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need advice on a new trail rig purchase

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kelch89, Mar 8, 2011.

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which should i choose

Poll closed Apr 7, 2011.
  1. 88 yota

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. 80 dotsun

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. the "other" yota

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  4. neither:please explain

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    kelch89

    kelch89 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok so im looking for a strait trail rig, so i dont continue to abuse my 2011. i found an 88 toyota that was rolled the seller say's it still runs, but has a flat. Havent agreed upon a price yet. i also found an 1980 datsun with 225,000 miles. toyota rear end for 800. or a 1985 toyota that has a blown head for 1100. which should i choose in your opinion. havent looked at any of them in person yet.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    kelch89

    kelch89 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    option for was supposed to say please sorry

    edit: 4 not for fml been in the army too long
     
  3. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    macgyver

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    The 85 Yota should be solid axle compared to the 88 which is IFS. I would go for the 85.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    I vote a 90s jeep.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    ive been looking, most of them are asking around 3000 or more. i was hoping to get a beater for around 1g and then putting 1-2g into it
     
  6. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    Wile

    Wile It's a truck not a luxury sedan.

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    If you are good with a wrench, go for the 85. Lifting a solid front axle is easier on the check book in the long run.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    3k being a 4cyl i assume? I would honestly shop around and sit on some cash for a jeep, not hating on tacos or anything just trucks in general, too much weight inbalance
     
  8. Mar 8, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    I am baised but I say the '85 as well. See sig.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    dude 85 pickup ftw! solid axle, hopefully its efi. and a 22r or re motor are some of the most simple motors to work on ever!
     
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