0UrKw/TEBjaHU435I/AAAAAAAAAgU/XOhpo0pdHq4/s640/DSCN1160.jpg

What front bumper is that, Jay? Intercooler, eh? Banzai!!

Uncle Ben
12-21-2010, 10:02 AM
If I owned one I would be scared to come out of the closet too! ;) :lmao: :p::bolt:

sleeoffroad
12-21-2010, 10:14 AM
If I owned one I would be scared to come out of the closet too! ;) :lmao: :p::bolt:

All the cool kids have them now :) You should just get the 200 and start the new trend.

nakman
12-21-2010, 10:21 AM
Yeah that's a TJM- bummer they aren't available any more.


Ok so we're up to 4 confessions now, who's next?

timmbuck2
12-21-2010, 01:05 PM
I confess that we are looking to sell Amber's 80 in 2011 and get her a 100. :)

simps80
12-21-2010, 02:14 PM
I'm gonna wait till Christo gets sick of his and buys a 200
:)

wesintl
12-21-2010, 02:40 PM
I could use a '99, white with tan interior, rear locker and rear AC. 140ish k

and someone to buy my 97 80 :D

TIMZTOY
12-21-2010, 03:48 PM
Jeff "Mendocino" has one also.

sleeoffroad
12-21-2010, 03:57 PM
I'm gonna wait till Christo gets sick of his and buys a 200
:)

Which one? I said all the cool kids have 100's. I don't :D

I do have a UZJ80 though.

Nay
12-21-2010, 07:09 PM
I already have a minivan :bolt:

Uncle Ben
12-21-2010, 07:14 PM
I already have a minivan :bolt:

Minivan? I always thought they were a metric Ford Excursion with a smaller motor! :bolt:

wesintl
12-21-2010, 07:16 PM
Minivan? I always thought they were a metric Ford Excursion with a smaller motor! :bolt:

so the 80 is a metric ford explorer :o

Nay
12-21-2010, 07:22 PM
so the 80 is a metric ford explorer :o

And a wagon is a wagon is a...

100 is the new black.

Uncle Ben
12-21-2010, 08:55 PM
so the 80 is a metric ford explorer :o

Ouch....that didn't quite go the way I had hoped..... :rolleyes: :lmao::hill:

Mendocino
12-21-2010, 09:01 PM
We have one and are very pleased with it.

This is a picture of it in transit from the PO in Phoenix:

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/jhamilt/2003%20Land%20Cruiser/DSCN1442.jpg

And here it is assisting in the hunt:

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab58/jhamilt/DSCN0549_sm.jpg

fubuki
12-21-2010, 09:16 PM
Which one? I said all the cool kids have 100's. I don't :D


What? Did you sell the LX?

Do you want to buy the turbo back? I need to start saving up for the 2016 UZJ300. Fingers crossed for unibody construction. :D

nakman
12-21-2010, 09:20 PM
We have one and are very pleased with it....

Jeff thanks for playing, so we're up to 5 now officially. Still a couple hold outs out there.. :p:

Kipper
12-27-2010, 10:54 AM
I just sold my 2001 LX470 last Friday and got the wife an AWD Sienna. She liked the LX, she LOVES the sienna.

Now I'm looking for an 80 series for me. Wes and anyone else that's looking to upgrade to a 100, PM me your price, I have cash...

Uncle Ben
12-27-2010, 12:40 PM
I just sold my 2001 LX470 last Friday and got the wife an AWD Sienna. She liked the LX, she LOVES the sienna.

Now I'm looking for an 80 series for me. Wes and anyone else that's looking to upgrade to a 100, PM me your price, I have cash...

Nice....you are clearly very intelligent and understand the "Cruiser thing!" ;) :lmao:

Dr. Schlegs
12-27-2010, 03:24 PM
I would have gotten a 100 instead of the 80 if it had a solid axle. Maybe in the future I would do a SAS to a 100. I have too many other projects to cross off my list in the meantime. :o

farnhamstj
12-27-2010, 04:29 PM
I would have got a 80 instead of a 100. If it had a v8, better brakes, was more luxurious inside, and more comfortable to drive.

I have seen more broken birfs than I can count. I have yet to see a broken 100series CV. Just putting that out there. (I better bring a spare next time I head out)

A well built 100 will go anywhere a well built 80 can, just faster.

Uncle Ben
12-27-2010, 04:40 PM
I would have got a 80 instead of a 100. If it had a v8, .

I have seen more broken birfs than I can count. I have yet to see a broken 100series CV. Just putting that out there. (I better bring a spare next time I head out)

A well built 100 will go anywhere a well built 80 can, just faster.

Must not be any well built 100s out there then! I haven't seen but I have heard of broken 80 birfs but I believe all have been with tires bigger than 35".

The 4.7 does sound fast....:bored:

"better brakes, was more luxurious inside, and more comfortable to drive"
UNDISPUTED!

powderpig
12-27-2010, 05:01 PM
Better watch out, Shots may get a wind of this thread ad his bias.

farnhamstj
12-27-2010, 05:38 PM
:perry:

Corbet
12-27-2010, 09:25 PM
Personally I've never seen a broken 80 series birf but I have seen a 100 series broken front diff. :bolt:

If only we could get 105's then we could all be friends.

Farnham, I think your also a better than average driver. So you can take your 100 where most 80's go.

Uncle Ben
12-27-2010, 09:40 PM
Personally I've never seen a broken 80 series birf but I have seen a 100 series broken front diff. :bolt:

If only we could get 105's then we could all be friends.

Farnham, I think your also a better than average driver. So you can take your 100 where most 80's go.

Werd!

nakman
12-27-2010, 10:07 PM
I just sold my 2001 LX470 last Friday and got the wife an AWD Sienna. She liked the LX, she LOVES the sienna.

Now I'm looking for an 80 series for me. Wes and anyone else that's looking to upgrade to a 100, PM me your price, I have cash...

Kipper did you keep track of your old 80? Would be kinda fun to get that one back.. though you'd have to make a topper so you can take the kiddos.. ;)

They pop up from time to time, will keep my eye open!

Kipper
12-29-2010, 04:27 PM
that actually would have been perfect since I've been torn between an 80 and a pickup.

...a replacement vehicle was procured this afternoon....

Mendocino
12-29-2010, 06:45 PM
Rumor has it there is another 100 in the club...:D

Groucho
01-01-2011, 05:44 PM
I'm probably not the last I'm sure. Maybe for right now.

Andrea and I decided to look for a 100 last summer. We decided that if we could sell the 80, and buy the hundred/pay registration and begin to outfit the things on the 100 and not go onto our pocketbook for more cash (at least to begin with), we would search for our 100.

I performed inception to the OP, and I'm so much better than Leo at that task that the OP got his within an few weeks of inception. I figured if he could, so could I.

We put our beloved 80 for sale and waited, all along casually surfing AutoTrader and craigslist all over for "our" hundy.

Our 80 sat for a long while for sale. We even wondered if it would even sell at all. After many, many refused low-low offers, and with the help of a dear friend from Utah, the right buyer contacted us and the ball was set in motion.

We had our eye on "our" 100 for a few weeks. It was in KS. It was sitting in the for sale lot for a while just like our 80. I thought that this was it. If we got the right offer on ours, I'd make the offer on this one, fly out to KC with Emilee and drive her home. Luck was not so ready to let herself be seen. After the deal on the 80 was signed and sealed, I called the dealer in KC (with whom I had talked to 2 times previously on the phone checking in on our anticipated 100) and he called right back saying that the 100 had been sold a week ago. I was furious. I had asked him to call me if it was sold. Fate had different ideas.
So I was looking at a few on iH8mud and autotrader when a mud link to a lifted one in Orange County caught my eye. So I looked at the ad. Not my 100. I decided to search the Orange County craigslist for landcruisers.

Disco. In Los Angeles was our 100. 1999. Blue. Grey leather interior. Rear Diff lock. Rear Air. 118k miles. Asking price was what I was wanted to pay.

I emailed the seller. He said he was going to show it that weekend. I didn't hesitate. I asked a couple of confirming questions and arranged a paypal deposit. Then I booked a flight that Sunday, two hours after I was supposed to pick up the buyer of our 80 at DIA. I thought it was fortuitous. I would meet him in the passenger pickup area, sign the bill of sale and title, he would drive away and I would get on a flight to LA. So it was. I flew out to LA, and 1050 miles later, it was sitting in the driveway at our house.

Despite being "detailed" by the PO, it needs a thorough cleaning, two hood struts and a 90k service. Dealer records indicate good Toyota maintenance its whole life. Now I just get to be put on the wait list for ARB torsion arms before I begin the transformation. Lift, tires and a dual battery for the HAM gear are the beginning. Then a front locker and some protection. Maybe a drawer or two.

I think the transfer case was shifted for the first time in St George Utah on my way home when I tried the rear locker. Undercarriage is beautiful.

The last shot is my In-N-Out poser shot sent via text to my wife. We both love that place. She was jealous. The best part was the fact that Emilee wanted our 80 to come back to the driveway. The seller of our 100 had a daughter who was Emilee's age who didn't want "Sally" to go. They had both grown up in the respective cruisers. I can understand that.

Mendocino
01-01-2011, 06:58 PM
Congratulations Groucho! I left you VM on the carpet. We love our 100!:D

Groucho
01-01-2011, 07:29 PM
Thanks Jeff. I got your voicemail on the way home from Monarch Ski area. Tried to call back but reception was spotty, so I decided to wait until I got home. Then I forgot as my achy old body hit the pillow. Its not the same at 36 as it was at 18.

I am going to set aside some time to put her in the garage and take out the old one. I'll call you.

Groucho
01-01-2011, 07:30 PM
I didn't notice until today, but I'm missing one word of badging. Anybody else catch it?

Jacket
01-01-2011, 07:41 PM
^I like that color. Nice rig.

