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Welcome to /Off Road General/
>aka the road is for faggots general
>aka mall-ninja tier lightbar posting general
>aka im all alone in the woods and i have a severe coolant leak general
>aka i genuinely dont have any friends so i just drive into the woods by myself while trying not to cry general

post rigs fagits
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Isuzu!
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First for Burbposting.
Said before I'd post a pic and here it is.
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>>19123266
do i really need those fuck huge tires you guys all get for going through camping trails? i'm just going to be towing a trailer. what are those big ass tires worth anyways? im planning on buying a 4runner but they all invariably have 9000" tires put on them so i plan on getting rid of them.
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Local trails were finally dry enough today to take my S10 out for a rip for the first time this year.
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>>19123738
If anyone in south Ontario needs some XJ parts there's a fresh one just inside the Raglan Pits right now. Looks like it was just a small interior fire and roll over.
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>>19123764
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>>19123605
Big tires make smaller rocks, you don’t need them if you’re just going on dirt roads
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>>19123800
they aren't really roads. they're trails that are barely as wide as the vehicle and a lot of them have gnarly crevices and pot holes from the rain. i almost made it up a couple in my gf's 2wd blazer so that made me think if i just had 4wd i would've been okay.

so you saying those tires are just for rock crawling?
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>>19123580
That's a nice burb and campsite. thanks for posting anon burbfag
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>>19123580
Anon, not tent, and wet ground, you sleeping in the burb innawoods?
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>>19123605
Just stick with either 31x10.5R15 or 265/70r16 depending on your wheel size. Not much point going bigger if you're not rock crawling or doing the harder trails. Plenty of options in those sizes and a 31 still makes for an incredibly capable midsize wagon.
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>>19123862
This
>>19123814
They aren’t just for rock crawling they are also better in mud. 31” - 33” is the sweet spot. If you go bigger they start costing a lot more and you will start to need body modifications. Avoid cheap mud terrains if you go that route, they are loud on the road and usually have poor performance in the rain
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>>19123536
Looks like a Honda Passport to me. Credit where credit is due.
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>>19123814
Bigass tires help the most with crazy things like this. A 2" taller tire gets you 1" extra off the ground, and is the only (reasonable) way to get your diff higher up.
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can I keep up with friends at some light off roadding with a 2wd, first gen silverado long box. is it tough to equip it with a LSD?
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>>19124039
As long as you've got appropriate tires and recovery points...
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>>19123738
the moguls were retarded the other day

hecking painful to go more than 30km/h beacuse the bumps would rock your truck up and down way too much.

bring back the mud!
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>>19124512
I was in first gear doing 20 for the majority of Boundary Rd and surrounding areas. Slow as heck but still nice to finally drive on dirt since buddies FJ62 isn't quite put back together yet.
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camplarp posting.
got a flat today. was less than a mile from the tire shop, fixed for free. then was outbid on a house.
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Chuck a LS1 in her and she'll be sweet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWDqIzWaM2c
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>>19125604
That honestly looks like a lot of fun. I thought the volume of air in the tires was enough, and only needs some stabilizers, it's so cool.
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>>19125718
I don't think even monster truck tyres filled with Nitrogen could support that 2 ton Hilux by themselves.
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>>19125604
>petrol engine in a river crosser
If you're going to be bolting a GM engine to it, it has to be something that's not going to have spark fail half way across. May as well bolt a 6.2/6.5 chebby diesel in there... But seriously, Unleashed have way too much fun. Kinda like Fred Williams, although a little more remote.
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>>19123848
Of course.
It's fantastic for sleeping in. Foam mattress and a fridge.

Only iffy thing with it so far is the wheelbase is sometimes uncomfortably long. Going over rocky, bumpy roads with uneven surfaces gets stressful. I've heard scraping before and it's cringe-inducing. Oil pans and gas tanks weren't mean for dragging on rocks. Some parts of the road I was on made me want to just turn around and go somewhere else, but there wasn't space to do it between the little mountain side and cliff and I didn't want to reverse down a mountain. Made it up and down ultimately no problem and felt more confident in what the burb can handle.
Even when stuff was getting more slippery and muddy I didn't get stuck and when some rear tire started to slip and spin the front tire would start pulling (and slipping) immediately.
The AWD system seems to work well.
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>>19123900
>31” - 33” is the sweet spot
For an unmodified unit sure. Larger tires will increase all offroading capabilities as you go up. I would say 40"-44" is the sweet spot but than you need to have built axles , lift , beefed up brakes etc.
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You guys have any opinions on the new jeeps? Im waiting on the 2 doors to start showing up on lots to go test drive one.
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>>19126223
meh
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>>19125855
Hence why I said chuck a LS1 in so you have a better chance with water. Didn't even know what Unleashed was until I read the comments but if you're charging $150 per person I guess you can wreck as many cars as you want.
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>>19124594
My friend got an FJ79 finally. I might get one in the next few months too and leave it in my cuckshack parking space as a high density crawler and Diesel generator for the cuck shack.

Thing's great.

Don't go too fast. My ammo case with 800 rounds in it literally jumped up out of the seat and onto the floor a few times from the height difference.
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>>19126223
People who offroad new vehicles normally do not advice on how to offroad because they will not hurt their leased vehicles' paint.

People who buy five shitboxes and beat them up innawoods will never dream of buying a new vehicle because they know the first drive innawoods will lower the vehicle's value 10% just from the paint alone.
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>>19123490
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>>19127198
That seems to be the allure of a jeep though, if you dont have scratches your doing it wrong. And since the value is more about what it can do than how it looks those scratches dont effect value like they do on my current car with expensive black metalic paint. I also wouldnt have to wince everytime I hit a pothole.

That said I have no intentions of rock crawling or getting super serious off road. Im looking for something that can handle deep sand at the beach and some hunting and camping trips. I didnt consider jeeps at first cause my friend had a 97 wrangler that was really fun but rode worse than any other car ive ever been in. After 6 hour trip to the beach in that thing it took an hour before my body wasnt vibrating anymore. But all the reviews I see say the new ones are acceptable on the road. So at first I was looking at trucks but I just dont need one and the jeeps are a lot more fun for a single guy in his 20's than a truck.
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>>19127198
Not leased but would you take a 45k truck deep innawoods? I'm taking mine slow and camping.
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>>19127603
My dad takes every one of his new trucks hunting. But during the week theyre hauling air conditioners and equipment so aside from some dirt and a few scratches from tree's taking it hunting isnt really any tougher than his trucks see day to day.
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What is the the best rooftop tent that will fit two adults that isn't absurdly expensive?
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>>19127888
ford?
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>>19127367
What car would guts and/or griffith drive?
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>>19127930
Guts would drive a blue 2016 4Runner
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>>19127894
chebby
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>>19126198
>For an unmodified unit sure
Good thing you followed the context of the conversation.
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>>19127190
>FJ79
what?
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>>19128148
>mfw this anon is unaware of 7x series cruisers
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>>19128776
>implying
I owned an HZJ75 for six years, but I've never heard of an F-series powered J79
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>>19128838
J79s are not a vehicle in Canada as all of the ones here are used in Mines, imported en masse sans VINs. As a result, no one has heard of J73s, J79s, etc.

