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Hi guys
I delivered my LC yesterday at toyota to change the turbo and because
they didn't fit it that day they rent me a car-Yaris 1.4 D4D!
No kidding-that car take my breath away: it went as it supposed to ,
it was fast and accelerating unbelievable smooth and fast and the
single thing
that bothered me was the inner noise which after all was not so bad
but maybe not good either for long distanses.Anyway-I was impressed and
seriously doubt if HDJ80 (with 24 valves and 4.2 engine) is that
'king of the road' ......
cheers
Lubo
still waiting for the new turbo to be fitted.....(second day) :-(
 
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Hi Lubo
I have also driven the Yaris and other small hire cars when the cruiser is
out of action and like yourself I was impressed at how well they drive.
But the one thing which puts me off is the distance between you and any
other object should you collide with it.
Also when in other cars its the same story, they are quiet smooth etc, but
they are cars which are naturally smoother than out cruisers.
I was also in one of the new cruisers a 3 litre and it was smooth and quiet.
I think its just that the 80s are old world truck like cruisers which lack
the new technologies, and behave and drive much like a truck of their age.
Unless you spend money on stuff like intercoolers, larger exhausts, and
bigger turbos which will give you a better responce.
I dont know but what i do know is I had a 2.2 petrol Camry for 5 years and
never an ounce of trouble with it ever, at times im really sorry I let it
go.
Then I change over to this cruiser and its like a money pit.
But the big question is would you like a Yaris to drive all the time.
john 92HDJ 80 1HDT
 
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On 27/9/06 3:59 pm, "John Byrne" wrote:
The collision thing is deceptive. I was in a breaker's yard recently where
there was a nearly new Nissan Micra that had had a real hard impact, front
and rear. All the airbags had fired, the roof hard a crease in it near the
'B' pillar and there was virtually not a straight panel on it. Yet the
driver's door still opened and closed and the 'passenger cell' was intact. I
was impressed.
Modern cars are incredibly tough and well designed. They are supposed to
disintegrate to shed energy and stop it reaching the occupants.
Watch this as a recent example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD2daVkdB_A
Spectacular, but it's not the barrel roll that kills you, it's the sudden
stop from 130 - 0 mph in five feet.
I know we all like to think that our Landcruiser's would win a fight, but
I'm not sure that 'Cruiser's are all that good at that, considering the
ladder chassis etc.
Anyone got any ideas?
Cue lots of vids of barrel rolling 'cruisers...:)
Neill Watson
 
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Neill,
If what kills you is the sudden stop, consider this:
Hit a wall with a Yaris and the Yaris will crumple. Hit it with a
Landcruisersa and the wall will crumple. Right?
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
On 9/27/06, Neill Watson <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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Hi John
Not at all-but maybe 'upgrading' to 3.0 liters LC with auto gearbox.
now the car is at Toyota and if they can't fix the hacking and
shuddering I'll quit with it
ASAP. don't think intercooler will make it run better. with all the
reparations I went trough I almost paid it twice but it still is not
the car I like:-(
sad to say my previous LC 73 2.4TD was much better for the money I
paid for it...
cheers
Lubo
HDJ80 '96mod
On Sep 27, 2006, at 4:59 PM, John Byrne wrote:
> But the big question is would you like a Yaris to drive all the time
 
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I'd like to think so! Certainly, when a Rover 216 hit my FJ62's tow bar a
couple of years ago, it was certain death.......
I think in your average 'suburban' shunt, the Landcruiser will win. My
concerns have always been firstly, what's the likelihood of damage to the
ladder chassis and second, in a really big 'off', would the shock be
transmitted to the people?
Certainly, the Rover that day just fell apart.
Neill W
On 27/9/06 4:49 pm, "Roman" wrote:
 
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Neill wrote...
I know we all like to think that our Landcruiser's would win a fight, but
I'm not sure that 'Cruiser's are all that good at that, considering the
ladder chassis etc.
Anyone got any ideas?
SNIP
Neill I have spent several years watching the antics of people from
many countries gathered together to do their best to destroy the
Toyotas provided to them by the UN. Especially those from hot
countries who have never seen snow or ice, received 'instruction' on
snow driving in the office car park for a couple of hours then let
loose in the Balkans. If anyone can destroy a Toyota then these
people are experts (they are professional policeman by the way,
seconded for 9 months at a time). But a 4Runner or 80 series is
incredibly easy to patch-up thanks to the heavy chassis keeping
everything straight and true except for the roof. Mr Toy conveniently
makes a complete repair roof with pillars attached ready to weld on
to a prepared though previously damaged body, ditto too for the
window frames on top of the doors. The 'benefit' was the fact that
those that just had glancing blows to their flanks were withdrawn
from service before they had terminal damage, repaired by the UN's
own approved bodyshop and then sold to people like me ( I had a
4Runner too). Even better was the high white painted pile of scrap
vehicles that had rolled once too often, making the best source of
parts that anyone could wish for.
Looking through that pile of scrap I used to see LR 11O's and Nissan
pickups that had not survived the sort of impacts that the 80's and
4R's used to endure. It gave me even more faith in my 80. So don't
doubt the strength of the chassis based models - even Clarkson
famously could not destroy his 4R - though does anyone know the fate
of the 'Toyboater'?
Cheers
Jon
Tring, Herts
'92 HZJ80 ex UN Bosnia surplus.
 
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On 27/9/06 8:40 pm, "toyj80" wrote:
Sounds like fun!
When I was selling them here a few years ago now, most were just shopping
trucks, but every now and then, you'd sell one to a serious user. One guy
was a remote pub landlord who went off the road a 60mph in his one week old
80 series. Hit the only tree for miles around at the 'B' pillar and walked
away, despite the 'Cruiser doing banana impressions. It was a good 80 yards
off the road, so the recovery crew started it up and drove it onto the
wrecker.
Clarkson's Toybota probably got dried out and sold on. There'll be a farmer
somewhere happily driving it in ignorance :)
Neill W
 
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