Someone needs to bring this one into the club.

http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/ctd/2134162960.html

http://autobuyersmoneysaver.pathree.com/10329108/Cars/2/63/82/37966a18-1dc3-4364-8ce0-ea68a04f872e.jpg

farnhamstj
01-01-2011, 08:05 PM
I like the blue. Very :cool:

subzali
01-01-2011, 09:43 PM
Looks like it's a good time to buy a built 80 with all these new 100 owners trading in! Excellent!

Caribou Sandstorm
02-06-2011, 08:41 PM
I am looking at one tomorrow. Is 2001 a good year?

farnhamstj
02-06-2011, 08:48 PM
There are no bad years. 98-99 for the factory rear locker. Or new as your wallet will allow for.

coax
02-06-2011, 08:56 PM
Since this thread is titled "confessions" I will admit going over teton pass a few weeks back, when the 80 wouldn't hold speed in 2nd with only 3 people and skis I really wanted a 100. Or an engine swap. Or a SAS swap. :D

On a related note, I read through the Slee/overland journal article on the 100 sas today, seems I am a few years slow in finding it but a good read! Maybe its just the ACT pics that make me wanna go adventuring.

http://www.sleeoffroad.com/project_vehicles/100SAS-PAUL/100sas_paul.htm

nakman
02-06-2011, 09:10 PM
I am looking at one tomorrow. Is 2001 a good year?

2000-2002 is the only range I'd stay away from. The potential tranny issues are likely few and far between, although Kipper would personally attest to them.. it was enough to scare me away. But more to the point 98-99 is a real rear locker (not A-trac), and cheaper, leaving more on the table to build it up.. and 2003+ is the 5-speed transmission and whoppin 5 more HP, so worth it if you can afford it. But you also need to like the nav screen interface, compared to the more traditional dash & stock head unit.

For me the choice was get a 2003 and have a car payment and no mods, or get a 99 and a lift front locker and a few other things right off the bat and no payment.. I'm still happy with that decision.

Romer
02-06-2011, 09:40 PM
I am interested in your impression wheeling these.

So the 2006/2007 don't come with a locker as an option? So you have to install one and an arb in the front to wheel it?

rover67
02-06-2011, 09:57 PM
http://www.sleeoffroad.com/project_vehicles/100SAS-PAUL/100sas_paul.htm

Man, I just spent like 30 minutes looking at the SAS on that 100. I like it.

Uncle Ben
02-06-2011, 10:09 PM
Man, I just spent like 30 minutes looking at the SAS on that 100. I like it.

Wow! I concur.....that is a sweet truck!

Caribou Sandstorm
02-07-2011, 07:09 AM
Found a 2001 with 98k miles for 15k. If I can negotiate a bit, and see maintenance records, this might be the one.

Going to see it today. From what I can tell on mud the 2000s built in 99 had the issues? Maybe they fixed it after May 2000?

The seller thinks this has the rear diff lock but I don't think they know what they are talking about. Probably only has the center diff lock (I am not really sure what that means or does)

I like A-trac and then if I put in an after market rear locker, I could basically have what the FJ has. Having both Atrac and rear locker is a nice combo.

If I get this and sell the FJ, I can afford a lift, second set of wheels, sliders from that Gucci Land cruiser store in Golden. Maybe skid plates..But that is about all I would be able to do off the bat.Would need to plan for front and rear bumpers.

What is the bolt pattern on the 100 wheels is is 5 or 6?

Melinda wants the proceeds from the potential FJC sale to lighten our financial load. Also have a potential pop-up purchase pending.

This is all part of a major vehicle/pop-up redo around here..

I still want to keep my FJC but hard to justify a 25K rig that really only works for me.

farnhamstj
02-07-2011, 07:38 AM
Bolt patern for wheels is 5 on 150mm. Was the 90k service done? if not that will set you back $2,000. And plan for the ARB locker in the front diff to prevent damage to the stock carrier. If it's a trail rig only get in tough with 1LoudLX he has buddy selling a buit 100 for $6500

Caribou Sandstorm
02-07-2011, 08:05 AM
Thanks Farnham! Guess I will be selling the TRD rims if and when the FJC goes.

rover67
02-07-2011, 09:12 AM
man, I know it's got some miles on it, but holy cow, it's cheap.

http://flagstaff.craigslist.org/cto/2194113292.html

bh4rnnr
02-07-2011, 08:07 PM
Found a 2001 with 98k miles for 15k. If I can negotiate a bit, and see maintenance records, this might be the one.

Going to see it today. From what I can tell on mud the 2000s built in 99 had the issues? Maybe they fixed it after May 2000?

The seller thinks this has the rear diff lock but I don't think they know what they are talking about. Probably only has the center diff lock (I am not really sure what that means or does)

I like A-trac and then if I put in an after market rear locker, I could basically have what the FJ has. Having both Atrac and rear locker is a nice combo.

If I get this and sell the FJ, I can afford a lift, second set of wheels, sliders from that Gucci Land cruiser store in Golden. Maybe skid plates..But that is about all I would be able to do off the bat.Would need to plan for front and rear bumpers.

What is the bolt pattern on the 100 wheels is is 5 or 6?

Melinda wants the proceeds from the potential FJC sale to lighten our financial load. Also have a potential pop-up purchase pending.

This is all part of a major vehicle/pop-up redo around here..

I still want to keep my FJC but hard to justify a 25K rig that really only works for me.

What ever you get, just make sure you can still "Come in Hot!".

Caribou Sandstorm
02-07-2011, 08:32 PM
Don't you know it!!

Test drove a 100 tonight, man you can really see out of those things...What a concept...but that one was not for me..need one with a bit more TLC.

Mendocino
02-07-2011, 09:54 PM
Chris,

We love our 2003, my wife and kids are really pleased. Nakman has a great point about the '99 and mods; this is sage advice; additional comfort comes with later model years. There is a "material" difference in the amenities on the later models. I love the 5-speed in the 2003 and a bunch of other stuff that I can't recollect.

I have not "wheeled" my junk yet, but have spent lots of time in the weather (big weather) of AZ, NM,and CO and been very happy.

Cheers,

M
:thumb:

1loudLX
02-07-2011, 11:27 PM
I've got one.

Chris, the view of the road compared to an fjc is amazing. I actually saw your truck on buchtel a few days ago. I don't think you'll regret getting a 100. :)

Jacket
02-08-2011, 08:52 AM
All of the sudden I feel like I'm seeing 100's everywhere. I'm not sure if its this thread and all the 100 porn around here, but 100's and LX470's seem to now rival Odyssey's and Sienna's for parking rights at the YMCA, Rec Center and other places frequented by parents of elementary school kids. :dunno:

Maybe it's time for a 100 series smilie so that we can show it some love?

:bowdown: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/attachments/lx470-and-lx450/19719d1032929342-40-rims-on-a-lx470-toyota-land-crusiser-26-inches.jpg

FJBRADY
02-08-2011, 09:00 AM
I need to talk Michele into getting a Hundy and get rid of her Pilot.

I see them everywhere also!

Caribou Sandstorm
02-08-2011, 01:01 PM
Hey Jeff,

Thanks for the feedback. I was just thinking of asking your thoughts and there was your response...Sames thing happened to me the other day, I was about to ask for help finding this thread and boom Wes PMd it to me before I could ask.

You guys are super in here!

I am leaning toward a 2003 also, because of the 5 speed thing..I like your color also. I am ok with dropping 20-23k for this rig as once again it will mostly be Melinda's ride, unless i am trying to get as far as possible from the Green River Starbucks....:)..Eventually I will drop an air locker in the back and be good to go. It is really tough being patient, not my strong suit, as you all know well...

Trying to take my time and find one that is the right fit for us... I am a bit of a neat freak so it needs to be clean and a mall wagon..Buying one with mods already is no fun...

Corbet
02-08-2011, 06:11 PM
I'd want the 5-speed too. Take your time and find the right one.

wesintl
02-08-2011, 06:17 PM
man you can really see out of those things...What a concept.


The view out of an 80 is even better... even better on a 70 :D

farnhamstj
02-09-2011, 07:23 AM
I too have 5speed envy.

Bighead
02-09-2011, 10:11 AM
It is nice... ;)

Caribou Sandstorm
02-09-2011, 10:02 PM
The view out of an 80 is even better... even better on a 70 :D

Good to know..I have 70 envy..

Tonight Melinda said let's move to Australia..I said sweet they have the perfect Toyota, the red 70 series wagon with snorkel and diesel...I don't think this is the reason she wants to move to Australia...

Do the 99 Lexus' have lockers? I found a 2001 with 80K, they want 20K for it, seems like a lot of $$$ but 80K miles is super tempting.

sleeoffroad
02-10-2011, 07:52 AM
LX470's never had lockers, but a limited slip in the rear.

1loudLX
02-10-2011, 02:49 PM
I'd want the 5-speed too. Take your time and find the right one.

I too have 5speed envy.

I've got one with a 5spd, awesome transmission.

wesintl
02-10-2011, 03:10 PM
I've got a 5 speed and it ain't no slush box :D

Caribou Sandstorm
02-10-2011, 07:17 PM
LX470's never had lockers, but a limited slip in the rear.

Thanks for the update...

Ok drum roll.............I found a 99 with rear lockers today..One owner, they put about 10K miles on it per year, 115K total miles, super, super clean..Clean Carfax and clearly well maintained.

But I have to catch a plane to St. Louis on Saturday to pick it up.

Road trip? "what else em I gonna do around here, learn?"

It is White, no rust...Now I have soo much stuff to take off the FJC again....but I am really excited about this new chapter.

I am gonna need to find some new wheels for all my tire needs..Any ideas?

BTW, why does this one have gold lettering, when other's don't?

http://images2.carsforsale.com/326970/64677ACB-CCF9-4D99-891A-3DF1DFFA2FCF_1.jpg

http://images2.carsforsale.com/326970/64677ACB-CCF9-4D99-891A-3DF1DFFA2FCF_13.jpg

http://images2.carsforsale.com/326970/64677ACB-CCF9-4D99-891A-3DF1DFFA2FCF_8.jpg

http://images2.carsforsale.com/326970/64677ACB-CCF9-4D99-891A-3DF1DFFA2FCF_9.jpg

http://images2.carsforsale.com/326970/64677ACB-CCF9-4D99-891A-3DF1DFFA2FCF_10.jpg

farnhamstj
02-10-2011, 07:38 PM
Nice. Good find. Now you just need to fill those blanks with some of these.

wesintl
02-10-2011, 07:42 PM
BTW, why does this one have gold lettering, when other's don't?

cause they go with your teeth!
http://www.fancydressme.com/images/31814.jpg

congrats man. That's what I need white/tan locker :cheers:

farnhamstj
02-10-2011, 07:46 PM
.... you found a Flava Flave limited edition.