You're right, though. It'd be an HJ79. But no one here really calls land cruisers other than FJx0 so it's just routine to designate it FJ.
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>>19127198
This guy gets it. I’m also just cheap and hate to baby my stuff but beaters are my bread and butter.
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>>19127603
It’s all relative. I make very little moneys so I wouldn’t. If my salary was closer to 80k? Yes.
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>>19123266
>built not wheeled
First trip out since it got cold is this Sunday. It's a benefit ride for the family of a friend that an hero'd recently.
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>>19129025
If my salary was $80k, I'd build a an entirely custom crawler or overlander for $30k with meh paint already.

The new automatic electronic transmissions and computer connected everything is a huge enough turn off that I would never buy new as it is (unless I could tune the new Wrangler or whatever from the factory)

>>19129402
Hey bluboi. Hope it does well! <3
Sorry for their loss and everything. At least heroes go to heaven.
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>>19124039
Look into a lunchbox locker, can be installed in under 3 hours with common handtools
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My new TJ, got it about a month ago, slowly fixing all the little shit the previous owner didn't feel like taking care off. Gotta love it. 4.0 5 speed, 3.73 gears, dana 30 (installed aussie locker) and dana 44 with factory limited slip. Also installed some 31x10.50 Cooper STT pro mud tires, very good tire. Gonna be seriously wheeling it this Saturday in Altoona.

Also waiting on my hilift hood mounts to show up today
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>>19133013
Cut down the front bumper, to frame rail width, and removed the rear hitch and rear bumper for dat departure angle welding on two D ring mounts to the rear bumper crossmember tonight. Next up is some fancy skid plates. Eventually a 2" lift, tube fenders, 35s and 4.88 gears.
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>>19133030
Sans rear bumper, plate will get welded on at the same spots as the frame rails tie into that rear crossmember, then D ring mounts weld to the plates.
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>>19133030
Regear to 4.88 after 35s or before?
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>>19133700
At the same time the 35s go on. The 3.73s are great with the 31s.
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>>19133013
>>19133030
>>19133049
For the love of god get a better axle and manual hubs
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>>19133700
>>19134030
The 35s, lift and gears will be a while, want to get some wheeling in with this setup now to get a feel for the Jeep. Probably next year I'll have some extra money and time to get the 35s slapped on and done right.
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>>19134032
Better axle? I don't feel like modifying a manual hub dana 44 to fit under. Thousands of dollars for an axle that has the same size u joints in the axle shafts. The dana 30 is more then fine for 31s, even with 35s it'll work fine with some bracing and stronger shafts. The TJ is actually quite light.
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>>19134032
Now if I had the dana 35 rear axle it would have been gone the day after I bought the Jeep for an 8.8 exploder rear. But the dana 44 rear is a decent axle, especially with 35s or smaller tire. Will eventually run some chromo shafts in it. Also like the fact it isn't a C clip axle so if a shaft breaks the wheel doesn't fall out like on dana 35s.
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>>19134032
The cheapest manual hub dana 44, or cheapest dana 44 period, to slap under the TJ is using a later wagoneer 44, then weld on TJ front brackets and regear it to match the 3.73s. Also would need to change the rear to 6 lug or convert the waggy axle to 5x4.5 bolt pattern, neither of which is cheap. Not enough of an upgrade to make it worth my time and money.
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who wants to play : )
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>>19134555
lol
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>>19134555

>slide into small tree branch
>military grade aluminum peels like a tin can
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>>19134555
Nice rock catchers on the sides.
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>>19134584
>>19134604
>>19134657
phew
supposedly it’s a tester
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I have a k1500, but I don't have many pictures of it, and the ones I do are more /k/related if I'm being honest.
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>>19134555
>ifs
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>>19134874
anon.
while i agree sfa is clearly superior please do not start this argument allover again. this was the most annoying maymay argument of /org/ about a year ago
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>>19134994
>ifs
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>>19123536
hey henry
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>>19134772
So, either post pictures or don't. Don't just post words that mean nothing.
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>>19134994
this pls thank yuh
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Clean Bronco is a happy Bronco.
First time this piece of shit has been washed in the seven years I've owned it, just wanted to try out the cheap eBay soap cannon
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>>19135313
Nice full floater rear axle you have there, no homo...
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>>19135313
are you who is buying all those cheap chink shit gizmos off ebay/amazon?

tell me more about yourself.
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>>19135327
It's a nice 4.10 limited slip 10.25. Doing a Dana 60 swap on my F250 and going with 4.10's while I'm at it.
The 351 is a bit gutless with the factory 3.55's
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>>19135392
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>>19135392
>>19135417
Noice! Love me some 1 ton solid axles, gets me all moist.
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New 4x4 owner here. I'm going to put a 6" lift on my silverado. I'm wondering if I should go with 18's or 20's for rims.

From what I understand tires and heavier than rims and affect mpg more... so bigger rims?

Pic related. The least faggy looking rims I could find.
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>>19136325
22's
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>>19136325
i hope those rims are a shitpost.
18in rims with a decent tire size, all rim and barely any tire is mall crawler tierfagging

>muh mpgs
>buys a truck
pick one.
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>>19136325
>>19136325
if you are actually going to be off roading, you want the biggest tire with smallest wheel which allows for the most amount of possible sidewall.
15 or 16 inch wheel would be ideal, but i would personally go with 17s since that will open up your tire choices considerably. with 6 inches of lift that should open you up to some pretty large tires.
tbf though idk why anyone would really go with that much of a change in height.
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>>19136605
I genuinely like the rugged, classic look of the rims. Obv it's a truck and it's going to get shit mpg, especially if I put bigger wheels on it. I was looking for input on how to get the best out of it.

