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Why should I not get an fj?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by sirwillysc, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Apr 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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    woodygg

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    call bs all you want. my tape measure doesn't lie.

    hard to know what you're saying... when I had the passengers seat back in the normal sitting position i'd be in, I made the measurement. Yes, IF you move the seat forward (where it wouldn't normally be for me), then you'll have more room. there was more leg room in my 2001 DC by far for the rear passengers.
     
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  2. Apr 24, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    woodygg

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    you don't know fun if you need to push a lever all around while you drive. :eek:
     
  3. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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  4. Apr 25, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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    This.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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    I love the unique look of the FJ, but I would still buy a 4 runner trail before an FJ. The blind spots kill it for me on the FJ - I HATE blind spots and the FJ has some nasty ones.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2013 at 3:41 AM
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    Ha. Once you get used to heel toe driving from racing cars it's a hard habit to break. ;)
     
  7. Apr 26, 2013 at 3:44 AM
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    There's no contest between a 4runner and an FJ on the trail. 4runner for groceries, FJ for trail.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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  9. Apr 26, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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    What?
    You hit the center diff lock button and put it into 4-low. It gives the exact same capabilities. Look at the Land Cruisers.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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    False. Look under your taco, the front shafts spin all the time. Also, people have made 2wd kits for the AWD Land Cruisers. No change in gas mileage.
     
  11. Apr 26, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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    Front shaft does not spin under load unless the transfer case engages it.
     
  12. Apr 26, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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    I have a 2007 FJC with 118k miles. Automatic tranny that always gave me 19mpg combined driving. Now my wife's snow car.

    I now drive a 2012 DCSB Tacoma. Automatic with 12k miles. Mileage is the same. The tacoma has a little better rear leg room but it's not a noticeable improvement over the FJC. The motor is definitely not as spunky as the FJC. I miss that.

    The blind spots are always a point of contention with the FJC but my Tacoma isn't stellar with the rear seat headrests. That's why god invented mirrors.

    Get what makes you happy, the cement FJC is the color I would choose.
     
  13. Apr 26, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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    The drive axles always spin with the front wheels, since there's no way to unlock them from the hubs. I believe that's what he meant.
     
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  14. Apr 26, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    Ahh difference of opinion, I pretty much only do little forest trails, which definitely sways my opinion to a shorter wheelbase. That's why I got my lil trail rig. Nothing against 4runners, they're the best looking one of their vehicles IMO.
     
  15. Apr 26, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    Man those bids made me kinda want a TT 4runner but too high
     
  16. Apr 26, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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    Yea I pretty much think anything between 4R, fj, tacoma you can't go wrong. All very capable off road. Your right difference in taste
     
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