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Old 11-13-2010, 09:02 PM   #1
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80 Series LC Longevity?

Hey any thoughts are appreciated. Would you guys think a 1997 Toyota Landcruiser with 190,000 miles would be too old/used for a reliable daily driver and offroader? The vehicle looks very clean for an older SUV but I have not seen the engine bay or heard it run.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:23 PM   #2
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I think it would be fine. The 4.5 straight 6 in it is a tank of an engine.
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So if it has been taken care of over the years with proper servicings, what kind of work would you think it would need? Would I be spending a lot on replacing little parts that go out? How many miles could I hope for before it begins to need major work? Thanks
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:39 PM   #4
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So if it has been taken care of over the years with proper servicings, what kind of work would you think it would need? Would I be spending a lot on replacing little parts that go out? How many miles could I hope for before it begins to need major work? Thanks
Im guessing a LONG time. I havent heard of any needing major work at all, if taken care of minimally. Other than the regular electrical crap that can plague an older vehicle, mechanically, they are solid.
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Im guessing a LONG time. I havent heard of any needing major work at all, if taken care of minimally. Other than the regular electrical crap that can plague an older vehicle, mechanically, they are solid.
Man that's awesome to hear. I know how capable these are, and I have always heard that they are built really well but wasn't sure at this mileage. It would be a hell of a weekend trail machine, huh.

Oh what about the suspension? I would plan on replacing it anyway for a lift from OME, but I don't know how soon that would be. Do you think it would still have a lot of flex? I've heard that older jeeps get pretty stiff if it's original shocks and springs.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:28 PM   #6
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Man that's awesome to hear. I know how capable these are, and I have always heard that they are built really well but wasn't sure at this mileage. It would be a hell of a weekend trail machine, huh.

Oh what about the suspension? I would plan on replacing it anyway for a lift from OME, but I don't know how soon that would be. Do you think it would still have a lot of flex? I've heard that older jeeps get pretty stiff if it's original shocks and springs.
I think it would be fine. IIRC, they are coil sprung at both ends. They flex great. I still keep my eye out for a good one in my area, but its hard to get someone to part with them......How much is the one your looking at?
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I think it would be fine. IIRC, they are coil sprung at both ends. They flex great. I still keep my eye out for a good one in my area, but its hard to get someone to part with them......How much is the one your looking at?
Oh I see. He is asking $8800 I believe. It is also the 40th anniversary edition, which I guess adds special leather seats and trim and such, so that is kind of cool.
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Spring over axle swap and your good!!

Edit: I'm thinking 60 series

You're linked front and rear
Haha, Linked means it uses coils, correct?
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:40 PM   #9
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Oh I see. He is asking $8800 I believe. It is also the 40th anniversary edition, which I guess adds special leather seats and trim and such, so that is kind of cool.
Not a bad price!

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Spring over axle swap and your good!!

Edit: I'm thinking 60 series

You're linked front and rear

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Haha, Linked means it uses coils, correct?
Yes.
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Not a bad price!





Yes.
Man, this sure would be a nice vehicle to have.
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