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Forum: General Chit Chat 03-03-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By FJBen
When it rains, it pours

So yeah...after the fun of totalling our 80, I've been laid off as of last friday. :(

i had been with them for 7 years and was the lowest in senority, which sucks because I had planned on retiring...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-27-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,715
Posted By FJBen
Yeah we try to forget that one :( again, trying...

Yeah we try to forget that one :( again, trying to save a few bucks on the now, doesn't always go in your favor. I have this odd aversion to debt/car payments that sometimes doesn't pan out....like...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-26-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,832
Posted By FJBen
happy happy b-day!

happy happy b-day!
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-26-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,715
Posted By FJBen
Very good point :) My last 80 I traded for but...

Very good point :) My last 80 I traded for but still had to sell. :( The good news is that we are debt free besides the house right now :beer::thumb:

Buying built isn't a bad deal at all, a...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-23-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,715
Posted By FJBen
The ARB case is stronger as it's made of 300m,...

The ARB case is stronger as it's made of 300m, although the OEM lockers are not weak.

The problem with Factory lockers is that #1 if you wheel hard with 35's, you could twist a spline on the axle...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-23-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By FJBen
Thanks Treeroot!

Treeroot rocks...:beer::beer::thumb: He gave me his old stock bumper AND brought it to my house so that our 80 doesn't look at ghetto as more.

thanks a ton Root!

How was Hob Knobbers?

looks a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-23-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By FJBen
Besides all of them? Go here: ...

Besides all of them?

Go here: http://bigheadtodd.com/music

On the left you can listen to all the albums for free and decide which ones you like. I really like "Midnight Radio" "crimes of...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-20-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By FJBen
Yeah this year is different for sure. Last year...

Yeah this year is different for sure. Last year we showed up, got in line and ended up in the 3rd row. Hoping to see myself on the DVD :D

Seeing them live is :bowdown: you will be blown away at...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-20-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By FJBen
That I'm not 100% sure as I haven't checked...

That I'm not 100% sure as I haven't checked ticketmaster to see if they are selling reserved up front or GA...it's slightly confusing.

last years show was awesome!!!
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-19-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By FJBen
Hey Perry, :D My understanding was this. This...

Hey Perry, :D

My understanding was this. This year they did fanclub reserved rows 2-15 and 16-27. Then after it's open to the public, it's basically reserved up until row 50.

The seating chart...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-18-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By FJBen
How good of gas mileage do the sequoia's...

How good of gas mileage do the sequoia's get?

Our has gets about 15ish on the highway. 17.5 once on the way to texas :eek:

Does the 2wd allow for a "little" better mileage?
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-18-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,353
Posted By FJBen
Here's what I set all of our smaller jobsites up...

Here's what I set all of our smaller jobsites up with.

Buffalo Servers
Buffalo LinkStation Mini LS-WS500GL/R1 - NAS server

WS500GL/R1 - NAS - 500 GB - Serial ATA-150 - HD 250 GB x 2 - RAID 0, 1 -...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-18-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By FJBen
Exactly, it's for my family. Thats why I choose...

Exactly, it's for my family. Thats why I choose Land Cruisers to be really safe. The mini doesn't feel safe WHATSOEVER to me. An extra 422 cupholders and an easier way to the backseat doesn't...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-17-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By FJBen
I LOATHE the minivan. We had a sienna for 3...

I LOATHE the minivan. We had a sienna for 3 months and I hated every second of it. We had a nice leather sienna and I still just didn't like it. Drove like a car, and I REALLY didn't feel safe at...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-17-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By FJBen
Yeah, the rest of the 4 runners just feel small...

Yeah, the rest of the 4 runners just feel small and they don't have the 3rd row do they?

I agree the 80 is a little cramped after a long trip...but compared to driving my 40 to Kansas, it's...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-16-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By FJBen
I know, my brother in law is 7'0 330lbs. But...

I know, my brother in law is 7'0 330lbs. But they still don't make cars that fit me any better :)
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-16-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By FJBen
Thanks Robbie! I figure it's toyota, it can't be...

Thanks Robbie! I figure it's toyota, it can't be that bad.

Hey Romer, my wife thinks the 100's are kinda small, bigger than the 80 but small. No way in hell we'd fit in 4 runner. Last time I...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-16-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By FJBen
Sequioa vs. 100 series

Okay, sooo...the wife and I are considering the Sequioa also to the 100 series. This is basically a soccermom SUV with the occasional camping trip (not wheeler) It appears we could get a lot newer...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-16-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,269
Posted By FJBen
Happy B-day!

Happy B-day!
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-13-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,508
Posted By FJBen
I might have a front driveshaft for a pig. Lemme...

I might have a front driveshaft for a pig. Lemme check my stash at home. If so you are welcome to have it.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 02-12-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By FJBen
Looking for 100 series

Hey everyone, we are looking for a 100 series for the wife. Budget is probably topped at $15K.

dislike the maroon and green, all other colors are pretty good.

Have seen a few on CL, just wondering...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-04-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,804
Posted By FJBen
wow...so $7,500 + $1,600 = $9,100 before they...

wow...so $7,500 + $1,600 = $9,100 before they total it :confused:

NADA value is $7975 for a 96 with 170K
NADA value for an LX450 w/150K (avg miles) is $10,000 :eek::rolleyes: hmm...

Even still a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-04-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,804
Posted By FJBen
well, sounds like she's gonna get totalled...

well, sounds like she's gonna get totalled out.

The "total" threshold amount is $5,800 for a 96 land cruiser. We are at $5100. On my last estimate, there was no time for the frame (although it was...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-02-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,804
Posted By FJBen
Took it to Pederson toyota on saturday. total...

Took it to Pederson toyota on saturday.

total prelim. estimate: $5118

getting a bit scary now...they found a lot of thing the other estimate didn't.
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-30-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,804
Posted By FJBen
thats the shop our dealer uses for body. I don't...

thats the shop our dealer uses for body. I don't know if they'll go OEM or not, I'm going to try Pederson toyota in Ft. COllins and see if they have a bodyshop.

I would love to slap a Slee on...
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