Howdy ExPo Cruiserheads.
Thought it would be interesting and entertaining to see if, why, and where our Cruisers have let us down. Could be a great resource for preventative expedition prep.
I'm on FJ60 #2
My first '86 with 155k left me stranded twice. My current '87 with 208K hasn't yet. (don't expect it to)
First incident was night before T'day on the commute home, clutch (which had been slipping for months) just let go. Completely my fault. SOA with 35" swampers with the stock 3:70s. I might as well have asked someone to slash my tires in the middle of nowhere!
Second. Same rig, doing donuts in the obstacle course at HH after one too many Redbulls one morning (total "hey guys....watch this" moment") caught a rut and did a slap/roll/bounce ending up on my roof. Young and DUMB!!! hit hard enough to move the firewall 6" towards the driverside and completely flatten the front 2/3 of the roof. Took her through most hardcore trails in Norcal and I killed it in a flat dirt lot!! DOH!!
So basically I've never been stranded by my Cruiser, only my own stupidity.
How about you guys (and gals)?