1997 Lexus LX450. Last year for the FZJ and the best available model! Automatic transmission, Full-time 4WD, solid axles front & rear are stock with 4.10 gears and factory electric lockers front & rear. Has center diff-lock as well. Leather interior, power everything and cruise, etc. A/C blows COLD!
Wheels are stock LX450 with 315/75/16 BFG KM2's. Tires are about 80% tread, with a brand new spare. Road Hazard warranty on the tires thru Big O tires.
Suspension is a Slee 4" kit, installed by the previous owner and Kurt at Cruiser Outfitters. It's an amazing suspension, works very well for the vehicle. - Slee - Toyota 80 Series Land Cruiser 4" and 6" Lift Details
Hanna Quality rock sliders- : : : Hanna Quality Motorsports : : :
Safari Snorkel- Safari Automotive
Custom front and rear bumpers. Rear bumper has recovery points, lights and a 2" receiver hitch and the swing-out spare tire carrier to keep spare outside of the cab. Painted with POR15 for long life! Also have a 2nd set of swing-out hinges and latches for gas can carrier on the other side, not yet built. Front bumper currently under construction, it's a winch bumper, very beefy and built for the standard winch bolt pattern. I do have both stock bumpers as well and they are included, as is the factory tow hitch.
The interior is in good shape. The leather seats are some of the better FZJ seats I've seen, but they do have their issues. The drivers seat has a fair amount of wear from climbing in & out and some of the stitching has started to come apart. The passenger seat is in better shape, but the leather is getting old and brittle. Seats have been cleaned & treated with Meguires Leather cleaner a couple times a year. Everything else in the interior is great. It has a factory 5 disk CD player in the center console. I have the 3rd row seat as well, they are currently out of the vehicle but look new. Includes aftermarket Husky liner plastic floor mats for the front. I have a ScanGaugeII for monitoring the engine temp, MPG's, etc.
The exterior is pretty clean, it has scratches here and there, but no dents or rust. Paint is good, etc. Recent 4 wheel alignment, tires are wearing perfectly straight and the vehicle tracks well down the road.
Under the hood, the drivetrain has been maintained very well. The engine has had a recent full tune-up, a new upgraded radiator, power steering pump was recently rebuilt by the guys at Safari LTD in Grand Junction, CO. The engine has a AFE air filter. Mechanically, the vehicle has been very well maintained and it shows. No leaks and a very solid, reliable vehicle.
As far as any issues, there's not much. The drivers rear tail light is broken, I need to get a replacement and will work on that. Occasionally the check engine light will turn on, for a P0401 code, which is a tripped O2 sensor issue. This is a common problem for FZJ's. The 02 sensors were recently replaced, so they're good. If the check engine light comes on, it's a 10 second procedure to check the code and clear it with the ScanGaugeII on the dash.
This FZJ80 has to be one of the most reliable, capable vehicles I've ever owned. It's willing to go places you wouldn't expect it to and gets there in style. I love the thing and have a hard time even listing it... it's been a great vehicle for me, but I need a truck. If it does sell, I know I'll miss it. If it doesn't, well then I can live with that.
Price- $11,500. NADA book value is $10,500. No trades, cash only.
Miles- 195k and counting
Located in Fruita, Colorado
Not included is the RTT, winch or CB.