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Old 04-05-2013, 10:20 PM
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With the 4 cyl he'd be okay. I ran 35's on my 87 with dual cases, ARB's F/R, and never broke. Bent the steering once, but that was upgraded.

I'd stay away based on the lift. Very few 4" lifts are worth anything, most are total garbage.

That, and just buy something that runs. You'll thank yourself in the end.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:43 AM
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That, and just buy something that runs. You'll thank yourself in the end.
Word.

I haven't wheeled IFS nearly as hard as Isaac but my $0.02 is that with a couple of critical upgrades (truss and idler) IFS is just fine for 33" tires. Slow & steady (I had 4.7 t-case gears when I was wheeling mine hardest) and, mainly, keep the wheels on the dirt and when you do lift a front tire don't go Ironman with the gas.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:11 AM
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I sure would not argue with low and slow (it's my current build on the same truck). Everytime I broke something I was trying to climb something crazy (like fireman's hill) and a bounce or two - POP! I did not have dual cases or a 4.7 at the time either.

However, it does depend on your plans. I LOVED my IFS on fire roads In fact, I ran 31's and a swaybar disconnect for years and went places I had no right to make it into. If it had the Total Chaos long travel kit I might reconsider since it uses T100 stock axles on the IFS.

Then again, if you are going with dual cases, then you are talking about new drive shafts. If you are talking new drive shafts, you may as well drop that carrier bearing out of the plan. If you are going to turn larger tires, probably some gears and lockers would be nice. Now that you have done all that work, don't you wish you'd have started with a straight axle with some longfields?

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:20 AM
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Passed on truck, we are going to keep looking for something that runs. Thanks for the input from everyone.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:10 PM
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Dan, I saw a 1985 Hilux (mini truck) for sale in Conifer today. Body is rough, but it's a solid axle rig with a 22RE (fuel injection). The sign on it said they wanted $1,000 and that it runs. Standard cab, rusty bed and worn out paint. It could make a helluva little wheeler!

Let me now if you want me to look a little closer or get you the phone number off of it.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:32 AM
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Dan, I saw a 1985 Hilux (mini truck) for sale in Conifer today. Body is rough, but it's a solid axle rig with a 22RE (fuel injection). The sign on it said they wanted $1,000 and that it runs. Standard cab, rusty bed and worn out paint. It could make a helluva little wheeler!

Let me now if you want me to look a little closer or get you the phone number off of it.
Thanks Dan, I think we are looking towards SUV since they have a large family.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:10 AM
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22RE: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/engin...gine-sale.html
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:40 AM
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Could you put the V6 in this thing? And I'd be tempted to go to a milder lift or back to stock, even.
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I'm actually seriously considering this now. Put a 5vz-fe with a 5-speed tranny. How much work wold that be?
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I'm actually seriously considering this now. Put a 5vz-fe with a 5-speed tranny. How much work wold that be?
Here's some info.

http://www.yotatech.com/f160/
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