>>19136771
Thanks for the input, the rims are available in 17.
I'm new to lifted trucks; this is my first one I'm upgrading myself and honestly I'm not sure how much lift is enough. I thought 6in would look good without being too much. Redpill me bro.
I'm not rock crawling or anything crazy but i need to be able to get around the mountains
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>>19136325
bro
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>>19136869
Those are rice as fuck.
>fake nuts
>black thing in the middle to make it look like you have huge axles
Just get some steelies.
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On a scale of one to prison, how viable would it be for some germaboo to surreptitiously "import" a VW TDI V6? I know that in theory such an action would not be legal, but I'm wondering more about the practical aspect of such an action - assuming that emissions testing isn't relevant and the car is already registered (hence no inspection), what are the chances of anyone ever getting busted?
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>>19127888
>>19128007
Wildernest. They have a cult following and for a good reason
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>>19137427
Very low, how would anyone know if you keep your mouth shut about it?
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>>19137458
That's what I figured. I'm just wondering what would happen if someone did find out what was under the hood - like if you were in an accident and the insurance guy noticed that the engine in your aging jap truck was supposed to be in a 2017 Amarok. Would the government come confiscate the engine and/or would you get fined or arrested or what?
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>>19137468
Play dumb in that scenario, act like you know nothing about cars, and claim that was the engine in it when you bought it. How are you supposed to know...
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>>19137515
I doubt that would fly if you owned the truck before the engine was even designed
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>>19136869
if youre not going to be crawling and mostly just doing forest/logging roads which is what it sounds like, you might not need any lift at all. 'crawling' with that large of a vehicle wouldnt really be possible anyway. if you are dead set on lifting it though and want some extra insurance i cant imagine a couple inches of total lift wouldnt be enough. 6 inches of lift its brodozer-tier and will drastically worsen driving dynamics and put additional strain on several different driveline components.

also those wheels look like ass desu
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>>19137529
Then be a pussy and don't do it.
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>>19137636
Well in brodozer's defence you kinda need 6"of lift on the new trucks for larger tires since they have such shit shaped wheelwells.
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>>19137661
that may be true i hadnt taken that rectangle shit into account, that said guess it depends on what is meant by "larger tires" i was thinking 33-35 which i still think could be accomplished with modest lift. could be wrong though, will admit my ignorance when it comes to that rectangle bs
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>>19136869
6" is way too much. The only thing that truly increases ground clearance is tire size and the only purpose of lifting is to fit bigger tires. Pick your tire size first and lift accordingly. I would go with at least 35's on a full size and maybe 37's if your serious. You only really need about 3-4" of lift on a Silverado to clear 35-37" tires so start there. Find a lift with new upper and lower control arms, a front diff drop, new beefier and longer CVs, new tie rod ends, and some nice coilovers. Save up and do it right. Don't just buy a generic 6" lift kit like every faggot on the road.
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>>19138030
I feel all he wants the lift for is mall crawling and "looking cool", so a generic 6" lift and some gay 20" wheels and 35" tires that look like rubber bands will fit the bill. We can all chuck it up to another truck ruined, no big deal, at least it isn't something old that actually has real value...
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>>19136869
i understand that you "like" the look of the rims anon, but if you want something like that for the look you might as well buy bead lock rims. even the fake bead lock rims look better than this.

http://www.trailworthyfab.com/17-Double-D-s.html
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I /offroading/ the last bastion of true whiteness? Ever notice how you never see kikes or niggers on the rail, or even in off road rigs in the first place?

Keep fighting the good fight, anons.
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>>19137886
the current late model GM half tons won't clear anything more than a 34 max without trimming/modding shit, maybe only 33's depending on the brand of tire
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>mojaveland next week
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Recently got a 86 but I'm in Colorado so I need something else to get around in winter and in the mountains and would like some off road capability without doing much or any work one it. Hoping for something around or under $10k. Was thinking about pic related or an old land cruiser for reliability sake. That a good idea or should I be looking at some other options as well?
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chrysler intrepid
trust me
it works
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>>19128776

This definitely expands dong. As a Canadian, I am jelly we can't get anything like that.

Not even jelly actually, just fucking furious.
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>>19134874
>>19135002

Don't be niggers, SFA and IFS both have their place offroad. I've seen faggots smash their diff on rocks while IFS trucks with skids just glide right over.

Granted the IFS doesn't have the articulation, but you always have a winch to help out. Plus you should have 2-3 midgets that can help with weight transfer by climbing onto the vehicle and tipping it.
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>>19136771
>but i would personally go with 17s since that will open up your tire choices considerably.

But they make KO2s in 16" and 17" variants.

Why would you even bother putting a lesser tire on? Well, assuming you aren't a total pleb.
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>>19138254
fuck off /pol/
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my jlur has an estimated ship date of 6/7, v excited
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>>19139999
quads GET
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>>19139474
Lexus GX470
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>>19140021

>offroading a Lexus
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>>19140026
the lexus gx is essentially a land cruiser prado my man

very stout vehicle
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>>19140054

And those look almost as ridiculous being used offroad.

Just buy a goddamn FJ already, it has all the good bits from the Prado/Hilux and none of the shitty bits. Prados look like mallcrawlers anymore.
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>>19140054
This, although at least the North American market had the nous to fit the Lexus "Prado" with a UZ V8. In the face of overpriced 4Runners and Tacoma, they're one of the bargain 4x4s because of short sighted opinions like >>19140026
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>>19140128
>all of the good bits
Like form over function? I'd happily trade off someone's subjective idea of what my 4x4 should look like for a cab that's not packaged in a retarded fashion.
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>>19140136

>better approach and departure
>better clearance
>shorter hood
>rear-mounted spare
>proper mirrors
>proper 6M/T
>washable interior
>no carpet or faux-wood shit
>hard plastics clean off easily, don't scratch
>stock fender flares prevent body shredding from stones and wheel rub
>small windshield isn't a giant target for branches to smash

Literally a vehicle designed from the ground up to be Toyota's best 4WD offering, and it hit the mark. You will never successfully argue that anything Toyota sold in North America is more capable offroad.

Now, if we're talking internationally...different story.

But taking a Lexus offroad is extremely niggerish, like that faggot who "offroads" his Escalade on this board.
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>>19140136
This is not a retarded package to you?

This is an offroad vehicle?
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>>19140153
I'd like an fj cruiser but they're way more expensive than an old land cruiser, 4runner or gx470
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>>19140192
I'd say it's partly because they're inherently better for their intended purpose, but it's also partly due to supply/demand. They didn't sell a lot of them compared to 4Runners and other Lexus mallcrawlers, and now that they're discontinued it's nothing but "I KNOW WHAT I GOT".
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>>19140201
Yeah I understand why but as I'm just looking for an inexpensive second vehicle that can off-road from time to time so not really sure me
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Saw white dried anti freeze all over my engine compartment yesterday in my 97 4runner. Promoptly replaced the radiator. Inspected the old radiator and saw it had holes all over it. Is this common in 4x4 4runners?
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>>19140220

