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#4565 of 5282 Re: 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser WITH SPOILER??????? [steelcruiser]
Jun 15, 2005 (5:30 pm)
Yes I agree that this will shake it's self out over time. What would make sense to me is for Toyota to "discontinue" the LC as a Toyota, and instead reintroduce the re-designed LC as a luxurious but off-road capable upscale vehicle through the Lexus distribution channel. Toyota doesn't need two full-size SUV's in the same portfolio, only one manufacturer has pulled that off,.Chevy with the Tahoe/Suburban. I think that move would eliminate the challenge of designing three distinctly different vehicles from one "mold." They would then only have to concentrate on the redesign of the LC for Lexus and the facelift for the Sequoia.
#4566 of 5282 Re: 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser WITH SPOILER??????? [mgreene]
Jun 16, 2005 (5:01 am)
Don't give them any brght ideas. Actually, that has run across my mind before, too - a Lexus Land Cruiser. Probably top out at 75-80K.
#4567 of 5282 Fitting New Wipers. Fj80
Jun 16, 2005 (1:58 pm)
I am embarrassed to admit that I have never changes wipers myself before - never had a car this long I guess. How the hell do you fit new wipers? Do you unscrew the old ones first? And I cant see how to fit the long wiper "blade section" to a U-looking unit which screws onto the wiper arm. I got some wipers from Man-A-Fre - I hope they fit as the new ones are Bosch and are not identical to the original.
#4568 of 5282 Re: Fitting New Wipers. Fj80 [grantchstr]
Jun 16, 2005 (3:18 pm)
This is a little hard to describe, but I'll give it a go. First, it sounds like you got a new refill holder complete with the refill blades already in them--right? And the Bosch units will fit. I believe the fronts will have an "18" somewhere in the part # and the rear a "16"in the part #. These #s correspond to the length of the wiper blade. If you fold out the wiper arm--as if you were going to clean your windshield, then tilt the old blade holder toward you (I'm describing the procedure for the driver's side blade) you'll notice that the blade holder will move about 180 degrees from the blade touching the windshield to totally away from the windshield. You will feel a little resistance as the slotted hole over the "u" shaped part of the arm is moved to this "opposite lock" position. Once in this position, you should see a little clip that inserts in to the "u" bend in the wiper arm that holds the blade mount. You will need to depress this clip, pull it down a bit to free it from the slot and then slide the blade holder over the "u" of the wiper arm. Then you can take the new blade holder and slide it over the arm, down past the "u", then up in to the "u" and snap it in place. Make sure that you've got the rubber blade pointing up before you install it.
I hope I haven't totally confused you! I took many words to "explain" this. After reading this you may decide to grab a beer or two and hope it doesn't rain for several months!
#4569 of 5282 Re: Fitting New Wipers. Fj80 [steelcruiser]
Jun 16, 2005 (4:00 pm)
Thanks for the reply. The new wiper "assembly" clearly has to be screwed in with two little screws, which means that the old wiper has to be unscrewed. I am not sure that the screws will come out however.
I did attempt to do what you described but I only succeeding in busting a little u-clip that held on to the rubber section of one half of the wiper. I wish now I had just gone to a dealer to have it done, I am sure its easy but there is a learning curve - and I am at the starting gate.
#4570 of 5282 Re: 2001 Cruiser Amplifier Woes !! [twisterchaser]
Jun 16, 2005 (5:48 pm)
Have you been able to get a dealership to replace the amplifier yet? I bought a used 2001 LC and it has the loud bass problem. I'm afraid it's now off manufacturer warranty and the dealerships won't help. It appears no one here can shed any light or have the TSB# since I didn't see any responses to your post.
#4571 of 5282 Re: Fitting New Wipers. Fj80 [grantchstr]
Jun 16, 2005 (8:55 pm)
Hmmm, sounds like you got an entire wiper arm then? If you have a "contact" at your dealer, they're ususally pretty good about showing how to do some of these "easier" things.
#4572 of 5282 Value and Valuations NADA v the others......
Jun 22, 2005 (11:41 am)
Do NADA values have ANY validity?
Taken as an "average" vehicle my Fj80 1991 is valued by NADA at $7650 and by Edmunds at $3067 (Private Party Transaction).
Even the "Dealer Retail" price at Edmunds is way lower than NADA at $5269. Thats a huge percentage difference even though the numbers are small.
I think Kelly values are even lower than Edmunds.
This is an issue where I now live as the cars are taxed on "assessed value" , and the NADA values used seem to be out of step with reality certainly for LCs.
#4573 of 5282 Re: Value and Valuations NADA v the others...... [grantchstr]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 22, 2005 (1:46 pm)
What is the "Kelley Blue Book" Price?
I've heard that some books cater to bankers so they can justify making bigger loans. I've also heard that Kelley has a consumer book and one they just sell to subscribing dealers (and you have to be careful which drawer the salesperson open when they start talking about the book price, since every drawer has a different book).
#4574 of 5282 Front mud guards for 1995 LC
Jun 23, 2005 (11:19 am)
I am removing the running boards from my cruiser and was wondering if anyone had a resource to buy the front mud guards.