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Formula Toyota
« on: Jan 09, 2006, 10:59:43 PM »
Is there anybody building or has built a formula toyota besides marlin?  Im thinking about doing one. so any comments or suggestions is welcomed :beerchug:
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #1 on: Jan 09, 2006, 11:01:50 PM »
Don't think. Do it.
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #2 on: Jan 09, 2006, 11:04:20 PM »
Theres all sorts of buildups over on Pirate 4x4. I dont have any time to look for them right now but if you go over there and search "Formula toy" it should come up with a few.
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #3 on: Jan 09, 2006, 11:22:08 PM »
Last I heard there were 30-something rigs either built or being built. That was last summer. I think we are like #27 or #35 or something :idiot: I forgot
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #4 on: Jan 10, 2006, 12:24:34 AM »
RE:Todd has a nice one very much like Marlin's you can find him on Tinbenders or Pirate
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #5 on: Jan 12, 2006, 12:38:37 AM »
yes do it and don't think i'm trying to talk you in to anything because I am...ha ha
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #6 on: Jan 13, 2006, 01:17:46 PM »
i was part of a build team that built a formula toy in one week. i could prob. help on some stuff.
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #7 on: Jan 13, 2006, 06:44:36 PM »
Ok, I hafta ask an odd question.  What is the object of a formula toy, rules/guidelines etc?  I've seen people talking about it on here, but haven't seen anybody post up any real info on the rules or anything.
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #8 on: Jan 13, 2006, 07:10:48 PM »

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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #9 on: Jan 13, 2006, 09:52:26 PM »
Aaahhh, I see, makes more sense now, though there was a guy selling 5.29s here recently cause he said he couldn't run them in formula toy, but in reading the rules I don't see any such restriction.
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #10 on: Jan 15, 2006, 09:44:15 PM »
Aaahhh, I see, makes more sense now, though there was a guy selling 5.29s here recently cause he said he couldn't run them in formula toy, but in reading the rules I don't see any such restriction.

I remember reading somewhere that use to only allow 4:11 gears,to help keep cost down or something
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #11 on: Jan 15, 2006, 09:53:37 PM »
That would make more sense.  He hasn't responded to my posts or a few pm about the gears since saying they were for sale anyway though, so no biggie.  I knew it was too good to be true.
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #12 on: Jan 16, 2006, 02:11:22 AM »
I remember reading somewhere that use to only allow 4:11 gears,to help keep cost down or something

according to http://www.pirate4x4.com/formula_toy/rules.html

Any Toyota 8" third member allowed (FJ80, V6 or 4cyl)
Any factory or aftermarket ring & pinion gear sets


so i dont see why 5.29s arent allowed, but they are weaker than the other gearsets... i wouldnt use them in a rock crawling rig thats going to get beat on.....
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #13 on: Jan 16, 2006, 06:17:12 AM »
according to http://www.pirate4x4.com/formula_toy/rules.html

Any Toyota 8" third member allowed (FJ80, V6 or 4cyl)
Any factory or aftermarket ring & pinion gear sets


so i dont see why 5.29s arent allowed, but they are weaker than the other gearsets... i wouldnt use them in a rock crawling rig thats going to get beat on.....

slow down jim and re read it,they use to (as in past tence) only allow 4:11 gears.
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #14 on: Jan 16, 2006, 01:33:53 PM »
so i dont see why 5.29s arent allowed, but they are weaker than the other gearsets... i wouldnt use them in a rock crawling rig thats going to get beat on.....

you really need to learn more before making statements like that.
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2007, 09:44:38 PM »
check out ghettowheeler on pirate he built form toy #27 on there and has a build up as his sig line.  He was one of the first ones with the automatic 

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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2007, 08:07:05 AM »
I can help. To date there are 76 Formula Toys and 16 Formula Fours.

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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2007, 08:07:58 AM »
The Marlin F-Toy has 5.29's, and this is the second season that our team has been running them 5.29 R&P's :)

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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2007, 08:32:23 PM »
i am i am stating to put it to gether in about a week it will be on full with and on 44 tsl   

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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2007, 10:22:49 PM »
"Never make your passion your occupation. it will loose it's luster and become work. that's why i never wanted to become a gynecologist!"

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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #20 on: Jun 23, 2007, 08:10:43 AM »


Going to need to make some room for those tires.

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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #21 on: Jun 26, 2007, 03:46:31 PM »
I just ordered my chassis from FROR!!!!

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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #22 on: Jan 09, 2009, 12:26:02 PM »
hey guys im doin a formula toy build for my senior project and i need some help on what the difference is gonna be from what i have and what i really shud do insted of a f toy. currently i have an 83 shortbed frame with cab and it was a previous super truck but our friend got married and moved away he stripped the truck and left me the frame, cab that has be rolled, one third member, axle houseings, it has the ranger and wagonier leafs, and the last thing he left was the rol bar on the back. im debating on weather i shud keep it as a truck and just make a truggy or build a formula toy. i only have until april 27th, and a 300$ spending limit. i have most all the parts i need to fix it back to the way it was but i wanna build something new. plzz help me
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #23 on: Jan 09, 2009, 12:40:30 PM »
300 bucks is gonna be the hard part
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #24 on: Jan 09, 2009, 02:47:20 PM »
You couldn't build a formula toyota for $300 even if you already had a running and driving truck.  There are too many little things that add up to a lot of $$$  Besides, the chassis alone is $1200 and up.

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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #25 on: Jan 14, 2009, 12:08:10 PM »
see thats the thing i alredy have a bunch of tubing and everything to build it i just have to put it together. its a complicated situation.
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #26 on: Jan 15, 2009, 06:05:48 PM »
If the cab isn't to messed up, I would build a truggy. With a short dead line I would think that would be quicker than building a complete tube car. With a full tube car you got tranny tunnels and pedal mounts and alot of crap like that to make and figure. With the cab thats already done. You could cut the roof off, back half it. Tube it up and make a four link rear with junk yard coils, shocks and make your own mounts with 11/4 .120 wall tubing and jeep shackle bushings. Maybe some johnny joints on the axle. Just think that would be a cheaper, quicker and easier route than a complete buggy.

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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #27 on: Jan 20, 2009, 07:34:16 PM »
yeah, what he said!!!

I'm building my FToy on a low budget, and it'll still run $8k, and I bartered for a LOT of parts.

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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #28 on: Jan 24, 2009, 04:17:25 PM »
Lots of time involved in the ftoy, and money.
And a prefabbed chassis is required to be an ftoy. If your going build your own chassis, then just build a truggy. Faster, cheaper, less fab work required.
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Re: Formula Toyota
« Reply #29 on: Feb 12, 2009, 12:46:27 PM »
yeah i took loosekannons advice it was way easyer to build a truggy. i have it stripped down to nothing now and im just starting to put every thing back on.
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