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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-24-2001, 12:19 AM
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Why I hate Toyotas

Not just because im a GM/Nissan fan but have you tried to do a prerunner search lately? All you get back is ads for that crappy Tacoma Prerunner wannabe. I mean come on. Does anyone have any of those good Prerunner sites anymore? And why did Petsmart sell me a fish but not inform me that it would eat all my other fish. They said it was non-aggresssive. Thanks for reading my vent.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-24-2001, 01:16 PM
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As long as we're venting over things we can't control, It's always bothered me that the truggie, which is undeniably a trophy truck with an open wheel body runs in class 1 and the PPI toyota truck, which was obviously a buggie with a truck body ran in the trophy truck class. Seems like the evolutionary roots of the vehicle out to count more than the glass you by or whether you want not to run against your brothers.

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you may hate toyota, and yes the taco prerunners suck, but how in the hell can you justify being a nissan fan, WTFO?

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2001, 09:53 PM
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Re: Why I hate Toyotas

The old Hardbodys are the most beautiful truck in existence. Check This SOB out .http://www.truckworld.com/Readers-Ri...0800greene.jpg

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-12-2001, 06:28 PM
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The post 1995 1/2 toyotas are definitely pussified versions of the early metal. But have you seen the crap the domestics offer?

That Nissan is a pavement pounder. Chrome rocker panels and a phony blower hat, ugh.

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Interesting criticism on the Tacoma. But Kevin Hutter seems to do just fine using his supercharged 3.4 V6 Taco as a chase truck for his brother's racing team. SAW 2.0 coil-overs can also be swapped in easily up front, and it uses the same rear diff as the Tundra, which, by the way, doesn't come with the electric locker option as the Taco does.

As for prerunner sites, I think the main ones have already been mentioned in the posts above. And don't forget the prerunner mailing list ORC offers.

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Out of the box, the taco toyotas have way better power and gas mileage. They also have the locker option and the pricey supercharger option.

Now, to get a taco's suspension to handle large tires, an extracab/V6 and a winch, you need to sell out 800 bucks for Downey's after market coil overs. The lift is gotten by spacer (another 80 bucks) and preloading the spring--not the ideal way. The body and framew has less clearance. A lot of early tacos had bolted cross members, vs. welded for the non-taco models.

Point is, the older models came stock better equipped for offroad, and were easier and/or cheaper to upgrade.

Anecdotal evidence is a friend who traded in his 85 for a 96 taco. We ran the same trail (me in my 88) and he went home with blown front stocks (the non-bilsteins) a grenaded front diff and a front end misalinged that could not be creccted w/o a frame straightening. I suffered no of that, not that we were pushing things.

He eventually traded in it for a dodge 1500.

The guy pre-running with a supercharger in the dirt is asking for problems.

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Ed has a clue, tacos are the best "out of the box" chase truck out there, I love mine in the Desert. I have chased with Kevin Hutter before and his truck does sweet with Tundra coils up front and that supercharger. No problem going around 90-100+ on the dirt access roads. Kevin can catch a buggy if he is in a hurry! My Taco has stock suspension on 33x10.5 BFG,s and it bottoms out a lot, but it still goes like hell, never busted anything. Does good on the rocks too, it will put a Jeep to shame on some stuff. Don't think I am one sided, I bleed Jeep, the taco is just the vehicle that I can depend on.

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PetSmart knows fish like Checker knows autos.

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post #10 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2001, 04:45 PM
 
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Bah, the hardbodies weren't the most beautiful truck ever... That's gotta go to the old International KB series. Not exactly what you'd want to build into a desert racer though...

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