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Old 11-26-2003, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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which one?

i'm trying to build a budget rockcrawler and have narrowed it down to a toyota pick-up or 4 runner and sammy's. which one would be cheaper to build from your stand points and what tips do you have about doing it that way? Thanks
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Old 11-26-2003, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1st or 2nd generation toy p-up. For a million reasons.
tough frames
bitchen drive train
awesomely engineered axles
the best motors ever built ,20r,22r,22re
the list goes on...
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Old 11-26-2003, 08:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1st or 2nd generation toy p-up. For a million reasons.
tough frames
bitchen drive train
awesomely engineered axles
the best motors ever built ,20r,22r,22re
the list goes on...

Yeah...pretty much what he said
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YOTA! YOTA! YOTA!
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Old 11-27-2003, 09:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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anyone have any other opinions?
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Old 11-27-2003, 10:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Toyota. 4Runner or Pickup doesn't matter. Get a straight axle front either way. Easier to start that way. There are 80 bajillion parts available to make those things work.

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Old 11-28-2003, 12:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My vote goes out for toyota....
Like everybody else said, Badass axles, cheap, good frames, motors.etc.
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Old 11-28-2003, 12:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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85 toyota p/u or 4runner efi 22r and a strait axle. good luck
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Old 11-28-2003, 08:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I also say go for a early toyota. Like was said, awesome motors that last forever, tough axles and frame plus there is a lot of aftermarket parts for them. You can get a really good suspension for pretty cheap (63"chevy's from junkyard) and dual cases from marlin and you are pretty set. You can pretty much always find them for pretty cheap too, I am selling mine cheap if you are interested.
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Old 11-28-2003, 10:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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go with the toyota because parts are available cheap.
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Old 11-28-2003, 11:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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a yota will take alot of abuse with you not having to put much money into it. if you can find one with a 22re and a solid front axle jump on it. you can wheel it for a while and then if you decide on something different you can easily sell it to another yota wheeler
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Old 11-30-2003, 05:39 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yota components, tube chassis. Air Ride sells 'em for a reasonable amount.
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Old 11-30-2003, 07:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I vote Yota too. But I'm biased.
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Old 11-30-2003, 02:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I say zuk! 33", sawzall and some spares and you got a kick ass rig. No money, no worries.

And toyota frames being sturdy? I've bent two..
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Old 11-30-2003, 05:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I have wheeled several types had Toyota's to start with, went to a sammy, a Ranger, then to a Willys. Personally I would never run another Sammy, wheelbase scared the hell out of me, I miss my Ranger/splash, 5 inch lift ARB's 33's gearing was a little high though, my Willys is ok but it has issues too, breaks every time I take it out. If you look at my sig. line you'll note that I'm looking for something in line with a Toyota which after going through several types in the past 5 years found it to be the best that I have wheeled.

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