Caribou Sandstorm
02-10-2011, 08:05 PM
That is hilarious!:lmao:

Caribou Sandstorm
02-10-2011, 09:13 PM
I've got one.
Chris, the view of the road compared to an fjc is amazing. I actually saw your truck on buchtel a few days ago. I don't think you'll regret getting a 100. :)

Hey I just realized what your truck looks like. Saw your posts on Mud. I have seen your rig parked on Buchtel. We live a few blocks away.

My wife was driving that day you saw her driving.

Here is what I plan on doing before CM11....maybe not all this....haha

http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=476340&stc=1&d=1292534433

OilHammer
02-10-2011, 09:41 PM
The gold package was trying to make up for the lack of pink panties.....

Nice truck! I figured you would wind up going that route. How long till we rip the leather out and replace it? ;)

sleeoffroad
02-11-2011, 07:12 AM
Just a note, please look underneath or at least get photo's especially of the rear axle area etc etc to check for corrosion. A lot of times the trucks look awesome up top, but is a basket case underneath.

Not sure if St Louis is rust area, but better check before you spend your $'s.

Groucho
02-11-2011, 07:24 AM
From a new 100 series club member to another, welcome aboard Chris!

Here is what I plan to do before Moab, well maybe a little more, and a little less lift...
22700

'Course, I seem to be the only guy in the US of A that has no factory roofrack and never did. According to my VIN, never installed. Tim and I have a contest trying to look for my color blue (exactly like the photo) and no factory roofrack. It is kinda funny when you actually are lookin, factory equipped roofracks are EVERYWHERE!

Hulk
02-11-2011, 08:25 AM
St. Louis isn't as bad as Chicago or Wisconsin, but they do salt the roads there.

Caribou Sandstorm
02-11-2011, 11:14 AM
Thanks for the heads up you guys...

Rust was my biggest fear.

All I know is the independent dealer said no rust, they get about 13 inches of snow a year on average and the car has been garaged..

Guess I will have to just see. I can get my deposit back if I want, if the car does not meet my standards.

Wondering about suspension lifts? And a second set of wheels? Looking to do the same as my FJC which is run tall and skinnys for Overland/around town and have the option to toss on the big meats..

I need to spend some dough before March 15...Cause I want to do the Kokopelli with it enroute to the trail leader training.

So looking into lift/front bumper/sliders/skids...yikes that will be spendy. Rear bumper is going to have to wait for this fall.

bh4rnnr
02-11-2011, 11:26 AM
Thanks for the heads up you guys...

So looking into lift/front bumper/sliders/skids...yikes that will be spendy. Rear bumper is going to have to wait for this fall.

Here ya go (http://www.sleeoffroad.com/) Chris.

1loudLX
02-12-2011, 10:14 PM
Hey I just realized what your truck looks like. Saw your posts on Mud. I have seen your rig parked on Buchtel. We live a few blocks away.

My wife was driving that day you saw her driving.

Here is what I plan on doing before CM11....maybe not all this....haha

http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=476340&stc=1&d=1292534433

Ya I'm always over there, my buddies live there and another friend owns a restaurant on university.

Just a note, please look underneath or at least get photo's especially of the rear axle area etc etc to check for corrosion. A lot of times the trucks look awesome up top, but is a basket case underneath.

Not sure if St Louis is rust area, but better check before you spend your $'s.

The rear most body mount area especially, and the bottom of the 1/4s, like the other series guys chop off.

pmccumber
02-13-2011, 05:19 PM
I've had the privilege of living multiple years in Wisconsin (15), Arizona (16), Colorado (10), Washington (4), Florida (2), and Rhode Island (2).

The best conditioned vehicles are without question the Pacific NW. I shop Seattle and Portland first. The worst was Rhode Island. Believe it or not, Florida was worse than Wisconsin too. I don't think there is any significant difference between CO and AZ.

pmccumber
02-13-2011, 05:27 PM
Am I nuts or are these smokin' deals? Especially since the seller's would most like come off those numbers significantly.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/2210156800.html

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/2204221483.html

http://flagstaff.craigslist.org/cto/2207713045.html

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/cto/2159091952.html

Groucho
02-13-2011, 05:35 PM
Honestly, even if the 90k was done the first two are too high. The last two are good, but only if the 90K was done. Trust me, the 90k not being done can make a good deal a bad one really quick.

Caribou Sandstorm
02-17-2011, 05:20 PM
Anything you will spend on a mechanic check before you buy a used car, will always be less then what I spent...

Yep, "coming in hot" does not work out to well when buying a used car.

Long story short, I thought I found a good vehicle, drove it home from St. Louis, MO, had it checked out, it didn't pass inspection, drove it back to St. Louis yesterday.

I am out 2 plane tickets and paid for the mileage used on the car.

Anyway, special thanks to Robbie and Barry for taking a look at it for me and all of you that I called when I was enroute both ways.

corsair23
02-17-2011, 05:43 PM
Sorry to hear about that Chris - what a bummer to go through all of that :(

farnhamstj
02-17-2011, 09:15 PM
Chris, I'm dieing for details.What did you find out? That bad that you turned around and drove it back? Wow!!

MDH33
02-17-2011, 09:59 PM
?!? :confused:

nakman
02-17-2011, 10:43 PM
Yeah Chris, what happened? sorry, man. :(

PhatFJ
02-18-2011, 06:42 AM
Sorry about that Chris :( I am sure you will find just the right one.

Groucho
02-18-2011, 11:41 AM
Another 100 guy in suspense...

I had a pretty good scare on mine, at first my mechanic said it had been in a head on collision. WTF? When I went to see what he was talking about, they apologized profusely and said the tech thought he was answering another question about the car when the mechanic asked about any other issues he should report. It seems they found all of the stickers indicating original equipment while I was on my way there. No accident. Original straight everything. Phew!

Corbet
02-18-2011, 03:38 PM
My 100 series confession....


















No I did not buy one but had one in the driveway today to finish this.....

















Porter aprroved......



















The Speski OffRoad Ltd 100 series cargo barrier prototype.

Crash
02-18-2011, 03:41 PM
Corbet, do you have any idea if this will work with the side curtain SRS?

Hulk
02-18-2011, 04:35 PM
Wow, that's quite a story Chris! What made you return it?

Mendocino
02-18-2011, 05:38 PM
I'm sorry to hear this Chris. When I bought mine I had the PO drive me and the 100 straight to a reputable Toyota dealer that I had already screened. They did a PPI and let me come into the shop, talk to the mechanic, and look at the underside of the vehicle while it was on the lift.

They did miss a few things but nothing material.

Keep the faith, you will find what you are looking for.:)

Corbet
02-18-2011, 06:16 PM
Corbet, do you have any idea if this will work with the side curtain SRS?

Don't want to hijack this thread anymore than I already have. But no I have no idea if they will work with side impact air bags.

More info/pics here http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-cruisers/459822-speski-offroad-100-series-cargo-barrier-prototype.html

Romer
02-18-2011, 06:18 PM
I found folks on Mud to check 2 vehicles out who I never met personally before. I passed on the first, I bought the second. I met the guy later on who looked at the 2nd one, he moved here to Colorado, has a sweet 45/80 and is a really cool guy :)

Caribou Sandstorm
02-19-2011, 07:48 PM
Well it really is nothing more then I jumped the gun on a less then sound rig.

As I think I have read, rust has a subjective level of existence..Colorado folks would say no rust and that would really mean no rust...Misourri folks might say no rust and that would mean the engine is still running and the body has only a few minor blemishes of rust...

I am indebted to Robbie and Barry for giving me their honest and educated evals.

Some things were also not adding up that I initially overlooked. The car was 11 years old and parts of the engine bay, break housings and a few parts of the interior showed the age. But...the front bumper was new, paint was very good (new?), hood did not align, radiator new but mounted with corroded bolts, bolts on right inner fender clean/new, bolts on left inner fender corroded..Over spray on inner fender aprons ( I should have caught that one..) and new steering wheel.

After having it checked out by Robbie, it all made sense. Car Fax does not always give the whole story. This thing had to have had a front end collision.

At the end of the day it was more about the rust and maintenance that would be needed and it didn't make sense to sell a perfectly built up FJC for a rust bucket.

Christo has been really helpful as well and between Christo and Tim's advice, I could have saved a lot of mod money and not gone to MO.. Thanks guys for the sound advice and next time I will listen!

I am not sure what our next step is at this point. I just detailed the FJC again and it is looking pretty clean, might just drive it for a while longer. I am not unhappy with the FJC at all, just trying to find a better fit for the entire family.

We will figure it out, sooner then later.

Jacket
02-22-2011, 03:31 PM
Some entertainment for you new 100 series owners.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-cruisers/456801-100-vs-80-a.html

nakman
02-22-2011, 03:35 PM
Some entertainment for you new 100 series owners.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-cruisers/456801-100-vs-80-a.html

And just what do you think you're doing in the 100 section, anyway? :bolt:

nakman
02-25-2011, 02:10 PM
what kind of truck is this.. http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/2233826007.html a 105 is a 100 with a SFA, right? so what's the deal with the 4.5l straight 6? a IFZ-FE 100?

wesintl
02-25-2011, 02:52 PM
fzj105

interesting RHD and in Texas for only 10k.. Not very good pics, hummm...

MDH33
02-25-2011, 02:55 PM
... Not very good pics, hummm...

I know, it looks like a crime scene or something, right? :hill:

farnhamstj
02-25-2011, 05:26 PM
I drove a disel 105 in AU. it was awful. 105 is an 80 chassis with a 100 series body. Slow and ride quality of an 80.

