Join Date: Jul 2001
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I just wounder if it is worth it. I mean I was going to buy a used Toyota Land Cruiser FJ80 with front and rear lockers and just throw on an Old Man Emu suspension. One of my buddies had that on his 93 FJ80 and the darn thing would crawl over anything he aimed it at. Wish I could afford a D110 here in the States but until I finish with my college and get that dergree out of the way there isnt much chance I can afford that much as they still catch a good price on the market (average 45K /-5K). Anyway I can afford this rig but I do not know anything about it. How reliable it is or how it would fare in an accedent or roll over, etc. No crash test data I can find and the dealer did not have this information so even though it looks like a nice healthy rig I am not 100% sold. There was a time we almost purchased the Nissan Xtarra and I gave it the same drill. Asking tons of questions. Then a fellow fowarded a url that contained vehicles that had been in accedents. I could enter a year, make, model and come back with photo's. Those SUV's did not do very well in a roll over and I am pretty positive the folks inside the truck did not do to well either. I would not be shock to learn a few had died in the wreck. Also I did not notice a lo or high range transfercase so that is a bit of a negative. Not that I could not live with out a high/low tcase but it would be nice for offroad. We do not have an idea of what the resale is going to be on this truck. So many variables.
Anyway I am very interested but need something more when it comes to information and feedback from actual owners. Would also be very nice if these owners had experience with other makes and models of 4x4's.
Thanks guys (and gals) look foward to hearing more about this vehicle.