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Old 05-12-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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2WD off road?

i settled for the TRD Sport DC longbed. it has a limited slip diff. Just wondering a few things.
how can i beef my truck up enough to handle some light off roading?
Can i upgrade to the locking diff?
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It can handle some light offroading as it sits right now. The best thing you can get to avoid damaging your truck is experience. Start small and work your way up. Don't do anything that doesn't feel right. Bring a recovery strap and have someone you can bring or call on to pull you out.

Bring someone with experience with you to teach you.
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It can handle some light offroading as it sits right now. The best thing you can get to avoid damaging your truck is experience. Start small and work your way up. Don't do anything that doesn't feel right. Bring a recovery strap and have someone you can bring or call on to pull you out.

Bring someone with experience with you to teach you.
What he said..
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It can handle some light offroading as it sits right now. The best thing you can get to avoid damaging your truck is experience. Start small and work your way up. Don't do anything that doesn't feel right. Bring a recovery strap and have someone you can bring or call on to pull you out.

Bring someone with experience with you to teach you.
I saw you on the 101 N the other day btw...I was going South and I saw your phatty bumper staring at me..pretty sure it was you..
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It can handle some light offroading as it sits right now. The best thing you can get to avoid damaging your truck is experience. Start small and work your way up. Don't do anything that doesn't feel right. Bring a recovery strap and have someone you can bring or call on to pull you out.

Bring someone with experience with you to teach you.
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The only think I Have to add is whoever you bring with you, it would be best if they had 4x4, and any traction systems is a bonus.
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I saw you on the 101 N the other day btw...I was going South and I saw your phatty bumper staring at me..pretty sure it was you..
Haha I saw you too. In Calabasas right before (for me)/after (for you) the Lost Hills Rd. exit?
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its the diver not the truck! but the trucks helps but its mostly experience from placement, drive lines and things of that nature
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The only think I Have to add is whoever you bring with you, it would be best if they had 4x4, and any traction systems is a bonus.
Eh, 2WD's with open diffs pull each other out all the time. Especially at the beginner level of offroading.
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Haha I saw you too. In Calabasas right before (for me)/after (for you) the Lost Hills Rd. exit?

yeah i think thats where it was. Im on the 101N right about 8 - 8:15 am, and 101 S around 5:30pm...i commute from the valley to thousand oaks every day
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yeah i think thats where it was. Im on the 101N right about 8 - 8:15 am, and 101 S around 5:30pm...i commute from the valley to thousand oaks every day
I think I saw you again today on the 405 right by the 101. Whoever it was was in a Silver DC with a Satoshi and he looked at me and I looked at him.
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I think I saw you again today on the 405 right by the 101. Whoever it was was in a Silver DC with a Satoshi and he looked at me and I looked at him.


Wasn't me, no Satoshi here
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