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2wd off road?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by tymeson, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Jul 29, 2017 at 12:20 PM
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    tymeson

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    What's up guys, I'm new to offroading and I was wondering how much is too much offroading for my 2wd prerunner sr5? I know you can buy what are the limits? And if a new suspension and lift kit would help at all? Looking for all the help I can get, thnx!
     
  2. Jul 30, 2017 at 10:06 AM
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    Like, so many.
    I've not had much success with 2WD off roading. I know some better drivers than me will be able to push it further. I think your biggest challenge isn't the lift or suspension, but the traction.
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2017 at 10:07 AM
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    take your 2x4 offroading with a buddy that has a 4x4 so he can pull you out and you will know the answer
     
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    Hey man. Check out the AZ section, we post up runs all the time and people will let you know if its 2wd friendly. There are runs almost every week. https://www.tacomaworld.com/forums/arizona.84/

    I'm 2wd as well and I do regret it. At the time when I got the truck I didn't need it and really didn't go off road much. As time progressed my urge to go off road grew and I've found myself in spots where I didn't want to be with 2wd. I'm saving to convert mine to 4wd hopefully by the end of this year. With that said if you go out, go out with someone who has a recovery strap and 4wd just to be safe.
     
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  5. Jul 30, 2017 at 10:16 AM
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    I'm not sure how much serious off roading you want to do or just want to get to out of the way hunting, hiking and fishing spots. But a decent set of tires and a locker will get you pretty far.
     
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    Lowering the tires air pressure will help greatly. 2WD tire spin (climbing or crossing sand) is what halt 2WD in the traction department. Tire quality and type help... but all tires do better off road with the air pressure dropped well below the street pressure. Get an electric pump to reinflate when you are back to the highway. Having that pump and a tire plug kit will be great for the flats you may get! 10-20 psi is the range for off roading for most tires.
     
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  7. Jul 30, 2017 at 10:27 AM
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    Even if you can make it through, every ''iffy'' part will have to be taken at a greater speed due to fewer driven tires. Speed tends to break more stuff, plan accordingly with spare parts.

    Mud and soft deep sand will kill you, without the pulling effect of a powered front axle, you're better off as the beer holder guy when someone else says ''hold my beer and watch this.'' On the plus side, you can take many awesome pics of carnage as guys break expensive parts.
     
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  8. Jul 30, 2017 at 10:32 AM
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    Checking it out rn, never knew there was an AZ section
     
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  9. Jul 30, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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    So mudding and going in soft sand is a risk with 2wd?
     
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  11. Jul 31, 2017 at 11:20 AM
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    Not one bit. Pulled too many friends out of even a little mud in there 2WD trucks.
     
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    I've gotta admit, my Prerunner impressed me offroad. For an open diff and street tires, it did pretty well. Went up and down hills ok
     
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    Don't (TRD) Prerunners (Off Road TRD) always have a locking rear diff?
     
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  14. Jul 31, 2017 at 1:47 PM
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    I dont have a red though, unless all prerunner come with it? I have the ect power but idk what it does
     
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    V6 ones do, 4 bangers don't
    I've got the 4 banger
     
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    ECT Power changes shift timings. I think all of the trucks have it
     
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    Oh ok for sure, do the V6 non TRD have the locking rear diff?
     
  18. Jul 31, 2017 at 1:50 PM
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    Depends, look to the right of the ECT Power button and your Dimmer knob. See a button that says something like diff lock?
     
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  19. Jul 31, 2017 at 1:51 PM
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    Ahhhh no there isn't one :annoyed:
     
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    nope, only the TRD offroad package comes with the locking rear differential. Back in the early 1st gen days you could order a non-TRD from the factory with one but those days are long gone.
     
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