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what year of runner to build.......

80's
19 (82.6%)
90's
4 (17.4%)

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Voting closed: Nov 29, 2012, 03:25:06 PM

 
 

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Dave Traichel

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Re: what the best 4runner to build 80s or 90s
« Reply #30 on: Jun 17, 2013, 05:47:54 PM »
I dd (10 years and counting) a sased 88 22re 5speed but owned a 93 3.0 auto. If your planning on having a baby go for the 2nd gen. Both are really good platfoms to build a 2nd gen makes a much better dd but i love my 1st gen and deal with the fact it rides like crap and is kinda noisy inside. I don't have a kid yet but i know its gonna suck when i do for the baby seat years. The removable top rules!

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Re: what the best 4runner to build 80s or 90s
« Reply #31 on: Jun 17, 2013, 07:03:28 PM »
1st gen.  I like the round headlights.  Classic lines. :thumbs:
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Re: what the best 4runner to build 80s or 90s
« Reply #32 on: Jun 17, 2013, 09:30:34 PM »
1st gen.  I like the round headlights.  Classic lines. :thumbs:

what? first gen. 4runners have round headlights? thats news to me!
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Re: what the best 4runner to build 80s or 90s
« Reply #33 on: Jun 17, 2013, 09:39:00 PM »
Have you ever seen a TREKKER? :disturbed:
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Re: what the best 4runner to build 80s or 90s
« Reply #34 on: Jul 03, 2013, 04:00:18 PM »
I love my 2nd gen but it definantly is heavier. I like the first gen for removable top and light weight factor... Tough decision.. Even tho people selling first gen 4 runners think they have some classic collectors car and usually want crazy $$$$$$...

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Re: what the best 4runner to build 80s or 90s
« Reply #35 on: Jul 27, 2013, 02:13:14 PM »
Personal Preference.  For me I like the 4 doors on the 2nd gen, easier to get the kids in and out.

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Re: what the best 4runner to build 80s or 90s
« Reply #36 on: Jul 27, 2013, 02:33:22 PM »
1st gen for sure! 1985 4runner, 22RE, W56, STRAIGHT AXLE, removable top..... hell yes!
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Re: what the best 4runner to build 80s or 90s
« Reply #37 on: Jul 27, 2013, 03:48:04 PM »
agreed! 1985 22re straight axle, easy to build and I love my runner I will never get rid of it  :biggthumpup:
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Re: what the best 4runner to build 80s or 90s
« Reply #38 on: Oct 04, 2013, 10:59:39 AM »
You already said you bought a 2nd gen.  With me and deciding what to go with the real question is how bad am I going to wheel it, and how much work do I want to do.  If it is a strick rock crawler then the 85 is already solid axle.  But if it is just a mild build for a weekend warrior then a second gen is great for the family.  I have both and to make the 2nd gen a hard core crawler it takes some serious fabrication.  They both have their advantages and disadvantages. 
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