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Old 08-12-2019, 08:20 PM   #1
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I recently bought a 2000 land cruiser and was told by a couple people that they are extremely popular off road vehicles. I was wondering if anyone has one that can tell me more about them?

I looked for a forum but I am not sure what forum is the best.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:26 AM   #2
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I have a 85 FJ60. Your’s would be a 100series or FJ-100.

They are great rigs, and will last forever with basic maintenance.


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Old 08-13-2019, 08:42 AM   #3
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I had a 75 FJ40 that I restored that I regret selling to this day. Also had a 92 FJ80 that was in great shape. They are good vehicles.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:33 AM   #4
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I recently bought a 2000 land cruiser and was told by a couple people that they are extremely popular off road vehicles. I was wondering if anyone has one that can tell me more about them?

I looked for a forum but I am not sure what forum is the best.
The FJ80 & FZJ80 are the extremely popular off road vehicles. The FZJ80 w/factory lockers has been voted many time as the best 4wd vehicle in the world. Used all over the desert in very remote places. I had an FZJ80 & wheeled it pretty hard. We drove it all over the USA. Very rugged & dependable. The 100 series (what you have) is decent but it ain't no 80 series.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:06 AM   #5
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I have a 94 FZJ80 300K miles, no factory lockers, and it is an amazing, indestructible, reliable, solid axle, off road beast for sure. It is such a joy to drive on and off-road.

My next upgrade is to add the rear aftermarket ARB air lockers.

The previous owner and I have put a lot of respect/cash into this rig.

I would sell...and regret it....if the price was right.
Funny, the guy I bought it from regretted selling it immediately and asks to buy it back all the time.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:09 AM   #6
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A buddy of mine has one and absolutely loves it
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:13 AM   #7
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I have one and may get another. They are popular because they are solid, capable and the newer ones are very comfortable. A 2000 will require a good baseline to get it up to speed. IH8MUD.com is probably the biggest Land Cruiser website with the most info.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:13 AM   #8
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1977 FJ40. Dad bought it in 1985 and handed it off to me. Love it.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:16 AM   #9
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1977 FJ40. Dad bought it in 1985 and handed it off to me. Love it.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:21 AM   #10
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I have a 95 80 series. Itís incredible how well it still runs with 223k on it. Leather seats are cracked and I have an occasional electrical issue but the full time 4WD and lockers is just bad ***.

And... I paid 1/4 for this than what a new UTV costs, and I have heat and AC

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Old 08-13-2019, 01:30 PM   #11
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This thread is turning into drool fuel.
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:16 PM   #12
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We sold a 99 with 270k miles on it a couple years ago. I would get in that thing and drive it anywhere! It was a great ride.

I'd like to get a FJ40 when funds allow someday...
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:24 PM   #13
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I have been obsessed with them since I was 15. I have owned 6 of them and currently have an '84 FJ60

I can tell you WAY too much info about them.

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Old 08-13-2019, 06:05 PM   #14
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One of my old lease mates had one that was bad to the bone!
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:19 PM   #15
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incredible vehicles...….everywhere I hunt around the globe it is either the LandCruiser or the Landrover making tracks in places I doubt I would venture in anything else.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:35 PM   #16
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I have a 74' with 85,000 miles on it. It is a beast. Got it from my FIL.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:39 PM   #17
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I have a 74' with 85,000 miles on it. It is a beast. Got it from my FIL.


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Old 08-13-2019, 06:55 PM   #18
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**** that’s a nice ‘74
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Landcruisers are the best 4x4. I had an 84 single cab pick up - best vehicle I ever owned. One day Iíll find another


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Old 08-13-2019, 08:31 PM   #20
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Check out Mud. It is a wealth of info and great folks. https://forum.ih8mud.com/
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Love my 2000 LX470. 221,000 and going strong other than I need to replace a CV axle. Have a new one in the garage, just need time to swap it in.

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Old 08-13-2019, 09:53 PM   #22
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Ď86 FJ-60. Love it!
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:59 PM   #23
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We are a Toyota family. Had a 97 Landcruiser that got to 225k miles. I traded it and got a tundra. I wish I would have kept as a weekend driver. I also wish American made cars were as reliable as Toyota. But they just aren’t.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:04 PM   #24
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I have a '91 FJ80 with the factory lockers. Its at the lease and I'm going to get it this weekend and bring her home for some TLC. Its not a speed demon but is definitely a great off road vehicle. It is also NOT an economy vehicle!!
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:14 AM   #25
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1985 FJ-60
Bought it from Sully on here about 12 years ago.
The brakes are bigger than the brakes on my old Superduty.
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1985 FJ-60

Bought it from Sully on here about 12 years ago.

The brakes are bigger than the brakes on my old Superduty.

Solid vehicles.



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So are the axles.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:37 AM   #27
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Bought my Ď91 in May, it has been awesome.

