Hi, Welcome to the board and congratulations on the Trekker! It looks to be in great shape, and if it passed the california smog check, the engine must be decent in it. My suggestion to you is to buy the Haynes manual at the bare minimum for this.
the Haynes manual covers a lot of Toyota trucks, but it should get you going in the right direction.
I have the factory shop manual in PDF format. PM me your email address and I will send you a link to download it as it is 50mb
As for losing speed on the highway... Assuming your engine is stock really the only way around this is to 1) do an engine swap to something bigger then the 22r engine your truck currently has in it. 2) modify the 22r to produce more hp
Living in California I am not sure how feasible either one of those 2 options are for you in regards to the emission laws they have there.
The combination of weight, aerodynamics (lack of), low hp engine (112 hp if i remember right), larger then factory size tires, wind speed of the current day all contributes to the not being able to maintain highway speeds.
I hope this helps. Ask a lot of questions. Do a lot of reading. Get the manuals. Do more reading. Do a lot of tinkering with your truck. You will learn a lot! Everyone on this board will answer and help you make your Trekker better and better!
Post by kestlercarlos on Mar 7, 2012 11:02:58 GMT -8
Yes this helped soooooooooo much! I've been thinking and I also think that the engine is not strong enough so I want to swap it for like an EFI 22RE or something better. I really want the PDF but idk what PM is ?? I'm sorry I'm new to the forum. Thank you very much for your help!!!