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Maybe you guys can help me decide?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MikeyD, May 6, 2010.

  1. May 6, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    MikeyD

    MikeyD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok so i have a 2007 4x4 2.7L regular cab tacoma. It has 3" toytec coilovers in the front and 2" add a leaf with 5100's in the rear. With pro comp 7089s wrapped in 32" bfg mud terrains. And a bunch of other mods. Now i this summer i wanted to do a bunch of things to it:
    1" body lift
    34" toyo open country MT's
    re gear
    camburg uca's

    or i can buy and old 88 ram charger off my friend for $1200. it runs great and has 46K on it. It was a fire truck. The truck has a 3" lift and 35" swampers on it. If i did this i would never have to beat up my taco again in the woods and i could just beat this thing. Also the kid has every part in the world for it so if something breaks he would probably just give me the part.

    What should i do. Right now i really want the ram charger as a beater and to put some miles on. It will also keep my taco in good condition.

    Heres some pics of my taco
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    What should I do?
     
  2. May 6, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    brettb

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    '88.
     
  3. May 6, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    Yeah thats what im thinking right now.
     
  4. May 6, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Get the beater.
     
  5. May 6, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    tammikm

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  6. May 6, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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  7. May 6, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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  8. May 6, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    get the old one
     
  9. May 7, 2010 at 5:23 AM
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    MikeyD

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    Thanks guys. You talked me into it. It will probably be a few weeks before i get it but ill post some pictures when i get it.
     
  10. May 7, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    Barnone

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    Good choice and waiting for the pics.
     
  11. May 7, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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  12. May 7, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    Paul's TRD

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    The Taco looks good now. So i would say get the 88 and romp the hell out of it.
     
  13. May 7, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    The only thing is im not going to be able to get a old toyota for 1,200 bucks with only 46k on it and 3" lift with 35" swampers and unlimitied fix it parts.
     
  14. May 7, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Beater!
     
  15. May 7, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    do you foresee doing $1200+ ('88 + extra gas + insurance + maintenance + etc) damage to Toyota when offroading? If not, forgo the Dodge and just be a little careful with the Toyota, but enjoy it too. Remember why you bought the Toyota and maybe you've changed it's purpose/function??? Just a thought IMHO
     
  16. May 7, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    I had a 87 ramcharger....do you have a good tool box?
     
  17. May 7, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    MikeyD

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    Are you trying to tell me its going to break alot. It has 46k on it. It was a fire truck.
     
  18. May 7, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    Guys the only thing that is stopping me right now is how good my yota performed today. I feel if i buy the 88 i will be disapointed in its ability. The yota beasted threw everything today and i had to pull all my friends out. This is making me think now.
     
  19. May 7, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    do sum more mods 2 tacoma you'll b better off in the long run.:D
     
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