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#4152 of 5282 no more cold feet
Nov 10, 2004 (4:42 pm)
highly doubtfull, Folks heres the thing, SEMA is this in full swing and if we hear anything it will be for 2007 or 2008 modle year, it is far too late for any major changes for 2006 and its almost too late for 2007. I have not seen one spy photo of a new Land cruiser, and Ive looked very hard. If ur in the market Buy now, you will not regret you choice. If not you will be sitting on you hands for another 2 years at best. A new Modle is coming out and it is the FJ (styling cues from FJ-40) born from a concept introduced one or two years ago. I am pretty sure it will be brought into production, but it is not a Land cuiser replacemnt, just an ode to the past. Its modern and will not apeal to most in the market for traditional Toyota sytling.
#4153 of 5282 Snow tire recommendation
Nov 10, 2004 (5:13 pm)
Well I finally have 40K+ on my LC and the OE tires are still fine for summer, but a little sketchy for the northern NE winters. So picked up a set of used alloy rims on ebay (for $252 delivered!) and want to shoe them with a dedicated winter tire that is good for both deep snow/slush and ice. I have the blizzaks for the volvo and they are great for ice, but not for deep snow (OK - not the deep snow vechicle).
I plan to stay with the stock size 275/70 16
The procomp A/T's are severe weather rated, any experience with them. Any recommendations?
#4154 of 5282 Response to cruiserlust
Nov 10, 2004 (5:41 pm)
The model I took a test drive on was an 04 with about 500 miles on it. I am an old timer and would prefer the current version to any any new version. The problem with newer cars is that they have too much computer/electronic gadgetry in them, like BMW's idrive. Would you want your car running Windows? Think of the times your computer has crashed? I will probably get the current model and keep it for 10 years.
#4155 of 5282 Re: no more cold feet [tlcman]
Nov 10, 2004 (11:08 pm)
Everything I've seen in magazines indicates a redesign in 2006. And if memory serves, Toyota Japan does a pretty good job at keeping a lid on new products. I walked the Toyota booth at SEMA last week, and I don't remember seeing any Land Cruiser representation, so I'm not sure a lack of a pre-production LC at SEMA necessarily means it's 2 or 3 years off.
#4156 of 5282 Re: Snow tire recommendation [george7]
Nov 11, 2004 (6:17 am)
Where do you live? Are you wanting tires for on road snow and ice, or off? Everything talked about here in the past indicates that a true winter snow tire is the way to go, even better than chains in many places. I do not know what types there are, though. What year is your LC?
Nov 11, 2004 (8:13 am)
A San Diego based publication had the following information with respect to the LC and LX.
http://sdunion.p2ionline.com/SpecialSections/popup/index.aspx?web- - storyid=7311842&AdgroupID=27894
• LX 470: A global redesign of the Land Cruiser platform is slated for March 2005. But the LX 470 might not migrate to the new platform. The redesign for the United States might be delayed until the 2008 model year, when the LX 470 could become a bells-and-whistles version of the Sequoia.
• Land Cruiser: On paper, the SUV is too pricey for the Toyota line, but the nameplate’s brand equity is too strong to kill it in the U.S. lineup. Given the typical seven-year truck cycle, the global redesign should come next spring, as a 2006 model.
Should be an interesting Spring 2005. I think the picture posted above looks more like a redesign for the Sequoia, but who knows. If that is the LC, I am going to the lot tomorrow to purchase an '05.
#4158 of 5282 Snow tire recommendation
Nov 11, 2004 (9:26 am)
I live in northern MA, drive to northern NY and VT often in the winter. Primarily on road and drive an LC 2000. I surfed the web last night and have come up with a couple good looking alternatives. First, as a primarily road car looking at ice, then snow traction which has led me toward a dedicated ice tire.
I think i would be happy with the Bridgestone Winter Dueler DMZ2. Not sure I need to spend the extra ~ $30-40/tire for the Blizzak DMZ3 (a little better at hydro evac, not much). Also, stipping a Revo AT looks like a good way to go, just a $$ issue, but would give a better true off road tire (not worth it for me though).
Anyone running the DMZ2 on their LC?
#4159 of 5282 This just in
Nov 11, 2004 (1:18 pm)
Motor Trends Online site shows that the Toyota Land Cruiser will be "Redesigned" for the model year 2006
#4160 of 5282 Re: This just in [tlcman]
Nov 12, 2004 (7:21 am)
Anyone know Toyota's history w/ debuting high profile models during the January international auto shows. I seem to recall that the 100 series debuted during one of the January 1998 auto shows or thereabouts. Anyone have any feel on whether the 2006 LC will be debuted in the January 2005 auto shows or at least a prototype? Not sure what incentive Toy would have to keep such a tight lid on this vehicle given low production and minimal competition (primarily Range Rover).
#4161 of 5282 Re: This just in [tlcman]
Nov 12, 2004 (3:04 pm)
Well I bought my TLC in 1990 after I saw it at the Auto Show - when the last major body change occurred. I wanted to drive a car that was a quality machine and which would keep its "shape" for 15 years or more - unlkike 99% of models which change every three years or so. But it looks like my ship is coming in..... But I still have another 120,000 miles to go before I switch.....