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FJ's in Big Bend!

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Re: FJ's in Big Bend!
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2017, 10:30:16 AM »

Agreed.  While driving Black Gap I asked a buddy where the hard part was at.
He replied "You come out here for the incredible views, not the 4 wheeling".
The State Park has better trails and some of them are a little challenging.



That's Big Bend... full of great views. I was in Crow and Largo canyon (east of Farmington) weekend before last. There are places in the canyons that are very similar to what I saw in your Black Gap video. I've been on parts of the Alpine loop. The views there are unrivaled :)

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Re: FJ's in Big Bend!
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2017, 10:35:10 AM »
Nice! I almost bought an FJ but went with a 100 series instead. I'm glad that you put the videos out. I was wondering what the difficulty of Black Gap is for a long time. Not bad at all. I expected something like the alpine loop in Colorado.

Very cool! I went the opposite route. I searched high and low for a solid 60-62, then went through several 80s before I gave up.


I've got almost 200k miles on my 2000 vintage 100 series. I do oil analysis (Blackstone Labs) every time I change fluids. Every report comes back- do more miles, the oil and engine looks great. I've taken it up to 12k miles with the same result. I change it at 9-10k now. It's a solid vehicle and I can work on it when it needs something. I drove home from Farmington (to Weimar) on the Sunday after Harvey landed. 17 hours straight thru. I can take it on the Alpine loop or drive it on the highway for 17 hours. I kind of like that. I just wish it was a little bigger and... I wish my grandson would stop calling it a minivan  :icon_wink: :willynilly: :icon_lol: 

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Re: FJ's in Big Bend!
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2017, 10:18:05 PM »
I've got almost 200k miles on my 2000 vintage 100 series. .. I wish my grandson would stop calling it a minivan  :icon_wink: :willynilly: :icon_lol:
Pics, please.

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Re: FJ's in Big Bend!
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2017, 09:34:03 AM »
I would love a 60 or 80 Series.  Who am I kidding, I'd love a 100 or 200 series too, haha.
But I'm very happy with what I have, it works for me as my wife isn't outdoorsy.

I've yet to get to hit the Colorado trails, but it's on my bucket list to do Black Bear Pass.

Tell him you've got the coolest ( I think they say "Sickest") Mini-Van in history!
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Re: FJ's in Big Bend!
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2017, 06:05:32 PM »
iCe,

I don't doubt it. If you find a good one and take care of it they run like a champ.

 


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