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Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by CRUIZIN-FL, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. CRUIZIN-FL

    CRUIZIN-FL

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    I am going to look at a 1991 80 series today and I need to know what to look for. The rig has 175,000 mile on it. Is it worth it for me to by a compression tester and check the engine? The cruiser is supposed to have a 5" lift and 35" tires under it. I saw it for sale on autotrader.com and I thought I would go look at it. I just need to know what stuff I should be looking for on this rig. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    make sure it is properly geared or you could out walk it on the highway :D
     
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    :mad: If it is the one on autotrader.com in Orlando, don't bother. It looks really half-a$$ done. I haven't looked at it personally (I already have a 91), but I would avoid it. I get the impression that he was going for the "bling" instead of quality. If that's what you are looking for, then go for it, but I think you would be better off getting the "mall" version and doing it yourself. Welcome to the board and where are you at?
     
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    I'd be really cautious buying an 80 with a lift, especially one that big. Apart from possible issues with how well it was done, that truck has presumably been offroad a fair bit and will have its fair share of unexplained rattles, issues and quirks to show for it. Get a mall cruiser, lift it yourself with OME, then you can do your own trail damage.
     
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