I'd have to say I'm mixed about calling the 3fe a dog engine. Dog is too powerful of a word to call it. I'll be running out of Grand Junction for the trip and hope that I don't slow too many people down. I've got my 3fe pushing 39.5's using 5.29 gears and she does okay.
1988 FJ62 "Burt," built by amateurs with a BFH and duct tape; SOA, stretched, 5.29 gears, ARB locked front, lockrite rear, chromoly shafts/hubs, rear disk brakes, transfer case e-brake, 6-shooters, custom protection/rear bumper, modified tacoma ARB front bumper, TR beadlocks w/ 39's, and some other junk.