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I just helped a mate replace his front rotors on one the same, it has a bit of rott in the RHS sill. Not sure why (whether previous repair, or blocked drain) but worth checking the steel there just in case it's a common problem. 

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2 hours ago, kdotlowe said:

They're so rad. Been looking at purchasing one too but man the prices have skyrocketed recently.

Yeah spendy wee rigs eh. I test drove a 13BT one which was heaps quicker but a bit rougher and also a lot more expensive. This one was incredibly slow, literally like driving a small truck instead of a car but felt like it had heaps of torque. I don't see it struggling to get me anywhere I want to go as far as access to hunting blocks, maybe just a bit of a pain speed wise.

I didn't check behind the steering box but I might go back for another look, chassis and underbody looked good, bash plates and things hadn't been smashed like the last one I looked at. Sills had some surface rust but no dents, miles tidier than the last one. Quite keen but just a touch worried about how slow it is. 

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55 minutes ago, 00quattro00 said:

You could turbo the 3b

How hard would that be? Worth turbocharging the 3B or better off just swapping the engine? I've never played with this sort of thing before. I'm really not looking for a project, just something that I can drive, maintain and enjoy but it'd be nice to have the option there if it does become too punishing. 

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swapping to a different Toyota diesel would probably be better than turboing the 3b. but in either case it would be a project if you have not done that exact swap before, or have someone on hand who has. better just taking a chill pill and leaving well alone although chilling out and driving sedately is usually a difficult thing for card carrying gun swinging fleece wearing hunter types around here

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I'm sure that plenty of swaps have been done before but the levels of cbf are high. Been trying to cut complications out of my life recently so the less projects to worry about the better at this stage*. I drive like a nana 99% of the time these days so will just roll as is I think. May be slow but haven't found too much that seems to go wrong with them.

 

*Googles 1HD swap

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9 hours ago, chasinthemirage said:

 

I have a bj71 with a 13bt. the one you are looking at rust out around the windscreen frame, I paid $4500 for mine in fairly good condition 8 months or so ago. mine has been addictive to spend money on though and parts are not cheap. if you do buy one go nuts on the fish oil etc inside the body, the handling is terrible if raised, and the brakes are shithouse at best.

so yeah buy it.

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Yeah the brakes did suck, it was a lot more truck like than my brothers Surf or dads Hilux. So cool though. 

@Mof I thought the asking price was fairly reasonable but maybe not? Toyota's in general seem fairly spendy, there's a tidy  LN106 for 9.5k that's been recently recomplied  but I like the idea of having a wagon for secure storage etc.

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2nd gens look so yuck though haha. I'd imagine they'd be IFS too? I quite like the KZN130 my brother has but I want fixed beam. I really want a Land Rover but I know that's a shit idea so I'll buy a Toyota haha.

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Why on 4 pot disk brakes would the outer 1" of the disk look like the pad is not touching it? pistons move freely friction part is flat but has a small step 

 

Contaminated pad?

 

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So much pine for an early Landy, dad froffs them too which doesn't help.

I've looked at Safaris too but the rust puts me off a bit. They seem to be a bit worse than the Toyota's? Although realistically any Toyota I purchase will have some rust somewhere.

No real reason for wanting fixed beam honestly, it seems a bit simpler and sturdier but I know that realistically IFS will perform just as well if not better than fixed beam (for what I want to do anyway) and also offer better handling and comfort.

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They do drive on the road much better, if you're not planning serious club type offroading a beam isn't necessary. 

Plus newer vehicle, less rust

8 hours ago, chasinthemirage said:

cut complications

We had a few gen 2s in the club and they did just fine

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My brother had a manual 3.1 bighorn, went pretty good after a new exhaust, boost and fuel increase, had a set of 32" tyres on it and it went well off road. Quick look on trade me and theres a couple on there for around $3k

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9 hours ago, Mof said:

They do drive on the road much better, if you're not planning serious club type offroading a beam isn't necessary. 

Plus newer vehicle, less rust

We had a few gen 2s in the club and they did just fine

The majority of what I'll be doing is likely to just be muddy tracks and river crossings etc but I am quite keen to get into some more technical driving at some point. I've googled a few clubs but I don't really know who's who when it comes to clubs.

I must admit that there's also a fair amount of manufacturer bias here, I really like Toyotas and to some extent Nissans so they are all that I've seriously considered. Interesting re the Bighorn, I've always disliked them for some reason. Might have to broaden my search a little!

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