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Post in 'The Gear' started by Arlo, Jul 8, 2008.

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  1. Arlo

    Arlo New Member

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    It's a hand me down, just got my first load with it. Lovin it!

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  2. pinewoodburner

    pinewoodburner Feeling the Heat

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    Nice truck.
    I would love to get a hand me down like that.
  3. Arlo

    Arlo New Member

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    thanks, my sister brought it new in 88, it spent ten years in texas and then sat up hear in the driveway for a number. They got a new tocoma and didnt need it anymore. I loaded it up even with the cab yesterday and it drove solid.
  4. granpajohn

    granpajohn Minister of Fire

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    She's too nice for wood work!

    No roadsalt in TX. Give her a few PA winters and I suppose she'll be ready for abuse.
    Congratulations.
  5. computeruser

    computeruser Feeling the Heat

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    Very nice truck there! Good score!!!
  6. SNAPMAN61

    SNAPMAN61 Member

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    Your truck puts my'94 to shame. I put some big BFG tires on my Toyota and my clutch went out shortly after. Take care of that truck!!!
  7. burntime

    burntime New Member

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    Get the monroe coil over shocks for the rear. It makes a world of difference. Even if you stay withing load capacity it will ride more level and not sway.
  8. Carl

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    Very nice truck. You should get many years of use from it.
  9. Arlo

    Arlo New Member

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    Thanks, Yeah Texas was good to it! Beds rusted around the wheel wells but that is going to be replaced. Its got 166,000 miles on it, runs good, Im gonna take it off the road this winter and rebuild the motor (its a 22r) and do a solid axle swap in the front. But until then its my wood getter. I loaded it up again today to the point it was saggin in the rear, wood was mounded up a little over the bed rails. Anyway had to go up a steep wash out on a jeep trail, cruised in 4low no problem. Anyway, I thought the wood I chopped was elm, got home, checked my book and found out its black walnut!! I'm goinn back tommorrow and rough cut some 6 ft planks. I'm pissed at myself that I rounded alot of it. I guess Im gonna feel rich when I burn it ! I'm thinking about taking some of the rounds and making some small blanks out of it for wood working.

    The clutch was replaced at 90,000. Im gonna replace it again this winter with a heavy duty clutch. Im not goin any bigger than the 31" mudders I put on it. I like it to be functional, it doesn't rub at all and feels good with that size. How big were the BFG's you put on?

    I just replaced all four with some cheap ranchos. I will be replacing the rear springs with some OEM leafs when I do the solid axle swap this winter, at which point I will be replacing all four shocks with some bilsteins.
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