[LCML] New Addition to the Family - FJ60
wayne at crushersrule.com
Tue Apr 26 11:45:31 CDT 2011
locker rear (80 series rear locker is nice)
open front, it isn't a serious wheeling rig so this makes total sense (also
this is the way I like my wheeling rigs (although I now run electric front
and rear but use the front VERY sparingly since I HATE changing birfs in the
3.70 will give you nice fuel mileage.
33s skinny is my recommendation of a DD, occasional wheeling rig
Dobinson lift, Dakar is acceptable.
sliders are nice, build your own to what you want.
close to stock with 8274 up front and some "ass" protection out back.
oh, and a H55F is a nice addition to a wagon, lower first gear, better
spacing between the gears and O/D for fuel economy and quieter cab.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Zepp" <jeffzepp at earthlink.net>
To: "Landcruiser Specialties" <sales at landcruiserspecialties.com>; "Land
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Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:40 AM
Subject: Re: [LCML] New Addition to the Family - FJ60
> Tim wrote:
>>Congrats on the 60! Love my '86!!
>>My order of business on mine was:
>>-First dial everything in. Fluids, belts, hoses, tune-up......
> No need for that on this one. All routine maintenance items are in tip-top
> shape. PO gave me all receipts, and the work done has been impressive. I
> did a thorough inspection prior to buying and all that stuff was already
>>-OME lift. Recommend heavy in the front & medium in the rear. I went
>>med/med, but then added a leaf to front to get rid of the excessive rake.
> The POs PO had the 3rd from bottom leaf in the rears replaced with a
> thicker leaf. I *think* the rear shackles might be a little longer than
> stock too. The fronts are in great shape. There is no hint of sag in this
> rig, and it has almost brand new bilstien shocks all around. The ride is
> as good as any 60 with OMEs I have ridden in.
>>-33x10.50x15 Toyo MT's. Sweet look & very impressive off-road!
> The Michelin A/Ts (approx 31x10) are almost new. I plan to get my wear out
> of these first, and they look decent for A/Ts.
>>-ARB's front & rear
> I was thinking lock right in the rear and keep the front open.
>>-4.56's front & rear (of course)
> I like the 3.70s for highway, may end up buying Wayne's H55F though and
> get around to that at some point. I have several spare 4.11 3rds laying
> around but they're all coarse pinion...
>>I went with TG sliders (120001-1-K) & the Rock slider mont kit
> TG only has FJC, runner and Taco sliders on their web site. Do they still
> make 60 series? I called IPOR and talked with Cam, Lance doesn't make 60
> series sliders any more. ARB makes "steps" for like $800 or something.
> That's insane. I'll probably just fab something up out of 2x4 square stock
> and weld them on there. I don't have a tubing bender so square tube it
> will be. For where we are, the 1st mod has to be sliders - before gears,
> before lockers, before trannies, bumpers, lifts, tires, any of that stuff.
> Too many rocks here to go out without sliders in a wagon.
> Jeff Zepp
> Kittredge CO USA
> 1971 & 1976 FJ40s, 1978 FJ45, 1987 FJ60
> Rising Sun 4WD Club, TLCA #4063
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