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build truck or buy truck

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by bailerc, Dec 14, 2010.

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what to do

Poll closed Jan 13, 2011.
  1. build tacoma

    43 vote(s)
    61.4%
  2. buy another trail rig

    27 vote(s)
    38.6%
  1. Dec 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM
    #1
    bailerc

    bailerc [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3" toytec ultimate lift w/ radflo coilovers, dakar rear leafs, all pro front bumper w/ all the fancy lights, smittybuild XRC 10k pound winch, alpine ina-w900, 10" alpine type X
    ok, heres the decision im faced with currently

    1: but around $15,000 into current truck to make a capable truck...

    or

    2: spend said money on buying an already built trail rig...
     
  2. Dec 14, 2010 at 11:31 PM
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    Wile

    Wile Back in the game!

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    build it and make it the way you want it.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2010 at 11:44 PM
    #3
    himmie

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    Visit the Build.
    Build... Unless you're really not into the truck that you currently own.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2010 at 11:48 PM
    #4
    bailerc

    bailerc [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3" toytec ultimate lift w/ radflo coilovers, dakar rear leafs, all pro front bumper w/ all the fancy lights, smittybuild XRC 10k pound winch, alpine ina-w900, 10" alpine type X
    well it seems like alot of money to be putting into a truck i want to wheel alot , i love my tacoma , and regardless it will be gettign a 3" lift and 33's no matter what , but for the amout of money i want to put into my taco, i could get a jeep mostly built , have it on at least 37's with a solid front axle under me, than i also have another vehicle for when my trail rig breaks , thats the other big thing

    i could get something like this at a comparable price (after shipping/taxes it probably comes to about the same)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2001...3052796?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3a617359fc
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 at 11:57 PM
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    amaes

    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

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    Buy one. That's what I did. It makes more sense financially to buy one built. If you spend the time looking you'll find a built one that's exactly what you want.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    PB65stang

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    It makes MUCH more sense to buy a dedicated trail rig. For the money you're talking, you could get a solid one, and not have to worry about your truck breaking and leaving you stranded when you need to go somewhere. Besides, it will save you money financially. You can't build rigs for what you can buy them.
     
  7. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    1337Taco

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    Buy one already built!!! It's fun to build up your own, but it is so much cheaper to buy one already done. With the money Ive spent on mine I could have bought such a sick rig, but right now it's just mediocre instead.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    mpleitez

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  9. Dec 15, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    Dilley

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    buy it and keep your tacoma.. you can slowly build up your tacoma while you are beating the piss out of a jeep..
     
  10. Dec 15, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    I say put 10 into the Tacoma. Then spend the 5 on an already build yota pickup or 4runner.
     
  11. Dec 15, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    buy one already built for sure
     
  12. Dec 15, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    TxPreRunner

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    Absolutely nothing..for now..
  13. Dec 15, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Definately buy another rig for the trails.

    Buy a stock rig and build it the way you want it.

    My husband and I had a 96 tacoma (daily driver) and put a mild lift on it and wheeled it for 3 years until we bought a stock Jeep YJ and built that and wheeled the piss out of it for 8 years and had some awesome times with it.
    What happened to the 96 tacoma? We sold it and bought a Dodge Ram and a trailer so we could haul the Jeep just about anywhere, no regrets!!

    Now that we don't wheel anymore....sold the trailer, sold the Dodge and got myself into my 07 tacoma. Sold the Jeep about 1.5 years ago.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    ^ he's got the right idea!
     
  15. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Yea I would like to wheel in both. Sometimes you want a comfy 4x with power, heater, AC, nice seats, like our tacos. Then other times you want the beater for really crazy stuff. You can get sweet Toyota pick ups or 4 runners really hooked up for 5k. No need to drop 15k on a jeep.
     
  16. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    98_Mud_bug

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    build for sure..
     
  17. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    CaptMorgan

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    If the decision is to buy a second vehicle to be able to comfortably give some hell, I say go that route. Love driving in my truck but i know I hold back because well, ive got to use it EVERY day
     
  18. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    113tac

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    85 4runner or pick up you can probably find one pretty cheap and with the left over money build up the runner if needed or save the money for when you break something

    i know there is a 4runner around here for 900 i think, just no engine, but if your on a $15000 budget im sure you could find a pretty good motor

    so youve really got a lot of options for a vehicle if your willing to spend that much money
     
  19. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    TRICOMA

    TRICOMA Tacoma with the TRI package

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    Buy it so you have your Tacoma as a Daily. When you slam on the rocks you will see what I mean
     
  20. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    nelson18matt

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    buy a built truck. that way when you break it you still have your tacoma to drive

    buying something built is sooooooo much cheaper. and just cause it's built doesn't mean you cant change stuff on it...
     
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