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no more tacoma :(

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by TheMrGExperience, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Jan 29, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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    TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    well after a turn of recent events i no longer have the beautiful taylor and i'm limited to about 3 grand to get a new truck. needless to say i wont be getting another taco anytime soon bc they start at about 5k so i must make do

    what yall think about this jeep? its 2k and is a 5speed with a chevy 4.3 v6 with a 3inch lift and 33s EDIT: oh and its 4x4

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  2. Jan 29, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    If it's a 4WD, that's a good deal. For reference, XJ's never came with a 4.3, but if it came with a GM 2.8, then a 4.3 is considered a VERY nice upgrade, so long as it was done correctly.


    Good luck!
     
  3. Jan 29, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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    TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    yea its a 4x4. he doesnt know the mileage but it was only used for hunting since the engine swap so im assuming its low. How dependable is the 4.3? I know its just the 5.7 minus 2 cylinders and but that sounds kinda shitty honestly
     
  4. Jan 29, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    magikbean562

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    have you considered looking at pretaco 80's or 90's 4x4 pikcups or even 4runners. the 22r and 22res are bulletproof motors and in that price range.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    Sunner

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    That's what I was going to suggest as well, I think you'll find something more reliable if you go pre-taco Toyota rather than a Jeep
     
  6. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    TheMrGExperience

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    yea i have for about 2 months now and i found a few but the closest was 2 states away. I found an 89 about half an hour away but its floor has holes in it and over 400k miles
     
  7. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    I suggest you get a pre taco too and as others have said, the 22re is one of the best Toyota motors imo
     
  8. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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  9. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    it'll take half the money i have getting there lol
     
  10. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    If you decide on the Jeep/GM make sure there is no water in the oil they were famous for leaking intake manifolds and if it has been driven with water/antifreeze in the sump it will take out the bearings.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    Keep looking--pre tacos are GREAT- look left(avatar) just cannot seem to remove it.
    Truck was TOUGH AS NAILS. Drove the piss out of it. Needed some BODY work-so I sold it. 190K ran great, would take that truck ANYWHERE!!
     
  12. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    I would also make sure you can smog something like that in your area.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    yup, mom's 350 suburban had the Intake manifold start leaking at 100k.

    I think the smaller v6 had the same issue like you said.

    I too would hold out for a toyota, that heep is going to be anything but reliable.
     
  14. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    whatcha mean?
     
  15. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    I know in some areas it is difficult to smog vehicles with swapped motors that are not offered from the factory
     
  16. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    He lives in LA, I don't think they care about emissions there :laugh:
     
  17. Jan 29, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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    No smog considerations in the south! Trust me, not every place is like CA/NV/CO...
     
  18. Jan 29, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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    I can't help more. I had two XJ's and loved them both, but they had the post '97 4.0's, so they were INDESTRUCTIBLE.

    GLWB!
     
  19. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    yea we dont have emissions laws out here haha. i got a buddy with a 7.3 gas engine w/ almost no air filter, 4 barrel carb and straight pipes and they just drool at it when he gets his tags

    well besides the possible leak mentioned earlier, the 4.3L seems to be pretty reliable from what Ive read. I think I may put a taco 4.0L in there in a few years haha. I'm def going to enjoy that solid front axle no matter what engine though! thanks for the help!
     
  20. Jan 31, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    I am/used to be a big Jeep enthusiast, and those Cherokee XJs are great little 4x4s, I have seen them really take a beating! You should like it, besides, 2 doors are getting really rare so you may come to appriciate it!
     
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