i'm finally buying another rig soon... - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > General 4x4 Discussion
Notices

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-03-2007, 05:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44006
Posts: 6,253
Arrow i'm finally buying another rig soon...

so here's my thinkin....

1. need a 4seater
2. don't care which brand.
3. 1500.00 is it for the purchase...mod $$ won't be around till summer.

current possibilities...

1. buy back my 4runner (87 stocker) since i know what works and what doesn't. possibly lock the rear and wheel it like that for a while.

2. 90's xj for around 1000.00 that i could build a bit. (tow points, skids or sliders, etc.)

3. 85 fj60 that blows my whole purchase budget @ $1500clams

4. 77 scout II w/ t19,d20,d44's,3",32's,lockrite(front), detroit(rear),winch,rollcage, dual battery. open top



obviously i'm leaning towards the scout, since its already well-built for the mild trails i'd take it on.

only problem is that the wheeling around here (san diego) is about an hour away. so the other three rigs as they sit would be a far better ride to the trail(good for keeping a VERY understanding wife/2 daughters happy) than the scout, but the scout would own the rest once there.

(oh, and no tow rig, i have to drive what i buy to the trail)

opinions? anyone commute to the trail in a older/locked/open rig?
this rig would be doing mild difficulty trials (sidewinder,bronco peak, ocotillo wells, truckhaven, glamis, etc.), as well as serving as a camping rig, so no major mods are needed right now,

but if the scout isn't too bad on the road, i could easily fit the 4 of us, camping gear AND do some tougher trails.

i dunno...i get the cash to buy in a week, so i'll post up what i get. skool me in the meantime.

Last edited by kodiak1232003; 04-03-2007 at 05:15 AM.
kodiak1232003 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2007, 05:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44006
Posts: 6,253
here's the cruiser

4speed manual
200,000 miles
seller says no dtrain problems at all
smogs just fine.

Last edited by kodiak1232003; 01-11-2011 at 04:02 PM.
kodiak1232003 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 04-03-2007, 05:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44006
Posts: 6,253
here's my old 4runner that i could buy back from the friend who bought it.

i sold the snorkel, ARB bar and winch seperately, so it would look basically stock, with the exception of some nice 30" muds on it.

oh yeah. the rig has to be able to mount our expedition tent as seen.


what i like about this rig is that i've gone over it pretty well and know that even with 240k on it, it still runs like a clock...no issues at all.

Last edited by kodiak1232003; 01-11-2011 at 04:02 PM.
kodiak1232003 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-03-2007, 05:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44006
Posts: 6,253
the scout is set up something like this one.

small lift, 32's...etc.

if i could find a top for it, it might just work out fine...

Last edited by kodiak1232003; 01-11-2011 at 04:02 PM.
kodiak1232003 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2007, 05:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
a2b
Registered User
 
a2b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Member # 22547
Location: everywhere
Posts: 6,489
bacon
__________________
-Hobie
GOTPROPANE.COM
HI-DESERT DRIVELINE IS THE BEST DRIVELINE EVER!
a2b is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2007, 10:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Member # 27867
Location: Utah
Posts: 682
Who makes that expedition tent?
__________________
Μολὼν λάβε
Roktoys84 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2007, 10:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
Zeus of the Sluice
 
fcfred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Member # 3263
Location: not portland
Posts: 3,150
cruiser, havin four seats isn't fun with only two doors. plus cruiser already has good bits underneath and proven durability.
__________________
Team Tank
old junk, new junk, unfinished junk
Live Large-RIP Jason Payne

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fcfred is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2007, 10:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
RckCrwlr87YJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Member # 35931
Location: Nazareth, PA
Posts: 5,342
I'd vote for an XJ, they are easy to build and there is more aftermarket than you will ever need.
__________________
DAVE'S OFFROAD SUPPLY

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Like us on Facebook
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Join our Facebook Group
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Email:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Phone: 484-554-3584

Pirate 5% Off Promo Code "pirate5"
RckCrwlr87YJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2007, 01:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44006
Posts: 6,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roktoys84 View Post
Who makes that expedition tent?
pm'd yah.
kodiak1232003 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2007, 11:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
EarlKann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member # 20739
Location: Riverside, Ca
Posts: 8,362




Hmmmmm.... hard choice actually.

4runner is nice cause you know the history, dependable, great aftermarket support. But the IFS is a drawback and I wonder if you would ever get around to a SAS on it.

XJ is an excellent choice. I agree with fcfred that the 4 doors will be better for you especially with the little ones. My kids are teens and it is difficult for any of us to get into the back seat of my 4runner when the top is on. 4.0 has nice power. Solid axle front stock, lift kits are plentifull and pretty much a bolt on.

FJ60, don't know much about them. Seems like a good platform, maybe a little bit big but that may be nice for the family.

Scout is tempting especially because it is already somewhat built. Not sure how hard it would be to find a top for it and how to mount the tent but I guess if you can mount the tent to the 4runner you should be able to get it on the Scout.

