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Base 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80


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Base Vehicle

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80

  • No factory lockers
  • No factory roof rack
  • Virtually Rust-Free
  • 112k miles when bought in 2017

Suspension & Steering

  • Autocraft Slinky Long Travel Suspension with Icon Stage 1 Shocks
  • Metal Tech Rear Upper and Lower HD Control Arms
  • Slee Rear Coil 1” Spacer
  • Slee Front and Rear 2” Bump Stop Extenders
  • Ironman Front & Rear Panhard Bars
  • Slee HD Tie-Rod & Drag Link
  • FJ80 Front Sway Bar with new OEM bushings
  • Wit’s End Front Axle Caster Plates
  • Wit’s End Front and Rear Sway Bar Extensions
  • Roger Brown 1” Body Lift – Ultimate Kit
  • Old Man Emu HD Steering Stabilizer


  • Revolution 5.29 Gears from RnR Auto
  • Harrop E-Lockers from Forge Specialties
  • Nitro Front and Rear Chromoly Axle Shafts
  • Toyo 37×13.50r17 Open Country M/T’s
  • SCS F5 17×9 Wheels (3.5″ BS) in Bronze
  • Terrain Tamer Rotors & Brake Pads from Land Cruiser Parts & Specialties
  • Slee Offroad Extended Stainless Steel Brake Lines
  • Wit’s End Tacoma Modified Front Double-Cardan Driveshaft

Armor, Cargo, & Recovery

  • ARB Front Bumper
  • Iron Pig Offroad Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier
  • Iron Pig Offroad Skid Plate & Crossmember
  • Metal Tech Rock Sliders
  • Engo SR12s 12k Winch
  • Prinsu Roof Rack
  • ARB Outback Rear Drawer Roller & Storage System


  • Switch-Pros SP8100 8-Switch Panel Power System
  • Cobra 75 CB Radio
  • Midland Micromobile MXT115 2-Way Radio
  • Various Blue Sea Systems Components
  • Joying 7 2GB 32GB Android 6.0 Head Unit
  • Enhanced ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII Adapter
  • Torque Pro Software for Android
  • Metra 70-8112 Stereo Adapter (70-1761 if not using factory amplifier)
  • Polk DB Series Speakers
  • Dometic CF110 Refrigerator
  • Slee Headlight Harness Upgrade
  • Philips 9012 HIR Low Beams
  • Philips 9011 HIR High Beams
  • Depo LED Smoke Taillights

Misc Items

  • Amsoil Gear Oil, Transmission Fluid, Brake Fluid, Bearing Grease, & Birfield Grease
  • Shell Rotella T6 Engine Oil
  • Terrain Tamer Front Axle Rebuild Kit
  • Wit’s End Toyota “Blue” High-Temperature Fan Clutch
  • Derale Power Steering Cooler
  • Gates Charcoal Canister
  • Wit’s End Radiator Hose, Rear Heater Bypass, & Clamp Kit
  • Wit’s End Knuckle Stud Kit
  • Hopkins 11143405 Plug-In Simple Vehicle Wiring Kit
  • OEM Rear Axle Rebuild Parts from Land Cruiser Parts & Specialties
  • OEM parts used whenever possible for baselining and general maintenance items sourced from Land Cruiser Parts & Specialties, Valley Hybrids, and my local Toyota dealership