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Bikeman
11-26-2008, 09:56 AM
Winter + bike shop owner = Boredom.

Describe what your ultimate Toyata 4x4 would be. Must be realistic and ubtainable/buildable.

2000-2004 Tacoma Doublecab with an SAS (toy hybrid axle with dana 44 outers, no birfs!), 2.5" reservoir shocks, lockers, 37" tires, crawler box, caged, tube bumpers with front and rear winches, with the Eezi-Awn 1600 RTT on top of the bed, must be able to cruise 65 mph on the highway, must fit into the garage. Oh, and have a good sound system.

What's yours?

Uncle Ben
11-26-2008, 09:57 AM
:bowdown::kevin: :bowdown::zilla:

I have one more build to do before my colection is done. A Duramax powered FJ-45 extended cab on 1 ton running gear. Look for it soon after Wildrice finishes phase 3 of it's latest morph!

wesintl
11-26-2008, 10:01 AM
picture speaks for itself

DaveInDenver
11-26-2008, 10:04 AM
1991 Toyota XtraCab :-P

Actually, I'm only half kidding. I like my truck and it fits what I need just about perfect.

To make it ideal, first I'd get better seats (my aftermarket buckets really suck), factory A/C and 1KZ-TE diesel. That's about it, solid axle from the factory would be OK but I don't hate on my IFS. I would like to replace the 4.7:1 transfer with a pair of stock transfers or an Ultimate, it would be nice to have stock range back. Oh, yeah, it would be nice to have dual batteries and a winch, too.

Red_Chili
11-26-2008, 10:09 AM
2000-2004 Tacoma Doublecab with an SAS, 2.5" reservoir shocks, lockers, 37" tires, crawler box, caged, tube bumpers with front and rear winches, with the Eezi-Awn 1600 RTT on top of the bed, must be able to cruise 65 mph on the highway, must fit into the garage. Oh, and have a good sound system.

What's yours?
BO-DAGGIT. You stole mine. Minus the RTT, cramps my style. If I want to camp I will tow the popup and park it.

art hog
11-26-2008, 10:12 AM
Hzj 75

Bikeman
11-26-2008, 10:12 AM
BO-DAGGIT. You stole mine. Minus the RTT, cramps my style. If I want to camp I will tow the popup and park it.

I agree, that's why I have my cheap off-road trailer with my RTT. But I actually need to be able to pull it! 4.10's + 33's + LC = Slow!

Bikeman
11-26-2008, 10:14 AM
Hzj 75

Truly awesome, mabe in a PU. Obtainable?

Uncle Ben
11-26-2008, 10:16 AM
BO-DAGGIT. You stole mine. Minus the RTT, cramps my style. If I want to camp I will tow the popup and park it.

COPY CAT ALERT!!!! :rant: ;) Read the good book again sir.....11th commandment; "Thou shalt not covet thy buddies dream truck!"

art hog
11-26-2008, 10:35 AM
and this one. either 45 or 55

art hog
11-26-2008, 10:42 AM
Truly awesome, mabe in a PU. Obtainable?

Yes. Produced 1984-1998 in the european market. I will get mine in Germany, maybe Belgian. then follow the spring classics for a month or so. Then ship it back to the US for a trip to the North West Terr.

Uncle Ben
11-26-2008, 10:44 AM
Yes. Produced 1984-1998 in the european market. I will get mine in Germany, maybe Belgian. then follow the spring classics for a month or so. Then ship it back to the US for a trip to the North West Terr.

Just curious why you would choose the 75 over the 78 series? In Oz the 75 is popular work beater but the 78's ride is vastly superior and preferred.

MDH33
11-26-2008, 10:50 AM
Steve H's old FJ45 was pretty close to perfect for me. I might want a 2.5" OME lift and some tall skinny TSL radials to make it just right. :thumb:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=8951&stc=1&d=1210176198

Matt (buckroseau) from MUD built a beauty as well:

http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=146750&stc=1&d=1180325427

subzali
11-26-2008, 10:55 AM
HDJ80: RHD, lockers, 5 spd

BJ74: PTO winch, cable lockers, RHD, 5 spd

And my 40 is on its way to being the solid :zilla: rig that I'm hoping for. Ideally, it still needs sliders, cage, tube fenders, lift (to fit 33s) or springover (to fit 35s or 36s), p/s, OBA, dual batteries, rear bumper, storage system, and some other cosmetic goodies.

art hog
11-26-2008, 10:57 AM
Just curious why you would choose the 75 over the 78 series? In Oz the 75 is popular work beater but the 78's ride is vastly superior and preferred.

78 series production started in 1999. that would make it harder to import. I like the looks of the 75 and the ride quality can be improved. My 55 rides awesome. I would chose my 55 over my forester for any long trip. Plus Im getting 24 mpg with the 55 city/mountain driving.

Uncle Ben
11-26-2008, 11:02 AM
78 series production started in 1999. that would make it harder to import. I like the looks of the 75 and the ride quality can be improved. My 55 rides awesome. I would chose my 55 over my forester for any long trip. Plus Im getting 24 mpg with the 55 city/mountain driving.