Only problems I recall hearing about 3rd gen radiators is the "strawberry milkshake" issue, but it doesn't sound like that's what you've got. Never heard of holes before.
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>>19140237
I read about such. Replacing the radiator is the best way to prevent such a problem so I think I'm okay for now since I just slapped in a brand new one. I called toyota just for funsies to see what they would have charged for the labor for replacing the radiator. I saved $700 lmao
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>>19138128
*chalk it up
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>>19138254
As a white nationalist, and lifelong racist, seriously take that shit elsewhere. I see plenty of niggers on the trail.
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>>19140201
>f gay loser being better in any way from a land cruiser
haha holy fuck. that fucking abomination was toyotas retarded stepchild that only vapelord sideways hat wearing faggots like
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>>19140462
Thanks my dude
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>>19140479
You need to find a new place to wheel if you see niggers all the time...
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>>19140581
This. I have never ever seen one nigger on a trail.
>t. Offroads in the Appalachian mountains of Georgia
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>>19140581
They're hard to avoid, they leave their bud light cans fucking everywhere, fucking food wrappers, cigarette butts, and the water bottles out volume the natural water. Fucking niggers everywhere on the trails. And they all have white skin.
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>>19140177
Not that I'm talking about the visual abomination of the current GX, but yes. Even with its fugly front end it's a similar wheelbase with a far better cab layout than the form>function FJ.
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>>19140177
>>19140153
>talking about solid reliable Colorado winter options to meet a $10,000 budget
Discussion deduced to FJ>all shitposting
Makes sense
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>>19141023
Answer is Jeep TJ, get a sport or sahara model with the optional dana 44 rear axle and 3.73s, plus inline 6 and manual transmission. You'll know it has the 3.73s if the stock size tire on the door jamb says 30x9.50. I have 31x10.50s on mine and they fit fine, still plenty of gear. Any larger of a tire and I'd recommend regearing. If you get real lucky like I did you'll find one with a stock LSD in the dana 44.
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>>19139771
am canadian
have two friends who own 79s now

considering buying one from sudbury

you gotta almost completely rebuild them when you start from the base $4k vehicle. but once they're built and converted to coils and made into a true vehicle with a VIN, you're still only looking at $9k - $20k for a J79 with a trooper carrier in the rear
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>>19141453
>Jeep
>winter vehicle
Makes sense
>>19141514
J79 should already at least have coils up front. And the longer length leaves the J78/79 introduced over the 75 ride pretty nice and still have plenty of travel. The Troop Carrier should be a J78, unless the "trooper carrier" you're talking about is some sort of box that fits on the cab/chassis model.
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>>19141637
nope. sudbury mine truck. which is some Frankenstein thing provided by tay yoda

leafs front and rear, next to no interior items except plastic to cover the computer on the passenger side. it's a 73 or 79 and has the rear benches

maybe they are, i don't know. it's 2am here yano
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>>19141675
I'm 99% certain what you've just described is a J75 Troopcarrier. Presuming it's either 2H or 1HZ powered making it an HJ75 or HZJ75 respectively.
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>>19141729
2H regeared five speed that makes maybe 2.00 on the fifth gear and something stupidly high for the first year. That thing has never seen above 70km/h in its lifetime

They call it a 2004 J79. Another one is a 2004 J73. They looked and felt the same to me desu.
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>>19140026
>>19140054
I always thought the GX was a v8, high trim and feature packed 4runner, at least in the states. Is that what a Prado essentially is? The LX is Land Cruiser based (again, US).
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>>19141675
anything like the sudbury in the US?
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>>19142010
4Runner and GX both sit on Toyota's midsize 4x4 platform, but the GX is based on the Prado's taller body. North American 4Runner also had a V8 option at one point too. LX is indeed the global Landcruiser based vehicle too.
>>19141752
Fair enough, they must really be Frankenstein-mobiles. Only thing I can think of is using already available global parts to assemble an oddball vehicle that fits the purpose, and they just happen to be plated with the cab/chassis "J79" code. Were they sold as a complianced road worthy vehicle? Or just sold as a site vehicle that can later on be complianced by a future owner? Think I'm gonna have delve a little dealer into these Canadian Cruisers.
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>>19141453
If he's going to leave the top on all the time then he should get something else.
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>>19142586
Or just get a hardtop TJ...
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>>19142988
or just get a 4Runner like what was originally suggested.
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If any of you can conceive of a reason why I shouldn't buy a series 80 Land Cruiser to take into the mountains with me, speak now or forever hold your peace.
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>>19143092
Overpriced and slow, even slower then a Jeep, which is pretty slow.
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>>19143039
Get a 4runner if he wants overpriced meme junk, plus IFS, have fun with snapping ball joints and losing the front wheel.
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>>19143039
If he just needs a winter on road heater get a 4WD suburban. Cheap price, V-8 power and large cargo space.
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Does every here hate older Foresters? I always wanted an XT
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>>19143207
*beater
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>>19143195
4runner is based. Have a bad experience with one before? Didn't bother to take care of it at all?
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Any suggestions for tires to throw on this pup? Just gonna be traveling through old overgrown muddy logging roads in the mountains at most.
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>>19123906

>Credit where credit is due.

Not with honda. They took the Isuzu and slapped a Honda badge on it.
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>I have always wanted to buy a 9th gen F150/250 and fit it out with minor/moderately larger tires for fire roads and shit
>The area I live in is full of mud there are no rocks to be had anywhere, I don't really have any desire to mud I just want to be able to drive innawoods and ford the odd creek

How bad of an idea is this
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>>19143211
Foresters are great as a soft roader/camping car imo. It’s a tragedy that Subaru is dropping the XT model in 2019
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>>19140153

>small windshield isn't a giant target for branches to smash

If you think poor visibility is a plus then you really don't off-road often.
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>>19138254

That's because in America it is a hobby
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>>19143333

The guys who outfit their vehicles for offroading before ever offroading are doing it wrong.

If you are a first timer the best thing to do is to buy a shitbox and take it up some trails.

You might find that a Nissan sunny takes you everywhere you want to go.
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>>19143402
This, buy a stock 4wd, wheel it first then mod from there. Too many faggots waste money on lift and larger tires before wheeling when the stock sized tires qould have worked fine. Wirst case scenario buy more aggressive stock sized tires to match your wheeling terrain
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>>19143277
Yes paying too much for a meme like a toyota 4runner is dumb. Many 4wds that work just as well and last just as long without the toyota tax.
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>>19143491
Yes to you owning a 4runner and never taking care of it? I figured. There's always gonna be one or two edgy fringers who say nay to a good thing.
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>>19143521
LOL, I would never own a toyota, and yes I do take care of my shit. Shit front suspension design is shit regardless of maintenance. But tell me again how awesome your 4runner is.
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>>19143521
What year 4runner do you have?
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>>19143610
2016
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>>19143185

"Overpriced" is a matter of opinion, and slow is pretty irrelevant for my purposes.
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>>19143491
So what should I get instead under 10k that will be reliable?
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>>19143786
What exactly do you want to do with it? Just daily drive and occasional snow 4wd usage? Rock crawling or trails? Long commute? Have a large family? USA or canada?
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>>19123266

The Eck - wah - ter.
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>>19143277

Fuck off.
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>>19143610
97
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>>19143591
Sure you do champ.
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>>19143859

I know its just a re-badged Frontier, its more fun with the Suzuki badge. Basically it's a rare ride with massive after market selection. Get a lot of curious folk. Never seen another on the road.

