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    Default Just bought my first cruiser

    Hey guys, been a jeep guy for a long time. Did the rockcrawling thing and now im looking into expedition wheeling as something different and new.

    Im located in Orange County CA and i just bought FFER's 1993 FJZ80 on the ih8mud board. It's completely stock right now with lockers, but soon it will be outfitted and ready to go. Been chatting it up with Steve over at Manafre getting all my items setup and ready to go.. just need to find the money tree!!! Already drove it on it's first mini expedition back from Sacramento where i bought it. Ran flawlessly.

    Looks like I already have some plans of heading out to Death Valley with some of the guys over on the panamint Charlie site and possibly run Mojave road within the next few months too. Im really excited.

    Great site and hope to meet some great people here.

    here's pics of the rig..
    http://community.webshots.com/myphot...ecurity=BaiBYr

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    Dave,

    Looks great. Love the color. You will love the fact that you have factory lockers. What mods do you have planned for it?
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    Stay away from that crazy MAF drop bracket lift, that's the lamest setup I've ever seen.
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    Yeah, i had ARB's in the past and wouldn't have bought one open. I know how valuable to lockers are.

    umm...... mods.. lets see....

    3-4" OME Lift
    33x12.50 All Terrains
    ARB bullbar w/Warn 9000 winch
    Kaymar rear bumper with dual tire carrier (found stock wheels from 1993 already too)
    INTI roof rack with all options
    Slee rocker panel protection
    Slee t-case skid
    Ausi 44 gallon tank
    Roof Top tent
    Safari snorkel

    and of course everything else...
    on board air, drawer, security wall cage, cb radio, gps, etc..

    Yeah i've been planning on getting one of these for a while you could say
    Dave & Yoshi
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    The dream is a reality! Congrats!

    Nice list you have going there too.

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    Dave nice 80, with factory lockers too. Congrats on your purchase, and keep us posted on your build up. Very clean.
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    NIce dude! Once you go 'Yota you'll never go back!
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    Great to have you here, and congrats on owning one of the premier expedition platforms in the world

    Where are you interested in traveling?
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    Welcome,

    I'm thinking about getting an 80 to replace my 60, so I'll be very interested in following your build. Good to see another Cruiser enthusiast in SoCal!!!

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    Congrats! The FZJs are a great rig right out of the box!

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