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What offroading vehicle?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Aztacotrd, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    Aztacotrd

    Aztacotrd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm still in highschool and love to offroad but there's only so much that i can do with my prerunner :rolleyes: . So I've decided that I'm gonna spend about 4 grand and buy myself an offroading vehicle that I won't have to worry about denting, pinstriping, etc. Ideas on what type of vehicle? I was looking at old toyota pickups but they seem to hold their value to well!
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Unimog.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    ericb

    ericb I'm a very neat monster

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    old 4 runner, jeep, sammy, or older taco.... depends on what you want to do, pretty much I can wheel any vehicle on fire roads and stuff but on the rocks out here you want solid front axle, short wheelbase, and lightweight.......
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    Keep in mind any older off road vehicle you get for 4K will require lots more investment over time for upkeep.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    I picked up a 1985 Toyota Pickup 4x4 with a 22R for $1k. Needed a new carburetor to get the engine running, and I've spent about $1k in extra stuff (armor, new brakes and what not)
     
  6. Apr 5, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    All great choices. Pre85 yota and samurai rule
     
  7. Apr 5, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    Quit reading my mind ya 3rd grader. :mad:

    FUCK YOU ALL!!!

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  8. Apr 5, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    If only they went for $4k...
     
  9. Apr 5, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    Ya I may try and find something for more like 2500 leaving me 1500 for repairs or what ever i may decide to buy for it.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You can find used ones for less than 4K. I know a couple folks who got them for 1500 and 2K respectivley.
     
  11. Apr 5, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    If you're patient enough you can find anything cheap.

    My ARB? 6 months old for $600. My BFGs? 75% tread. $600.
     
  12. Apr 5, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    Keep in mind he is in high school and probably doesn't have alot of money
     
  13. Apr 5, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    samuaris are nice! but i would go with a older toyota, and its not bad that they hold their value!
     
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    Condition rules over brand when your budget is that small.

    Keep your eyes open for everything that comes on the market, and you'll start to get a feel for how good a condition everything is in, and how much work most of them will need. Then jump on the first one you find that's in *really good condition* for the price - jeep, toyota, samurai, or tonka for that matter.
     
  16. Apr 5, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    Sometimes bad condition can also = big score! We have an 86 Toy with a bad tranny (5th gear is out), got it for $1600, and just got a 3RZ, tranny, and T-case for 500 bucks. for about 2500 bucks, its gonna run better than stock. :)
     
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Sammy or older runner or pick up would be awesome. I've actually thought about doing this too but I want to finish some more basic stuff on my truck first
     
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    It's hard to find an older yota that the bed isn't rotted to shit.maybe 1989-1994 yotas
     
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