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Old 01-07-2013, 03:50 PM   #21
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I live in Southern California too, does that mean one can't drive out of the city and have some recreation with the truck? You live just an hour or two from great areas for 4WD and the desert...

As for tires that work in mud... and are all terrain, not noisy mud tires, and are cheap: Hankook Dynapro ATM.

Also, when you get stuck again in 2WD, deflate your tires! Seriously will make a difference... also adding weight over the drive axle to add to the traction. Press the VSC button quickly for AUTO LSD, or better is the locker.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:50 PM   #22
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do us a favor? only go off-road in park areas marked for off-road vehicles? other folks might want to enjoy the meadow.

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If you really wanna see what your truck can do, head out with us a few times to our local wheelin' spots. A few members of our OC Tacos group are Prerunners, some of them TRD Sports w/o the locking diff, and I'm VERY impressed that none of them have ever gotten stuck or left behind.

Check out the SoCal section for more info on meetups and wheelin' trips. We tend to stay away from regional parks
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I've been to Craig Park many times although not recently. Is that the over flow unpaved parking on the very end of the park?
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If you really wanna see what your truck can do, head out with us a few times to our local wheelin' spots. A few members of our OC Tacos group are Prerunners, some of them TRD Sports w/o the locking diff, and I'm VERY impressed that none of them have ever gotten stuck or left behind.

Check out the SoCal section for more info on meetups and wheelin' trips. We tend to stay away from regional parks
I'm gonna guess that means you guys are noobie friendly? I've driven on dusty roads but that's probably the extent of my fun times out.
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See thread on mall crawling.
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It was a open area with half dead grass and mud with tracks already all over it.. its a path for utility vehicles. What do you think trails were before people started off roading through them?





Yeah, I'm starting to notice that. I was just curious what peoples input was on my predicament. Haha.
Looked from the pic like a nice meadow with green grass. So why were you trying to cut a new path across it? Got legs? If you want to explore, get your ass out of your truck.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:41 PM   #31
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Lmao. Look at all these people flaming. it was not a " meadow " its a path the go's toward a drainage ditch and an abandoned building in the back where you cant go.. And i didn't get stuck... Just when i relized I couldnt make it i backed out. haha.. Relax guys.
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If you really wanna see what your truck can do, head out with us a few times to our local wheelin' spots. A few members of our OC Tacos group are Prerunners, some of them TRD Sports w/o the locking diff, and I'm VERY impressed that none of them have ever gotten stuck or left behind.

Check out the SoCal section for more info on meetups and wheelin' trips. We tend to stay away from regional parks
Yeah i will definentaly have to join you guys.
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First truck I ever owned. Owned it for a few months.. I saw some mud.. Looked interesting.. Lol
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I've been to Craig Park many times although not recently. Is that the over flow unpaved parking on the very end of the park?
Yes it is. Its just all muddy and hasn't been used in... years...
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:18 PM   #35
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Lmao. Look at all these people flaming. it was not a " meadow " its a path the go's toward a drainage ditch and an abandoned building in the back where you cant go.. And i didn't get stuck... Just when i relized I couldnt make it i backed out. haha.. Relax guys.
Not slamming you but I think the forum's general sensitivity is the bad rap that offroaders get and the dwindling areas that we can legally 4 wheel. I'm not familiar with the area you're in but tearing up green grass in a park is bad press for the offroad community. It can be used in arguments to close or limit access to offroad areas. "Tread Lightly" is the mantra, right?

That being said, I know exactly how tempting fresh mud can be......
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Not slamming you but I think the forum's general sensitivity is the bad rap that offroaders get and the dwindling areas that we can legally 4 wheel. I'm not familiar with the area you're in but tearing up green grass in a park is bad press for the offroad community. It can be used in arguments to close or limit access to offroad areas. "Tread Lightly" is the mantra, right?

That being said, I know exactly how tempting fresh mud can be......
Well like i said. I've owned my truck a few months. DIdn't know there were designated off roading zones... I've always owned cars. and my motorcycle. But, now i know that.
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looks like a fucking road to me...
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looks like a fucking road to me...
Yeah, Cuz it is a road. Lol. it's actually and off road parking lot. It just hasn't been used in a while. Theres a paved ditch right next to it.
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I guess i could have mentioned that the first picture was how it looked before I attempted to go up it..
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Yeah, I won't be going off roading much. But, When I do. I would like to actually be able to... I may trade this back in and get a 4x4. Doubt it.. But it's possible.. Although I did notice better traction when i hit the rear locker on. Should i have been in a different gear? I was just in Drive..
Do it, you won't be sorry. I live up north so forgive me if I sound ignorant, I've just never saw the purpose in a 2wd pickup truck, even if I lived down south where they never get snow, I'd still have a 4x4 truck. The gas mileage between a prerunner and 4x4 is not phenomenal enough to matter anyway. Be warned though, with a 4x4, you will be largely tempted to mod the shit out of it, especially hanging around here.
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