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What is the best Year for Toyota Trucks?

1980-1983
24 (43.6%)
1984-1987
25 (45.5%)
1988-1991
3 (5.5%)
1992-1995
3 (5.5%)
1996-2006
0 (0%)

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Toyota Trucks?
« on: Apr 17, 2006, 08:06:13 PM »
 :-\ I am looking for a toyota truck and would like to know the best years for toyota? I love to crawl rocks and hate taking roads anywhere! Please give me some advice on the best years for toyota! Thanks
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 17, 2006, 08:09:13 PM »
Do some searching and you'll find the one you want has EFI and a solid front axle. :thumbs:  :welcome:
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 17, 2006, 08:14:55 PM »
For the one billionth time 1985!!! EFI and a straight axle. :thumbs: :yesnod:
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 17, 2006, 09:13:37 PM »
90'S 3.OL V6 5spd. Put an axle up front and put a 3.4L V6 :thumbs:
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 17, 2006, 09:30:39 PM »
each gen has its advantages....

1st gen - round fenders look sweet! solid axle....looks are the best part of this truck IMO
2nd gen - efi solid axle, later models with the v6 can do the 3.4 swap
3rd gen - can swap in 3.4 easy if you have 3.0 v6 5speed
4th gen - 3.4 ! elocker

i personally like the 1st gens....79-80 with the round eyes.
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #5 on: Apr 17, 2006, 11:04:32 PM »
I have to agree with the rest. 1985. EFI + Solid front.

Now that isn't to say the other ones were worse off. Anything pre 85 was carbed and anything after 85 needs a SAS.
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #6 on: Apr 17, 2006, 11:13:16 PM »
I like First Gen....because I have one.

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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #7 on: Apr 18, 2006, 01:01:43 AM »
None, buy a honda and save the world.
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #8 on: Apr 18, 2006, 08:29:10 AM »
:funny:

So do you have something against 1979 First Gens or something? :yupyup:

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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #9 on: Apr 18, 2006, 08:31:50 AM »
i'd say 1st gen. switching to efi would be simpler than doing an sas.
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #10 on: Apr 18, 2006, 08:34:06 AM »
First Generations Rule !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bowdown:
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #11 on: Apr 18, 2006, 01:16:11 PM »
I voted 88-91 because I have an 89 extra cab.  the only problem is the ifs, So if you got a third gen then you would want to do a solid axle swap.  I went with the 3rd gen because of the size of the extra cab. :biggthumpup:
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #12 on: Apr 18, 2006, 01:38:58 PM »
First Gen. I've got a 80 and 83
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #13 on: Apr 18, 2006, 02:05:57 PM »
first generation.... i wish mine had round eyes rather then the square ones
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #14 on: Apr 18, 2006, 02:25:07 PM »
3rd gen xcab!! :yupyup:  sure, you've got to do an IFS, but I'd rather do that then mess with wiring :smack: 
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #15 on: Apr 18, 2006, 03:31:47 PM »
I'm partial to the early second gens, 84 or 85.  Solid axle, 22R, Extra-cab, squarish body styling; the list goes on for me.  Except the round head lights I'll agree with that one.   :yesnod:
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #16 on: Apr 18, 2006, 05:30:14 PM »
i voted for 84-88. primarily because the 85 for its efi and straight axle. but my real choice would be 89-95. just because i think they have the best body lines. but really ya can't go wrong with whatever ya choose
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #17 on: Apr 18, 2006, 05:47:26 PM »
First gen FTW.
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #18 on: Apr 18, 2006, 08:25:08 PM »
First gen.  The look compared to everything else is enough.

Realize I've gotten stuck numerous times due to havin' a carb.  I would love EFI, but I wouldn't trade my truck for a second gen., ever (Although I will be installing EFI eventually).


And what's the big deal about round eyes?  I've seen em' and prefer my rectangular ones myself.....

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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #19 on: Apr 18, 2006, 09:30:07 PM »
GraveDigger has round eye's. My 1970 Nova had round eye's. Guess, that are a few reasons why. I just like the stance of a round eye over a square head...ops square one.
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #20 on: Apr 18, 2006, 09:50:41 PM »
It's just my personal preference that a Round body Hilux looks better with Round head lights. Round fenders, round lights.

Square head lights are for square trucks such as 2nd gen trucks :greengrin:
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Re: Toyota Trucks?
« Reply #21 on: Apr 18, 2006, 09:58:40 PM »
much agreed mike can i run round headlights? will it work even though i have square ones now?
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« Reply #22 on: Apr 18, 2006, 10:34:35 PM »
I've never done it before, but the cabs are the same. All you need to do is get a grill from a 1979-(early)1982 Hilux and also the headlight brackets. Then convert it! :_order: DO IT!
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« Reply #23 on: Apr 18, 2006, 10:39:14 PM »
I'm going to totally look into that thats would be tight thanks big mike
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« Reply #24 on: Apr 18, 2006, 11:32:52 PM »
Wow this poll is a great close race between 1st and 2nd gens. Very interesting! :clap2:
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« Reply #25 on: Apr 18, 2006, 11:40:10 PM »
Wow this poll is a great close race between 1st and 2nd gens. Very interesting! :clap2:

Even though I own and love my 1st gen, I voted second gen since the 85 has the best of everything.
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« Reply #26 on: Apr 18, 2006, 11:51:33 PM »
true, 85 gets the solid axle, efi, and the extra room.
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« Reply #27 on: Apr 18, 2006, 11:54:51 PM »
true, 85 gets the solid axle, efi, and the extra room.

Also is the 1st year you didn't have to worry with the trans losing 5th gear.
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« Reply #28 on: Apr 18, 2006, 11:58:59 PM »
I just wish they offered the Quad cab first gens here like they did elsewhere. No that would be SAWEET!
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« Reply #29 on: Apr 19, 2006, 02:08:28 AM »
I would say any one of them, cause I don't have a toyota!  But I would really love a 89-95 extra cab sas!  I keep trying to talk my uncle into selling me his 85 extra cab that he bought brand new!  But he claims he will never sell it!   :crossed:
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