Romer
07-18-2011, 09:38 PM
Back to the top

So I am thinking real hard about buying an 04 that already has a slee lift , sliders and 33" AT tires, but 120K miles. It's a one owner vehicle who has 7 pages of service records and he is pretty miteculous. A well maintained one owner 120K truck is likely better than a multi-owned 90K mikes truck, dontcha think?

I found an 06 I could afford, but it was black and sold before I could go look at it. The 06 has the VVTI motor which brings another 40HP to the equation, BUT they come with that automatic height control that you have to remove if you put any real weight on the vehicle.

I am wondering if I want to get the 100 because I want something nicer and more comfortable (especially as a DD) or I because I finished modifying the 80 :D

What ever I do, I would do the front and rear bumpers, skid plates and likely regear and add lockers at the same time. Christo . . . can you count the money yet?

Decisions Decisions

Crash
07-18-2011, 10:17 PM
Maybe I missed it, but are you thinking of selling the 80? If not, leave the 100 close to stock and save some bucks. Bumpers and sliders would be just about all you need. Well, and an OME suspension and......

Romer
07-18-2011, 10:24 PM
Maybe I missed it, but are you thinking of selling the 80? If not, leave the 100 close to stock and save some bucks. Bumpers and sliders would be just about all you need. Well, and an OME suspension and......

I have a good friend who wants my 80. The idea is to trade my two vehicles for one that is more comfotable as a DD and capable offroad for most of what I want to do. I have always enjoyed the expedition wheeling or trails as hard as chinamans. Course the con was awesome. Wouldnt take this there.

Even if I sell my 80, I still have another one that isn't quite as modified :D

nakman
07-18-2011, 10:27 PM
Back to the top

So I am thinking real hard about buying an 04 that already has a slee lift , sliders and 33" AT tires, but 120K miles. It's a one owner vehicle who has 7 pages of service records and he is pretty miteculous. A well maintained one owner 120K truck is likely better than a multi-owned 90K mikes truck, dontcha think?

I found an 06 I could afford, but it was black and sold before I could go look at it. The 06 has the VVTI motor which brings another 40HP to the equation, BUT they come with that automatic height control that you have to remove if you put any real weight on the vehicle.

I am wondering if I want to get the 100 because I want something nicer and more comfortable (especially as a DD) or I because I finished modifying the 80 :D

What ever I do, I would do the front and rear bumpers, skid plates and likely regear and add lockers at the same time. Christo . . . can you count the money yet?

Decisions Decisions

between those two? jump at the 03. More mod money, and you don't want AHC. easy call. :bolt:

Mendocino
07-19-2011, 01:54 AM
We are super happy with our 2003. This is one of the best vehicle purchases we have ever made--zero regrets.:thumb:

subzali
07-19-2011, 07:14 AM
Not a 100, but I'm the 4th owner of my 2000 Tundra that I bought with 89,000 miles. I have records back to 40,000 miles, and have been extremely happy with the purchase. So it depends.

1loudLX
07-19-2011, 12:46 PM
Why not run chinaman? I have, Far has...the 100 can do it, especially with what you're planning.


FYI, the 03 has the old looking slightly mirrored tint on all the windows while the 04-07 has the black/charcoal colored tint. Looks better with most colors IMO.

03 has the 5spd but ALSO the trans-dipstick, the 04-07s don't.

Are you heartset on a LC or LX? The LX has memory seats/mirrors/steering wheel while the LC doesnt which might be something to consider if you have multiple drivers. Of course all the LXs came with AHC, so you could run that in High mode till you end up doing all the bumpers, which then I'd suggest removing AHC ASAP and doing the normal lift like you would on a LC.

Romer
07-19-2011, 12:53 PM
Why not run chinaman? I have, Far has...the 100 can do it, especially with what you're planning.


FYI, the 03 has the old looking slightly mirrored tint on all the windows while the 04-07 has the black/charcoal colored tint. Looks better with most colors IMO.

03 has the 5spd but ALSO the trans-dipstick, the 04-07s don't.

Are you heartset on a LC or LX? The LX has memory seats/mirrors/steering wheel while the LC doesnt which might be something to consider if you have multiple drivers. Of course all the LXs came with AHC, so you could run that in High mode till you end up doing all the bumpers, which then I'd suggest removing AHC ASAP and doing the normal lift like you would on a LC.

I meant I would run Chinamans, that to me is not a hard rock climbing trail. It is harder than most. In all honesty, I would run just about everything I do now with a 100. Likely exception is the Rubicon, but you could do that as well with a good spotter.

I am likely going to pull the trigger on an 04 today.

1loudLX
07-19-2011, 01:43 PM
Oh now that I re-read your post it makes total sense...derp. Post Pix! :D

Caribou Sandstorm
07-19-2011, 02:05 PM
Hey we can follow the same lines now since you will be IFS!

subzali
07-19-2011, 02:09 PM
I can just see Uncle Ben resisting a temptation...:D

Caribou Sandstorm
07-19-2011, 06:55 PM
I can just see Uncle Ben resisting a temptation...:D

Set up uncovered..rats:eek:

subzali
08-02-2011, 11:14 AM
Seems like all you 100 series folks need to make this...
http://forum.ih8mud.com/trails-events-expeditions/492905-100-series-meet-2011-san-juan-mountains-co.html

fubuki
08-02-2011, 11:21 AM
Seems like all you 100 series folks need to make this...
http://forum.ih8mud.com/trails-events-expeditions/492905-100-series-meet-2011-san-juan-mountains-co.html

I believe we are.

1loudLX
08-02-2011, 02:50 PM
I was thinking about posting that run in this thread earlier...odd.

farnhamstj
08-02-2011, 05:49 PM
Trying to make the run.

Romer? you in?

Romer
08-02-2011, 09:31 PM
Trying to make the run.

Romer? you in?

Don't think so, but still a possibility

Bighead
08-03-2011, 06:30 AM
I was thinking about posting that run in this thread earlier...odd.

I think I'll be leaving thursday evening and getting at least some of the way there, if not all the way. I dont want to show up late on friday, I'd rather be there sometime before noon.

If anyone else is up for that idea (Jay?) post up. I think 02 Beast over on 'mud will be leaving with me on thursday as well.

I always get slammed with work when a good trip comes up. Take plenty of pics Blair.

nakman
08-03-2011, 08:53 AM
Too many things in August... that weekend is our son's bday. Plus, we'll be in Ouray again a couple weeks later. Plus, I got to wheel with 100's on the Camp Hale run? ok, I feel better.

Groucho
08-03-2011, 08:58 AM
Three-Texans-injured-in-off-road-accident-near-Silverton (http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20110803/NEWS01/708039952/-1/News01/Three-Texans-injured-in-off-road-accident-near-Silverton)

Flash Flooding in the San Juans (http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20110802/NEWS01/708029906/-1/News01/Flash-flooding-possible)

Be careful everyone.

sleeoffroad
08-03-2011, 09:43 AM
Uhm, Gary is in Silverton with his buddies from Texas. Hope they are ok and this is not them.

1loudLX
08-18-2011, 03:27 AM
So, any of you guys making the trip? Christo, you should bring that shiny white one.

Romer
08-18-2011, 07:11 AM
So, any of you guys making the trip? Christo, you should bring that shiny white one.

Helping Sarah with her new apartment in Fort Collins, won't be making it

1loudLX
08-18-2011, 06:37 PM
Since this is the kind of unofficial 100 blab thread, lets see who has the most junk setup in their truck. I just added a GoPro under the mirror, iPad and CB in the last 24 hours.

Jacket
08-19-2011, 08:48 AM
Which headunit are you running again Loud?

nakman
08-21-2011, 10:35 PM
Loud you win for most junk. :D


my weekend was pretty unexciting.. I did manage to find a car wash though, which was a long time coming. Just in time for the rally! :cool:

Caribou Sandstorm
08-21-2011, 10:44 PM
Since this is the kind of unofficial 100 blab thread, lets see who has the most junk setup in their truck. I just added a GoPro under the mirror, iPad and CB in the last 24 hours.

You win, I had you beat until you threw in the CB install..My Go-Pro is on the outside roof, so that probably does not count. ohh...rats and I am not driving a 100...never mind..

timmbuck2
08-28-2011, 09:12 AM
one down one to go...

picked up a 2003 LX470 for the :Princess:

Her 80 should be sold this weekend. Now to find me a 100 to build :)

1loudLX
08-28-2011, 04:21 PM
Congrats!

nakman
08-28-2011, 04:55 PM
Wow, pretty! :beer2:

rover67
08-28-2011, 05:04 PM
nice rig man, that thing looks perfect!

Romer
08-28-2011, 05:16 PM
Congrats Timm and Amber

Finished the build up on mine. Can't wait to try it out next week in Ouray

timmbuck2
08-28-2011, 06:24 PM
Awesome truck, awesome build Ken!

1loudLX
08-29-2011, 02:15 AM
Which headunit are you running again Loud?

DDX-7015, but it's getting to the point I need to replace it. :( Still plays music and shows what's behind me but the nav aint working.

Caribou Sandstorm
08-29-2011, 07:32 AM
Maybe time to take you folks out on an IFS driving class...:D

Romer
08-29-2011, 07:47 AM
Maybe time to take you folks out on an IFS driving class...:D

I am glad your finally willing to learn from others:hill:

timmbuck2
08-29-2011, 08:51 AM
Maybe time to take you folks out on an IFS driving class...:D

Actually I was going to ask what the biggest difference is coming from a solid axle to IFS...

OilHammer
08-29-2011, 10:10 AM
one down one to go...

picked up a 2003 LX470 for the :Princess:

Her 80 should be sold this weekend. Now to find me a 100 to build :)

Is that the one that was on craigslist for so long? I think I was looking at that for months....was really surprised it didn't sell more quickly, but then I guess the market has everyone scared again.
Nice ride.

