Hook to his front frame crossmember,althgouh thinking about it he may not have access to it like some of us. I'm guessing he still has the stock plastic bumper's and what not. Older trucks are different in that there is less junk in the front of them body wise. BUT there should be at least some shakles/hooks on the front to hook to. Look for a loop down low near the front sub-frame of the IFS. Typicaly when these trucks (hell any car or truck, my old VW Fox had four hooks one at each corner like a Rally car) are shipped they have tie downs that hold the cars in place. Typicaly these are bolted to the frame. This is a Toyota...
As for parts that hang down low. I don't know if the 99's are like mine (I have an 89, 1st Gen...Little fifferentr truck ) but they shoudl have at the very least adaquate skids for running moderate trails. remember, a good spotter and driver could get a VW Bug into places most of us think we need 4wd to go. I would say just as a general rule of thumb if I were running a stockish truck (well height wise) I'd specificaly aviod any tall rocks that I didn't think I could stradle. Even then Most Toyotas have far more GC stock then their rivals right out of the box. I think he'll be fine. It all comes down to how scarred he is to get it dirty ya know Go slow and pay attention and he'll be fine. How intense are the trails you;re going to run anyways???
Anywho... You'll be better off with the Toyota and it's class 3 Hitch bringing up the rear because you can use it to tow your D2 back home... :hidewall:
Last edited by 4Rescue; 07-30-2009 at 11:42 PM.
David B King: EMT-I / WMI - Wilderness EMT, FF1
Neck Healing...let the FUN BEGIN AGAIN!!!!
-89 Toyota 4Runner dubbed "Project 4Rescue"
Stock 22RE, 5spd, 33x10.50 BFG At's, Marlin rear Bumper, OME Dakar / BJ Spacer lift + OME Shocks all around (and the SS),4.88's coming soon...
2002 Norco 4x4 Romic T2 Marzo 55 -Soon to be replaced by a Trans. Bottlerocket or maybe a Spec. SX trail....