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Old 01-22-2008, 12:08 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Jeep VS. Toyota

I would like to know which you guys think is better and give my the reason why you think that.

Personally, I have only wheeled a toyota, but i'm looking at a CJ5. I personally liked the toyota, but then again that's all i have used.

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Um, you're on a Jeep forum, so I bet this is gonna lean a bit that direction...

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Old 01-22-2008, 01:46 AM   #3
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I know, but I was wondering how many of you guys have ever wheeled a toyota and what did you guys prefer? I'm trying to figure out if i want to build up the yota for wheelin, or leave it stock and use it for a dd.
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:49 AM   #4
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Well what would you rather do? Use it for a DD or use it for wheelin?

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Old 01-22-2008, 06:22 AM   #5
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personally i would only drive a jeep, but thats just me, you could got o a yota forum adn they would say the same thing about yota's. In my book, jeeps look better, are stronger, more reliable and well theyre jeeps which makes the the best and oldest in the world!
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I like them both. Depends on what type of wheeling you want to do. The short wheelbase and narrow width of the wrangler will allow it to go places that a yota can't fit through. Yota's are built tough, parts are readily available and them suckas will run forever if you take care of them. The yota is gonna get better gas mileage as a DD than a wrangler will.

Now, I'm sure that helped a lot.
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OK, I'll chime in here with my two cents worth. I currently own both, and both are toys. The Toyota is my hardcore rockcrawler, and it was my only vehicle when I bought my TJ. My TJ was suppossed to be my DD so I could work on the Toyota when necessary. However, the Jeep bug bit when I ran out of things to do to the Toyota (it's sitting on 35's, dual cases, ARB's, all armor, etc). Now my "DD" sports a locker, winch, lift, etc. My new DD is a $1K beater that I couldn't pass up. Anyway, I use them both. I use the Toyota for the hard stuff that the wife won't go on, and the Jeep for mild to medium stuff. The wife likes the Jeep better and mild wheeling, so that is sorta why I have both. If I could only have one, and it was just for off road, I would go Toyota. If it was going to be a daily driver and weekend wheeler, I think I would go with a Jeep. Basically, both are good vehicles with tons of aftermarket parts. Your choice, really.
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what kind of toyota? FJ-40, fullsize Landcruiser, pickup?? Details. With time and money anything can be made to into what every you want. I have been seen all the above and other do fine on the trail. Cj-5 does great too. I would go with the one you would get the most enjoyment out of.
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They're both great vehicles.

For wheeling: "There's only one Jeep." --reason: rugged, tough, easy to work on, classic styling.
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i'm looking to get a '83 cj5. It's already built, but i have to rebuild the engine. But the guy i'm buying it from says that it will go anywhere you point it, but then again, so will my toyota. What I'm thinking now is that i'll just get some 32's for the toyota and take it wheelin with it's starts to look to clean. I prefer not have clean trucks, lol.
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what kinda yota?
and yes that jeep will go anyhwere u point it with its big engine with massive amounts of torque and if its been built i believe him 100%
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:39 PM   #12
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My toyota is a '92 x-cab, 3.0 V6, has the auto locking hubs(which is nice in the winter or when you in the middle of a puddle) the truck is totally stock and can keep up with the lifted chevy's and a few fords that i've gone with. My plans for this truck was to lift it 4 inches, cut the fenders and runs 35's, but now it's looking like i'll just run 32's, that way it's cheaper for me and i get to spend more money of the cj5.

The '83 cj5 has 6inches of lift and is running 38's, danna front and rear, I believe the original engine, has/had a CB radio.
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sounds like an awesome jeep, also i think the CJ will be a better plan b/c then you have a sane DD, that gets at least semi ok gas mileage and isnt impossible to take turns going 30mph,
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I had an '81 FJ40 Landcruiser. That thing was awesome off road.
Great hill climber, loads of fun, a little heavy, though.