I heard someone out on the west coast might have one, but that's just a rumor.
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>>19143591
>sweats bullets pulling his fat body into his Chevy 1500
>drives 5 miles and transmission starts to stutter
>Wheel has 2 inch play
>I love my Chevy, I would never own a Toyota REEEEE
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>>19143880
Good thing you know so much about me, tell me again how I don't maintain my vehicles. So failures of Toyotas are due to my supposed lack of maintenance on my non-toyota product?
>>19143935
Apparently owning a chevy is the only alternative to owning a Toyota? Jeep, Ford, Nissan, Dodge and Suzuki all make 4wds that will do the same, or better than, the toyota for less money.
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>>19143984
Tell me why 4runners are rated so highly as off road vehicles then? I'll wait :)
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>>19143999
Give him a minute to try and back up his edge with some Google research.
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>>19143999
They aren't bad, but they aren't great, especially considering the price premium over all the comparable 4WDs. You own one, that's great, but to claim they are the best is a bit misleading. IMO they're overpriced, but so are most wranglers. I just can't see paying near 10k for a 4wd that has over 200k miles on it and is stock.
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>>19144031
Who would pay that much for any vehicle with that many miles with 4x4? No one is that stupid. I paid 5k for my '97 4runner and it runs like a champ.
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>>19144029
So disagreeing with you is edgy now? Please use a trip nexy time so I know when I'm being edgy next time I don't agree with something you like.
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>>19143984

my goodness man, reading you two going back and forth is tiring. you're right he's wrong he's right you're wrong. you hate toyota. okay-got it. you are entitled to do so, however you are the minority in this discussion as toyota, and especially lexus are/have been dominating reliability for decades.

i'm not a yota fanboy by any means as I drive an american product but I would be extremely foolish to make such outlandish claims about toyota reliability. it sucks you had a lemon, but you'd be best to just bite the bullet and keep your feels to yourself, as it's just making you look silly and argumentative.
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>>19144048
How many miles? Which engine? Pics of 4runner? Where you live?
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>>19144051
>le damage control with no facts to back anything he claims
Back to plebbit kiddo
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>>19144068
226k, 5VZ-FE, Georgia.
>>19143285
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>>19144073
I'd get some Cooper STT pros, have a set in 31x10.50 and they fucking rock, not loud and handle well on road, even in the rain even though they are a mud tire.
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>>19144096
Thanks for the recommendation!
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>>19143840
Driving in bad/snowy weather, moving and large objects or multiple people, camping / off-roading
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Changing the water pump Monday.
Considering getting some 7.5/16s for her but she’s already plenty capable for a 50 year old. Engine sounds perfect
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>>19144151
Then I'd go with a 4 door SUV, something with a V8 preferably, then hauling people and large objects around isn't that difficult. On the smaller side, 2nd gen Jeep grand Cherokee 5.2 V8 or 4.6 exploder. Or go something larger like 2000+ Expedition or Tahoe, even excursion or suburban if you want extra long and space is more of a concern then manuverability. For the larger Fords I'd go with the 5.4 gas V8 or 7.3 diesel, the GMs I'd go with a new enough one to get the 5.3 or 6.0 LS based V8s, should be after 2000 for those engine options. I'm biased but I think the premium paid for a comparable pickup isn't worth it over the equivalent SUV unless you really need to haul large shit that wouldnt fit in the back and don't want to tow a utility trailer.
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>>19144218
IMO the solid front axle toyota land cruisers would be god tier if they would havw offered a V8. Inline 6 torque is great, having driven many different inline 6 engines, but they lack the HP that the V8 has plus even more low end torque.
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I'm considering buying this 80-series. 250k miles, 2 prior owners, service records and vehicle history all look good. Front, center, and rear electronic locking diffs. He's asking 7k.

Here are my needs:

I provide emergency medical services on the line at wildland fires, so it's very necessary that I have something with good ground clearance and 4wd. It also needs to be able to haul a few people and plenty of medical equipment. I'd also take it on road trips. I'd DD it to some degree, but I don't drive a ton in town (prefer to walk).

I also live out West, so yeah, we get a lot of snow. And sometimes I have to navigate tricky roads in the snow.

I also really want something reliable. I'm currently in an '05 F-150 with the 5.4L V8 and I just know in my heart that it's on its last leg. My experiences with it have soured me on Ford. It can be difficult to work on the engine (IMO, but I was a Chevy guy before this so), and I've been chasing electrical gremlins and weird problems since I've owned it.

And in the course of doing research, I kinda fell in love with Land Cruisers to be honest with you. They're just so fuckin' cool.

I've read Slee's 80-series guide, subbed to MUD, and done a ton of other reading. I even found and downloaded the FSM.

Is there a good reason I shouldn't jump on this?
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>>19144489
Get a vortec LQ4 for dat sweet LS swap
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>>19144545

I've actually got a line on a sweet-ass Toyota diesel that came out of an imported Japanese LC, mated to a standard transmission, with 70k on the clock for $2k.
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>>19144579
Nice, that works too, then you can drive it for another 250k miles
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>>19144721

You think the engine's likely worn out at that mileage? I'm genuinely asking. I saw one that a machinist inspected and said was still at factory tolerances at 200k miles.

How much more life should I expect out of the motor?
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>>19144742
Probably get to 300k miles with factory engine, but to me it's all about piece of mind having a lower mileage engine if you are gonna daily drive it and use it in semi dangerous offroad scenarios. YMMV
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>>19144770

That makes a lot of sense. I just wish I knew enough to do the swap on my own.
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>>19144489
Absolutely do it. If I was medic man, I'd actually set up a little triage setup because you can fit a 6.2ft cot in the back of your vehicle. The other option is the 2500 suburban but it's not as comfortable as the stupidly over engineered tay yoda suspensions front and back. And they don't have the rear overhang that bounces every once in a while up on you.

Roof rack for supplies and 3 inch lift kit with 35s is all you need to do anything. Swimmer's cap / ziplock bag the fuse box, raised air intake, and diff breathers for rivers, and get a hydraulic winch with the factory Diesel. You should have enough belt real estate to put a hydraulic pump from GM / Ford to hook up a 7000lb, two wrap winch in the front.
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>>19144779
If the maintenance records are all in order and only two owners then you should be fine. As long as it doesn't look beat on, the overall condition will tell you a lot about the previous owners. Just take a friend with you to look it over, one who is impartial to you buying that vehicle, but has automotive knowledge. A second ser of eyes is always great when looking at something you want, because we all like to overlook things even subconsciously when you really want it.

