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OK, you guys have to be proud of me for doing this. What the decision came down to was the cost and how my rig will be used. I wanted something I could really use and not ba afraid of massive body damage. And a Toyota doesn't need to have the whole drivertain replaced inorder to be hardcore(unlike a Jeep). So here she is, my 1985 Toyota p/u. Its got 5.29 gears, rear Detroit and front LS, 3" lift, Rancho 5000's, extended brakelines and a 13" Bob Job. I bought it like this, so its 1/2 way to where I want it. My plans are for YJ 4" leafs front and rear Chevy leafs, crossover steering, double Tcase, and 35's. Then mabey some day a slight exo cage. Without further suspense, here it is!







Let me know what you think! Also, look really close and you can see the first body damage it has gotten in my care (Pass door).

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Sweet! It looks good, and like you said, it is half way there. I have a friend who has about $4k in to his rig and it goes everwhere. It is set up pretty much how you want to set your's up, dual t-cases, suburban springs in back, YJ springs in front, rear detroit, and front ARB. You don't need to spend a fortune on a Toy to make it work well.

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I like it welcome to the great land of TOYOTA <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Dirty Harry:
<STRONG>suburban springs in back</STRONG>
I've been looking into this setup recently. Could you elaborate on it? Is your friend using the 56" rears? Are they stock suburban springs or lifted?

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so I guess even though you owned a jeep, you just didn't understand that jeep thing huh?? <IMG SRC="smilies/trooper.gif" border="0">

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hey man where is he for responces to his own post. Good eye bigdaddy didn't even see he was a localyokal..... Need any help??
I or this board can answer just about anything you have to ask...
 

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Originally posted by Skyetone:
<STRONG>hey man where is he for responces to his own post. Good eye bigdaddy didn't even see he was a localyokal..... Need any help??
I or this board can answer just about anything you have to ask...</STRONG>
I'm here...just haven't had time to check up on my post. Yeah, I'm local(utah). I've checked out Wild Yoats, actually on their BBS is where I found my Toyota!!! I need to hook up with them now that I'm a 'Yoat owner. I'm looking forward to your help and am sure I will have plenty of questions for you all to answer. Thanks for the encouragement!

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Originally posted by Trooper:
<STRONG>so I guess even though you owned a jeep, you just didn't understand that jeep thing huh?? <IMG SRC="smilies/trooper.gif" border="0">

you've chosen......wisely <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
I always was anti-"Jeep Thing", I think its lame. Any hardcore Jeep is going to need parts from other brand vehicles inorder to make it work well. If its any Thing its a "Rock Thing".
 

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Yeah, body protection is on the list. Anyone have any good rocker protection designs? Especially now that I already have damage!! How do you build a good front bumper with the frame so far below where the stock bumper sits?
 

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Originally posted by the General:
<STRONG>How do you build a good front bumper with the frame so far below where the stock bumper sits?</STRONG>
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Mine is just a warn winch bumper HEAVILY modified to tuck up high. You use the crossmember and front of the framerails as the mount for the bottom of the bumper, and then the body-mounts for the sides, basically. I cut the "wings" on the end of the bumper to allow it to tuck so far back that my winch is out maybe 3 inches past the factory front bumper, and tucked under the grill. That's why I got the superwinch X9. It's the shallowest electric winch.</font>
 

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Originally posted by Bad Karma:
<STRONG>I've been looking into this setup recently. Could you elaborate on it? Is your friend using the 56" rears? Are they stock suburban springs or lifted?</STRONG>
He is running stock, 63" Suburban springs. He relocated the front spring hanger forward on the frame (not exactly sure how far, 11 inches I think) and added a buggy spring in back. He had to use a 2" block to get the height to match the front 2 1/2" lift YJ springs. All of this without a traction bar. The rear is a little loose with the blocks and buggy springs, but with a worn out 20R he doesn't get enough axle wrap to cause any problems.
 
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