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Out with the new in with the OLD

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by MrGuitarguy, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. MrGuitarguy

    MrGuitarguy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,
    I just got an old 86 Yota 4x4 PU. Stick! for $2800!

    These are the specs from CL:
    Toyota pickup 4x4-
    Standard transmission-
    brand new set of Falken Wild Country A/T tires 33"x12.50x15r
    New fuel pump-
    New timing chain-
    New clutch master and slave cylinder
    3 inch lift.
    Only 163K miles on this truck.
    Includes bumper and tow hitch (not pictured)


    Its pretty awesome 4 cylinder and has pretty good gas mileage.

    No AC which sucks, but ill get it soon.

    Here are pics. Ill post more but I got to go to work so sorry for the quick post, but IM JUST SO EXCITED!!!

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    What did I do with my 05 taco? Well I still have it! But I let my dad drive it. I can still use it whenever I want though.
     
  2. Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

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    CBI Moab front and CBI Trailrider rear, Budbuilt skids, Shrockworks sliders, OME Dakars w/ OME Nitros, OME 886x w/ OME Nitros, Light Racing UCAs, stainless steel brakelines F/R, Cobra 75 w/ Firestik antenna, 255/85/16 Cooper ST Maxx on 1st gen alloys, Weathertech liners, Engo 9000S winch, stickars and other shit.
    looks good
     
  4. KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

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    All-Pro Front Bumper, All-Pro UCAs, Icon ET Coilovers, Icon VS Rear Shocks, TSB Leafs, Timbren Bumpstops, CBI Sliders, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps, Deeza HD Sway Bar Links
    Amazing how the smaller pickups of yesteryear make 33" tires look big.
     
  5. MrGuitarguy

    MrGuitarguy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well the good:
    I can go through any pot hole on shepherd street. (which for those who live in Houston, you know it sucks)
    I get a lot of looks.
    Manual is fun.

    The bad:
    No AC
    No power steering (which I could use help with guys...)
    The big tires take away a lot of power..( also could use help re gearing guys)

    Overall I'm very happy with my classic yota, but I would like help from you knowledgeable people about A) Getting Power steering, and B) A quality company, or part(S) number to re gear my truck.
     
  6. 4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Prepare to out wheel us all, I used to have an '83 straight axle w/22R, strong,quick & just about 100% bullet proof & I had 33"'s under it & no rubbing issues, try that in a 2nd gen....:D:D

    Excellent find especially the price...;)
     
  7. MrGuitarguy

    MrGuitarguy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I thought so too. I got 4 original rims, a tow hitch, front and back bumper, and 3 spare 33's with it. One of which is practically brand new.

    It has an IFS axle. Is that good?
     
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    907taco Alaskan Assassin

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    Nice rig man.
     
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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Well yeah, IFS is alright but I preferred the solid axle, waaay easier to MOD suspension/lift wise & stronger too , no little pussy parts like CV joints/axles & those fucking CV boots always just one trail away from tearing .. :eek::eek:
     
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    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    I love it plus you get have both :thumbsup:
    Nothing last like that up here in New England so nice score MrGuitarGuy on old school yote!
     
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    use that as your trail rig and keep your truck as a daily driver... id beat the siht outta that thing if it was me, lol
     
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    Looks like it was well taken care of. I love it, congrats!
     
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    For the steering you just need to use it for a few months to buff up. Besides a power steering pump is just going to take more power away from ya. A junkyard will probably be your best bet for the ac setup and power steering though if you decide to do them. Painting the truck a lighter color such as white or silver will help significantly with the heat too.
     
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    For what its worth I'd never offroad anything that didn't have power steering.

    I've seen first hand what "wheel whip" can do to a wrist & or arm offroading with no PWS....not only is it a pain in the ass but can be downright dangerous...:eek::eek:
     
  15. MrGuitarguy

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    Well thanks for all the advice. I am going to be using this as a DD. I do plan on LIGHTLY trailing this thing, but I plan on restoring it with DD and heavy trail usage.

    I need AC here in Houston, and power steering just for luxury. My dad is going to be using the Taco while hes in town, but he hardly is so I get to have the best of both. I wanted a classic truck, and here it is. I plan on restoring it with modern electronics (radio system, LED's etc) and decent performance parts because I dont want to ruin the already decent mpgs. List will probably include a different carb, engine rebuild and who knows what else. I'm counting on this site, TTORA, and Toyotanation to help me out with this. Paint will probably be a toyota silver (looking for a color code so I can have an original yota color) or Magnetic grey, because that's my favorite Tacoma color. Also considering my Black Sand Pearl.

    Thoughts? Advice? I am open to opinions and comments from fellow experienced users.
     
  16. 1Bigbird

    1Bigbird Yo! Wat up peeps?

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    Unfortunately it has the weakest IFS Toyota made (Don't go bigger than 33's), if you do a SAS try and get a 85 axle (has the most gusseting on it).
    I would advise against AC because of power loss, but it's your truck and I don't live down there! :cool:
    You may want to look at a 3L V6 which will bolt right in or a 4.3L that you can get an adaptor for.

    Please keep us informed! :thumbsup:
     
  17. cummins6speed

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    I would highly recommend an SAS. That is a nice looking truck you got for a great deal.

    I would stay far away from the 3.0 V6 and I wouldn't do a 4.3 either. Drop a 3.4L 5vze in there or a VW TDI engine
     
  18. cummins6speed

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    Also, for when you re-gear, I believe 4.56 would put you back to stock with 33's but if you aren't doing a lot of freeway driving I would consider 4.88's, and while you have the diff's out I would throw an aussie locker in the rear at least
     
  19. MrGuitarguy

    MrGuitarguy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well like I said, this is mostly going to be a DD, and if I trail it it wont be anything to tough. How much for the parts and swap?

    Also about the AC, how much power loss are we talking about?

    Why those engines? I really wanted to keep it a Toyota engine seeing as they have a good rep.

    Its half and half on freeway and city. Whats the difference in gear size and whats the relevancy to the highway?

    WHERE CAN I GET THE RE GEAR!!!!

    How much am I looking at for the Locker, and whats an aussie locker?

    I'm new to this guys..be patient.

    THANKS!
     
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    rleeharris "Old Timer," compliments of 11Taco2.7

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    Love it... great buy IMO.
     
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