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#101 987687

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:41 AM

The results were from a full tank, I put 85 miles on it in one day, filled it up today as it was at 3/4 tank and did the math.

Why couldn't this rig get close to 17mpg? Our 2001 Ram 2500 5.9 Magnum V8 gets about 19mpg and thats closer to 7,000lbs Vs. the Landcruisers 4,200lbs.

I will say though, with its 25gal tank, it sure is a gas hog Lol! Its not really underpowered, its quicker then either of my Subarus, plus it has the torque to get you up to 60 pretty quick, Slow revving Inline-6 FTW ;)


Not just start calculating with a full tank, but use a full tank (ok, well don't run out...). Then run the numbers. If I fill up at the top of a mountain pass and drive downhill for 85 miles, then fill up again. My gas mileage would be amazing! But you'll get a better average over 20 gallons of gas than 4.

#102 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:05 PM

As Promised: Here Goes one Picture of the Lifted Land Cruiser Wagon that belongs to my Friend, in front of my Bumble Beast! :)

I Don't want to Hijack this Thread posting more pictures here, so I opened a New Album (4X4) on my Facebook account; anyone who want to see those many Pics of 4X4 and Honduran Off-Roading, feel free to add me as Friend, just say that you come from USMB! :D


www.facebook.com/loyale27turbo



My Friend, Mr. Castillo (The owner and Mechanic who does that lifts) told me that he Disassembled the Whole Suspension that originally got its Mounting points located on the Top of the Chassis, He Removed them from the top and Relocated them to the Bottom of the Chassis.

So the Suspension Dropped a Long Way, Then he just Needed to make lenghtened Brake Lines plus few other minor things and Reassembled all together.

That allows to Run Larger Rims and Tires.

Please let me Know what do you think about.

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#103 TheLoyale

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:17 PM

Thanks for the pictures, wow, that thing is huge! Looks really nice, I see he has the ARB bumper.

If I'm correct, the rear suspension should be Leaf spring?

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:22 PM

Yes, You're Right; Leaf Springs.

Those other Land Cruisers as the one you Posted on Post Nº 92:


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Are very Popular Here... Also in Two doors (Shorter) version, as the one you can see on the Photo album I Posted on Facebook.


I Didn't knew that those aren't available in the U.S.A.

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#105 TheLoyale

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:30 PM

Best video I've seen... :popcorn:

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 06:48 PM

This is now up for sale for $4,100. I can not afford 3 vehicles on my insurance and expect to have any kind of life.

Chances of me selling it for $4,000 are slim, I am probably stuck with it unless I take a low-ball offer. :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:48 PM

So, you're Selling the LandCruiser? it didn't lasted much time with you... are insurance costs too high for it?

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:56 PM

So, you're Selling the LandCruiser? it didn't lasted much time with you... are insurance costs too high for it?


Its about $480 every 6 months to insure it. Add $400 for the loyale and $200+ for the Legacy and its a little to high for my taste.

Some guy called me 10min after I posted the ad, he might come out and look at it.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:00 PM

Ten Minutes, That was Fast!

Well... could I Ask Why the Loyale insurance is more expensive than the Legacy?

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:01 PM

Ten Minutes, That was Fast!

Well... could I Ask Why the Loyale insurance is more expensive than the Legacy?



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Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:03 PM

My firm price is set at $4,000. I will not budge from that price. If the guy doesn't buy it, oh well. I still have 3 vehicles ;)

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:34 AM

Keep this, sell the Legacy. This thing is in great shape, and pretty damn cool. And the possibilities are endless as to what you can do to it.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:55 AM

You could just take the insurance off of one car and only drive it 6 months out of the year. Like the loyale, you wont drive that in the winter so it can sit with no insurance right.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:59 AM

Ya, I wouldn't sell this. You know what you have at this point after a bunch of repairs. It's a pretty cool car.


