Is your Land Cruiser your daily driver?

CSG

Explorer
My stock LX (sans running boards) is my daily vehicle although, being retired, I don't have to drive it all that much. Finally turned over 100k a few weeks ago (average 7-8k miles annually).
 

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UMphreak95

Observer
My 80 is DD, grocery getter, parts hauler, snowboard trip shuttle, chariot from Boulder, CO to Atlanta, GA a few times a year and primary tow rig since I sold my diesel shortly after picking up my most recent 80. Racked up 26xxx miles on the clock in only nine months of ownership. A month and a half of which the truck was off the road.

6bt swap is becoming more justifiable with every tow.

 
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40-Overlander

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Here's my DD. 214K miles. Purchased it 10/2015 with 207K. Recently took a 5hr drive down to Uwharrie National Forest. Started to rain shortly after I arrived and like the websites mentioned about the routes, they do become significantly more difficult when wet. Two door lifted jeeps with 35" M/Ts were sliding down the small hill climbs. Found out how quickly highway tires become slicks in the mud. I just have a hard time justifying buying new tires for it since it came with brand new light truck tires. Luckily it has the factory lockers or else I probably wouldn't have gotten off the route.
 

brentbba

Explorer
Nope. '94 cruiser with 242,000 is a weekend driver, expedition camper. 2013 Prius is my DD. 45mpg vs 10mpg is the basic reason.
 

stinkyfj60

New member
I DD drove an FJ40 and later an FJ60. We didn't drive our current rig, the UZJ100 daily until recently. But, our commute is less than half a mile (we take it in case we have to do a run for supplies--we own a tea house/bakery).
 

zimm

Expedition Leader
ive dd'd, the 40, 55, 60, 40, 100, 60... in that order.

it did occur to be at some point putting DD miles on your wheeler, kinda wastes the money you blow on offroad parts, but... meh.
 

The_Dude

Adventurer
ive dd'd, the 40, 55, 60, 40, 100, 60... in that order.

it did occur to be at some point putting DD miles on your wheeler, kinda wastes the money you blow on offroad parts, but... meh.
Yea but I am not worried about it. I don't search out obstacles to see how hard they are to get over. I like the drive and the destination.
 

120mm

New member
I have an 11 mile commute and drive it every day. Most days I can off road at least 8 of those miles, through mountain forest logging trails.

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doubleroses

Adventurer
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Here's my DD. 214K miles. Purchased it 10/2015 with 207K. Recently took a 5hr drive down to Uwharrie National Forest. Started to rain shortly after I arrived and like the websites mentioned about the routes, they do become significantly more difficult when wet. Two door lifted jeeps with 35" M/Ts were sliding down the small hill climbs. Found out how quickly highway tires become slicks in the mud. I just have a hard time justifying buying new tires for it since it came with brand new light truck tires. Luckily it has the factory lockers or else I probably wouldn't have gotten off the route.
I always keep 2 sets of tires for my rigs. One for pavement travel and the other for off road adventures.

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