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Old 09-04-2009, 11:26 AM   #1
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Another one bites the dust

Hydroplaned last weekend - I was holding out $$$ to get a set of BFGs and let my treadwear get a little low. Hit a downpour and almost immediately the back end came up a little and I think I did 2 full 360s into a median fence..... had no prayer of recovering.
I had just done 5100s all the way around and an AAL, about a month ago, too

And NO! You can't have my devil horns if they total it !!



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Old 09-04-2009, 11:27 AM   #3
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ouch, hope your ok.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:32 AM   #5
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A friend of mind told me that he had a 4-runner that he thought was bad in the snow. I am coming from a full size Chevy and it never budged in the rain or snow. Are these Tacoma's 'iffy' in poor weather? I know the factory tires aren't great (at least they are rated pretty poor).
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:39 AM   #6
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I have a Tacoma and a 4Runner.....they both do great in the snow.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:40 AM   #7
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Thanks for asking, I didn't get a scratch. No airbag deployment, so all is good there. This particular 'median fence' thing had these thick wires that got all up in the rear axle, I just don't know if they will total it try and fix it- check out the freaking hole it put in the passenger bottom there

Good news is, if I do have to replace it- I've already got one lined up:

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Old 09-04-2009, 11:42 AM   #8
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Dude, that sucks. I'm glad you're ok. It sounds like it could have been a lot worse.

+1 on the replacement!
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:45 AM   #9
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I hate the stock tires that came on the sport, mostly because of it's lack of rain driveablity. Hope it turns out Okay for you.
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Quote:
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I have a Tacoma and a 4Runner.....they both do great in the snow.
Ok. I figured they should be good. They are little lighter (like 800 lbs) then my full size pickup so I could imagine a little more hydroplaning. But, the tires are also a little narrower and they have a lot better road feel (the GMC was more like steering a boat). I plan to loft the stock tires as soon as possible, but I figure they will probably be passable while they are band new. Thanks.
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spearhead, I hope you get your truck fixed "good as new'. The damage doesn't look that bad, but it doesn't take that much to total a vehicle these days. Looks like a nice truck.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:12 PM   #12
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looks like your having a bad week topped off by an FSU loss to miami. nah JP, thank god youre ok could have been much worse! best of luck with the insurance comp.
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