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    Thread: Fj80 parts onto fj60/62

    1. 03-01-2012 04:55 AM #1
      is fj80 engine, drivetrain and suspension easily installed on fj60/62?

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      03-01-2012 07:42 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by bwk View Post
      is fj80 engine, drivetrain and suspension easily installed on fj60/62?

      Engine probably yes as early 1989-1993 80 series were 3FE
      The transmission and transfer case switched in 1993/94 as well so probably.
      Suspension, probably not as the big leap forward from 62 to 80 was to loose the leafs for coils. The axels may work.

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      03-01-2012 10:14 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by bwk View Post
      easily
      No. Go search around Mud. The suspension has been done before but I dont see any advantage in swapping drivetrain. Selectable 4wd> AWD

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    5. 03-01-2012 03:38 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by CreeperSleeper View Post

      Wow at that guys garage and collection. I would never dare do a body and frame switch. Just wondering if parts are bolt-on, which they are not.

      One interesting thing I got from his thread is that his over-built fj62 got its a$$ handed to by stock fj80. I was under the impression of the complete opposite, thinking the older slimmer fj will do better on the trails. Any more info on this?

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      03-01-2012 05:06 PM #6
      What that guy is doing is what I have been thinking about doing, except not with a 100 series drivetrain. Ive been bouncing back and forth between a Scrambler of a 43(decided its too small), another 60 and an 80. I just plain do not like 80 series Cruisers at all but man would I love to have coil suspension under a 60. I had the 4" MAF shackle reversal kit on the 60 and it rode pretty well for leaf springs but a stock 80 was much better on the trail with much more flex. A linked 60 series would be fantastic. There are a couple out there but they have been seriously cut up which is not what I would want to do. I used to think that the 60 series was big but dimensionally, its slightly smaller than a 4th gen 4Runner.

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      03-02-2012 01:58 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by bwk View Post
      One interesting thing I got from his thread is that his over-built fj62 got its a$$ handed to by stock fj80. I was under the impression of the complete opposite, thinking the older slimmer fj will do better on the trails. Any more info on this?
      From wheeling a 80-Series for 7 yrs, I honestly believe that a locked FZJ-80 Land Cruiser is the best out-of-the-box Land Cruiser ever offered in the US. As far as width goes, they may be a few inches wider than a 60 or 62 but they are a lot more nimble: tighter turning radius, etc.

    8. 03-02-2012 07:49 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by CreeperSleeper View Post
      From wheeling a 80-Series for 7 yrs, I honestly believe that a locked FZJ-80 Land Cruiser is the best out-of-the-box Land Cruiser ever offered in the US. As far as width goes, they may be a few inches wider than a 60 or 62 but they are a lot more nimble: tighter turning radius, etc.

      What was your general impression of the 80? Any reason you went back to a 60?

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      03-06-2012 06:34 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by bwk View Post
      What was your general impression of the 80? Any reason you went back to a 60?
      I loved my 80. I think that they are the most capable Land Cruiser in stock form and does everything very well. For the record, I didn't go to a 60-series. I got back into a pickup...

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