Not an 80 series, but a cool Cruiser nonetheless: the new 200-series Land Cruiser!
TJM/OffRoad Evolution bumpers, Hannibal rack and tent, 35" Toyo tires, Staun internal beadlaocks, Light Force lights, Warn 9.5ti winch (I would have gone for an M12000), Radflo coilovers, TJM rear coils and shocks, TJM/ORE snorkel, ORE rock sliders, 18" Ultra Goliath wheels, Hi-Lift X-Treme jack.
Tahuya, South Loop
Nov. 17, 2006
Decided to go up and over a large boulder in the trail. Scraped the front ARB, 35" Pro Comps bit and clawed us up no problem, but the Cruiser ended up turtled, resting solely on the Slee Offroad transfer case skid plate! Burly plate--well designed with a brace that bolts to the frame. Ended up using the Warn M12000 to pull us off. For the record, the drop brackets were not the issue, we simply got high centered. It was worth a shot. Maybe bigger tires to keep us from contacting...are 39's next for this rig?
Tahuya, South Loop
Oct. 21, 2006
Today we ran South Loop at Tahuya and the folks from quadrapaws.org were hard at work with a backhoe turning an easy trail into a proper 4x4 run. It looked like a heavy artillery bombardment had taken place, and it is SICK. We love it! The trail now has huge holes, ruts, and rocks. It will now take large tires, good ground clearance and probably one locker at least to make it. We were the first to do the trail end to end after they had finished with it--and they were impressed with the Toyota's performance.
The good news is they say they soon will do the same treatment to other trails at Tahuya!
Check out the endless holes and ruts just dug on South Loop.
REITER, July 2006
Darby D. at wheel, sons Connor and Liam inside. Mud trench. Warn M12000 saves us, requires three different trees for optimum pull angles.
"Bow wave" of heavy mud.
This is the look you get when you have to go into water up to your chest to retrieve winch line. Warn, thank you for an M12000 that works under water!!
July 15, 2006: Wheeling with FJ Cruiser Trail Teams: Reiter, WA
Photos: Jason Hayford
STEEP hill connecting two roads (yes, it is considered trail)
Successful summit--still spraying roost!
FZJ80 at Cruise Moab 2006
4WD Toyota Owner Project 1995 FZJ80.
Low range, both lockers actuated. 15 psi on 315/75-16 Pro Comp Mud Terrains.
Early section showing drop-off to right. Note trees below. Later shot will illustrate better.
Here's Nov/Dec cover guy Rob Perin doing it. Fleeeeeex!
Bottom of control arms hit here. This is the first inverted "V" rock.
Drop brackets scraped...
...and slid off...
Man-A-Fre/4Plus sliders welded by John R from Seattle Cruiserheads!
Wet rock, hillside cut road.
Now the second inverted "V" rock. Bracket just barely scraped.
Same with rear. Very light scrape, did not impede progress...
As seen here. Up and over.
No rear contact over final rock.
Nice shot showing the 100-foot drop off to the right. Note trees groing up from down there, just past the rock, the shrubs, then the drop!
Sweet day of wheeling with WATTORA and Rain Country Cruisers!
Photos courtesy ChrisCo and Rob Perin. Thank you!
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