I need opinions fast! help help guys haha 02 fx4 trade for 88 stx AND Sami
ok so recently i was lucky enough to have my AWESOME 02 fx4 have the timing chain rattle. took it in to my buddys shop and they tore it down to expose that pretty much all 4 (yes all 4 front and back) tensioner guides were gone, shredded to bits and that my chain was just slapping around on the dowel that holds the tension to the chain. the broken bits got sucked down into my oil pan and from the looks of it are stuck up against the oil pump screen messing up my oil pressure. right now the engine is out for them to do both timing assemblies, and take apart the bottom end to check to see if there is any heat wear on the bearings or anything.
BUT, here's the kicker.
the shop owners son offered me a pretty much straight trade or maybe something like 500 bucks on my part for his 88 high ride Ranger STX with 160000 on it AND his Suzuki Sami with a rebuilt motor, motor mounts, and tranny mounts with only 1500 miles on the new motor. should i do it? i've always wanted two cars, one as a daily (ranger) and one to just beat the hell out of and have fun with (sami) and i have that opportunity now. is there anything i should be wary of for those two vehicles? if so what? i need your guys' help on this...
2002 Fx4 Off-Road Twin Sticks4.0 5 speed SOHC 31 spline 8.8 with Torsen Rear and 4.10 gears [I]Mods: Flowmaster Super 44 Catback dumped, Cone filter intake with MAF adapter, 10% tint, custom tewb bumper, expo springs and beltech shackles, lift block ditch, 33x10.50r15 BFG AT's on 15x8 Progressive Wheels