One thing to note. On my white Turbo80. I do have an LRA Aux 24gallon tank. I've already dented it in pretty damn good. I don't like how low it sits in the spare tire spot for HARD wheeling. Medium trails is fine but I tagged it reallllly good only once when I took the hardest line. If I were to do it again or ever have time, I would plate that location.I’ve always wanted to move my gas tank under the body and behind the rear axle...
I turtle out on my gas tank. I’ve gotten it bent up just about right now I barley get hung up on it anymore though...
I still don't like that spot since it puts all the weight in the back and not distributed.
I'm going to stop myself and not go to far to the extreme ends where it reaches buggy territory. I think I'm settled to leave it 6", 39s, armored on factory power and drive train using marlin low range 3.11s and 5.29s. I can take it to that extreme but it will take a lot of work, time and money.
I'll play with it as is and will keep my eye open for another 1st gen 4Runner to build a dedicated crawler. I've had 2 in the past and they always have a sweet spot in my heart. Edit: That's only after my kids out grow wheeling with me.
I was reading your signature too Redgrrr. There's nothing special about 80 front locker motor. They are standard toyota 8" diff locker motors. You can find one off a 4runner, pickup, FJC, Taco, etc. if you're looking for a replacement.