In my experience, in equal condition and both manuals, the 22re will feel about as sluggish as a T100. The 22re is tough and reliable. You really can't go wrong with a late 80-s early 90's Toyota truck.
It is a long wait. We had a full summer of travel plans lined up and the wait didn't seem so long. Now that we are all sheltering in place, it seems like a long wait. You will definitely learn a lot through doing a swap!
I’ve been really satisfied with how smooth it is at the current ride height with the spacers. Our rough ride was coming from rotted tires this last go around. I kinda like the desert runner look, similar to how they came from the factory.
After taking the 4Runner down to Baja last winter, we parked it to travel around in our bus on the East coast. When we got back to her we realized we had some maintenance work to do and replaced all of the steering parts and decided to lift the front a bit more with the 4Crawler spacers and 5100...
Fellow okie here... where the bridge was out, although you got a good detour and saw a better road, the new bridge was just a little farther down the road from the old one. Maybe a mile. Loved the report, used to live in Tahlequah.
I understand how you got here, but our mileage has been really unsatisfactory. We have used our XBulls for 1 year of moderate use (5-10 leveling campsites and 3 light extractions) and they are showing serious wear. The knobs are nearly gone in places and I was not nearly as impressed with them...
We have steered away from the 270 simply because it’s for our bus and I am not sure how to even make that work. I will look into your suggestions though. If it were going on our Toyota it would be a 270.
We are looking for an 8 foot awning and screened awning room, preferably an ARB or similar quality.
Located in Oklahoma but full time on the road and will be in NM, AZ, CO, UT, and CA this winter and spring.