100 series owner thinking about buying an 80 series for bumping around. (1 Viewer)

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My daily driver '05 100 series is mostly stock and a real creampuff. Too nice to bump around off road. I'm looking for a weekend truck to do some wheeling and camping. Only want to spend around $5k and want to stay with an old Land Cruiser.

A 40 series in good shape is way outside my price range, so I'm considering an 80 series.

Working on old trucks is half the fun for me. I understand that a 20 yr old truck will need constant repairs, so I'm planning on that.

I have the following questions for the group:

- Am I crazy?
- What's the largest tire that will fit an 80 series with stock suspension?
- Will another stock Toyota wheel fit the 80 series hubs? (LC, Sequoia, 4Runner, Tundra, etc.)

Thanks,
 

slow95z

Always parting 80s
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why not a tacoma or 4runner? they are much cheaper to buy, build and repair. i love my 80, and i do bash it around a bit... but for something to trash i use my tacoma.
 
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We use our 100's as daily drivers.

I purchased a locked 93 with a cloth interior to take wheeling.

You should be able to run a 33 stock.

Plans: (As funds allow)

$lee 4" lift kit
Slee shortbus
37x12.50-16 Trx
5.29
Sliders
Front axle service
Rebuild engine/Head Gasket
Cheap loud stereo
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