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I need some ideas on what to do with my 1990 Yota.

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by luk8272, May 18, 2010.

  1. May 18, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    luk8272

    luk8272 [OP] Poodoo

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    I have a 1990 extended cab 4x4. The 3.0 with an auto trans. I would like to know what engine and trans to have in it for wheeling, because this motor is incredibly under powered. I am also interested in a SAS and those of you with the knowledge to let me know what parts I will need to start gathering up to make all of this possible.

    I've had the truck for a while and intended to use it as a work truck but the fuel economy and power is just horrible. So its been sitting on the side of my house. Drop me some ideas.

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  2. May 18, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    Justin723

    Justin723 Dont judge me

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    Id drop a 22R in it.
     
  3. May 18, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    Blue

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    lift?
     
  4. May 18, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    johnw

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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    you could give it to me!!!!!!! but nice truck people will chime in eventually
     
  5. May 18, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    BSPDX

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    it looks pretty clean... it should be a pretty fun project!

    Good Luck!
     
  6. May 18, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    SAS is a great idea. I know someone will bitch about it but a great combo for those trucks is a 4.3L chevy V6 and a 700R4 trans. They have more power and are easier to find and mod then most toyota motors. Their are companies out their that make motors mounts and stuff for them.
     
  7. May 18, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    Well if you wana go big boy engine buy a crate 350 those are cheap. Then take your choice at tranny 350 400 or 700R. i wouldnt roll to big of tires with a 700R though. There a lil on the weak side.
     
  8. May 18, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    That will certainly happen but only after I decide on front and rear ends. Most likely aiming for 35's and 3" of lift or so depending on what it takes to fit the tires.

    Great idea. i'd likely go with a different tranny. maybe a 4L60 or 4L80E

    I hadn't even considered going with chevy parts. That would be much easier for me. I have access to a built 454 and a 1986 4 bolt main 350 out of a Camaro as well as a 350 and 400 trans.

    Keep it coming. What size axles should I run? Are stock fine for moderate wheeling or should I save myself the headache and buy something else such as Rockwell or other brand. What about Junk yard fronts and rear? What should I look for? Thanks for the input already got my mental juices flowing. This would be my first offroad rig. Other than my daily driven 07, which I almost rolled this past weekend.
     
  9. May 18, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    should be fun. good luck.
     
  10. May 18, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    Doc Holliday

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    My 94 has a 94 LT1 with a TH350 trans and a 205TC with 85 axles front and rear. I made the motor mounts, used the stock cross-member, and made the front mounts for my SAS and also made the shackles. I bought a 12" splined driveshaft for the front and had a local shop swap the ends to mate to the TC on both front and rear. It sounds like a lot but it is fairly simple with a little time and mechanical ability. I am getting ready to sell the truck due to the purchase of my 2010 DC SB Sport, which is on it's way to becoming a suitable replacement for the 94!! I will probably end up doing a lot of similar things to the new one when I run out of power or 4 wheel capability.
     
  11. May 20, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    Thank you all for the input.

    What would be a good front end to run? Chevy, Ford, or Toyota? Or should I purchase new?
     
  12. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    sas using all pro offroad front axle hanger kit. 3" long travel springs a 1" longer shackle. currently on 37 mtrs.
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