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How do/would you treat your brand new truck?

View Poll Results: HOw would you treat your brand new truck regarding off-roading
Baby it always 321 21.44%
Baby it for a break-in period, then show it the ropes 810 54.11%
Go directly from the dealership to the trails and never look back 366 24.45%
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:20 AM   #21
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I babied the truck until I went long travel up front then I thought I was unstoppable. Muhahahaha!
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:22 AM   #22
That's some tight butthole
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Mines 11 years old but when I started driving it last year I took it real easy with my driving habits and made sure not to scratch it up. Since then my driving habits have changed a lot and she doesn't see a day where I don't push her hard. She's a lot more scratched up than she used to be but she's also turning into a work truck and the plan is to get a line-x job in a year or two
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:48 AM   #23
I got tiger blood.. WINNING
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my tacoma filed domestic abuse charges against me.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:08 AM   #24
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I have custom scratches that I had installed by my local 4x4 trail. They look real nice and add character to the truck. These are complimented nicely by a few dents on the rear bumper, bedsides, and roof.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:20 AM   #25
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I babied the truck until I went long travel up front then I thought I was unstoppable. Muhahahaha!
Beaverton is cool!
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:46 AM   #26
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i have about 2,500 miles on my truck and it looks horrible! Bad day on the trails and has a lot of bad scratches pretty much everywhere. Yesterday I put a hammer on my bumper and forgot about it and opened the tail gate.... took all the paint off in a nice 1 inch line. I have more scratches on it in my 3 months of owning it then my last car that was 8 years old. Makes me sick!!!
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:55 AM   #27
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:34 PM   #28
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bought my 2010 new...200 miles later i was stuck in the middle of a mud pit...lol option 3
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:45 PM   #29
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When I bought my '06 new, I had it stuck in the mud and ice within the first 5 days while chasing down some quail. No lift, stock crap tires, but I didn't care. Still have the scratches on the paint from our gloves trying to push on it while getting it unstuck. Never looked back since.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:51 PM   #30
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Pretty easy break in. Made sure I didn't keep at one constant speed, brake hard, or haul/tow heavy load for first 500.

After that been sure to hit high speeds, use the 4x4 in different ranges. I still tend to drive a bit soft (part it is me and part the 2.7L performs well that way; it's not my wife's turbo VW and not expected to be fast off the line)

MPG started to improve around 10,000 miles. I am not sure if motor is broken in now or switch from winter to summer gas, I guess a combo.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:23 PM   #31
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Enjoyed it until the warranty was up, then it was game on. Thanks to the mileage restriction that took about 10 months.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:58 PM   #32
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Beaverton is cool!

HAHAHAHA.


Right

And for this thread mine has been on trails, loaded all the way up constantly and then blew up a deer. All before 10k on the odo.
It's my work truck and therefore is treated like one. I don't abuse it, but I expect it to do what I need it to do. Killing deer is just a bonus.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:44 PM   #33
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Beaverton is wet too!
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:00 PM   #34
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I don't have one yet, but I will be buying a brand new Tacoma 4x4 before years' end (either a new 2012 or a left over new 2011 after the 2012s come out). I voted baby it because that's what I know I'd do... unless I needed it. Then all bets are off... IOW, I would not go out looking for ways to prove it could wheel... but if I found myself in a situation that required that I get aggressive then so be it.

But generally I try not to beat on my stuff.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:58 PM   #35
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I took mine straight to the trail bud
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:22 PM   #37
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I put some nice scratches down the right side the first month on a overgrown trail. It's just a truck in my eyes, Ill rebuild whatever breaks. Paint...eehh. I never try and beat my truck up, thats the last thing I want to do. But I push it where I need to go.
i had just passed 2k miles when i put the first scratches from overgrown trails on it. i was sweet as pie to that truck before then.. i still take care of it.. but its a truck.. im gonna play and use it for what it was intended.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:28 PM   #38
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:28 PM   #39
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I just hit 10,000 Miles

My front axle seals are leaking
Big dent Access cab rear door
Dent on the passenger side bed
Scratches everywhere
Mud/Water inside
Tore off my skids a couple times, had to bend them back together. (Need new ones)

I chose #3
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Second weekend after buying it.
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I took mine straight to the trail bud
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I don't have one yet, but I will be buying a brand new Tacoma 4x4 before years' end (either a new 2012 or a left over new 2011 after the 2012s come out). I voted baby it because that's what I know I'd do... unless I needed it. Then all bets are off... IOW, I would not go out looking for ways to prove it could wheel... but if I found myself in a situation that required that I get aggressive then so be it.

But generally I try not to beat on my stuff.
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i had just passed 2k miles when i put the first scratches from overgrown trails on it. i was sweet as pie to that truck before then.. i still take care of it.. but its a truck.. im gonna play and use it for what it was intended.
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I just hit 10,000 Miles

My front axle seals are leaking
Big dent Access cab rear door
Dent on the passenger side bed
Scratches everywhere
Mud/Water inside
Tore off my skids a couple times, had to bend them back together. (Need new ones)

I chose #3
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