I'd also do as much reading on online Land cruiser forums for things to check/ lookout for. Also if their are any parts that should be replaced to keep the truck reliable.
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>>19144838

Damn, that's good thinking. I can see the value of the cot setup -- I deal with a ton of heat illness, and getting to lie down for a bit in the A/C while I do my thing would work wonders for a guy who's been in 100+ degree heat.

You think I could get by just slapping 33's on her? My Ford has 31s and there's nothing (yet) it hasn't been able to get over.

Other than that, you pretty much described the "wish list" I've been writing up as a result of my research. I've gotta be honest, I'm fuckin' stoked.

>>19144844

Good copy! Especially about an impartial friend; I test-drove a Bronco I really liked, and even after I realized it was all fucked-up and leaked oil like crazy, I *still* found myself trying to justify buying it.
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>>19124039
>can I keep up with friends at some light off roadding with a 2wd
pic related will very much be you
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>>19144963
Stuck? What size KM2s?
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>>19144977
35x12.5R15

Had no chance there. It doesn't have lockers, only an LSD on the rear, and it sunk in at one side

Had another /org/-fag with me who pulled me out
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>>19144983

That's some gorgeous country. Where were you?
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>>19144963
>>19144983

lol
where do toyota owners get parts from?

so far, nothing exists for complete engine remanufacturing (nothing good)
and the transmission options are shit too ...

i don't even want to think about the differentials
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>>19144990
My hometown in Norway

>>19145000
>engine remanufacturing
I'm not sure what that means
>transmission
Plenty of stuff exists for the Hilux, which is the most popular offroader here (and what both of us use)

Differentials; you can get anything. Lunchbox, Detroit, air, e-locker; you name it
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>>19145045

That's cool as hell. Are there a lot of offroaders in Norway?
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>>19144903
Run three deep cycle batteries and see if you can put an older GM rebuilt alternator in it. I'm running dual alternators with hopefully a third or fourth battery so I can run A/C without running the engine.

33s will fit without a lift but your articulation will suffer greatly. Not recommended because of rubbing. You'll increase clearance but you'll waste potential. OME lift kits are like $400, just get them. Or just put a rubber puck so you can have a 1.5 inch body lift to fir the 33s.

>>19145000
Most tay yodas have kit rebuilders for everything on the outside for like $800-$2500. The FJ40s are just sitting in international warehouses waiting to be bought by people. Those are the most basic and only run you sub-$1k.

You can get them even cheaper from Slee or ARB or whatever aftermarket offroad producers exist out there for much less. My diff rebuild kit cost like $220 from trailgear. Differentials themselves without lockers only go for $200 at scrap yards and maybe $1500 from source yards (the computers at the engine rebuilder / higher end scrap yards).

However, most of the time with these older tay yoda specialised vehicles. People will just buy crashed rollevers or whatever just to take and use for parts. Smashed ones from the states are only $1500-$5000 with the salvage title that you can use for a million parts.
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>>19145071
There is an interest, but due to heavy restrictions on areas you're allowed to offroad and restrictions on vehicle modifications its kinda difficult to do outside of larger events - and those are quite rare
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>>19145120

Holy hell, that's quite a setup you've got. I need to do some reading on electrical systems apparently. Thanks for the tip on rubbing! Sounds like someone's getting l i f t e d
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>>19145123
>he has to apply for offroad vehicle LOICENSE
>the he has no where to offroad
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'97 4runner here again. I totally fucked my radio antenna doing some lively driving. Is there a specific antenna any 3rd gen owners recommend?
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how much shittier are pathfinders to 4runners? i thought the D21 platform was pretty solid.
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>>19145247
Yes. Get those plastic wrapped flexible metal ones and bring it up from the engine bae and across your windshield like the modern BMWs have it. They cost like $120 but are worth it.

>>19145319
It is. But they are stupidly uncomfortable and bodies are almost always pitted out. Plus it's very weird to work on them because there aren't as many resources available and part kits are generally more expensive / harder to find. Buy two.
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>>19144489
thats not a bad price for a locked rig, but tbf i think the premiums factory locked rigs is a bit ridiculous. the factory lockers are a lot of the time a bit needy now that they are 20 years or older and not always a great thing to pay a premium for especially because they can always be added later.
if $7k is what youre looking to spend, id personally be looking for sub 200k mile, rust free with lots of maintenance done.
whatever you end up going with, expect to set aside a few grand for parts. these trucks are old now and will need a bit of a refresh after purchase. once thats done though, you will have one of the single most capable, reliable and durable 4x4s ever produced. obviously im biased though, heres mine.
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>>19145517
My 4runner doesnt have an elocker and she tackles everything I throw at her. Then again I carry a shovel in the back just incase I do lose traction on two wheels...
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>>19127888
Kangs.
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>>19145517
that thing looks stupid and gay
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>>19143912
where are you located? i've seen at least three in the last six months here in the middle of MO. an african american was even driving the last one I saw (about a week ago) with the off road (or pro4x trim) model, whatever it's called.
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>>19145524
agreed. most poeple dont need lockers even if they think they do. you can get through 99% of situations without them. i have one in the rear and have yet to come across anything that made me seriously consider throwing in a front.

>>19145534
no u
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>>19145534
you are fucking stupid and gay.
t. not even the owner
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>>19143478
Yeah, fuck me for building a purpose built rock crawler with ton axles and a yj grill before ever trying out a ram 3500 or yj on competition rock obstacles. Some people know what they want to do before ever setting foot in the woods.
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I'm reading all these forum posts about people relocating their diff breathers, going to all this trouble running 6 feet of hose to the engine compartment or putting it under their fuel cap door, but really a superior option is these things. If you're cycling in fresh air all the time, you're cycling in fresh humidity. Better to have a closed system, the only pitfall I see is not compressing it halfway before installation and then your axle heats up during fun times and it puffs up like a balloon or pops off somewhere during the drive.
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>>19145609
Driving with a front differential lock is very fun. Especially on the rocks and when you're turning at a relatively high speed.

Also, how do you drop the third member without locking the front differential? That's how I remove the diff housing up front.

>>19145721
>cycling in fresh humidity
anon pls

condensation is irrelevant because there is no exposed metal surface in your differential as exposed to your gas tank for water to condense into. you also never have an (if working properly) empty differential. a closed system means no vents and no area for things to expand and contract. This means you're going to blow your moly seals off the instant you get on the highway.

>>19145634
no
i am stupid and tay
t. tay
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>>19145737
Did you look at the picture? The rubber accordion thing? It will expand and contract. If pressure gets too high it will either rupture or stretch, in which case I could see extra seepage happening at the axle seals, but blowing them out? Cmon.
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>>19145759
Oh I didn't actually open the picture to see it, sorry. Anyway, cycling fresh humidity shouldn't be an issue.

