It wasn’t exactly my first choice, but an E34 525i was deemed inadvisable, as was a transmission-hungry Volvo XC90 V8, as well as some other parental vetos along the way. BUT HEY, I HAVE A CAR AGAIN!!! It’s got about 208,00 miles on it, but with the 2UZ in it, it’s got at least another 100k left in it.



  • keep it mostly stock, but....
  • secondary air injection pump bypass kit
  • Prado rebadge?
  • put on some BFG KO2s when the Michelin LTXs that are on it right now are up for replacement


If you can’t tell, I’m very excited.