No, I'm not going to supercharge my '99. It's got 150k on it now and while that's only middle-aged in Toyota-time, I need to move on, for a number of other reasons. The 3rd gen is a great off-roader but the design is almost 20 years old now (design dates back to '96) and it's really showing its age.
Not only that, the 3rd gen is rather noisy for highway travel. When I travel by myself that's not an issue since I can just crank up the stereo but when the wife's with me that's not really an option.
I'm really looking for something that is overall more comfortable and capable of pulling the teardrop and also now that we have a jeep (wife's '95 YJ) I don't feel like I need a hardcore off-roader.
The interesting thing I noticed when shopping is that a sometimes the V8s are less expensive than the V6's. Not sure why this is, maybe the people selling the V8s are trying to unload them quickly because they want something with better MPG (though most of the ones I see for sale are from dealers, not private individuals.)
Anyway, thanks for the input. I think what I may do is revise my search criteria a bit - the V8 won't neccessarily be crossed off my list but neither will the V6. I'll try them both and see what works best.
Of course, I have to sell my '99 first, so this weekend I'll be de-stickering and cleaning up my '99 so I can start listing it for sale.
(and if there's anyone out there in the Denver area who's interested in a clean '99 with a tube bumper, rear locker and near-new tires, PM me. )