Tacoma vs. new Ranger

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by Taco Obsessor, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    The whole kicker is that the 390 made it's torque a full 2000 rpm lower than the Toyota, WHERE YOU NEED IT.
     
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  3. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Bogun, If you don't like the uncertainty of owning an older 4wd vehicle,the next time you are 500 miles from the nearest Toyota dealer and you wonder what you would do if your cam sensor went south and your 4 valves per cylinder just at #4 piston...or if your engine computer takes a chitt in the middle of nowhere. Electronic stuff either works..or leaves you stranded. There are damn few warnings with it.

    On the other hand, take a spare distributor cap, rotor, points and condensor along with a straight and phillips screwdriver and an open end wrench and you can take the water out of the carb filter, dry the distributor out or replace a defective set of points or condensor on the side of the road.
     
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  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I’m with ya man. I know where you’re coming from. I’ve spent more than my time under a hood working on them. I even went to school for two years for automotive technology. I am more than confident to turn a wrench on a older vehicle.
    My point is that I like the creature comforts and the fact that if it breaks they gotta fix it. And give me another vehicle to putter around in. As for me, right now in my life, I enjoy my very capable truck with all the extras.
    I plan on getting an old 4x4 to rebuild from the ground up. BUT not right now when I work 12 hour shifts in a supervisory role and have a young kid and grass to mow. That’s a dream that will be realized in the future.
    For me right now in my life, I need the ability for Toyota to pick it up and fix it. While I’m in a rental/loaner. Even if it’s 500 miles from the middle of nowhere.
     
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  5. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    If you don’t want to read the long explanation: I’m capable of doing the work (especially on older vehicles) but I’m not willing. Too busy at this point in my life.
     
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  6. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    The green one was my dd for many many years. Most of it was with a 91 mustang 5.0 with a 350cfm 2bbl Holley and a point distributor with the Mallory module in it. 3 on the tree, 2.75 gears, drove it about 400 miles per week and got 19mpg religiously... got 20 occasionally, 15 when I felt like airing it out a few times... I checked it every week because it never had a working fuel gauge the 15 years or so that I drove it.

    The blue one I only drove for a few months before giving it to Dad, I put lots of work into a 351M and swear I'll never go through that again but it worked really well. It'll run like a spotted ape (ever seen one? Quick ain't they?) and still got 15-16mpg on a couple road trips...

    I'm not sure what all the govt regulations have done for our trucks either...

    But I will say that you should look into the OV tune... made my truck make me smile... 20190102_120542.jpeg IMG_3715.jpeg
     
  7. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    My dad had a 7? F250. Had a 390, 3 speed auto and 4wd. I wish I could have restored it. It was his daily for about 4 or 5 years. Probably got 10mpg downhill. He'd always be dicking around with the points. This was before electronic replacements in like 1998-2001.

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  8. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Nice, Dad has a 73, about the same truck. Been growing stuff on it for a decade or so. Took all 4 limbs and some help to steer it...
     
  9. texasred

    texasred Well-Known Member

    Taco Tuesday
    Fritter Friday
     
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  10. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Throwstada Thursday
     
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  11. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Crawdad, I love the spotted ape. Excellent!!!

    I usually use 'runs like a raped ape' but in modern snowflake society, your quote will get me in less trouble.
     
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  12. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    People are kinda sensitive these days..
     
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  13. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    I hope that everyone doesn't take what I wrote in the wrong way. I was just showing a comparison between old tech 4wd and modern offerings. I'm (moderately) happy with my Tacoma. It's good and bad points I have mentioned elsewhere. I would not go back to GM, because they lied to me about frame rust, brake line rust and wheel bearing failure (I was the ONLY one it happend to), Ford is out of the picture, as they lie more than GM from past experience and Chrysler was never in the running, again, from past experience. Why buy a Mopar product to ride in when you'll spend most of your time walking and arguing over loopholes in their 'bumper to bumper' warranty.
     
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  14. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    I think that most wipe from back to front. That causes sensitivity....I hear.
     
  15. texasred

    texasred Well-Known Member

    I think most people don’t wipe. Permanent butthurt.
     
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  16. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Well, THAT certainly explains the smell and trail of flies behind some people.
     
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  17. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    .......and the funny walk!
     
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  18. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Nah thats prolly from those stupid skinny jean things they still cant keep above their ass.
     
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  19. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    LOL......actually offered to buy a kid some suspenders once.....he just looked at me funny. Haaaa!
     
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  20. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    prolly didnt know wtf they were, try a belt next time.


    wait, half the time those idiots are wearing one.
     
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  21. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Doubt if those safe-space-baggy-britches-wearing snowflakes know what a belt is either! They might have one on but they probly think it's a fashion-statement and not for function.
     
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