No clear winner for me. Gonna need to kick the tires and light the fires.
EarlKann is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2007, 11:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
Rock God
 
2Dogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Member # 4526
Location: Scotts Valley, Ca
Posts: 1,846
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roktoys84 View Post
Who makes that expedition tent?
x2

Sorry for the hijack, nothing to add for you
__________________
Dave
91 K5, 6" lift, 37" PJ DGs, 5.13 1 Ton axles, 10" PP

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2Dogs is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2007, 11:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Member # 72050
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 374
I'd buy back your runner if you are planning on sticking to mild trails. Knowing the history is a BIG plus. 2nd choice would be the land cruiser if it's solid.
slus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2007, 11:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44006
Posts: 6,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Dogs View Post
x2

Sorry for the hijack, nothing to add for you

no worries...like donald said, i do this sh1t every 6months...lol.

its called a "maggiolina" model made by autohome. its built like a tank, but only weighs 150lbs.

here's a pm i just sent, pretty much my take...

hey corey,

i've had it for about five years, and i can say its one comfy, tough, weatherproof tent. only weighs 150lbs too. and yes, its very easy to use. it has three latches (two front, one rear) and uses a simple, detachable hand crank to extend scissor "extenders" that raise the top half.

had it up in glacier national park last time out and it took gale force winds, driving rain, etc, with no problems. all you experience is a buffeting noise and the trucks springs rocking.(puts you to sleep )

we got a bit of a deal, since ours got stuck in customs for TOO long when we bought it. paid about $1000.00. we think he took off at least 4-500 bucks, if not more.

so they're not cheap by any means. but after several trips and 5 years, we have no need for ANY repairs or a replacement. i don't know if you can say that about other expedition tents.

didn't mention it above, other than being comfy, but the matress supplied is very, very nice. its about
4-5" thick and you can store it, lots of covers, pillows, the exendable ladder and a few "night clothes" (sweater, jacket, etc).


hope that helps...its a chunk of change, but a very good investment.
kodiak1232003 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2007, 11:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44006
Posts: 6,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by EarlKann View Post




Hmmmmm.... hard choice actually.

4runner is nice cause you know the history, dependable, great aftermarket support. But the IFS is a drawback and I wonder if you would ever get around to a SAS on it.

XJ is an excellent choice. I agree with fcfred that the 4 doors will be better for you especially with the little ones. My kids are teens and it is difficult for any of us to get into the back seat of my 4runner when the top is on. 4.0 has nice power. Solid axle front stock, lift kits are plentifull and pretty much a bolt on.

FJ60, don't know much about them. Seems like a good platform, maybe a little bit big but that may be nice for the family.

Scout is tempting especially because it is already somewhat built. Not sure how hard it would be to find a top for it and how to mount the tent but I guess if you can mount the tent to the 4runner you should be able to get it on the Scout.

No clear winner for me. Gonna need to kick the tires and light the fires.
thanks donald, this is what i'm thinking, too. xj's are nice. and having a happy wife and happy babies is VERY important..lol
kodiak1232003 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2007, 09:24 AM   #15 (permalink)
Rock God
 
2Dogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Member # 4526
Location: Scotts Valley, Ca
Posts: 1,846
Thanks for the tent info.

After thinking about your ideas - I would go with the 'runner 1st, Scout 2nd.
__________________
Dave
91 K5, 6" lift, 37" PJ DGs, 5.13 1 Ton axles, 10" PP

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2Dogs is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2007, 09:58 AM   #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Member # 36399
Location: Hinesburg, VT
Posts: 4,937
I'd find a nice XJ too. My g/f's wheels 100X beter than my ranger and is prettty comfy.(happy wife) Parts are cheap(happy wife) and very plentiful.

I think my next wheeling rig will be an XJ, only thing I dont like is the unit bearing hubs.
__________________
94 F-150 Stepside. BGTL 12" lift, 1-tons, 39" 'roks
95 F-150 6" of lift, SAS 35" BFG's
94stepsideford is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2007, 06:21 AM   #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44006
Posts: 6,253
well, i checked out the scout. not for me.


if i had wheeling available within a 20min drive...great! but its not a freeway rig and i don't want to trailer or tow it everywhere.
kodiak1232003 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2007, 07:14 AM   #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
comeonstart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Member # 49939
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 5,954
I would go with the 4 runner or a YJ.
________
Vida

Last edited by comeonstart; 08-23-2011 at 08:39 PM.
comeonstart is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2007, 07:25 AM   #19 (permalink)
Banned
 
4Mogger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Member # 33748
Location: Montrose, CO
Posts: 10,694
I would go for the cruiser. Your tent will work. (PM me tent info too, I am looking for something like that)
And it wouldn't need much to be ready to wheel.
The family will like it and you can still carry plenty of gear and it could even tow a little bit. And I think that it would hold its value the best.
The last choice would be the heep.
4Mogger is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2007, 09:53 AM   #20 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Member # 19077
Location: Socal
Posts: 7,311


This just needed repeating.

PICK A FAWKING RIG AND STICK WITH IT!!!11!1

As if i needed to say it... buy back the 4runner.
__________________
yotamasters.com
Max Volume is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2007, 09:55 AM   #21 (permalink)
Change is good.
 
Roc Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member # 20631
Location: Desert Hills, AZ
Posts: 35,176
Honda Accord.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustard Dog
Me and my co driver were running across the Lakebed on our way to pre run when we saw :gary: walking his dog.

We didn't stop to say hi cause he's a fucking douchebag.
Roc Doc is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2007, 10:36 AM   #22 (permalink)
Registered User
 
EarlKann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member # 20739
Location: Riverside, Ca
Posts: 8,362
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roc Doc View Post
Honda Accord.
EarlKann is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2007, 02:14 AM   #23 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44006
Posts: 6,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roc Doc View Post
Honda Accord.
its at the shop getting exo'd...saweet!!
kodiak1232003 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

** A VERIFICATION EMAIL IS SENT TO THIS ADDRESS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION!! **

Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.