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Old 08-14-2019, 08:36 PM   #28
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The FJ80 & FZJ80 are the extremely popular off road vehicles. The FZJ80 w/factory lockers has been voted many time as the best 4wd vehicle in the world. Used all over the desert in very remote places. I had an FZJ80 & wheeled it pretty hard. We drove it all over the USA. Very rugged & dependable. The 100 series (what you have) is decent but it ain't no 80 series.
Sounds like you know a lot about them. Can you tell me the difference with the 80 and 100 series? What makes the 80 so good? I have a button that does the locking right under the hazard button. A friend of mine told me that is a something that many people want. Do you know if that is true?
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Bought my Ď91 in May, it has been awesome.

That is a great color combination. How many miles are in that? Around the same year as mine.
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We are a Toyota family. Had a 97 Landcruiser that got to 225k miles. I traded it and got a tundra. I wish I would have kept as a weekend driver. I also wish American made cars were as reliable as Toyota. But they just aren’t.
It is funny you say that. I have had many conversations about that. Some people don’t believe it is true. I personally think the same. They are just better. I am not bashing America because it is hands down the best country in the world but Japanese and Korean cars seem to be unstoppable.


Please everyone I am not trying to debate anyone that is not my intentions. Just asking on opinions why
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Nice cruiser Clark! Tan FJ60ís are the best!

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Old 08-14-2019, 09:36 PM   #32
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I also previously had a 1999 (100 series). Great truck as well. Similar to the 2000 year model but the 98-99 models had an optional electronic rear diff locker.


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Old 08-14-2019, 09:58 PM   #33
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Sounds like you know a lot about them. Can you tell me the difference with the 80 and 100 series? What makes the 80 so good? I have a button that does the locking right under the hazard button. A friend of mine told me that is a something that many people want. Do you know if that is true?
The 80 series was the last LC with a solid front axle, which is considered better offroad.

I have had Land Cruiser for over 20 years.
1974 FJ40
1973 FJ40
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2000 100 series still own with 265000 miles
2009 200 series with 150k miles..current daily driver.
They are to most durable well built vehicles I have ever owned.



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Nice cruiser Clark! Tan FJ60ís are the best!

Bought mine in 2007.




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This model is my favorite of all the different models over the years
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Sounds like you know a lot about them. Can you tell me the difference with the 80 and 100 series? What makes the 80 so good? I have a button that does the locking right under the hazard button. A friend of mine told me that is a something that many people want. Do you know if that is true?


Thatís the transfer case locker. All the 80 series have that. The unicorns were the ones that had front and rear differential lockers from the factory.
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I love those trucks.
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Sounds like you know a lot about them. Can you tell me the difference with the 80 and 100 series? What makes the 80 so good? I have a button that does the locking right under the hazard button. A friend of mine told me that is a something that many people want. Do you know if that is true?
Others have filled you in as I am so late to respond.
The button you have is a "center" diff lock. The thing that people seek is the front & rear lockers that some 80 series came with.
The 80 was the last solid axle LC. The gas engines are dependable but the diesels are unstoppable (never marketed in the US but can be found).
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Others have filled you in as I am so late to respond.
The button you have is a "center" diff lock. The thing that people seek is the front & rear lockers that some 80 series came with.
The 80 was the last solid axle LC. The gas engines are dependable but the diesels are unstoppable (never marketed in the US but can be found).
I have never been a "car" guy so it is always amazing to me how you guys know so much about cars. Thanks for the information. I am extremely happy that i bought the car. Tomorrow will be 1 week and the more I drive it the more I love it. Really the main reason is the fact that it is almost 20 years old and is pretty much brand new, although 19 year old brand new.

The engine is extremely reliable according to the post I have read on IH8mud.

I am not going to do it but how much does a paint job cost?
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I have never been a "car" guy so it is always amazing to me how you guys know so much about cars. Thanks for the information. I am extremely happy that i bought the car. Tomorrow will be 1 week and the more I drive it the more I love it. Really the main reason is the fact that it is almost 20 years old and is pretty much brand new, although 19 year old brand new.

The engine is extremely reliable according to the post I have read on IH8mud.

I am not going to do it but how much does a paint job cost?
I did a desert tan bed liner over my whole 80. I used it off road a lot so I wanted something that was immune to scratches. I spent $250 on materials & did it myself. A quality paint job would probably start around $3,500 & go up from there.
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ive always liked them..Toyotas run for ever! but isn't maintenance and parts expensive?
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:49 PM   #43
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How are the Lexus GX 460s? they seem similar.. maybe the LX is more related to the Toyota
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:03 PM   #44
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The GX 460 is sold as a Landcruiser Prado overseas. Otherwise known as a 150 series Land Cruiser. The OP has a 100 series Landcruiser and the new ones are 200 series Landcruisers. They are a solid rig.
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Others have filled you in as I am so late to respond.
The button you have is a "center" diff lock. The thing that people seek is the front & rear lockers that some 80 series came with.
The 80 was the last solid axle LC. The gas engines are dependable but the diesels are unstoppable (never marketed in the US but can be found).
I'm on a facebook page for landcrusiers that's 90% international... these dudes with their 80 series turbo diesels just kill me.
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If I could import one it would be a crew cab 78 series with the V8 diesel. Talk about the perfect truck. If they would import those, theyíd sell just as many as Mercedes sells G-Wagons
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