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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    Never mind it’s not a solid axle truck so I guess you can’t run spacers on the axles. So I’ll need wheel spacers. Im not usually a big fan of them thiugh because of safety concerns.
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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    I’ll need spacers to resolve my frame rub issue though. I’m trying to decide between axle or wheel spacers.
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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    I was thinking I could sell them for a profit and fit smaller rims for more sidewall.
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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    I wanna switch to 265/75/16 tires. Might take off the Tundra calipers too while I'm at it. I'm undecided what to do with the spare diffs with 4.88s and lockers installed since I'd be over-geared for 31s, but it is enticing to finally have true 4wd on the other hand. \
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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    From what I’ve researched the knock sensors don’t effect the engine other than regarding timing a bit so hopefully it safe to drive while I source the parts.
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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    On second though, I think it might be the constant traction of Moab that's really hard on those IFS drivetrains. Plenty of people around here trail their IFS minitrucks without any major issues, but maybe they're better suited to the terrain out east with more slick conditions. If I lived out...
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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    Well honestly the LC was a lot rougher cosmetically than the Tacoma, and the Taco also had a lot more new parts on it, including basically the whole suspension, so I thought that made it a fair trade. From past threads I thought you were more of a minitruck than a LC guy but I could be wrong...
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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    You must think I’m crazy to have traded. But he did give me some extra goodies on top so I bit. I am kind of regretting it now that I have to deal with this knock sensor issue. Also I have to fight to get it into 1st and R when it’s cold. I’m hoping that’s the Marlin Crawler short throw kit...
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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    I have OME springs and Bilstein 5100s, also 17” rims with the Tundra calipers. I want to get it back to stock if possible. Might try to sell the locked and geared axles as well but I’m not sure what to ask for them.
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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    Well I don’t do much extreme wheeling. But I may eventually end up in an 80 series again if what you’re saying becomes my experience. I plan to keep it light, so maybe that’ll help. Might take the lift off too to reduce stress on the driveline.
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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    Are they running 37s or something? I've seen IFS Tacomas and 4runners get through some pretty gnarly stuff on the stock IFS components. Sure they might not take the abuse of a LC but they seem to hold up fairly well pound-for-pound it if you stick to 33s and drive with some mechanical sympathy.
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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    In any case it was my experience that the heavy 80 series was severely limited with open diffs, more so than the minitrucks which can get by on sheer nimbleness and lightweight on certain obstacles where the big Cruiser will just bog down. I guess an old solid axle minitruck would be the best of...
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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    Well at least it's not too hard to carry spare CVs and replace them as needed. The J80's weak point seems to be the front diff, which is a lot harder to repair on the trail. But yea, the Tacoma and 3G 4runner are light duty daily drivers, not really designed for extreme terrain or sustained...
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    This is the one !!

    The 80 series actually seems to be more rust-resistant then the 60 and 100 series. Even in the salt belt the frames seem to stay pretty solid.
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    Is a Land Cruiser really better off-road than a Tacoma? My experience says the opposite..

    I’m 6 feet tall and fit fine in the Taco. The seats are more comfy in the Cruiser though and I enjoy the commanding driving position. Visibility is excellent in both trucks: a major advantage of older vehicles for the most part.
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