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i am contemplating getting a second older tacoma to lift and use as my main offroad vehicle...but im not sure what i really want for my 2nd vehicle i have an 03 extended cab TRD so i was thinking of going with like a 85 tacoma since it has the solid axle already...not sure...any opinions would help..and if any one has a picture of an 85 tacoma with about 6 in lift and 35's would be great
 

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I never knew they made a Tacoma in the 80's and early 90's thought ity was just 95.5 and up the rest are just Toyota trucks. My buddy just bought a mint 79 toyota lifted on 35's i'll snap some shots and post them for ya.
 

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gumbo said:
FirstTacomas came out in 95.The older trucks are called Hilux.
Nope, they're just called Toyota trucks. The Hilux is the overseas version common all over the world except North America.
 

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toubabokoomi said:
i am contemplating getting a second older tacoma to lift and use as my main offroad vehicle...but im not sure what i really want for my 2nd vehicle i have an 03 extended cab TRD so i was thinking of going with like a 85 tacoma since it has the solid axle already...not sure...any opinions would help..and if any one has a picture of an 85 tacoma with about 6 in lift and 35's would be great
Everyone seems to want an 85 Toyota, but keep in mind that you still have to do a ton of work to it to make it trail worthy!

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Mike said:
Everyone seems to want an 85 Toyota, but keep in mind that you still have to do a ton of work to it to make it trail worthy!

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well i will have 7500 to make it trail worthy i just want something i wont care as much about getting dents or if i brake something i still have somethign to drive around town
 

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96Toy said:
I never knew they made a Tacoma in the 80's and early 90's thought ity was just 95.5 and up the rest are just Toyota trucks. My buddy just bought a mint 79 toyota lifted on 35's i'll snap some shots and post them for ya.

meh...its late and i cant think straight
 

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toubabokoomi said:
well i will have 7500 to make it trail worthy i just want something i wont care as much about getting dents or if i brake something i still have somethign to drive around town
So if you have that much to spend on a wheeling rig, why buy an '85? You can afford something much newer and do an axle swap.

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It would be much more worth your time to buy an 86-95 pickup with atleast efi and put a straight axle under it. You end up redoing the suspension just the same as if you did a swap minus the IFS removal. The newer trucks(89-95) have way more rust resistant sheetmetal and sound deadening in the firewall. Also a little more comfy inside. Just my opinion. 7500 could build pretty nice toy rockcrawler if you have some fab and welding skills. Look on www.pirate4x4.com youll learn everything you ever need to know about a toy rockcrawler. :welder:
 

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Not to mention, 95.5 and up will have a boat load more power than factory 22R, believe me we have 2 at work, when comparing my 99', to a 89' 22R before I supercharged, my 99' felt like it had nitrous on it!!
 
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