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Old 08-30-2010, 12:22 PM
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Default Been doing some thinking about 100 series...

School me on 100's. I've read Christo's newbie guide.. have read a few hundred mud posts. Tell me if these assumptions are correct:

98-99
- weaker front diff (2 pinion vs. 4 pinion),
- rear diff lock pretty standard?
- exhaust manifold issues?

2000-2002
- better front diff
- no diff lock, instead A-Trac?
- possible tranny issues?

2003 +
- More HP

I'll stop there... I can't swing a 2003 anyway... but yeah I've been thinking a lot lately of KEEPING THE 80, dropping the Taco, and getting a hundy... all comments welcome.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:33 PM
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what type of fuel economy do you get in the taco real world?
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:37 PM
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what type of fuel economy do you get in the taco real world?
15-16. Would likely get a couple better with either smaller tires, or bigger gears.. not sure when that ROI would kick in though.

Worst case to date has been about 12, driving across Wyoming in a head wind/bug storm, 70+MPH completely loaded with bikes and a box on top of the topper. We had every cubic inch of the bed filled with something..
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KEEPING THE 80
When you keep the 80, you don't need a hundy. ROI is instant and infinite
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Rear Ac!
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Rear Ac!
Yeah rear AC ftw! also faster pulling the popup on I-70 & 285, better mileage, more pimpin' inside..

Nay I can't see DD the 80 on 37's, plus I need something I can leave at the airport, the 80 stands out a little too much while a 100 would park a little more under the radar, IMO.
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[quote=nakman;160625]
98-99
- weaker front diff (2 pinion vs. 4 pinion),
- rear diff lock pretty standard?
- exhaust manifold issues?

2000-2002
- better front diff
- no diff lock, instead A-Trac?
- possible tranny issues?

2003 +
- More HP
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98-99, I believe the rear diff lock is probably as common as factory locked 80's, there's definitely a good number that don't have them. I'm not sure whether or not the 100s got A-Trac, for some reason I'm thinking it debuted with the fj cruisers but I could be wrong. Other than that, my dad's rig has been rock solid. It hasn't been really modified either but I think he has 130k+ miles and the only thing that he has had issues with was the starter a few years ago.
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I really like mine. It is a 99, I've had it since August of 2003. It is "bone stock" and has safely taken me and my family everywhere we've needed to be and without failure. The only issues of note are; had to replace the starter and had to replace a ignition coil.
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...the only thing that he has had issues with was the starter a few years ago.
And where is the starter? I guess they legalized crack in Japan.


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the could have put it up in the frame rail so you have to pull the engine? at least you'll replace it with a toyota reman and not have to fiddle with the contacts yourself
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