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Old 05-09-2013, 02:44 PM
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Default Sweet rig on Expo- Was a similar one at CM

If you liked the rig Dan Kunz drove to CM, this is the same type of vehicle. Basically a LC Prado 120 series built up

It has V8 power

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...GX470-for-sale

It's like the 100, but not as wide with the same engine
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:32 AM
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I think he's overpriced. He's taking half the stuff off of it that would make it a good deal. You can get stock one's well below that price. Here's one at a local dealer where asking price is pretty low already, and I'm sure you could talk them down.
http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invento...sting=55840775
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I dunno Barry, seems like a good deal to me? Those bumpers, sliders, lift, and PM make up the 5K difference to me...

After Moab I can't stop looking at these things, it could very well be our next direction here as well. I need to drive one though and make sure it's big enough, also curious if my drawers would fit in back (with some side panel trimming). These things are the same as 100's though- in 2003 you got the 5 speed, and in 2005 the vvti engine. There's a 2008 right now on cargurus for like $25k, which looks pretty dang clean. I've never owned a truck with less than 100k miles though so not sure I'm worthy..
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I looked long and hard at a GX before I settled on the 100, and the main reason I picked up the 100 was because I found one with the locker and really low miles (105k on a 98) for a good price. I dig the way the GX drives and looks, and they all have the 5 speed which is great. I wasn't crazy about the rear suspension/AHC though that's relatively easy to remove, and I definitely don't care for the tailgate design at all. I much prefer the split tailgate like in the 100 where you can fold it down for a table or sit on it or whatever.
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I think he's overpriced. He's taking half the stuff off of it that would make it a good deal. You can get stock one's well below that price. Here's one at a local dealer where asking price is pretty low already, and I'm sure you could talk them down.
http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invento...sting=55840775

He is taking the drawers and stove off. Seems like a good price for the mileage with the V8 and 5 speed and its built. I am happy with my 100 otherwise I would be interested after riding in Dan's truck. Being narrower would help in some areas.

Dan pulled his AHC off. Its not that hard
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I had a brand new Prado while in Costa Rica a few months back. Loved it.
Granted it was a diesel, but it was really a nice size, even with 4 guys and gear in it.
Also, the new ones have a lift gate window like the FJ, but a bit more usable.
Those GX460's are still big money though, and the 2003 470's are really dropping in price, and relatively easy to find a low mileage unit with no NAV.
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:meh: I don't really see the appeal, especially with the prices so low on a 100 series. Maybe if your family is out of the house and you mostly travel solo, but otherwise it's a 4Runner with less aftermarket support.
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I dunno Barry, seems like a good deal to me? Those bumpers, sliders, lift, and PM make up the 5K difference to me...

After Moab I can't stop looking at these things, it could very well be our next direction here as well. I need to drive one though and make sure it's big enough, also curious if my drawers would fit in back (with some side panel trimming). These things are the same as 100's though- in 2003 you got the 5 speed, and in 2005 the vvti engine. There's a 2008 right now on cargurus for like $25k, which looks pretty dang clean. I've never owned a truck with less than 100k miles though so not sure I'm worthy..
Okay, I take that back. It is a good deal....great if you like everything he did.
Most guys like to build their own version, with tires they like, etc.
I do like some of what he did, but I would change some too.

One I linked has 125k on it, it's an 03 with 5spd, no NAV. Timing belt done, and dealer's never advertise their lowest price.

Built rig has 141k on it, also an 03, also timing belt.

Let's say you could get the local one for $6k less with 16k less miles. I give $1k per 10k miles value/devalue, so that makes it "$7.5k" less.
So rounding heavily:
tires 1200
front bump 1200
winch 800
Lift 1200
Slides 1200
Rear bump 1200
Gamaviti rack 1000

That's ~$7,800 in mods that are brand new and I got to choose the design.
He has a couple more things, but dunno if I would do them.

Now, factor in labor and that's a pretty good deal. If you LOVE what he did, no brainer then.
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:meh: I don't really see the appeal, especially with the prices so low on a 100 series. Maybe if your family is out of the house and you mostly travel solo, but otherwise it's a 4Runner with less aftermarket support.
They're a rocket ship in stock form. Go try one out.
Mostly 4-runner for sure, but every one has the sweet V8, and they have a much better driving position than a runner. Runners are flat, these are sit-up like the cruisers.
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They're a rocket ship in stock form. Go try one out.
and +5mpg minimum if you get a 2005, compared to a 98-99 100 series.
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