I think one of these in my future...Was driving to Breck this weekend in the 40 with the wife following me up the pass in the 450. She calls me and says, "There is something wrong with the truck, it won't do more than 50mph!" I say there's nothing wrong with it, it's just underpowered. She says, "Barry, this is a Lexus, there is something wrong with it, they wouldn't have designed it to be underpowered."

:Princess:

Jacket
08-29-2011, 10:11 AM
:lmao:

timmbuck2
08-29-2011, 10:15 AM
The 100? IT had been on CL for awhile, we finally looked at it and it as super clean and low miles. We are happy. :)

Her 80 has been "sold" twice, and I kept putting off the brake job and getting it cleaned and detailed. Finally did all of that this weekend. Very tempted to keep it for my oldest :Princess: but think I will start her out on something a little smaller, like a 4Runner.



Is that the one that was on craigslist for so long? I think I was looking at that for months....was really surprised it didn't sell more quickly, but then I guess the market has everyone scared again.
Nice ride.

I think one of these in my future...Was driving to Breck this weekend in the 40 with the wife following me up the pass in the 450. She calls me and says, "There is something wrong with the truck, it won't do more than 50mph!" I say there's nothing wrong with it, it's just underpowered. She says, "Barry, this is a Lexus, there is something wrong with it, they wouldn't have designed it to be underpowered."

:Princess:

jonharis
08-29-2011, 10:39 AM
Willing and wanting to become a member. One club isn't enough for me. Ya'll are ok in my book. I think i've met all but a couple of the eastern 100s. Some pics including my truck from the 1st annual "100s in the Hills"

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/jonharis/2011%20San%20Juan%20100s/SanJuan100s2011JH298.jpg

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/jonharis/2011%20San%20Juan%20100s/SanJuan100s2011JH281.jpg

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/jonharis/2011%20San%20Juan%20100s/SanJuan100s2011JH546.jpg

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/jonharis/2011%20San%20Juan%20100s/SanJuan100s2011JH720.jpg

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/jonharis/2011%20San%20Juan%20100s/SanJuan100s2011JH690.jpg

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/jonharis/2011%20San%20Juan%20100s/SanJuan100s2011JH721.jpg


Looking forward to joining you on more runs and helping out in any way possible on future runs.

Jonathan

DaveInDenver
08-29-2011, 10:56 AM
Seem everyone has a "Jeep-with-a-mechanical-and-a-Toyota-in-the-background" shot.

http://armbrusterweb.com/featuredfolder/files/page24_blog_entry6_1.jpg

1loudLX
08-29-2011, 03:38 PM
There are a lot more 100s than who you've met but youve pretty much met all the ones that wheel theirs from the club ;)

Caribou Sandstorm
11-23-2011, 02:17 PM
This is what I am looking for.

Missed it by a few days but the combo is inline with what I am looking for, price seems average.

http://www.carsforsale.com/used_cars_for_sale/2005_Toyota_Land+Cruiser_144198369_7

sleeoffroad
11-23-2011, 02:32 PM
Man, I thought by now you would have at least bought one, taken it back, swapped for a GX460, taken that back to Kansas City since the missus did not like the color and are now shopping for a Rav4 :)

Romer
11-23-2011, 02:36 PM
This is what I am looking for.

Missed it by a few days but the combo is inline with what I am looking for, price seems average.

http://www.carsforsale.com/used_cars_for_sale/2005_Toyota_Land+Cruiser_144198369_7

Thought you wanted a Blue Mica

Like this (http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=305601400&dealer_id=68153&car_year=2004&systime=&doors=&model=LC&search_lang=en&start_year=2003&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&search_type=both&distance=0&min_price=&rdm=1322083419487&drive=&marketZipError=false&advanced=&fuel=&keywords_display=&sownerid=42237177&lastBeginningStartYear=1981&end_year=2006&showZipError=n&make2=&certified=&engine=&dma=DENVER_SE&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&body_code=0&isFlashPlugin=true&transmission=&default_sort=priceDESC&max_mileage=&color=&address=80111&sort_type=priceDESC&max_price=28000&make=TOYOTA&seller_type=b&num_records=100&cardist=1443&standard=false)

or this (http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=307776443&dealer_id=604486&car_year=2004&systime=&doors=&model=LC&search_lang=en&start_year=2003&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&search_type=both&distance=0&min_price=&rdm=1322083419487&drive=&marketZipError=false&advanced=&fuel=&keywords_display=&sownerid=42237177&lastBeginningStartYear=1981&end_year=2006&showZipError=n&make2=&certified=&engine=&dma=DENVER_SE&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&body_code=0&isFlashPlugin=true&transmission=&default_sort=priceDESC&max_mileage=&color=&address=80111&sort_type=priceDESC&max_price=28000&make=TOYOTA&seller_type=b&num_records=100&cardist=786&standard=false)

or even this (http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=292440830&dealer_id=510412&car_year=2003&systime=&doors=&model=LC&search_lang=en&start_year=2003&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&search_type=both&distance=0&min_price=&rdm=1322083419487&drive=&marketZipError=false&advanced=&fuel=&keywords_display=&sownerid=42237177&lastBeginningStartYear=1981&end_year=2006&showZipError=n&make2=&certified=&engine=&dma=DENVER_SE&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&body_code=0&isFlashPlugin=true&transmission=&default_sort=priceDESC&max_mileage=&color=&address=80111&sort_type=priceDESC&max_price=28000&make=TOYOTA&seller_type=b&num_records=100&cardist=643&standard=false)

For gray, here is one (http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=310605216&dealer_id=38024541&car_year=2003&systime=&doors=&model=LC&search_lang=en&start_year=2003&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&search_type=both&distance=0&min_price=&rdm=1322083419487&drive=&marketZipError=false&advanced=&fuel=&keywords_display=&sownerid=42237177&lastBeginningStartYear=1981&end_year=2006&showZipError=n&make2=&certified=&engine=&dma=DENVER_SE&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&body_code=0&isFlashPlugin=true&transmission=&default_sort=priceDESC&max_mileage=&color=&address=80111&sort_type=priceDESC&max_price=28000&make=TOYOTA&seller_type=b&num_records=100&cardist=902&standard=false)where woody lives Not sure if it would be rusty up there

Caribou Sandstorm
11-23-2011, 02:38 PM
:p:

I am only buying a 100 because you won't build me a bumper for another 4runner...

sleeoffroad
11-23-2011, 04:26 PM
:p:

I am only buying a 100 because you won't build me a bumper for another 4runner...

We will be building one for my 4Runner :D

Caribou Sandstorm
11-23-2011, 08:19 PM
We will be building one for my 4Runner :D

I heard about that.

Caribou Sandstorm
11-24-2011, 12:53 AM
Thought you wanted a Blue Mica

Like this (http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=305601400&dealer_id=68153&car_year=2004&systime=&doors=&model=LC&search_lang=en&start_year=2003&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&search_type=both&distance=0&min_price=&rdm=1322083419487&drive=&marketZipError=false&advanced=&fuel=&keywords_display=&sownerid=42237177&lastBeginningStartYear=1981&end_year=2006&showZipError=n&make2=&certified=&engine=&dma=DENVER_SE&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&body_code=0&isFlashPlugin=true&transmission=&default_sort=priceDESC&max_mileage=&color=&address=80111&sort_type=priceDESC&max_price=28000&make=TOYOTA&seller_type=b&num_records=100&cardist=1443&standard=false)

or this (http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=307776443&dealer_id=604486&car_year=2004&systime=&doors=&model=LC&search_lang=en&start_year=2003&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&search_type=both&distance=0&min_price=&rdm=1322083419487&drive=&marketZipError=false&advanced=&fuel=&keywords_display=&sownerid=42237177&lastBeginningStartYear=1981&end_year=2006&showZipError=n&make2=&certified=&engine=&dma=DENVER_SE&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&body_code=0&isFlashPlugin=true&transmission=&default_sort=priceDESC&max_mileage=&color=&address=80111&sort_type=priceDESC&max_price=28000&make=TOYOTA&seller_type=b&num_records=100&cardist=786&standard=false)

or even this (http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=292440830&dealer_id=510412&car_year=2003&systime=&doors=&model=LC&search_lang=en&start_year=2003&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&search_type=both&distance=0&min_price=&rdm=1322083419487&drive=&marketZipError=false&advanced=&fuel=&keywords_display=&sownerid=42237177&lastBeginningStartYear=1981&end_year=2006&showZipError=n&make2=&certified=&engine=&dma=DENVER_SE&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&body_code=0&isFlashPlugin=true&transmission=&default_sort=priceDESC&max_mileage=&color=&address=80111&sort_type=priceDESC&max_price=28000&make=TOYOTA&seller_type=b&num_records=100&cardist=643&standard=false)

For gray, here is one (http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=310605216&dealer_id=38024541&car_year=2003&systime=&doors=&model=LC&search_lang=en&start_year=2003&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&search_type=both&distance=0&min_price=&rdm=1322083419487&drive=&marketZipError=false&advanced=&fuel=&keywords_display=&sownerid=42237177&lastBeginningStartYear=1981&end_year=2006&showZipError=n&make2=&certified=&engine=&dma=DENVER_SE&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&body_code=0&isFlashPlugin=true&transmission=&default_sort=priceDESC&max_mileage=&color=&address=80111&sort_type=priceDESC&max_price=28000&make=TOYOTA&seller_type=b&num_records=100&cardist=902&standard=false)where woody lives Not sure if it would be rusty up there

Thanks for turning me on to the blue color. Nathaniel has that color. I would hate to be a copy cat but that color is growing on me. I found an 05 in Washington state with 88k and within my price range. But gonna be a week or so until I am flush with cash..

Caribou Sandstorm
11-26-2011, 11:28 AM
Changed my mind on the color, not the vehicle..sorry Christo :p:

I like the River rock green mica.. Kind of a grey green but they only made that from 99-2002...

Found one with low miles, no diff lock. I know the 4 speed is not as desirable as the 5 speed but I think we have decided to have a more dedicated wheeling truck vs. a cross/over daily driver-wheeler.. So lower cost seems to be a better fit.

Caribou Sandstorm
11-26-2011, 01:33 PM
Getting close to owning a Land Cruiser.

