We could very well spend hours perusing the classifieds on Pirate4x4.com. Side-by-sides, Jeeps, K5 Blazers and more are always getting posted up and attracting feverish forum members to spill forth not just their praise, but their bank savings as well.
Just recently, a user named hitman_1b took a look at his heavily modified ’98 Tacoma and decided it was high time to turn it into cash. He made a post on March 14 advertising the vehicle, which currently resides in central Pennsylvania and is, as of this writing, still up for grabs.
“I got this in a trade deal a few months back,” explains hitman_1b. “Wheels nice, but I have other things going on and would like to see it go to someone who will use it. I’ve changed some things since I got it, but very little.” What follows is a litany of mods that would have any rock crawling enthusiast drooling in envy.
Suspension is comprised of a double-triangulated four-link rear with FOX coilovers and an Antirock sway bar, as well as a three-link front with FOX coilovers, PAC springs, and limiting straps. Power comes down the stock 3.4-liter Toyota V6 to an Atlas four-speed transfer case, and then out to a front high-pinion KP axle with 5.38:1 gears and a Detroit Locker and a rear Dana 60 with 5.38:1 gears.
Other defining features include the 15-gallon fuel cell, 42-inch Irok tires, Corbeau seats, and a WARN 9,000-pound winch using Amsteel synthetic line. Oh yeah, and we can’t forget the exocage. Taken all at once, this rig is a far cry from its Toyota origins, but one that we’d gladly take to Moab any day of the week–if only it weren’t so far away.
The asking price for this killer 4×4 is $15,500 or best offer. Other members are clamoring to get it for themselves; what about you?