Here is some of the details on the build
2003 Toyota Tacoma sr5 92k miles
3.4 supercharged, auto
37" km2 on steelies
Built waggy d44 chromo, 4.88, arb, hydro assist
Built toy e locker, 4.88
Owner is asking 17.5k - needs the timing done. What do you guys here think?
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Question for you about the FJ Cruiser; I used to valet part time when those came out and had the chance to park a few. To me the outward visibility was severely impaired by the A pillar and the C pillar; enough for me to question their actual capability off road. Having driven multiple Land Rovers and Jeeps, the FJ to me seemed to me to be kind of sketchy in terms of pinpointing the corners and edges of the vehicle. Maybe it just takes time to get used to, but I'm curious what the owner of one thinks.
Thanks in advance!
Great question. I also used to valet part time, right around when these came out. Off the lot, the blind spots do suck, but that was easily remedied with a couple of stick on blind spot mirrors. The wheels sit pretty close to the rear end, enough so that I have never had to worry about any tail pivot on sharp turns. It has really never been an issue for me. It also serves as my DD, and while I previously had an R32, it took me no time at all to grow into it's size.
It's a quirky vehicle with its blind spots (including the roof of the front windshield when you are sitting at some traffic lights), clam-shell doors, and thirst for gas. For me, however, it has been the perfect combination of comfort, utility, and capability. I can confidently say that it has been the best vehicle I have owned, and I am consistently surprised by its ability to overcome some sticky situations/obstacles.
I hope this helps. I know it doesn't directly answer your question, but the question posed regards a challenge that I have never had issues with in the past.
Last edited by brettnyt; 05-16-2012 at 03:04 PM.
with new top. Im sure you can see whats going on with the bottom of the bed.
heres where the bumper sits as of now...Iron pig will have my hinge to me while im gone.
Got this ready to go in today too.
FJc rear axle, Diamond will be here when im back too.
Saw this tidy FJ60 for sale whilst lurking around eBay yesterday. It looks just perfect - it's amazing what a set of wheels will do for the look of a rig. I would rock it just like that.
Well, maybe because I can't leave well enough alone, I'd add mud flaps and a set of spot lights. But that's it. Really.
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