Its about $480 every 6 months to insure it. Add $400 for the loyale and $200+ for the Legacy and its a little to high for my taste.

Some guy called me 10min after I posted the ad, he might come out and look at it.


Weird your loyale insurance is more than the legacy, for me it's the reverse. The GL is half what the legacy is.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:15 AM

I´d keep the Loyale and the LC, sell the Legacy.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:11 AM

I manage to keep all the following but only keep insurance on 2 at a time.
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94 Legacy Sport
91 CRX si
91 Civic Si


I keep BRAT insurance year round, but do not drive it in snow or wet roads in winter when they are salted.

From first snow to last snow i only insure the Legacy and the Brat; the only tires I own for the Legacy are snows, and i only drive the Brat when the roads are clear and dry, otherwise it is only Legacy. I have all season and i have snows for the BRAT in case i get broke down in the SS I have a Backup to at least haul my dogs if needed, like a vet trip etc.

In spring i then drop insurance on the Legacy and start coverage on the CRX, and then in the fall i drop coverage on the CRX and begin to drive the Civic.


Right now, i am going to be soon dropping coverage for honda civic and they both will get tucked in the far front of the garage until spring again when it is warm and now snow.

The legacy has been sitting in the garage since April, in the front stall. I started it twice since then. It has a collection of boxes, parts on the trunk and hood and roof. It is due for a oil change, and tire pressure check but ready to be driven.

Only have liability only on all above vehicles when i do have insurance. My agent is very good and i talk with her several times a season..

The reason I always keep insurance on the BRAT is i will not take my dogs in either Honda.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:12 AM

I want an old CRX. Those things are awesome.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:19 PM

I want an old CRX. Those things are awesome.


1984 or 86 FTW!

Well, dude didn't like the price tag of $4,000, wanted it for $3,600. I said, not interested but thanks, goodbye.

So chances are, I will keep it for the time being. I can always sell it, its hard to get something back once its gone (As a buddy of mine knows) ;)

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:07 PM

Nice landcruisers are getting harder to find and it looks like you have a nice one. I agree with selling the legacy or insuring seasonally.

If you were in AK I would have bought it!

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:19 PM

I would like the idea of insuring the vehicles seasonally, But both the Landcruiser and Legacy are going to be the daily winter drivers, while the Loyale is in the garage. I can not drop the insurance on the Loyale as my rates will go up, they are giving me the rate of a 30 y.o on the Loyale which keeps my others lower (I also get multi-car discount)

Its kinda hard to find the 80-series around here, Although, there are a few 60 and 62 series for sale now out of the blue.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:59 PM

Just an update, This will probably be the last time you will see any update to this rig, or any other, as I will probably get banned in a short time.

It's been a good run.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:07 PM

Just an update, This will probably be the last time you will see any update to this rig, or any other, as I will probably get banned in a short time.

It's been a good run.


Relax and take a break if you need to. The build threads are neat and enjoyed here. I don't think theres any reason for you to dig a hole deep enough to get banned.

Ask your insurance agent about a garage policy. Its usually around $10/month. My agent allows me to drive a garaged vehicle for a few days if I need to and just flips it on/off as needed. Vehicles like my Turbo Brat get this treatment in the winter as I try to keep them clean of all the road crap.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:41 PM

Ask your insurance agent about a garage policy. Its usually around $10/month. My agent allows me to drive a garaged vehicle for a few days if I need to and just flips it on/off as needed. Vehicles like my Turbo Brat get this treatment in the winter as I try to keep them clean of all the road crap.


This is what I do as well. My wrx, gl wagon, and brat all go off for the winters, and the legacy comes out for the winter. And I only have two at a time insured max. I'm usually working on the others while I'm drive the other one or two :o

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:40 PM

Yeah, I've heard of that. Amfam offers a "Storage" insurance, which I could take off the liability/comp and put the Storage policy on it so my rates won't jump.

Might see about doing that.

Shawn, Understood. Thank you.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 08:26 PM

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