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Old 06-27-2013, 09:45 AM
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Just my opinion, but the 100 is much more in line with what you've talked about wanting out of a truck Drew. With a rear locker, it is very capable, yet a great ride that is easy for small kids and Stacy to get in and out of. Combine that with the power upgrade, and the comfy ride, and I think you have your answer. The 80 is better for really wheeling the hard stuff, but you seem much more interested in the scenic roads, and getting places to camp, which is a great thing. I think the 100 is it.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:57 AM
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My opinion is 80's are better for dirt performance. 100's are better for paved performance. Dirt performance is 4x more important than paved performance, so I weight that ratio accordingly meaning if you're 80/20 paved/dirt then you are right on the fence (80*1 = 20*4). If you're realistic and know it's more like 90/10, then the argument is no brainer 100 series (90*1 > 10*4).

Adjust the "dirt weight variable" and paved/dirt ratio to your liking, and viola there's your next truck.
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Leave it to Nak to make choosing b/w an 80 and 100 a mathematical equation

Do you still have the 40? If so, go with the 100 series. If not, go with the 100 series!
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Amazing how things change so quickly. It wasn't that long ago that the 80 was a cushy mall wagon despised by the 40 purists. Now the 80 is nothing more than a heavy trail truck and the 100 is what everyone with a car seat needs.
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Thanks for all the replies so far. The 100's are growing on me but man they seem to lack soul. I may add a hitch to the Sienna and call it done

I've been dreaming of chopping my 40 into a 45 extended cab and moving my trailer to the bed... but that's another thread.

I think I am down to a 100 and a Sequoia, dang I LOVED that ride... it's the Yota limo, however, the 100's are supported better by the aftermarket for wheeling.

I am gonna' get out there and drive a few.

Concerning the 100's anything in particular to look for when picking one out?
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Thanks for all the replies so far. The 100's are growing on me but man they seem to lack soul. I may add a hitch to the Sienna and call it done


Concerning the 100's anything in particular to look for when picking one out?
When looking at 100's I would stay away from any with IFS or the 4.7. The others should be fine!
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True, you are going to need that 15k to get this thing set up at Slee....Boy, you are in a pickle!
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:17 AM
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My opinion is 80's are better for dirt performance. 100's are better for paved performance. Dirt performance is 4x more important than paved performance, so I weight that ratio accordingly meaning if you're 80/20 paved/dirt then you are right on the fence (80*1 = 20*4). If you're realistic and know it's more like 90/10, then the argument is no brainer 100 series (90*1 > 10*4).

Adjust the "dirt weight variable" and paved/dirt ratio to your liking, and viola there's your next truck.
See, I'd not really say that's the case, personally. Knowing Drew, he's into a scenic drive without a lot of stress. The IFS on the 100 is going to ride a ton better, and handle better, than the 80 can on fast dirt, and you gotta get the thing up some pretty serious stuff before the suspension and drivetrain of the 80 is going to be so much better to make up for the pavement compromises.

And, I seriously doubt very many of us here who DD our rigs EVER see an 90/10 split. To be generous, you have to count days where you wheel at all, and not miles. You'd have to spend 36 days on the trail in a year, which most of us sadly cannot do (though I wish). I think most of us are at best 98/2, or maybe 95/5. (6-18 days of good wheeling a year).

By mileage, it would be a minuscule amount. I drive 20k miles a year in my truck. I'd have to put in 2000 dirt miles to hit a 90/10 split.

Just sayin....
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