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Old 02-11-2010, 02:16 PM
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Possibility they also live in the plains or at least at sea level and not a mile high with forays over 2 miles high.
Another possibility, one that I have experience with, is they spent some serious seat time behind the wheel of a 40hp VW Bus back in the day. 0-60 in five minutes. Yeah baby!!
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:13 PM
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My 40 would look like that if I gave her a bath....
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:42 AM
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The Mighty Hilux has two right foot positions: brake pedal and trying to push a throttle-pedal-shaped-dimple in the firewall.

However when I go back to St. Louis there is a mystical third position that is heretofore unknown above 5,280', air space under throttle pedal. Weird feeling, that. Funny how descending 4,920' has that affect.

So these folks, being from Flatness probably didn't care one bit that Floyd Hill was slow being that they were busy taking in the mountain vistas I'm sure...
I remember actually grinning when I drove my '82 HiLux to Kentucky to see my dad. Right around eastern Kansas a miracle happened. Had to retard my timing too.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:11 AM
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I have to say that the 60 starts to get really entertaining headed back east also..

Two years ago on the trip back to Memphis for Christmas I had been in the truck driving for 17 hours straight when I rolled into Memphis and it was raining. Steady throttle the whole way. Then I pulled into the left lane to pass a truck just before my exit, dropped it in 3rd, and punched it. Rear tires broke loose.... I giggled. Of course it was on the 33's but hey.. how cool is that?
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Makes me appreciate forced induction.
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They live in Jupiter FL per the auction, but travelled to the Rockies and this is in one of the answers to a question: We only got 10MPG, these FJ's weren't known for getting good mileage even when they weren't towing. We were underpowered and did a lot of flat footing on inclines.
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