CAR So i want a fast compact truck, s-10 or tacoma?

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VicenteFox

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i've been thinkin of looking into a use truck to mod to hell, my gut instinct would say tacoma but for some reason i see many more modded s-10s around and the only modded tacomas are lifted mud runners instead of street machines. what would be a good start?
Tacoma +
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inline4

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whats that?


eh... my family has a base tacoma at its a truck... i've driven an s10 once... but it was lowered and had stuff done to it...


i see the same tacoma as mine at the mall sometimes... lowered with tip and rims... not bad looking
 

inline4

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Originally posted by VicenteFox


:uh: a supercharger, it is a form of forced induction.


i figured that... the only tacoma i've driven is ours... its a 4x2 and auto... what would you be getting? base, dohc or prerunner?


wonder if the supercharger would do any good on my tacoma... my accord is more responsive and seems to have more torque than the truck... but then again... the truck is made for hauling shit....
 
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VicenteFox

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Sep 15, 2001
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not sure what to get, probly a Xcab, ummm i don't really need 4x4 but it wouldn't hurt to have, a 5 speed tranny, and something big and torqy, not sure if the v6 or the I4 engine is best to mod.
 

flynfrog

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Jul 16, 2001
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depending on how much you watn to spend id go with an S10 and swap in a vette or f body motor parts are realy cheap for S10s the main cost woudl be the motor assuming you are doing the labor
 
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VicenteFox

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the old LT1 swap eh? blah too much money, i am thinking of spending under 10k. perhaps 7k on the truck and maybe 1k on mods.
 

Wolvrin704

I remember on the older pre-Tacoma trucks you used to be able to swap a GM 350 in them with a certain kit. I used to have a 93 ext. cab 4x4 and a buddy of mine told me who was a knowledgable Toyota guy. Not sure about it though. But if you don't want to do an engine swap this is the way I see it.

You want a street machine right? Then forget 4x4 get a 4x2. The S-10 would be easiest to do because there are probably more products for it. But if you want something not alot of people have get the Tacoma. I would suggest a Prerunner simply because they look cool and have the 4x4 height clearance. Get the V-6, more HP to start with. Then depending on what upgrades you want buy what you need. If you only are spending 1K on mods you can forget a superchrger, they will run anywhere from 2-4K.
 

flynfrog

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Originally posted by VicenteFox
the old LT1 swap eh? blah too much money, i am thinking of spending under 10k. perhaps 7k on the truck and maybe 1k on mods.
you can get an older body style S10 for around3000 with a good body then get the lt1 for 2000 or so maybe less if you knwo hwere to look then the rest if little parts here and there
 

flynfrog

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Originally posted by SycoPhant
Coincidentally, I know of a 89 S-10, 2wd, 4.3 56k on it, new paint, new plugs, wires, just tuned. $2500. :)
i knwo a 92 s10 blazer 4x4 104k on it make an offer body is no longer perfect
 

SycoPhant

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HOLY SHIT IS THAT WHERE I AM?!?! I KNEW I SHOULDA TAKEN THAT LEFT TURN AT ALBEQUERQE!! :)
Actually, the small US map in the upper left of the PA map covers where I live :)
 

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Get the S-10!! Thats my vote. There are way more performance parts for the 4.3 Vortecs (if thats what youre going to get). The S-Series trucks have much potential for high performance, and very easy to customize for show.
 

SycoPhant

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There's also something to be said for the Ranger (4.0). In the process of looking for stuff for my Explorer, I've found that there is a good amount of aftermarket to it, I've found sites with parts to replace everything from the heads to the cam.
 

spoon-ex

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personally i would get an s-10 with the v6 and work on it, drop is down like 4 inches maybe, nice set of rims, paint it, nice little system, do the interior up
 

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Red Rocket
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if you want to leave it relatilely stock go with the 'yota with the blower


but if you want to mod it heavily (witch you said you did) go with the s-10...I got 320 hp + 360 lb/ft out of my 4.3L





my $.02
 

flynfrog

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Jul 16, 2001
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i wish i had pics my unlce built a s10 extened cab with a 454 :eek: they ahd to move the fire wall ack so you sat in teh extened cab part of the truck teh bed was tubbed out wiht slicks he sold it before it ever ran though well i guess he did drive it down teh street a few times
 
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