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I need to get a truck and I was wondering if 85 was the best year because of fuel injection and straight axle? What models came withe the fuel injection? Is it only the SR5 model? I need some info if possible. Thanks

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All 4runners, most pickups had FI in '85. It's the easiest year to modify, but read this thread:
SAS thread
Some of us think it's better to buy a newer rig, and do a SAS later.

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[ 09-03-2001: Message edited by: Pazuzu ]
 

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85 is the ONLY year if you don't want to do a SAS. Doing an SAS on a newer truck is a great way to go, if you have the time and money.
 

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i like my 85', and hell yes i would say the 85' is the best year! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I also think '85's are best. Sas's are cool and all but the frame on an IFS rig is straighter along the front rail while the solid axled frames hump up over the axle like the rear. I think that it leads to more steering issues when going x-over and clearing the frame w/the tie rod ends. Then again you wouldn't have to put in a later IFS steering box but puting it on a solid axle frame alows you to move it wherever you want it. Just my .02.
 

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heck yeah, 85 the best year even w/o e.f.i. mine must be an early 85 , no e.f.i. driven and beaten on daily. <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/grinpimp.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Pappy:
<STRONG>85 is the ONLY year if you don't want to do a SAS. Doing an SAS on a newer truck is a great way to go, if you have the time and money.</STRONG>
To set up an solid axle truck, 79-85 is going to cost almost as doing a SAS.
 

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Originally posted by Pappy:
85 is the ONLY year if you don't want to do a SAS. Doing an SAS on a
newer truck is a great way to go, if you have the time and money.


To set up an solid axle truck, 79-85 is going to cost almost as doing a SAS.

this i think is crap!
you already have the axle. put in new springs. lockers and tires, still a lot cheaper and easier and less time consuming!
just my $.02! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by beasttoyota4x4:
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this i think is crap!
you already have the axle. put in new springs. lockers and tires, still a lot cheaper and easier and less time consuming!
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Did you read the "SAS Cost Myth" thread? I think when Opps said "set up" he meant beyond lift springs, lockers, and tires (putting words in his mouth though). Most guys with "set up" 85 and older trucks swap in later (and wider) rear axles and run crossover steering, which requires an IFS box. So now you have spent MORE than someone who puts an 85 axle under their IFS truck (not counting labor).
 
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