Romer
11-26-2011, 02:32 PM
Does anyone know what the cost is to replace the carpet? Is there a website?

Kind of a red flag.

AxleIke
11-26-2011, 03:25 PM
Maybe time to take you folks out on an IFS driving class...:D

I doubt anyone here needs it, but I'm always available for help. I find it to be pretty easy. You drive it about 75/25 F/R. Descents require more attention than ascents. Other than that, stock birfield rules apply.

Caribou Sandstorm
11-26-2011, 04:17 PM
Kind of a red flag.

The one I was looking at before seemed to have pretty well used carpet.

Found another one with very low mileage, 74k. If I could get the dealership to confirm a few facts, I would make an offer. I don't think I am dealing with an experienced sales person.

Mendocino
11-26-2011, 09:15 PM
The one I was looking at before seemed to have pretty well used carpet.

Found another one with very low mileage, 74k. If I could get the dealership to confirm a few facts, I would make an offer. I don't think I am dealing with an experienced sales person.

I replaced the carpet in my 2003 and the list price from the dealer was ~$1200. there are three carpet sections as I remember and the cost quoted above was for the forward two, not all three. The carpet swap is not that bad and the change made a big difference.

Here is the link to my carpet replacement thread: http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=14377&highlight=2003+carpet

Caribou Sandstorm
11-27-2011, 09:04 AM
I replaced the carpet in my 2003 and the list price from the dealer was ~$1200. there are three carpet sections as I remember and the cost quoted above was for the forward two, not all three. The carpet swap is not that bad and the change made a big difference.

Thanks Jeff, I was looking for your pics from your hunting trip. Found them. Your 100 is really nice!

Caribou Sandstorm
11-27-2011, 10:15 PM
So I have a couple of 100s I am considering.. One in California and one in Nebraska.

The Cali vehicle has 20k less in miles and is a year older then the Nebraska car.

Is Nebraska considered a rust belt type state? It is not exactly in the rust belt.

I will call tomorrow and ask all the questions from the Nebraska sales guy, but the car looks in really clean condition and is priced closer to my budget. I am going to ask him to furnish the carfax.

From what I can see of the engine, it looks clean with no rust on the various bolts, doors like the line up well.

Nathaniel, you were looking for a 100 in Kansas originally, would you have bought one in Nebraska?

nakman
11-27-2011, 10:27 PM
What are the years?

I wouldn't be afraid of Nebraska personally... climate there is not much different from here, right? I may rain a little more in the summer, but so what it rains a ton in Oregon and that's one of the best areas to pick up used vehicles.

Caribou Sandstorm
11-27-2011, 10:59 PM
The years are 01 and 02..

I like the 5 speed of the 03-05, but they are on average about 6-10k more, which is not that much accept it puts me back into wheeling 24-28k rig.

With a senior in high school, I could use the extra 6-10k for her college fund...

Also I am not interested in the newer year colors and Nav..

I really, really like the colors in the 01/02 window.

Woodsman
11-28-2011, 06:13 AM
Logic says that most places that have a real winter use salt on the roads. A quick googly search says . . . http://forum.ih8mud.com/chit-chat-section/524464-nebraska-roads-salt.html

When I was shopping hard for a Cummins I simply asked the seller to take some shots of the underside and I explained why. The worst I saw was from Wisconsin/Minnesota and the better ones were from N.Carolina and Kansas City but I was only searching a 750 mile radius.

sleeoffroad
11-28-2011, 07:08 AM
I would not buy a truck out of state without inspecting it. There are lots of 100's that come up for sale in Denver and the front range. Why go out of state?

Mendocino
11-28-2011, 07:19 AM
Chris,

In the post below there is a link to the script I wrote to query sellers on thier vehicles. This may be useful to you.

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=166269&postcount=48

Caribou Sandstorm
11-28-2011, 08:05 AM
I would not buy a truck out of state without inspecting it. There are lots of 100's that come up for sale in Denver and the front range. Why go out of state?

Yep learned my lesson there. There are about 5 or so LC/LX for sale in Colorado but none are what I am looking for.

Groucho
11-28-2011, 12:12 PM
Nathaniel, you were looking for a 100 in Kansas originally, would you have bought one in Nebraska?

I would definitely buy from Nebraska, as long as it is a good car. The Kansas car was a bait and switch, unfortunately for me. Nebraska is cool because you can drive to most points in Nebraska and back in one day. That makes it just a really long, scenic (???) drive to look at a car.

My idea on the KC rig was to fly to KC then drive home. At the time $99 for a one way was waaay cheaper than driving. Did that on my current 100 from LA. Flew one way to LA, then drove back. Flight was 1/2 the gas to drive home. I lucked out as the vehicle had 99% regular maintenance from a Toyota dealer in LA, the undercarriage was pristine, and the locker had never been turned on. Granted, my only real sacrifice was the carpet--it looked like the soccer mom was a soccer mom since they bought the car new. Just worn a lot in the common areas--drivers accel pedal for the heel of the shoe, lots of in and out of the back seat. Otherwise, it was a good deal even considering the flight and gas driving home.

Keep going until you feel it, but don't compromise on what you want. Yours is out there.

Caribou Sandstorm
11-28-2011, 07:14 PM
Thanks man!
I would definitely buy from Nebraska, as long as it is a good car. The Kansas car was a bait and switch, unfortunately for me. Nebraska is cool because you can drive to most points in Nebraska and back in one day. That makes it just a really long, scenic (???) drive to look at a car.

My idea on the KC rig was to fly to KC then drive home. At the time $99 for a one way was waaay cheaper than driving. Did that on my current 100 from LA. Flew one way to LA, then drove back. Flight was 1/2 the gas to drive home. I lucked out as the vehicle had 99% regular maintenance from a Toyota dealer in LA, the undercarriage was pristine, and the locker had never been turned on. Granted, my only real sacrifice was the carpet--it looked like the soccer mom was a soccer mom since they bought the car new. Just worn a lot in the common areas--drivers accel pedal for the heel of the shoe, lots of in and out of the back seat. Otherwise, it was a good deal even considering the flight and gas driving home.

Keep going until you feel it, but don't compromise on what you want. Yours is out there.

Caribou Sandstorm
12-02-2011, 09:01 PM
Well it is done!

I now own a 2001 LC with 74k miles. It is so clean, I am almost, almost hesitant to do what I am about to do to it...Well almost...

Whew, relieved that the flight, rental car was worth it.

Romer
12-02-2011, 09:08 PM
Well it is done!

I know own a 2001 LC with 74k miles. It is so clean, I am almost, almost hesitant to do what I am about to do to it...Well almost...

Whew, relieved that the flight, rental car was worth it.

Congrats Chris. Where are the pics?

nakman
12-02-2011, 09:25 PM
Awesome Chris! can't wait to see it.

Caribou Sandstorm
12-02-2011, 10:02 PM
Thanks guys, will send pics, once I get off the dance floor and they turn then the lights on in the gym...Remember those days?

I got to the dealership and the sun was setting. The pics I took did not do itnjustice.

Think this was one of those times when they did not know what they had.

So my plan was to start heading home this evening but this dealership in Tracy is a bit old school.

California has some new law, the dealership's interpretation is not to rely on the buyer to get a simple 1day pass from the DMV down the street but to employ a driver to escort me to the border with NV, have a notary sign the paperwork and then I am on my way.

The notary in Reno, of course leaves at 5pm on Friday. So I was forced to stay the night in Tracy, get a good night sleep and have a few beers at Chevy's..

Getting a not so early start home tomorrow at 9 AM.

But I will be driving a Land Cruiser home!

Romer
12-02-2011, 11:24 PM
So my plan was to start heading home this evening but this dealership in Tracy is a bit old school.




This one?
http://carimages1.everycarlisted.com/images/toyota-land-cruiser-tracy-ca_31574_U2598_1.jpg

Caribou Sandstorm
12-03-2011, 08:32 AM
Yep

FJBRADY
12-03-2011, 09:16 AM
Very nice...let's wheel the snot out of it!
Do you love the v8 yet?

Corbet
12-03-2011, 09:37 AM
That looks nice Chris.

Mendocino
12-03-2011, 11:28 AM
Congratulations Chris!

The CA DMV issue does not surprise me. We moved to Colorado in 2005 and brought a small utility trailer with us that is only used on our property. It was once registered in California. The CA DMV continues to demand that we pay registration for the trailer that has not been in California for almost 7 years!

Anyway, conrats again.:thumb:

Hulk
12-03-2011, 06:51 PM
Congrats, Chris. Looks like a nice one! Will your TRD wheels fit on it? :D

Snowrun
12-03-2011, 07:46 PM
Congrats. You are going to love it. I got to drive the wife's LX470 in the snow today for the first time and was pleasantly surprised how well it did.

Caribou Sandstorm
12-04-2011, 05:59 AM
Thanks guys!

Driving home via 50/70. Vs 80... I don't like the stretch between SLC and Cheyenne, this time of year.

Only bummer, no Starbucks in Eureka, Ely or Scipio....:)

I love the out of state buying adventure but hope this it is it for a while.

Be home by 2pm today.

Jacket
12-04-2011, 08:52 AM
Hopefully your wife has been shoveling for you. ;)

wesintl
12-04-2011, 10:01 AM
It's going to be a long drive back next weekend :lmao:

;) congrats, can't wait to see it.

Caribou Sandstorm
12-04-2011, 12:28 PM
The adventure is not over...California washer fluid is no bueno for this weather, frozen solid.....:eek:

Don't drink that bright blue stuff in the water bottle, that ain't Gatorade
it's washer fluid.......

corsair23
12-04-2011, 05:55 PM
The adventure is not over...California washer fluid is no bueno for this weather, frozen solid.....:eek:

Don't drink that bright blue stuff in the water bottle, that ain't Gatorade
it's washer fluid.......

:lmao:

They probably used straight water...

Just a suggestion, have the antifreeze/water ratio checked soon. When I bought my 40 from CA, it was mostly water in the radiator and would have only protected to about freezing...That won't cut it in CO :eek:

You can buy one of those Prestone testers as most auto parts shops for under $10 and at least you'll know right away...


