Picked this up late last week as you see it here. No rust (even after spending a few winters in MN) attributed to the foresight of a PO that Rhino-lined about 6" around the bottom of the body and most of the under side (someone put some lovin into this rig). Everything works except the dome light and Hella's.
Smelled gas and, thanks to YotaTech, was able to diagnose the source as the fuel pulsation damper, so I will be popping off the intake manifold and probably sending out the injectors for cleaning and replacing a few gaskets while I am in there. Glad it didn't burn down before I found this.
33x12.50 Remington Mud Brutes came with it along with a 4" body lift. Wondering two things:
1) Did someone change the rear-end gearing on this truck? It seems to drive really well with the 3.0; maybe a touch under powered, but this is the biggest little truck I have ever had so I guess I'm not sure what to expect.
2) Anyone want to trade a 0-2" lift & 30/31/32" tires for a 4" lift & mud brutes? FREE (as long as you come and do the work ;O). This is going to be a DD during the winter months and 95% of my driving will be on-road with 2wd and I'd rather get better mpg.
Looking forward to many years with this truck and to getting further acquainted with the Tech section. Only plans for this truck are to get everything working, find all the little missing bits at a junk yard, and try to find some spots to see what it can do off-road... or just hope that MN gets some snow this winter.