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'99 UZJ100: Our well armored grocery getter
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But then you'd have a bigger pig to squeeze down the trail that costs 3-5x the price of a Montero.... and will take 3-10X the money to outfit the 100 similarly to what you have the Monty setup as...
Last edited by LaOutbackTrail; 08-02-2012 at 03:53 PM.
It may come down to you wanting a brick outhouse (LC) or a house of straw (Montero). I had one of those rear end me at a light - not at speed. LC, with a Kaymar offroad bumper, didn't have a scratch. Mitsui Montero Sport front end was toast. Am I biased, hell yes. I've owned my LC since new in '94. Maintenance costs won't be cheap. It was a $46K vehicle in '94.
You posted your question in a LC section, what do you expect. You'd get a totally different reaction in a Mitsubishi forum.
'94 White LC; Kaymar Rear Bumper w/tire carrier; Hanna Sliders; ARB winch ready Front Bumper; Slee Transfer Case Skid Plate; BFG MT KM2 285's, OME 850/863 Heavy 2" lift, INTI Rack; Warn M12000 Winch, Snorkel; Sputnik!
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Lots of nice 100's for sale on MUD right now.....
IMHO - If you're going with a gasser, why not get a V-8? That gets better milage?
If your not running 37's, who cares about the solid vs. IFS debate? Not going to be doing any real crawling without 37's anyways......
One concern with the 100? Do they have the variable ride height adjustment or is that just the 200s?
02 DC Tacoma - OME, sliders, Budbuilt rear bumper and skid and ARB bumper
93 FZJ80 - stock but dual lockers and less than 200k miles
02 Conqueror Compact Trailer
74 FJ40, 91 Hilux, 98 4Runner, 98 Rav4 - All Sold
"I don't want to be joined to another object by an incline plane, wrapped helically around an axis."
I would recommend a 100 series. Add sliders and a lift and have fun. I have $800 in BIOR sliders and $500 in a lift. Replace front and back plastic bumpers after you destroy them. ;<)
00 - UZJ100 - BIOR Step Sliders and Diff Drop, OME 865s, Bilsteins, DT Headers, GY Duratracs - 275/70 R 18 on Tundra Steel Wheels
SCX10 - Trail Honcho
Specialized Epic Comp 29er
Here is a Land Cruiser 100 comparison grid i created http://forum.tlcfaq.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=162 (you'll need a login to download it)
The LX version is in progress.
2000 Land Cruiser 100 Series | 1996 White LX [SOLD]
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