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Toyota Landcruiser 80 Series GXL 1995

Discussion in 'My 4WD' started by HOGO80, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. HOGO80

    HOGO80 New Member

    Toyota Landcruiser 80 Series GXL, 1995

    Good Points
    Toyota reliability!!
    6 cylinder 4.2 Litre diesel
    Large seating capacity
    Coil Sprung and solid axle
    Fuel capacity and economy
    Large towing capacity
    Offroad capabilities
    Electric everything
    Kept very well (Toyota serviced and logbooks up to 200,000), only two owners

    Bad Points
    Nothing yet!!
    Its not the turbo engine, but i was only after a diesel!

    What mods have you done?
    I have done nothing yet! Just bought it!
    But it has:
    Electric Brakes
    Toyota bullbar and towbar
    Almost everything standard genuine toyota including CD player
    Dual batteries
    Side steps
    Roof racks

    Since buying it:
    3 inch King Spring coils
    5 Inch 45mm EFS shocks
    Coil retainers
    Removed rear swaybar
    Swapped my BFG AT's with some 285/75/R16 Federal Couragia MT's
    Aftermarket Alpine Headunit

    What mods are on the list to do?
    3" lift
    Sliders and rear bar work
    34" BFG KM2's
    Manual locking hub conversion
    Sound system
    Rear drawers
    Few other things that i want but will never be able to afford!

    Why did you buy this vehicle?
    Basically its offroad capacity, reliability and comfort. Before this i owned a 2000 DC Hilux with IFS front and leaf rear, which was limited offroad even when locked up and quite small and uncomfortable. This Landcruiser is coil sprung and live axle resulting in excellent articulation (or it will after i upgrade the suspension) is quite large but with reasonable fuel economy, is comfortable, can tow larger weights and is a diesel which will go forever hopefully!!

    How often do you go offroad?
    Once a month

    What will your next vehicle be?
    Newer Landcruiser, probably Turbo diesel 100 series or Smarty pants 200 series!

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    Last edited: Mar 10, 2011
  2. bmurray2250

    bmurray2250 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Nice looking Cruiser
  3. jnr

    jnr New Member

    nice work mate
    gees you found that quick
  4. cptmud

    cptmud New Member

    Very nice, goto lave an 80
  5. Pure Yobbo

    Pure Yobbo Moderator

    Nice shame about the badge........
  6. HollyKate

    HollyKate New Member

    how many litres does your's do per 100km?

    I like these 80 series landcruisers. I have a hilux of the same year.

    Hav fun with it!
  7. frosty

    frosty Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm, very cute!
  8. HOGO80

    HOGO80 New Member

    Not sure Hollykate...its got 145 litre capacity so i want to fill both tanks up completely then run them to empty to find out the fuel consumption. I have heard i should get about 16l/100km on a reasonably stock 80 without larger tyres lift etc so we will see how it goes.

    Hows the chev handling with the new lift Frosty??
    I think ill be throwing some lift in reasonably soon and and will be doing the same as you i.e. buying from Zordo and putting it in myself so i get to learn the ins and outs of the suspension gear. Might need some assistance if you're willing!!
  9. frosty

    frosty Well-Known Member

    I was waitin for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. MJ80

    MJ80 New Member

    Welcome to the family :D

    Very tidy, be good to watch how it progresses.
  11. HOGO80

    HOGO80 New Member

    You can say no!! I know it hurts you to work on Toyotas!!
    Hows the Chev now?
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011
  12. frosty

    frosty Well-Known Member

    I have always loved SLINKIES, so i bought a coil sprung LANDCRUISER!

    And like their drivers, they're fun to throw down stairs!!!!
  13. HOGO80

    HOGO80 New Member

    You still angry at me for running you around the court the other night?
  14. jack48

    jack48 Active Member

    Nice rig, but its only a Toyota, till ya add stuff :D;);)
  15. HOGO80

    HOGO80 New Member

    Your right and im not gonna sleep a wink tonight coz ill be thinking about currently cruising ebay lookin at all the different accessories for an 80! DANGEROUS!
  16. jack48

    jack48 Active Member

    In this order

    Wheels/ tyres
    Driving experience LOL
    Remove seats
    drawers, cargo barrier

    Ya want me to keep going, how many $$$$$$ you got, I can spend it for you LOL
  17. HOGO80

    HOGO80 New Member

    no locker in will b in the top 4...experience can wait!! haha
  18. jack48

    jack48 Active Member

    Learn to handle the big mother farker, it has LSD, the locker can wait till you need it, ya won't keep up with Frosty unless he gets a flat tyre, which is highly likely .so you don't need it yet:D:D
  19. frosty

    frosty Well-Known Member

    It's a Landcruiser! The LSD was worn out by the time it got to it's first owners house!!:rolleyes:

    As for flat tyres,,, Most sooks would stop and fix it!! Real men just keep goin!:cool:
  20. jack48

    jack48 Active Member

    As for flat tyres,,, Most sooks would stop and fix it!! Real men just keep goin!:cool:[/QUOTE]

    Only for so far ;);)

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