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Poll: Which build would you choose?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by chris66, Feb 6, 2016.

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what type of build would you choose?

  1. prerunner

    20.0%
  2. trail

    80.0%
  1. Feb 6, 2016 at 7:20 PM
    #1
    chris66

    chris66 [OP] ( ͡°( ͡° ͜ʖ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ʖ ͡°) ͡°)

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    hey guys i've mostly been lurking lately but have been looking for inspiration on which direction to take my truck in. It's got 160k on the clock and i plan on driving it as long as i can. Because of that i want to do more to it and really make it "mine." It's a prerunner so i don't do anything crazy in it but i do enjoy taking it camping fishing hiking etc etc

    so, if you could do it again or could just do it, which path would you take? shell and roof rack, more expedition focused? or prerunner style without a bedrack. (in this case i was looking at RINZLER but same difference)

    (2nd gens but i'm sure you get the idea)

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  2. Feb 6, 2016 at 7:26 PM
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    Howen

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    I'm more into the second picture. I use my roof rack often and prefer to have the dry storage. I have a small trailer for hauling loads of rock, mulch, firewood, plants, etc. But you gotta do what you like. Good luck!
     
  3. Feb 6, 2016 at 7:35 PM
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    chris66

    chris66 [OP] ( ͡°( ͡° ͜ʖ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ʖ ͡°) ͡°)

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    thanks! it's kind of funny how our tastes change. when I first got my truck I definitely wanted to go with something more like #1 and now i'm leaning towards #2 but I feel like no matter what, once we buy one thing we want the other
     
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  4. Feb 6, 2016 at 8:13 PM
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    devinzz1

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    I want you to build it how "you" want to build it. It doesnt have to be either one. It can be a mid or long travelled rig with some armour that will do whatever you want it to.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2016 at 9:04 PM
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    chris66

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    thanks while i wan't to see what other people think i know i am the only one that can ultimately decide. i'm hoping this somehow helps me figure out what exactly i want. now wouldn't life be easy if we all knew! :)
     
  6. Feb 7, 2016 at 5:30 PM
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    paintedhands

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    I'm about to order a topper and do more of the shell-and-rack package in pic #2. I haul a lot of cargo that needs to stay dry on long drives. I have an enclosed trailer but not everywhere lets me park it. Build based on your needs.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2016 at 5:31 PM
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    malburg114

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    I started with wanting a mid travel prerunner and drove it like that for a while when I decided i wanted to get more into the overlanding/expedition stuff. So i went with the bed rack with a roof top tent. This fits my needs best. But to each their own. If I ever did a shell of some sort, Id do it like mademans 2nd gen truck with a soft top and a rack around it with a rtt.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2016 at 12:28 PM
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    Buckoma

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    Total personal preference. The shell gives you nice dry storage. The pre-runner look is fine if you go long travel and make it a real prerunner, otherwise why bother? Keep in mind that with an RTT, once you pitch a camp you're kinda stuck.... which doesn't work at all for me.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2016 at 2:01 PM
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    Trapperr

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    We have the same needs in a pick up it sounds like. I vote option #2. I like the idea of the shell in case I need to sleep back there due to weather or tent malfunctions. Better theft prevention of what you keep in the bed. I'm thinking of buying a truck with a 6' bed so I can sleep back there.
     

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