P.S. :drool: on the new 100 :thumb:

Romer
12-04-2011, 06:24 PM
:lmao:

They probably used straight water...

Just a suggestion, have the antifreeze/water ratio checked soon. When I bought my 40 from CA, it was mostly water in the radiator and would have only protected to about freezing...That won't cut it in CO :eek:

You can buy one of those Prestone testers as most auto parts shops for under $10 and at least you'll know right away...


P.S. :drool: on the new 100 :thumb:

I had this issue on both vehicles I bought from Texas and Az. Ths stuff they sell there has no anti-freeze in it. Made a point to use all the fluid in the 100 and replace it with stuff sold in CO before it frooze. With the 80, was up in the mtns and could wash the windows because the fluid frooze.

rover67
12-04-2011, 06:40 PM
When my washer fluid froze in the 60 a while back it took basically a day in the garage at warm temps before it thawed. I think it takes a while for that ice in the tiny tubes to thaw. don't be surprised if you have to leave it in the warm garage for a while before it all works.

Congrats on the new rig. Just in time for the meeting on wed :)

Woodsman
12-04-2011, 08:31 PM
It's going to be a long drive back next weekend :lmao:


Cruel Wes. Just cruel. :lmao:

Looks like a nice ride. Can't wait to see what's in store. :cheers:

OilHammer
12-04-2011, 09:16 PM
Cruel Wes. Just cruel. :lmao:

Looks like a nice ride. Can't wait to see what's in store. :cheers:

I can't wait to see what his next purchase is....:rolleyes:

AxleIke
12-04-2011, 09:21 PM
So, I was talking with Jeff at NSTBC on Friday and he mentioned that his 100 has torque steer after he lifted it, (the truck pulls to one side when acceleratiing).

Just FYI, but this is all in the back end. You likely need to simply build brackets to drop your panhard rod, though the best solution is to bring the lower links back to level with the ground, but this is really not a practical idea.

However, this is not in the front end. You will not get this out of an IFS front end because the two sides are not connected.

What Jeff has is oversteer. Straight lower links give you instant oversteer if they are not parallel with the ground (wonder why toyota built those MONSTER rock anchors down there? On stock trucks the links are at, or very, very close to, parallel with the ground (truck sitting on a flat surface).

You can help this by bringing your panhard rod back to parallel with the axle (on flat ground). This will keep the axle from shifting against the suspension as much when the truck squats during acceleration. Because of the increased angle of the panhard from a lift, the rest of the geometry is out of sync with the panhard rod, and you get increased response when the vehicle squats and lifts during accel/decel.

Pretty simple to make a bracket. Just some thoughts if anyone else experiences this phenomenon.

Caribou Sandstorm
12-04-2011, 09:27 PM
Cruel Wes. Just cruel. :lmao:

Looks like a nice ride. Can't wait to see what's in store. :cheers:

I hope you are all sitting down... I guess you would be, if you were on the computer..

No I am not returning this 100...But Melinda just gave it the once over, took the keys, drove it around the block in the snow storm and said "no way are you modding this truck it is too nice, can I have it? You need a 62 to wheel like you have always wanted..."

So I am sure this is somehow good for me and as it stands, I guess I just went to California to buy my wife a new Land Cruiser for Christmas...

Really the whole reason for buying the 2001, was so it was not too nice to wheel but this one happened to be nicer than anticipated. The paint, engine and interior look like the car has 20k miles. I guess if you take care of your vehicle 75k doesn't look much different from 20k.

Anyway, I thought you guys would get a kick out of my still on going saga for a Land Cruiser...I can only hope to goodness I do not have to go to California for a clean 62 but I am willing to do so.. Stay tuned..

sleeoffroad
12-05-2011, 06:39 AM
Just get your 80 back and call it good. You are not going to be happy with a 62. Tell your wive it is only a truck. You can always buy 2 100's.

Corbet
12-05-2011, 08:07 AM
Buy her a 200:lmao: Then you won't have to find your next truck in 0-10 years....

rover67
12-05-2011, 08:13 AM
Maybe you should have just gotten Tim's 80? Or find an older 100 that you won't hesitate to wheel?

If you get a 62 I think you'd have to spend a lot more time wrenching than you do now. Fine if that's what you want to do or if you just want to get into the older trucks to have a cool project.

OilHammer
12-05-2011, 08:23 AM
I agree with Christo and Marco...you will not be happy in the average 62. You willl spend an absolute fortune getting it to a level that you are comfortable going on expeds, and you will quickly realize the 80 is far superior out of the box. There are decent 80's with diff locks up on the market all the time, and you wouldn't sweat getting a few pin stripes on one. Shoot, for that matter, there was a 98 100 series w/diff lock up on clist for a bit over $7k.

http://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/2732406238.html Yeah, that's a lot of miles, but I did see one a while back that had nearly 400k on it!

farnhamstj
12-05-2011, 08:23 AM
Give it a week or so. Once there are french fries between the center console and seats that you can't reach, Purple juice spilled on the carpet, vomit in the 2nd row, 90wt spilled on the carpet in the rear. Then you can lift it and wheel it. If it was just for the mall you could have saved a lot of money and bought a Jeep.

Of course it's nice, now build that sucker up. It's 11 years old already.

Caribou Sandstorm
12-05-2011, 09:00 AM
Lots of options and Cruise Moab is 5 months out..

I had a nice sit down months ago with Christo and the advice is still ringing in my ear....Get your own truck and let the wife drive what she wants...

I would like to get our 80 back but I think that is still years out..

Maybe I will go back to searching for a locked 80.. I would want a stocker to mod, just more fun to have a project..Plus I need to go as low cost as possible.

I like the 62s though, always have..If it is going to sit around and be used for expedition trips and to haul stuff around, I like the price tag of a 62.

We will see..

One thing I should say is my wife really missed her Land Cruiser when we gave it to her Dad. And the smile on her face driving this Land cruiser around is priceless. I guess it is just a matter of time, until I get to mod this 100 but for now that looks to be further down the road then tomorrow...

nakman
12-05-2011, 09:06 AM
Don't rule it out Chris. Michele likes driving the 100 too, a lot more than she liked driving the 80 around. The irony is the 80 had about .5" more clearance, but felt like a huge truck in comparison... ok sure the break-over was better, but you get the point.

Point being a tastefully done mild build on a 100 series is still a nice car for the family to drive around in, and one the :Princess: enjoys driving. Yet it can still make it to Doll House and run E-Hill.. what else is there? :)

OilHammer
12-05-2011, 09:07 AM
You need to listen to Marco more....and there's a reason his truck has a V8 in it....
Early trucks can tell you the top cruising speed by the series. If you are going expo, this matters!
60 series = 60mph
80 series = 80mph
100 series = 100mph

Uncle Ben
12-05-2011, 10:04 AM
I have to get on the "must have a V-8 if it's a 6x series" wagon. Still my favorite Cruiser wagons but the 2F or 3FE just doesn't cut it for my needs. A well done fuel injected V-8 conversion and well thought out gearing will make the 6x do ANYTHING you need it to do!

OilHammer
12-05-2011, 10:12 AM
Well, there is an exception to the V8 for a 60. The last 12HT diesel I brought in, went into this truck and then sold. http://forum.ih8mud.com/vehicles-trailers-sale-wanted/291878-fs-1987-60-12ht-turbo-diesel.html

Romer
12-05-2011, 10:42 AM
Chris, your welcome to have her drive mine. Then she may let you mod it and borrow it for the events

farnhamstj
12-05-2011, 04:01 PM
Lock the front dif. Best mod you can do and it doesn't look like you changed a thing. Run 33's AT tires. They fit with no lift. The ride quality is better with OME springs/ Shocks than factory.

Too nice to be the trail rig, What nonsense. Nice trail rig, now were talking.

Romer
12-05-2011, 05:03 PM
Chris,
Let her keep that one and buy this for yourself http://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/2737727637.html

There is an advantage to having the same vehicle from a maintenance and spare parts perspective. :D

Uncle Ben
12-05-2011, 05:13 PM
....or you could get something that is better suited for your wheeling style!

http://montaraventures.com/pix/amphicar.jpg

Corbet
12-05-2011, 05:16 PM
Yes, but keep it Toyota based, you need the "Toybota"

Uncle Ben
12-05-2011, 05:41 PM
Yes, but keep it Toyota based, you need the "Toybota"

My bad.....you're right Corbet....he is brand loyal!
http://reviews.cnet.com/i/bto/20090814/1_006.jpg

http://media.monstersandcritics.com/galleries/3266929_14064/0298558555085.jpg

http://static.stuff.co.nz/1252287214/377/2841377.jpg

Snowrun
12-05-2011, 07:46 PM
Anyone else run in to p1121 today? Turns out hundies don't like cold temps.
(Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor) Might be something to consider putting on the PM list.

Caribou Sandstorm
12-05-2011, 08:02 PM
Anyone else run in to p1121 today? Turns out hundies don't like cold temps.
Might be something to consider putting on the PM list.

God Bless you for bringing this thread back on target...

I do like the Toybota though... very nice..

farnhamstj
12-05-2011, 08:03 PM
http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-cruisers/127474-tps-apps-problems.html

60wag
12-05-2011, 08:28 PM
Does this mean the 100 won't go if the accelerator pedal gets wet? :)

nakman
12-05-2011, 09:02 PM
You guys are terrible. Next time we hit the Dirty Devil all we need is Corbet's RTB & one other.. we'll do it without even wetting a tire..

http://www.streetfire.net/video/toyota-pickup-truck-on-a-funny-boat-contraption_2214021.htm





And mine sat outside all day- wasn't happy starting up, made me think of the start-up 'zing' on the 80 series. But no codes thankfully.. it's actually running pretty good I have learned that the first 3 quarters of the Bronco game aren't worth watching so I managed to change the oil, drop & swap 4 quarts of ATF, and swapped out the t-case oil yesterday. I hate to admit but I'm feeling a little relieved to only have one truck to work on. there, I said it, my 100 series confession.

