One thing you can look into is what gear ratio (R&P) the truck came stock with. A lot people assume because it is a Toyota pickup it came with 4.10's and that is not always the case especially with the 79-83's.
My 79 came with 4.37's stock and a friends 80 came with 3.90's. The difference was quite noticeable between the two as the 4.37's were much better for the 31-32" tire size I was running at that point in time especially on the highway. You can remove a drive shaft on either axle and look at the color of paint on the pinion. Thats really the only way to know for sure :bike_rider:
Man this thread really makes me want to dust the cob webs off my 79 :coffeedrink:
So I know I started this thread to show my new to me 1982 Pickup, but if anyone else has any first gen Toyota 4x4 PICKUP'S (1979-1983)please share a photo and quick list of specs or any mods. Only Toyota Pickups though please, there's already other threads for latter year Toyota's.
I added a 4.7 gear set to my t-case and have used it for years. If I were to do it again though I would definitely spend a little extra and go for the dual transfer cases instead. The reason being more gears and having the stock low range is the best for driving off road in snow imo.