Naturally, you don't have to run 6 feet of hose into the engine compartment (or be like some idiots who put it into the cabin of your vehicle) but just raise it and hide it from mud, etc. I routed mine into the airbox, actually.
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>>19145721
tacoma driver?
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>>19145737
>driving on rocks at a high speed with the front locked
y

also havent had a need to drop either 3rds on my truck but im pretty sure wedging a screwdriver between the third and the housing would work just fine

>>19145721
>mfw cycling humidity deeply into my diffs as we speak
in all seriousness though, humidity is not something worth worrying about. crossing a river and having muddy water entering the diff though is.
mine are extended into the engine bay
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>>19145123
sounds like norway is pretty gay
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>>19123266
Off-roading
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>>19145517

Thanks for the advice!

It is indeed rust free. The price is about the same as comparable 80s without lockers here so I'm not really paying a premium. Will definitely have about $2k set aside for parts.
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What is better or worse about an old land cruiser compared to an old 4runner?
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>>19145998
>brags about regearing trucc
>hasn't dropped 3rds
>is BLG
2 truths 1 lie

also, rocks and high speeds were supposed to be two different feels lol

>>19146026
norway is just a part of europe soooo
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>>19144489
You want to provide EMERGENCY medical services with a vehicle that has 250k miles? I hope I don't need emergency medicine near you! This is the dumbest thing I've heard in a while. If you truly provide these vital services, get a new vehicle.
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>>19147108
I'm not sure if you're just ignorant of business practices or if you do too much city living. The emergency lift vehicles around me are mostly old military or industrial surpluses that have over 600k on them, purchased at around 400k and refinished when necessary. Not only is it significantly cheaper to do it this way but it's more reliable to get a vehicle like that and to rebuild a vehicle with two mechanics doing a thorough inspection than it is to buy a fleet of niche, capable vehicles for $50k each and then applying aftermarket manipulations that then void the warranty.

Also, do you think the Ford E-350 ambulances just retire from service when they hit 200k miles or something? That ambulance that you call when you have a heart attack or the Robinson helicopter that flies over your head 4 times a day probably has twice the mileage of any land cruiser/ suburban and has gotten repairs twice as frequent. It's a shame that Land Cruisers really haven't been sold enough in North America for a second hand company to use them for actual important work.
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>>19144489
Do it, just know that you will be spending big money fixing front axle seals if you aren't doing it yourself, 80's chassis are kinda retarded that way. Bro in law already has his left wheel pissing out grease after doing his 9 months ago, replaced mine 2 months ago, once it goes again I'll probably just sell the 105 and get a Paj t b h.
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Post rigs
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>>19147563
Already did, see above. How much do those tyres cost?
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>>19147571
It's been awhile since I bought them, they were around $450 for the set iirc. Lots of guys don't like them because they aren't M/Ts but I like them.

Might go with Wrangler Kevlars next time if I can find a size that fits.
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>>19147582
Debating getting a set of A/T's instead of replacing the cumhoes but it's officially winter here and I love fucking around on the clay when it rains.
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>>19146026
I'd like to rebute that and call you wrong, but I have to agree with you
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>>19147594
I prefer an A/T for something you're using as a DD but will take offroad sometimes. That said they are all pretty much garbage in the mud.
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>>19147752
Wish they made flares like that for my 4runner.
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>>19147101
>thinking i did my own regear
no way my man. there is way too much margin for error on that shit, had this autistic lc specialist do it.

>>19146697
then that sounds like a must buy my man.
seems like youve read a bit about baselining, but check out ih8mud if you havent. really one of the better automotive forums.

>>19146760
land cruiser will be drastically more expensive in the long run. these trucks cost $50k in the 90s. parts are not cheap. that said its better than a 4runner in nearly every other way.
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>>19147804
They might

What year?
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>>19147773
I wanna see this bitch get dirty.
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>>19145524
>creating traction for your tires with a shovel
The absolute madman
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>>19147855
2016, all Ive seen is the ones like the f150s. A guy in one of my groups is getting some made and wants to start selling them but I'm still waiting on a part from him I bought 8 months back.
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1.5 inch leveling kit or 3 inch body lift kit on my 4x4 ranger cant decide, i want 31 inch tires
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A 3rd gen limited 4x4 4runner is standard 30.6" tires?
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>>19146026
i visited a friend in hemsedal
norway is beautiful
but holy shit is that country fucking retarded
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GOOD GOD why didn't I replace my old Hellas sooner?

>>19144489
My old Burb was an old Wahambulance. Granted I don't provide medical services, I do use it for SAR and have had to force my way to remote areas to evac people on a number of occasions. Let me know how you end setting your rig up! You've got my attention...

>>19147108
I've seen cars with 50k miles in worse shape than Murphy with 215k miles and 12k hours on the motor. It really depends on how well it was taken care of.

>>19147130
My paramedic friends joke about this all the time. We did the math... Out of all of the local ambulances the one with the least miles has essentially driven to the moon and back three times. And we're in a decent sized city (1mil pop metro area) too!

Agreed on the Land Cruisers. I blame the chicken tax :-\

>>19144838
Why Hydraulic over electric? Is it to use it while submerged under water?

>>19145133
TFW I turned down a job for triple the pay because there is literally NO place to legally off road in the entire state
...also the gun laws were pretty cucked too

>>19145609
Agreed on this. Murph has limited slip in the rear and that's more than sufficient.
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>>19149959
Do tell

Its always fun to hear outside perspectives of my country
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>>19147108

Lol the rig just gets me to and from the fireline for the most part, it would be very unusual for me to transport a patient in it. Generally we stage ambulances nearby and also have air ambulances on standby.
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>>19147544

Good copy! I'll check the FSM, but is that extremely difficult to do?
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>>19150049
people are friendly af
that’s all i really want to say
i don’t want to get political so i’ll just keep my mouth shut as to not shit up this thread
no disrespect
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>>19150093
>Anon legit does not want to shit up thread
>on 4chan
WTF am I seeing? Something must be broke

Kudos Anon! We need more of you
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>>19150049
Y'all are letting rapefugees into your country. Of course you're retarded.
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>>19150245

Calm down or take it fuckin' /pol/ man.
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>>19150295
Okay nigger
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anybody else getting completely poured on? when will this rain stop, spring is so gay i want to do some /topoffcruisin/
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Saw a jeep wrangler get completely destroyed in a wreck last night. Thank god I didnt get one of those pieces of shit.
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>>19150474
>he's never driven in a snowstorm with top and doors off and with ski goggles
what are you doing here, anon
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>>19150505
I NEED TO GET MY LIFE TOGETHER ANON!!!
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>>19150556
lmao
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>>19150075
It's a weekend job with some friends and beers thing IMO, unless you really know your stuff.
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>>19150474
Waited for rain all day Friday and it just missed us.
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>>19151005
The /org/ wizard mud buggy
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>>19151295
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>>19151338
>>19151295

