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3rd gen - True crawlin thread.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by WarFab Armor, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Dec 8, 2020 at 1:59 PM
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    literallynothing

    literallynothing I tow my new truck around with my old truck

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    not sure. I think it has to be a LS powered custom tube chassis on portals and 46s
     
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  2. Dec 8, 2020 at 2:03 PM
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    yes
    o h no
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2020 at 2:14 PM
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    Serious question for you western wheelers. What do yo do for accommodations secondly besides the trail if there are breakages on the trail do you go and trailer it home or call a wrecker? I'm so use to these long weekend trips with campgrounds at the parks and such it's like having a pit area. People welding, replacing axles, links, gas tanks, etc. Plus some of the parks have really nice cabins and amenities on site. Call it being spoiled having access to stuff for a pit area and lots of people around that just wander over and willing to lend a hand.
     
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  4. Dec 8, 2020 at 2:22 PM
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    I remember that when I lived out east wheeling at Rausch Creek. I can't think of any "offroad parks" out west with those accommodations that I've been to. I guess its different when wheeling on private land vs BLM
     
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  5. Dec 8, 2020 at 2:36 PM
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    Yeah that's my question is there large parking or flat areas like what I've seen with Johnson Valley at some of these areas? I know getting a hotel is always an option but are there typically air BnBs closer or other accommodations that cater to the offroad community in these areas?
     
  6. Dec 8, 2020 at 2:47 PM
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    Anderson5290 Drive it like you stole it!

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    Depends on the breakage. I’ve fixed plenty of axle shafts, pinched brake lines, broken steering lines, bent tie rods and the list goes on while In the middle of a trail. There are trails out here where only a helicopter could get you out so you have no choice but to fix it depending on where you are. I carry a bunch of spare shit and hope for the best. These Jeeps broke 2 days apart on the week long thanksgiving trip we do every year. One front axle shaft, one Arb locker. We had to drag one Jeep through a trail in 3 wheel drive and it tore it the hell up, bent the front axle housing, messed up the steering box because it lost a hydro line and we didn’t have a spare line. The other one broke almost next to camp so it was a easier fix besides the 50mph gust of winds trying to fill the axle with sand.

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  7. Dec 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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    shit. so much wheeling to be done next year. that sounds dope.

    doubt i can get a case and 37s by then.
     
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  8. Dec 8, 2020 at 3:01 PM
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    Best bet is almost always to bring spares and repair on the trail. In places like moab we have limped the truck back to camp and then run into town for parts. Now I trailer to the harder stuff, so if I dont have a spare part and can drag it back to the trailer without more damage, I'll load it up and fix it at the house.
     
  9. Dec 8, 2020 at 3:03 PM
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    yes
    not with that attitude :luvya:
     
  10. Dec 8, 2020 at 4:05 PM
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    WarFab Armor

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    Like Noah said, trailering makes all the difference. We run "harder" stuff nut generally break less as we generally have that beautiful thing called traction.
    I take spares for what usually breaks, and if its outside that, ill drag it out and throw it on the trailer. There is a good network of folks to reach out to if you are looking for parts you dont carry. One of the awesome things about colorado. A lot of folks willing to offer up their parts and time to get it to you. A lot of folks have portable welders, which are amazing. Eventually the trailer or truck will have a genny/welder setup so that at least if I can get the parts to camp, they are somewhat fixable.
    With where our shop is compared to the trails, and even before when I was doing in my garage, have people call me and drop in to build new driveshafts, weld a diff back together, bend a tube or make a new link for them real quick. Its all part of the fun.
    For accommodations, most folks camp or glamp at the trail heads. Most of the wheeling areas you would stay overnight, have large parking areas where folks usually set up camp. However, like in montrose, if you dont want to camp out at the trails, town and a hotel are usually within a half hour of the trail head. Some closer, some further.

    It should be a very very good time.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2020 at 9:02 PM
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    Ya your spoiled ! A camp that has your diesel pusher and your Tacoma on a traitor with hoockups all your tools and spare parts is the dream.. your there. In California desert we call a wrecker if we’re close to a road. Or someone in the group has to go fetch truck and Trailor,or parts welder etc. makes you pick your wheeling partners wisely. A broken rig in the group is a big downer for everybody.
     
  12. Dec 9, 2020 at 10:01 PM
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    A lot of places out west (especially Moab) you cannot work in the campground on your rigs. I get it, there are many people in the campgrounds that don't want to hear welding and cutting at 2AM.

    Most times, we no longer stay in campgrounds, but instead use 28' GN trailers and Campers.
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    Work on rigs with them loaded up.

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    Another gem we have learned about is renting ranch houses. One year the group rented a complete ranch, 4 cabins, plenty of room to work on vehicles and park tow rigs/trailers.


    If you ever come out west, set up some back up plans. Plenty of really great people on TW that will help if needed. People like Jake @Wulf have tow rigs and trailers big enough for multiple rigs.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2020 at 10:07 PM
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    Flippen jeeps...LOL. Total shitboxes.

    Not too keen on his front steering setup. Just begging to snap a knuckle. Double sheer FTW.
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  14. Dec 10, 2020 at 4:17 AM
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    Interesting "corner guards" to that Savvy front bumper. :thumbsup: (I also have one on a Jeep.)
     
  15. Dec 10, 2020 at 7:40 AM
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    Anderson5290 Drive it like you stole it!

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    That Jeep now has a rock jock 60 with proper steering haha. But as hard as we beat on it the steering was never an issue. The Arb was old as hell and is a non issue now with the 60.
     
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  16. Dec 10, 2020 at 7:41 AM
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    If you beat on the bumper without the ultimate corners the weld will crack pretty easy. These solve the issue and make it last a lot longer.
     
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  17. Dec 10, 2020 at 11:19 AM
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    Smart!
     
  18. Dec 14, 2020 at 11:15 AM
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    It was only close once going down Duran and once the next day at the start if Bismark's Mullet. Both times, @CGoss threw some rocks in there for me
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  19. Dec 14, 2020 at 2:51 PM
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    Anderson5290 Drive it like you stole it!

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    Haha dang, closer than I am thought.
     
  20. Dec 14, 2020 at 2:56 PM
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    Yeah I like that you got a rear bumper before a front bumper. Ive used my winch a ton, so idk which is better in the end, but I also always wish I had steel in the back.
     

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