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Old 07-18-2011, 09:38 PM
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So I am thinking real hard about buying an 04 that already has a slee lift , sliders and 33" AT tires, but 120K miles. It's a one owner vehicle who has 7 pages of service records and he is pretty miteculous. A well maintained one owner 120K truck is likely better than a multi-owned 90K mikes truck, dontcha think?

I found an 06 I could afford, but it was black and sold before I could go look at it. The 06 has the VVTI motor which brings another 40HP to the equation, BUT they come with that automatic height control that you have to remove if you put any real weight on the vehicle.

I am wondering if I want to get the 100 because I want something nicer and more comfortable (especially as a DD) or I because I finished modifying the 80

What ever I do, I would do the front and rear bumpers, skid plates and likely regear and add lockers at the same time. Christo . . . can you count the money yet?

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Old 07-18-2011, 10:17 PM
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Maybe I missed it, but are you thinking of selling the 80? If not, leave the 100 close to stock and save some bucks. Bumpers and sliders would be just about all you need. Well, and an OME suspension and......
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:24 PM
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Maybe I missed it, but are you thinking of selling the 80? If not, leave the 100 close to stock and save some bucks. Bumpers and sliders would be just about all you need. Well, and an OME suspension and......
I have a good friend who wants my 80. The idea is to trade my two vehicles for one that is more comfotable as a DD and capable offroad for most of what I want to do. I have always enjoyed the expedition wheeling or trails as hard as chinamans. Course the con was awesome. Wouldnt take this there.

Even if I sell my 80, I still have another one that isn't quite as modified
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:27 PM
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So I am thinking real hard about buying an 04 that already has a slee lift , sliders and 33" AT tires, but 120K miles. It's a one owner vehicle who has 7 pages of service records and he is pretty miteculous. A well maintained one owner 120K truck is likely better than a multi-owned 90K mikes truck, dontcha think?

I found an 06 I could afford, but it was black and sold before I could go look at it. The 06 has the VVTI motor which brings another 40HP to the equation, BUT they come with that automatic height control that you have to remove if you put any real weight on the vehicle.

I am wondering if I want to get the 100 because I want something nicer and more comfortable (especially as a DD) or I because I finished modifying the 80

What ever I do, I would do the front and rear bumpers, skid plates and likely regear and add lockers at the same time. Christo . . . can you count the money yet?

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between those two? jump at the 03. More mod money, and you don't want AHC. easy call.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:54 AM
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We are super happy with our 2003. This is one of the best vehicle purchases we have ever made--zero regrets.
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Not a 100, but I'm the 4th owner of my 2000 Tundra that I bought with 89,000 miles. I have records back to 40,000 miles, and have been extremely happy with the purchase. So it depends.
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Why not run chinaman? I have, Far has...the 100 can do it, especially with what you're planning.


FYI, the 03 has the old looking slightly mirrored tint on all the windows while the 04-07 has the black/charcoal colored tint. Looks better with most colors IMO.

03 has the 5spd but ALSO the trans-dipstick, the 04-07s don't.

Are you heartset on a LC or LX? The LX has memory seats/mirrors/steering wheel while the LC doesnt which might be something to consider if you have multiple drivers. Of course all the LXs came with AHC, so you could run that in High mode till you end up doing all the bumpers, which then I'd suggest removing AHC ASAP and doing the normal lift like you would on a LC.
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Why not run chinaman? I have, Far has...the 100 can do it, especially with what you're planning.


FYI, the 03 has the old looking slightly mirrored tint on all the windows while the 04-07 has the black/charcoal colored tint. Looks better with most colors IMO.

03 has the 5spd but ALSO the trans-dipstick, the 04-07s don't.

Are you heartset on a LC or LX? The LX has memory seats/mirrors/steering wheel while the LC doesnt which might be something to consider if you have multiple drivers. Of course all the LXs came with AHC, so you could run that in High mode till you end up doing all the bumpers, which then I'd suggest removing AHC ASAP and doing the normal lift like you would on a LC.
I meant I would run Chinamans, that to me is not a hard rock climbing trail. It is harder than most. In all honesty, I would run just about everything I do now with a 100. Likely exception is the Rubicon, but you could do that as well with a good spotter.

I am likely going to pull the trigger on an 04 today.
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Oh now that I re-read your post it makes total sense...derp. Post Pix!
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Hey we can follow the same lines now since you will be IFS!
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