1987 Toyota 4x4 Pickup Lifted with Open Differential In Front - Readers RidesPosted in Features on July 1, 2005
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Fun Follows FunctionThe vitalsOwned by Joel and Rosemarie Miller of Kelseyville, California'87 Toyota 4x4 pickup22R engineFive-speed transmissionStock axle gearsSolid-axle swapped in to replace the IFS torsion bars and control armsRancho 6-inch lift springsAll-Pro Off-Road shock hoopsDetroit Locker in the rearOpen differential in frontSmittybuilt bumpers and roll barCustom rock sliders33X12.50 Big O Mud-Terrain tiresAmerican Racing Star wheels
We like this:The Millers are members of the Mendocino 4x4 Club. Not only does the club 'wheel frequently, but its members organize "clean-up" runs several times a year to help their local BLM keep the trails clean.
Monster Meats Done RightThe vitals:Owned by Sam Ismail of New Jersey'02 Ford F-250 Super Duty40-inch Interco Truxus tires6-inch suspension lift5.4L Triton V-8True dual exhaust14 KC lightsBushwacker "cut-out" fender flaresNo body lift
The Plans:Supercharger5.36 axle gearsTranny rebuild from Level 10 Transmissions
Way to go:Sam has proven in living sheetmetal that going big with rubber doesn't always mean going big with lift. While we are unabashed fans of big-mouthed fiberglass fenders and bedsides, Bushwacker's cut-out fender flares are another great way to go when searching for low-lift tire clearance. Despite the pavement in the photos, we're confident this truck works great in the dirt.