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    Originally posted by mrsleeve View Post
    if your going to be dragging a car around a lot, you want a truck or a Suburban with 2500 on the side. Can you tow a car with a smaller rig, yes you can, but I dont like putting 5k+ lbs behind smaller platforms, though most 1/2tons are sufficient

    I would say a hundy fits your wish list better than an 80, Though I would be looking at CC pickups with a nice topper if covered storage is important to you, if your going to be dragging cars around all the time. Or a full size 1/2 or bigger SUV from the GM or Ford as they are better suited to towing duties than the IRS equipped Suck-O-yeah
    Yeah, she wants a Suburban/Yukon. I'd rather a Yukon just coz smaller. I really would rather get a Excursion, but they're huge and ridiculous, and expensive for the good engine choice. I think the hundy fits my size and will haul all three kiddos around with no worries. Not a fan of the GM transmissions and not really a fan of any Ford SUV save the Ex. I don't tow all the time, and when I do generally the largest thing is going to be a Discovery. I towed an e38 on a full trailer with the Disco 2 once and it was pretty hairy, however the trailer was a bit on the small side. Normal towing to me would be e30/28....but only occasionally. It's just nice to have the option instead of trying to rely on other people with trucks that can tow. Way I figure is the Toyota will be pretty solid so I don't have to dick with it every weekend to keep it on the road. I'd go for a Rover or X5, I know what goes wrong and how to fix them, but I do that all day for work and don't wanna be dicking with the family hauler when I'd rather spend time with the family or working on a project car. IFC any truck I get I'm going to go thru and do a pretty good baseline service on just so I know it's all done.

    I'm assuming the transmissions in the 100s hold up pretty well though, haven't seen much in my research. That's my fear with going with a GM SUV with a 4L60/80.....higher mileage they just don't seem to hold up unless you keep on the service....any nobody ever does.

    I don't want a pickup either. My Hardbody does all the picking up I need, but it's also 2wd.....hence the want for a 4x4 SUV.
    1974.5 Jensen Healey : 2003 330i/5

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      Wayyy too much cutting and fucking about for a 40k truck, but fuck it. You have to pay to play I suppose.

      Tacoma Pre-ADD Honeybadger by MR E30, on Flickr
      My previous build (currently E30-less)
      http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

      A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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        I test drove a the 3rd and 4th gen Tacoma, and I love the drive, but the killer of any potential sales was that the 7k 2002 4runner I ended up with had more 2nd row leg room. I really don't get how Toyota fucked up the 2nd row space so damn bad.

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          Originally posted by MR E30 325is View Post
          Wayyy too much cutting and fucking about for a 40k truck, but fuck it. You have to pay to play I suppose.

          Tacoma Pre-ADD Honeybadger by MR E30, on Flickr
          ooh that's fun. What bumper are you going with?

          Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
          Honestly I built it just to have a place to sit and listen to Hotline Bling on repeat.

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            Originally posted by lambo View Post

            ooh that's fun. What bumper are you going with?
            The Addictive Desert Designs Honeybadger plate winch bumper with a Smittybilt X20 synthetic winch.

            https://www.addictivedesertdesigns.c...F687382730103/

            Should be shipping this week!
            My previous build (currently E30-less)
            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

            A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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              Originally posted by R3Z3N View Post
              I test drove a the 3rd and 4th gen Tacoma, and I love the drive, but the killer of any potential sales was that the 7k 2002 4runner I ended up with had more 2nd row leg room. I really don't get how Toyota fucked up the 2nd row space so damn bad.
              How have you liked owning that gen. of 4runner so far? I have zero background in Toyotas, but by chance looked at one the other day and liked it more than I thought, imagine it's an easy truck to keep going. Yours was about ~200k when you bought it -- aside from the typical, anything specific to keep an eye out for? /thanks
              1990 BMW 325iC Triple Black Hard Top, Self-Wrenched, Original Owner Family

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                For info, go here, it covers it all:
                Toyota 4 Runner Forum 3rd Gen buyers guide

                I like it so far. I wish I spent a bit more for the comfort of the 4th Gen with V8, but even 3k more was against the point of me buying it. I wanted reliable that I don't care what happens. I do like it though, its relatively comfortable, the things I knew I wanted fixed are easily fixed, even more so than the E30 IMO. I have a good shop here that I can trust, and I bet that will easily be found most anywhere in the country. I tempted an S4, S6, F150, Cayman S, LR4 etc, and just said, screw it, it's cheap and I should be able to put 200k more miles on it. However I only drive maybe 5k a year.....For me its an car that I took the cash from my S54 build that I sold and invested. I don't need nor want more toys right now....

                My favorite part? Loading it up with dirty camping stuff and not caring. I fussed over my E30 S54 to the point it was no fun. Once I own a house and my business gets going again and retirement goals are met, I imagine I will spring for a Cybertruck or Raptor, but I hate losing money on toys. I think the 4runner grants me the least money lost once I sell.

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                  Old roommate had (2) 3rd gen 4runners, and they were unstoppable. Big fan of them and their resale value.

                  Raptor all the way. I drive a Tacoma, but I get to enjoy and drive my buddies 2019 Raptor on 37's (among other things) often enough to know they are a truly badass machine. Pricey as hell, and their long term reliability is unknown, but my buddy makes enough to simply trade up for the newest model every few years.

                  Obligatory pic of insanity.

                  Untitled by MR E30, on Flickr
                  My previous build (currently E30-less)
                  http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

                  A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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                    Well I got back into a Tacoma. My first new car. I really wanted a 2.5 gen but the deals on the new ones are hard to beat.

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                      Sweet rig man. A 2020?

                      You on TacomaWorld?
                      My previous build (currently E30-less)
                      http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

                      A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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                        Originally posted by MR E30 325is View Post
                        Sweet rig man. A 2020?

                        You on TacomaWorld?
                        Yup. It’s a 2020 TRD OR 4x4 DCSB 6MT. I’m also on tacomaworld. Same username. Saw your tread. Looks like you’re having a great time with yours.

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                          Awesome, good call on the 6MT.

                          I'll find you over there and check out your build thread (if you have one).

                          More shenanigans on a 2 day trip in Central AZ this past weekend.

                          I have never seen this much water in AZ. 26 water crossings in total. Started at ~2500 ft elevation and peaked over at 7,000 ft.

                          Insane trip that tested the mettle of the truck.

                          Flooded road several hundred feet long.

                          Day 1 - AWC - 21 by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr

                          Tacoma is Japanese for 'Good Swimmer'

                          Day 1 - AWC - 22 by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr

                          South Senator Highway between Crown King and Prescott AZ

                          Day 2 - AWC - 46 by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr
                          My previous build (currently E30-less)
                          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

                          A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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                            Read all about it here:

                            https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/...#post-22349780
                            My previous build (currently E30-less)
                            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

                            A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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                              The reviews I read about for the new Taco w 6MT indicates that it seems to be geared terribly for the low power of the V6. I really wish they had a taco with 500+ft lbs of torque.

                              On the Raptor note, I drove my bosses as well, its the newer with a 10 speed, and I was utterly unimpressed with the power to weight ratio, along with the internals of the truck. Good looking truck IMO, but I would opt for a F150 Platinum first and not pretend to be fast.

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                                Originally posted by e30saam View Post

                                Yup. It’s a 2020 TRD OR 4x4 DCSB 6MT. I’m also on tacomaworld. Same username. Saw your tread. Looks like you’re having a great time with yours.
                                Hell yeah... now bring it out west...

                                Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
                                Honestly I built it just to have a place to sit and listen to Hotline Bling on repeat.

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