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lovin this stupid little truck...

Posted By: TheGoat

lovin this stupid little truck... - 06/21/12 01:50 PM

still have yet to get the new tires balanced, but finally able to drive it around my town now!! been about 8 months in the making with a total investment of about $3000.. bought it for 1200, put a bucket of money into it..

drivers window reg.
passenger R window reg
fan clutch
radiator
rear main seal (2x)
wheel bearings
oil filter mount o-ring
tires
3 inch lift
roof basket

way too much other random little crap...

but was it worth it? yeah!!! this thing is great. can't wait to get it on the hiway and take it to work..

and actually get it dirty..

when i bought it:

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0909111825a by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

what it is now:

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DSC00265 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

just randomly posting.. meh. bored..
Posted By: 4x4troy

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... - 06/22/12 03:08 AM

nice.... i am loving mine also and got it for $1200...lol.
Posted By: promodmerc

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... - 06/22/12 03:22 PM

I'm hating mine at the moment. Once I get the damn vibration problem fixed I might like it again.
Posted By: TheGoat

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... - 06/22/12 04:04 PM

haha. i hear you. that vibration is pretty bad for you, man. i really need to get the tires balanced so i can take it above 55..
Posted By: promodmerc

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... - 06/30/12 11:41 PM

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haha. i hear you. that vibration is pretty bad for you, man. i really need to get the tires balanced so i can take it above 55..


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The axle shafts were pitted on both sides where the needle bearing in the steering knuckle rides. I still have a vibration from 25-35 but it is better. On top of this my CEL came on today. I hade the code read and now the knock sensor is bad. From what I've read it's [censored] to access <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: 4x4troy

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... - 07/01/12 02:26 AM

still lovin mine too...so much so that i just bought another one.
Posted By: 2002_Sporty

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... - 07/03/12 12:34 PM

Lovin mine also.
Getting 230 Miles to the tank now that it's summer.
Been pullin the pop-up camper all summer, no problems.
Did some light 4x4ing and some river crossings.
Lots of camping and fishing in the Sporty too.
Still need to get some fender flairs on. Broke both side mirrors with flying rocks from the rear tires. Cruse control no longer works??? Oh well. Shes still great.
Posted By: promodmerc

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... - 07/06/12 07:57 AM

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haha. i hear you. that vibration is pretty bad for you, man. i really need to get the tires balanced so i can take it above 55..


Still hating mine <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

The axle shafts were pitted on both sides where the needle bearing in the steering knuckle rides. I still have a vibration from 25-35 but it is better. On top of this my CEL came on today. I hade the code read and now the knock sensor is bad. From what I've read it's [censored] to access <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />


I'm happy to say I'm liking mine again today. I got the knock sensor replaced and it wasn't as bad as some lead you to believe. I still have a slight vibration but I'm pretty sure it's the feathered edge of the tires caused by needing an alignment. Can't fault the girl for that.
Posted By: promodmerc

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... - 07/11/12 03:49 AM

I finally figured out my vibration problem. It's the rear u-joints.
Posted By: bingocouple

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... - 08/24/12 04:55 PM

I am taking mine elk hunting this weekend, Hopefully I will get one, I plan on putting the elk in the back. Maybe I will get some pics.
Posted By: logansportage

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... - 09/07/12 04:26 AM

Good luck. I hope you get one. I tagged an elk calf a couple of years a go on the last day of the season and I just folded the rear seat up and spread out a tarp to keep it from bleeding all over. Drove it home and pulled the tarp and everything out all at once. It was great!

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