Okay I have a few questions that I'd like some various openions on. With the openions please give a reason why you have that. Then I can take on your openion, or dismiss it like the wind. Nah, but seriously...
I'm going to start building a desert runner truck that will eventually be raceable and what I'd like to get your openions on are...
1) What year Tacoma would you start with?
I hear a lot of talk about the first gen tacomas having stronger frames and that is a huge advantage if it's significantly stronger than 2nd gens. What other reasons are there for or against any specific or genral year/gens?
2) What would you look for in a used truck that was intended for this?
I'm leaning towards finding one that has the type of front long travel I want. Don't care about the rear because the combo I'm looking for probably won't be out there. Fully caged would be nice, with or without any long travel. Lots of work would already be done.
3) Auto or Manual?
This is one of my biggest up in the airs I think. At first I was dead set on a manual, but the more I look at videos and others builds, and just think about it, a beefed up auto might be clutch.
4) What else am I missing?
I just did the big things that are in my head, anyone else have suggestions of things to look for?