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97 Land Cruiser vs. New FJ Cruiser

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by eschmunk, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Jun 5, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    eschmunk

    eschmunk [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So a buddy of mine and I were have a discussion as to what would be more capable off road, a '97 Lexus LX450 (aka Glorified FJZ80 Land Cruiser) or a newer FJ Cruiser.

    Given that each would have a decent off-road tire, what are you thoughts on which would be more capable?

    Friend believes that the FJZ80 would be far more capable due to lockers and full-floating solid front and rear axles.

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  2. Jun 5, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    bigguy78619

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    land cruiser!
     
  3. Jun 5, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    desiboy98

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    land cruiser all the way....the LX450 is simply and truly a beast
     
  4. Jun 5, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    and has heated leather seats.. :D
     
  5. Jun 5, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    Can someone explain why my last post was deleted? BTW the person was quoted was my buddy and I was just giving him shit. WTF?

    -e
     
  6. Jun 5, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    BBQ BOY

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    By far the Land Cruiser but most of the LX450,470 are not locker front and rear. I have personally seen them both in action. We have both in my Land Cruiser club.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    Lichen

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    My '08 FJ came with a rear locker and A-trac. It does just fine off road, but the extra space in the LandCruiser would be a definate bonus.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jun 8, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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    lexus, I love that body style of the lx and landcruiser
     
  9. Jun 8, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    the lexus has a solid front axle while the fj has independent front suspension so the lexus imo
     
  10. Jun 11, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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  11. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    The Landcruiser/Lexus for the win.
     
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