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finny
10-27-2008, 08:06 PM
one of my good buddy's is looking to guy one. is there anything he should look out for? any problems in certain years? certain years that have advantage's?

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dirka dave
10-27-2008, 08:34 PM
Toyota Good !!

Just check for frame rust...

gavman
10-27-2008, 08:36 PM
And watch the 3 litre V6 as they have head problems, otherwise they are good but a bit underpowered unless you get the 3.4 V6 in the 96 and newer trucks

SHITTY
10-28-2008, 10:00 PM
toyotas kick ass . check frame the most important around the hangers and body mounts for rust. solid front axle is awsome. 86 and up do not have a solid axle.

colonelangus
10-28-2008, 10:32 PM
nothing compares to a toyota ..period

HEAVY METAL
10-29-2008, 08:12 AM
nothing compares to a toyota ..period


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tchevy
10-29-2008, 08:19 AM
is this the jokes section:confused0006:



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Spedley
10-29-2008, 11:48 AM
I see the chevy guys are hangin out in the Toyota forum..... Must be jealous....

I've had GREAT luck with my Toyotas... Love 'em, and when this one rusts to the ground, I'll get another.

colonelangus
10-29-2008, 12:37 PM
ive had mid late 60's chevy's,mid 70' chevys/fords,early 90's dodges ,mid 90's fords all 4x4 3/4 ton or 1 tons deisel and gas pots,and ive also had 2 1st gen toyotas and 2 1st gen 4runners.so i have had enough trucks and done enough wheelin to give an accurate opinion.. i have had more fun and gone way more places in my toyotas then any other truck ive had..second choice would be my 76 blazer..party wagon it was a sled but lots of fun..
now for some facts a chevy 3/4 ton 4x4 rear axle for instance is smaller in diameter than a 1/2 ton toy,toyota has had 4 piston calipers for over 25 years,and i dont know of any domestic front axle still running the stock front universal/cv i just removed the stock birfs and they are in perfect condition after 20 years of use....if your into mudding go get domestic heep and have fun if you want to go crawlin get a toyota spend the gas money you save on beer..
where i go no fullsize truck can follow ..

Metal Mulisha
10-29-2008, 01:00 PM
Yotas Rule!

dirka dave
10-29-2008, 02:12 PM
I see the chevy guys are hangin out in the Toyota forum..... Must be jealous....

I've had GREAT luck with my Toyotas... Love 'em, and when this one rusts to the ground, I'll get another.


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Spedley
10-30-2008, 12:47 AM
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d0ubledown
10-30-2008, 01:43 AM
runners are great. pre 96 avoid the 3L V6, unless its got the factory HG recall done. regardless, its still gutless...but they go forever. 96-00 are the best years...coils all around, 3.4L, and optional rear diff lock available. 85's had solid axles, they moved to IFS 86+. 85-89 had the removable top, went to full hard top in 90. 86-95's are easier to SAC than the later model ones.

if it were me...id go 3rd gen runner 96-02. least hassle, best engine, suspension, and interior room. not going to mention the 03+ because well...theres no need really.