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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
Wilson nope!
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
Vally Boy209
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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.
Yea I know what your saying thats why Im going toyota over jeep.. though the 5.9 cherokee is pretty appealing. Im going too look at this one this weekend. She said they hit a deer a while back but clean title and the sunroof is stuck oper a little but but its summer now anyways.

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/2921732400.html
03-29-2012 05:33 PM
1990GT50
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Where's the Tech?
This is the "new" yota forum. Only posts with no tech can remain
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
Provience [QUOTE=Nimyad:14192517]
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Nice stereotypes Not all 18 year olds are how you where when you were 18
Yeah, i didnt go around telling the world to be nice to me because i was only 18


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
Vally Boy209 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
Nimyad
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Originally Posted by Wilson View Post
Not necessarily
That's why I said it depends. In Washington if the rigs over 25 no emmissions are required at all. They more relaxed on not as old but not new vehicles too, my 94 passed without a cat, only an aftermarket exhaust.
03-28-2012 10:58 PM
Wilson
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Yeah. Another decided factor for a rig is where do you live and what are the emissions laws. You'll probably be able to get away with more on the 1985.
Not necessarily
03-28-2012 10:53 PM
Wilson 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
Nimyad
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Originally Posted by Vally Boy209 View Post
Or some just get their shit together when they turn 18...
Yeah. Another decided factor for a rig is where do you live and what are the emissions laws. You'll probably be able to get away with more on the 1985.
03-28-2012 10:51 PM
Vally Boy209
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Originally Posted by Nimyad View Post
Nice stereotypes Not all 18 year olds are how you where when you were 18
Or some just get their shit together when they turn 18...
03-28-2012 10:47 PM
Nimyad
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Originally Posted by Provience View Post
Delete this fucking thread and go buy a damn jeep already. Oh you are only 18? Alright, go out and chew 3 cans in one day while smoking a whole damn carton of fags while you mull over reasons to live.
Nice stereotypes Not all 18 year olds are how you where when you were 18
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
Vally Boy209 "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?

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/2923744258.html

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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