:thumb::thumb::cool:

DaveInDenver
11-26-2008, 11:09 AM
Just a wonder, here. All you guys citing 70 series this or that (or even a FJ45 LWB). Why? Is it because they are hard to get? I used to think a diesel 75 ute would be it until I saw Jeff's white Canadian one. The cab is soooo small (and I drive a mini fer goodness sake).

So why would you chose what you did? Troopies I guess are neat, but I don't need a station wagon, but I suppose that would be cooler than a plain jane 80 series.

Bikeman
11-26-2008, 11:11 AM
Love the suspension under the 70-series. Leaf sprung/ spring under on all?

Keep 'em coming, Romer? Tch2Fly?

DaveInDenver
11-26-2008, 11:16 AM
Love the suspension under the 70-series. Leaf sprung/ spring under on all?
OK, then why is it better than a early mini, 40, 55, 60? It's the unobtainium they build the 70 series from. I'm honestly just wondering.

theboomboom
11-26-2008, 11:18 AM
Dream toyota?

Definitely would have to be an HZJ105, turbo diesel v8, arb sahara bar, slee rear bumper with tire carrier, warn 12,000lb powerplant winch with the air compressor rigged to actuate ARB lockers front and rear, sliders, snorkel, shower, ome lift to clear the biggest terra grapplers possible, roof rack with PIAAs, rtt, and a yaesu ftm-10r rigged as the stereo. Yeah...

EDIT:
Just read these need to be realistic, and a 105 still can't be imported. I would be thrilled to have a bone stock first gen IFS 4runner, 22RTE, 5 spd, and be able to get 20+mpg for a DD.

subzali
11-26-2008, 11:21 AM
70/74/75 are leaf sprung I think, and 78/79 are coil sprung. The BJ74 has the 13B-T turbodiesel (great 4 cyl), full floating rear, cable lockers, PTO winch, great wheelbase (102") with a small overhang. That's why I want it, longer than a 40 so it's more comfortable/more room but it's not like driving a Suburban on the trail.

MDH33
11-26-2008, 11:30 AM
Just a wonder, here. All you guys citing 70 series this or that (or even a FJ45 LWB). Why? Is it because they are hard to get?

I love the 40-45 series Cruisers. I already have a 40 that is close to how I want it (although less rust would be great). I think that 45 trucks are uber-cool and would be fun to drive. There's nothing practical about it. I just like them and that's enough of a reason for me.

In fact, I would be happier driving a rusty, mechanically sound 40 or 45 over a brand new vehicle any day.

:hill:

Uncle Ben
11-26-2008, 12:10 PM
Just a wonder, here. All you guys citing 70 series this or that (or even a FJ45 LWB).

Anything Land Cruiser = :cool:
Anything else = :homer:

Nay
11-26-2008, 12:17 PM
SAS 100 series on 37's, loaded, turbo'd. As latte friendly as possible on the inside, as crawling capable as possible for a family of six on the outside.

Actually, I would like two of these with the second one a couple inches lower on 35's for :Princess:

SteveH
11-26-2008, 12:27 PM
Anything they ever made with a turbodiesel, 5 speed manual, and rubber floormats.

Azrael
11-26-2008, 01:28 PM
I would kill for something along the lines of the Arctic Truck's Hilux used int the Top Gear North Pole expedition.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k254/Azrael_Denver/Hilux1.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k254/Azrael_Denver/Hilux2.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k254/Azrael_Denver/Hilux3.jpg

corsair23
11-26-2008, 05:44 PM
I would kill for something along the lines of the Arctic Truck's Hilux used int the Top Gear North Pole expedition.

I covet that :D :drool:

Romer
11-26-2008, 06:05 PM
I have always liked what Gary did blending the 80 and 45. My dream truck would be something similar but like a 40. Including streching the engine bay to fit the radiator.

A long wheel base 40 on coils with front a rear lockers and a full soft top

rover67
11-26-2008, 07:30 PM
my truck with a nice pain job, restored interior, late model duramax, and 1 ton running gear. man, that'd be sweet.

Crash
11-26-2008, 07:31 PM
The Mega Cruiser that never saw exportation to the US is pretty much dream material and pretty ultimate. http://www.megacruiser.com/

farnhamstj
11-26-2008, 08:59 PM
2004 uzj100. (Last year LC's were built by Araco) 4.88's Arb lockers f&R, Slee protection all the way around. rolling on 33's. Kind of like what I have but newer without scratches and dents.

Crash
11-26-2008, 09:14 PM
my truck with a nice pain job, restored interior, late model duramax, and 1 ton running gear. man, that'd be sweet.

Nice pain job? I think you have to look at j**ps for that. :hill:

lfd270ben
11-26-2008, 09:24 PM
New tundra crew cab with a diesel and a 6spd stick ( waiting) small lift 3inch (practical choice)
super dream: hj45 troopy convert to fj80 running gear put a cummins in, nv5600 Huge roof rack / exocage make it a expedition machine