I havent owned a 4X4 yet but I have been around it somewhat(im not a idiot when it comes to cars and tucks) I want a truck a Chevrolet 83-87 (I really want a 85) Im not gonna be doing much hauling or towing. I just want input on what I whould be looking for engine trans diffs. or anyting else. Also what were the main differnence between 1/2, 3/4, & 1 ton's? And I need to learn how to read the vin's the 700R4 was the best trans correct? FUTURE PLANS 4in Sky Jackers lift 35 12.50 15 BFG AT's OR MT's MT Classic2's I have heard that MT's acutally last longer than AT's is this true? they dont look like they would.