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Old January 29th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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What's the good and bad on these models? I'm looking at picking one up with the 2f motor, frames solid, and body is decent shape. I've always had Jeeps, looking for another project
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Old January 30th, 2012, 01:09 AM   #2
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the axles are nearly bulletproof its a plus but the bad is that you cant get parts as easy or cheap
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Old January 30th, 2012, 06:23 AM   #3
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79 has the better t-case, possible power steering, fine spline pinions, better interior, gas tank outside of passenger compartment.

Bad- 3.73 gears earlier fj's had 4.11.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 06:30 AM   #4
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Every time I looked at mine for an improvement ,it was about a grand.. I loved it though. Very nice trucks. On the plus side they usually sell for a premium price. I got 20 k for a 78 a few years ago.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #5
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They kick ass
But 4:11 is nice off-road.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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Its not a jeep, end of discussion.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #7
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Did you end up picking it up?
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