80 series VX-R

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 07:42
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Saw an imported 80 series VX-R over the holidays in South Island NZ. The owner told me it had a few more extras against standard 80 series: bigger big ends, exhaust brakes, manual gear box, no air bags, rear bench seat standard and Toyota only makes about 100 each year (The R stands for Racing). Anyone heard of this before? Wonder if they make a 100 series VX-R??
Would be nice to get one...especially with Solid front axle.
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Reply By: Johnno1 - Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 08:03

Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 08:03
here you go ;)

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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 09:04

Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 09:04
Hi Will
Toyota import new cruisers into NZ the base model and one that they call top of the range.
In fact there is two above that.
Most people in NZ buy used imports and have very little trouble with them and all parts can be purchased through Toyota.
There is a bigger range of models to choose from along with some limited production models.
I own as my road car a wide track 80# the wheel base is 120 mm wider than normal and sits on the road real well
The imports may also arrive with a wide range of extras that just are not seen in this part of the world
I have seen one 80# that arrived on lowered suspension twin exhausts and a worked engine ( V8 ) the fore runner of the Lexus
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Reply By: Member - Mick S (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 10:33

Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 10:33
As I understand it,certain 4wd vehicles now have to 15 years old to be imported to Australia, hence the appearance in recent years of 60&61 series cruisers. Two friends of mine have bought these and are very happy with them. The beauty of them is that they are high specced and apart from 24V system they are virtually identical to my locally delivered HJ 61, so parts are readily available. This year should see the first of the 80 series as imports and I await this with interest.
The mileages on these imports, sometimes less than 100,000 ks, seems incredible,but some fairly astute people of my acquaintance have crawled all over the two in question and can find no indication to the contrary.
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