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CELICA XX
08-08-2006, 03:14 PM
Hey guys !!!

My name is Bill and i'm pretty new to the 4x4 scene... just bought a '97 unlocked LX450 a few months ago.

My wife and I will be moving to Denver within 2 years, so I figured I should join the forum and get acquainted.

How good are the unlocked 80-series Cruisers in the snow? I'm not sure if I want to keep the Cruiser or go with a truck...




http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v490/celica_supra/LX450/100_0651.jpg

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On top of Mt. Evans (Aug 2, 2006):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v490/celica_supra/Colorado/DSCF0183.jpg

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Taken in Georgetown, CO (Aug 1, 2006)

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wesintl
08-08-2006, 03:28 PM
I hear these land cruisers are pretty good :thumb:

IanB
08-08-2006, 03:31 PM
I hear these land cruisers are pretty good :thumb:

Total junk, Ill give yah $50 for it, but only as a favor to you :D :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Hulk
08-08-2006, 04:21 PM
I'm willing to go at least $5 more than whatever Ian's latest offer is. :)

Welcome to the forum. Your LX450 will be sweet in the snow and on most of the Colorado trails. If you want lockers, you can always get some ARBs.

Great pics. Are you a TLCA member? If so, I might borrow a picture for the TLCA web site. You just might be a "picture of the week" (see the home page).

Matt

Uncle Ben
08-08-2006, 04:25 PM
I have heard the latteral part of the "L" is a problem and will keep it from doing well off highway. :lmao: Seriously, welcome to the board! 80's (450's) are fantastic in the snow with proper tires. I think you'll get hooked quickly!

:thumb:

CELICA XX
08-08-2006, 04:51 PM
Welcome to the forum. Your LX450 will be sweet in the snow and on most of the Colorado trails. If you want lockers, you can always get some ARBs.

Great pics. Are you a TLCA member? If so, I might borrow a picture for the TLCA web site. You just might be a "picture of the week" (see the home page).

I was just worried about traction in the snow without lockers... do you guys stay locked in the winter?

Well, I joined the local chapter (Green Country Cruisers) when I bought the truck... so I guess I did join.

I have high-res versions available, just let me know.

nakman
08-08-2006, 05:26 PM
I was just worried about traction in the snow without lockers... do you guys stay locked in the winter?

No no no no no!!! We only lock up on snow runs, when trying to get stuck or trying to bash through stuff, or pulling each other out. Lockers are instant death on the highway, you're much better off with open diffs in snowy conditions.

Hulk
08-08-2006, 08:53 PM
Well, I joined the local chapter (Green Country Cruisers) when I bought the truck... so I guess I did join.

Not necessarily... are you getting Toyota Trails magazine in the mail? If not, you're probably not a member. You can see TT for yourself here:
http://tlca.org/trails/

bh4rnnr
08-08-2006, 08:56 PM
Welcome. Look forward to seeing you guys on some runs:robbie: :beer: .

nakman
08-08-2006, 09:28 PM
Hey, I remember those pics from when you posted them on mud.. remember saying "Dayum! Look at that crib! " :lmao:

welcome! :beer: :beer2:

IanB
08-09-2006, 05:54 AM
I'm willing to go at least $5 more than whatever Ian's latest offer is. :)



Not again! :rant:

Seriously though, welcome and you will love that 450. I would buy one but I have the Taco and a project so I can't really justify it. We also have several in the club and even more 80's (basically the same thing).

Rzeppa
08-09-2006, 03:57 PM
Welcome! You don't need lockers on the road in the snow that rig with decent tires. Lockers are for off-road or snow that's so deep nobody's going anywhere anyway. You can retrofit Aussie lock right, and detroit in the rear, ARB or Toyota factory electric on either end if you want. The former two ae by far the least expensive, detroit prices are now approaching ARB. ARBs and Factory are expensive but part+labor will be about the same for either.