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ExDelayed said:
My friend's `89 was once that small. He loves his truck too, just over 200K on the 3L. Its now perched atop Dana 60s and 38s and, IIRC 11" of lift. ;D
Yeah, some folks have tried to convince me to lift my truck and put bigger tires on it, but I've kept it stock. It just runs so well as it is! I've never gotten it stuck off-road either. ::)
 

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It doesn't take much talking to talk someone out of spending $5000 for the install of the Dana 60s, gears, lockers, wheels, tires. Thats not counting all the small little pieces that he needed, the rear springs that he has already replaced, the $400 for turning his knuckles, the $300 for the high-angle driveshaft, etc, etc.

Ive never driven a newer Toy like yours, but I do kind of miss the `83 that I had when I was younger.
 

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PowerWagonGreg said:
Them Toyota's are known for getting a lotta miles, but they just don't look as tough as a Mopar.

Keep changing the oil reg., dont beat it, and you can probrably get another 225k out of it. :)
yeah they do last long, but they just look so wimpy :p
 

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I agree, Toyota trucks may look wimpy compared to a big Dodge truck, but looks won't get you to work! It has been my experience that Dodges are high-maintenance vehicles - something's always needing to be fixed on them, especially after they get over 100K on the odometer. I've had the Toyota for over 10 years, and I've only had three major repairs: clutch, timing chain, and fuel sending unit. Other than that it's been regular maintenance and tires. Right now, the Toyota is the most reliable vehicle I have, and for the dollar, it's been the least expensive of all my vehicles to keep on the road. When this truck was new, it had the highest ground clearance of any other truck its size, which makes it a great off-road vehicle. It's never been stuck as long as I can keep all four tires on the ground! ;D
 

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mountainmama said:
I agree, Toyota trucks may look wimpy compared to a big Dodge truck, but looks won't get you to work!
Not all Toys look wimpy. ;) I finally got ahold of one of the pics that I mentioned in my eariler reply. The heavy axles and big tires are starting to show their weight. His first-second synchro is almost dead. :(

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EDIT: The pic was deleted from my server so I am pulling it off of here too..
 
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