|04-01-2012 12:00 AM|
|Vally Boy209||Well I picked up a clean 3g 4runner 5speed with 220k miles today, but well maintained. Took it out mudding it did pretty damn good till i sorta burred the front end in a ditch. No damage except cracked the running boards, which Im pulling off anyways. but my buddy pulled me out with his powerstroke so all it good. My question is how hard can you beat on these things?|
|03-31-2012 12:00 PM|
|03-31-2012 11:49 AM|
|Vally Boy209||Thanks for the help I found a 5 spped 3g in good condition with the timing belt and cluch just changed 220k miles but a lady that lives in the city owns it so no hard off road abuse. shes asking 3800 so no too bad|
|03-29-2012 09:03 PM|
|dragonfishblue||go with the 85 they are way cheaper to maintain and u will end up keeping it longer because u can modify them easier. and isnt that one of the years with the removable hard top? if so thats a fun way to drive around in the summer(ex jeep owner myself)|
|03-29-2012 08:51 PM|
|03-29-2012 05:33 PM|
|03-29-2012 12:07 PM|
|topolino||I own both and love the 22RE rock crawling but you said mud and snow is what your after so the 3.4 gets the edge there. Mud and snow means wheel speed (power) and the 3.4 ain't no power house but sure beats the 22R.|
|03-29-2012 12:06 PM|
|rcp916||Where's the Tech?|
|03-29-2012 10:51 AM|
|CreeperSleeper||My vote is buy a 3rd Gen. Manual or Auto doesn't matter, just find one that was taken care of. After that, modify it when and how you need to.|
|03-29-2012 09:55 AM|
|Wilson||Toyota's are hard to beat for reliability. My 94 fj80 just turned 300k with nothing more than routine maintenance. I bought my first toyota with 187k (3.0 v6 btw) pulled the motor at 240k after wrecking it and that same motor is still running with over 300k on it. With your logic.... Dump all your money on s new or super low mileage truck and have nothing left to modify.|
|03-29-2012 09:35 AM|
|kdub0013||Buy a 3rd gen because that is what I have|
|03-29-2012 06:53 AM|
|Vally Boy209||yea true but I want to be spending it in ugrading not repairing. And Id like to sc it but i dont think i could justify putting a 4500$ into an truck with 220k. Im going to look at it today well see how it goes, any advice besides whats on that 4runner buyers guid is welcom|
|03-29-2012 04:32 AM|
Op, what do you mean you think it might be a money pit? Welcome to the sport you gotta start somewhere, if it already has a beat up body, then you wont feel bad when you crunch it into something.
|03-28-2012 11:27 PM|
California... so pretty much screwed on emissions..
I just have a feeling it'd be a bad idea to put money into something with 220k miles, do these things hold up pretty well, ie tranny, suspension, and driveline? Im shying away from the 85 due to lack of power, i dont plan on rock crawing, just mud and snow mainly.
|03-28-2012 11:18 PM|
|03-28-2012 10:58 PM|
|03-28-2012 10:53 PM|
Most of the swaps I've read about or talked to were not impressed with the results. Put a blower on the 3.4 and peel out, replace it if if blows. You'll need rcv shafts for the lt, but any axle will need upgrading to take a whooping.
Between your two choices I would choose the '85 if I was looking to build a crawler and or wanted an open top rig; solid axle, gear driven cases, etc. Otherwise 3rd gen runner for more power. If I started with a 3rd gen or Tacoma, no way would I SAS it.
|03-28-2012 10:53 PM|
|03-28-2012 10:51 PM|
|03-28-2012 10:47 PM|
|03-28-2012 10:42 PM|
|Vally Boy209||Thanks man you dont think its too beat up to dump money into? i can get that 4runner with 220k(rebuilt 70k ago) for 3700 and i figured if i kill the engine i like the 4.7 lexus swap idea. And how would long travel hold up in the mud I do like being able to hit stuff fast and hard..|
|03-28-2012 09:30 PM|
|Wilson||Sas's are dumb, long travel that bitch!|
|03-28-2012 09:21 PM|
|baja dan||get the 3rd gen wheel it till u break the ifs and then do a sas, learn to wheel it with ifs and then do a sas, dont get discouraged by some of these doushe bags. youre only 18 so be ready for rejection and failures and some harrasment on this thread.so with that good luck|
|03-28-2012 08:38 PM|
|Vally Boy209||This isnt a "Help me spend my parents money" thread i plan on getting probably a 3rd gen runner doing the LC coil swap in the rear and either ome or the trd coils up front i have the money Id just like advice on what to get. I read all over the place but im not getting the answers i want.|
|03-28-2012 08:21 PM|
"mull over reasons to live"
Im going to school, have a full time job, and a good girl.. I have plenty reasons to live.
Anyways, yea Ive been reading here for a while and know some of your are assholes but you probably know the most so i have a few questions.
I am debating sucking it up and getting an auto but what do you think of this?
I have a buddy that has a paint booth so im not too worried about the damage unless you think its not fixable with some bondo. But is it still too much to start putting money into with that manny miles on the body? He has receipts for the rebuild and a new cluch at 10k.
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