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07-10-2004, 02:25 PM
How are the older Toyota 4x4 pickups off-road. I am looking for something somewhat good in the winter and fun to drive. i have driven 2wd pickups in the winter so i know that won't be a problem. Just wondering if there is anything to avoid or look for when looking at them. When did they go fuel injection? How do the carb ones do in the winter? Anyone have one for sale for reasonably cheap? Must be a short box and 4x4.

07-10-2004, 02:39 PM
they rust.

other than that, they're god damn bullet proof. they obviously lack in the power department, but they still get the job done, even offroad.

ole dsm
07-10-2004, 05:33 PM
they are awsome!
some info for u
79-85 solid front axle
85 first year of feul injection
carbed 22r's have about 80hp ! 22re's have about 110hp (u can do mods to a 22r to get pwer thow, larger carb ,20r head, cam exhaust , super charger , turbo..........)
the main issue with older yota's is the frame they rust out at the rear spring perch just before the frame bends upward, and the body mounts athe back of the cab and the floor boards .
the enigine will last forever u can't kill them! and the drive train is stout enuff to hold up to a 350SB chevy

the best yota in my opinion is a 1985 ext cab = feul injection and a solid front axle

u can find the older ones for cheap if ur willing do some work to it .


1983 toyota
4x4 regular cab short box

07-10-2004, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by ole dsm

85 first year of feul injection


84 was the first year injected

07-10-2004, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by ole dsm

1983 toyota
4x4 regular cab short box

Want to sell it?

ole dsm
07-11-2004, 05:06 PM
it will cost u thow
fiberglass and bed lined cab / w all the matterial nasty stuff removed . so u can wash it out with a hose.$350
new fenders $100
new front brakes (rotors and pads) and some seals#300
1998 4runner sr5 seats$300
new exhaust (header pipe and mufflers)$400
lift kit (yet to be installed)$450
31" at's yet to be installed$200
optima battery and new engine grounds and a rebuilt alt.$200
re built door panels$15
cab rust all fixed$200
just needs a happy paint job.
22r that runs like a champ:)
new plugs cap and rotor$20
feul filter $10
feul pump$45
air filter $10
clutch slave$35
and good frame

all that stuff i've done in the last 3 months

how about 3,500obo

07-12-2004, 12:37 AM

ole dsm
07-12-2004, 06:39 PM
i don't have pic's , besides it looks really ugly right now its nothing special with the saggy front leafs and the rusty box.
once i paint it w/white hippo liner it will look better