Rising Sun Member
- May 5, 2015
I'm flattered you think I wheel hard but I really don'tIf memory serves his 4Runner also has had issues with rear axle bearings, both driveshafts and the steering box. It's not a knock just that I get the sense he's hard on the truck and might benefit from Dana 60s and an Orion.
My suspicion is someone before me wheeled the out of the truck and I'm still paying the price. I also wonder if my rear axle housing is bent and I'm pretty sure my frame isn't straight.
I chatted with Ian at Wheel Every Weekend yesterday about ballpark prices for building a 1st gen taco. Would be on 40" tires, F350 axles, use a divorced Atlas T-case (because he would start with a 2WD truck which saves a lot of cost on the base truck), full roll cage, 3 link front, harness seats, etc. It was actually much more reasonable than I expected and has definitely given me and my something to think about. I don't think Ian would want me throwing numbers around openly so I won't post the price here. The biggest potential problem I see there is I want a manual, the 1st gens only came with standard or access cab options for the manual, and if we decide to have kids in the next year or two it would be better if whatever I end up with has four doors. I would be the most envied and most hated dad dropping the kids off at school in a monster truck like what Ian proposed For sure I'd need one of these bumper stickers: