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1997 Lexus LX450 FZJ 80 Land Cruiser #4470510
07/25/17 11:03 PM
07/25/17 11:03 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 482
Central Valley, CA
e55amgbenz007 Offline OP
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Central Valley, CA
Trying to upload photos, but they keep uploading upside down...

Here is a link to my eBay listing. It contains a plethora of photos.

1997 Lexus LX450/ 80 Series FZJ80 Toyota Land Cruiser Landcruiser with 159K miles.

Three owner rust free California vehicle. First two owners were from Manhattan Beach and Long Beach in Southern California. Third is myself in Northern California. Never off-roaded and never abused. Only two years of the 80 series Lexus LX450 were produced: 1996 and 1997. This one does not have lockers.

Clean California title in my name. I have the pink slip. Clean Carfax as well.

All work has been performed by Land Cruiser/ LX Series gurus including Gary Kardum's shop- Mudrak's Custom Cruisers in Sonoma and Georg Esterer's Shop- Valley Hybrids in Stockton.

159,008 miles as of 7/24/17. I purchased this from the second owner in Long Beach, CA who had owned it for the prior 15 years. It has been very well maintained and drives exceptionally well. Handles very well with the OME and KO2 combination.

Old Man Emu Medium 2.5" Lift Kit- Shocks/Springs/Steering Dampner installed at Mudrak's Custom Cruisers in Sonoma, CA. At the same time, Gary performed a brake overhaul using slotted, drilled and cryogenically treated rotors/pads. According to Gary, he helped develop them.

Complete and thorough Front axle overhaul using only OE Toyota parts at Georg Esterer's shop- Valley Hybrids in Stockton including all the seals, gaskets and knuckle bearings as well as greased it up.
His shop also changed the wheel bearings and installed new knuckle studs and spindle lock kits.

***NEW BFG KO2's- 285/75/16 E Load Range
Only Chevron gas used
Oil- Chevron 10W30
Oil Filter- Oversized Mobil one synthetic media M1-209
Coolant flushed several times with Toyota Red.
ATF- Fluid extraction via Pela 6000 5x with Valvoline Maxlife ATF
Brakes-flushed when brake overhaul done at Mudrak's (Gary Kardum) Custom Cruisers in Sonoma, CA.
Front Diff/Transfer Case/Rear Diff Chevron Delo 75W90 GL5
Power Steering- Extracted w/ Pela 6000 approximately a dozen times in the last 6 months using Maxlife ATF. Should be moderately clean.
New Denso OE Fuel Filter
New Denso OE Starter
New Air Filter- Toyota OE
New Plugs-NGK
New Wires-NGK
New Hood Lift Struts
New OE Aisin Cooling Fan/Fan Clutch
New Vapor Canister- OE GM fits nicely.
Newish Odyssey 34R Battery
Done! Pesky Heater Hose-Gates Green Stripe/ Breeze Constant torque clamps
Done! New OE Toyota Blend Door
Osram Night Breaker-Made in Germany bulbs
OE PCV and OE hose

Probably a thing or two that I am missing, but for the most part, all of this has been done in the past 6 months.

Landtank front driver seat modification allows for an extra 1-1.5 inches of legroom up front. Instrumental if you are 6'4".

Body is in good condition considering the age of the vehicle. A few dents, dings and scratches, but with a professional buffing, could look pretty [censored] good. Interior is in great condition save for the normal wear and tear on the front row. LX does have a leak either from the rear main seal or upper pan arch. I do not lose enough oil to have to top off in-between oil changes. The front seats could use a cover or an upholstery refresh. The windshield does have a few rock cracks, none of which obstruct the drivers view.

I split my time between the South Bay Area and the Gold Country. The 80 is currently with me in zip 95233 just west of Arnold, CA. I would rather it go to someone who has use for it now as it is a third vehicle for the household.


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Last edited by e55amgbenz007; 07/25/17 11:06 PM.
Re: 1997 Lexus LX450 FZJ 80 Land Cruiser [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4470550
07/26/17 12:42 AM
07/26/17 12:42 AM
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Jacksonville, FL
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I actually just saw this truck on eBay. If it had factory lockers I'd probably already own it. I have a thing for Lexus FJ80 trucks. Good luck with your sale it's a nice truck with low miles compared to most for sale.

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Re: 1997 Lexus LX450 FZJ 80 Land Cruiser [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4470565
07/26/17 02:09 AM
07/26/17 02:09 AM
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Fort Worth TX
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If I had the money and room I would be all over this.

2011 Prius 96k miles RLI 5w20
97 Toy T100 4x4: amsoil 0w20 242k Miles
04 Toy Sienna awd: Pennzoil 0w20 281k Miles
Re: 1997 Lexus LX450 FZJ 80 Land Cruiser [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4470771
07/26/17 09:54 AM
07/26/17 09:54 AM
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Central Valley, CA
e55amgbenz007 Offline OP
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It's a tank. Road manners are exceptional. The factory e-lockers usually adds 3-4K to the price of a FJ/FZJ and are the most coveted option.

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