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On 12/9/2020 at 9:17 PM, Your Mom said:

Here’s my 2000 LX470. I would’ve liked to have an 80 series instead but I do way too much highway driving and the 100s are just way better on the road.
The LX has the adjustable height suspension so I can lift and lower it a couple inches as needed. That will go out one day and I’ll replace it with conventional suspension with a 2” lift. But for now it rides smooth as butter.
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I have the 3rd row seats removed and a drawer system that forms a sleeping platform with the 2nd row seats folded down. Perfect simple car camping. No tent needed if there’s just two of us. The girlfriend likes it way better than a tent and I like the convenience of it.
There’s a fridge in the back powered by a 100w solar panel on the roof when I’m not driving and by my alternator when I am. Steaks on camping trips, cold beer after every mountain bike ride, cold Gatorades for the kids after practices, etc... It runs 24/7 and I love never needing ice. I can pull the fridge and portable battery out at a campsite and put in a second air mattress for sleeping 2 or I can just sleep next to it when I’m solo.
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It’s 6 years older than my old Taco but so much nicer. I had all the seat leather reupholstered and it's getting a new stereo with wireless Apple Carplay next week. The gas mileage sucks but I love driving it. It’s my daily driver for the next 3 years until my younger son turns 16. It’ll go to him and I’ll finally by something newer for myself. Probably a 200 series Cruiser or a 4runner.


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Nice setup on your 100.  I would be wary of leaving a cooler/fridge out overnight when in CO.  Bears know what's in there.  Ask me how I know...

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On 1/1/2021 at 7:35 AM, Your Mom said:

GF and I just spent 3 days in and around Big Bend Ranch State Park in mine.  First time I played around with the rear diff locker.  Probably didn't need it but locking it up to crawl up a few creek crossings on the backroads was fun.  It makes it so easy.  No slippage at all.

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Unless you installed it aftermarket, you have a center diff lock, not a rear locker.  Rear lockers were eliminated in US spec 100s in 1999.

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Picked up a 2002 Landcruiser for my oldest to learn to drive.  Almost 2 years later, he still has no desire to drive, but I drive this more than I drive my Audi.  I like it so much I think I'm going to order a 2021 Landcruiser and have one of the last of the greats.

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21 hours ago, Chewbacca said:

Unless you installed it aftermarket, you have a center diff lock, not a rear locker.  Rear lockers were eliminated in US spec 100s in 1999.

You are correct.  Still learning my way around this rig.

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On 12/10/2020 at 6:37 AM, Armybrat said:

My oldest son’s free 4x4 - one of his bank perks...

That truck ain’t got any soul.

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That’s a sweet truck with plenty of soul! I just picked up a Tahoe in this exact execution. This after having four Land Rovers.  I’m VERY happy. 
 

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Picked up a 2002 Landcruiser for my oldest to learn to drive.  Almost 2 years later, he still has no desire to drive, but I drive this more than I drive my Audi.  I like it so much I think I'm going to order a 2021 Landcruiser and have one of the last of the greats.
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I’ve got the itch and mulling over trading up to a new(er) Audi or getting some flavor of Toyota. The 11 year old wants to start hunting and fishing more, and I like the idea of something I can ding up and get dirty.

But I sure do like driving my Audi.
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These old 4Runners are hard to beat for a deer lease/outdoor vehicle and so much more practical and cheaper than a side by side at least for my uses. Loaded the dog, ice chest, clothing, deer corn and two rifles into the back of the runner. Drove 150 miles and then drove all over the ranch corning roads; cutting wood etc.

It’s just hard to find one vehicle that is this reliable, capable off road and street legal!

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23 hours ago, Buzzrock said:

 


I’ve got the itch and mulling over trading up to a new(er) Audi or getting some flavor of Toyota. The 11 year old wants to start hunting and fishing more, and I like the idea of something I can ding up and get dirty.

But I sure do like driving my Audi.

 

Don't get me wrong, I love my Audi.  But I don't drive much around Denver now that everyone is WFH.  Most of my driving is in the mountains.  Audi not so great on snowy dirt roads.  Not enough clearance...

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