*For improved vehicle performance, the use of premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher is recommended.
Not only that, but the fuel filler door on our test model recommended 91, and it is required for maximum performance. Sorry, no retraction this time.
More Deathmatch Comments
In the May '10 comparison "FJ/JK Deathmatch," it did not seem to be a fair comparison of vehicles. Why would you compare the top-of-the-line Jeep Unlimited Rubicon four-door to a standard FJ with aTrac? Why wouldn't you compare it with the Trail Team edition, which has skidplates, sliders, and BFG AT tires (especially with the "what's with the lame treads" comment)? It just seemed misleading.
San Diego, CA
We told Toyota that we were comparing its FJ to the Wrangler Rubicon. Toyota had the opportunity to send whatever model, package, and accessories it wished as long as it was a vehicle available from the dealership, the same way Jeep could send whatever options it deemed most appropriate for testing by an off-road magazine. Maybe Toyota didn't have any available in its press fleet-we're not sure-but we agree that the Trail Team package does offer some great upgrades for someone looking to purchase an FJ Cruiser.
It is our policy not to "test" vehicles that are not in front of us. We test what the manufacturer sends us, and unfortunately Toyota sent us an FJ with lame treads, not the more aggressive BFGs on the Trail Team package.
Final fj/jk Comment
Hey guys, I just read the stock JK/FJ comparo and had to laugh. Why would anyone trying to sell vehicles to off-road enthusiasts include "DNF" in the model designation of their IFS? Did nobody tell Toyota what that stands for? I'm a longtime reader and subscriber and think you guys (and gals?) are doing a great job. Keep it up!
West Sacremento, CA
We're sure that in Japanese it doesn't translate into Did Not Finish!
Filling our Shoes
In regard to your recent article on lifting a '71 Chevy K-10, "Lifting Old Iron" (May '10), I have just this to say. Nice truck, nice build, and definitely nice shoes. It takes a true man to wear Velcro "laced" shoes while wrenching on his 4x4. I can honestly say I am not that much of a man! Keep up the good work!
I'm just glad I wasn't in the photo with my sandals. I can imagine what a comment I would get!
I am writing in regard to a picture that was published in the Sept. '95 issue. It is the '79 Bronco "Fordified" on page 60. That Bronco was my uncles. He died from injuries he received in a motorcycle accident almost two years ago. I finally dug up the copy of the magazine that it was in and would like to see if there are any digital copies in your archives. I would like to blow them up and frame them for my cousins. He was always a gearhead or "throttle jockey," as the caption states, and I really think this captures who my uncle was. Any assistance in this request would be greatly appreciated.
We do not make articles generally available for sale, and the resolution is not high enough for a large photo. However, we were able to dig up this one somehow and present it here for you to enjoy.
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