@tareen : IMHO, when it comes to pure off roading the FJ40 had an edge over both time tested off roaders. The shorter wheel base, less weight, the ground clearance, 40s reduction ratio etc makes the classic excellent for off roading.. both the 80 series and the 90 series got stuck at some point where as the 40 just kept going
HOWEVER, what the FJ40 wouldn't give is the comfort that the other two will give while off roading.. that is, off roading with your A/C on n windows rolled up... without dirt or sand getting on you or in your eyes.. and most importantly getting to the track doing 60 or 70 mph on the highway
yes the stock FJ40 with 2F is not designed to do 70mph on high way.. On the track it has all the power required but is not built for speeding on highway. So getting to the destination track might be a downer for some.
One thing which is best for me and the main reason for my love of the 40 is the simplicity of the design and operations. Simplicity gives more reliability!
@DeeDee : you bet bro! Tube Well is indeed a luxury after an excursion like this one. Definitly the trip savior and high point
@janj : thanks for pointing out the mistakes bro. I appreciate it.
@all : thanks for liking the post. I am a novice off roader and trying to learn by sharing and discussing.