Romer
12-05-2011, 09:04 PM
You guys are terrible. Next time we hit the Dirty Devil all we need is Corbet's RTB & one other.. we'll do it without even wetting a tire..

http://www.streetfire.net/video/toyota-pickup-truck-on-a-funny-boat-contraption_2214021.htm





And mine sat outside all day- wasn't happy starting up, made me think of the start-up 'zing' on the 80 series. But no codes thankfully.. it's actually running pretty good I have learned that the first 3 quarters of the Bronco game aren't worth watching so I managed to change the oil, drop & swap 4 quarts of ATF, and swapped out the t-case oil yesterday. I hate to admit but I'm feeling a little relieved to only have one truck to work on. there, I said it, my 100 series confession.

The heated seats were very nice today. You were right about that:thumb:

OilHammer
12-05-2011, 09:06 PM
100? Why? Just do this: http://forum.ih8mud.com/fj45-owners-club/450229-troopy-soft-top-restoration-super-mod-4.html

Corbet
12-05-2011, 09:34 PM
You guys are terrible. Next time we hit the Dirty Devil all we need is Corbet's RTB & one other.. we'll do it without even wetting a tire..

http://www.streetfire.net/video/toyota-pickup-truck-on-a-funny-boat-contraption_2214021.htm


Now that I'd like to see in person with anyone's truck but mine:D Perhaps that technique could be added to the Koko overnighter for the Delores? Chris step it up...

nakman
12-05-2011, 10:25 PM
The heated seats were very nice today. You were right about that:thumb:

You know you could have had that in your 80 a long time ago if you'd have just listened. Along with rear recliners... open center diff in low range.... :rolleyes: :rant:

nakman
12-05-2011, 10:30 PM
100? Why? Just do this: http://forum.ih8mud.com/fj45-owners-club/450229-troopy-soft-top-restoration-super-mod-4.html

Wow Barry, just wow. just amazing.. but I think I'll keep the house.

Snowrun
12-06-2011, 08:20 AM
Does this mean the 100 won't go if the accelerator pedal gets wet? :)
The truck was completely dry inside the cabin and under the hood. I saw one comment on mud that this sensor has been re-designed 4 times. It also seems to only happen when it is very cold outside. The wife said it was kind of scary when it happens too, because the truck goes into limp mode.

Caribou Sandstorm
12-07-2011, 04:09 PM
I am probably sticking with a 100..either modding this one or getting my own..

Saw a few higher mileage LX470 100s that looked plenty nice and would make good family wheelers...

Probably will ride out the holidays and pull the trigger in January.. Man that seems really far out...Well back to Cargurus and Autotrader..

Caribou Sandstorm
12-12-2011, 10:01 AM
Maybe the club Christmas party helped my case but looks like once again Nakman was right.....Wife is going to let me mod the 100 vs. having to buy another one.

:thumb:

Now I just have to figure out how much I can spend with Christo each month, until Cruise Moab!!

Somebody in Vail scooped up a '98 LC with 43k miles on it last Friday from Kansas... Has to be as nice or nicer then the one I found in California.

There are plenty still out there to go around for those that are thinking of moving in this direction.

A few great sites I discovered along the way are Cargurus and cars for sale.

Both list over 100+, 100 series Land Cruisers of various mileage and wear.

1loudLX
12-12-2011, 10:32 AM
So, is the snorkel on yet?

nakman
12-12-2011, 11:22 AM
So, is the snorkel on yet?

Hey mine's on order, should pick it up this week. You want to come up and drill a hole? :D

Uncle Ben
12-12-2011, 11:50 AM
Hey mine's on order, should pick it up this week. You want to come up and drill a hole? :D

Why bother? A snorkel wouldn't have helped Caribou's Runner. Hunnies have the same body Computers that Late model Runner/Tundra/Tacos/FJC's have. Snorkel will just be false security. Plus, personally I don't like the looks of them on huns....but that's just me....

Romer
12-12-2011, 12:28 PM
Why bother? A snorkel wouldn't have helped Caribou's Runner. Hunnies have the same body Computers that Late model Runner/Tundra/Tacos/FJC's have. Snorkel will just be false security. Plus, personally I don't like the looks of them on huns....but that's just me....

The 100 does not have the superior cyclone air can that the 80 does. With the intake in the wheel well (like the 80), the air filter can get clogged quickly when off road. The snorkel puts the intake up higher which provides cleaner air.

On Chris's situation, it wasn’t that he went into deep water, it was that he got stuck and sat there allowing the cab to fill with water. An 80 in the same situation would have had some of the ECU's fried as well, although the engine one is in a different place like you said. So theoretically, if you kept your momentum and where in and out of the river before the cab filled with water :D, there is benefit to the snorkel.

Like you said, personal preference on the looks. That’s why they make Chocolate and Vanilla :cool:

Uncle Ben
12-12-2011, 12:46 PM
The 100 does not have the superior cyclone air can that the 80 does. With the intake in the wheel well (like the 80), the air filter can get clogged quickly when off road. The snorkel puts the intake up higher which provides cleaner air.

On Chris's situation, it wasnít that he went into deep water, it was that he got stuck and sat there allowing the cab to fill with water. An 80 in the same situation would have had some of the ECU's fried as well, although the engine one is in a different place like you said. So theoretically, if you kept your momentum and where in and out of the river before the cab filled with water :D, there is benefit to the snorkel.

Like you said, personal preference on the looks. Thatís why they make Chocolate and Vanilla :cool:

:)

nakman
12-12-2011, 01:11 PM
Why bother? A snorkel wouldn't have helped Caribou's Runner. Hunnies have the same body Computers that Late model Runner/Tundra/Tacos/FJC's have. Snorkel will just be false security. Plus, personally I don't like the looks of them on huns....but that's just me....

I didn't like the looks either until I saw the Airtec one TJM sells, and I like those so that's what I'm getting:
http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=579641&d=1323479534

And not doing it for the water- doing it for cleaner air, cooler air, and a conduit to run lighting wires. Plus I've never had a truck with a snorkel, so I want one.

Uncle Ben
12-12-2011, 01:32 PM
I didn't like the looks either until I saw the Airtec one TJM sells, and I like those so that's what I'm getting:


http://extremelandcruiser.com/store/bmz_cache/c/c3dbcb1e733e5b962d085afe9320a53e.image.450x357.jpg

WOW! I do like that one! Haven't seen that one before....

nakman
12-12-2011, 03:26 PM
WOW! I do like that one! Haven't seen that one before....

Yeah.. just came across my radar too a few weeks ago. Hopefully soon I'll be sporting one. It's the most stealth of all of them, and doesn't run up the side of the fender on the outside either. Downside is install is apparently a pain because of the internal routing inside the fender. I dunno... hoping it's worth it!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6499772167_6499698809_z.jpg

Uncle Ben
12-12-2011, 04:09 PM
Yeah.. just came across my radar too a few weeks ago. Hopefully soon I'll be sporting one. It's the most stealth of all of them, and doesn't run up the side of the fender on the outside either. Downside is install is apparently a pain because of the internal routing inside the fender. I dunno... hoping it's worth it!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6499772167_6499698809_z.jpg

Easy = Cheesy!

Caribou Sandstorm
12-12-2011, 04:24 PM
I saw that one and that is the one I want also! Nice choice Tim!

I will say that a 100 filled the cabin with water, it is on Ih8mud, to the same or higher level then I had. His filled to the top of the bottom seat cushion. I think mine was only to about the bottom of the seat cushion.:o

I called Robbie and asked why the difference in me killing it and the guy on mud drove away.

According to Robbie the ECU is positioned higher up in the dash on the 100 vs. 4runner. Also I would argue that if you sat my lifted 4runner next to a lifted 100.. The cabin/body of the 100 just appears to sit higher than the 4runner....

This is one of the many reasons I decided to go with a 100 this time vs. just replacing my 4runner with another 4runner.

No doubt I am going back in the water in the future, just more cautiously and only to get to the other side safely...

Corbet
12-12-2011, 07:09 PM
So, is the snorkel on yet?

Why bother?

"If your super serious, a snorkel" that's way:D http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7348071/part-4?page=1

I like the looks of that airtec too.

farnhamstj
12-12-2011, 08:01 PM
You can find cyclone air filters in other countries and stick them in our US spec trucks.

We have a family trip planned to NZ in the spring. I wonder if that will fit in the overhead compartment?

60wag
12-12-2011, 09:03 PM
How tough is it to waterproof the ECU computer?

Caribou Sandstorm
12-12-2011, 11:32 PM
Here are a few pics from bringing it home from California.. I have the same affinity for In-N-Burger as Groucho...

I am really looking forward to the transformation process and no more car shopping...

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Time-for-a-100-series-Land/i-xbKP9Mw/0/L/IMG0257-L.jpg

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Time-for-a-100-series-Land/i-BJHRT9k/0/L/IMG0266-L.jpg

FJBRADY
12-13-2011, 06:42 AM
Nice avitar!

Mendocino
12-14-2011, 04:10 PM
That's a beauty Chris. I think its the same color as my 2003.:)

Romer
12-14-2011, 05:34 PM
Nice avitar!

I think this one would be better

Woodsman
12-14-2011, 06:21 PM
I think this one would be better

Nicely edited. :thumb:

Caribou Sandstorm
12-15-2011, 01:05 PM
Still kind of stressful to see these pics. I am ok with not seeing them. Much easier to talk about vs see.

Romer
12-15-2011, 01:37 PM
Still kind of stressful to see these pics. I am ok with not seeing them. Much easier to talk about vs see.

Stressful??? Thats just you getting a better view from the sunroof trying to spot Wes:D

wesintl
12-15-2011, 04:00 PM
It's part of the 5 step program... You think you're stressed just think if it was the purty hundy you have now :eek:

nakman
12-15-2011, 04:08 PM
(insert additional witty Chris in the river comment here)






then check it out: :D

Bighead
12-15-2011, 04:22 PM
Looking good. Definitely has a more streamlined look than my Safari. Should be worth at least 5HP.