I can't compare it to the '95 YJ we just bought. Haven't had that off road yet.
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DD the yota, wheel the jeep.
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I had a 84 toyota 4x for 14 years. I flogged it constantly, it was my daily driver. I put 240k mi on it before I sold it. It held up through it all. In its stock state it was way better than my jeep. I love the jeep and it will be a wheeler when its built correctly, all in time.
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:15 AM   #18
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I would only drive American cars....Jeep
Very well then. That's what makes America great; freedom of choice.



FYI, Ford F-150's are the most "American" vehicles made; based on assembly locations and parts manufactured locations. Toyota Tundra came in 4th overall for being "American Made" and Jeep......well, it didn't make the top 10.


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Old 02-06-2008, 01:55 AM   #19
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ok have driven both and while a toyota is going to ride a little better than a cj keep two things in mind. you can take the top and doors off of a jeep and ride. Also they are very torque happy vechiles. I perfer a little bit of pep off the line, depending on what toyota you get you may loose that (ie 22re motors are no torque monster.) In the end its up to you and what you want. the fact that your a member of a jeep forum already tells me your libal to have already made up your mid
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I had an '84 LandCruiser FJ60 that would go ANYWHERE it could fit. Awesome truck. When it got totaled I replaced it with an '88 4Runner. NOT EVEN CLOSE! The 4Runner was a dog. The IFS sucks- when playing around with the truck with BRAND NEW AT tires the thing could barely make it up a particular hill. When I got my '02 TJ I could do the same hill in 2WD with the stock GSA's- much nicer.
Don't get me wrong- I'll never be a Toyota truck basher- but the IFS just doesn't compare to the Toyota solid axle truck. I would jump all over one of those if I needed a truck.
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i like the early 1979 to 1985 toyotas. they had solid front axles and a gear drive t-case they used the geardrive t-cases up to 94 i think but the problem is that the later ones had ifs ( inferior front suspention ) and the early ones are very expensive people hold on to them and know what they go for. here i go now get a jeep they always had solid axles and swaping parts is easy becaus the following is so big anything is posible with a jeep
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i have some good news and some bad. First the bad, i got rid of the yota, the good, i'm getting the cj in a few days, and the motor wednesday. I'm hoping to be wheelin next weekend.
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Very well then. That's what makes America great; freedom of choice.



FYI, Ford F-150's are the most "American" vehicles made; based on assembly locations and parts manufactured locations. Toyota Tundra came in 4th overall for being "American Made" and Jeep......well, it didn't make the top 10.


I still love my Mexico made Jeep though.


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how american is amc?? i'll take that. i've wheeled with a toyota club before, met them on the trails, they did great. newer trucks, factory lockers and all.

who made the first 4wd???? that should answer it all

yota pick up wouldn't have the same experience, and wow factor of a cj. you made the right choice.
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In my experience Toyotas have been more durable.

Something better, tolerances are closer => more similar rigs (vs every jeep being different) => parts fitting how they are suppose to on every rig.
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well i too can say i have had both, my 99 toyota tacoma trd was pretty good off road, a little long but did good...GOOD. i couldn't go up half the hills or ledges or rocks my jeep wheelin friends could, and yeah there is great aftermarket support for both but the jeep is way, way easier to work on, swap anything out and get alot of the bolts and stuff from the hardwear store, also, they are simple utilitarian vehicles (jeeps) and they are as basic and simple as a vehicle gets, no who ha so .. i will always stick wtih a jeep. another thing to consider. there are alot of post 250,000 mile jeeps on the road today.
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ohh he said who ha what you gonna do bout it .

hp, lol, brb, ttyl, soa, fi, ifs,

what you got....ahhahhahahhahahahahahah
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man no one understands that except you me and crafty.
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man no one understands that except you me and crafty.
How did I get thrown into this one

I would recommend shooting a PM to Angler1979 he built a YJ and posted info on here during that build and he is currently building a Toyo pu to wheel in Alaska where he is currently stationed.
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I personally like jeeps better. they are tough as hell. they are one of the few vehicles that you can roll over six times flip em back on the wheels and drive em back down the trail. parts are very easy to get and they are ususlly pretty reasonably priced. also did you ever notice that most rock crawlers and mud buggies are usually jeeps, theres a reason for that. just get the jeep

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