I fuckin love it desu. May she ride forever.
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>>19150501
Doesn't look too bad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMFBfypT0jo
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>>19151005
That Australian truck has no bed, how do you put in a standard 4x8 piece of ply wood and other construction materials?
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>>19147130
In America we have government auctions that get rid of our old outdated shit, an buy new shit, especially for mission critical operations. Since you are providing your own vehicle, you obviously can do what you want. But when a child dies because your 250k land cruiser breaks down because you bought it on a whim, that shit is on your conscience. And you will be sued in civil court and lose everything.
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>>19152003
>how do you put in a standard 4x8 piece of ply wood and other construction materials?
Simple. Aussie houses are neither built like lego sets with generic 8x4 sheets, nor would Aussie trades people waste their time picking up and delivering large materials when it gets delivered in 6 metre lengths off a hiab equipped flatbed truck.
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>>19152126
Is this why Australia is a backwater commonwealth instead of a world power?
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>>19152025
So there's that
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>>19152320
Because skilled resources aren't wasted on grunt work in an effort to assemble a house similar to a granny suite?
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>>19145531
WUZ
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>>19147563
Always loved that color.
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>>19151379
Doesn't look too bad? That video showed the vehicle has no crumple zones. Your body is going to absorb a shit ton of energy from just a frontal crash based on that video. It's a 2 star rating for a reason, they are abysmal vehicles for road safety.
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>>19152003
Almost as if there were roof racks on the thing, clearly they aren't.
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>>19152431
Din
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>>19148140
We need a good rain here so I can get a good coat of mud on it. Fuck wax, amirite.
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Where are my Broncy Boys at? No Eagles either?
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Moving to Colorado, thinking of picking up a current gen f150 fx4 v8. Will this truck be able to handle moderate offroading?
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>>19152025
All I'm trying to say is that 250k is not very high for government and maintenance vehicles, emergency or not. Ambulances driving around maintained by the state can often push 800k and as long as the mechanics certify and properly maintain it, they run at that mileage without issue.
Much like how almost every service vehicle (emergency response or not) is maintained prior to any job and continuously after it is bought. Response companies here do this with broken in vehicles (quite often Ford Eclasses and Chevrolet 2500s) at 200-400k miles, refurbish them with their teams of mechanics, and drive them into a million without having catastrophic breakdowns because they know how to maintain the vehicles and catch issues before they ever pop up.

Any fall back goes to the mechanic for a failed inspection or negligence and any company with any brains at all would hire such a set of mechanics and fabricators for that exact reason. This is how small townships here (yes, in the US) get almost all their vehicles for police, fire, health, school, etc. Because they do not have the resources to buy new vehicles that just end up depreciating at huge costs to the business / townships. Sometimes, businesses will buy fleets of 600k governmental vehicles that then refurbish and drive them for another million.
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Can I play?
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>>19152937
what an absolute qt
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>>19134555
Hi
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>>19152937
Bro in law had one of these straight up Diesel non turbo, piece of shit could barely accelerate over 40km/h going uphill.
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>>19153280
No one ever said they were fast.
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>>19153280
>talking about acceleration in an offroading context
retard
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>>19153280
>a workhorse basic 4x4 engine intended for slow moving off road isnt fast
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>>19153313
>>19153339
t. retards who bought a non turbo diesel. Good luck getting up anything apart from your moms dick.
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>>19153461
Whiter than you ahm- wait wrong board.
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>>19143333
Nice quads dude. Well, I’m of the same mind. I have a 7th gen f150 but my dream is a 9th gen f250/350. I’ve put a lot of thought into this because I love old Ford trucks.

Obviously an f250 will have better axles than a 150. On either truck you get an ifs front suspension known as the TTB. It’s actually better than most IFS setups. The Dana 44 TTB is in the half tons and is coil sprung which offers a good ride while the f250s have a leaf sprung dana 50 TTB which rides like shit and can’t turn well.

You can keep a 150 pretty lightweight compared with a 250 and I’d you build the axles ipvuou could have a very tough rig. You can get three engine options, the 5.0, 5.8 and the 4.9l i6. I prefer the i6.

The f250 is built to carry heavy loads and as such, it’s a beast. The axles are HD and you’ve got big block motors to choose from. The IDI diesels are reliable but quite underpowered compared to modern diesels. The 460 will outperform most diesels of the era but it’ll be lucky to get 10 mpg. The zf 5 speed is also much tougher than the Mazda 5 speed found in half tons.

The smallest wheelbase on an f250 is 133” where a 150 can be found with a shortbed configuration featuring a 118” wheelbase.
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>>19150049
We went to Lofoten for a week. Great place for backpacking, my fear of heights just keeps from going to those nice mountains. Dunno about how is it there in Norway, but here in Finland you need permission from land owner to drive offroad.
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>>19152679
But you want to buy a 250k vehicle as an individual, and you don't have the team of mechanics that the town you mention has, so you argument doesn't apply to your situation.
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>>19152126
Tradesmen...well lots of Americans know how to do stuff ourselves and don't need tradesmen. It's common for us to take 10 minutes to run to the store, pick up our material and build things ourselves.
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How big of a tire can I go if my 3rd gen 4runner is standard 265 70r16? 31"? Someone recommended BFGoodrich AT to me.
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>>19152025

Nice try, except that there are no children on the fireline, and the federal government inspects vehicles thoroughly before they're allowed on a fire, and they sign off on that shit so it's on them.

And at any rate like I said it doesn't matter because my rig isn't an emergency vehicle in and of itself; it just gets me into position for the day. It does not transport patients -- we are in fact strictly forbidden from doing so.
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>>19154620
Don't feed the troll. We all know Toyota engines last forever with proper maintainence.
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>>19152559
:b:roncy :b:ois
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>>19153954
Here it depends on what type of land

If its cropland, aka designated fields where you grow stuff or keep animals then you can use vehicles there, as long as they're registered, you have the appropriate drivers license, insured and all that. Ofcourse, you also need the eventual land owners permission

Driving anywhere else thats not an actual road or the aforementioned crop land you need a special permission fron the government, which are only given out for work-related things; people checking up on their forests, cross country trail grooming, folks who clear powerlines and such. You cannot drive in your own forest with any vehicle unless you have such a permit
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>>19154395
I am not him: >>19144489

I'm just explaining the buying process and how 250 000 miles on a vehicle is not much on governmental vehicles. Sorry for the confusion.
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>>19155105
Try and stop me
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>>19154415
>DIY is a North American phenomenon
In your defence though, I can see the necessity in regular maintenance and consumption of building materials by the way your houses are built.
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SOMEONE MAKE A NEW THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!
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>>19155870
>>19155870
>>19155870
>>19155870
new bred :b:




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