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Last Update:  February 16, 2010
Welcome to my Expedition Land Cruiser main page.

This is the home page of our new Expedition Land Cruiser FZJ80.   From this page, you will be able to see the build up of this
vehicle into a capable expedition 4x4, worthy of replacing our
original  Expedition Toyota Pick-up 4x4.   In addition, this page will
include technical information on the 80 series Land Cruiser in general as I plan to include as much detailed information as
possible regarding my Land Cruiser and the 80 series as I take on this project.   I hope you enjoy this page and find the
information contained here interesting and helpful.

Brian McCamish
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Our other Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80 articles and resources
History of our vehicle purchase & why we chose an 80 series.
An article about how we purchased this FZJ80 and why we chose this type of vehicle.
Last Update: 3-11-07
Our original 1989 Toyota Expedition 4x4 pick-up
A page about my original Expedition 4x4, including detailed photos and information.  This vehicle will go up for sale to help fund the modifications of the new FZJ80.
Our FAQ and LC 80 buyer's guide and info page
Information compiled by me from various sources regarding FZJ80s written from the standpoint of someone who is familier with Toyota mini-trucks and 4runners
My Favorite Land Cruiser 80 series web resources
Links that I find to be most useful regarding FZJ80s.  Of course there are many great resources and more links will be added as I discover them.
Basic Specifications of our 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80
Country of Manufacture:  Japan   Manufacture date: May, 1995
Original purchase price (1995):  $47,628 (same as MSRP) $68,300 in 2008 dollars
Engine:  1FZ-FE  check out my 80 series engine and transmission page for more info
Transmission:  A343F  check out my  80 series engine and transmission page for more info
Front Brakes:  Ventilated 12.2" disc with dual piston and ABS
Rear Brakes:  Ventilated 13.2" disc is single piston and ABS
Front Axle and Suspension:  Solid front axle with 8" four pinion differential, 4.11 gears, ARB locker
Front Springs: ARB's OME 2.5" lift heavy weight springs, OME shocks
Rear and Axle and Suspension: Solid rear axle with 9" four pinion differential, 4.11 gears, ARB locker
Rear Springs: ARB's OME 2.5" lift medium weight springs, OME shocks
Tires: Goodyear MTR Mud Terrain, 285/75R-16s.  (33.1x11.4x16)
Wheel base:   112.2"    Length:  189.9"    Width:  76"    Height:   73.6" (stock)
Curb Weight:  4760 lbs    Actual weight with full tank, no occupants, no modifications:  5100 lbs   Offical Maximum Vehicle Weight:  6470 lbs
Actual Fully Loaded Vehicle Weight (current configuration):  6700 lbs
Fuel Capacity:  25.1 gallons
Body color:  Moonglow Pearl   Interior color/type:  Grey
Performance (stock):  0-60 = 11.5 sec   60-0 braking:  150 feet
Approach/Departure Angles Degrees: 33/22 (stock)
Suspension Travel (Front/Rear):
8.1/8.9 inches (stock)
Land Cruiser 80 series engine, tranny & t-case page
information that I've compiled about the 80 series engines, transmissions and transfer cases
My Foreign Land Cruiser 80 series page
information that I've compiled about the foreign 80 series Land Cruisers that were offered outside of North America
My Military Land Cruiser 80 series page
information that I've compiled about the military, police and fire versions of the Land Cruiser 80 series from all over the world
My Expedition 4x4s photo page
Photos of other Expedition 4x4s around the world, which includes a few 80 series expedition truck photos.
Factory Hand Throttle
A stand alone article about this modification on my site.
The original window sticker of our Land Cruiser
when it was purchased in 1995.
Below you'll find pages and articles regarding our Expedition Land Cruiser, its build, our future plans and other Land Cruiser 80
series resources.
The Exterior & Suspension
The page covers the outside modifications, including bumpers, winches,
suspension, tires and other exterior modifications.
Last Update: 9-9-09
The Interior
The page covers the modifcations related to the interior of the cab
Last Update: 2-16-10
The Engine, Electrical & Drivetrain & Axles
The page covers the modifcations and maintainence related to the Engine,
transmission, transfer case and axles.   Includes our duel battery system and also
other information, such as a detailed history of the Toyota 1FZ engine and
transmissions.  Now includes info about our rear ARB locker.
Last Update 9-9-09
Starting point was this bone stock
1995 Land Cruiser FZJ80 with 85,000 miles.
A few months later....
More mods are planned in the future
MAIN PAGE
Photos of the Land Cruiser in Action
Photos of our Land Cruiser out and about.  Some wheeling pictures, some action
photos and other photos of it driving and parked in interesting locations.
Last Update 9-28-09
Gear & Spares
The page covers our gear and spares and what we normally carry for our daily
driving and for trips.
Last Update: Under Construction
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Toyota factory brochure for the 1993 Land Cruiser.
My FZJ80 Land Cruiser Tech Articles
The following are major technical threads and posts of my modifications on two message boards, ih8mud and expedition portal.  As well some
stand alone articles posted here on this website.
Intake system insulation experiment (expedition portal)
My post on Expedition Portal about how I added reflective insulation on the intake system in an effort to reduce intake temperatures.
HID conversion into IPF off road lights w/ photos
My post on Expedition Portal regarding using a Retro-Solutions HID conversion kit into IPF 968 off road driving lights
General Build Thread about my Land Cruiser
A long thread generally discussing my Land Cruiser build on expedition portal
Africa Outback Roof Rack Discussion and Installation
My post on Expedition Portal about going with and later installing an African Outback Roof Rack
LED Interior and Marker Lights Conversion
My post on Ih8mud regarding sourcing and installing LED interior lights, brake lights and other marker lights
Power Window Motor Repair
My post on Ih8mud regarding repairing my driver's side power window motor
A343F Transmission Reverse Noise
My question post regarding an apparently common noise when going into reverse on the later model A343F transmission and some possible answers.
Slee "shortbus" bumper Install
A short post on Ih8mud regarding my installation of the newer Slee shortbus winch bumper
Intake system insulation experiment (ih8mud)
My post on Ih8mud about how I added reflective insulation on the intake system in an effort to reduce intake temperatures.
Diff breather extension mod
My post on Ih8mud about my axle breather extension modification
Stereo Speaker Upgrade
My post on Ih8mud about my stereo speaker upgrade to Kenwood speakers
Transmission Gauge Install (ih8mud.com)       Transmission Gauge Install (expeditionportal.com)
My post on Ih8mud and expo about my installation of a transmission temp gauge
Rear View Camera (ih8mud.com)       Rear View Camera (expeditionportal.com)
My post on Ih8mud and expo about my installation of a rear view camera system
Major Cooling System Overhaul
Article on how I replaced the radiator, thermostat, water pump, all heater and coolent hoses.
Starter Replacement & info
Article on how I replaced the radiator, thermostat, water pump, all heater and coolent hoses.
Alternator Upgrade to a 150 amp unmodified OEM Toyota unit
Article on how I installed a factory OEM Toyota 150 amp alternator